Urban Bourbon logo

OCT 17, 2020

days
-4
-2
hours
-2
0
minutes
-2
-9
seconds
0
-9

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.

FAQs

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. 17, 2020, 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.

How long is the race?

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® is a 13.1 mile race.

What time does the race start?

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® begins at 8 a.m. ET.

How do I register?

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. 15, 2020. Remember – if the race is cancelled, we will provide a full refund (minus processing fees) or a deferral to 2021.

Is there a capacity limit (cap) on the races?

Yes, this year’s race is capped at 2,300 participants.

May walkers participate in the Half Marathon?

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.

Where is the Start Line?

The location for the Half Marathon start line will be on the Egg Lawn at The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

Where is the Finish Line?

The location for the Half Marathon finish line will also be the Egg Lawn at The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

Where do I get my race packet?

Packet pickup for those participating in the Half Marathon will take place on Friday, Oct. 16 from 4-9 p.m. You will need a valid photo ID that shows date of birth (e.g., driver’s license or student ID). This year we will offer a drive-through packet pick-up. It will be dynamic, real-time and no-touch so individuals can collect their race packets from inside their cars.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

NO. Because of safety protocols and the need to take every participant’s temperature prior to race day, everyone will need to pick up their own packet.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?

There will be NO CHECK-IN or PACKET PICK-UP on race morning.

Are headphones, iPods or MP3 players permitted?

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.

Do I need to return the chip?

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.

Are strollers allowed?

No. Strollers and pets are NOT allowed in the Half Marathon.

What is Kentucky’s temperature like in October?

According to weather.com, the average high is 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 49 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where should I park?

You will find plenty of on-site parking – there are two lots located one mile and 1.8 miles from start line. For those parking in the lot farthest from the start, we will offer shuttles to start line area.

Will there be hydration stations on the course?

Yes, There are hydration stations strategically placed on the course.

Do I receive a medal?

All Half Marathon finishers receive a medal.

What will I receive for participating?

Participants in the Half Marathon will receive a Jim Beam-themed souvenir medal, an UBHM buff / gaiter and a 750 ml bottle of Jim Beam with souvenir 225th anniversary label. Participants also have access to hydration drink stations and medical stations provided by UofL Health.  Post-race replenishments will include bottled water, bottled Powerade and packaged snacks

.Is there a place to keep my keys and extra clothes?

Gear Check will not be available in 2020.

Is bib-swapping permitted?

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.

Can I defer my registration?

Yes, you have until Oct. 1 to defer your registration until 2021. To defer, log into your RunSignUp account, go to “Profile” > “My Registered Races” > “View/Edit” > “Defer.” This year, we are waiving the $25 processing fee.

Is there a penalty for giving my bib to another runner on race day?

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.

Minimum Two-Year Ban for Unauthorized Runners

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.

When is the last day to register?

The last day to register online for the Half Marathon is Oct. 15. There is no race registration at packet pick-up or on race day.

How can I see if I’m registered?

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.

Do you offer a military discount?

We are happy to offer active U.S. 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 info@louisvillesports.org. You will then be given a code to register at the discounted rate.

What types of wheelchairs are allowed?

Unfortunately, the 2020 Half Marathon course will not accommodate wheelchairs.

Are there restrooms on the Half Marathon course?

Restrooms will be available (typically porta-potties) near the start line and at key locations along the Half Marathon course.

How do I get my results?

You will be able to get results HERE immediately following the race.

What are the awards for the age group winners?

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.

What is the cancellation policy?

If the race is cancelled this year, we will provide a full refund (minus processing fees).