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A Midsummer Night's Run 5K

Sat August 10, 2024 Lexington, KY 40507 US Directions
Join us for the 40th Annual A Midsummer Night's Run 5K in the heart of downtown Lexington!
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A Midsummer Night's Run 5K

$30 7:30PM EDT - 9:30PM EDT Price increases after August 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Fastest Kid In Town

$12 6:00PM EDT - 7:00PM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 2 - 12.

Virtual Runner/Walker

$22 Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 5:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Registration ends August 8, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Let's close out the summer with Lexington's most exciting race!

The 40th Annual A Midsummer Night's Run!

 

The 2024 A Midsummer Night's Run presented by CHI Saint Joseph Health is a live, in-person race in downtown Lexington scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2024 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.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE (Saturday, August 10, 2024)

  • 4:30PM --- Packet Pickup Opens (Packet Pickup Tent on Courthouse Plaza Lawn)
  • 5:45PM --- Fastest Kid In Town Meeting with Parents/Kids (Corner of Limestone & Short Streets)
  • 6:00PM --- Fastest Kid in Town Races (Ages 2-12)
  • 7:20PM --- Brief Pre-Race Program
  • 7:30PM --- A Midsummer Night's Run 5K START
  • 8:00PM --- Awards Tent Open (For pickup of Age Group Awards (Top 3 M/F in each 5 year division)
  • 8:15PM --- Awards Presented to Top 3 Male & Female Overall winners

RACE FEATURES

  • 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   There will be two prerace packet pickup opportunities.  We encourage all local runners to pickup in advance.  You can pickup for friends, family and team members with no credentials, paperwork or ID's required.

  • Packet Pickup #1: Thursday, August 8th, at CHI Saint Joseph Health from 12pm-6pm...705 Bob-O-Link Dr., Lexington, KY 40504
  • Packet Pickup #2: Friday, August 9th, at Academy Sports + Outdoors from 2pm-7pm...3220 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY 40503

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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2023 Race T-Shirt

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

We are pleased to partner with CHI 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 CHI 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.

MAKE A DONATION

   

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.

Timing and Race Management Provided by RaceRise

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

Place

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 (120 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507).  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.

 

2023 Race Photos --- Thank You J. A. Laub Photography

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