The Louisville Triple Crown of running is on its second leg and going strong.
The race kicked off in front of the Brown Hotel, where thousands of runners lined the street to take part in the 33rd Rodes City Run. Walkers, runners and athletes from all over the country participated.
The race started at 8 a.m. at the corner of 4th St. and Broadway. Runners followed the course through the Cherokee, Grinstead and Lexington Rd. neighborhoods.
About 20,000 spectators lined the outside of the course to cheer runners on, listen to music and enjoy other types of entertainment as well.
The flat and fast 10k race is ranked the 11th largest 10K in the nation, as well as the fourth largest race in the state, according to the 2011 USA Track and Field rankings.
Chick-fil-A also hosted three $5 “Fun Runs” for the younger runners, ages 3 to 10.
In just more than three decades, the Rodes City Run 10K has contributed nearly $400,000 to local charities. In the last 10 years, more than $1 million has been raised on behalf of the greater community.