Since our Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is meant for those age 21 or older, you must be at least 21 on race day to register.
Only those age 21 and over are able to participate in the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon. You must be at least age 21 on Oct. 22, 2016, to register. Due to the age restrictions, all runners are required to pick up their own packets. There is NO race day registration or packet pick-up.
The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race.
The Half Marathon begins at 8:30 a.m. ET.
You can register online at our secure site. Click on the Registration tab and follow the directions. Online registration for the Half Marathon will close at midnight on Oct. 18, 2016. Remember – there are no refunds.
No, there is no limit. However, race organizers reserve the right to close registration.
Yes, walkers may participate, but they must be able to keep a 15:00 minute per mile pace. Roads will reopen at this pace and course services are not guaranteed to be available past this time.
A half marathon and corporate challenge.
The start line for the Half Marathon is on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street, the same location as the Finish Line.
The finish line is on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street across from the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.
The Finish Line will close at 12:00 p.m.
You may wear your headphones, iPods or MP3 players; however, we ask that you keep the volume at a reasonable level for your own safety and out of courtesy for fellow participants. You should still be able to hear participants and volunteers in proximity to you.
No. We are using disposable chips that DO NOT need to be turned in after the race.
No. Strollers and pets are NOT allowed in the Half Marathon.
According to weather.com, the average high is 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is plenty of parking near the course. You can view a map here.
There are 7 water stations strategically placed on the course.
All Half Marathon and Corporate Challenge finishers receive a medal.
Participants in the Half Marathon and Corporate Challenge will receive tech shirts, virtual goodie bags and finisher medals. Participants also have access to hydration drink stations, medical stations providing Vasoline, ice and first aid. At the finish line, walkers and runners will enjoy the traditional fruit, bagels, Powerade and chocolate milk.
The post-race Urban Bourbon Bash will be held on the Belvedere from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Race participants can enjoy a sampling of bourbons from various distillers along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Bearno’s Pizza, Falls City Beer and plenty of prize and photo opportunities. The popular local band the Louisville Crashers will perform at the post-race party.
Yes, Gear Check will be available on the Belvedere near the start and finish.
Yes. Bibs can be swapped until Oct. 1. To swap bibs, log into your RunSignUp account, go to “Profile” > “My Registered Races” > “View/Edit” > “Transfer to Another Runner.” There is a $25 processing fee.
Yes, you have until Oct. 1 to defer your registration until 2017. To defer, log into your RunSignUp account, go to “Profile” > “My Registered Races” > “View/Edit” > “Defer.” There is a $25 processing fee.
The last day to register online for the Half Marathon is Oct. 18. You can register on Oct. 21 at packet pick-up for $120 (cash only). There is no race morning registration
Packet pickup for those participating in the Half Marathon and Corporate Challenge will be at Slugger Field. Packet pickup will take place on Friday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. You will need a valid photo ID that shows date of birth (e.g., driver’s license or student ID).
YES. New in 2016, someone can pick up your race bib and T-shirt for you at Friday’s Packet Pick-up; however, they must have a copy of your ID or race registration confirmation. However, that person will not be able to pick up your Urban Bourbon Bash wristband, which you will need to enjoy the free food and alcohol post-race. To receive your wristband, you will need to show your ID in person at the post-race Urban Bourbon Bash entrance on the Belvedere..
There will be NO CHECK-IN or PACKET PICK-UP on race morning.
Push-rims are the only style of wheelchair allowed. The top three male/female wheelchairs are recognized in each event.
Bathrooms will be available (typically porta-potties) on the Belvedere near the start line and at water stations along the Half Marathon course.
You will be able to get results on the UrbanBourbonHalf.com website by 7 p.m. race day.
The following streets will be closed during the following times:
These times are estimates. Streets could be re-opened earlier.
Sorry, there are NO refunds for cancellations.