Running is one of the easiest ways to stay fit without breaking the bank. With plenty of parks, trails, and tracks in Kentucky, you'll be burning off the calories in no time. Here are some excellent places to go for a jog near Bardstown, KY.

Upcoming 5Ks, 10Ks, Marathons and more Near Bardstown KY

The Backside Trail Marathon

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8:00am
cherokee park
Louisville, KY
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Ragnar Trail Kentucky

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:00am
Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area
Brandenburg, KY
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Motus Capitol View - Trail Run

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8:30am
Capitol View Park
Frankfort, KY
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Autism Spect Run 5K

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8:30am
Severns Valley Baptist Church
Elizabethtown, KY
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Motus Capitol View Triathlon, Duathlon

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 7:30am
Capitol View Park
Frankfort, KY
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Viking Dash Trail Run: Louisville

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 9:00am
Louisville, KY
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Katie's Critter Crawl

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 9:00am
Thelma Stovall Park
Munfordville, KY
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The Color Run 5K Louisville

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 8:45am
Louisville, KY
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Tri Louisville

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 at 7:15am
Waterfront Park
Louisville, KY
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Cool Kids Triathlon

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 at 8:15am
E. P. Tom Sawyer State Park
Louisville, KY
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FEAT of Louisville's Outrunning Autism 5K

Saturday, Jun 5, 2021 at 9:00am
Beckley Creek Park
Louisville, KY
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Bourbon City Mile

Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at 6:30pm
Bardstown Bourbon Company
Bardstown, KY
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Great American Brass Band Festival

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 8:00am
Danville, KY
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KY History Half Marathon, 10K And 5K

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 at 8:00am
Kentucky Historical Society
Frankfort, KY
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