The Hundred Acre 5k

Sat June 22, 2019 Lexington, KY US 40503 Directions
Events

The Hundred Acre 5k

8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

The Children's Mile

9:20AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Place
Dorotha Oatts Smith Visitor Center
Lexington, KY US 40503
Description

Join us this June for the second annual Hundred Acre 5k to be held at the beautiful Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky in the heart of Lexington! John’s Run/Walk Shop and the Arboretum have teamed up to bring you a race to let you experience your favorite place to run or walk in a whole new way! Bring your little ones and stick around after the race for the children’s fun-run (ages 2-10). Both the 5k and the Children's Mile will be run on a safe course closed to traffic through the beautiful Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky. All 5k participants will receive a Hundred Acre 5k race T-shirt and Arboretum-themed finisher award. All children participating in the fun run will receive a free day admission to the Kentucky’s Children Garden and a ribbon. 


For 2019, proceeds from the race will help fund plant collection trips for the Arboretum! The Arboretum’s collection of native plants is known as the Walk Across Kentucky. Plants from each of the seven distinct [physiographic] regions of the state are represented across the walk, and these trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers are wild-collected from across Kentucky. This means that Arboretum staff, professional colleagues, and botanists venture into wild areas throughout the state to collect seeds and seedlings, propagate and grow them, and plant them in The Arboretum to preserve Kentucky’s botanical heritage.

Packet Pickup/In Person Registration
Packet Pickup and in person registration will be available at the following times:
Friday, June 21: 3-7 PM at John's Run/Walk Shop on S Ashland Ave.
Saturday, June 22: 7-7:55 AM at Race HQ in the main Arboretum Parking Lot

For a course map/parking locations, click here

Parking
Parking details can also be found on the course map above. Participants can park in the UK Blue Lot near Kroger Field. For those who do not want to walk/jog to the start area, beginning at 7 AM we will have a shuttle running from the grassy median indicated on the map to the start area. Shuttles will run from 7:00 AM until 7:50 AM. Shuttles will resume after the Children's Mile concludes. If you walk/jog to the start, please cross Alumni Drive at the cross walk at the round about. Alternatively, you can park on nearby neighborhood streets (note the Bellefonte entrance is close to the start). 
 

Schedule of Events
The schedule of race day is below. Please note that we will have an official awards ceremony, so be sure to stick around after the race! 
7:00 AM  - Shuttles start from Blue Lot and Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration begins.
 8:00 AM  - The Hundred Acre 5k begins.
 9:20 AM  - The Children's Mile begins/Official Awards Ceremony Starts (we will hold your award if you're running with your little one!)
10:00 AM - Shuttles Resume to Blue Lot.
12:00 PM - Shuttles End.

 

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