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Second Annual Bourbon Chase Scheduled October 22-23, 2010

The Bourbon Chase, a unique overnight relay race with teams of 12 runners covering 200 miles of scenic byways featuring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the world-renowned Bluegrass horse country, will take place October 22-23.

Teams will gather in the early morning hours at Jim Beam Distillery near Bardstown, KY on October 22 to begin the journey. Each runner will complete three legs of the race ranging in distance from three to nine miles. After running through the six distilleries of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and a number of communities throughout central Kentucky, the last runner will make their way down Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY the following afternoon to cross the finish line at Triangle Park with their team.

Runners, fans, and volunteers will join in the festivities and cheer on participants at The Finish Line Celebration in the heart of downtown Lexington at Triangle Park. The festival features live music and Kentucky Proud food and beverages from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public.

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