- 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
- Road Race
The 2013 Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) Half Marathon was the 2nd annual running of the fall half marathon in Louisville. The run was designed around a beautiful, but challenging course that began on Main Street in Downtown Louisville in front of the KFC Yum! Center and proceeded west towards Cherokee Park and Cave Hill Cemetery. The significance of Cave Hill Cemetery is the fact that this was the first race allowed to run through the cemetery where a strict no running policy has existed for many years. Mixing in the hills in Cherokee Park and Cave Hill added a slightly challenging course that added rolling hills.
In terms of swag, the medal and shirt were more than sufficient. The shirt was a nice, high quality tech shirt and the medal a true representation of Louisville. With the LSC Half being a smaller race, the expo was not huge, but offered packet pickup and several vendors for great deals on running items.
Personally, this was only my second run and came just one month after I began running. This resulted in a painful experience, but overall it was a great run. (Hint: I ran it again in 2014!)