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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 RaceJoy to provide an amazing free service to our participants. If you run with a smartphone, your friends and family can download the RaceJoy app to track your progress and receive GPS alerts at every mile. The app also can send you audible cheers, giving you that extra motivation to reach the finish line. Participants can enable automatic progress posts to Facebook and Twitter. While there normally is a cost to use this app, we are offering it free to all our race participants.

If you are not running with a smart phone, friends and family members can still receive race tracking updates here. They just search for your name or bib number and click on “Set Notifications” to receive email or text updates. Timing updates will be provided at the halfway point and the finish.

Best Spots to Watch

Start Line – The race begins at 8 a.m. at the corner of 5th and Jefferson Streets, in front of Louisville Metro Hall. Participants will begin the race by running east on Jefferson 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 Liberty Street between 5th and 6th Streets, which is across Jefferson Square Park from the start line.

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.