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 Spirit 5K, hosted by Tri-County Kentucky United Way, starts things off on Saturday, September 21st, the same weekend as the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown. Next up is the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K, which is part of Ham Days in Lebanon and occurs on Saturday, September 28th. The last leg of the Trifecta will be the Sorghum Shuffle 5K, which takes place at the Sorghum Festival in Springfield on Saturday, October 5th. Each 5K recognizes participants in their own event.
To be eligible for the Trifecta, individuals must be registered and participate in all three 5Ks. Participants will be recognized, and winners from each age category will be awarded, based on their performance in the three races overall.
Dooley Mattingly, Board President of the Tri-County Kentucky United Way, 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 help to reduce administrative costs for the organization.
The Tri-County Kentucky United Way currently provides funding to 28 health and human service agencies helping people in need in Marion, Nelson and Washington counties, focusing on education, financial stability, and health-related services. For more information on the Spirit 5K, the Tri-County Trifecta, or the United Way, please send an email to email@example.com or call 502-827-3472.