Do you have what it take to beat Beethoven? You can find out at 9am on Saturday, March 23. Join runners and walkers of all levels as they challenge themselves and “The Master” himself at the Beat Beethoven 5k run/walk.

This is not your typical run. While runners and walkers are sweating through Noble Park, the harmonic sounds of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and other musical education elements are booming through the air. The goal is for everyone to finish the course before the music ends. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is excited to bring back this signature fundraiser featuring the 5k run/walk at Noble Park in Paducah.

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Beethoven will be there and he’s giving out free Symphony tickets!  Participants will have the chance to line-up and race the famous composer - which organizers promise won’t be too hard. Any runner who finishes before Beethoven will receive a free ticket to the PSO’s season ending performance “From Stage to Stage” on April 13.

Individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to walk or run.  All proceeds will benefit the PSO. To sign up and participate in this fun run visit the PSO’s website You can register for tickets online, or on race day from 7:30 - 8:45 am for $35.  

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There are prizes for the top three finishers in each age group in the 5k, special awards for the top male and top female, and for all those who beat Beethoven.  

Wells Fargo, Baptist Health and Mercy Health are the presenting sponsors of this event. The Cappock Family, Pizza Inn, Hooper's Outdoor Center, HB&Co. and Paducah Barge are co-sponsors.  

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To sign up, visit