• Louisville,
    United States
  • October
  • 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

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The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® is an exciting, one-of-a-kind marathon featuring the beautiful scenery and bourbon for which Kentucky is famous. Starting and finishing in downtown Louisville, race participants will experience a scenic course through the fall foliage in Cherokee Park and past numerous downtown landmarks. After crossing the Finish Line, all participants receive free entry into the best post-race party around. The post-race Urban Bourbon Bash provides participants with free bourbon tastings, beer, pizza and Kentucky burgoo, all while being serenaded by local live music. Join us in Louisville for this amazing half marathon!


Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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"2014 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon"
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Josh 's thoughts:

The 2014 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon hosted by the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) was the 3rd Annual LSC Half Marathon that was rebranded to support the legendary bourbon industry in Kentucky. The Urban Bourbon was a 21 and over only event due to the free flowing bourbon in the post race zone. This was a beautiful course that was slightly different than the 2013 LSC Half as Cave Hill did not renew the permission to run through the cemetery as in 2013. The course was slightly more challenging in my opinion due to some higher elevation gains as a result of the course changes. One of the greatest perks of this race is the time of the year. The beautiful October/November morning in Kentucky usually produce the perfect running weather to compliment the scenery along the route.

The 2014 shirt was a high quality long sleeve tech shirt in black with white lettering that featured the logo of the race on the front and sponsor information on the back. The medal was well worth the 13.1 miles as it featured a bourbon bottle with the Louisville Skyline.

Throughout the course, the number of aid stations seemed sufficient with water stations every 2-3 miles throughout the course. Access to and from the course was more than available thanks to the mass parking and infrastructure in Downtown Louisville. Love this race series and plan on running the 2015.

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