We organize all the logistics (approximately eleventy billion!) of Lexington's RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon which is wonderfully hosted at Keeneland and traverses 13.1 miles through many of Lexington's majestic Thoroughbred Farms. We handle all of the local and nationwide marketing and work to involve every single Bluegrass community member we can - donating or investing a very large percentage of the revenues back into area businesses, artists, entrepreneurs and other good non-profit organizations.
A series of dinner events pairing the creations of America's greatest chefs with selected Kentucky Bourbons.
All paired with our lives' most meaningful, most stirring conversations.
Best of the Bluegrass
Annual Awards & Party!
Every year in late November or early December, we pay for a massive party at one of Lexington's favorite establishments, inviting the public and presenting awards to individuals who you voted the "Best of the Bluegrass" for that year!
We now give four awards each year: Most Admired Entrepreneur, Most Inspirational Non-Profit Advocate, Most Impactful Artist and The Most Encouraging Kentuckian Award.
Most Admired Entrepreneur
Most Inspirational Social Advocate
Most Impactful Artist
Most Encouraging Kentuckian
Most Admired Kentucky-Bred! (New this year!)
2015 Most Admired Entrepreneur: Lesme Romero, Lexington Pasta Garage and Italian Cafe
2015 Most Inspirational Social Advocate: Darlene Thomas, Greenhouse 17
2015 Most Impactful Artist: Enrique Gonzalez
2015 Most Encouraging Kentuckian: Bob Baney, 3 Way Racing
2014 Most Encouraging Kentuckian: Liz Davenport, A Running Start
2013 Most Encouraging Kentuckian: Chris Ortiz and Salvador Sanchez, Founders of Cup of Common Wealth Coffee
2012 Most Encouraging Kentuckian: Russell County, Kentucky's Sarah Roberts Hart Family
2011 Most Encouraging Kentuckian: Ernie Peel, John's Striders
Lighting Your Dreams On Fire
Because new innovations and ideas often need either capital or connections to customers, or both, we aim to provide both to aspiring Kentucky entrepreneurs through our DreamFuel grant project. In 2014, we granted $12,500 to new ventures getting off the ground around our Commonwealth and for 2015 we have $15,000 earmarked for investments!
Recently Funded DreamFuel Ventures
If you have a budding project you'd like to share with us, to see if it's a good fit, email us! EricPatrickMarr [at] LeXenomics [dot] org.