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 for a half marathon is a challenge; finding the right motivation is a great way to keep it fun and help athletes stay committed. Supporting a local charity is one easy way to keep healthy and give back – all at the same time. The 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® will once again showcase some great local charities as our Official Charity Partners. If you have a charity that is interested in participating, please contact our Race Director Michael Clemons (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Active Heroes’ mission is to support all U.S. military service members, veterans and their families through physical, educational, and emotional programs in an effort to eliminate suicide. Active Heroes’ vision is to eliminate military/veteran suicide. It does this with great programs nationally and in Kentucky. Active Heroes’ has a community center in Louisville providing healing activities like acupuncture treatments and massage. Also, it is developing a retreat center in Shepherdsville, Ky. to support military families through healing outdoor activities.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky / Southern Indiana is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately a cure. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. It diligently works to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through its national office and chapters in communities nationwide. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Gilda’s Club’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. At Gilda’s Club Louisville, you will find strength and comfort from members sharing their experiences and wisdom. The club is men, women, children, a small-but-mighty team, a passionate board, and dedicated volunteers. Together, it creates a program of support unlike any other.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana provides a “home away from home” for families of children receiving healthcare at area medical facilities while also lending support to other organizations that aid children. Since opening on September 10, 1984, the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms have served over 25,000 families. The staff and volunteers offer love, strength, and support, when families need it most.