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Keep an eye out Friday for runners participating in the inaugural Bourbon Chase Relay. The overnight relay covering 200 miles of the scenic byways along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the Bluegrass horse country begins with a staggered start at 8 a.m. Friday at Jim Beam, Clermont. The first runners will depart at 8 a.m. with others following every 15 minutes throughout the day into the evening.
The finish line celebration is 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Triangle Park in downtown Lexington. It is free and open to the public.
More than 2,000 runners from 40-plus states are participating. Look for them in Nelson County at these times Friday:
  • 10 a.m.-9 p.m. — Deatsville to Templin Avenue
  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Templin Avenue to Heaven Hill
  • 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. — Heaven Hill to Pottershop and Greer Lane
  • 12:30-10 p.m. — Pottershop and Greer Lane to Manton Road
Twelve-member teams share the running load, with each member running three legs averaging about five miles.
Visit to see the complete route.