May 11th Fun Day!!

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Time to Run!!! Time to Smile!!! Time to have fun Barren Heights Style…..The 2013 Barren Heights Fun Festival and fundraiser happens May 11, in Louisville, KY.  So mark your calendars. We are combining the 5k Run with a Barren Heights reunion typically held on Memorial Day. This day promises to be filled with the typical Barren Heights experience.  We will have many of the same events that we had in years past including inflatables and games for the kids, as well as, a new event “Animal Underground” from Animal Tales providing a live animal educational program with emphasis on God and His creation.




The schedule for the day will run from 10:00 am – 3pm (9:30 check in for 5k participants), at Calvin Presbyterian Church on Rudy Lane in Louisville. The 5k is being held from 10-11:30am, pay lunch from 11:30 – 1pm, Animal Tales at 1pm, and Praise and Worship at 2pm.




Activities include:

  • 5k race (fun run) starting at 10am
  • Inflatables
  • Water Balloon launch
  • Live Music and Worship
  • Grilled lunch ($5 plate)
  • Live Animals from Animal Tales
  • Kickball games
  • Soccer Games
  • Large play set for kids


  • Face Painting
  • Bing Bag games
  • Lots of smiles




5k Information


The 5k will begin promptly at 10am and is grass and paved trail (with some fun surprises.) We will reward the top three times. This is a fundraiser event so anyone who raises over $25 will receive a wonderful Barren Heights t-shirt. For those who raise $50 or more you will also receive the coveted Barren Heights backpack. Also, funds raised will go toward completion of the New Barn and we have a generous corporate donor who is matching those funds – Wahoooooooo!!!!!!!




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About Barren Heights: Located near Barren River Lake in south central Kentucky, the facility is run by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center, Inc. The campus was built for the primary purpose of hosting mini-vacation style retreats for families who have one or more children with a physical or developmental disability. The retreats are free for qualified families.


People have asked us why we built this place, and that is a fair question. To put it simply, we saw a need and wanted to do what we could to fill it. We have tremendous respect for parents and caretakers of children with disabilities – they are often physically taxed and emotionally drained in unique ways. We felt that those families could use a weekend getaway at a facility that was designed with their specific needs in mind. We have no hidden agenda, and simply want you and your family to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to relax, refresh and rejuvenate near the scenic Barren River Lake.