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2015 United Way 5K on the Runway

Start Time: 8:30am EDT
End Time: 10:00am EDT
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Event Information
On-site registration available Friday, June 26 from 8 AM - 6 PM at the Lexington Herald-Leader or at the race site between 7-8 AM on Saturday.

Experience a fast and exciting course that will take you both on and off the runway on the grounds of the beautiful Blue Grass Airport. Enjoy entertainment at the finish line including music, concessions, activities for kids and more!

* Chip timed course
* Awards for Top 3 Male and Female Overall Finishers
* FREE dry-fit performance shirt for all adult registrants OR the option to waive t-shirt and donate funds back to United Way! Cotton shirts available for paid youth registrants. (ages 5 and under may register for FREE with no shirt giveaway)
* FREE voucher for two box seats to a 2015 home Lexington Legends game!
* Finish line photography and event photography
* Music and entertainment at the finish line, including activities for children
* The Lexington Legends will be on-site with Big L, inflatables and more!
* Vendors in the expo area with great information and giveaways
* Breakfast concessions available at the finish line for participants
* Small aircraft display

Race packet pickup will be at United Way on Friday, June 19 from 8 AM - 6 PM.

Please note that the race has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27 at 8:30. An additional race packet pick-up date has been added for Friday, June 26 from 8 AM to 6 PM at United Way located in the Herald-Leader building.

United Way is located in the Lexington Herald-Leader building at 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508. For your convenience, packet pick up will take place in the front parking lot, weather permitting. If weather forces us indoors, packet pick up will take place inside the front lobby of the Herald-Leader building.

If you are unable to pick-up your packet on Friday, packets may be picked up between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM prior to the race on Saturday, June 27 at the race site.

Please note that the race has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27 at 8:30 AM due to inclement weather. 

United Way of the Bluegrass will be hosting its 4th annual 5K on the Runway at Blue Grass Airport on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM. Unique to any other race, the course takes place on an actual runway with aircraft as your scenery! 

Strollers are welcome, but no scooters, skates, bikes, skateboards or pets will be permitted. 

On-site registration available Friday, June 26 from 8 AM - 6 PM at the Lexington Herald-Leader or at the race site between 7-8 AM on Saturday.

Registration Fees: 

  • Standard – $30.00 per adult* through June 25 at 8:00 PM
  • On-site - $35.00 per adult* -  Friday, June 26 at the Lexington Herald-Leader and Saturday June 27 on-site

*Adult will be considered any participatnt age 15 or older. See below for pricing details on children 14 and under.

Children's Fees: 

  • Ages 5 and under – FREE (We ask that all participants, regardless of age, register. No giveaways with free registrations) 
  • Ages 6 thru 14 - $20.00 per child 
  • Youth shirts sizes S, M and L are available for children ages 6 & up this year!

Online registration will be available until Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 PM after this point, on-site registration will be required.

Refunds will not be issued due to inclement weather or in the case that you cannot paricipate in the race. 

Click here to view our weather policy.

4832 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY US 40510
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How to Get There and Where to Park

To access the event, convenient parking will be available onsite adjacent to the secondary runway at Blue Grass Airport where the race will take place. Participants and spectators should enter the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Training Center on Versailles Road, just west of Keeneland. Follow the signs down Versailles Road, past Man O’ War and the entrance will be on your left. The address for GPS navigation is 4832 Versailles Road, Lexington KY 40510.

*** PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no access through the airport’s main terminal or parking garage***

Please see below for course map.


Want a ride to the runway?  Uber has a speical offer for all 5K on the Runway participants!

Get a reliable ride in minutes using the Uber app.  Sign up with code RUNWAY15 for your first free ride, up to $20.*  

*First time riders only. Not valid on Taxi. Expires 12/31/15

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