Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.2
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4.2
The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race that starts at the historic Whisky Row in downtown Louisville, follows Cherokee Park’s Scenic Loop and finishes on Main Street in front of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience – with great scenery, music and entertainment along the way. Participants in the Half … MORE
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    TheWittyKnit REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This was the race that got me into running! I did it for the first time in 2016, and have done it and loved it every year, and am signed … MORE

    This was the race that got me into running! I did it for the first time in 2016, and have done it and loved it every year, and am signed up for this year. This is a well-run race that is at the peak of the Fall season, allowing runners to enjoy some of the beauty that Louisville has to offer. There are a few hills, but being able to see the colorful autumn leaves in Cherokee Park makes it worthwhile!

    The packet pick-up usually has a good selection of booths and vendors, with ample parking opportunities. And the after-party for this race? AWESOME. You can choose which bourbon vendors to patronize, and enjoy a bowl of burgoo (a regional favorite) with a beer or bourbon in hand. The Louisville Crashers put on a great show, and they do a phenomenal job interfacing with the crowd! The race organizers do a great job encorporating the theme throughout, and I especially love the awesome medals!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    brookegal FIRST-TIMER '17

    This is a great race production! Easy parking, course is great with some hills and park beauty in places, and afterwards Burgoo and bourbon... can’t beat it!!! Hills in Cherokee … MORE

    This is a great race production! Easy parking, course is great with some hills and park beauty in places, and afterwards Burgoo and bourbon… can’t beat it!!! Hills in Cherokee park were tough but nothing that hill training can’t conquer. Really a great organized race on an fulfilling course!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    klucht FIRST-TIMER '15

    I signed up for this race because of the theme and I figured I could convince my husband to run with me. From bourbon samples at the packet pickup to … MORE

    I signed up for this race because of the theme and I figured I could convince my husband to run with me. From bourbon samples at the packet pickup to a gorgeous bourbon bottle medal this race was incredibly fun. The course has some nice hills, but it was very scenic with plenty of fall foliage. Overall, It is a great race to plan a vacation around.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    sharonephone FIRST-TIMER '17

    You do this race to get to the finish and enjoy the post party. The expo is small with just the basics... and a bourbon tasting. The long sleeve shirts … MORE

    You do this race to get to the finish and enjoy the post party. The expo is small with just the basics… and a bourbon tasting. The long sleeve shirts were very cute and one of my race favorites. The start is 8:30 – allowing you to sleep in if you stay downtown. The starting area is fairly basic, most runners didn’t even line up until about 5 minutes before. Since the race is on the smaller side, there are no corrals, which was a bit annoying for the first 1/2 mile, but people spread out quickly. The first 2 miles go through downtown and you quickly head out of city center. The next two were fairly none descriptive – until you get to the park. The park was pretty but there was a long hill to climb. At the top you were rewarded with a band and then a nice downhill. After heading out of the park you are headed back downtown and you can even see if with a couple of miles left. Then you finish on Main Street, right where you started. After get a Jim Beam bottle medal and exiting with basics (milk, powerade, water, bagels and bananas), you are rewarded with pizza, chili, beer, bourbon and a band. We were lucky with a beautiful day and hours to spend on the Belvedere.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    richardpape REPEAT RUNNER '15

    A fun race through Louisville Ky's historic neighborhoods and park systems. Fun bourbon theme with bourbon tent at end of race along with the usual drinks and carbs. Have done … MORE

    A fun race through Louisville Ky’s historic neighborhoods and park systems. Fun bourbon theme with bourbon tent at end of race along with the usual drinks and carbs. Have done it twice now. Good mix of flat areas and hills.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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