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Last year we served 752 children. Help us continue to make a difference!

As we prepare to celebrate our 35th anniversary, we know the next twelve months are critical and we need our VIPS supporters even more. Please help us during this challenging time by continuing your existing pledges or donations. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how VIPS is moving forward with our services in spite of COVID-19.

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September 1-30, 2020

It's Time to Stampede for VIPS!

Join us virtually for our annual Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates Stampede for VIPS 5K!  This family-friendly event raises funds for Visually Impaired Preschool Services and features a category of race winners specifically celebrating runners who are blind or visually impaired.  Each participant in the race will receive a t-shirt and a brailled medal.

Because of COVID-19, VIPS want to ensure that participants protect their health and stay safe during this time. This year's virtual race lets participants choose to walk or run the 1- or 3.1-mile lengths anywhere and anytime during the month of September. Teams or individuals can even complete the race at one go or over the course of several days! (You don't have to live in Louisville, KY to participate virtually.)

Prizes awarded to top finishers!

  • Overall (Male/Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
  • Blind/Visually Impaired
  • Age Divisions
    • Teen Division (ages 14-19)
    • Young Adults Division (ages 20-29)
    • 30 Somethings Division (30-39)
    • Midlifers Division (40-49)
    • New Millenials Division (50-59)
    • Senior Division (60-69)
    • Super Seniors Division (70+)

Service dogs are the only animals allowed at Bowman Field.

For more information call (502) 498-2926 or email Alexis Asamoah at

STampede for VIPS family fundraising pages


Create a fundraiser for VIPS when you register and invite friends and family to help raise money!


Special thanks to our 2020 sponsors!

Complete your event registration online.

Registering for Stampede for VIPS has never been easier. Click the button to get started!

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An Inclusive Run for All

The Stampede for VIPS is the ONLY local 5K to feature a division for Blind/Visually Impaired Athletes. If you are blind or visually impaired and would like to participate but need a guide runner, please contact Alexis Asamoah at (502) 498-2926 ( and we will help pair you with a guide runner.

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