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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.

Urban Bourbonites

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon Urban Bourbonites will serve as race ambassadors to encourage participation in the 2017 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon. Bourbonites will come from very diverse running backgrounds and help us spread the word to their friends, family members and fellow runners. They will also be the sound board for our race management team, sharing new ideas and helping us make the runner experience the best we possibly can.

The 2017 Urban Bourbonite online application process is open through January 31. Click HERE to apply..

You can meet our 2016 Urban Bourbonites below:

Danielle Durbin

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Hometown: Louisville, KY
Facebook: danielle.centre
Instagram: danielle_centrec
Twitter: danielle_kkg
Blog: tumblr.com/blog/dandyadventuresoverseas
How many half marathons have you run? 2
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? I love this race! It is unique, fun, and has a great turn out. I promote running now and truly enjoy knowing that my friends are running the same races as I am. We can always use a good excuse to go on long training runs
Why do you run? I run to be free. I love feeling like I can take time to think and unwind. I run to stay in shape and to keep my family in shape
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Pancakes or any breakfast food/ Mt. Dew
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Run hills during your training because these sneak up on you around mile 7-8

Lindsey Gumer

Lindsey Gumer
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Facebook: lindseygumer
Instagram: lindseygumer
Twitter: lindseygumer
Blog: whatsthattastelike.blogspot.com
How many half marathons have you run? 4
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? I am a Bourbonite because I want to share the love of running with my hometown and enjoy some delicious bourbon at the end 😉
Why do you run? I run because I love the feeling of finishing a long race and then knowing I am making a healthier me.
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Medium rare steak + red wine
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? You've got this!

Tracy Hill

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Hometown: Peru, IN
Facebook: Tracy Hill
Instagram: _tracyhill_
Twitter: TracyHill765
How many half marathons have you run? 5
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? I love the race because it combines my love of running with my love of Bourbon country and its heritage along with my love of Bourbon. I'm not sure there is a better race out there for me!
Why do you run? I run to stay healthy and fit. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I firmly believe a body in motion stays in motion. Running is also my way of satisfying my competitive nature. It's my ME time, it's good for my body and soul!
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Pizza and bourbon
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? I would recommend training for hills for someone's first UBHM. I was unprepared for the amount of hill in the course and found them quite challenging at times. I love a good challenge though so plan to be better prepared this year.

Kaeleigh Jones

Kaeleigh
Hometown: Murray, KY
Facebook: jones.kaeleigh
Instagram: kaemj
How many half marathons have you run? 3
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? UBHM was my first half marathon and will forever hold a special place in my heart. I loved every minute of the experience and want to share that feeling with other people. I've really wanted to help out to spread the word about this race and this was the perfect opportunity to do so! Also, since I'm not from Louisville it was really cool being able to explore the city while racing.
Why do you run? I started running to aid in my weightloss, but now I run to keep fit and healthy both physically and mentally. Running is my time to get into my own head and work out the issues from the day. Running has helped me realize how much I am capable of.
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Anything Mexican (specifically burritos and tortilla chips), pizza, and donuts
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Train on some hills! Take it easy the first half of the race to save some fuel for Cherokee and then kick it into overdrive the last part of the race!

Robert Kirtland

Robert
Hometown: Crestwood, KY
Facebook: Robert Kirtland
Instagram: RUNROBERTJAG
Twitter: jagoff98
How many half marathons have you run? 12
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? Louisville offers a vibrant running community that I really enjoy being an active participant in.
Why do you run? I really like to eat and in order to enjoy food without gaining weight I decided to take up running.
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Burgers and bourbon
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Be prepared to run in all types of weather.

Jessica Klein

Jessica Klein
Hometown: Owensboro, KY
Facebook: Jessica Delker Klein
Instagram: jdk4life
Twitter: jdk4life
How many half marathons have you run? 10? Maybe a few more, I've lost count 🙂
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? To give back to the community, encouraging others to come out to run and have a good time.
Why do you run? To have some time for myself, run and catch up with friends, encourage my kids to stay active and healthy.
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Juicy burger & fries/bourbon & amaretto martini
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Have fun and enjoy the experience! Anyone can do it, if you put your mind to it!

Melissa Packwood

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Hometown: Uxbridge, MA
Facebook: melissa.d.packwood
How many half marathons have you run? 20? Maybe 25?
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? I have always been involved in athletics and running/volunteering. Now that my kids are older, I have decided to combine my 2 interests
Why do you run? Health, competitiveness, to set a good example to my kids/patients, maintain my weight (!), camaraderie, stress relief
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Chardonnay, coffee/Starbucks

Cara Raulston

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Hometown: Bardstown, KY
Facebook: Cara Raulston
Instagram: cararaulston
Twitter: cararaulston
How many half marathons have you run? 2
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? Love running the race locally and getting to enjoy the party afterwards! I want others to join in on the fun and experience the beautiful course through Cherokee Park
Why do you run? I run to enjoy the outdoors, have time to hang out with other runners and have a break from the little ones at home
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Nord's maple bacon donut
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Have fun! Enjoy the scenery along the way, and of course the bourbon afterwards.

Nick Stover

Nick Stover
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Facebook: NickStover2.0
Instagram: AnyStover
Twitter: NickStover
Website: nickstover.org
How many half marathons have you run? 10+
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? Bourbon and running are two of my favorite activities… as a general rule, I don't recommend combining them, but this event is the perfect opportunity to enjoy both!
Why do you run? I run to stay healthy, relieve stress, and give myself an excuse to eat a lot of really good food!
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Large KY Bourbon BBQ Pizza from Pizza Donisi and a bottle of Makers Mark 46
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Drink less bourbon and more water during the week before the race!

Brandon White

Brandon White
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Facebook: brandon.r.white
Instagram: brdubbb
Twitter: brdubb
How many half marathons have you run? 2
Why are you an Urban Bourbonite? To see how it runs behind the scenes. To be a part of something. To make my first half someone else's.
Why do you run? I run for me. I run for my health. I run for my kids. I run for my life. I run to be a role model. I run for fun.
Guilty Pleasure food/drink? Penn Station cookies
Advice for someone running their first UBHM? Save a little bit for Cherokee