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Branching Out 5k - March 23, 2019

John’s Run/Walk Shop and Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services present the Branching Out 5k. Run a race, plant a tree!

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Reforest of Bluegrass, Lexington is coordinating a series of 20 smaller tree plantings around Lexington. Not only will this Branching Out 5k be one of the 20 planting sites, but race proceeds will help raise money to purchase trees for Reforest the Bluegrass! With your help we hope to plant over 500 trees after the race and thousands more during Reforest the Bluegrass on April 13th.

 
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John’s Run Local 8K - May 11, 2019

Join us at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park on May 11th, 2019 to honor and commemorate John Sensenig’s 40+ years of service to the local running community. John has been a fixture in the local running and walking community since opening his first local running shop in 1977. Year-in and year-out, John and his Run/Walk Shop has been at the forefront of creating a lively and local running/walking family. After a lifetime of service and as John begins to step back from the day-to-day running of the shop, John’s Run Local 8k has grown from the desire to celebrate all he has given to the local Lexington and Central Kentucky community.     

$150 in Prize Money to top male and female finishers! 

 
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The Hundred Acre 5k - June 22, 2019

Join us this June for the second annual Hundred Acre 5k to be held at the beautiful Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky in the heart of Lexington! John’s Run/Walk Shop and the Arboretum have teamed up to bring you a race to let you experience your favorite place to run or walk in a whole new way! Bring your little ones and stick around after the race for the children’s fun-run (ages 2-10). Both the 5k and the Children's Mile will be run on a safe course closed to traffic through the beautiful Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky.

For 2019, proceeds from the race will help fund plant collection trips for the Arboretum! The Arboretum staff, professional colleagues, and botanists venture into wild areas throughout the state to collect seeds and seedlings, propagate and grow them, and plant them in The Arboretum to preserve Kentucky’s botanical heritage.

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The Distillery Dash Cross Country 5k/10k - July 12, 2019

Join us for the first installment in the all new Central Kentucky Beer, Bourbon, and Wine Cross Country Series!

The Distillery Dash will feature 5k and 10k cross country race options at beautiful Masterson Station Park. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, branded bourbon glass finisher's award, and 3 bourbon-tasting tickets to use at race after party. Lexington Distilling and Brewing Company will be on-site for the after party allowing participants to redeem their tickets for bourbon samples of their various bourbon varieties. The afterparty will run until 9:30 PM, so hang around for live music, bourbon tastings, drink sales, food trucks, and a great time! Register for all three races in the series for a special finisher's award at the end of the series!

 
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Lakeside Lager Cross Country 5k/10k - August 2, 2019

Join us for the second installment in the all new Central Kentucky Beer, Bourbon, and Wine Cross Country Series!

Lakeside Golf Course, Lexington Parks and Recreation, and John’s Run/Walk Shop present a one-of-a-kind cross country race to be held at Lakeside Golf Course and Jacobson Park! Choose from a 5k or 10k evening cross country race overlooking the beautiful Jacobson Park Reservoir. Stick around after the race to enjoy the evening with food trucks and Fairway Flicks! Race amenities include a beautiful cross country course, race T-shirt, ticket to Fairway Flicks, race-themed pint glass award, and a free 26.2 Brew beer at the finish line to those of age. Register for all three races in the series for a special finisher's award at the end of the series! 

 
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Cabernet Canter Cross Country 5k/10k - August 30, 2019

Join us for the final installment in the all new Central Kentucky Beer, Bourbon, and Wine Cross Country Series!

Run for wine at the second annual Cabernet Canter Cross Country 5k/10k at Talon Winery! With registration, participants will receive a beautiful cross country race course, race shirt, and wine glass with the Cabernet Canter race logo. After the race, also be sure to grab your 3 free wine tasting tickets! If participants are under 21, they will receive all portions of the finisher award except for the tasting tickets. Stick around after the event for the opportunity to use your tasting tickets, shop the great selection of wines, and hang out with live music! The after party will run until 10 PM in the Talon Winery tasting room and Monarch Pavilion. 

Register for all three races in the series for a special finisher's award at the end of the series! 

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The Iron Horse Half Marathon & 12K - September 22, 2019

We invite you to join us in Midway this fall for the 10th annual Iron Horse Half Marathon and 3rd annual Iron Horse 12k! For our 10th anniversary, we are holding the race in conjunction with the world famous Midway Fall Festival! Join us for a morning of running, fun, and the best local vendors Kentucky has to offer! We want to make your race day special by providing the following race amenities: Long sleeve technical running shirt with custom Iron Horse artwork, suitable for framing Iron Horse poster by local artist Cricket Press, personalized bibs, custom age group awards , free unlimited downloading of all race photos after the race, free custom 13.1 sticker to all Half Marathon participants, and finally, one HUGE finisher medal!

 
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West Sixth farm 10k - November 2, 2019

Coming soon- to benefit the Kentucky Resource Council