DV8K Life Changing Run

Sat August 31, 2019 Lexington, KY US 40510 Directions
Some run for fun.
Some run for health.
Now, run to change a life.

8K Run

8:00AM EDT

4K Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT

Kids 1K Dash

8:45AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Race Volunteer

6:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT


Some run for fun.  Some run for health.  Now, run to change a life.

Help DV8 Kitchen Vocational Foundation build a bakery that changes lives.


Join us for the 2nd Annual DV8K Life Changing Run on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8:00am at Keeneland Race Course.

Our race will feature our signature 8K (4.97 miles), a 4K (2.5 miles) run/walk and Kids 1K Dash.  The races will start/finish near Barn 2 and cover much of the scenic Keeneland grounds.  Run or walk the 4K with strollers welcomed.  The 8K is only for runners/joggers who can maintain a 15 minute/mile pace.

We also have a Virtual Runner/Walker category for those who want to support our race and cause but who cannot join us in person.  Register as a virtual runner/walker and we'll mail you your race packet (Bib & Race Shirt) and you can run/walk your own DV8K or 4K in your own hometown on your own timeline anywhere in the world.

The 2019 Dv8k Run will raise money to help purchase a delivery van for Dv8's Wholesale Bakery to further their mission of hiring and employing people in early stages of addiction recovery. 


  • Awesome unique course at historic Keeneland Race Track
  • Race Produced and Chip Timed by RaceRise
  • DJ Stitz keeping the energy upbeat
  • 8K Awards - Overall Top 3 M/F & Age Groups (5 year divisions, 1st, 2nd & 3rd), 4K Awards - Top 3 M/F Overall
  • Commemorative Men's/Women's Sized Race T-shirts (While they last)
  • Post race food
  • All participants who pick up packet on Friday receive a race goodie bag with coupon for a free Dv8 Kitchen cinnamon roll or breakfast sandwich
  • Walkers & Strollers welcomed for our 4K distance race
  • Kids 1K Dash (Kids receive a commemorative shirt 
  • Friday, August 30th packet pickup from 3-7pm at Dv8 Kitchen to make for a smooth race day experience


Our packet pickup is Friday, 8/30/19 from 3-7pm at Dv8 Kitchen (Address: 867 S Broadway #140, Lexington, KY 40504).  Dv8 Kitchen will be open for business until 7pm on Friday so come get your packet and grab a bite to eat with other runners.  Free giveaways for all who pickup their packet on Friday.

There will be race day packet pickup from 6:30-8am at Keeneland Barn 2 Area but we encourage all local runners to pickup on Friday and make your race day experience smooth and easy.


Form a Life Changing Team of 5 or more runners/walkers and you can all SAVE $3 on your individual registrations.  Teams can be as large as you want.

It's simple to CREATE A TEAM when you register, give yourself a TEAM NAME (The funner the better!) and invite your friends, family, running buddies or co-workers to join your team. When they register (after you) they will be able to select your team from a list of existing teams.  On the team pricing the first 4 members of a team will pay full price. The 5th person joining and anyone joining the team thereafter will pay the current registration fee less $3.00. When the 5th person joins to fully consummate a 5 person team the first 4 registrants will each be refunded $3.00 on their credit card. Team members can be participating in any of our four events, the 8K, 4K, 1K Kids Dash or Virtual Runner/Walker. If you want to create a password to be shared and used when your team members join the team that is allowed but not required.  There will be no formal competition between the teams other than our recognizing the largest team, but this gives you a way to save and get your friends/family involved in this fun race.

Don't go it alone, FORM A LIFE CHANGING TEAM and save!


2019 Commemorative Race Shirts - Mens/Womens/Youth Sizing!

Get one while they last!  Awesome, super comfortable (and colorful) race shirts.

4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY US 40510
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Dv8 Kitchen was opened in August 2017 with the hopes of providing jobs to people in the early stages of addiction recovery.  We dreamed that we could offer great food, service and atmosphere to our guests - better than our competitors.  The hope was that better quality would build pride and satisfaction in our staff, show our customers that men and women with a past are more than worthy to employ and build Dv8 Kitchen into a sustainable business.  Thanks to the wonderful people of the Bluegrass, we believe Dv8 Kitchen is meeting our hopes, dreams and goals.

We now believe that the next opportunity is to build a Dv8 Bakery.  This bakery would teach second chance employees the trade of baking and elevate their earning potential.  We would supply wholesale bread to restaurant, food venues and retail outlets.  To this end, we have founded the Dv8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc.  This DV8K is our first fundraising effort toward our ultimate vision.  We thank you for your support.

New York Times Article Featuring DV8 Kitchen



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