“For any person, of any age, of any ability, to join us in celebrating life by walking, running, swimming, cycling, eating, drinking and sharing great times with friends.”
How We Came To Be
It was the spring of 1999, and two friends would often get together to run the neighborhoods of Covington. Their route took them down 15th Street, a somewhat busy road with no shoulder or sidewalk. That spring, the City of Covington began construction on a blacktop path that led all the way from Hubie Gallagher park into River Forest subdivision. The Idea was born while the foundations of the path were still being laid. The day the path was completed was the first meeting of the Fifteenth Street Flyers. It just made sense!
Our first official run/walk was Tuesday, May 4, 1999 and included 9 people and two dogs. Three years, and a nice pavilion later, we have seen several hundred different folks join the fun. We average 15-20 each week during the winter and 25-40 during the summer. Some come and go, but once you are a Flyer, you are always a Flyer. We have always strived to be an integral part of the community and we will continue to help with park improvements and contributions to youth programs. We have also maintained a friendly, social, family atmosphere at all of our meetings and events. So come be a part of our history and join the fun!!
Where Do We Run?
- Tuesdays, 6:00 PM, at Hubie Gallagher Park.
- Group Runs
- Thursday Evenings from Varsity Sports at 6:00 PM.
- Saturday Morning Runs, check out our facebook page,15th Street Flyers,for updates on when and where we will be running.
- Monday Night Runs (during football season we will be meeting at the Columbia St. Tap Room to run, followed by dinner, Monday Night Football, and some cold beverages.) The run usually begins at 6:00 PM and you can run your own distance and pace.
There are great classes to join at Stone Creek, Pelican Athletic Club and Franco’s. You can find a master’s swim class open to all levels.