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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2016) –– The public is invited to run or walk in the 5th annual Great Cake Race on Sunday, May 1 at Keeneland, to benefit Sweet Blessings. People of all ages can participate in a timed 5K or a one-mile fun walk. The race starts at 4 p.m. with sign-in and race day registration at 2:30 p.m. at Keene Barn.

Early bird pricing until April 10 for the 2016 Great Cake Race is $25 for the 5K (with chip timing by Good Times Event Services) and $15 for the one-mile fun walk. After April 10, registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun walk. Signup is available online at SweetBlessingsCakes.org.

For spectators and for the participants after the race, the festive atmosphere will  include live bands, temporary tattoos, inflatables and other activities for children, and ice cream and cupcakes. The Great Cake Race has special award divisions for strollers, kids under 12 and canine.

“The Great Cake Race is a family-friendly event, because children and families mean everything to Sweet Blessings,” said Ashley Gann, founder and executive director of Sweet Blessings. “We are always happy to encourage kids and adults alike to get outside and breathe in the Kentucky fresh air, especially at such a scenic place as Keeneland.”

Sweet Blessings is a 501(c)(3) that creates specialty birthday cakes for children ages 4 to 17 who are facing a life-threatening illness or poverty. Sweet Blessings has served more than 5,000 children in Central Kentucky since 2011.

Made by volunteers, each birthday cake is of designer quality, handcrafted in a special shape especially for that child, based on hobbies and interests.

Individuals and businesses are welcome to sponsor a Sweet Blessings cake any time of the year, with a $50 donation, at sweetblessingscakes.org/donations.

About Sweet Blessings:


Founded by executive Ashley Gann in February 2011, Sweet Blessings is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization producing special birthday cakes for children ages 4 to 17 who are facing an illness or poverty. Sweet Blessings accepts referrals by a school, church or social service provider within Lexington and contiguous counties. They do not take referrals from individuals.

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