Crusade 64 logo unveiled!

The WHAS Crusade for Children kicked off its 64th year by debuting this year’s pin and product design. Graphic designer Lonnie Walker says this new design features the Fleur De Lis and reflects the charity’s long ties with the Kentuckiana community.

The 64th annual WHAS Crusade for Children is set for June 3rd and 4th.


Providence High School penny war raises thousands

Compassion + Generosity + Friendly Competition = $3021.21 for children with special needs. Students at Providence High School raised thousands for the WHAS Crusade for Children in their annual Penny War.

The Junior class raised the most money in the school’s Penny War this year. One student even donated her entire paycheck.

Crusade kids were the real winners. 100% of all donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children are granted to hospitals, schools and agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana that provide direct services for children with special needs.


Fastsigns honored for helping Crusade

Congratulations to the WHAS Crusade for Children’s long-time partner Fastsigns for winning “Show Us How You Care” International Franchise Award and then donating the $500 winnings to the Crusade.

The Crusade gives great thanks to owners Susan and Sam Cilone for their endless support that started 22 years ago. The first banner they made as a company was for the Crusade and it read “Thank you firefighters!”

Whenever a banner, trophy, plaque or help of any kind is needed, they are always there.

Learn more about their business by visiting their website: Fastsigns Louisville.

They are located at 6005 A Fern Valley Rd. in Louisville. Call: (502) 969-7002


Sam & Susan Cilone have operated their Fastsigns franchise for 22 years.


Chili’s Give Back Program February 1 through April 30

The Louisville Triple Crown of Running

Team Challenge Registration

The Louisville Triple Crown of Running, presented by Planet Fitness, is pleased to offer the Triple Crown Team Challenges sponsored by Novo Nordisk. A team may choose to participate in any individual or all three races in the series.

There is also a Team Challenge Triple Crown Award for any team that wins all three races. The Team Challenge is open to any 3 – 5 person teams in three divisions: Male, Female or Coed. Teams will not only compete for team awards; each team member is also eligible for an individual time and awards. Teams will consist of three to five members who must each be registered for the race. Besides individual race entry fees, there is no additional charge to enter the team challenges.

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2017 Louisville Triple Crown of Running Race Series Dates:

Anthem 5K Fitness Classic – March 4
Rodes City Run 10K – March 18
Papa John’s 10 Miler – April 1

In addition to Planet Fitness and Novo Nordisk, the Triple Crown race committee is privileged to continue to work with their family of valuable sponsors including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Rodes For Him For Her and Papa John’s International as well as ValuMarket, KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine, Summit Media Group (106.9 Play, 107.7 The Eagle and Q103.1), Heine Brothers Coffee, Fleet Feet Sports, Rumpke, Louisville Stoneware, Fast Signs,
WHAS11-TV, Sternberg Truck and Van Rental, Waste Management, Chick-fil-A, Louisville Water Company, Gatorade, PowerBar, and The Voice-Tribune.

About Planet Fitness

With more than 1,200 locations nationwide, Planet Fitness is the fastest-growing health club franchise in the United States, revolutionizing the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly and hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®. A standard membership costs only $10 a month with no long-term contract required, and provides members with top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment and unlimited fitness training in a bright and ultra-clean environment. PF Black Card memberships are also available for only $19.99/month also with no commitment, with added benefits that include use of on-site tanning beds, hydro-massage beds, massage chairs, reciprocal use of all Planet Fitness locations nationwide, and the ability to bring a guest each visit. Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser®. For more information, visit the Planet Fitness website.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a world leader in diabetes care and has been a loyal sponsor of the Triple Crown for 14 consecutive years. Working as a leader to improve diabetes prevention and treatment, Novo Nordisk strives to be the preferred partner for employees, patients, health care providers and others in the health care system who share its vision to defeat diabetes. Novo Nordisk’s business is driven by a “Triple Bottom Line” with a commitment to economic
success, environmental soundness and social responsibility to employees and customers.

About the Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM

The Louisville Triple Crown of Running, presented by Planet Fitness, consists of three popular road races of varying distances for walkers and runners of all ages. On behalf of all the participants, sponsors and volunteers, the Triple Crown was pleased to present a check for $142,146 to the 63rd annual Crusade for Children on June 4, 2016. Since 2002, the race series has contributed over $1.7 million to the Crusade.

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Planet Fitness named Presenting Sponsor

Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM

The Louisville Triple Crown of Running (LTCOR) announced that the Louisville-based franchisee of Planet Fitness has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the popular three-race series. The Planet Fitness franchise led by brothers David and Rick Kueber owns and operates 25 Planet Fitness clubs in five states, including eight area clubs in Louisville and southern Indiana.

“We are excited to welcome Planet Fitness as our new title sponsor,” said Fred Teale, Rodes City Run Race Director and LTCOR spokesperson. “We think their focus on making fitness available to folks who may have never before belonged to a gym will help us continue to expand the number of participants in our three events.”

As part of the sponsorship, all Louisville-area Planet Fitness clubs will offer a training program beginning this fall, and help pay the entry fee for members who want to walk or run the events for the first time.

“Planet Fitness provides everyday people affordable access to great cardio and other workout equipment, in a clean and judgement free environment,” said Rick Kueber, CEO of the Louisville-based Planet Fitness franchise. “We are excited to partner with the Louisville Triple Crown of Running to give our members another way to improve their health, no matter where they might be in their fitness journey.”

About the Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM
The Louisville Triple Crown of Running consists of three popular road races of increasing distances, for walkers and runners of all ages. The 2017 race dates are: Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, March 4; Rodes City Run 10K, March 18; and Papa John’s 10 Miler, April 1. All proceeds from the events are donated to the Crusade for Children. Since 2002, the Triple Crown has contributed more than $1.7 million to the Crusade, including $142,146 in 2016. Registration is now open, please visit the Louisville Triple Crown of Running website.

About Planet Fitness
With more than 1,200 locations nationwide, Planet Fitness is the fastest-growing health club franchise in the United States, revolutionizing the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly and hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®. A standard membership costs only $10 a month with no long-term contract required, and provides members with top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment and unlimited fitness training in a bright and ultra-clean environment. PF Black Card memberships are also available for only $19.99/month also with no commitment, with added benefits that include use of on-site tanning beds, hydro-massage beds, massage chairs, reciprocal use of all Planet Fitness locations nationwide, and the ability to bring a guest each visit. Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser®. For more information, visit the Planet Fitness website.

For additional information, please visit the Louisville Triple Crown of Running website.

Pru Miller
Louisville Triple Crown of Running Manager

Ken Horn
Planet Fitness Marketing and PR Manager

Louisville Triple Crown of Running Race Directors:
Bruce Richmond
Anthem 5K Fitness Classic

Fred Teale
Rodes City Run

Debbie Laribee
Papa John’s 10 Miler

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