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Run The Bluegrass

Run The Bluegrass

Lexington, Kentucky, USA | TBD

Race Rundown

Half MarathonTBDTBD
The Yearling | 3.65-MilerTBDTBD


Hoodies for Half and 7-Milers, and Rocks Glass for Yearling participants.


Race Perks
Free Race PhotosStroller-Friendly

Why We Love It

Lexington, known as the horse capital of the world, resides within the famous bluegrass region of central Kentucky. The city's southern charm is known for its historic homes, farmland pastures, and bourbon distilleries. It's also the birthplace of George Clooney and childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Waveland State Historic House

Restored gardens, grounds and buildings showcasing a historic glimpse into life on a plantation.

Triangle Park

A landscaped urban park with soft waterfalls, stone promenades, lawn activities and games, public seating and outdoor concerts.

Thursday Night Live

A free and weekly, outdoor concert series featuring live bands. Spring through Fall.

The Legacy Trail

A 12-mile (19 km) recreational walking and biking path lined with views of nature, the countryside and public art.

Red River Gorge

A geological area with rock, sandstone arches and cliffs residing within the Daniel Boone National Forest. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, fish, hike.

Raven Run

A nature sanctuary dedicated to preserving the beauty of the Kentucky River Palisades and is home to hiking trails and local events.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Once the childhood home of the former first lady, it is now a museum dedicated to her legacy.

Lexington Cemetery

An aboredom and cemetery that is not the final resting place for both union and confederate soldiers, but also known for its beautiful grounds.

Average Temperature

High - 66°F (19°C) Low - 45°F (7°C)



Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
6 mi (10 km) from downtown




Gratz Park Inn6.7 mi (10.8 km) from start/finish
Hilton Lexington Downtown6.2 mi (10 km) from start/finish
Holiday Inn Lexington Downtown6.1 mi (9.8 km) from start/finish
Hyatt Regency Lexington6.1 mi (9.8 km) from start/finish
Lyndon House6.9 mi (11.1 km) from start/finish
SpringHill Suites Lexington5.9 mi (9.5 km) from start/finish
The Campbell House5.4 mi (8.7 km) from start/finish