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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!



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.  Our 2023 race will start and finish at the renowned Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea.


  • 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 
  • Scenic and relatively flat course on the paved city trail that runs through Berea
  • 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   Packet pickup will be held on Friday, October 6th from 3-6pm at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea (200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY).  There will also be last chance packet pickup on race morning (Saturday) from 6:15-7:15am at the Artisan Center.



5K ROUTE MAP - 2023

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!


Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea
200 Artisan Way
Berea, KY US 40403

Race Contact Info

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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.

2023 Half Marathon Route

The race will start and finish in the parking lot of the Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea.  The 13.1 is an out and back with a small 1.2 mile loop through the Berea City Park on the way out.  Runners will traverse through downtown Berea and the Berea College campus on the Berea City Trail.  The turnaround for the half marathon is about 1/4 mile short of The Pinnacles on the SE side of town.  100% of the running surface is paved/asphalt.  4 distinct hydration stations passed a total of 9 times.  Total elevation for the 13.1 is 457 feet.

2023 5K Route Map

The Run Berea 5K will start and finish in the parking lot of the Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea.  The route is a 1.55 mile out and back on the Berea City Trail.  There will be one hydration station at the turnaround which is close to the Berea Community High School.  Total elevation for the 5K is about 75 feet.


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