Second Annual Fit+Grit 5k

On June 4th at 2pm over 240 attendants lined up at the starting line in downtown Pikeville, KY to participate in SOAR’s second annual 5K Run/Walk. This fun filled event was held on a warm Sunday afternoon and offered healthy snacks, smoothies, t-shirts, race bags, live music, finisher medals to all participants, and top finisher awards. Race pictures can be found at

SOAR chose the theme "Fit + Grit," to celebrate the grit found within Eastern Kentucky and the many ways that people are working together in order to build stronger communities. SOAR aims to support these organizations working to impact the future of Appalachian Kentucky. For this reason proceeds from this year’s race will be used to for micro-grants that will be awarded at the SOAR Summit on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville, KY.