Non-Equine Events

Park in the Dark Eclipse Viewing Party

Dates: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will host Park in the Dark, a solar eclipse viewing party, on August 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Rolex Stadium. The sun in Lexington is going to be 95% covered by the moon, with peak darkness at about 2:30 p.m.

During the event, the eclipse will be broadcast on the scoreboard monitor in Rolex Stadium, kids crafts will be held 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., and there will be music and food trucks available. The park will also offer half-price admission for the day allowing guests to enjoy all of the normal schedule of demonstrations and shows in the morning, and shuttles will be available to take guests to and from Rolex Stadium for the viewing party.

In addition to the day’s planned special activities, the first 250 park guests will be given free eclipse viewing glasses as part of their park admission, beginning at 9 a.m.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park

Run for the Horses 5K

Dates: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a non-profit equine adoption organization hailed as the “Gold Standard of Thoroughbred Reschooling” located in the Kentucky Horse Park, will be hosting the Run for the Horses on Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MMSC’s initiatives to find second careers and future homes for former racehorses.

The course will be set throughout the scenic Kentucky Horse Park beginning at the MMSC campus during the Thoroughbred Makeover, the Retired Racehorse Project’s annual showcase for off the track Thoroughbreds. The Run for the Horses 5K will be presented by RaceRise who will provide chip timing for each runner. Awards will be given for overall and specific age groups. In addition, a special prize will be awarded in a challenge to anyone who can “Catch Tik,” a remarkable horseman who won the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle and placed fourth in the hotly contested Rolex Kentucky 5K in April of 2016.

“Our hope is that all who care about horses will come out and participate by running or walking in the Run for the Horses,” said MMSC director Susanna Thomas.  “Thoroughbreds have run their legs off for us.  Indeed, in addition to providing enjoyment with the sport of racing, our local economy is dependent on them, and every one of us in Lexington owes our beautiful bucolic lifestyle totally to them.  Let us now show our appreciation for all of this by striding out for them on Friday!” Register online here: www.RunForTheHorses5K.org

Packet pickup will be Friday, October 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center office.

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Hosted by: 
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
859.246.3080

Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition

Dates: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

Nearly 50 Special Olympics Kentucky equestrian athletes will return to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, September 17 for the 2016 State Equestrian Competition.

The Competition gives riders from therapeutic and private riding organizations throughout the state an opportunity to come together and display their skills.

Athletes will once again compete in multiple disciplines, including English and Western Equitation, Dressage, Showmanship and Working Trails.

For more information about the State Equestrian Competition or the Special Olympics Kentucky equestrian program, please contact Amanda Wade at 502-695-8222 or awade@soky.org.

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Hosted by: 
Special Olympics Kentucky
Phone: 
502-695-8222

2017 Kicking Butt 5k

Dates: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

The 2017 Kicking Butt 5k - Lexington is an event to raise awareness and funds to eliminate preventable colon cancer by increasing screening rates. The Colon Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(c)(3) that works to lessen the impact of colon cancer through advocacy, health systems improvement, and patient support.

  • 7:30 am, onsite registration
  • 8:00 am activities begin
  • 9:00 am race starts
  • $25, advance registration through midnight August 14. $35, registration after August 14. Chip-timed.
     
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Hosted by: 
Colon Cancer Prevention Project
Phone: 
502-290-0288

Girls on the Run Central Kentucky

Dates: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event Description: 

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. The race begins at 9:00am, and packet pickup is available on Friday 4/21 4-6 PM at Howard Curry Shoes ( 2535 Nicholasville Rd) or Saturday 4/22 7-8:30 AM at Kentucky Horse Park (4089 Iron Works Parkway).

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Hosted by: 
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky
Phone: 
(859) 268-4687

BreyerFest 5K Run/Walk

Dates: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Event Description: 

Join us for the Second Annual BreyerFest© 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY.

This year, BreyerFest is traveling to India, celebrating its diverse culture and landscape! The race includes commemorative T-shirts (guaranteed to all participants that register before July 3rd), chip timing, overall and age group awards, a DJ spinning upbeat, Bollywood-inspired dance music, post race snacks, cool Breyer door prizes, and new for this year, FINISHER MEDALS FOR THE 5K PARTICIPANTS!

We'll also have an untimed 1 mile fun run/walk for those not interested in the full 5K (3.1 mile) distance. If you can't make the race but want to support the cause (Old Friends) you can register as a Virtual Runner/Walker and we'll send you your commemorative race T-shirt and finisher medal.

Strollers and dogs on fixed length leashes are permitted. We ask these participants to start toward the middle or back of the pack so we don't have congestion at the start of the race.

Click Here for Sign Up Information!

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Hosted by: 
Breyer Animal Creations®
Phone: 
800-413-3348

Unbridled in the Bluegrass – Martial Arts Regional Tournament

Dates: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Unbridled in the Bluegrass – Martial Arts Regional Tournament will take place at the Kentucky Horse park on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the North Exhibit Hall. Please visit http://www.facebook.com/events/198451400585402 for more information. Special Guest Grand Master In Ho Lee is expected to be in attendance for the event. This will also be an ATA Strong tournament.

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Hosted by: 
Masterson’s Martial Arts
Phone: 
(502) 868-9897

USA Ultimate Frisbee Division III College Championships

Dates: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The 2017 Division III College Championships will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., located about 75 miles south of Cincinnati. Bluegrass Ultimate, with the support of VisitLEX, will be the local organizing committee for the event. Each year, USA Ultimate’s College Championships crown Division I and Division III national champions in the men’s and women’s divisions. More than 750 teams comprised of more than 14,000 athletes will compete in the 2017 college regular season and USA Ultimate Postseason Championship Series, with eyes on qualifying for the Division I or Division III College Championships.

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Hosted by: 
USA Ultimate
Phone: 
800.872.4384

John’s Run Local 8K

Dates: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Event Description: 

Join us at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park on May 13, 2017 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.

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John’s Run Local 8K

Stride Soccer Tournament

Dates: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Stride, presented by Commonwealth SC and Georgetown FC, offers an all-Bermuda field complex in the magnificent setting of the Kentucky Horse Park. Ample parking, beautiful scenery, and just off I-75 for easy access.

Enjoy a planned viewing of the Kentucky Derby on-site at the Rolex Stadium! There will be vendors on-site, camping options and free access to Kentucky Horse Park included with your parking fee. The tournament is open to both USYS and US Club Boys and Girls teams U9 through U19.

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Hosted by: 
Commonwealth Soccer Club and Georgetown Football Club