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Our inaugural race celebrates our beautiful and historic community where champion thoroughbred horses are bred, trained, and live. Our Half Marathon course runs through Ashview Farm, Buck Pond Farm, and WinStar Farm. The 10K runs through WinStar Farm.
PACKET PICKUP Our primary packet pickup will be Friday, June 3rd, from 3-8pm at Pisgah Presbyterian Church (our race venue). Come get your packet and check out race headquarters to help make your race day experience that much better.
SOCIAL TEAMS Expand and enhance your race experience by starting a Social Team OR joining an existing Social Team when you register. We'll have a prize for the largest social team. Have fun creating your team name, and then invite your friends, family, co-workers, and running mates to join in. We'll have a prize for the largest team. Anyone participating in the in-person 13.1 and 10K and virtual participants are eligible to be on a Social Team.
Details and mock ups of the shirt and finisher's medal will be coming later this Fall. Stay tuned!
Our race headquarters and start/finish area is the historic and beautiful grounds of Pisgah Presbyterian Church. We are grateful to have this church as an integral part of our community and partner for our inaugural race.
Sitting on thirty acres of land, historic Pisgah Presbyterian Church was founded in 1784. It was built of log about 1785 on land donated by the Samuel Stevenson family. It was located out in what is now the cemetery, probably where the large taxus bushes are now. It was a rough hewn log building with a shingled roof, and the finish of the building itself and its furnishing were rather primitive which most likely made it uncomfortable in wet or cold weather.
The building which we have now was constructed in 1812. War was breaking out with England, and the area was in a good deal of political excitement. But the Stevenson family had given land to the congregation for the construction of a church, and so building commenced in spite of war. The building is of Kentucky limestone and was remodeled in 1868 in the Gothic style. The windows and doors were made in that shape, and the roof was pitched in accordance with it. The pulpit was made in keeping with the Gothic effect and was placed on a podium at one end of the church with a narthex at the other end. One central door was placed at the entrance to the narthex, plus two doors placed through which to enter the sanctuary.
The lovely stained glass windows that grace the building were donated by Dr. Robert C. James and installed in 1888-89 in memory of his mother, Nannie, who had been a devoted member of the church for years. These stained glass windows emulate colored glass windows of large eastern firms such as John Lafarge or L. C. Tiffany. They were created by George Barnes of Philadelphia. Nannie must have been a plant devotee since the windows have flowers that depict various seasons in the life of Christ: Christmas rose for His birth, the palm for Palm Sunday and His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Easter lily for His resurrection, and the iris for the Trinity. The stained glass window above the pulpit was donated in honor of long-term minister Rutherford Douglas, who served Pisgah Church faithfully from 1858 until 1890.
Our race is being orchestrated by residents and members of the Pisgah Community Historic Association. 100% of the proceeds and donations from the race will benefit our mission of preserving this historic community.
The Pisgah Community Historic Association is an incorporated non-profit established for the purpose of providing services to the Pisgah community. Those services include, but are not limited to, the analysis and documenting of historic sites in the Pisgah community for the educational advancement of the State of Kentucky and furthering the protection from destruction and encroachment in Pisgah’s historic sites as recognized by the Woodford County Fiscal Court, the Kentucky Heritage Council, and the National Register of Historic Places. In addition, those services include educating the general public as to the importance of preserving the natural beauty and health-giving benefits of the Pisgah community, deemed a local, state, and national treasure.
The Pisgah Historic Agricultural District was placed on the National Historic Register in 1987. It is one of the very few such districts in the U.S. and is the largest in Kentucky.
Our half marathon route starts and finishes at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, runs along scenic Pisgah Pike, Williams Lane and Paynes Mill Roads and through 3 Central Kentucky horse farms (WinStar Farm, Buck Pond Farm and Ashview Farm). There will be 10 hydration stations along the half marathon route spaced about every 1.5 miles serving water and SWORD. The elevation change for the 13.1 is 764 feet. 100% of the half marathon route is on paved roadway surfaces.
Our 10K run/walk route starts and finishes at Pisgah Presbyterian Church, runs along scenic Pisgah Pike, Williams Lane and Paynes Mill Roads and includes our "WinStar Magnificent Mile" (1 mile loop through iconic WinStar Farm). There will be 4 hydration stations along the 10K route spaced about every 1.5 miles serving water and SWORD. The elevation change for the 10K is 416 feet. 100% of the 10K route is on paved roadway surfaces.
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.pisgahfarmsandfurlongs.org.
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