Run for the Arts - The 2013 Bourbon Chase
Start: Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)
Lexington , KY 40508
Registration Closing Date
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)
The Bourbon Chase celebrates the best of Kentucky. It is a 200-mile journey across the Bluegrass State through our historic bourbon distilleries, across our majestic horse country, and into our enchanting small towns. The Bourbon Chase is made up of 300 teams. Each team is comprised of 1 captain. Typically there are a total of 12 runners on each team.
Begin your journey at Jim Beam and head east to Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World. In the quaint city of Bardstown, you pass through Heaven Hill, the largest family-owned distillery in the world. Next, you trek toward the historic and beautiful Maker's Mark distillery. Exiting the distillery, you head into the heart of central Kentucky, passing some of the state's most historic areas. First, the course takes you near Perryville Battlefield, where a significant Civil War battle took place. Next, you will head south to Stanford, the second oldest city in Kentucky. Then, the course turns for the north as it passes through the middle of the enchanting community of Danville where the state's first constitution was written. Finally, before heading back into distillery country, you run through Harrodsburg. Founded as Fort Harrod in 1774, it was the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies.
The unique Spanish Mission-style architecture announces that you have reached Four Roses distillery. From here, you come into Lawrenceburg, home of Wild Turkey. Crossing over the Tyrone Bridge, several hundred feet above the Kentucky River, you enter the official gateway to Horse Country. This section of the course, heading toward Woodford Reserve, is undoubtedly the most stunning because of its rolling bluegrass countryside and picturesque horse farms.
From there you head toward the charming community of Midway, home of one of the nation's leading colleges focusing on equine professions. As you wind your way out of Midway and down the delightful scenic back roads of the Bluegrass Region, the course works its way into downtown Lexington. By now, you can smell and hear the finish line celebration that awaits you and your friends at Triangle Park, near the Alltech Brewery & Distillery.
Fundraising for LexArts:
LexArts Run for the Arts: The 2013 Bourbon Chase Please note that this is the registration page for LexArts Run for the Arts, a part of the 2013 Bourbon Chase - not the event itself. By joining this team you are agreeing to raise funds for LexArts to help fund our mission. Please read waiver carefully, as we will not offer refunds.
In return for meeting the following team goals, we will reward you well! The following premiums are for team goals:
Advocate Circle - $6,000
Patron Circle - $9,000
Bravo Circle - $12,000