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Rains Can’t Stop Fun At Midsummer Night’s Run

Posted at 8:06 AM, Aug 12, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A summer shower drenched participants of Saturday’s 34th annual Midsummer Night’s Run in downtown Lexington.

But that didn’t stop the fun.

The event was hosted by the Bluegrass Sports Commission and Lexington Athletic Club.

The 5K race was delayed 15 minutes because of the storms.

But the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of most of the participants.

"We’re runners," said Maggie Tibbles. "Runners run in the rain. It doesn’t matter, and i wish they would let us start right now."

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback Jared Lorenzen served as the grand marshal, and LEX 18’s own Kevin Christopher was emcee.

LEX 18 also sponsored the event.

Donations from this year are going to support "Yes Mamm!" a program that provides free mammography screenings and diagnostic testing for women and men in central and eastern Kentucky who are uninsured. These tests can help detect breast cancer before it spreads and while it is more treatable.