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CHI Saint Joseph Health Named Proud Presenting Sponsor of the 35th Annual ‘A Midsummer Night’s Run’ - Archived

Lexington, Ky. (April 10, 2019) – CHI Saint Joseph Health announced today a partnership with the Bluegrass Sports Commission to be the presenting sponsor for the 35th annual A Midsummer Night’s Run. The popular running event will take place in downtown Lexington on Saturday, August 10, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.

“A Midsummer Night’s Run is a summertime tradition in central Kentucky. Runners and walkers from across the Bluegrass look forward to this special event every year,” said Jeff Murphy, vice president of marketing/communications for CHI Saint Joseph Health. “We are honored to be the presenting sponsor for the 35th anniversary of this event, as it demonstrates our belief that we are called to serve.”

Thousands of participants come out each year for this event, rain or shine. A Midsummer Night’s Run, presented by CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a family-friendly event that promotes an active lifestyle. It includes a variety of activities for the whole family, including a 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a race for kids ages 2-13 to determine “The Fastest Kid in Town!”

“We are proud to partner with CHI Saint Joseph Health on the 35th running of A Midsummer Night’s Run,” said Bluegrass Sports Commission Board Chairman David Bertram. “This event is all about community … the Lexington community coming together to celebrate one last summer night and bringing together the great running community in Central Kentucky. This event is even stronger now that we are joined by a long-standing community partner such as CHI Saint Joseph Health.

This race event combines a great race course with an even better cause. When registering, participants can donate to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program, which provides free screening mammography, diagnostic services, and program support to uninsured or underinsured women and men.

For more information about the race, to register as a runner or walker, or to sign up as a race volunteer, please visit

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Bluegrass Sports Commission
The purpose of the Bluegrass Sports Commission is to attract and support new and existing sports events at any level, such as the Bluegrass State Games, to the Central Kentucky area.
There are more than 300 sports commissions in the United States currently. By working in close coordination with local CVBs, other community organizations and venues, the BSC can be a leader for Central Kentucky.



For More Information:
Mary Branham, Director, Communications
[email protected] 

Publish date: 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019