Ernie's Bacon Run 5K & Little Bacon Kids 1K

1 Mile, 1K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Mar 4, 2017


Lexington, KY


Activity Today Later

5K Run/Walk

$30 $30 Closed

1K Kids Fun Run/Walk

$15 $15 Closed

Race Volunteer

$0 $0 Closed

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Join us for the inaugural Ernie's Bacon Run 5K on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 9:00am at Spindletop Hall in North Lexington. In addition to the 5K we will have a Little Bacon Kids 1K (Presented by The Running Wife) at 8:30am.

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 (Thanks Lucky's Market!) 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.

In addition to supporting the Lexington Humane Society we will also be taking donations of gently worn shoes to support Soles4Souls (  Soles4Souls accepts all types of shoes: athletic, running, dress, sandals, pumps, heels, work boots, cleats, dance, flip flops, just as long as they are new or gently worn.  Please bring your shoes on race morning and we'll have a bin to put them in.

We plan to have a chip timed, competitive 5K with overall & age group awards (5 year divisions, 3 deep M/F) and an untimed the1 kilometer (.62 mile) kids run/walk.  Walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are welcomed to participate in the 5K.

The race will feature commemorative tech shirts, DJ, a scenic course and bacon for all!  Shirts are guaranteed for those adults and children who register by 2/22/17.  After this date it will be first register first get for any surplus/extras we order over the amount registered by 2/22.

PACKET PICKUP  On Friday, 3/3/17 from 4-7pm at Lucky's Market (1030 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504).  Come get your packet, enjoy a pint of craft beer and get your grocery shopping done for the weekend.




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