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Lunch Lady Hustle 5K Run/Walk

Sat May 11, 2024 Lexington, KY 40511 US Directions
Join us for our 4th Annual race celebrating the Lunch Lady and raising funds for scholarships.


5K Run/Walk

8:30AM EDT

Kids Dash

8:15AM EDT

Race Volunteer

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


Coldstream Park
1850 Pisacano Drive
Lexington, KY US 40511


Do you remember your favorite lunch lady? Did you love school pizza? Lunch ladies spend their school days hustling to feed kids. Now it’s your turn to hustle with the lunch ladies in this fun 5K.


Lace up your non-slip shoes and grab a hairnet because its race time!  Our 4th Annual Lunch Lady Hustle 5K and the 1/4 mile Kids Dash will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 8:30am at Coldstream Park/Legacy Trail in Northwest Lexington.  We can’t wait to see you there!


  • Commemorative unisex sized, super soft, poly/cotton shirts
  • Awards for Top Finishers & Age Groups
  • Flat/fast course on paved surface at beautiful Coldstream Park
  • Free Race Photos
  • The Lunch Lady Challenge --- A chance to hustle faster than the "Running Lunch Lady"
  • Great music, food, fun and fellowship
  • Best Dressed Lunch Lady Contest
  • 5K, Kids (1/4 Mile) Dash and Virtual Participant option

This race is being presented by the Fayette County School Nutrition Association .  FCSNA is a non-profit organization that aides local school nutrition employees and public school students. FCSNA provides annual student scholarships, employee scholarship, and multiple recognition awards. We offer continuing education for our members to develop their career skill sets while offering a localized sense of community. Our members and fellow child nutrition professionals have maintained their dedication throughout the pandemic. We have worked tirelessly to provide meals for adolescents and will continue to do so throughout 2021. If it wasn't known before 2020, it is now clear that some heroes do indeed, wear aprons instead of capes.   100% of proceeds and donations from our race will bolster our student & employee scholarship program.

SOCIAL TEAMS    Expand your race experience and SAVE $3.00 on your registration by starting or joining a social team when you register.  Teams of 5 or more members enable team pricing which will save each member of the team $3.00.  The first 4 members of the team will have their credit/debit card credited $3.00 when the 5th person joins the team.  We'll also have a prize for the largest team.  Team members can participate in either the 5K Run/Walk, Kids Dash or Virtual.

PACKET PICKUP   We will hold our only packet pickup on the morning of the race (Saturday, 5/11/23) from 7:15-8:45am at Coldstream Park.  No credentials or paperwork are necessary to pickup your packet.

BEST DRESSED LUNCH LADY    Channel your favorite lunch lady from the past. Circa 1970’s. We’ll have a fun prize for the best dressed “lady”.


Course is an out and back on paved/concrete trail surfaces with very little elevation change.  There are two hydration stations along the route at Mile 1.4 and 1.9.  Common Start/Finish location on the east end of the Coldstream Dog Park area.


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The Funnest Race of the Spring --- The Lunch Lady Hustle 5K

2024 Race Photos

Thanks Ruby Cline-Eaton for capturing our 2024 race in photos.  All are free to download, share and enjoy.

2023 Age Group Award Ribbons


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