Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon

Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Sat 13th April 2024

4 races

Organiser's Description

Come Run With The Horses in Lexington!
Join us on Saturday, April 13, 2024, for the 9th Annual Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon.   Run on one of the most beautiful marathon/half marathon courses in the United States, passing over 50 Central Kentucky horse farms. 
RACE FEATURES
Scenic country course passing by 50+ Central Kentucky Horse FarmsLong sleeved performance/tech shirtsCustom finisher's medalsKentucky Horse Country inspired awardsPost Race MassageFree Race Photos17 Hydration Stations serving water and SWORD hydration (8 stations on half)Race PacersConvenient location to I-75/64 with 8 Hotels within 3 miles of Start/FinishMonthly training runs starting in October 2023Virtual option for those who can't join the race in person
Our race will start at 7:30am from the Kentucky Horse Park Campground Area.  A short section (beginning and end of the race) will be on the Legacy Trail with 98% being in scenic Central Kentucky country roads passing by 50+ Central Kentucky horse farms.
This race will be staged in Lexington, Kentucky, commonly referred to as the Horse Capital of the World.  Our Marathon/Half Marathon will begin together at 7:30am and will have a 6 hour maximum duration (per our city permit).  This means that those competing in the marathon must keep a 14 minute 30 second pace or better to complete the race in time. 
PACKET PICKUP --- 3 OPPORTUNITIES TO GET YOUR RACE PACKET
THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH (4:00-7:00PM)FLEET FEET LEXINGTON AT THE SUMMIT AT FRITZ FARM(Address: 4084 Finn Way Suite 140, Lexington, KY 40517)* We expect to be inside the Fleet Feet near the back of the store.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH (1:00-7:00PM)ESTEPP'S FRIENDLY SHELL COMPLEX -- HOT HEAD BURRITOS(Address:  1445 Newtown Center Way, Lexington, KY 40511)*  We will be set up inside the Hot Head's Burritos restaurant/bar.  Hot Head's is offering 25% OFF all burritos or bowls on Friday or Saturday.  Just show them your race bib.  One meal per runner.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13th (6:15-7:15AM)KY HORSE PARK CAMPGROUND AREA(Address:  4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY 40511)* Look for the Packet Pickup tent near the Start/Finish line; This PPU is intended only for our out of town runners who can't make it in by 7pm on Friday.
Long-sleeved technical shirts and finishers' medals and a beautiful, rolling course through Horse County.
Our race benefits Bluegrass Farms Charities who are the "Heart & Hands of Thoroughbred Racing."  Founded in 2003, Blue Grass Farms Charities is a unique 501(c)(3)nonprofit dedicated to providing health and human services to people working in Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred ​industry.
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MARATHON (26.2) ROUTE   (1260 elevation, 17 hydration stations)
HALF MARATHON (13.1) ROUTE (570 elevation, 8 hydration stations)
HOTELS NEAR RACE VENUE     There are 8-10 hotels located within 3 miles of the Kentucky Horse Park (Including Fairfield Inn, Embassy Suites, Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, GLo Hotel, La Quinta Inn, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Residence Inn by Marriott).  We do not have any room blocks with these hotels as it is horse racing season at Keeneland Race Track so the hotels don't enter into those arrangements in April.   Here is a HOTEL LIST of these hotels off I-64/i-75 most at Newtown Pike (Exit 115)
 

Races

  • Marathon

    Sat 13th April 2024

  • Half Marathon

    Sat 13th April 2024

  • Race Volunteer

    Sat 13th April 2024

  • Virtual Runner/Walker

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  • Marathon

    Sat 13th April 2024

  • Half Marathon

    Sat 13th April 2024

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    Sat 13th April 2024

  • Virtual Runner/Walker

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