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Location: Lexington, KY US 40511 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Other

Join us for the 3rd Annual RK-5K, The Twilight Run at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Rolex Stadium on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.  We'll have a dynamic warm-up lead by trainers from OrangeTheory Fitness at 6:15pm followed by a short program prior to our race start.

The race will feature a chip timed/competitive 5K run and an untimed 1 Mile fun run/walk.  All 5K & 1 Mile participants will receive a commemorative RK-5K technical T-shirt and kids (under 12) participating in the fun run/walk will receive a finishers medal.  DJ, Overall & Age Group Awards (5K), Raffle and a beautiful race course. Sign up by April 18th to ensure you get a commemorative shirt!

We have added a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER category for those who can't run/walk with us in person in Lexington on April 28th.  Register by 4/20/17 for $30 and we'll mail you your race T-shirt and make a donation on your behalf to Central Kentucky Riding For Hope.  Then if you want to run/walk your own "virtual 5k" in your hometown you're welcome to do that.

STROLLERS & DOGS  Runners/walkers with strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcomed to join in the fun.  We just ask that both groups start toward the back at the beginning of the race.

THURSDAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION   We will hold an advanced race packet pickup/registration on Thursday, 4/27/17 from 4-7pm at J&H Outdoors Store (189 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503).  Avoid the race day rush and come pickup your packet (or those for friends/family members) and shop in Lexington's Premiere Outdoors Store.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP/REGISTRATION is available at Rolex Stadium on Friday, 4/28 beginning at 2:00pm near our Start/Finish area on Rolex Way. Runners will be able to park in the Visitors Center Parking Lot and gain access into the park without RK3DE credentials after 4:00pm.  You do not need to purchase a Rolex Kentucky Friday Pass in order to participate.The RK-5K will begin at 6:30pm and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 6:35pm.

A portion of proceeds from the RK-5K will benefit Central Kentucky Riding For Hope.  Read more about their great work below or at their website



Please consider volunteering for our race. You may click here, or on the Volunteer link below, to register as a volunteer. Thank you in advance for your help!

Event Time Price Details
RK-5K The Twilight Run at Rolex Kentucky
6:30PM EDT
Registration ends April 28, 2017 at 11:59am EDT
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
6:35PM EDT
Registration ends April 28, 2017 at 11:59am EDT
Virtual Runner/Walker
4:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
4:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Registration ends April 27, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY US 40511
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The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is an eventing competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Rolex Kentucky is a CCI eventing competition, and the only regularly held four-star in the Western Hemisphere. Four stars is the highest level of competition in the sport, the same level of competition as Eventing at the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games. The event is sponsored by Rolex watches and is known by many equestrians simply as Rolex. Prize money of $350,000 is distributed among the top placings with $110,000 as well as a Rolex watch awarded to the first place horse and rider.

Although the event's name continues to reflect its roots as a three-day competition, Rolex currently takes place over four days (Thursday through Sunday). Due to large number of entries, both Thursday and Friday are devoted to Dressage. Cross-country is on Saturday, and show-jumping is on Sunday.

Rolex is held the last weekend of April, the week before the Kentucky Derby. It is one of the three events in the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing.

Our 2017 RK-5K charity beneficiary is Central Kentucky Riding For Hope.  A portion of all registration fees and 100% of additional donations made by participants will be donated to CKRH.

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) was founded in 1981 as a riding program for individuals with physical disabilities.  Over the years, CKRH has grown into a multi-faceted program that is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.  Equine assisted activities and therapies provide independence, achievement and community to the individuals that we serve.  Ability…Not Disability is the CKRH way!

The program is operated at the renowned Kentucky Horse Park, which is a perfect setting of one thousand acres of rolling countryside, dotted with hundreds of horses representing over 35 breeds.

CKRH is completely dependent upon community support. Funding and volunteer support is provided by numerous individuals as well as various community service-based organizations

Contact Information:

PO BOX 13155
Lexington, KY 40583
Phone:859.231.7066 | Fax: 859.252.5016