Frigid 4-Miler and 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk
If you set a New Year's resolution to be more active, then this race is perfectly timed to keep you motivated through the winter months. You can also use this as a stepping stone race towards a half marathon or marathon that you may be training for in the spring. Don't let the winter weather keep you indoors. Come run the Frigid 4 Miler with us!
The Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, February 24, 2017 at 9am at the Kentucky Horse Park (Visitors Center Area) in North Lexington.
All participants registered before February 18 will be guaranteed a winter running cap.
Packet Pickup at the KYHP on race day from 7:30-8:45am.
Runners, walkers, and strollers all welcomed for both races!
We are proud to be helping support Arbor Youth Services with a portion of the proceeds from the Frigid 4 Miler and 1.5 Mile fun run. Arbor Youth Services provides safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families through services and referrals that promote positive growth and development.
Check them out and learn more about what they do by liking their Facebook page Arbor Youth Services, Inc. or go to their website http://arborky.org/.
Lexi Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Race Day Schedule:
- 12:00 P.M. Registration
- 12:30 P.M. Kids' 1K Race
- 1:00 P.M. 5K Race Start
- 2:00 P.M. Awards!
$10 per child (12 & under)
$35 per adult (until April 11, 2018)
As we prepare for our fifth annual run/walk, we are looking forward to making impactful partnerships with others who are passionate about supporting families and helping to create great childhoods for kids in our state. If you are interested in an event partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, please contact Kendra Lopez at [email protected] or (859) 225-8879. We look forward to the 2018 Lexi Memorial Commit to Prevent® Run/Walk and hope ALL will join us at the family friendly run/walk.
Head Up Heels Down 5K
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.
Family Fun Night: Mounted Police Demo
Families will be able to enjoy special evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other special events and activities. $5 per carload. May 18 will feature a special demonstration by our Mounted Police at 6 p.m.!
Family Fun Night: Parade of Breeds Dinner Theater
Families will be able to enjoy evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other special events and activities. $5 per carload. This night will feature a special Parade of Breeds show at 6 p.m.!
Join us for the BreyerFest© 5K Run/Walk on July 15, 2018 at 8:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in Lexington, KY.
The race includes commemorative T-shirts, chip timing, overall and age group awards, 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 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.
Family Fun Night: Hall of Champions Show
Families will be able to enjoy evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other fun events and activities. $5 per carload. This night will feature a special Hall of Champions show at 6 p.m.!
Family Fun Night: Draft Horse Demo
Families will be able to enjoy evening hours at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Kids Barn and International Museum of the Horse, as well as take part in other fun events and activities. $5 per carload. This night will feature a special draft horse demo in the Big Barn at 6 p.m.!
USDF Region 2 Championships and KDA Fall Classic I
On October 11-14, 2018, the Kentucky Dressage Association will host the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 2 Dressage Championships and KDA Fall Classic I in the Rolex, Claiborne, Stonelea, and Mary Rena Murphy Arenas at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test
The Lexington Kennel Club will be hosting Tracking Tests at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 17, 2019.
Please contact Sue Buxton, Tracking Test Secretary at [email protected] for complete information.
Walk MS – Lexington 2019
Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise ... we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.
Join us for Walk MS: Lexington 2019 on April 6, 2019.
Click here to learn more and to get registered!
Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5K
Register here: https://www.gotrcentralky.org/5K
Kentucky Spring Horse Show
Event takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring.
Johns Run Local 8K
Join us at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park on May 12th, 2018 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.
John's Run Local 8k has teamed up with the The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky to donate money raised from the race to the Arboretum Legacy Campaign! This campaign was established to raise funds to renovate and expand the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center at The Arboretum and to establish an endowment to support the facilities and educational programs. John has been a lifelong supporter of conservation initiatives, so we are honored to partner with The Arboretum to raise money for this great cause!
The race will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $30.00 for the first 50 registrant and is $40.00 from there forward. Participants will receive a short sleeve technical running shirt (in your choice of men’s or women’s sizing) with the John’s Run Local 8k logo as well as a bag of swag. Finishers will receive a custom finisher award! Overall awards and age group awards will be given out as well. We will be enforcing a 20 minute/mile cutoff time for the event.
$150 in Prize Money to top male and female finishers!
Kentucky Spring Classic
Takes place in Covered Arena, Hunter Jumper Complex, Rolex Stadium, and Walnut Ring.
MayDaze Horse Trials
Event takes place in Hunter Jumper Complex, Walnut Ring.
Man o' War "Run for Big Red" 5K/10K
Run or walk a 5K or 10K around the grounds of the beautiful KHP and help us celebrate the legendary racehorse Man o' War!
Cost: $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, and $15 for children participants ages 7-12.
*Included in the race fee is chip timing and a commemorative Man o’ War-themed t-shirt, as well as a one-day pass to the Kentucky Horse Park. Awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top three finishers in various age groups of the 5K and 10K.
Register, view the course map and more at:
Hats Off Day
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky. The day offers fun family activities including arts and crafts for children, pony rides, interactive educational booths, thrilling equestrian competition, and it's all free! Hats Off Day is the only day of the year an entire family can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer, at no cost!
This year's event promises to be very exciting! There’s something for everyone -- competition, great amenities and fantastic entertainment for the whole family!
Presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hats Off Day on Saturday, July 27 celebrates a day of free admission to the Lexington-based Kentucky Horse Park. Now in its 17th year, Hats Off Day family-friendly activities will occur from 4 to 10 p.m. including horse and pony rides, face painting, inflatables, interactive educational booths, and a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Free hats, provided by area horse farms and businesses will be distributed at the entrance, while supplies last.
Sponsored by Central Bank, Boehringer Ingelheim and other industry leaders, this year’s theme celebrates the role service horses play within the industry. Service horses include police horses, therapy horses that provide emotional support, and horses used for therapeutic riding and hippotherapy for physically and cognitively challenged children and adults. Several types of these service horses, including miniature therapy horses will be at the event.
Hats Off Day is the only day of the year that admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free, and serves as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Equine Adoption Center and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. More than $1,076,000 has been raised for worthy organizations in Kentucky since the inaugural event in 2003.
“The Kentucky Horse Park provides our state with a beautiful backdrop to learn about Kentucky’s signature industry,” said Dr. Tom Riddle, founder of Hats Off Day and co-founder of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. “Hats Off Day allows families to get up-close-and-personal with these majestic animals.”
Stadium activities begin at 6:45 p.m. with a demonstration by mounted police horses, miniature support horses, and therapy horses in the Rolex Stadium. Additionally, this year there will be two recipients of the Rood & Riddle Comeback Award, an honor given annually to an outstanding horse that has undergone veterinary care for a medical condition by Rood & Riddle veterinarians and then returned to greatness.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the featured entertainment of the event is the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix show jumping competition, a 25-year-old tradition that draws internationally known horses and riders.
Hats Off Day is one of the many ways Rood & Riddle supports Kentucky’s equine industry. Through veterinary service, educational opportunities, seminars, and community support, Rood & Riddle impacts the entire state with initiatives that strengthen the equine industry.
For more information on Hats Off Day, including the event schedule, visit the Facebook page.
USEF Pony Finals
Today, the US Pony Finals is the most prestigious and celebrated event of its kind in the United States. The Regular Hunter Pony and Green Hunter Pony Finals are a three phase competition judging the pony’s conformation, way of moving and jumping ability. The Marshall & Sterling/US Pony Medal Final tests young riders, judging their ability to compete over a technical and demanding course of fences. The US Pony Jumper Championship was designed as a stepping stone for junior riders who desire to one day move into the Grand Prix ring.
Bluegrass Festival Horse Show
Competitions located in Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, Walnut Ring, HJ Complex, Covered Arena. For more information, visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN brings the toughest equestrian competitors from the U.S. and around the world to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to compete for their share of $400,000 in prize money in the Triathlon of Equestrian Sports. Known as the 'Best Weekend All Year,' LRK3DE offers something for everyone: the highest-level of equestrian Eventing competitors, Show Jumping Grand Prix, tailgating, equestrian exhibitions and fantastic shopping. Buy your tickets now to the only Five-Star Event in the Americas for the Olympic sport of Three-Day Eventing.