The Trek Announces Move to Downtown Owensboro for 23rd Annual Event
This is exciting! After 22 consecutive years of starting the event in downtown Calhoun and ending it in West Louisville, the annual Trek for the St. Joseph Peace Mission for Children has announced big changes for 2020. This year, the event is moving to downtown Owensboro!
The new route will be a little shy of the usual half-marathon distance that used to run from Calhoun, the length of Hwy 815, then to Hwy 56 into West Louisville. Trek XXIII will cover 11.77 miles and will start and finish at the St. Joseph Peace Mission (1328 West 3rd Street) in downtown Owensboro.
Plus, there's another exciting change as well. Normally, the Trek is held on a Sunday. But, this year, organizers have decided to hold the event on Saturday, June 13th.
The annual Trek raised money for the St. Joseph Peace Mission for Children, the Yewell Home for Boys and the new Hayden Home for Girls. The trek was founded over two decades ago by David Yewell, who still hosts and participates in the event today.
The Trek allows participants to bike, run or walk the course. It is a non-competitive event that seeks to promote and celebrate the Mission.