A Midsummer Night's Run 5K

Sat August 14, 2021 Lexington, KY 40507 US Directions
Join us for our LIVE, in-person A Midsummer Night's Run 5K as we celebrate a return to running as a community.
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A Midsummer Night's Run 5K

$30 7:30PM EDT - 9:30PM EDT Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

Fastest Kid In Town

$15 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 5:45pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$25 Registration ends August 14, 2021 at 7:30pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 5:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Registration ends August 13, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Let's celebrate a return to running with our in-person A Midsummer Night's Run 5K!

The Bluegrass Sports Commission is proud to present the A Midsummer Night's Run, presented by CHI Saint Joseph Health.  This year's race is a live, in-person race in downtown Lexington scheduled for Saturday, August 14th, at 7:30pm.  We are providing a virtual participant option for those who can't (or choose not to) join us in person.  Additionally the Fastest Kid In Town Kids Races (Ages 2-12) will be held at 6pm.

We've been given approval from the City of Lexington to conduct a full capacity race with a normal "Big Race" start!  Masks will not be required for the race.


  • A unique downtown race in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky
  • Commemorative race T-shirts
  • 5K Run/Walk and Fastest Kid In Town (Ages 2-12)
  • Awards for top Overall & Age Group finishers
  • Free Race Photos
  • Team Pricing (Teams of 5 or more SAVE $5 on each team member's registration fee)
  • Virtual Option for those who can't join the race in-person
  • DJ & Food Trucks

RACE DONATIONS   All race donations made by A Midsummer Night’s Run participants will support the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program which provides free mammography screening, diagnostics services, and program support to uninsured or underinsured women and men.

PACKET PICKUP   We are providing you the opportunity to pickup your packet over 2 days (14 hours).  All local runners/walkers should pickup their packet during this time.  You can have a friend pickup your packet if you cannot.  Race day PPU will only be for out of town participants.  Here are our packet pickup dates, times and locations...

Thursday, August 12th from 12noon-7pm    CHI Saint Joseph Women's Hospital (170 N Eagle Creek Dr, Lexington, KY 40509)

Friday, August 13th from 12noon-7pm   Paul Miller Ford (975 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505)

5K AWARDS   Awards will be presented to the Top 3 M/F Overall finishers and Top 3 M/F in 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, 70-74, 75-79, & 80+)



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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://amidsummer5k.com.

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation's Yes, Mamm! -- Our Race Charity Partner

We are pleased to partner with Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation's Yes Mamm! as the charitable beneficiary of A Midsummer Night's Run.

All race donations made by A Midsummer Night’s Run participants will support the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program which provides free mammography screening, diagnostics services, and program support to uninsured or underinsured women and men.



Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $10.00.

When you register, you will be provided with a unique registration link that you can share with your friends, family, and social media.  Get 5 people to register for A Midsummer Night's Run via your unique registration link, and we'll refund you back $10.00 on your original registration.  Refer 5 more and you'll get another $10 back.  If you have enough friends you can convince to sign up, you'll run the race for free.

Chip Timing and Race Management for the A Midsummer Night's Run 5K is being provided by RaceRise.  To ensure accurate timing, we ask that you wear your chipped bib on your front torso/chest area in view of our race timers and volunteers.  You'll be able to find searchable race results at www.RaceRise.com following your finish.  

RaceRise is a locally owned and operated Timing & Race Management company focused on providing quality race day services. 

RaceRise offers a full range of race timing services for 5k & 10k races, trail running endurance events, and cycling events. We specialize in all aspects of race organization, online registration websites, race day entertainment, timing and finish line services.

Whether you are an experienced race director managing a well established annual event or a local charity putting together a first year race, RaceRise is there to advise and provide assistance from event concept and planning to race day timing and results. 

Find out more at www.RaceRise.com or email Bob@RaceRise.com

Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
120 North Limestone Street
Lexington, KY US 40507
A Midsummer Nights Run 5K Race Route

Our 5K race starts/finishes on Short Street between the two courthouses.  Runners will head east on Short Street making a right on Elm Tree and left onto East Main Street.  Runners will proceed east on Main on the inbound two lanes making a 180 degree turn around the median at Bassett Avenue.  Runners return on the outbound lanes of East Main Street until making a right on Martin Luther King and then a left on Short Street to the finish line.

There is one hydration station setup along East Main Street that runners will pass by twice.  The elevation change for the course is 154 feet.  All runners will be chip timed but the Overall Top 3 M/F awards will be based on a "head to head" gun time.



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