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OCT 16, 2021


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.


Athlete Tracking

We’ve partnered with RUNFARUSA to provide an amazing free service to our participants. Click HERE to download the RUNFRAUSA app.

Once you have downloaded the app, you can search for a runner by name or bib number to track progress. You can also use the map to see where the runner is on the course.

Best Spots to Watch

Start Line – The race begins at 8 a.m. on Main Street – between Fifth and Sixth Streets. Participants will begin the race by running east on Main Street.

Grinstead and Lexington crossover – Just past mile six, participants pass through the intersection of Grinstead Drive and Lexington Road, running east. This is an easy location for spectators to access: get on I-64 East at River Road and 2nd Street and exit at Grinstead Drive. You will be able to return downtown from I-64 West and using the 3rd Street/River Road exit. NOTE: To access the interstate, you will need to park on Jefferson Street north of the start line.

Baxter Avenue and Broadway –Travel east on Broadway from downtown to see participants cross this intersection just after mile 10. NOTE: To access this location, you will need to park south of Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Finish Line – The race concludes on Fourth Street between Market and Jefferson Streets

Urban Bourbon Bash Wristbands

While the post-race Urban Bourbon Bash is open to the public and free for all ages to enter, those 21 and over can take part in the bourbon, beer and food tastings. A wristband with tasting tabs can be purchased at the north entrance to Fourth Street Live! on race morning for $30 cash. Participants also have the option to pre-purchase additional wristbands for family or friends. The person who will be using the wristband must pick it up in-person to verify he or she is over 21.