UPDATE: Reforest 5K returns

Proceeds go to Reforest the Bluegrass

UPDATE: (3/19/22) – Saturday, the fourth annual Reforest 5k returned to in-person.

The run, at Hisle Farm Park in Lexington, was hosted by John’s Run/Walk Shop and Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services.

Race proceeds will help purchase trees for this year’s Reforest the Bluegrass in April.

At the race on Saturday, people could either purchase a tree to plant themselves in their yards, or for April’s event. It’s a way to do something good for the community and the environment.

“It’s just really exciting, there’s a lot of people that do this event year after year after year so there’s just a lot of meaning for everybody,” said race director Riley Marshall.

According to Marshall, about 130 people registered for the 5k.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED JANUARY 24, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The fourth annual Reforest 5k returns to Lexington in March. John’s Run/Walk Shop and Lexington’s Division of Environmental Services will host the in-person event at Hisle Farm Park, where race proceeds will help raise money to purchase trees for this year’s Reforest the Bluegrass in April.

Organizers say they hope to plant hundreds of trees after the race, and thousands more during Reforest the Bluegrass.

All race participants will receive sustainability swag from Live Green Lexington, a Reforest 5k shirt, and the option to take a tree to plant at home after their run or walk. Participants can also choose to have their tree planted on their behalf at a 2021 Reforest the Bluegrass event.
The Reforest 5k is $25 to register and will take place Saturday, March 19 at Hisle Farm Park located at 3551 Briar Hill Road in Lexington.
Registration information can be found HERE.
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