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Grant G. Talbott Memorial 5K Road Race

Starts Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Owensboro, KY

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The 2020 race has went 100% Virtual.  Due to the uncertainty of Covid 19 and its rising percent of infected people we cannot hold an in person race.
Please understand this was a thought out decision and your safety is our #1 priority.


Grant G. Talbott. A counselor at OCTC for 10 years, Talbott coordinated the OCTC Road Race from 1998 – 2007.

Talbott retired as a counselor from Owensboro High School and then started a second career at OCTC in the counseling center. Talbott died in 2007, but OCTC faculty and staff continue to remember their colleague.

“He was the perfect measure of humor, warmth, and tough love,” Hale said. “He was known to ‘make deals’ with students, sometimes even paying for their books, a class, or tuition. The usual deal was if you passed you didn’t have to pay him back. He never boasted or bragged about it, in fact we found out about more instances after his death from students and former students, who were very grateful for his gentle push.”

Race Route
The race begins at Legion Park on East Byers Avenue and continues around Veach Road ending on the Main Campus of OCTC.

Check-in and late registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at OCTC’s main campus in the Administration Building. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Legion Park. A complimentary shuttle service from OCTC to Legion Park is available.

Early Registration is $20 until Sept. 4, 2020
Early Bird Family of 4: $50 (+5 each add. family member, all entries must be submitted at same time, by Sept. 4, 2020.)

Registration is $25 on race day.

Proceeds of the 5K go toward the OCTC Grant Talbott Scholarship, which is solely based on financial need.

Overall male and female, Masters (40+) and Grandmasters (50+), the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups:*
14 & under           15-19           20-24          25-29           30-34
35-39                    40-44           45-49         50-54           55-59
60-64                    65-69           70-99
*Special OCTC Student and Faculty awards.

Race Distances

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Start Location

3047 Legion Park Dr, Owensboro, KY

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