Ernie's Bacon Run 5K...

  • Running : 5K Run/Walk :
  • Running : 1K Fun Run/Walk : Kids Race

Race Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017


Address: 4201 Versailles Road

City: Lexington

State/Terr: Kentucky

Zip: 40510

Country: USA


Join us for the inaugural Ernie's Bacon Run 5K on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9:00am at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Our race will honor Ernie Peel, longtime local runner who has helped hundreds and hundreds of Central Kentuckians find their love of running.  Since Ernie also has a great love for bacon we'll have bacon for all finishers.  The race will benefit the Lexington Humane Society (  The mission of the Lexington Humane Society is to advocate the compassionate treatment of animals; educate the community on responsible, lifelong pet ownership; and promote adoption as the best option when searching for a new pet.

We plan to have a chip timed, competitive 5K with overall & age group awards (5 year divisions, 3 deep M/F) and an untimed 1 kilometer (.62 mile) fun run/walk.  Walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are welcomed to participate in the 5K on our scenic paved course through Keeneland.

The race will feature FINISHERS MEDALS, commemorative tech shirts, DJ, a 5 person team competition, scenic course and bacon for all!

Our 5K course is being finalized and we'll post this as soon as we have it done.  The entire course will be on paved roadway/trail surfaces with start/finish at the KHP Visitors Center.  The course will be accurately measured and thoroughly marked and we'll have use of the indoor restrooms at the Visitors Center.

Other Info:

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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