DV8K Life Changing Run

Sat August 20, 2022 Lexington, KY 40510 US Directions
Some run for fun.
Some run for health.
Now, run to change a life.
Countdown to Race Day

8K Run

$25 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after July 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

4K Run/Walk

$25 8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after July 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' 1K Dash

$15 9:15AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after July 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 Registration ends August 19, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends August 19, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT


Some run for fun.  Some run for health.  Now, run to change a life.

Help DV8 Kitchen Vocational Foundation purchase a bakery delivery and catering vehicle.


Join us for the 4rh Annual DV8K Life Changing Run on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 8:30am at Keeneland Race Course.

Our race will feature our signature 8K (4.97 miles), a 4K (2.5 miles) run/walk, and Kids' 1K Dash.  The races will cover much of the scenic Keeneland grounds.  Run or walk the 4K with strollers welcomed.  The 8K is a double loop course and only for runners who can maintain a 15 minute/mile pace.

We also have a Virtual Runner/Walker category for those who want to support our race and cause but who cannot join us in person.  Register as a virtual runner/walker, and we'll mail your race packet (Bib & Race Shirt), and you can run/walk your own DV8K or 4K on your own timeline anywhere in the world.

The 2022 Dv8k Run will raise money to further Dv8's mission of employing people in early stages of addiction recovery.   


  • Awesome unique course at historic Keeneland Race Track
  • Race Produced and Chip Timed by RaceRise
  • DJ Stitz keeping the energy upbeat
  • 8K Awards - Overall Top 3 M/F & Age Groups (5 year divisions, 1st Place), 4K Awards - Top 3 M/F Overall
  • Commemorative Men's/Women's Sized Race T-shirts (While they last)
  • Post-race food
  • All participants who pick up packet on Friday receive a race goodie bag with coupon for a free cinnamon roll or breakfast sandwich
  • Walkers & Strollers welcomed for our 4K distance race
  • Kids' 1K Dash (Kids receive a commemorative shirt.)
  • Friday, August 19th, packet pickup from 3-6pm at Dv8 Kitchen to make for a smooth race day experience


Our packet pickup is Friday, August 19th from 3-6 p.m. at DV8 Kitchen. DV8 Kitchen will be open for business until 8 p.m. on Friday, so come get your packet and grab a bite to eat with other runners. Crank & Boom will be on-site and serving unique DV8 inspired ice cream dishes. Free giveaways for all who pick up their packet on Friday.

There will be race day packet pickup from 7:15-8:30am at Keeneland but we encourage all local runners to pickup on Friday and make your race day experience smooth and easy.


Form a Life-Changing Team of 5 or more runners/walkers, and you can all SAVE $3 on your individual registrations.  Teams can be as large as you want.

It's simple to CREATE A TEAM when you register. Give yourself a TEAM NAME (The funner the better!) and invite your friends, family, running buddies, or co-workers to join your team. When they register (after you), they will be able to select your team from a list of existing teams.  For the team pricing, the first 4 members of a team will pay full price. The 5th person joining and anyone joining the team thereafter will pay the current registration fee less $3.00. When the 5th person joins to fully consummate a 5 person team, the first 4 registrants will each be refunded $3.00 on their credit card. Team members can be participating in any of our four events, the 8K, 4K, 1K Kids' Dash, or Virtual Runner/Walker. If you want to create a password to be shared and used when your team members join the team, that is allowed but not required.  There will be no formal competition between the teams other than our recognizing the largest team, but this gives you a way to save and get your friends & family involved in this fun race.

Don't go it alone--FORM A LIFE CHANGING TEAM and save!



4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY US 40510
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Dv8 Kitchen was opened in August 2017 with the hopes of providing jobs to people in the early stages of addiction recovery.  We dreamed that we could offer great food, service and atmosphere to our guests - better than our competitors.  The hope was that better quality would build pride and satisfaction in our staff, show our customers that men and women with a past are more than worthy to employ and build Dv8 Kitchen into a sustainable business.  Thanks to the wonderful people of the Bluegrass, we believe Dv8 Kitchen is meeting our hopes, dreams and goals.

We now believe that the next opportunity is to build a 2nd Dv8 Bakery.  This bakery will teach second chance employees the trade of baking and elevate their earning potential.  We will supply wholesale bread to restaurant, food venues and retail outlets.  To this end, we have founded the Dv8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc.  This DV8K is our signature fundraising effort toward our ultimate vision.  We thank you for your support.

New York Times Article Featuring DV8 Kitchen


DV8K Route Map

The DV8K is a double loop course on 100% paved road surfaces.  Start and finish are at the same location. There are 2 hydration stations along the route both passed by twice for four total stops.  We will be serving water and SWORD in small cups at each stop.  There are no restrooms along the course but there are portables near the Start/Finish.  Total elevation change for the 8K route is 314 feet.  There will be a lead bike escort to lead our first runners around the course.

Digital Route Map


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