See you at the races!

January 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

The year 2019 was a fun one for J.A. Laub Photography. Jeff, Abby and our associates took almost 100,000 photos spread out over almost 25 races and sporting events. If you are a part of this prolific running community in Kentucky and beyond, we are
thrilled to release a big chunk of our 2020 race schedule - where you can be on the receiving end of some more of these great photos, including FREE digital downloads thanks to your amazing race directors! 

3/7/20 - The Lucky Leprechaun, Versailles   Half Marathon, 10 Miler, 5K 

Dress in green and break out of bad winter running habits and join the fun to kick off spring! And dance to DJ James Hummel’s awesome collection of Celtic tunes at the finish line. Just don’t forget shorts under your kilt! 

3/28/20 - RunTheBluegrass, Lexington  Half Marathon, 7-miler, The Yearling (3.65 miles) and kids events

RunTheBluegrass is celebrating its 10th year, and this will be the coolest year ever (as if this event could get even better!) at this race. And we are proud to say that we are one of the few - if not the only - vendor who has worked with this incredible event since the very beginning. If you like a good party and a great show of all things Kentucky, do not miss RunTheBluegrass. Already there are about 3,500 runners registered from all 50 states. 

4/18/20 - Horse Capital Marathon, Lexington  Marathon, Half Marathon

This is the 6th annual Horse Capital Marathon and Half Marathon. Horse Cap is one of Kentucky’s few FULL marathons and it’s one you don’t want to miss because it passes by more than 50 stunning Central Kentucky horse farms. Truly the horse capital of the world, and the beauty (plus the hills) will leave you breathless! This race benefits Bluegrass Farms Charities.

5/23/20 - BIG LEX 4-Miler, Lexington  4-Miler, 1-Miler

Celebrate all that is great about Lexington and kick off summer in the Bluegrass. This is part one of the Bluegrass Trifecta Race Series! The race features a unique (never run previously) course through the historic Keeneland grounds, an exciting team competition and lots of post race fun.

7/4/20 - Bluegrass 10,000, Lexington  10K

Is it really Independence Day in Lexington without the Bluegrass 10,000? The answer is: no. ;) Dress up in your finest patriotic running outfits and join the thousands of other running enthusiasts from near and far to celebrate our nation’s independence through running. This is the 44th year of this iconic and memorable event. You’ll leave sweating (it’s July, after all) and swelling with pride to be an American runner. This is the second leg of the Bluegrass Trifecta Race Series. 

8/8/20 - A Midsummer Night’s Run, Lexington  5K, 1-Miler, Fastest Kid in Town

Ever dream about running down the streets of Lexington at night without fear? Well, here is your chance; at one of Lexington’s favorite summertime traditions. AMSNR has a little bit of everything – from family events to a great post race party. All race donations made by A Midsummer Night’s Run participants will support the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program which provides free mammography screening, diagnostics services, and program support to uninsured or underinsured women and men. This event closes out the Bluegrass Race Trifecta Series - so be sure to do all three for that extra swag. 

8/15/20 - DV8K Life Changing Run, Lexington  8K, 4K, 1K Kids Dash

The third annual DV8K is your chance to truly help change lives. Proceeds go directly to help DV8 Kitchen Vocational Foundation build a bakery that changes lives. This year’s race will raise money to help purchase a delivery van for DV8K’s Wholesale Bakery to further the mission of hiring and employing people in early stages of addiction recovery. 

9/20/20 - Iron Horse Half Marathon, Midway  Half Marathon, 12K

Presented by the iconic John's Run/Walk Shop and held in conjunction with the world famous Midway Fall Festival, the 11th annual Iron Horse features T-shirts and posters with custom made artwork, massive finisher medals and a lot of other unique swag. Not to mention the festival, a stunning run through picturesque horse farm country and the top notch hospitality of the quaint and charming Midway. 

10/10/20 - Yes Mamm! 5K, Nicholasville  5K

The CHI Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s 6th annual Yes, Mamm! 5K supports the hospital’s Yes, Mamm! program. The money raised provides free mammography screening, diagnostic testing, and program support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. The family event features cash prizes, a closed course, medals, homemade ice cream, a hot lunch, and more.

10/17/20 - Urban Bourbon, Louisville  Half Marathon

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam might possibly be one of the best post race parties ever. Just don’t miss it, OK? We go to a lot of events, so bring your friends and just take our word for it. This masterfully executed race covers most of Louisville, including the stunning Cherokee Park and features fun to boot. 

11/1/20 - BG26.2, Bowling Green  Marathon, Half Marathon, 6K, Kids Race

In its 9th year, the BG26.2 & Half Marathon is a race against Multiple Sclerosis. The Boston Marathon qualifying USATF certified course (13.1 mile loop) starts at the Bowling Green Ball Park and runs through historic downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky and the beautiful Western Kentucky University campus. 

11/8/20 - Honor Run Half Marathon, Florence  Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

If you cry easily, you might not want to sign up for the Honor Run. This race benefits Tri-State Honor Flight and is sure to move you. Just look around at all of the shirts, memorials and stories being told about veterans and their loved ones. Take a moment of silence and gratitude to remember the veterans who made all of the runs on this race calendar possible. 

11/22/20 - The Gobbler, Lexington  Half Marathon, 10K, 5K 

The Gobbler is your perfect holiday season kick-off! In its 5th year, the Gobbler is in beautiful horse country and benefits Glean KY and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption. The scenic course traverses through beautiful horse country and past a number of our horse farms.  

11/26/20 - Thoroughbred Classic, Lexington  5K

Kentucky’s favorite Thanksgiving Day race celebrates its 36th year, and if this is a part of your holiday tradition don’t miss it. This year the first 1,000 participants get free compression socks. Gobble up that turkey and pie afterward.

Many of these races have price increases at the end of January, so sign up early! More races are continually added to our schedule as their dates are confirmed so check back for more. Follow us on Facebook for more breaking race information. 




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