Run Berea Half Marathon & 5K

Sat October 1, 2022 Berea, KY 40403 US Directions
Join us for the inaugural Run Berea Half Marathon & 5K in Historic Berea, Kentucky on October 1, 2022!
Countdown to Race Day

Half Marathon

$70 7:30AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run/Walk

$40 7:45AM EDT Price increases after July 31, 2022 at 11:59am EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$50 12:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT Registration ends September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Volunteer

$0 6:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

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

The race will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 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 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 Hospice Care Plus and the Berea Chamber of Commerce  (Read more below)

PACKET PICKUP   Plans for our packet pickup are being finalized and will be announced soon.


Come to the Artisan Capital of Kentucky and Run Your Arts Off!
Downtown Berea, Kentucky
100 S Main Street North
Berea, KY US 40403

Our race will benefit the Berea Chamber of Commerce.

The Berea Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership driven organization with a rich heritage and has served as a catalyst for community and economic development in Berea and Madison County for nearly six decades.  Founded in 1950 by leaders of Berea’s business community, the Berea Chamber of Commerce, as most fledgling organizations, operated for approximately three decades as a group of community minded volunteers that worked to promote the area, strengthen existing businesses, and create new jobs. More recently, the Chamber has experienced tremendous growth in membership, hired a full-time director and support staff and is now focused on addressing the many challenges associated with being in one of the fastest growing counties in Kentucky.  As the voice of Berea’s business community, we have strength in numbers and are able to speak to the unique needs of business and industry on the local, state and national levels.

Today, we continue our efforts to promote prosperity and enhance the quality of life in the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky by:

Supporting current businesses
Encouraging new business development.
Enhancing communication and collaboration
Promoting Berea as a place to live and work

We look to the future with great hope for our community and are actively seeking opportunities to partner with other organizations having similar goals.  At the same time, we are very much aware of the ever changing global economy, realizing that change is inevitable. 

For more, contact us at (859) 986-9760 or

 "Working Together for a Better Berea"

We are pleased to partner with Hospice Care Plus for this inaugural event.  Partial race proceeds and all participant donations will go to support their mission.

Our Mission
Hospice Care Plus empowers individuals with a life-limiting illness to live the highest quality of life, respecting their values, beliefs, needs and those of their families and the communities we serve

Our Values
Our mission reflects the values we hold dear: Compassion, Hope, Care and Dignity

Our Promise
These values have led us to promise: To Provide Care and Core Services Regardless of Ability to Pay

The race will start and finish in downtown Berea and will follow the Berea City Trail.  The course is a double out and back configuration 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.


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