Battles for the Bridge 5K run/walk/virtual to be held June 5, 2021 at 8 am central standard time
Join the Hart County Historical Society and the Battles for the Bridge Preserve in their first annual 5K run/walk and virtual race. The race will start on the courthouse square and will wind through the sidewalks and streets of Munfordville, Kentucky that are hosts to several historic structures still standing from the nineteenth century. Due to the location and amenities with the bridge over the Green River, Munfordville became a prime site for Civil War Battles. Hart County citizens have taken pride in preserving their land and family structures, despite the harsh effects of war and time. You can chose to run, walk, or participate virtually, but we encourage you to come see the rich antiquity throughout the town. Weather permitting, there will be food and craft booths open on the courthouse lawn. The race will be held rain or shine. Preregistration will begin on May 5th and end on May 28th, with the in-person race taking place on Saturday, June 5th promptly at 8:00 am central standard time. Packet pick up will be available beginning at 7:00 am, central time on the day of the race. This area will be located on the courthouse lawn. There will be no advance packet pickup dates for this race.
The virtual race can be completed anytime and anywhere as long as completed race time results (image from an app) are returned to this email (Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org) by 8pm on June 4th so winners can be announced immediately following the in-person race. Virtual race winners and participants will receive a medal and a prize will be awarded for best time. Preregistration is $25 (with t-shirt) or $15 (no t-shirt). On-site registration will not receive a shirt although there will be a small limited amount of shirts available for purchase the day of the event. On-site race fee is $25.
Prizes will be awarded for race winners by division in the following criteria:
1st place male runner, best time= medal + cash prize
1st place female runner, best time= medal + case prize
Prizes for the next categories will be announced closer to race day.
Best finishing race times for ages:
Under 12, 13-21, 22-40, 41-59, 60 and over
Best of luck to all participants.
Information on the race is listed on both websites: hartcountymuseum.org or hartcountykycivilwardays.com. To sign up for the race. Go to raceroster.com/events/2021/48116/battles-for-the-bridge-5kto register! If you prefer to pay in person, please stop by the Hart County Historical Museum at 109 Main Street in Munfordville, Kentucky during operating hours.
There are no group discounts, but a prize may be awarded to the largest group participating.
Proceeds go to the Battle for the Bridge preservation fund. There will be post-race snacks available to racers or food vendors will be available for food purchase preferences.
For the health, safety, and enjoyment of everyone attending the Battles for the Bridge 5K:
The Hart County Historical Society & Museum is located in historic downtown Munfordville, Kentucky in the 1893 Chapline Building in the block south of the court house on 31W. The Society consists of our Museum, Genealogy Library and Battle for the Bridge Preserve.
We are an educational, 501(c)3 organization established in 1968. Our mission is to preserve and share the history and lifeways of Hart County through the education of our audience and development of our heritage resources.
We welcome you at the museum. Visitors will be expected to wear a mask and have no sign of illness. Social distancing will also be observed. We will continue to clean often the high-touch areas for the protection of our visitors.
Monday through Friday: 9 to 4
Saturday: 8 to 4 Central Time
Closed Major Holidays
Tour the Museum
The /museum houses artifacts including Civil War items that tell the history of Hart County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
New Book for SALE!
First 150 Years in Picture & Stories by Susan Lafferty
See purchase options above. Choose option 1 if you would like the book mailed. Choose option 2 if you are picking up the book at the museum.
For more information on Battles for The Bridge 2021 Weekend Registration Form & Waiver click on the link below.
Battle of Munfordville
Battle for the Bridge
at the Woodson House
MAY 8, 2021