Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon

Sat May 18, 2019 Lexington, KY US 40511 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Come "Run With The Horses" in the Heart of The Bluegrass!


7:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Half Marathon

7:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


7:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
Come Run With The Horses!

Come Run With The Horses in Lexington!


Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019 for the 5th Annual Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon.   Run on one of the most beautiful marathon/half marathon courses in the United States passing over 50 Central Kentucky horse farms.

This race will be staged in Lexington, Kentucky commonly referred to as the Horse Capital of the World.  Our Marathon/Half Marathon will begin at 7:00am at Fasig Tipton (2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511). 

Our PACKET PICKUP/EXPO is Thursday, May 16th from 5-8pm and Friday, May 17th from 12noon-8pm at Fasig Tipton (2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511).  We'll be in the Sales Pavilion area (2nd floor, follow the signs).  For those out of towners unable to pickup on Friday we will have your packet available on race day at the packet pickup tent from 5:45-6:45am.

Technical race shirts, finishers medals, Kentucky crafted awards, overall & AG awards, live music, post race food and more! Walkers welcomed for the Horse Capital Half Marathon. 

The Horse Capital Marathon will have a 14 minute 30 second/mile pace limit (6 hours, 15 min total) and will be a certified course.  The marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier race.

Our race benefits Bluegrass Farms Charities who are the "Heart & Hands of Thoroughbred Racing".  Founded in 2003, Blue Grass Farms Charities is a unique 501(c)(3)nonprofit dedicated to providing health and human services to people working in Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred ​industry.

Walkers are welcomed to participate in the half marathon as they will enjoy the same 6 hour 15 minute time limit to complete the 13.1 mile course.

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There are absolutely no refunds or race deferrals on this race.



2019 Horse Capital Finisher's Medal

Come earn one of these 2019 Horse Cap medals by completing our certified 13.1 or 26.2 mile courses.

2400 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY US 40511
Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Our Course - Scenic Central Kentucky - 50+ Horse Farms Along The Way

This is a quick 2 minute time lapse video of our Horse Capital Half Marathon course.

Course Maps

The Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon has course maps available.

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