The newest run/walk club in town is the Kentucky Horse Park Run Club.
Each Monday through September 28, runners and walkers will gather at the Visitors Center of the Kentucky Horse Park. The start time is between 5-8pm to allow runners and walkers to start according to their own schedules.
There are two routes planned by the park – a 2-mile route and a 3.5-mile route. Both are well-marked and you can find maps of the routes here.
John himself claims that this is one of the prettiest routes he has ever ran. The grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park are stunning. And running through the Big Barn is such a unique experience. The routes are mostly paved with a short section of packed dirt/gravel road.
The routes finish on the back entrance of the Visitors Center. Food trucks set up in this area, along with race and vendor tables. You can sign up for races, meet local running clubs, and meet your favorite running store! John’s Run/Walk Shop will be set up July 13 and July 27 along with representatives from shoe companies.
What makes this run club experience truly one-of-a-kind is the horse meet-and-greets. Throughout the course of the evening, several different horses are walked through the start and finish areas. You can pet them and have your picture taken with them. The volunteers are always happy to tell you about the breed and the specific horse.
The Kentucky Horse Park Run Club runs each Monday from 5-8pm from June 1 through September 28. For more information and food truck schedule, visit the Kentucky Horse Park Run Club information page.