Mar 30 2013

Important Race Update: Rock ‘n’ Roll Lexington Returns to its Bluegrass Roots

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Lexington Half Marathon is officially transitioning back to its original roots as the Lexington’s RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon, a Lexington owned and operated event managed by Eric Patrick Marr of LeXenomics, the original Race Director.

While Lexington’s RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon will retain some Rock ‘n’ Roll elements, it will no longer fall under the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.

Competitor Group and LeXenomics have agreed it is in the best interest of all parties to keep the RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon in Lexington a locally owned and operated event. Competitor Group will continue to provide marketing support and operational assistance to help Eric Patrick Marr continue to grow the event, while ensuring that the race remains true to its Bluegrass roots.

Registered runners to date were notified by email with the option to:

  • Transfer to Lexington’s RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon on the same March 30, 2013 date with an added perk of bringing a friend for just $25
  • Transfer to another 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event (excluding Las Vegas)
  • Receive a full refund

We look forward to supporting LeXenomics in their continued growth and success of Lexington’s RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon in what has become undeniably “One of the Prettiest Half Marathons”.

Register Today for the RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon on March 30, 2013!

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  • Will Competitor Group bring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to a different location in Kentucky?

No. At this time our sole focus is to support Eric and help grow the RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon in Lexington into what has become one of the finest races in the state of Kentucky.

  • How do registered runners transfer or receive a refund?

    Registered runners will be proactively contacted with an email from Competitor Group. Entrants who do not receive an email can call 800-311-1255 or email

  • What can we expect from Lexington’s RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon now that it is no longer a Rock ‘n’ Roll event?

    Most of the race weekend logistics will remain the same.  Runners can plan on the same March 30th date with the start and finish venue from Keeneland Race Course and a two-day Race Expo on March 28th – 29th also from Keeneland.  Race management is being restored to local Lexington resident and original founder of RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon, Eric Marr, before it was rebranded a Rock ‘n’ Roll race.  His experience and passion for the City of Lexington and the running community will ensure a top notch event and participants can expect a smooth operation from start to finish.

*does not include Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas

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