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Frankfort Revs Up for a Great Year of Races to Keep a Community Moving

Get ready to lace up your walking or running shoes for the long series of races that our city has in store for you this year!  As Frankfort becomes more and more focused on keeping its residents active and taking advantage of the wealth of open spaces and beautiful scenery available around it, many more races are being added to the “race calendar” to keep people moving.  Race organizers across the county have even gotten together an formed another race series to challenge those who really like to stay active. The new series is known as the Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series.  And the list of races that are joining forces to create such a unique race experience continues to grow! Thus far, about 16 races have committed to join the series.  Completing a certain number of races in the series is part of the fun of the challenge of such a series!  To check out the races (so far) and begin signing up for (and putting them on your calendar), visit the new website at http://www.frankfortstriders.com.

Although a large portion of the races will be in the new Frankfort Strider Series, not all of them will be participating.  So Capital Living is doing it’s very best to try and keep you up to date on all of the upcoming races so that you can train and mark on your calendar! We suggest you SUBSCRIBE to the Capital Living website, “LIKE” us on Facebook (even subscribe to the EVENTS tab), FOLLOW us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google +, and even LinkedIn.  The information will be on future posts and updated as necessary.  Below are the races and their dates that we have gathered thus far.  Some have open registration already.  If there is a website or social media page available, we have created links.  So lace up your tennis shoes!

On Your Mark.  Get Set. GO!

MARCH 2016

March 5th – “Run for Cover” 5K

March 17th, 6:30 pm – Good Shepherd Run for the Gold 3K

March 19th, 8:00 amFind the Fridge 8K Trail Run

March 26th – Running Wild 4 Mile Trail Run

April 2016

April 2nd, 8:30 am – Reforest 4K Run for the Trees

April 22nd, 6:30 pmPro.Active 5K for Life

May 2016

May 7th – Derby Dash for Kids (Part of the Governor’s Derby Day Celebration in Downtown Frankfort)

May 7th – Super Heroes Fun Run 2 Miler (Part of the Governor’s Derby Day Celebration in Downtown Frankfort)

May 14th – United Way 3K

June 2016

June 4th – Funnel Cake 5K (Part of Expo Festival)

June 11th, 8:00 am – Capital City Stampede 10K

June 25th, 8:00 amFrankfort River Blast River Run 3K (Part of the Frankfort River Blast)

July 2016

July 4th – Buffalo Chase 5K

July 9th or 16th – The View: Trail Half or Quarter

September 2016

September 17th – Let’s Play 3K

September 24thKY History Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

October 2016

October 1st – Organ Donor Awareness 3K

October 21st Frankfort Optimist Club Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

October 28th – The Black Cat Chase 5K

November 2016

November 24th – ACCESS Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Walk

December 2016

December 4th – Frankfort Frosty 5K

Tourism Ad for Blue Ridge Outdoor - Feb 2016 - FINAL