The Raven 10K

Sun October 3, 2021 Directions
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Join us for the 7th annual Raven 10K Trail Run on the grounds of Raven Run Nature Sanctuary.

Our 2021 in-person race will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 9:00am. 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 3rd).  There is no 5K race this fall.  We may consider holding a stand alone 5K Robin trail race in 2022.

The race is presented by the Raven Run Citizen Advisory Board in association with the Friends of Raven Run and Lexington Parks & Recreation.  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) until September 3rd, $45 a month out from the race day- $30 Raven 10K (virtual)

PACKET PICKUP: Thursday, September 30th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at John's Run Walk Shop on Ashland.

RACE DAY --- ARRIVE BY 8:30AM     We ask all participants to arrive and be checked in by 8:30am.  We'll have a mandatory runner meeting at 8:40am.  We'll start sending runners off on the 10K course at 9:00am.

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 - 9:18am).  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.

AWARDS:  Awards ceremony for our Top Finishers will be announced after the race.. Awards are given for the top finishers in the male and female category. Winners will be notified via email if they do not come forward at the ceremony. We'll make arrangements for local award pickup or mailing for out-of-area winners. 

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. 



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Raven 10K Course Map

The Raven 10k 2021 race route has been determined. There may be some slight changes to the route from previous years.  Shown below is the 2021 race route.

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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