Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K Run/Walk set for April 30

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Mark Buerger might be a perfect fit in a tutu at the Lafayette Band 5K Run/Walk April 30. (Gary Moyers Photo)


One advantage of being your own boss is that I can use this blog in a lot of different ways now.

That’s why today I want to let you know about the upcoming Lafayette Band Pride of the Bluegrass 5K Run/Walk April 30 at 8:30 a.m. at Lafayette High School track and surrounding streets.

Carole Jurgensen Howell not only listens to WLAP Sunday Morning Sport, but she’s a Danville native and I know her father, Bill Jurgensen, well and he’s an avid runner.

You can pre-register at or register that morning starting at 7. There will be official race timing by 3 Way Racing with age and group awards given after the race.

Race fee is $25 or $18 for students and children. Family (up to five people) registration is $80.

Howell says the Lexington Fire Department will have a fire truck at the event and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital will bring a pediatric ambulance for children to explore.

“I am encouraging participants to be creative and have some fun: dress silly (tutus are very popular these days); silly socks, same colored T-shirts, etc.” Howell said. “The Lafayette Color Guard may be wearing old guard outfits.There’s no telling what the Lafayette band kids will come up with!”

Dress in a tutu? Tell me that does not sound like a run made for WLAP’s Mark Buerger. Or maybe Lafayette quarterback Walker Wood, a UK commit, can add to the fun.

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If you have questions, email Howell at

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