Run Berea Half Marathon & 5K

Sat October 7, 2023 Berea, KY 40403 US Directions
Join us for the 2nd Annual Run Berea Half Marathon & 5K in Historic Berea, Kentucky on October 7. 2023!
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Half Marathon

$65 7:30AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run/Walk

$39 7:45AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$50 Registration ends October 6, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 6:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


Come "Run Your Arts Off" at the 2nd Annual Run Berea 13.1 & 5K on the scenic paved trail through the city.


The race will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with a 7:30am start from the heart of downtown Berea and highlight all that is special about Berea, The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky.


  • Half Marathon Run (16 minute/mile pace limit; 3 hour 30 minute max) and 5K Run/Walk
  • Commemorative performance T-shirts
  • Overall Top 3 M/F & Age Group Awards (Half Marathon), Overall Top 3 M/F & 1st Place M/F Age Group Awards (5K)
  • Finishers' Medals for both races
  • Free Race Photos and DJ
  • Scenic and relatively flat course on the paved city trail that runs through Berea
  • Hotel/motel courtesy room blocks for out of town runners
  • Race Pacers (Thanks, ForWord Running/Pacing) for the 13.1
  • Virtual Runner/Walker opportunity ($50.00 registration/donation - We ship commemorative shirt, bib, and finisher's medal.)

Our race will benefit programs championed by the Berea Police Association including their very popular Christmas with a Cop.

AGE GROUPS    0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 & 70+

PACKET PICKUP   There are 3 opportunities to pickup your packet.

  1. Thursday, October 5th from 4:00 - 7:00pm at Fleet Feet Lexington located at The Summit. - 4084 Finn Way Suite 140, Lexington, KY 40517
  2. Friday, October 6th from 4:00-7:00pm at Berea Community High School - 1 Pirate Pkwy, Berea, KY 40403
  3. Saturday, October 7th (Race Morning) from 6:30-7:30am at Berea Community High School (Race Venue)


2022 Finisher's Medal

All Half Marathon & 5K finishers will receive a finisher's medal.  We will also ship a finisher's medal to any virtual participants along with their commemorative race shirt.

The medal shown below is the 2022 medal.  We will reveal our 2023 medal soon.

Come to the Artisan Capital of Kentucky and Run Your Arts Off!


Berea Community High School
1 Pirate Parkway
Berea, KY US 40403

Half Marathon Route & Hydration Information

The race will start and finish behind Berea Community High School and will follow the Berea City Trail.  The course is a double out and back configuration including a 2 loops through the Berea City Park with a total elevation change of 672 feet.  There are good sections of flat to slight incline sections. The Half Marathon course will include 8 hydration stations.  These hydration stations are approximately every 1.5-1.7 miles apart where we'll serve water and Sword Performance Drink in small cups.  We will have portable restrooms stationed along the 13.1 route at or near the hydration stations.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Consider becoming a Run Berea Half Marathon Sponsor!

We have sponsorship opportunities available with the race.  If you or your company are interested in learning more please email Bob Baney at  Let us create a sponsorship package which promotes your company with runners from across the Bluegrass State and beyond.

Race Shirts --- Long Sleeved Sportek Brand Performance Shirt

Available in Women's sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and 2XL and Men's sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL while supplies last.

The shirt shown below is the 2022 shirt.  We will reveal our 2023 shirt soon.


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