On Saturday, March 28th, the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center hosted runners and their families for an afternoon of fun in collaboration with RunTheBluegrass. A day of running and experiencing the best of Central Kentucky’s farms and horse parks, RunTheBluegrass offered races of various length from Kids’ One Mile to Half-Marathon.
After crossing the finish line, participants headed to the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center for a family fun day, where they had the opportunity to paint and decorate their own genuine horseshoes, take pictures with the Secretariat statue, watch the off-the-track Thoroughbreds play in the arena, groom a horse, and even dress like a jockey.
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center Executive Director Susanna Thomas was on hand to greet guests and join the activities. “RunTheBluegrass is a fantastic event that really showcases all the beauty that Lexington has to offer,” said Thomas. “I am so glad that the MMSC was able to partner with the race to teach participants about all the work that we do to help Thoroughbreds and to give families an enjoyable and memorable afternoon with the horses.”
About the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC):
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center is a premier reschooling facility and showcase for adoptable Thoroughbreds. Founded in 2004, the MMSC uses its illustrious location in the Kentucky Horse Park to herald the athleticism of this amazing breed by teaching new skill sets to horses of all levels of ability so they can go on to be ambassadors for racehorses in new careers.