Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 21st annual Great Buffalo Chase 5K will return to an in-person race on July 4th on the grounds at the National Historic Landmark. The race will also include a virtual option for those unable to join in person. At the Distillery, the certified race will once again wind around historic aging warehouses and the Distillery’s scenic grounds. Proceeds from the race will help fund VFW Post 4075’s Annual Fourth of July fireworks show for the city of Frankfort, as in years past.
As per tradition, cash prizes for the top three overall male and female runners will be awarded to in-person participants. The third place will receive $2,000, the second place will receive $2,500 and the first place will receive $3,000. Additionally, a $1,000 bonus will be awarded to the first male who beats the Great Buffalo Chase record finish time of 13:41 and the first female who beats the record finish time of 15:26. Awards will also be given to the top finishers in each age group.
The in-person race will begin at 8 a.m. Independence Day will be limited to the first 1,000 people who register. Chip timing (electronic measurement of a runner’s time and speed) will again be utilized to track race results.
For virtual participants, runners and walkers will participate in the virtual 5K in their hometowns and local neighborhoods wherever they are located during the period of July 2-4.
Registration for the in-person and virtual race is open online until noon on July 2. Before June 25 the registration fee is $20, and after that, it is $25. All proceeds will again benefit the city of Frankfort’s VFW Post 4075 which has been sponsoring the community fireworks show for more than 40 years. Participants can pick up race materials, which include a commemorative T-shirt and bib, from noon to 6 p.m. on July 3 at Buffalo Trace Distillery, or can pick them up at 7 a.m. the morning of the in-person race. Virtual race participants also have the option to have race materials shipped for an added $5 shipping and handling fee. To ensure race materials are shipped and delivered in time for the race, participants are encouraged to register by Tuesday, June 22.
For more information and to register go to https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/great-buffalo-chase.