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KY History Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Sat September 21, 2024 Frankfort, KY 40601 US Directions
Join us for the 9th Annual KY History Half in historic Downtown Frankfort. Run The Greatest Half in History!

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The Greatest Half in History!

KY History Half Marathon

$70 7:15AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Frankfort's Only Downtown 10K

KY History 10K

$48 7:15AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Run or Walk Thru Historic Frankfort

KY History 5K

$40 7:30AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Participate from Anywhere!

KY History VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER

$45 Registration ends September 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 6:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends September 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Description

Come run the "Greatest Half in History!"

Join us for the 9th Annual KY History Half, 10K and 5K on Saturday, September 21, 2024 at 8am in downtown Frankfort. The KY History Half is the Commonwealth's first half marathon that celebrates Kentucky's history.  The KY History Half is a RaceRise & 3 Sport Endurance production benefiting the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation.

  • Commemorative Performance/Dry Fit Race Shirts
  • Overall (all races) & Age Group Awards (13.1 only)
  • Finishers' Medals (All Races)
  • Scenic courses through historic Frankfort, Kentucky
  • DJ James Hummel & Free Race Photos
  • Race Pacers for the Half Marathon
  • Post race food, fun and fellowship

Our PACKET PICKUP is Friday, September 20, 2024 from 3-7pm at the Kentucky Historical Society (Address: 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601).  For out-of-town participants who notify us in advance, we also have packet pickup on race morning from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at the KHS (Brown Forman Room).  All local runners will be expected to pick up their packets on Friday or have it picked up by a friend.

Partial proceeds go to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society.

HALF MARATHON ROUTE 2023

10K ROUTE MAP 2023

5K ROUTE MAP 2023

 

Place

Kentucky Historical Society
100 West Broadway Street
Frankfort, KY US 40601

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Half Marathon Route

We are finalizing our 2024 routes for the 13.1, 10K and 5K but we know they will be similar to the routes of the past.  Our start/finish this year will be from Broadway Avenue (A few blocks away from previous years) in front of the Old State Capital Building.

There will be 6 hydration stations along the 13.1 mile route which half marathon runners will pass by a total of 12 times.  We will serve water and SWORD hydration at these stops in small 5 oz. cups.

Final routes coming soon!

Race Bling!

All finishers of our 3 races (13.1, 10K and 5K) will earn a custom finisher's medal.  Shown below is the 2023 finisher's medal.  

2022 Race Photos

Thanks J.A. Laub Photography for capturing our race in photos.  All are free to download, share and enjoy!

2024 Commemorative Race Shirts

Our 2024 race shirt is a Sportek long sleeved performance/tech shirt in men's and women's sizes.  We will reveal our shirt color and design closer to the race in September.  The photo shown is of the 2023 race shirt.

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