FRANKFORT, Ky. – Runners from all 50 states and five countries participated in Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 20th annual Great Buffalo Chase 5k, which was held virtually over the July 4th weekend. This was the second time this race, which has historically attracted top runners from across the United States and the world, received runner participation in all of the 50 United States. In total, 1,131 people participated in the virtual race. Registrations for the race raised more than $21,000 for the city of Frankfort’s VFW Post 4075’s annual fireworks show on July 4th weekend.
Runners and walkers participated in this year’s virtual race in their hometowns and local neighborhoods during the period of July 2-5 instead of running at the distillery as in the past. Participants were mailed a commemorative T-shirt and race bib and had the option to record and submit their personal race time.
Prizes were not awarded to top runners this year. On behalf of all participants, Buffalo Trace Distillery donated $15,000 to God’s Pantry Food Bank to support the local Franklin County community. Additionally, everyone who registered was entered into a raffle to win a prize from the gift shop and winners were notified via email.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort. It produces bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark that also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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