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DV8K Life Changing Run

Sat August 24, 2024 Lexington, KY 40510 US Directions
Run or walk to support DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation, Inc.!
Countdown to Race Day


8K Run

$30 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

4K Run/Walk

$30 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' 1/4 Mile Dash

$15 8:45AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 Registration ends August 23, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 6:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends August 22, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Some run for fun. Some run for health. Now, run to change a life.

Support the DV8 Kitchen Vocational Training Foundation's

Employee Success Program!


Join us for the 6th Annual DV8K Life Changing Run on Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. at Keeneland Race Course.

The race will feature our signature 8K (4.97 miles), a 4K (2.5 miles) run/walk, and Kids' 1/4 Mile Dash. The races will cover much of the scenic Keeneland grounds. Run or walk the 4K with strollers welcomed. The 8K is a double loop course and only for runners who can maintain a 15 minute/mile pace.

We also have a Virtual Runner/Walker category for those who want to support the race and cause but who cannot join us in person. Register as a virtual runner/walker, and we'll mail your race packet (bib & race shirt), and you can run/walk your own DV8K or 4K on your own timeline anywhere in the world.

The 2024 DV8K Run will raise funds to further DV8's mission of employing and empowering people in early stages of addiction recovery.   


  • Awesome unique course at historic Keeneland Race Track
  • Race produced and chip timed by RaceRise
  • DJ Stitz keeping the energy upbeat
  • 8K Awards - Overall Top 3 M/F & Top 3 M/F Age Groups (5 year divisions), 4K Awards - Top 3 M/F Overall
  • Commemorative men's/women's sized race t-shirts (while supplies last)
  • Post-race eats from DV8 Kitchen
  • All participants who pick up packet on Thursday receive a race goodie bag with coupon for a complimentary cinnamon roll or breakfast sandwich
  • Walkers & strollers welcomed for our 4K distance race
  • Kids' 1/4 mile Dash (kids receive a commemorative shirt)
  • Packet Pickup -- TBD

8K Age Group Awards:  0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


There will be race day packet pickup from 6:45-7:45 a.m. at Keeneland, but we encourage all local runners to pickup on Thursday and make your race day experience smooth and easy.


Form a Life-Changing Team of 5 or more runners/walkers, and you can all SAVE $3 on your individual registrations. Teams can be as large as you want.

It's simple to CREATE A TEAM when you register. Give yourself a TEAM NAME (the more creative, the better!) and invite your friends, family, running buddies, or co-workers to join your team. When they register (after you), they will be able to select your team from a list of existing teams. For the team pricing, the first 4 members of a team will pay full price. The 5th person joining + anyone joining the team afterward will pay the current registration fee with a $3 discount. When the 5th person joins to fully consummate a 5 person team, the first 4 registrants will each be refunded $3 on their credit card. Team members can be participating in any of our four events: the 8K, 4K, 1K Kids' Dash, or Virtual Run/Walk. If you want to create a password to be shared and used when your team members join the team, that is allowed (but not required). There will be no formal competition between the teams other than our recognizing the largest team, but this gives you a way to save and get your friends and family involved in this fun race.

Don't go it alone — FORM A LIFE CHANGING TEAM and save!




Keeneland Racecourse
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY US 40510

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Race Contact Info

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available

If you are interested in sponsoring the DV8K Run, please contact Morgan Griffey at or 859-475-1482.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Champion - $7,500
  • Leader - $5,000
  • Partner - $2,500
  • Supporter - $1,000
  • Water Stop - $500
  • Mile Marker - $250


DV8K Route Map

The DV8K is a double loop course on 100% paved road surfaces.  Start and finish are at the same location. There are 2 hydration stations along the route both passed by twice for four total stops.  We will be serving water and SWORD in small cups at each stop.  There are no restrooms along the course but there are portables near the Start/Finish.  Total elevation change for the 8K route is 314 feet.  There will be a lead bike escort to lead our first runners around the course.

Digital Route Map

Race SWAG!

Super soft poly cotton race shirts in men's, women's and youth sizes.  Shirt shown is the 2023 race shirt.  We'll have our 2024 mock up soon.


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