Texts Give Instant Gratification to 10K Runners in Lexington

Jul 2, 2013

Thousands of runners in this week’s Bluegrass 10,000 race can learn their results quicker.  For more than three decades, the 10,000 meter competition has kicked off the community’s Independence Day celebration.  Instead of a print-out, Lexington Downtown Development Corporation’s Laura Farnsworth says participants can learn their results via electronic text.

Path for Thursday's Bluegrass 10,000 in Lexington.
Credit Lexington Urban County Government.

“You can tell your friends in real time, once you have finished, what your time was, that you have finished.  You can supply your telephone number and get a text when it’s over.  Here, in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park down by Main Street, there will be a tent set up for runners, once they cross they can immediately see that information,” said Farnsworth.

Still, Farnsworth says paper results will be printed out and posted on the review stand.     Last chance registration is Wednesday.  The race includes wheelchair divisions, the 10K race, and a fun run.