LOUISVILLE — With nearly 600 registered participants, the annual Louisville Pure Tap™ 5K went off Saturday under perfect running conditions at race start. The race was back for its 10th year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Race participants started and finished at the Louisville Water Tower Park, home of Louisville’s award-winning drinking water, and followed a course that ran east and west on River Road.

Skylar Goodman of Fort Knox took second place in the women’s division with a time of 18:28.67, just behind Katherine McClain of LaGrange who took first place with a time of 18:11.53.

Jared Reckard of Louisville won the men’s division in a time of 14:58.94, ahead of second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville who clocked a time of 15:22.65.

The top finishers in the 2021 Louisville Pure Tap™ 5K:

MEN’S DIVISION

• First Place: Jared Reckard of Louisville, Ky. with a time of 14:58.94

• Second Place: David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 15:22.65

• Third Place: Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 15:49.87

WOMEN’S DIVISION

• First Place: Katherine McClain of LaGrange, Ky., with a time of 18:11.53

• Second Place: Skyler Goodman of Ft. Knox, Ky., with a time of 18:28.67

• Third Place: Sara Mahoney of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 19:06.30

Complete race results can be found by logging onto puretap5K.com.

The Louisville Pure Tap™ 5K is the first race of the Louisville Sports Commission Fall Runathon, a series of three fall running races that provides unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers. Following the Louisville Pure Tap™ 5K is the Norton Sports Health 10K, set to take place on Oct. 2 in the Parklands of Floyds Fork. The Fall Runathon concludes with the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® on Oct. 16. To register or for more information, log on to FallRunathon.com.

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