Two years ago NKYHatesHeroin.Com decided to hold a 5K Walk/Run to help us in our efforts to combat the heroin epidemic in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region. We were informed by many we had our work cut out for us and not to expect much out of a first year event. We were told by 5K planners to expect around 300-400 participants for our first year event. So we decided to move forward and plan the best 5K we could for committed first timers.

Our efforts paid off! The 2014 NKYHatesHeroin.Com 5K Walk/Run was an incredible success by any measure with just over 1,600 participants, and in 2015 we topped that number by an additional 90 participants!

While it was clear to us in early 2014 Northern Kentucky was in a desperate situation with a growing heroin epidemic, the enthusiasm and community participation in our first 5K confirmed our communities are desperate for action. People need our help. Our communities need our help. Our very own friends and families need our help. NKYHatesHeroin.Com is committed to providing that help by fulfilling our mission: Providing support and aid to those affected by addiction and their families. Partnering with our communities through awareness, resources and education for prevention.

The 3rd Annual NKYHatesHeroin.Com 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016  on the campus of Simon Kenton High School – 11132 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. Thanks to the Kenton County Board of Education for their cooperation with our 5K!

Race starts at 8:30am with registration starting at 7:00am

Course: Race starts and ends at Simon Kenton High School, 11132 Madison Pike, Independence, KY. –

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for male runners, female runners, male walkers and female walkers.

First Place Winner – 2016 Reds Tickets – 4 View Level or 2 Terrace Line


In-Person Registration: Tri-State Running – 148 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 and Crossroads Church – 828 Heights Blvd., Florence, KY 41042 during packet pick-up (includes shirt while supplies last).

Race Day Registration: Starts at 7:00 am at Simon Kenton High School. Race day registration will end at 8:20 (10 minutes prior to start). Race Day registration fees are $30 for the 5K (includes shirt while supplies last).

Packet Pick-Up: Tri-State Running – 148 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood, KY, 41017 – Wednesday, June 8th 1pm-8pm. | Crossroads Church – 828 Heights Blvd., Florence, KY, 41042 Thursday, June 9th, 1pm-8pm and Friday, June 10th, 10am-6pm and race day.

Post Race: Refreshments provided. Awards given to overall winners.

Visit a photo gallery of the 1st Annual NKYHatesHeroin.Com 5K Walk/Run:

If you would like to donate to the NKYHatesHeroin.Com 5K Walk/Run please click the “Donate” button below….


For additional information contact:

Chris Stegner
NKYHatesHeroin.Com Board Chair