Skip to main content
Sun July 14, 2024

Events

5K Run/Walk

$40 8:00AM EDT - 10:00PM EDT
271 spots left. Price increases after May 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kid's 1/4 Mile Dash

$20 7:45AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 8 and under.

VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk

$40 Price increases after May 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 6:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends July 13, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Join us this summer, July 12-14, 2024, when we celebrate BreyerFest: Against All Odds!   Each horse has a unique story to tell, from the backyard buddy to the champion’s circle, and while each of these stories has a happy ending, some had difficult chapters along the way.  BreyerFest 2024: Against All Odds, our third hybrid event, will share these stories of triumph over adversity, advancement in the face of disbelief, and defying expectations at every turn.  Fans will be inspired by these incredible stories of equine empowerment!

Take some time and go for a run (or walk!) with us at the BreyerFest© Never Say Neigh-ver! 5K Run/Walk on Sunday morning July 14, 2024!  After the race, participants are invited to spend their afternoon seeing all the beautiful sights of the Kentucky Horse Park as part of BreyerFest© 2024!

Event Details:

Date: July 14, 2024
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Kentucky Horse Park
Race Features:

Course:

Enjoy a scenic out-and-back route on paved surfaces within the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park.


Race Shirt: All participants will receive a commemorative super-soft race shirt with a unique logo matching the BreyerFest theme.


Finisher's Medal: Every 5K finisher will be awarded a special commemorative finisher's medal to celebrate their accomplishment.


Race Packet: Participants will receive a race packet filled with Never Say Neigh-ver-inspired goodies.


Entertainment: Experience great music, free race photos, and a festive atmosphere of food, fun, and fellowship.


Chip Timing: Accurate chip timing and live streaming of results for a competitive edge.


Awards: Overall and age group awards for the top 6 finishers in 5-year age divisions.

Age Group Categories:

14 and Under
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 and Above

Kid's 1/4 Mile Dash: A special dash for children 8 and under, including a commemorative race shirt and participation medal.


Virtual Option: Can't make it to the park? Run virtually! Participate from anywhere, upload your results, and receive your race swag by mail.

Packet Pickup Details:

Thursday, July 11th: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Lexington, The Summit at Fritz Farm. We encourage you to pick up packets for friends/family!

Saturday, July 13th: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at BreyerFest Entrance, near KY Horse Park Visitor's Center. 

Sunday, July 14th: 6:45 am - 7:45 am at the Alltech Arena for limited race day packet pickup, mainly for out-of-towners.

Race Day Schedule:

6:45 am - 7:45 am: Race day packet pickup
8:00 am: Race starts


Virtual Registration: Limited to participants with a valid United States shipping address.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a unique event that combines the thrill of a 5K run/walk with the inspiring theme of BreyerFest: Against All Odds. Grab your running shoes, embrace the spirit of equine empowerment, and join us for a memorable day at the Kentucky Horse Park!

2023 Race Photos - Thanks J.A. Laub Photography

All photos are free to download, share and enjoy!

2024 Finishers Medal - In-Person & Virtual 5K

RACE SWAG! Super soft District Made Poly/Cotton Race Shirts

Shirts are available in unisex sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL & 3XL, women's sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, youth sizes S, M & L.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Overall Top Six Awards - Sporthorse

Overall Awards

Our Top 6 finishers regardless of gender will receive the Breyer Breed Sporthorse model, Traditional Scale.  Our overall awards are based on gun time so it is the first six finishers to cross the finish line.

Age Group Award --- Hope

Age Group Awards


The top 6 finishers in the following age groups, regardless of gender, will each receive the Breyer Traditional scale Hope Horse.  Age group awards are based on chip time (Elapsed time from when a runner crosses the starting line mat to when he/she crosses the finish mat).

Age Groups

14 and Under, 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 and Above

Charity Beneficiary - Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms

A portion of proceeds will benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement  (www.oldfriendsequine.org)    Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, Old Friends is a Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY that now cares for more than 250 horses whose racing and breeding careers came to an end. A “living history museum of horse racing”, the farm attracts nearly 20,000 tourists annually that get up close and personal with such stars of the turf as 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm, three-time Santa Anita Handicap victor Game on Dude, Belmont Stakes winners Birdstone, Touch Gold, and Sarava, and one-time Kentucky Derby contender Patch. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, Old Friends aims to draw attention to the need for widespread Thoroughbred aftercare. The farm is open to the public for tours Thursday - Sunday. Reservations are required. Book online at www.oldfriendsequine.org 

Sponsors


Course Map - 5K

Our BreyerFest Sulky Sprint 5K route will start and finish from the same location in the parking lot west of Alltech Arena.  The route is a 1.55 mile out and back configuration with 3 turns along the way.  There will be a water stop that runners will pass by twice.  The entire course is on paved roadway surface.  Total elevation of the course is 177 feet.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.