SHC 5K Sponsors

Donations defer the costs of the run with any remainders donated to our participating schools. Donations are tax deductible, and can be made online or by check. If you or your organization would like to help, check out our sponsorship levels.

Level 1: $1-$100 – Your name will appear on race publicity materials, including our Website, Facebook site and T-shirt.

Level 2: $101-250 – Level 1 + your provided material placed in the run packet.

Level 3: $251-499 – Levels 1-2 + your name/logo (small) on the back of the run T-shirt, an active link to your Website on our run Website, and an active link to your business in a post on our Facebook page.

Level 4: $500-above – Levels 1-3 + your company’s larger name/logo on the back of the run T-shirt and the opportunity to place an exhibition table/display at the event.

You may also donate needed items, such as run packet bags, drinks, post-race snacks or gifts to be used as prizes for our participants.

If you would like to support the 2018 event, through donations of money or needed items, please contact us at Financial donations also can be made using the Donate link on the top of our home page.

SHC 5K Course

The School House Champions 5K course runs through downtown Georgetown, Kentucky, and Georgetown College. Our course starts and ends (points A and B) on Memorial Drive at Georgetown College and runs on Main Street. Follow the arrows from point A and back to point B. Miles are marked 1, 2 and 3.

Georgetown 5K (LARGE ROUTE)

About SHC 5K

What would become the School House Champions 5K was inspired by a similar run attended in April 2013 by Selena Stevens, the parent of a then Scott County, Kentucky, elementary school student. That run — the Sandersville Elementary School Sharks on the Run 5K in nearby Fayette County — annually supports its school’s focus on wellness, is a fundraiser for the school’s PTA and is part of a countywide multi-run event.

“It was amazing and inspiring to see these students and their families running together and having fun,” Stevens said. “I wanted to bring that to Scott County and take it a step forward by somehow using the event to showcase our school.”

In August 2013, Scott County opened a new elementary school that Stevens’ third-grader would attend. The run took on a new meaning — building identity and community for the new Lemons Mill Elementary School. The idea was pitched to LMES Principal Lori Beth Mays, who was excited about the idea and encouraged our newly formed PTA to lead the run and engage other schools in our county in a multi-school event. Stevens, as a LMES parent and LMES PTA officer, reached out to local schools, and Anne Mason Elementary School and Royal Spring Middle School partnered with LMES to form School House Champions 5K. All three schools are returned for the 2015 run and were joined by Northern Elementary School in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, three more schools are joining in — Eastern Elementary, Georgetown Middle, and Western Elementary.

With School House Champions, we want to pair a traditional 5K race with a special event featuring the schools’ classes, clubs and other groups, from running clubs to choirs. We want to get students excited about being active, and we want families to be healthy and active together. In the end, everyone’s healthier, happier and smarter!

More than 400 people registered for the 2014 inaugural run. With family and friends cheering them on, more that 300 finished the race! Nearly 600 registered for the run in 2015 and 2016, with 327 finishing in 2015, and 437 in 2016! The sun came out just in time on a slightly soggy day for our 2017 event, which timed 264 determined runners, out of 522 registered.

The 2018 run will be held on Saturday, April 28, on in downtown Georgetown, Ky. Registration will open at 4 p.m., and the race will start at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the race will be used by the PTA/PTSA/FRC organizations to support their schools, in everything from playground enhancements to choir sets. We invite all students and families, as well as area runners, joggers and walkers, to come join us. Support our schools and be outstanding role models for physical fitness! Be a School House Champion!

It’s official! SHC 2018 is coming!

Many thanks to the Georgetown City Council for approving our plans for the 2018 School House Champions 5K, and for SHC 5K Planning Committee Member Kerry Holt for representing us at the meeting. The April 28, 2018, event will be our 5th run to support our local schools. Watch for more detail coming soon!

Final School Support Numbers; Packet Availability

Here are our final registration numbers for school support. Way to go everyone! Our PTAs, PTSA and FRC thank you for your support!!!

Anne Mason Elementary School: 64
Lemons Mill Elementary School: 215
Northern Elementary School: 109
Royal Spring Middle School: 73
Stamping Ground Elementary School: 61
Total: 522

BTW: If the rain/threat of rain kept you from coming out and you would still like to pick up your race packets, message us on Facebook or email within the next week.