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photo from Bourbon Chase 2009 by Erin Cutler, The Bourbon Review Magazine

photo from Bourbon Chase 2009 by Erin Cutler, The Bourbon Review Magazine

The Bourbon Chase Race Organizer Mike Kuntz tells today that the 2010 race is sold out, nearly eight months prior to the event. The total number of registered teams for 2010 is 200, a 33 percent increase from the number of teams that participated in the inaugural race in 2009.

The 2010 Bourbon Chase will take place October 22-23, 2010 with teams of relay runners covering 200 miles of scenic byways featuring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the world-renowned Bluegrass horse country. The 2010 Bourbon Chase will again conclude with the finish line and a festive party in the heart of downtown Lexington at Triangle Park.

Despite rainy conditions, the 2009 Bourbon Chase Relay was a major hit with the participating teams. “For the inaugural year, we set a goal to register 150 teams and were excited when we hit that mark several months before the race”, Mike Kuntz tells “Nearly all of the 2009 teams are returning and there has been a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding the 2010 Bourbon Chase Relay.”

The Bourbon Chase Kentucky Bourbon Trail

photo from Bourbon Chase 2009 by Erin Cutler, The Bourbon Review Magazine

“The organizing committee is striving to make the Bourbon Chase Relay the best overnight relay in the country, not necessarily the biggest,” Kuntz tells “We decided to open the race up to an additional 50 teams for the 2010 Bourbon Chase. It’s hard to believe we’re already sold out this early in the year, but we have capped our registration at 200 teams as we want to make sure we take great care of our runners.”

The 2009 teams featured runners from 40 states and two countries. The 2010 Bourbon Chase Relay has attracted teams from across the United States and Canada.

“We were thrilled with the success of the 2009 Bourbon Chase Relay and spoke with many people who were visiting Lexington for the first time last fall. Participants were very impressed with the scenic beauty of the Bluegrass and the hospitality of the Region” said David Lord, President of the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are delighted to bring the Bourbon Chase Relay back in to downtown Lexington for the Finish Line Celebration and look forward to working with the organizing committee to ensure a great race for 2010!”

For more information about the 2010 Bourbon Chase Relay visit
For more information about Lexington’s Bluegrass Region visit


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