LEXINGTON, KY (October 18, 2004) For runners, what could be better than racing through a beautiful, world-renowned park surrounded by twinkling holiday lights and lovely horses, for the sole benefit of that park and needy people?
The Kentucky Horse Park is proud to be inaugurating a 5k race for two worthy causes, in conjunction with their Southern Lights Stroll on Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm. John’s Run/Walk Shop is donating their services to configure the 5k course. They will provide finish line timing and result posting. Awards will include overall male and overall female as well as top three male and female in 12 age categories.
Race participants are asked to bring at least one nonperishable food item (and preferably a lot more – clean out your pantry!) to feed the needy in Central Kentucky through God’s Pantry. Proceeds from the entry fees will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. Race pre-registration is $15 and $20 the day of the event, and includes a free long-sleeve t-shirt. Forms can be picked up at the following locations: Kentucky Horse Park, John’s Run/Walk Shop, The Pavilion and area YMCAs.
For more information on the new 5k race at the Kentucky Horse Park, call Sherry Logan or Nicole Rivera at 859-259-4266 or 859-259-4226.
Admission to the Kentucky Horse Park through October 31 is $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12. Open daily. New Seasonal Hours and Rates: From November 1-March 14 the park will be open 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum. Southern Lights activities have separate admission fees.
The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003. The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington. The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.