About the Tri-County Trifecta
The Tri-County Trifecta was developed in 2015 by the Tri-County Kentucky United Way in celebration of the three counties – Marion, Nelson and Washington - that are served by their organization. Each county independently conducts a signature 5K race in their community, which occurs during the United Way’s campaign.
The Tri-County Trifecta consists of three races -- the Spirit 5K in Bardstown, the Pokey Pig in Lebanon, and the Sorghum Shuffle in Springfield. Each 5K recognizes participants at their own event.
To be eligible for the Trifecta, individuals must be registered and participate in all three 5Ks. Normally, participants are recognized, and winners from each age category are awarded, based on their performance in the three races overall. In 2020, due to the pandemic, all races will be virtual and winners will not be awarded.
Dooley Mattingly is the Tri-County Trifecta and Spirit 5K Chairperson. The goal of the Trifecta is to promote participation in each of the 5Ks, as well as to educate people of the United Way presence in their communities. The United Way identifies sponsors for the overall Trifecta, which help to cover the costs of the Spirit 5K and the Trifecta overall. All proceeds benefit the Tri-County Kentucky United Way to fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in every community in Marion, Nelson, and Washington Counties. The United Way currently provides funding to 28 programs, helping local people in need.
For more information on the Spirit 5K, the Tri-County Trifecta, or the United Way, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-827-3472.