Bluegrass 10,000

Thur. July 4, 2019 Lexington, KY US 40506 Directions
Kickoff your Independence Day at our 43rd Annual Bluegrass 10,000 --- A Central Kentucky July 4th Tradition!

Join us for the 43rd Annual Bluegrass 10,000 on July 4, 2019.  Our certified 10,000-meter course weaves through the main business and historic district in downtown Lexington.  The race is is part of Lexington's Fourth of July Festival sponsored by  Lexington Parks and Recreation and the Downtown Lexington Corporation. 

Our PACKET PICKUP is now closed.  If you were unable to pickup your packet you can claim a bib at/near the starting line tomorrow between 6:30-7:15am.


7:25am  Wheelchair Division Start (Main Street in front of Carson's Restaurant)

7:30am  Bluegrass 10,000 Start (Main Street in front of Carson's Restaurant)

8:00am  1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Start (Corner of Elm Tree & Short Streets)

9:00am  Bluegrass 10,000 Awards Ceremony (On Main Street across from the Old Courthouse)


Wednesday, June 26th at Lululemon 3809 Finn Way 6-8 pm

Thursday, June 27th at Dunbar Community Center 545 North Upper 11 - 1 pm

Saturday, June 29th at John's Run Walk Shop S. Ashland 10-12 pm

Saturday, June 29th at Lululemon 3809 Finn Way 2-4 pm

Tuesday, July 2nd Parks & Recreation 469 Parkway Dr 12-6 pm (Last Chance Registration)

Wednesday, July 3rd Parks & Recreation 469 Parkway Dr 2-6 pm (Final Packet Pickup -- THERE IS NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP!)


Female: Lydia Kosgei  34:39 (2015)

Male: Marcus Nenow 29:14 (1983)

Push Rim Wheelchair Female: Aerelle Jones 32:09 (2018)

Push Rim Wheelchair Male: Paul Dietrich 24:19 (1996)

Hand-Cranked Wheelchair Male: Greg Queen 18:45 (2014)

Hand-Cranked Wheelchair Female: Carley Pearson 25:44 (2014)



If you are planning to do the Bluegrass 10,000 why not sign up for the Bluegrass Trifecta Race Series.  Register for 3 great races in one transaction for one low price and earn a finisher's medal and be eligible for series prizes.  The races in the series are the BIG LEX 4 Miler (May 25th), Bluegrass 10,000 (July 4th) and A Midsummer Nights Run 5K (August 10th).  To register for the series go to 


545 N Upper St.
Corner of Eastern Avenue and Main Street
Lexington, KY US 40506
Race Contact Info

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Race Timing & Bib Instructions

Our 10K race will be chip timed by RaceRise.  Please review the instructions below regarding the placement of your chipped bib so that you receive an accurate finish time.

2018 Race Results

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