Make A Difference Dash 5K

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Lexington, KY 40510 US Directions
Keeneland Racecourse
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY US 40510

Welcome to the Make a Difference Dash 5K!


Join us for this community 5K run/walk through the beautiful grounds of Keeneland Race Course on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.


Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech, believed in living each day to the fullest, making a difference in the lives of others and leaving a legacy. An avid runner, Dr. Lyons also never missed an opportunity to lace up his shoes and outpace his friends. The Make a Difference Dash combines running and philanthropy while celebrating a life well-lived.

Proceeds from the 5K will go to the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation, which serves Alltech's philanthropic activities in Kentucky and around the world.

We are excited to invite the community to the Make a Difference Dash 5K as we celebrate coming together in person and making a difference, together!


  • Scenic 5K course at iconic Keeneland Race Course
  • Commemorative t-shirt for in-person registrants
  • Chip-timed race with awards for overall and age-group winners  
  • Team competition award prizes for the fastest and largest teams  
  • Teams of five or more SAVE $3 on registration
  • Music by DJ Tom Scally
  • Food and beverages available for purchase from Griffin's Kitchen food truck and The Press
  • Post-race beer yoga (details below)

5K AWARDS:   Awards will be presented for the top two males and top two females in each of the following age groups: 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+


August 5th from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Visitor Center
401 Cross St.
Lexington, KY 40508

Packets can be picked up by the friends and/or family of those participating in the race. There will also be a registration table at Keeneland where packets can be picked up on the morning of the race.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Beer Yoga

Yoga isn’t all that will flow! Join us after the race for a relaxing yoga session accompanied by a complimentary cold beer from Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.*  Yoga mats and reusable collector’s cups will be provided. Spots are first-come, first-served. 

*Must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages.

The Make a Difference Dash 5K route starts and finishes at the same location in the parking lot near the Keeneland Clubhouse & Sales Pavilion. The route will loop through the Keeneland grounds and will have an elevation change of 183 feet. There are three hydration stations along the 5K route. Portable restrooms will be located near the start and finish area. 

Thanks Ruby Cline-Eaton for capturing our race in photos.  All photos are free to download, share and enjoy from this gallery.


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