Thank You!

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2018 participants!

A heartfelt thank you for supporting our local charities and getting your holiday off to a happy and healthy start! We so enjoyed having you and look forward to next year!

For 2018 RESULTS click HERE.

Next year’s race will be on November 28th, 2019. Mark your calendars, watch this space, join our Facebook page, and ask to be on our mailing list to know when registration opens.
We had 2,750 finishers — plus a bunch of strollers and super fun canine friends!!! 
Because of your help and great attendance this year, we were able to donate over $41,000 total to our six charities this year. You MAKE A DIFFERENCE to each one of these groups.  Extra special thanks to those of you who made an additional donation on top of your race fee

It takes a great deal of work and contributions from so many people to put on an event of this size. We cannot thank everyone who helped with this event enough. Special thanks to Council Member Bill Farmer for coming out to our race and speaking as part of our pre-race program. And we ask for your ongoing support for:

Our Volunteers:

We had almost 100 volunteers help with packet pick up and race day – mainly from our charitable beneficiaries and the Bluegrass Runners. These folks sacrificed part of their Thanksgiving holiday to give you a great race day. You are invaluable, we could not do it without you.  THANK YOU.

Our Partners:
  • Keeneland – We cannot thank Keeneland enough for such a beautiful, unique, and wonderful venue and for all the support from their staff and security crew! We are so lucky to have this wonderful location in Lexington.
  • 3 Way Racing for timing and helping organize this event.
  • ProCompression for the socks for our first 1,000 registrants – this terrific company offers great compression socks all made in the U.S.A.!
  • Pivot Brewing Company for hosting packet pickup and storing our race supplies year-round – we hope you got to explore this fun new Lexington craft cidery!
  • Highbridge Springs for their great continued support by providing water for our water stop.
  • Lexington Athletic Club for donating a membership to a lucky winner at our packet pick up.
  • Breakout Games for donating our two team awards.
  • John’s Run/Walk Shop for donating six $25 gift cards raffled to our packet pick up participants.
  • Matt Reno Logos, our BGR President, who updated our race day design from Robert Bridges, for our race logo this year.
  • DJ Stitz for pumping up the crowd, wouldn’t he be great for a party?!
  • Ponya Bands for donating a prize for our packet pick up.
As a running club, we want our race to be the best it can be. If you have any race feedback to help us make this a better event, please contact us. We are always looking for new ideas to help make this race one of Lexington’s finest Thanksgiving traditions. 
Thank you so much to everyone who comes back year after year. We, and our charities, appreciate your continued support.  If you haven’t already, please visit and learn more about our club. We would also love for you to join us on a group run. We have multiple options throughout the week, and including runs for new runners or those who have never run with a group before. If you’re just getting into this great sport, we’ll have experienced runners on hand to offer guidance to anyone, regardless of pace. 
Thanks again. 
Your Race Directing Team at the Bluegrass Runners