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Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

The Spirit of Racing is Alive and Well

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.

Training

Meet our Training Partners:

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KentuckyOne Health is the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® Medical Partner and will have its Sports Medicine physicians available on race day to take care of all of your medical needs.

In 1995, Jewish Hospital implemented a comprehensive Sports Medicine Program. This program provides a number of medical services to the Kentuckiana community and was pioneered to help young athletes successfully make their way in the world of sports and beyond. It has quickly become a national sports medicine model for collegiate athletics.

As the official health care provider for University of Louisville Cardinal Athletics, KentuckyOne Sports Medicine provides on-site medical services for collegiate, high school, intramural and weekend athletes, as well as spectators at many community events. Certified Athletic Trainers and other specialty-trained professionals, in the area of Sports Medicine, provide a holistic approach to treating the athlete including education, prevention and treatment, as well as injury screenings and specialized education for coaches and trainers.

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As our official running store partner, Fleet Feet Sports is once again offering its training expertise and pace groups to our Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® participants.

Fleet Feet Sports is dedicated to fitting runners and walkers of all abilities with footwear, apparel and accessories to meet their individual needs. Wearing the proper shoes is the most important step in injury prevention and boosting your running or walking. Whether you are beginning walker or a seasoned marathoner, they can help.

In May 2017, Fleet Feet will kick off a training program for anyone who would like to train in preparation for the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®. Click here for more information.

Want a little help during the race? Pace Groups will be available during the 2017 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®.

Why would you want to run with a pacer? A pacer can help you not only achieve your goals, but have FUN; whether the goal is a personal record, or simply to cross the finish line. The Pace Group Leaders are experienced runners, chosen on their previous running and/or pacing performances, and know what it takes to hold a steady pace and provide a great race experience. Below are a few highlights about the program.

• Participation is FREE to all participants;just show up on race morning and find your pace group.

• There will be pace groups for the following times: 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45 and 3:00.

• You can meet the Pace Group Leaders at packet pick-up and ask questions.

• To meet up with the Pace Group Leaders on race day, look for the “Pace Time” signs in the starting area. Try to meet up with your pace group at least 15 minutes before the start of the race.

• Five to 10 minutes before the start, the Pace Group Leaders will give their final instructions. This is another great opportunity for you to ask questions.

We want you to run your own race. If you feel great on race day, and you want to go ahead and catch the next group, we’ll cheer you on. If it’s not your day, slow down and wait for the group behind you.

 

Click here to see a PDF of the 12-week 2017 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® training program and Saturday training run schedule.