Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • Lexington, KY • Course Map

Get ready to run in the Horse Capital of the World at the 5th annual Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon. Known for its bluegrass beauty and horse events, Lexington plays host to this late May event founded in 2015.

Beginning at Fasig Tipton north of downtown Lexington, the half marathon course leads runners along a single loop around rural Lexington. Much of the course consists of country farms and moderately hilly roads, typical for the area. You’re likely to see more than a few horses along the course, so take in the course and enjoy the run.

With a course time limit of 6 hours, 15 minutes, walkers are welcome and encouraged to complete the half marathon. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Bluegrass Farm Charities.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the Bluegrass region of central Kentucky, Lexington usually experiences warm (and sometimes hot) weather in May. Rain on race day is also a possibility, with just over 4.75 inches of rain for the month.

On race day (May 18), the average low is 55ºF and the average high is 75ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Horse Capital Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


  • $80 – $90 for the half marathon
  • $90 – $100 for the full marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Lexington’s Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website

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