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 presented by Jim Beam®. You must be at least age 21 on Oct. 20, 2018, to register. Due to the age restrictions, all runners are required to pick up their own Urban Bourbon Bash wristbands. There is NO race day registration or packet pick-up.
The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® is a 13.1 mile race.
The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® begins at 8 a.m. ET.
You can register online at our secure site. Click on the Registration tab and follow the directions. Online registration for the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® will close at midnight on Oct. 18, 2018. 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. We also offer the Louisville pure tap® 5k on Sept. 8, 2018, and the Norton Sports Health Great Pumpkin 10K on Sept. 22, 2018. Additional information about these races can be found at fallrunathon.com
The start line for the Half Marathon is on Fourth Street between Market Street and Jefferson Street.
The finish line is on Liberty Street between 4th Street and 5th Street.
The Finish Line will close at 11:30 a.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 attached to the back of the race bibs 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. The best parking lots are located between Market Street and River Road. As the race starts and finishes in very
close proximity to the Kentucky International Convention Center, their website has useful details on parking directions and options.
There are 7 water stations strategically placed on the course serving Louisville pure tap® water. The second, fourth, and sixth stations will also have blue Powerade.
All Half Marathon and Team Challenge finishers receive a medal.
Participants in the Half Marathon and Team Challenge will receive tech shirts, virtual goodie bags, and finisher medals. Participants also have access to hydration drink stations and medical stations provided by KentuckyOne Health. At the finish line, walkers and runners will enjoy Mylar blankets, fruit provided by Whole Foods, bagels, Powerade, and TruMoo chocolate milk.
Along with race entry, all registrants will receive a free wristband for the post-race Urban Bourbon Bash held at Fourth Street Live! from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. With a wristband, race participants can enjoy a sampling of bourbons from various distillers along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, 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 at Fourth Street Live!
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 2019. To defer, log into your RunSignUp account, go to “Profile” > “My Registered Races” > “View/Edit” > “Defer.” There is a $25 processing fee.
Yes. Any participant who runs under someone else’s bib will be disqualified and will not be scored. For the safety of our runners, and in case of a medical emergency, it is imperative that the registration data associated with the race number belongs to the person wearing the bib. If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Louisville Sports Commission events for a minimum of two years.
Our past races have had numerous participants run under someone else’s race number. While this may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field. From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted, as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number belongs to you, the participant. If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Louisville Sports Commission events for a minimum of two years.
The last day to register online for the Half Marathon is Oct. 18. You can register on Oct. 19 at packet pick-up for $110 (cash only). There is no race morning registration.
Registration confirmation is available online, Click the Registration link to visit the RunSignUp registration page, then click on “Find a Participant” on the left-hand column. From there, you will be able to search for your registration.
We are happy to offer active US military members, veterans and their families 10 percent off race registration. To receive a military discount, email a copy of your military ID or DD214 to email@example.com. You will then be given a code to register at the discounted rate.
Packet pickup for those participating in the Half Marathon and Corporate Challenge will be at the PNC Club at Cardinal Stadium. Packet pickup will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 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. 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. 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 at the northern entrance to Fourth Street Live! at the corner of 4th Street and Liberty Street.
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) near the start line and at all 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 top overall male and female will receive a custom bourbon barrel head. The top three males and females in each age group will receive a custom bourbon-themed award. Age groups are as follows: 21-24, 25-29, 30-34 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & over. Only registered participants are eligible to receive any awards.
Below is a list of street closures along with estimated closure times. These times are estimates – streets could re-open earlier and will coincide with 15 min/mile pace based off the last participant crossing the start line.
Jefferson Street (7th Street to 5th Street) 5:00 – 9:00 am
Jefferson Street (5th Street to 2nd Street) 7:30 – 8:30 am
2nd Street (Jefferson Street to Main Street) 7:00 – 8:30 am
Main Street (2nd Street to Brook Street) 7:00 – 8:30 am
Brook Street (Main Street to Witherspoon) 7:30 – 8:30 am
Witherspoon (1st Street to River Rd) 7:30 – 8:30 am
River Road (Preston to Witherspoon) 7:30 – 8:30 am
Preston (Witherspoon to Muhammad Ali 7:30 – 8:45 am
Muhammad Ali (3rd Street to E Chestnut Street) 7:30 – 11:30 am
Campbell Street (Muhammad Ali to E Chestnut Street) 7:30 – 11:30 am
East Chestnut Street (Campbell St Street to Baxter Avenue) 7:30 – 11:50 am
Lexington Road (downtown to Cherokee Park Scenic Loop) 7:30 – 10:00 am
Cherokee Park Scenic Loop 7:30 – 10:30 am
Cherokee Parkway (Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive) 7:30 – 11:00 am
Grinstead Drive (Lexington Road to Baxter Avenue) 7:30 – 11:00 am
Baxter Avenue (Cherokee Road and Broadway to Liberty Street) 7:30 – 11:20 am
8th Street (W Liberty St to W Muhammad Ali) 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Muhammad Ali (3rd Street to 8th Street) 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
W Liberty Street (9th Street to 6th Street) 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
W Liberty Street (3rd Street to 6th Street) 5:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sorry, there are NO refunds for cancellations.