The Great Pug Run 5K

Sat September 19, 2020 Lexington, KY US 40511 Directions
A Race Like None Other ... Come Run With The Pugs to benefit the Bluegrass Pug Rescue!
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5K Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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$30 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 9, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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2 spots left. Registration ends September 18, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT

Come Run With The Pugs ... It is an experience you'll never forget!

Join us for the 4th Annual GREAT PUG RUN 5K on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 9am at Coldstream Park in Northwest Lexington (Address: 1850 Pisacano Drive, Lexington, KY 40511).  Come join in the fun of this "doggie friendly" race which welcomes competitive runners and walkers.  Enjoy the beauty of Coldstream Park while helping raise money and awareness for the Bluegrass Pug Rescue.

Our race benefits the Bluegrass Pug Rescue ( and features commemorative race T-shirts, chip timing by RaceRise, Overall & Age Group awards, a doggie friendly cross country course and more.  

PACKET PICKUP  Thanks Feeders Supply for hosting our packet pickup next Friday, 9/18/20 from 4-6pm. Their address is 3080 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509  Come get your packet and you'll be entered in a special raffle for a gift basket! Only those picking up on Friday will be entered.

We've created a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER category for those who cannot physically join us in Lexington but want to support the Bluegrass Pug Rescue. For a $30 donation we'll mail you your race bib and commemorative shirt so that you can do your own 5K from your town/city or home.  Registration for this special division ends on September 9, 2020 so that we can order and ship shirts in a timely manner.  

Our commemorative race shirts are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.  When you register and get to the giveaway section you'll see what sizes we have left.  If your size is not available you can either choose another size or select one of the "No shirt" options (Donate proceeds or save $).  If we have left over shirts after the race concludes (from no shows) we'll make those available to anyone who did not get the shirt size they wanted.

We have activated our REFERRAL REWARDS PROGRAM for this race.  Using your unique registration browser link (That you receive in your registration confirmation email) if you get 3 others to register using that link we'll refund you $10 on your original registration.  It pays to talk up the race and "Run with the Pugs"!

Only fixed length (no retractable) leashes for all dogs please!  Strollers are allowed as the course this year is on the paved Legacy Trail.



Run With The Pugs and Help Us Rescue and Care For More!

Bluegrass Pug Rescue's mission is to rescue abused, abandoned, homeless unwanted, sick or injured Pugs, rehabilitate them and place them into loving, permanent adoptive homes in Kentucky. We strive to educate the public about the Pug dog breed including its personality, special needs, and care. We provide needed medical care and spay or neuter operations for all of the Pugs that come into our rescue.

1850 Pisacano Drive
Lexington, KY US 40511
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Commemorative 2020 Great Pug Run Shirts --- Get One While They Last!

Our poly/cotton race shirts are super soft and will soon be one of your favorites.  Unisex sizes include XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge and 3XLarge.  If you sign up as a Virtual Runner/Walker (out of area) we'll mail you your shirt!

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