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.
The Bourbon Bash at Fourth Street Live! will be held from 9 a.m. – 12:30 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, Falls City beer, and plenty of 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 on race day. Packet pick-up and race day purchases are cash only.
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. 16. Runners can show their finisher’s medal and make a purchase to receive a custom pin. Participating Urban Bourbon Trail establishments will be identified at a later date.
On Saturday night after you’ve completed your half marathon, enjoy a four-course bourbon-themed dinner at Whiskey Dry in Fourth Street Live! Owned and operated by internationally renowned chef and Louisville native Edward Lee, Whiskey Dry features a Southern-inspired menu and more than 200 whiskeys from around the world. Stay tuned for a menu reveal in summer 2021.
We are excited to add the Black Jockeys Lounge as an bourbon-themed dinner option this year. You will enjoy an incredible handcrafted dining experience curated by Chef Kevin Nelson that includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert, as well as two Jim Beam-inspired cocktails. Each seating will accommodate up to 80 people. So, if they sell out, you’ll enjoy a special UBHM dinner with a room full of your fellow UBHM runners and their guests.