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With the epic Urban Bourbon Half Marathon just over a week away, I’m getting super excited about finally getting to do this race and experiencing all the things that make this such a fan favorite!
There are free bourbon tastings at packet pickup, need I say more?
I love the bugle fanfare at the start of the race. It is so Kentucky horse country, it is only fitting that it takes place at the start of this classic half marathon.
Course – Fall Foliage
The course goes through downtown Louisville, through many areas of town, including the Beargrass Greenery and Cherokee Park. With it being peak fall foliage time, the scenery is sure to be amazing!
If you haven’t seen the unique medal for 2018, check it out! A bourbon barrel with a spinning bourbon bottle inside!
Immediately following the race, the party is on! It’s called the Bourbon Bash at Fourth Street Live! It runs from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Receive your wristband at packet pickup. Race participants can enjoy a sampling of bourbons from a number of Kentucky Bourbon Trail distillers. You will also enjoy Bearno’s Pizza, Falls City beer (yay!) and plenty of prize and photo opportunities. The popular local band the Louisville Crashers will perform.
Each participant will show their ID on Friday at Packet Pick-up and receive a Bourbon Bash wristband. That will have seven tabs on it: four for bourbon samples, one for a Falls City Brewing Co. beer, one for a slice of pizza, and one for a cup of Kentucky burgoo (local stew).
Jim Beam, pizza, burgoo, and beer will all be on the lower level of Fourth Street Live! All other bourbon samples will be spread around upstairs. There will be a variety of bourbons from which to sample. You'll just hand over your tab, receive your bourbon, and enjoy!
You know you want to!
The race takes place on Saturday, October 20 in Louisville, Kentucky. Join the party and save 10% with BourbonRave2018!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!