4th Annual 24-Hour Run For Dreams

Event Phone: 502-216-0378

  • August 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    8:00 am

Running to Grant Dreams to children with critical and chronic illnesses

            Start: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.             Finish: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 – 8:00 a.m.

Also 12-hour options, start at 8:00 AM or 8:00 PM

Don’t let the name scare you away! You do not have to run the entire 24 hours! Our goal this year is to create a fun atmosphere with camping space provided and plenty of entertainment. And if you feel like running and/or walking on our scenic 2-mile course, then you can do that, too. It’s more about having fun in a healthy way to grant dreams. Join us at:

Red Orchard Park

704 Kentucky Street

Shelbyville, KY 40065

Race Phone (502) 216-0378

Race Fax (502) 561-3004


Camping Space is Provided

You will be required to sign a waiver and provide additional information on race day.

Visit the Dream Factory national website at www.dreamfactoryinc.org. Make sure to like the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/24hourrunfordreams for updates. Thank you for your support and participation. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Dream Factory, Inc. has been a national children’s wish granting organization since 1980 with 32 chapters currently spread across the United States. Its National Headquarters is in Louisville, KY. The Dream Factory’s mission is to grant dreams to children ages 3 through 18 who suffer from critical and chronic illnesses. The Dream Factory has granted thousands of dreams and you can help grant more!

100% of proceeds go to The Dream Factory, Inc.


Dreams come true because of YOU!




Venue Website:

704 Kentucky Street, Shelbyville, Kentucky, 40065, United States

In March 2007, Clarence Miller, officially donated his 131 acre farm, now known as Red Orchard Park, to Shelby County’s Parks Department which had been his family’s home since 1925.  Aquilla Whitaker planted the orchard around 1792.  Aquilla was a settler in the now Shelby County – Whitaker Station, an important refuge for early settlers in the region.  She and her husband John, helped to establish the town of Shelbyville.  The orchard was said to turn a brilliant red in the fall; thus the name “Red Orchard”.  The park consists of 131 beautiful acres of rolling land, lush pasture and gorgeous mature trees such as walnut, blue ash, and sycamore.  There is no shortage of space for enjoyment of various activities. Red Orchard Park is a nature lovers paradise and offers a wide variety recreational activities for all ages.



  1. Hi, i was hoping you could help me. I have some questions about the course. 1. is this a trail or is it a bike path? 2. is it flat or does it have some hills? Thanks

    • Hello, This is a dirt trail. There are a few hills, but the course is not very steep. The trail runs through the woods at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville, KY. It is a 2mile loop.

      • Thank you! Another question-I’ll be doing the 8pm-8am race. What time do i need to be at the park?

        • Any time prior to 8pm. We would recommend that if you are setting up a tent that you give yourself ample time for that before start time. We will be at the park from 7am Saturday to 9am Sunday for set-up, event, and tear-down, so someone will be there the entire time. Thanks, we look forward to seeing you there!

    • Hey Carrie, the trail is a 2-mile loop so you pass a table with water and snacks every 2-miles as well as the camping area. Hope to see you there!

      • Unfortunately I cannot make it this year, but it’s saved on my calendar for next year! I love that the money goes to kids!!!

        • Hey Carrie, Sorry to hear you can’t make it this year! We look forward to seeing you next year and thank you for your support of our mission to make dreams come true!

    • Hey Tom, Participants do receive t-shirts, but it is first come first serve. If you register today you are guaranteed a shirt before registration prices increase tomorrow. There is a trophy for the male winner of the 24-hour and 12-hour race as well as female, so 4 participants will receive trophies. We hope to see you there!

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