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We are sorry to announce that the Bourbon City Mile 2020 will be canceled. Our intentions are to still host a live race with the hopes of doing so in late summer. A virtual race would be difficult for us because so much of this event is about a celebration of bourbon! I don't think they will allow me to mail you a sampling of bourbon...but wow that would be awesome!
Please email us with questions or concerns that you may have.
Thank you, stay safe, and drink up!
Elliot Mattingly, Bourbon City Mile
RACE CANCELED 2020!
Join us for the second annual Bourbon City Mile! Year one was everything we could have hoped for and more! We had fast milers, fun families, and plenty of delicious bourbon and cuisine. This year we hope to be even better! Our race has been moved to October, but we will still party like it’s National Bourbon Day! Why not? We are the Bourbon Capital of the World! We are excited to host the race on the campus of Bardstown Bourbon Company. Their beautiful facilities will provide amazing backdrops to your scenic 1 mile run! We will have runs for all different skill levels and ages. After the run, enjoy bourbon tastings, delicious food trucks, and music. This race will kickoff Bardstown's Bourbon celebration weekend which includes, the Bourbon Mixer after our event and the Bourbon Street Concert on Saturday. All proceeds from this race will go towards building hiking trails in Bardstown. Last year, because of your participation, we were able to purchase a bridge and help revive the trails at Community Park. The trail is open to the public and will be called "Town Creek Trail" and "Reservoir Ridge Loop." We hope you can check them out while you visit!
As a part of our initiative to create ecotourism in Bardstown, we hope to make our race as eco-friendly as possible. We will have no cups on our 1 mile course. The cups we have at the finish will be biodegradable. We will have recycling, compost, and trash bins located throughout the grounds with information on what goes in each receptacle. Our shirts are made from 100% recycled materials (mostly plastic bottles) and our vendors will use biodegradable utensils and cups. We love our hometown and want to keep it beautiful and clean!
ELITE MILE CHAMPIONS: $300 for top male and female along with custom Bourbon City Mile Bourbon!
ALL OTHER RACES (excluding family mile): Top 3 Male and Female winners from timed races will receive prizes from our sponsors
Participants will receive an Eco-friendly race shirt made from recycled plastic bottles. These shirts are very soft and of great quality!
New in 2020! Race registrants will receive a metal straw.
There will be other opportunities for swag along the way. Stay Tuned!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Parking can be found at St. Joesph's Proto Cathedral, St. Joseph's School, or downtown Bardstown. Parking is free and is in walking distance to the event. The roads will be closed at 5:30 so if you plan on parking at St. Joe's Cathedral you will need to be there prior to 5:30.
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