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November 2014

Turkey Run, Castlewood Community Center

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Castlewood Community Center,
201 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The Turkey Run is at Castlewood Community Center. Register the day of from 10 – 11 am. The run starts at 11. Ages 5 – 12.

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October 2014

Run/Walk: 2nd Sunday, Coolavin Park

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“This year’s 2nd Sunday event will take place on October 12, 3-5 p.m. 2nd Sunday 2014 provides an opportunity for the general public to preview the proposed route of the Legacy Trail from Coolavin Park to 4th Street to Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Trailhead at Midland Avenue. There will be family fun activities at Coolavin Park. 2nd Sunday is a statewide initiative that encourages all forms of physical activity within the comforts of the local community, and is designed…

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July 2014

Beer + Run + Give, West Sixth Brewing

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Sixth Brewing,
501 W. Sixth, Lexington, KY United States
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“***Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT **** Join us on July 12th for the first ever Lexington Beer Run! This fun run will benefit Girls on the Run with 100% of all ticket sales going to this organization! The event starts at West Sixth at Noon, where runners will check in. You’ll run at your own pace to Country Boy, where you’ll sample some of their fine beers! After a short rest, you’ll run to Blue Stallion Brewing to…

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June 2014

(un)Pleasant Hill 5-Mile Trail Run

June 28 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Rd. , Harrodsburg , KY 40330 United States
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Saturday, June 28, 2014. Rain, sleet, snow or shine. Hikers begin at 7:30 a.m. Runners begin at 8 a.m. This 5-mile, challenging course is a combination of turf and gravel tread over rolling hills. Run through the historic village and alongside rock walls, surrounded by picturesque countryside views.

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Bourbon Derby Half Marathon

June 14 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paris,
Paris, KY United States
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The inaugural Bourbon Derby Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. in Paris, Kentucky. This event will feature three race distances: Half Marathon, 10 miles and 4 miles. All three races will run through at least one Paris, Kentucky horse farm.

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November 2013

Biggest Loser 5k Run/Walk, Kentucky Horse Park

November 2, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Alltech Arena,
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY United States
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The Biggest Loser RunWalk Lexington 5K/15K/1 Mile Kids Run Fun at the Alltech Arena. The 5K and 15K are chip-timed for participants tracking personal goals with special awards given to the top runners and walkers. All runners/walkers also receive free downloadable race photos, drawstring goodie bag, runner shirt, finisher’s medal and much more!

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October 2013

Bluegrass Autism Walk 2k, Ballpark

October 19, 2013
Lexington Legends Ballpark,
Lexington, KY United States
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Bluegrass Autism Walk Whitaker Bank Ballpark 10.19.2013 10am 2K Walk – Silent Auction – Family Fun

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Bourbon Chase 2013

October 18, 2013 - October 19, 2013
Jim Bean,
526 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 United States
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The Bourbon Chase is a 200 mile journey across the bluegrass with 300 competing teams.  The race beings at Jim Bean near Clermont, KY and finishes in Lexington, KY.  Runners will go through historic bourbon distilleries, horse country, and small homey towns.  If you plan on going but haven’t already registered, double check the website because last we heard it’s booked solid.

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Iron Horse Half Marathon, Midway

October 13, 2013
Unnamed Venue,
Midway, KY United States
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NAMIWalks, Masterson Station Park

October 12, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Masterson Station Park,
3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding a walk to “Stomp out Stigma” and fundraise at Masterson Station Park on October 12.  Registration begins at 12 pm.  There will be free food, live music, games, health resources, and more.  Click for more info.

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Race for the Cure, downtown Lexington

October 5, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
downtown,
Lexington, KY United States
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August 2013

A Midsummer Night’s Run, downtown Lexington

August 10, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Downtown Lexington,
Lexington, KY United States
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July 2013

Farmland 5K, Midway

July 27, 2013 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Downtown Midway,
133 North Winter Ct., Midway, KY 40324 United States
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Farmland 5K 2013 will be held on Saturday, July 27, to help raise funds to protect Bluegrass farmland. This run/walk event will feature routes along Spring Station Road in Midway, Kentucky. Check-in and registration will run from 7:30 am-8:30 am in front of Kern Thoroughbred offices, the actual Farmland 5K event will start at 9 am, and the race awards/celebration will be held from 10 am-11 am.  For more information and registration, click here.

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Bluegrass 10,000 Run

July 4, 2013 @ 7:00 am
East Main Street , Lexington, KY United States
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This is the 37th year for the Bluegrass 10,000 run. The Crank Wheelchair Division starts at 7:20 a.m., the Wheelchair Division starts at 7:25 a.m., the 10K starts at 7:30 a.m., and the Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. (the Fun Run begins at the intersection of Elm and Short Streets. The finish line is at the intersection of North Mill and Main Street). Lexington will pay tribute this year to the runners in the Boston Marathon with a special message…

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June 2013

Walk for Wishes, Keeneland

June 29, 2013
Keeneland,
Lexington, KY United States
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The 8th Annual Walk for Wishes®  to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Help make wishes come true and spread hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through this fundraising event. Participants will enjoy a family-friendly 1- or 3-mile walk followed by a Finish Line Celebration with music, food and fun. Walkers will also have the opportunity to meet Wish Families and experience the power of a wish come true. Registration: 9:00 a.m. Kickoff:…

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Run for Glory 5k Run/Walk, Coldstream

June 22, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coldstream Research Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Register at John’s Run/Walk Shop prior to Saturday, June 15th Race Day Registration on June 22, 2013 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. at Coldstream Park. You may download a copy of the registration form off the website and bring the completed form as well as get a copy at the race.

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5K: United Way’s 5k on the Runway, Bluegrass Airport

June 15, 2013
Bluegrass Airport,
4832 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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5K race on the Blue Grass Airport runway. Runners and walkers will run on an actual runway. Registration 7 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m. Registration via United Way.

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April 2013

Lexington AIDS Walk, downtown

April 7, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Downtown Lexington,
Third Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The 2013 Lexington AIDS Walk is April 7. Check-in/Registration at 2PM.  Walk at 3PM.  Meet at Third Street Stuff.   Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams who raise the most money for the Lexington AIDS Walk.   T-shirts will be available on a first come-first serve basis the day of the event for walkers who have riased a minimum $25 sponsorship.

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March 2013

Run: Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon, Keeneland

March 30, 2013
Keeneland,
Lexington, KY United States
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Click for related Ace archive.

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Run: Shamrock Shuffle 3k, downtown

March 16, 2013 @ 8:00 am
downtown Lexington,
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Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K in downtown Lexington.   The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 and all proceeds benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.   Walk, shuffle or run and don’t forget to wear your green!

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Run: Rail Runner 10 miler and 5k, RJ Cormans

March 9, 2013
RJ Corman,
Nicholasville, KY United States
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2013 Rail Runner 10 Miler and 5k Saturday March 9, 2013 9 am start for 10 miler 9:10 am start for 5k closed course on RJ Corman property

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February 2013

Walk for Warmth, Triangle Park

February 16, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Triangle Park,
Downtown, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, February 16th, 2013 the Walk for Warmth will be held at Lexington, Kentucky’s Triangle Park at 10 am. Help prevent homelessness by raising funds for financial assistance for families facing eviction or utility shut-off. Then join in for a one or two-mile walk downtown to raise awareness about homelessness in Lexington.

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January 2013

2013 Urban Mountain Challenge

January 26, 2013
downtown,
Lexington,
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Race or walk two downtown towers Central Bank Building at 300 W. Vine Lexington Financial Center at 250 W. Main 2013 Urban Mountain Challenge

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December 2012

RUN: 5k Reindeer Ramble, Keeneland

December 8, 2012 @ 9:00 am
Keeneland,
4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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December 8th, 2012 YMCA’s seventh annual 5k Reindeer Ramble at Lexington, Kentucky’s Keeneland Racecourse at 9 am. The 5K run/walk is open to serious runners and casual walkers alike, ages 8 and up.

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November 2012

Thoroughbred Classic 5k, Keeneland

November 22, 2012
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington’s Bluegrass Runners present the 29th annual Thoroughbred Classic 5k and Kay Collins Memorial Mile November 22, 2012 Thanksgiving Day at Keeneland on Versailles Road in Lexington, Kentucky Proceeds benefit the Hope Center, God’s Pantry, Central Kentucky Radio Eye, and the Lexington Humane Society. For a sampling of Ace writing about running click here, and here.

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October 2012

Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k

October 28, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,
1875 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY United States

American Cancer Society: fight to end breast cancer 5k 4th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Lexington.   Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Coldstream Park 1875 Newtown Pk. Lexington, Ky

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Halloween Walk, Raven Run

October 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - October 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Raven Run,
5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515 United States
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Friday, October 26th, 2012 a Halloween Walk will take place at Lexington, Kentucky’s Raven Run Nature Sanctuary at 7 pm and 9 pm.

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Zombie 5k, Equus Run

October 26, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Equus Run,
1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, KY 40347 United States

Run of the Living Dead: Zombie Obstacle 5K Run Equus Run Winery October 26, 2012 6:00-9:45 PM In this charity race you are not just running against the clock–you are running while dodging blood thirsty, brain starved zombies! You will receive race & finish t-shirts, racing bib and wellness belt with 3 flags (the zombies try to snatch). Please stay for the Afterlife Party w/live music.

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DanceBlue 5K Run, Commonwealth Stadium

October 14, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - October 15, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Sunday, October 14th, 2012 the DanceBlue 5K Run for the Kids will be held at Lexington, Kentucky’s Commonwealth Stadium at 3 pm.

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Second Sunday, Legacy Trail

October 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Second Sunday,
Legacy Trail, Lexington, KY United States
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celebrate 2nd Sunday  Legacy Trail October 14, 2012 2:00-6:00p.m. All ages are invited to walk, run, bike, blade and/or participate in fun physical  activities on the trail. 2nd Sunday’s goal is to increase and improve access to safe places to be physically active in Kentucky.  Beginning in 2008, Family and Consumer Sciences Agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service have coordinated community wide 2nd Sunday events.  2nd Sunday serves as a platform for exploring local health/physical activity opportunities.

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Iron Horse Half Marathon, Midway KY

October 14, 2012
Midway,
Midway, KY United States
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2012 Iron Horse Half Marathon Midway KY begins 8 am, October 14, 2012 Click here to read the Ace March 8, 2012 coverstory for the 2012 Run the Bluegrass marathon.      

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5k: Race for the Cure, downtown

October 6, 2012
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,
Lexington, KY United States
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September 2012

Bourbon Chase 2012: Madness in the Moonlight

September 28, 2012 - September 29, 2012
Kentucky Bourbon Trail,

The Bourbon Chase is a 200 mile relay race along Kentucky’s scenic bourbon trail. Along the route are: Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey, Four Roses, and Woodford Reserve. The finish line is at Lexington’s Triangle Park, outside Rupp Arena, 3 pm to 9 pm. The finish line celebration will close Main Street between Broadway and Jefferson from 1 pm to 9 pm. Click here to read more about Kentucky’s bourbon trail.    

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August 2012

W.I.G. Walk/5k, Legends Ballpark

August 25, 2012
Legends Ballpark,

2012 W.I.G. Walk & Run 5K—Saturday, August 25 presented by Whitaker Insurance Group Whitaker Bank Ballpark Saturday, August 25, 2012 – 9:00am Start 5K Run and Walk that starts and finishes at the home of the Lexington Legends, Whitaker Bank Ballpark! Enjoy a 5K walk or run on the Legends field and the Legacy Trail Enjoy health and wellness vendors at the Healthy Living Fair presented by Health & Wellness Magazine Participate in an outdoor Zumba class presented by Urban…

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Midsummer Night’s Run: Downtown Lexington

August 11, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 6:35 pm
Downtown,
Lexington, KY United States
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Fun Run at 6:35 downtown. 5k at 8:30 downtown. Go to aceweekly.com for the latest street closings etc.

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