The inaugural Ernie's Bacon Run 5K will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park. In addition to the 5K, the Little Bacon Kids 1K (Presented by The Running Wife) will take place at 8:30am.
The race will honor Ernie Peel, longtime local runner who has helped hundreds and hundreds of Central Kentuckians find their love of running. Since Ernie also had a great love for bacon we'll have bacon for all finishers.
The race will benefit the Lexington Humane Society (www.LexingtonHumaneSociety.org). The mission of the Lexington Humane Society is to advocate for the compassionate treatment of animals; educate the community on responsible, lifelong pet ownership; and promote adoption as the best option when searching for a new pet.
In addition to supporting the Lexington Humane Society, event organizers will also be taking donations of gently worn shoes to support Soles4Souls (www.Soles4Souls.org). Soles4Souls accepts all types of shoes: athletic, running, dress, sandals, pumps, heels, work boots, cleats, dance, flip flops, just as long as they are new or gently worn. Please bring your shoes on race morning.
The event should be a chip timed, competitive 5K with overall & age group awards (5 year divisions, 3 deep M/F) and an untimed 1 kilometer (.62 mile) kids run/walk. Walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome to participate in the 5K on the scenic paved course through the Kentucky Horse Park grounds.
The race will feature FINISHERS MEDALS, commemorative tech shirts, a DJ, a 5 person team competition, a scenic course, and bacon for all! Kids participating in the 1K will receive a kids sized shirt if registered by 2/22/17.