Run For The Merlot 5K & 1K Kids Run

Join us for the Run For The Merlot 5K & 1K Kids Run in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Our race is part of the Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest in Nicholasville and kicks off our Saturday activities, tastings and wine experiences.  For more information and tickets to the KY Wines & Vines Fest CLICK HERE

Race features chip timing (Thanks RaceRise), commemorative T-shirts, Wine & Vine Fest overall & age group awards, DJ and more.  Come get a healthy start to your Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest Saturday.  In addition to our 5K through scenic and historic Nicholasville, we have a 1K (.62 miles) for kids 12 and under.  All participating kids receive a finishers medal.

We have added a VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER category for those who can’t run/walk with us in person in Nicholasville. Register and we’ll mail you a race T-shirt and make a donation on your behalf to Nicholasville NOW. Then if you want to run/walk your own “virtual 5k” in your hometown you’re welcome to do that.

The mission of the Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest is to encourage visitors from Kentucky and surrounding states to visit historic downtown Nicholasville in order to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of Kentucky’s thriving wine industry.

Our race beneficiary, Nicholasville NOW! (the non-profit organization that created and continues to present the Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest), is dedicated to its mission of creating a vibrant downtown district.  By supporting the Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest, sponsors and festival-goers also support numerous Main Street activities and events that make up the fabric of our community, including the annual Paint the Town Banner program, St. “Nich” Fest, Community Easter Egg Hunt, Spooky Time on Main, the Courthouse Christmas Tree Lighting, and more.

The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest is supported by several local organizations, including Jessamine County Fiscal Court, Destination Jessamine/Jessamine County Tourism, Nicholasville Tourism, and the Kentucky Wine Association.

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