Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday, April 13, 2024 • Lexington, KY • Course Map

Note: A virtual option is available for this event. Registration details are included below.

Get ready to run in the Horse Capital of the World at the 8th annual Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon. Known for its bluegrass beauty and horse events, Lexington plays host to this late April event founded in 2015.

Beginning at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground area, the half marathon course leads runners on an out-and-back course 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 since the course passes several horse farms, 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 cool to mild (and sometimes cold, especially in the morning) weather in April. Rain on race day is also a possibility, with just over 3.5 inches of rain for the month.

On race day (April 13), the average low is 46ºF and the average high is 67ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

7:30 AM


  • $49 – $95 for the half marathon
  • $55 – $105 for the full marathon
  • $65 and up for the virtual race


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Lexington’s Horse Capital Marathon & Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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