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.

RunTheBluegrass.org

STIR

Cuisine. Bourbon.

Stirring Conversations.

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.

StirringEventsAndConversations.com

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.

Lesme Romero, founder of Lexington Pasta and Pasta Garage Italian Cafe, was voted 2015's Most Admired Entrepreneur

Lesme Romero, founder of Lexington Pasta and Pasta Garage Italian Cafe, was voted 2015's Most Admired Entrepreneur

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

DreamFuel

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.