Loch Moy Farm’s Grand National ‘People Chase’ 5k to Benefit Retired Racehorse Project

Mud runs, zombie runs, color runs … 5k races featuring off-beat themes have enjoyed mass popularity in recent years. But this one, in our biased opinion, takes the cake.

Loch Moy Farm’s Grand National ‘People Chase’ 5k series challenges runners to tackle its eventing cross country course — the same one horses run during the Maryland H.T. but with people-modified obstacles.

Here’s a video, set to the Chariots of Fire theme because of course:

The next leg will be held Sunday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Retired Racehorse Project to support this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover. Michelle Warro on her Makeover horse, Play Like a Raven, will be leading the way during the race.

The course map, courtesy of Loch Moy Farm.

The course map, courtesy of Loch Moy Farm.

The race will be electronically chip timed with awards in various age groups, and there’s a one-mile fun run for kids as well. And yes, dogs are welcome!

For more information visit the Loch Moy Farm website, and you can register here. Veterans, first responders, seniors (50 and over) and individuals who have participated in previous Loch Moy Farm equestrian events receive a discounted entry fee.

Be sure to like The Maryland H.T. @ Loch Moy Farm on Facebook for updates.

Go running!