Non-Equine Events

KY 5K

Dates: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

Join us Saturday at 4pm on October 1, 2016 at the KY Horse Park Alltech Arena to participate in a one-of-a kind 5k for qualifiers only. You must qualify to enter this race by completing at least one challenge. For more info on challenges, please visit http://www.ky5k.com/race-info.html.

This is a qualifiers only 5K race. With distance culture becoming the norm, KY 5K seeks to bring back the 5K from its demise as a "training run."

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Hosted by: 
KY 5K
Phone: 
859-509-4472

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Derby

Dates: 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30am to 6:15pm
Event Description: 

Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike.  Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering - Saturday, May 7
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until Kentucky Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Oaks

Dates: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike.  Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Kentucky Oaks Wagering - Friday, May 6
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 8 a.m. for the Kentucky Oaks day and Kentucky Derby day advance wagering, and remain open until 6 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering - Saturday, May 7
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until Kentucky Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tastings at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event Description: 

Love bourbon? Never tried it? Attend one of the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tastings at the Rolex Kentucky! For $15, a Maker’s Mark Distillery Bourbon Specialist will guide you through a tasting of three select Maker’s Mark bourbons — Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon, which will leave you feeling like a bourbon expert. Plus, you receive a goodie bag with purchase of a tasting ticket! Tickets are selling quickly so make sure to book early for a unique experience at the Rolex Kentucky!

All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Voucher for tickets will be included for pre-ordered tickets. Vouchers will be exchanged for tickets at the box office with Valid ID.

Buy your tickets here (listed with the seat tickets) or call the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Box Office (859-254-8123) to add Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tasting tickets to your existing order! 

2016 Tasting times
Thursday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Friday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.
Saturday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.
Sunday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
(859) 254-8123

Hunter Hayes Concert

Dates: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Description: 

5 Time Grammy Nominee Hunter Hayes will be performing in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday evening, following the Cross-Country phase of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event! A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. We’re giving you early notice so you can purchase tickets before seats sells out! You can buy tickets here.

Ticket Types Available:
$35 General Admission

$150 Taylor Harris Insurance Services VIP Access Package, which includes: VIP Pit Pass (front of stage with full cash bar), VIP lounge with full cash bar and food, invitation to the VIP After-Party and memorabilia signed by Hunter Hayes.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6. There are many food and beverage options at the Alltech Arena so come eat, drink and be entertained following an exciting day of RK3DE Cross-Country!

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.

RK-5K Twilight Race at the Rolex Kentucky

Dates: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

Register now for the second-annual RK-5K Twilight Race at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. This run/walk event will be held Friday evening, April 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. following the day’s competition. Registration is open to the general public that evening after 4 p.m., and will close Wednesday, April 27, at 11:59 a.m. EDT. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the Rolex Kentucky official charity, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, so enjoy a great run on the park’s beautiful grounds and support a great Thoroughbred charity at the same time! And their link - http://rk3de.org/add-ons-special-services/rk-5k-race/.

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859-233-2362

The Gobbler Half Marathon

Dates: 
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

3 Way Racing is a professional race management and timing company that serves the running, cycling, triathlon and multisport community.Their goal is to produce safe, challenging, fun and family-friendly events for all levels of competition.

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Hosted by: 
3 Way Racing

Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational

Dates: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational is a high school cross country competition hosted by Lexington Catholic High School. A small fee will be charged to spectators that will benefit the high school. For more information about the Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational please call (859)-276-5086 or visithttp://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/lcccinvitational.html.

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Catholic High School
Phone: 
859-276-5086

Boots in the Bluegrass

Dates: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Description: 

Wounded soldiers and their families deal with complicated issues. They have spent years in hospitals undergoing countless surgeries and displacing their families. A new home provides a new chapter. It aids in their recovery and allows them a better quality of life. We take most ordinary tasks of family life for granted . A new home that has been customized to accommodate a wounded soldier’s disabilities allows them to actively contribute to their household, helping their spouse and family with normal tasks, like washing the dishes and doing the laundry. Operation Home Giveaway first kicked off in Dallas, TX on April 12, 2013 at the 2nd annual Boot’n & Shoot’n event. Sgt. Joey Jones was the first wounded warrior honored with this new initiative from the Boot Campaign. Boots in the Bluegrass has already given new homes to two heroes. On September 11, 2015 we invite you to come join us as we give a new home to another hero.

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Boots in the Bluegrass

The Glo Run

Dates: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Glo Run is a night time 5K thru a 1980's themed glowing wonderworld of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing boomboxes, giant glowing '80s mobile phones, light shows and more.

7:55 p.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Open at Start/Finish Location 
8:50 p.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Close
9:00 p.m. Costume Contest
9:20 p.m. 5k Start
9:30 p.m. DJ Starts Bustin' Jams

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Hosted by: 
The Glo Run
Phone: 
224-757-5425