Eddie Benton Legacy 5K

Sat June 29, 2024 Lexington, KY 40511 US Directions
Join us for the inaugural race honoring the life and legacy of Eddie Benton
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5K Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Walk

$22 8:02AM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

FREE Kid's 1/4 Mile Dash

$0 7:45AM EDT Registration ends June 29, 2024 at 8:00am EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 Registration ends June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 6:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT Registration ends June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Join us for this inaugural race which will honor the life & legacy of avid local runner Eddie Benton

SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024 at 8:00AM at Coldstream Park in North Lexington


  • Flat, fast course on the Legacy Trail in North Lexington
  • Awards for Top 3 M/F Overall and Top 3 M/F in 5-year age divisions
  • Chip timing & Race Management by RaceRise
  • Free Race Photos
  • Commemorative super soft poly/cotton T-shirts (Men's, Women's & Youth Sizes)
  • Social Teams to enhance your race experience (Prize for the largest team!)
  • 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile (untimed) Fun Walk, FREE Kid's Dash & Virtual Option
  • Food, fun, music and fellowship

Packet pickup details TBA

Race proceeds and donations benefit Central Kentucky Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Eddie Benton -- A Joyful Life Well Lived!

Eddie Benton loved three things above all else: the Lord, his family, and running.

As a Pastor, Youth Minister, and speaker for over 50 years, he impacted many communities and churches across the United States with his infectious smile, laughter, and love for Jesus. If you heard him speak, you undoubtedly heard the gospel and some of the best preacher jokes around.

Next to the Lord, his greatest love was his wife, Mandy. Eddie loved Mandy without abandon, and nothing brought him more joy than spending time with her being active, enjoying family, or just being together. Their love for one another was so evident in the way that they served each other and served the Lord. Eddie and Mandy’s love and marriage was an example for many around them, but especially for their 4 children and several grandchildren whom they love fiercely.

Eddie loved Jesus and Mandy most of all, but running came very close behind. In his many years of racing and training, he logged well over 100,000 miles, 101 marathons, 4 IRONMAN triathlons, and countless half marathons and other races. He extended this love of running and sports into serving the community by coaching numerous track teams, cross country teams, and anything his children were involved in. For years, he served as an FCA coach and mentor to several high school sports teams in Lexington.

If you ever had an encounter with Eddie, even if it was for just a few moments, you likely knew about his three loves. He was never shy about sharing them. To know Eddie Benton, was to know how joyful life can be. That is a legacy that will shine in the hearts of those who knew him for eternity.


Coldstream Dog Park Area/Legacy Trail
1850 Pisacano Drive
Lexington, KY US 40511

Race Contact Info

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Race Charity Beneficiary - Central Kentucky FCA

Race proceeds and donations made by runners/walkers will go to support Central Kentucky Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Eddie Benton was a big champion for Central Kentucky FCA and mentored and coached numerous young athletes.

VISION:  To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

MISSION:  To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.


Race Sponsorship Opportunities

If you or your business are interested in being a sponsor of the inaugural Eddie Benton Legacy 5K please contact Tyler Woosley at woosley@rosemontbc.net

We have various sponsorship opportunities available.

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