Taper for a Cause 5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 12, 2014


Louisville, KY

About This Activity

  • The Taper for a Cause 5K will take place on April 12, 2014 at Iroquois Park benefiting the Kenyan Kids Foundation. The 5K course will start at the Iroquois Amphitheater and take runners through the beautiful rolling hills of Iroquois Park. This will provide runners an excellent opportunity to "taper" for some of Louisville's finest spring road races. All proceeds will go to the organization which was started in 2011 by Wesley Korir. The Foundation's main goals include: to provide education through high school scholarships and the building of a community library; to provide affordable healthcare to the poor; and to offer poor families capital and training to start their own small business. 
  • The Taper for a Cause 5K is a certified 2014 USA Track & Field sanctioned event.
  • Race awards provided by Swag’s Sport Shoes!
  • Wesley Korir was born and raised in Kitale, Kenya. He graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Biology and was a member of the U of L track team for four years. He is currently running professionally for Nike. He is the 2012 Boston marathon champion as well as two time LA marathon champion and record holder. Wesley has a passion for sponsoring high school students because he wants to pass on the gift once given to him when his own family had difficulty paying for his fees. Wesley also has a strong desire to improve rural healthcare after losing a brother from a snake bite because there was no medical care nearby. He feels called by God to use his blessings to help his fellow Kenyans.

Event schedule and times

April 11, 2014

  • All Day - Packet pick-up at Swag's Sport Shoes located at 7415 3rd Street.

April 12, 2014

  • 7:00 AM - Race Day Registration Opens
  • 8:50 AM - Remarks by Wesley Korir
  • 9:00 AM - Race Start

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