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Tails & Ta-Tas Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

UPDATE: MAYOR GREGORY HAS DECLARED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY IN ELIZABETHTOWN. Are you attending Tails & Ta-Tas? Presented by Atria of Elizabethtown, Tails & Ta-Tas is a Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk that takes place in Elizabethtown every year on the second Saturday of October. The event raises funds for the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Resource Center and is composed of a dog-friendly 5k walk/run followed by a breast cancer survivor breakfast. Read more to hear about the exciting activities Atria is adding this year to help raise awareness and support local patients and their families.

This year the event will kick off at The Brown-Pusey House and Cherry Alley Parking Lot on North Main (128 N. Main, Elizabethtown, KY 42701) on the morning of Saturday, October 12, Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Activities include:

  • Yoga Warm-Up by Karma Yoga Studio

  • Dog Costume Contest - Prizes Sponsored by Feeders Supply

  • Breast Cancer Walk / Optional Timed 5K Run Managed by Central KY Race Management with Prizes Sponsored by Impellizzeri's Pizza

  • Wig Stand-Palooza Silent Auction

  • Survivors Breakfast Sponsored by Amazin' Glazin' Donuts and Hardin Memorial Health

  • A Local Vendor Fair & The HMH Wellness Van

  • Juanitos Street Tacos Food Truck

  • First 125 Registrants will receive a full swag bag of local goods; all participants will receive a runner's buff. Dogs to receive cute pink dog tags.

  • Showing of Love, Gilda: A Documentary About Gilda Radner sponsored by Elizabethown Lifestyle Magazine at The Historic State Theater

  • After Party Events: Enjoy blush rosé wine at Herb & Olive Market beginning at 1:00pm and pink-themed cocktails at Bourbon Barrel Tavern beginning at 4:00pm. Portions of proceeds from sales will go towards the event.

The event funds support for the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Center located on Robinbrooke Boulevard in Elizabethtown. While this is a breast cancer event, the Foundation Cancer Center benefits all cancer patients. The money raised has gone towards the cancer Resource Center itself through renovations and furniture, wigs for cancer patients, wig stands, programming for cancer patients and survivors, gas cards, cooling caps and other materials for cancer patients and survivors. The facility is supported by the community and resources are free to members of the community who are battling cancer.

"The facility is supported by the community and resources are free to members of the community who are battling cancer."

Schedule of Events

Registration is optional online, but participants can also register the morning of the event at 7:00am. The Yoga Warm-Up is sponsored by Karma Yoga Studio and will take place at the start of the run in front of the Brown-Pusey House. Registrants will meet to stretch at 7:30am prior to the start of the 5K. Elizabeth McNeil, manager of Karma, is a certified yoga instructor and yoga instructor teacher has 20 years of experience. The stretches will be geared towards runners and walkers.

Be sure to bring your dogs! The Dog Costume Contests will also take place at 7:30am. Contests include Cutest Dog, Best Costume and Owner-Dog Look Alike. Prizes will include pet gift baskets sponsored by Feeders Supply. Dogs must be on leashes; participants will sign a waiver at registration. Dogs will all receive pink dog tags and pink poop bags.

The 5K Walk/Run will be managed and timed by Central KY Race Management. The run will start at 8:00am and finish in the same location. Participants have the option to run in a timed race OR walk at their own leisure. Dogs are welcome to walk/run also. The first wave will be runners and the second wave will include walkers and dogs. Swag bags will be given the first 125 registrants; all participants will receive a complimentary runners buff.

The Survivors Breakfast will take place at 9:30am after 9:15am awards. Sponsors include Amazin' Glazin' Donuts and Hardin Memorial Health. Expect pink glazed donuts! Healthy options will also be available.

Wondering what the Wig Stand-Palooza is? Nine local artists will be painting and designing wig stands which will be auctioned off in a silent auction the morning of the 5K walk/run. Wig stands have a practical application in the way that they can hold not only wigs, but also Derby hats. Proceeds from the silent auction also benefit the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Resource Center.

The Local Vendor Fair will take place from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Vendors include Essentially Rena Essential Oils, Four Chimney Farms Hats & Homemade Candy, Norwex Environmentally-Friendly Products, Monat Chemical-Free Beauty Products, Wisdom 'N Wellness Health Coach and Hataritaville Hats. Hardin Memorial Health will have the HMH Wellness Van on site during this time as well. The van offers blood pressure screenings, blood sugar screening, information on breast self-exams, immunization tips and BMI calculations. Juanito's Street Tacos will be preparing special breakfast burritos and other fares.

At 1:30pm The Historic State Theater will be showing Love, Gilda: A Documentary About Gilda Radner sponsored by Elizabethtown Lifestyle Magazine. The showing is free to the public; Atria will accept donations at the entrance of the theater for the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Resource Center. The movie tells about the life story of Gilda Radner, one of the first movie starlets that openly talked about her battle with breast cancer. The Historic State Theater will be selling drinks including a pink rosé. After the showing, Herb & Olive Market downtown will be selling pink wines with proceeds going to the center and Bourbon Barrel Tavern will begin serving pink-themed cocktails at 4:00pm.

official event sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of local community members. There are five Legacy Sponsors including: Karma Yoga, Planet Fitness, Amazin' Glazin' Donuts, Feeders Supply and Amedisys Home Health. Big Dog Sponsors include Swope Family of Dealerships and Hardin County Honda. Tail Sponsors include Karma Yoga, N'Touch Salon & Spa, Kentucky Farm Bureau, South Central Bank, The Bug's Ear, Magnolia Day Spa and Cecilia Bank. Paw Sponsors are Magnolia Bank and Aflac.

Donations & Volunteers

To register or donate, visit the website at OR To volunteer for the event please contact Beth Mather, run chair, at More information leading up to the event will be available on our Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to tag us on Breast Cancer Awareness Day during the run and festivities at #elizabethtownlifestyle!

Lots of love Elizabethtown,

Photos of the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation Cancer Center provided by Atria of Elizabethtown.

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