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Head Up Heels Down 5K

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 06:30 AM to 08:30 AM

Join us for the Head Up Heels Down 5K on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Kentucky Horse Park.  This is our 4th Annual 5K event held in conjunction with the Kentucky Three-Day Event.

The race will feature a chip timed/competitive 5K run and an untimed 1 Mile fun run/walk.  All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a commemorative Head Up Heels Down 5K T-shirt and kids (under 12) participating in the fun run/walk will receive a finishers medal.  Race night will include a DJ, Overall & Age Group Awards for the 5K, a raffle and a beautiful race course. Sign up by April 18th to ensure you get a commemorative shirt!  Shirt sizes are on a first come first serve basis.

We also have a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER DONATION OPPORTUNITY for those who wish to support our cause but who can't join us for the race on April 27th at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Just sign up as a "Virtual Runner/Walker" and we'll mail you your race shirt.  Then if you want you can do your own 5K on your schedule in your hometown.  Cost is $30 which includes shipping of the shirt to you.

THURSDAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION   We will hold an advanced race packet pickup/registration on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-7pm at J&H Outdoors Store (189 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503).  Avoid the race day rush and come pickup your packet (or those for friends/family members) and shop in Lexington's Premiere Outdoors Store.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION will be on Friday, April 27th beginning at 2pm near our Start/Finish area.  Just look for the blue and orange RaceRise tent. Runners will be able to park in the Visitors Center Parking Lot at the Kentucky Horse Park and gain access into the park without Land Rover Three-Day Event credentials after 4:00pm.  You do not need to purchase a Land Rover Three-Day Event Friday Pass in order to participate.The 5K will begin at 6:30pm and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:35pm.

AWARDS   For the 5K we will have Overall Top 3 M/F and Age Groups (Top 3 M/F) for the following  0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.  There will be no awards for the untimed 1 mile fun run/walk event.

STROLLERS & DOGS  Runners/walkers with strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcomed to join in the fun.  We just ask that both groups start toward the back at the beginning of the race.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED    If you aren't running/walking, please consider volunteering for our race. Our primary race day volunteer shift runs from 4:30-8pm.  You can sign up as a volunteer right on this site.  Thank you in advance for your help!

A portion of proceeds from the Head Up Heels Down 5K will be donated to a charity to be named very soon.  Details to come.