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Kentucky Horse Park to Host Man o’ War Run for Big Red 5K/10K on July 21

The Kentucky Horse Park will host the Man o’ War Run for Big Red 5K/10K on its scenic grounds in Lexington on July 21 at 8 a.m.

The competitive 5K/10K is part of the Kentucky Horse Park’s season-long 40th anniversary celebration, which includes a series of events to commemorate the significant impact the park has made locally, nationally, and internationally, during the past four decades.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the second annual Man o’ War Run for Big Red, a fun race that had more than 300 participants in its first year,” said Laura Prewitt, executive director of Kentucky Horse Park. “The Kentucky Horse Park’s goal during its 40th anniversary celebration is encourage more people to visit our premier tourist destination and provide affordable, family-friendly opportunities to celebrate all the park’s enjoyable features.”

The Run for Big Red offers two different picturesque routes that wind throughout the park. It costs $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, and $15 for children participants ages 7-12. Register online by visiting https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/ManOWar5K10KRunWalk?remMeAttempt=.

Awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top three finishers in various age groups of the 5K and 10K. Beer will be available at the finish line.

Included in the race fee is chip timing and a commemorative 40th anniversary-themed t-shirt, as well as a one-day pass to the Kentucky Horse Park. Admission includes entry to the International Museum of the Horse, which just opened a new exhibit, Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf.

To learn about other events scheduled for the season-long 40th anniversary celebration, visit the Kentucky Horse Park’s website at www.kyhorsepark.com.

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