Race Info

Date:    Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time:     6:30 AM    Half Marathon & Half Marathon Relay Start                     
Location:    Water & Jefferson St, Paducah, Kentucky




Lourdes Paducah Iron Mom Run and Drive Route Map 2014    Course Video

To print map, select "fit to printable area" on the print command.


Description of Course:  The course is a loop course with start and finish downtown Paducah.  This year’s route is the same as 2013 and features Start/Finish on Jefferson between Water & 2nd…still at the spectacular  “Wall to Wall” murals at the Ohio River. The course offers an opportunity for runners to enjoy Paducah’s beautiful neighborhoods and continues to showcase Paducah by running through Jefferson Street, The Greenway Trail, Bob Noble Park, and historic downtown and LowerTown.  


 Weather Conditions.  The Lourdes Paducah Iron Mom will utilize the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for reacting to weather conditions

Black Flag.  Temperatures greater than 82 degrees. Race may be canceled or recommend voluntary withdrawal of race participants of those that are poorly acclimated or non-resident participants. 

Red Flag: Temperatures between 73 and 82 degrees. Recommend participants at increased risk for heat collapse withdraw from race and others slow pace to match conditions. 

  Yellow Flag:  Temperatures between 65 and 72 degrees. Recommend participants at increased risk for heat collapse slow pace.  Warn entrants of increased risk of heat collapse. 


Green Flag:  Temperatures below 65 degrees.  Collapse can still occur.  Decreased risk of hyperthermic and hypothermic collapse.


White Flag:  Temperatures below 50 degrees.  Increased risk of hypothermic collapse. 


2014 Event Details

Permanent and portable bathrooms at Start/Finish.

Portable and permanent restrooms along the route.

The National Quilt Museum will open at 6:00 as a warming center.

Atmos Energy grilling hotdogs for runners after the race

Post-Race Food provided by Bob Evans, Banks Market, McAlister's Deli, Turner Dairy, Paducah Bank WOW Wagon

105.5 The Cat live remote near Mile 9 at the skate park in Noble Park with music, free giveaways. GREAT SPECTATOR SPOT! 


2014 Course Amenities

- Mile markers on each side of the road 8" high.

- 12 water stations

- PowerAde offered at mile 3, 6, 9, & 11.

- GU Energy Gel offered at Mile 6 and 10. 
- Relay zones for relay runners to exchange race bib/belt


Relay Team Route Information

Recommended drive route for relay runners: Lourdes Paducah Iron Mom Map 2014 (click "fit to printable area" on print command.
Follow the blue route for the recommended route to drive from Start to transition areas to Finish!

Leg 1 is 3.1 miles – Flat road; from riverfront start to intersection of Jefferson & Central Ave.
Leg 2 is 3.5  miles – "Ribbon" hills through the beautiful Pines neighborhood.  
Leg 3 is 3.4 miles –   Partial trail on The Greenway Trail and through Noble Park on road. 
Leg 4 is 3.1 miles – Flat road to the finish from Noble Park to riverfront finish on Jefferson & Water Street..


2014 Parking Information

Start/Finish parking available at The Carson Center at 100 Kentucky Ave.

Transition #1 Parking:  Estes Chiropractic, 3217 Central Ave
                                 Galloway Plumbing, 615 Nth 11th St

Transition #2 Parking:  Aloha Pools & Spas. Note One way traffic will be directed through this area with runners on other side of road.

Transition #3 Parking:  Robert Cherry Civic Center,
                                 2701 Park Ave
                                 Noble Park Tennis Court Parking


Shuttle:  Shuttle service will be offered for 2014. Shuttle will be parked in The National American Quilt Museum parking lot by the Start Line.  Shuttle will leave when the race starts and drop runners off at transition areas. Shuttle will make rounds to pick up runners at transition areas and deliver back to finish area.

Finish Line: Relay runners are allowed to cross the finish line together. . We encourage you to join your last runner at Mile 13. We ask that you hold hands, interlock arms, etc as you cross the finish line so it is obvious to the timers that you are finishing as a "team"! 

After the last relay team runner crosses the finish line, the team may collect their finisher keychain medals at the table under the "Packet Pick-up" tent and then pose at the Iron Mom backdrop for group picture!




Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Volunteer Meetings at Lourdes Hospital Borders Community Room   5:00 PM & 6:30 PM   Light refreshments will be served.  Volunteers are asked to attend to be debriefed on their duties and pick up their event bag/volunteer shirt.


Friday, May 9, 2014   
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Race Packet Pick-Up
"Extravaganza" Hours:  12:00 PM – 7:00 PM 
Come shop and visit the booths at our family friendly packet "Extravaganza".  Inflatables will be available for children while you browse the sponsors and other vendor booths. 

goPerformance & FITNESS
6525 US HWY 60W Suite 100.
Inside the Paducah Regional Sport Plex                                                                 


Saturday, May 10, 2014  

5:00 AM  
  Race Packet Pick-Up Opens 

6:20 AM           

  Welcoming Remarks           
  Pre-Race Announcements           

  National Anthem – Allison Alvey

6:30 AM           

  Half Marathon & Relay Team START!

9:00 AM

   Official Post-Race Party Opens at jp's Bar & Grill

      Full menu, bar, and brunch available.

      Live music in courtyard.  

9:30 AM            

  Award Ceremony for Half-Marathon, Relay Teams

10:30 AM            

  Course Officially Closes

Timing: Chip timing will be provided by West Kentucky Runner's Club utilizing the Jaguar Timing System.  www.wkrc.org. The disposable chip will be attached to the race bib in race packet. 

Pace Groups:
A pace group is a group of runners working together to achieve a time goal.   A pacer is someone who has experience running and leading a group of people.  Whether setting a PR or just trying to get across the finish line, pacers can help you achieve that goal.   it is not necessary to register to run with a pace group.  Just look for them at the start line with their pacing sign! Think of them as your coach-on-the-run!    

Pace groups will be offered at the following finish times:
1:50    Chris Kerrick
2:00    Kris Durfee
2:10    Mark Weaver
2:20    Krissie Golden Robinson
2:30    Jared Rosa
2:40    Sara Christiansen

Paducah Iron Mom Pacer Information

Time Limit: The event is walker friendly; however, all participants must be able to complete the event in 4 hours.

Spectator Information:  105.5 THE CAT will be hosting a live remote with music and giveaways at the skate park inside Noble Park entrance.  GREAT VIEWING of runners as they pass mile 9.  Parking at baseball fields. 

Click here for more spectator tips on race day!


Shirts: Each participant will receive a race shirt.  This year's brand will be a Gildan performance shirt.  The technical shirt is moisture wicking but has the softness of a cotton shirt.  

Call Amy at 240-744-3701 or email at apeal@goperformancefit.com if you have any questions.  Shirt samples in every size are available at Rehab Associates/goPerformance & FITNESS inside the Paducah Regional Sports Plex.   

See below for helpful sizing information for Gildan Performance shirt.  Note:  The ladies style in XXL is not available. For those who have selected WXXL on their registration form, they will be given a unisex pink shirt XL.  

Iron Mom Pink Shirt on Female 2014Shirt Sizing

Iron Mom Royal Blue Shirt on guyShirt Sizing Information for Royal Blue Iron Mom Shirt



Awards: Each finisher of the half-marathon will receive a custom medal and ribbon.  Each relay team finisher will receive a keychain medal. 

                                   Rehab Asso Foundation Iron Mom MEDAL 2send_2_14  


Individual awards will be given for top three overall male and female and top three master's male and female.  Awards for the top three in 10 year age groups will also be awarded.   

Team awards: The top three 2-person teams and top three 4-person teams in open division will be awarded.  The top female only 2-person team and top female only 4-person team will receive an award. 

Lodging: Host hotel is Country Inn & Suites.   Shuttle service will be available on race day to pick up runners from host hotel and take to the start at approximately 5:30 AM with a return shuttle at 10:30 AM.  


Race Photography: Fox Fotography will be the official race photographer. Bill Fox and his staff are experienced sports photographers and have covered other community fitness events including 5K races and triathlons. More information will be posted on the approximate locations of photographers on this site as well as purchasing information. For more information on Fox Fotography, visit www.foxfotography.zenfolio.com.





As a runner, spectator, or volunteer, this event will create memories.  Official Iron Mom mugs, stickers, and shirts will be available to purchase at packet pick-up and race day.  Great items for event souvenirs or Mother's Day gift!  If you are interested in any of these items in advance, please contact apeal@goperformancefit.com.



Lourdes Paducah Iron Mom Mug – $25



Dishwasher safe and microwaveable…made for continuous use in the daily world!




13.1 Car Decals – $5


Iron Mom Magnet 2014




Comments from 2013 Event


"First of all, let me congratulate you for a successful event Saturday!  The Iron Mom was a very well organized and very enjoyable event!  I have never participated in this event or any running event before.  I decided to join the event as an incentive to keep losing weight.  It gave me a reason to keep running, something to look forward to.  I started running in April and have lost 20 lbs, so far."






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