Central Kentucky Run for the Gold 2023

Elizabethtown, KY

Meet Information

Results can be found on these 2 links.

Parking Fee

GoFan link. It will cost $7 per car to enter and park.

Click on the link below for course maps


Registration help:


The Cross Country teams from Elizabethtown, John Hardin, Meade County, and North Hardin would like to invite your team to the 10th annual Central Kentucky Run for the Gold Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, August 19, 2023. This year the race will continued to be chip timed. We will also be giving a WWE style Championship Belt to the individual male and female varsity winners! These belts received great reviews last year.

Our course is located at the exceptional Elizabethtown Sports Park in Elizabethtown, Ky. We will be hosting events ranging from Elementary through Varsity, with the JV and Varsity races in the evening under the lights. Please consider joining us on this fast and flat course. This year we are continuing an Open Race 5K. It is open free of charge to coaches, former runners, friends, and family of cross country.

Race Schedule:




Team Fee Before 8/1

Team Fee After 8/1

Ind Fee

Primary Girls K-31:00 PM1800 Meters$35$50$10
Primary Boys K-31:30 PM1800 Meters$35$50$10
Elem Girls 4-62:00 PM1800 Meters$35$50$10
Elem Boys 4-62:30 PM1800 Meters$35$50$10
Open Race4:45 PM5000 MetersNANADonation
MS Girls 6-85:30 PM3000 Meters$45$50$10
MS Boys 6-86:00 PM3000 Meters$45$50$10
Freshman Combined6:30 PM4000 Meters$50$65$15
JV Girls7:15 PM5000 Meters$50$65$15
JV Boys8:00 PM5000 Meters$50$65$15
Varsity Girls8:45 PM5000 Meters$60$75$15
Varsity Boys9:30 PM5000 Meters$60$75$15

There will be a limit of 7 runners in the varsity races. Only 1 team entry is permitted in the varsity races. There will be unlimited entries in the PS, ES, MS, FR, and JV races. There is no online entry for the Open Race. Just show and be ready to race!

Elementary/Middle School Coaches can choose if their 6th graders run Elementary or Middle School. 

NO Unaffiliated Runners in HS Races as you must be associated with an organization.

Entry DeadlineAll entries must be made on Milesplit by August 16 at 11:00 pm. With a meet this size, NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED


We want to keep the meet affordable and also reward those schools who get their entry fees in early. Notice the fee difference for teams if the check arrives before August 1 and after August 1.

Mail entry fees to:

JHHS Cross Country c/o Coach Leland Warsaw

John Hardin High School

384 W. A. Jenkins Road

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Make checks payable to John Hardin


Team trophies will be awarded to the top 2 teams in each race as well as individual medals to the top 10 finishers. The amount of awards may change depending on the size of the meet. Top 3 finishers in the Open Race will also receive a medal. This year we will continue presenting a Championship Belt to the individual winners of the boys and girls varsity races! This will be a WWE style belt!


There will be a parking fee of $7 per car

Go Fan Link


Concessions will be available and are organized and ran by the Elizabethtown Sports Park


Central Kentucky Run for the Gold t-shirts will be sold under the main pavilion.

Finish Line

The finish line, announcers, and music will be provided by Central Kentucky Race Management. They do a tremendous job making this race a fun and exciting event.

Title Sponsor

A special thank you goes to Will Rivera, owner of Running Soles out of Elizabethtown, KY. He sponsors the 1st place belts for our varsity winners and generously donates money every year to help the local cross country programs.

For more information please contact:

Coach Larry Garner


Directions to the Elizabethtown Sports Park

Elizabethtown is located at the intersection of I-65, the Bluegrass Parkway, and the Western Kentucky Parkway, at exit 94 on I-65.

The Entrance to the park is located at 1401 West Park Road. Please note that this is a newer section of West Park Road and MAY NOT show up on all GPS and navigation systems. Here are the driving directions:

From I-65 headed South, take exit 94, stay right onto Mulberry/US 62.

From I-65 headed North, take exit 94, turn left at the top of the ramp onto Mulberry/US 62.

From the Bluegrass Parkway, at the end of the parkway, take I-65 North, stay right onto the Exit 94 ramp, turn left at the top of the ramp onto Mulberry/US 62.

Once on Mulberry/US 62: Follow Mulberry/US 62 through downtown, travel approx. 5 miles (you'll pass Police Station and Central Hardin High School)

Just past a McDonald's on the right, turn RIGHT onto Ring Road (Hwy 3005)

Just past Flink Ink on the right, turn RIGHT onto West Park Road at the Elizabethtown Sports Park Column

Follow West Park to the main entrance, which will be on the LEFT (If you get to Nolin/RECC or the stoplight at St.John Road/Hwy 1357, you passed West Park Road.)

To help pay for the use of the Elizabethtown Sports Park, there will be a $7.00 charge per car.