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Dirty Dog Trail Race

Sat November 3, 2018 Lexington, KY US 40515 Directions
Come "Do The Dog" at Veterans Park and help us improve and maintain these great trails!

4 Mile

12:00AM EDT
Countdown to the Dirty Dog

Are you up for the Dirty Dog Challenge?


The 4th Annual Dirty Dog Trail 4 Miler will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:00am at Veteran's Park.  We are pleased to have Lexington Clinic Veterans Park as our presenting sponsor.

The 4 mile course will traverse portions of the park, trails and some pathways along/around the scenic East Hickman River. The race will be chip timed and awards will be presented for top 3 M/F Overall and top 3 in each of 11 age groups. Long Sleeved performance T-shirts will be provided to all registrants.  

We also have our Top Dogs Team Competition for 2-Person male, female and co-ed teams.  Grab and friend and run together!  Your two times will be scored together and compared to other teams in your division.  Winners for all 3 divisions (2-Person Male, 2-Person Female, 2-Person Co-ed) each receive free race registrations to a future RaceRise race of comparable value.   Runners on a team will also be eligible for overall and age group individual awards.

PACKET PICKUP:   We will offer a packet pickup on Friday, 11/2/17 from 3-6pm at Lexington Clinic Veterans Park (630 Southpointe Drive, Lexington, KY 40511).  You may also pickup your packet on race morning at Veterans Park/Shelter 1 from 7:30-9am.

The course will be officially measured and marked for your safety and direction.  The course will have some open grassy areas, cross at least one dry rocky creek as well as hard packed dirt trail areas.  There will be at least 2 and likely 3 hydration stops along the course where water and SWORD Hydration will be served.

Proceeds from the race will benefit KyMBA (Kentucky Mountain Bike Association) who have put in a great deal of time, energy and money to build and maintain the trail system at Veteran's Park.  Also special thanks to Lexington Parks & Recreatiion for allowing us to put on this pilot first year race.

RACE PRICING:   $25 Through 9/15/18, $30 from 9/16-10/31, $35 from 11/01-11/2, $40 on race day

RACE SHIRTS  We will be ordering our race shirts on October 26th.  While we will likely order extras, to guarantee your shirt size you should register by this date.  When you register it will only give you the shirt size options that are available.  If you size is not available you can select "No Shirt Option" and donate or save $ or pick another size and try to swap it out after the race if we end up with a shirt in your preferred size (i.e. No shows).

Questions about the race can be directed to Bob Baney, Race Director at Bob@RaceRise.com



We are pleased to have Lexington Clinic Veterans Park as our 2018 Dirty Dog Presenting Sponsor.  We'll be holding our race packet pickup at their offices on Friday, November 2nd from 3-6pm (Address:  630 Southpointe Drive, Lexington, KY 40511)

Lexington Clinic Veterans Park
Telephone: (859) 272-1928
Toll Free: (877) 232-3533
Address: 630 Southpoint Drive
Lexington, KY 40515
Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

4303 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY
Lexington, KY US 40515
Veterans Park Trails

Our 4 mile course is a mix of grassy field and single track hard packed surfaces.  There are some rock surfaces, roots and other mounds and switchbacks to keep things interesting.  The start and finish have short sections of .2 and .1 miles respectively where you run in a grassy field from the start/finish to/from the trailhead.

KYMBA (Kentucky Mountain Biking Association -- Our Charity Beneficiary

We are pleased to partner with the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KYMBA) on this race.  The crew at KYMBA have done a great job building and maintaining the trails at Veterans Park.  A portion of every race registration will go to KYMBA to pump back into the Veterans Park trails.

Dirty Dog Trail 4 Miler Route

The attached image is from the 2016 Dirty Dog Trail 4 Miler.  There has been some construction at Veterans Park so we are working on a suitable route for 2018 and will post it as soon as it is confirmed with Lexington Parks & Recreation.