Kickoff K's: Sunday, September 20th

Kickoff K’s 5K and Half Marathon Hits the Streets this Saturday

For the fifth consecutive year, the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s 5K and Half Marathon presented by Orangetheory Fitness will hit the streets of Shreveport this Saturday, September 28.

For the second consecutive year, Kickoff K’s will feature both a 5K and half marathon. The races will be managed by Sportspectrum, and registration for 2019 Kickoff K’s is open now at Registration for the half marathon is $70 prior to race day and $75 on race day, and registration for the 5K is $30 prior to race day and $35 on race day.

Both races will kick off early in the morning, with the half marathon beginning at 7 a.m. and 5K starting shortly after at 7:15 a.m. All runners for both races will receive a custom “Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s” t-shirt, and runners who finish the half marathon will receive a medal. 

The half marathon will be run through the historic South Highland neighborhood, including scenic streets such as McCormick Street, Creswell Avenue, Thornhill Avenue, Ockley Drive, Unadilla Street and Fairfield Avenue.

The overall male and female winner of the half marathon will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the male and female winners from each age group (20-and-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-and-over) will win $100. The overall men’s and women’s winners of the 5K will receive a $250 cash prize, and the male and female age group winners will receive $50. 

Second place finishers in each age group for both the 5K and half marathon will receive an Orangetheory Fitness swag bag, three free Orangetheory Fitness classes and a $35 gift card to Orangetheory Fitness. Third-place finishers for each age group will receive an Orangetheory Fitness water bottle and one free Orangetheory Fitness class pass.

For more information on the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s presented by Orangetheory Fitness, prospective runners should visit


The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, the 11th-oldest bowl game, will play its 44th-edition on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. CT at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Duke Blue Devils won their first Independence Bowl in 2018, defeating the Temple Owls 56-27. The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl enjoys primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), as well as backup agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Independence Bowl Foundation are prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on FacebookTwitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

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