Health and Outdoors in Lexington – August 2019

Health and Outdoors in Lexington – August 2019

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Grants Awarded to Support Women’s Health Initiatives

Three CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations have been awarded more than $30,000 total in grants from Susan G. Komen Kentucky to support women’s health initiatives.

“We know that screenings can detect cancer early and help save lives,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “These grants from Susan G. Komen Kentucky allow us to extend the reach of our programs and touch even more lives of people who need these services.”

Saint Joseph Berea Foundation and Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation were both awarded funding for their “Yes, Mamm!” programs. Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation received funding for “Flaget Breast HOPE,” which stands for Health Outreach, Prevention and Education.

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Bike Lexington

Bike Lexington Family Fun Ride is September 28. This annual eight mile car-free bike ride in the heart of down- town Lexington is not a race, and the route is designed for riders of all skill sets and ages to celebrate the joy of biking. The event features giveaways, a bike polo demonstration, a Kids Rodeo bike course and a Slow Cycle.


Community Yoga at Pivot Brewing every Monday at 6:30 pm taught by rotating instructors. Begin each week with intentional peace and a beer (or cider!) to finish it off. All yoga classes are pay-as-you-can, donations-based.

The YMCA is offering Yoga in Triangle Park every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 6 am through August 31. Classes are open to the community. If bad weather, classes will be held at the High Street YMCA.

Ashland offers Sunday Yoga at 11 am every through October.


From fun strolls to intense triathlons, there’s no shortage of races this summer. Many of these runs offer the most scenic routes, benefit charity or conclude with donuts and bourbon.

Friday August 2

Lakeside Lager Cross Country 5k/10k, 6:45 pm, Lakeside Golf Course

Saturday August 10

A Midsummer Night’s Run, 4 pm, downtown Lexington

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Zach Beavin wins the Bluegrass 10,000 for the third straight year. He completed the race in 31 minutes and 16 seconds.

Saturday August 17

On the Move 5K & Kids 1K Art Dash, 7 pm, Coldstream Park

Go Big Blue 4 Miler, 7:30 pm, Kroger Field

Saturday August 24

Run for Young Life: Tanner Duke Memorial 5K, 8:30 am, Keeneland

Sunday August 25

15th Annual Kids Triathlon, 6 am, Beaumont YMCA

Friday August 30

Daniel Boone 5K, 8:30 am, Winchester

Cabernet Canter Cross Country 5K/10K, 6:30 pm, Talon Winery

Saturday August 31

DV8K Life Changing Run, 8 am, Keeneland

This article also appears on page 15 of the August 2019 print edition of Ace Weekly.

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