Fun at the 2023 “Break-A-Leg” 5k.

This coming Sunday, May 5, 2024, Berea Community Park will come alive with the energy and enthusiasm of runners and walkers participating in the 2nd Annual “Break A Leg 5K.” Hosted by the Spotlight Acting School, this event is more than just a race; it’s a celebration of inclusivity, community, and support for the performing arts.

A Race with a Cause

The “Break A Leg 5K” is designed not only as a fundraiser but as a pivotal community event that underscores the Spotlight Acting School’s commitment to inclusivity in the arts. The school is a beacon in the Berea community, known for its no-student-left-behind policy, where no child is turned away for lack of funds. Furthermore, the school actively includes children with various physical and mental disabilities, providing them with a platform to shine.

Event Details

  • Date/Time: Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2:00 PM
  • Location: Berea Community Park/Trail
  • Activities: The race features a scenic route through Berea Community Park and along the Berea City Trail. Participants can look forward to a fun-filled day with a costume contest, a finish line dance contest, and more. The event offers different participation options including a 5K run/walk, a 1-mile walk, and virtual participation.

More Than Just a Race

Participants in the “Break A Leg 5K” will receive commemorative T-shirts and free race photos, with prizes awarded to the top finishers and the most creative costumes. The event is family-friendly, encouraging participants of all ages and abilities to join in the fun.

The festive atmosphere is enhanced by music, food, and fellowship, making it a perfect outing for families, friends, and solo adventurers alike. It’s a day to celebrate personal achievements and collective efforts to support a great cause.

Supporting a Brighter Future

By participating in the “Break A Leg 5K,” community members directly contribute to the Spotlight Acting School’s mission to foster a lifelong appreciation for the arts among children. The funds raised help ensure that every child, regardless of their economic background or abilities, has access to quality arts education and the opportunity to develop confidence and creativity on stage.

How to Get Involved

Registration for the “Break A Leg 5K” is still open, with options for all to participate, whether in person or virtually. To register or learn more about the event and how it supports the Spotlight Acting School, please visit Break A Leg 5K (May 5) | SPOTLIGHT | Theater, Event Center, Performing Arts School – Berea, KY (

The “Break A Leg 5K” exemplifies how sports and the arts can come together to create a vibrant, inclusive community event that celebrates diversity and promotes accessibility. Join us next Saturday to support a noble cause while enjoying a day filled with activities designed to uplift everyone’s spirits and foster a greater sense of community.