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Last year we served nearly 750 children. Help us continue to make a difference!

As we prepare to celebrate our 35th anniversary, we know the next twelve months are critical and we need our VIPS supporters even more. Please help us during this challenging time by continuing your existing pledges or donations. If you are not a monthly donor--now would be a great time to initiate a monthly gift. The families we serve depend on our teachers and we depend on you to help us in our critical mission to provide early intervention to every child with blindness or low vision.

Learn more about how we plan to support and provide service to families and children during this period of change.

 Cupcake Classic

A 5K For The Senses

Lexington, KY • Stay tuned for the date!

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Join us for the Cupcake Classic-a 5K For The 5 Senses!

This fun and family-friendly Run/Walk will be held at The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall but hang tight as the date will be announced soon! This unique event will invigorate all of your senses as you run or walk throughout the beautiful grounds of Spindletop Hall and the Legacy Trail. Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch--your senses will come alive as you help to support a great cause, and there will be CUPCAKES & ICE CREAM at the finish line for all participants! A Little Cakes 1K fun run will be held right after the 5K begins, with our Cupcake Classic mascot leading the way. Come early and stay late to explore the SENSEsational Spot, where there will be tons of hands-on activities for kids and adults to explore using their 5 Senses.

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5K Run/Walk
Date TBA

The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall

3:00 pm - Registration opens

4:00 pm - 5K run/walk begins

4:15 pm – Little Cakes 1K fun run

Event sponsored by

forcht bank

Cupcakes courtesy of BabyCakes and ice cream courtesy of Forcht Bank at the finish line for all participants!

Join us at the SENSEsational Spot for hands-on sensory activities before and after the race!

$25 per person until September 30, 2019 **Price increases to $30 on October 1, 2019**

$20 per child for Kids 1K Fun Run **Price increases to $25 on October 26, 2019**

$30 for Virtual Runner-- An opportunity for those who can't run/walk the race in Lexington to participate. Register as a virtual runner/walker and we'll mail you your race bib and a commemorative t-shirt. Run/walk your own 5K to support Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) and make a difference in the lives of children in Central and Eastern Kentucky who are blind or visually impaired.

Timed 5K run/walk through the grounds of The Club at UK's Spindletop Hall and the Legacy Trail. Overall & Age Group awards will be presented.

Service animals are always welcome. Pets are not allowed. Strollers and wagons welcome.

For more information call (859) 276-0335 or email Kelly Easton at

Ready to add your support to VIPS?

Visit our RunSignUp page to sign up or learn more!

Interested in being a sponsor?

Download the sponsorship form and help support VIPS in Central Kentucky.

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