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Lace Up, Roll Up, Grab the Pooch and Go!

LEXINGTON, KY (October 23, 2006)  Walk, run, trot, stroll or roll along three miles of dazzling holiday lights at the Kentucky Horse Park during the American Lung Association’s Southern Lights Stroll  5K Walk/Run on November 16, which will also assist the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and God’s Pantry.


Competitive runners, casual walkers (2-legged and 4-legged), folks in wheelchairs and strollers are welcome to help the Kentucky Horse Park kick off its Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights opening festivities and set the holiday season in motion. The park’s special staff of horses (and possibly a few elves) will be ready to greet participants and pooches, and cheer them on their way.  John’s Run/Walk Shop will donate their services to add a competitive 5K race, complete with awards. 


Walk-up registration begins for the Southern Lights Stroll at 6pm and the stroll itself begins at 7pm.  Pre-registration is $25 or $30 the day of the event and all participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for God’s Pantry.  All Southern Lights Stroll participants will receive a free, long-sleeved tee shirt.  Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.  For information, call 859-276-4344, or click on   


Park Hours and Rates: From November 1-March 14, the park is open Tuesday through Saturday.  Admission then is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Admission always includes the International Museum of the Horse – a Smithsonian Affiliate - and the American Saddlebred Museum.


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