The DanceBlue 5K: A Race to the Centennial Finish Line During UK’s Homecoming Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2015)  Traditions will run strong during the Race to 100 Homecoming Celebrations at the University of Kentucky, and during this time, you can actually race in a running tradition! DanceBlue will host its annual DanceBlue 5K race Oct. 4 at Coldstream Park in Lexington.

In fact, Coldstream Park was once a prominent horse farm and home to the first Kentucky Derby winner, Aristides. You can play a role in a fitting conclusion to the centennial Homecoming celebrations by running where the Commonwealth’s racing prominence began.

Participants can register at the event for $25. Cash or check will be accepted. DanceBlue merchandise will be sold at the event with all proceeds from the DanceBlue 5K supporting the efforts of DanceBlue.

Those who participated in pre-registration, which ended Sept. 20, can pick up their race packets in the King Alumni House Thursday, Oct. 1 or Friday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. They are also available on-site the day of the race.

DanceBlue is UK’s 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund and the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Now in its 11th year, DanceBlue has raised more than $8.1 million for pediatric cancer research and children with cancer. Give to DanceBlue here and connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at and on Twitter at

 DanceBlue is a program housed in the UK Center for Community Outreach. The CCO seeks to serve, connect and unite the University of Kentucky with the surrounding community in collaborative efforts to promote life-long community service. For more information about the CCO, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Katy Bennett, (859) 257-1909;; Rebecca Stratton, (859) 323-2395;

DANCEBLUE CONTACT: Allee Williams, UK DanceBlue public relations chair,