The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® has continued to capture the hearts of runners and Half-Marathoners around the country. In its 4th year of continued growth since the organizers renamed and rebranded the event, The Urban Bourbon not only delivers a seamless race- weekend experience but it maintains an active social reputation and community.
Great post-race party that does not run out for the back of the pack!
The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Bean® embraces the bourbon all weekend long. Those visiting from out-of-town will enjoy free bourbon distillery tours offered up to race participants (along with bourbon tasting at the expo! 🥃). The race starts and finishes on Whiskey Row, and when you cross the finish line you’re awarded with a wax-dipped bourbon bottle medal!
Oh - and in case we forgot - once the race is over the fun has just begun. The post race “bourbon bash” has been called by runners “unlike anything you’ve seen!” and a “great post-race party that does not run out for the back of the pack!” A live band keeps the party going, along with pizza, local Kentucky fare, and - you guessed it - MORE bourbon!
That’s not to say it’s just fun and games, though. The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Bean® is also known for operating a silky-smooth race - everything from pre-race runner communications and easy bib pick-up, to expo logistics and a seamless race day event. And, while it’s been heralded for its post-race party, the Fall scenery through one of Louisville’s oldest parks makes the non-bourbon part of this race just as worthwhile.
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