Distillery Dash Cross Country 5k/10k

Fri July 10 - Sun July 19 Lexington, KY 40511 US Directions
Virtual race WITH BOURBON!

In following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the  state, we have made the decision to not hold an in-person Distillery Dash this year. Instead, we'll be shifting the event to a virtual run with a TWIST! 

Our friends at Chevy Chase Inn (CCI) are reopening on July 1 and have agreed to be the bourbon provider for this year's virtual race. Run your virtual race any time from July 10th to July 19th (either on your own or on our suggested 5k or suggested 10k routes from John's Run/Walk Shop in Chevy Chase) and then swing by the shop to pick up your race packet. You’ll still get your shirt, custom bourbon glass, and 3 Bourbon tasting tickets to use at CCI, which is mere steps away from the Shop. Your tickets are good for a tasting each of Buffalo Trace, Old Forester, and Bulleit at CCI.  

Your registration will be automatically transferred to the virtual option before race day. 

Packet Pickup will run the whole time from July 10th until July 19th during John's Run/Walk Shop business hours:

M-F 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

At this point in the year, the move to a virtual event probably comes as no surprise. We know you’ve seen countless races and events get cancelled, or go virtual. All of us at John’s Bluegrass Racing have been humbled by the continued support from all of our racers, volunteers, partners, and the Central Kentucky running community. We are looking forward to the day we can all race together again, but until then, we’re going to continue doing everything in our power to put on fun, meaningful events, that give you the opportunity to run or walk for awesome community causes. 

We can’t wait to see where race day takes you!

-The John’s Bluegrass Racing Team

3051 Leestown Rd
Lexington, KY US 40511

Join us for the first installment in the Central Kentucky Beer, Bourbon, and Wine Cross Country Series!  

The Distillery Dash will feature 5k and 10k cross country race options at beautiful Masterson Station Park. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, branded bourbon glass finisher's award, and 3 bourbon-tasting tickets to use at race after party. If participants are under 21, they will receive all portions of the finisher award except for the tasting tickets. The afterparty will run until 10:00 PM, so hang around for live music, bourbon tastings, drink sales, food trucks, and a great time! Register for all three races in the series for a special finisher's award at the end of the series!

Register early to take advantage of our lowest price!  

The 5k will be open to walkers, but we will be enforcing a cutoff pace of 16 minutes/mile for the 10k due to concerns with sunset. 

Race 1 - Race 2 - Race 3



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