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OCT 20, 2018


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.


Pasta Experience at Bearno’s by the Bridge – (Fri. night, three seatings of 85)

$20 per person, inclusive of tax and tip

Includes spaghetti or lasagna (meat or veggie), salad and soft drink


Run for the Bourbon dinner at Down One Bourbon Bar and Restaurant (Sat. night, 5pm and 7pm seatings)

$45 per person, inclusive of tax and tip.
Salad: Mixed greens, mandarin oranges, feta cheese and toasted walnuts
Entree: Choice of pan-seared salmon, maple bourbon glaze, sweet potato mash, and roasted Brussels sprouts OR Bourbon braised beef short ribs, red potato mash and roasted Brussels sprouts
Dessert: Bourbon chocolate lava cake
NOTE: Entree will be paired with a Jim Beam Black Old Fashioned; dessert will be paired with a Jim Beam cocktail crafted by the Down One Bourbon Bar team
Vegetarian option available by request


Bourbon Bash on the Belvedere

The Bourbon Bash on the Belvedere will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Race participants can enjoy a sampling of bourbons from a number of Kentucky Bourbon Trail distillers. You will also enjoy Bearno’s Pizza, Kentucky Ale, and plenty of prize and photo opportunities. The popular local band the Louisville Crashers will perform.

Guest admission to the Bourbon Bash is $30 and can be purchased online during registration, at packet pick-up and race day. Packet pick-up and race day purchases are cash only.


Bourbon Tasting Walking Tour

Sour Mash Tours – Louisville’s first and only walking bourbon tasting experience – leads guests through detailed tastings at some of the city’s premier establishments for drinking bourbon. Participants will learn about what goes into making each sample taste unique, all while becoming acquainted with one of Louisville’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Bourbon beginners will start to find their favorite styles and brands, while connoisseurs will refine their palates by picking out subtle differences and flavor profiles in their bourbon samples. Each tour spans three stops in Nulu, all within easy walking distance of each other, and includes nine samples of bourbon in a lineup that is curated specifically to maximize the experience. This $60 value is available to UBHM participants for only $45! Tours begin in Nulu at 2 p.m. on race day. Available to the first 45 purchasers.


Urban Bourbon Walk

Participants in the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® – and others wishing to join in a unique entertainment experience – can score a custom-made, collectible cloisonne pin. The pins are to commemorate the Urban Bourbon Walk in downtown Louisville on Oct. 21.  Runners can show their finisher’s medal and make a purchase to receive a custom pin from the following Whiskey Row establishments:

  • Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar
  • Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen
  • Patrick O’Shea’s
  • Sidebar at Whiskey Row
  • roll Pub Under the Bridge