What is your name and what do you do?
My name is Bob Baney and I am the owner/partner of RaceRise. RaceRise is a Kentucky based timing and race management company that believes in giving back. Our Signature Races all benefit worthy local charities in Central Kentucky. The local running community has been very supportive and charitable. During 2017-2018 we’ve worked with and provided donations for the following local charities: On The Move Art Studio, Woodford Humane Society, Foster Care Council of Kentucky, Blue Grass Farms Charities, Nourish Your Neighborhood, Kentucky CancerLink, Salvation Army, Lexington Humane Society, Kentucky Blood Center, American Lung Association, Paris Animal Welfare Society, GleanKY, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption, Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, God’s Pantry Food Bank, Kentucky Mountain Biking Association and more.
We like to think we add a little “heart and sole” to the running community by putting on family friendly fun races that create awareness and donate partial proceeds back to worthy causes. Making a difference and getting more people running and walking are important aspects of what we do. Come out and experience “The RaceRise Difference” or contact us if we can help your charity or non-profit orchestrate a 1st class healthy fundraising event.
What are some races that you coordinate?
What is the Gobbler?
How did the Gobbler come about?
I’ve always wanted to hold a fall half marathon in Lexington since founding RaceRise. I approached GleanKY about partnering as our charity beneficiary because I had heard good things about the impact they were making in our community. The rest is history, now we’re in our 3rd year!
What charities benefit from the race?
What is it about GleanKY that resonates with you?
How can people who support GleanKY, and are not runners, support the Gobbler this year?
Can other nonprofits or businesses approach RaceRise for help on creating a race?
What has been your favorite Halloween costume?
The holiday season is approaching, what is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie
Go on, give us the full date and time and registration info for the Gobbler again!
Gobbler Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Sunday, November 18th, 8:30am
Mereworth Farm in NW Fayette County