White Ribbon 5K Race For Research

Sat October 28, 2023 Lexington, KY 40511 US Directions
Join us as we run/walk to fight lung cancer in Kentucky!
Countdown to Race Day


Make A Difference at our In-Person 5K!

5K Run/Walk

$30 9:00AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Run/Walk from Anywhere in the USA!


$35 Registration ends October 23, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


Embassy Suites Lexington/Coldstream Park
1801 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY US 40511



Join us for the 2nd Annual WHITE RIBBON 5K Race for Research presented by Breath of Hope Kentucky to support lung cancer initiatives in the Commonwealth.




  • In-person 5K run/walk and virtual option
  • Flat, fast course on paved surface at scenic Coldstream Park
  • Commemorative long sleeved poly/cotton race shirts for all participants
  • Chip Timing and Race Management provided by RaceRise
  • Overall Top 3 M/F and Age Group (5-year divisions) Awards
  • Social Teams to expand your race experience (prize for the largest team)
  • Free Race Photos (to download)
  • DJ music & fun provided by STITZ Mobil Sounds
  • Kid-friendly (coloring, stickers available at packet-pickup table)
  • Lung Cancer Awareness swag will be given out for free while supplies last
  • We love pets, must be leashed at all times
100% of race proceeds and donations will support Breath of Hope Kentucky, a local nonprofit focused on lung cancer initiatives that directly impact the state of Kentucky and its citizens.  (Read more about BOHKY below)


There are two opportunities to pick up your packet. 
October 27th 4P-7P Location TBA
October 28th 8A-9A at Embassy Suites UK Coldstream (1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511)


$25 (April 1-April 30)
$30 (May 1-July 31)
$35 (August 1-October 24)
$40 (October 25-28)
Virtual Runner/Walker - $35 registration fee includes mailing packet/shirt to anywhere in the United States. Virtual registration closes October 23rd shirts for swag bag mailing.

To guarantee t-shirt size, must register by Friday, October 6th.




All participants receive a commemorative long-sleeved race shirt as part of their registration fee.
Awards ceremony for our Top Finishers will be announced after the race.
Medal and prize for each of the Top 3 M/F Overall and Top 3 M/F in 5-year age divisions.  
AGE GROUPS:  0-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 & 70+



  • Are jogging strollers allowed on the course? Absolutely!
  • Is this something my kids would enjoy? YES! Look for the kid-friendly tent with coloring pages, crayons, and stickers that we will be passing out for free, while supplies last. 
  • Is the course wheelchair accessible? It sure is!
  • Can I bring my dog? Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome!
  • Should I sign up a team? Please do! Grab your co-workers, gym buddies, friends, or neighbors and come on out. You may win a prize for the largest team!
  • What if I am not a runner? 5Ks are great for walkers, too. If you don’t want to run or walk, sign up to volunteer, or come cheer on others and support a great cause. 

White Ribbon 5K Race For Research - Let’s Make A Difference Together!

Some people participate just for the fun of it, others because they believe in a cause or to honor and support a loved one. Regardless of why YOU choose to participate, just know you are making a difference for others!! Community around this disease is what is missing, what we need, and what we so desperately want! So, we thank you for your support! We see you...and we appreciate you!

More About Breath of Hope Kentucky


Breath of Hope Kentucky (BOHKY) is a local nonprofit founded by lung cancer survivor, Lindi Campbell, who is a native of Lexington and was diagnosed with the disease in 2017 at the age of 53.  She never knew she could get lung cancer and believes her diagnosis is likely due to secondhand smoke and radon exposure.

More than 238,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States in 2023 and Kentucky ranks among one of the highest states for lung cancer cases and deaths.  Although it is the deadliest of all cancers it remains among the lowest federally funded diseases.

It is BOHKY's mission to erase the stigma of lung cancer by educating others that anyone can get it.  There are varied causes in addition to tobacco use including radon, secondhand smoke, and other environmental toxins we breathe.  As many as 20% of those diagnosed with lung cancer today have never smoked and 60% have already quit smoking.

Our organization is dedicated to improving the survival statistic of lung cancer for all Kentuckians through prevention education, community outreach, and funding research.  100% of all proceeds support lung cancer initiatives that directly impact the state of Kentucky and its citizens.  Our mission is to educate the public about this disease and help erase the stigma by removing blame and shame and focusing on compassion and a cure.


Sponsorship Opportunities --- Help Us Fulfill Our Mission!

Please consider supporting our non profit organization, Breath of Hope KY, as we raise funds for research and strive to erase the stigma of lung cancer by replacing blame and shame with emphasis on compassion and a cure.

We have a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities to highlight your business and engagement with our cause.  Please read more about our sponsorship levels and contact us at breathofhopeky@gmail.com so we can secure your sponsorship spot.  Space on our inaugural race shirts is limited so don't delay.

Race Swag - Long Sleeved Poly/Cotton T-Shirts

All participants will receive a commemorative, long-sleeved race T-shirt as part of their registration fee.  Please register by October 15th to guarantee your shirt size.  You may also select "No shirt - Donate Proceeds" or "No Shirt - SAVE $5" if you would prefer to participate but forego the shirt.  Special thanks to shirt screening partner --- The 10th Planet in Danville, Kentucky.

Our 2023 logo will be displayed on a long sleeved royal blue shirt.

Race Contact Info

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View our 2022 Race Photos here! --- Thanks Ruby Cline-Eaton

All photos are free to download, share and enjoy!



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