Run for the Horses 5K

Sat May 16, 2020 Lexington, KY US 40511 Directions
Come Run For The Horses on our new race date of Saturday, May 16, 2020!
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Run for the Horses 5K

$25 8:30AM EDT Price increases after April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 8:30AM EDT Registration ends May 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT


$0 6:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY US 40511

Join us for the 5th Annual RUN FOR THE HORSES 5K on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:30am at the Makers Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park.  This will be a fun family friendly event on a quiet, country section of the Horse Park grounds.

Scenic course through the world-famous Kentucky Horse Park, and chip timing provided by RaceRise. Overall & age group awards will be presented (Top 3 M/F, 5 year age groups).

For those who can't run or walk with us in person we are offering a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER option.  Register as a virtual runner/walker by May 19th and we'll mail you your commemorate race T-shirt.  You can (if you choose) run or walk your own 5K in your hometown and you'll be supporting Makers Mark Secretariat Center.


They run for us. They make the Bluegrass a unique place to live. Now it's time to run for them. Race proceeds go to raise funds for the care and preparation for second careers and loving new homes for the off-track Thoroughbreds of the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center!

The Maker's Mark Secretariat Center is located inside the Kentucky Horse Park, and the address is the KHP's address. For directions to the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center within the KHP, go to  It is located about 1/2 miles NW of Alltech Arena off Walt Robertson Lane.  There will be RaceRise signs to direct you back from the main KHP entrance.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Airdrie Stud, Bobfeld Bloodstock, Denali Stud, Fasig-Tipton, Hunter Valley Farm, Select Sales Agency, Legacy Bloodstock, Walmac Farm, Blackwood Stables, Bourbon Lane Stables, Town and Country Farms.



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A portion of your race registration fee and 100% of additional donations made by registrants will support the mission of the Makers Mark Secretariat Center.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center is dedicated to reschooling and matching former racehorses to new homes in suitable second careers. The MMSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit horse adoption program. From the Kentucky Horse Park we advocate to the world the importance of aftercare. Our program aspires to echo the dignity and integrity of the American Thoroughbred. 

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