The Great Cake Race 5K/1M, May 5th, 4pm, Keeneland's Keene Barn.

Sun May 5, 2019 Lexington, KY 40510 US Directions
Keeneland Race Course, Keene Barn
Versailles Road
Lexington, KY US 40510

This is the perfect event for an avid runner, someone participating in their first 5K, or a family wanting to get some exercise and support a worthy cause.  Plus, race start isn't until 4pm.  The Great Cake Race 5K/1M will feature a beautiful new course along the rolling hills of Keeneland, bands, inflatables, and much more.  We will be giving awards to the fastest male and female of each age in the 11 and under age group, plus special awards in canine and stroller divisions.  A trophy will be given to the team with the most participants, so grab your friends, family, co-workers, book club, life group, you name it, and come on out to The Great Cake Race 5K/1M at Keeneland's Keene Barn (Entertainment Center) on May 5th. 

Once they cross the finish line, participants will be treated to a free cupcake.  Spectators may purchase a bracelet entitling them to a cupcake.

  • The 5K will include chip timing by Good Times Event Services.
  • Age group and overall awards will be given. 
  • We will give a  traveling trophy to the team with the most participants. Awards will be given to largest teams in each division.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash.  A special award will be given for the fastest canine. 
  • Feel free to bring along a stroller for your little one.  We will have a special award in the stroller division.

Register by April 15, 2019 to be guaranteed a free t-shirt.

Early packet pick-up will take place Saturday, May 4th from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Palomar location of John's Run/Walk Shop (3735 Palomar Centre Drive, Suite 140).

The event will not be called or delayed for rain.  In the event of thunder, lightning, hail or other such inclement weather, the decision to call or delay the event will be made at 4pm, Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Keeneland. In the event of event cancellation, please consider your entry fee a donation that will support the mission of Sweet Blessings, as refunds will not be given.

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What is Sweet Blessings?

Sweet Blessings is a nonprofit ministry which creates unforgettable birthday cakes for children living in poverty, with a life threatening illness, or special needs in order to help them feel special and loved on their special day. In 2018 Sweet Blessings created cakes for close to 2,600 Central Kentucky children.


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