The Raven 10K

Sun October 4, 2020 Directions
Join us for Central Kentucky's Premiere Trail Race at Scenic Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.
Our 2020 race is in person and limited to the first 100 registrants!
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary


Join us for the 6th annual Raven 10K Trail Run on the grounds of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.

Our 2020 in-person race limited to 100 participants and will be held on Sunday, October 4th with start times from 8:00am-9:30am. There will also be a Raven 10K Virtual option for those who want to participate on their own schedule (run/walk your 10K between September 27th and October 4th).

The race is presented by the Raven Run Citizen Advisory Board in association with the Friends of Raven Run.  Proceeds from the race will go toward the Raven Run Education Program which provides free educational programs for school groups, Boy scouts & Girl scouts.

REGISTRATION FEE:  $35 Raven 10K (In-person), $25 Raven 10K (virtual)

RACE WAVES:  The race will be run with 10 waves of 10 runners/walkers in each wave (100 total participants).  The waves will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  Once a race wave fills with 10 participants, it is closed.  Waves will start at 8:00am (Wave 1), 8:10am (Wave 2), 8:20am (Wave 3), 8:30am (Wave 4), 8:40am (Wave 5), 8:50am (Wave 6), 9:00am (Wave 7), 9:10am (Wave 8), 9:20am (Wave 9), 9:30am (Wave 10).

VIRTUAL RUN/WALK/HIKE OPTION:  For those who would like to participate but can't or don't want to join us for the in-person event, we have a virtual option for $25.  You run/walk/hike your 10K between September 27th and October 3rd, and you'll earn a commemorative race shirt.  There are no awards or results submission for the virtual, all on the honor system.  You can run/walk/hike your 10K (6.2 miles) from Raven Run Nature Sanctuary or the local/route of your choice.

TIME/PACE LIMIT:  We have use of the park until 11:30am, so our race has a 2 hour limit (19 minute/mile pace) for the last wave (Wave 10 - 9:30am).  If you are a walker/hiker, we suggest you try to get yourself in an earlier wave so you have plenty of time to finish your 10K.

NO SPECTATORS:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our safety measures, no spectators are allowed at our event this year.  Only those registered participants are permitted.

AWARDS:  There will be no awards ceremony at the race.  Awards for our Top Finishers will be announced via email, and we'll make arrangements for local award pickup or mailing for out-of-area winners.  We strongly discourage participants from congregating after the race.

COVID-19:  While we fully expect to hold the race as an in-person event, the race could go virtual if deemed necessary due to current COVID-19 data closer to the race date.  We are doing everything we can to hold a safe, in-person event.  On race day participants will be required to wear a mask prior to the race and will be encouraged to grab their snacks and water and head to their car following the race.



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Raven 10K Course Map

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Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary located just outside of Lexington. The park borders the Kentucky River and provides a great place for hiking and wildlife viewing. Ten miles of trails pass through meadows, woodlands, and streams characteristic of the inner Bluegrass. Historic remnants of early 19th century settlers can also be found throughout the park.


Raven Run Nature Sanctuary


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