2019 Kickoff K’s presented by Orangetheory Fitness Hits the Streets of Shreveport on September 28
The date for the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s presented by Orangetheory Fitness has been set, as the races will hit the streets of Shreveport on September 28, 2019.
The race was run in early September in 2018, but the date has been pushed back to September 28 in hopes to combat summer temperatures in the Ark-La-Tex area. Both races will kick off early in the morning, with the half marathon beginning at 7:00 a.m. and 5K starting shortly after at 7:15 a.m.
For the second consecutive year, Kickoff K’s will feature both a 5K and half marathon. The races will be managed by Sportsspectrum, and registration for 2019 Kickoff K’s is open now at runsignup.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/KickoffKs. Registration prices and dates are listed below:
Early Registration is $60 through August 23, 2019.
Registration goes up to $70 from August 24, 2019 – September 27, 2019.
Race day Registration is $75.
Early Registration is $20 through August 23, 2019.
Registration goes up to $30 from August 24, 2019 – September 27, 2019.
Race day Registration is $35.
All runners for both races will receive a custom “Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” dri-fit shirt, and racers who finish the half marathon will receive a commemorative coin.
The half marathon will be run through the historic South Highland neighborhood, including scenic streets such as McCormick Street, Creswell Avenue, Thornhill Avenue, Ockley Drive, Unadilla Street and Fairfield Avenue.
The overall male and female winner of the half marathon will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the male and female winners from each age group (20-and-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-and-over) will win $100. The overall men’s and women’s winners of the 5K will receive a $250 cash prize, and the male and female age group winners will receive $50. Second and third place finishers for each age group will also receive prizes.
For more information on the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s presented by Orangetheory Fitness, prospective runners should visit www.independencebowl.org/kickoffks/.
ABOUT THE WALK-ON’S INDEPENDENCE BOWL:
The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, the 11th-oldest bowl game, played the 43rd edition of the game on December 27, 2018 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Duke Blue Devils won their first Independence Bowl, defeating the Temple Owls 56-27. The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl enjoys primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), as well as backup agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Independence Bowl Foundation are prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. For more information, visit WalkOnsIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.