RunLBL! Half Marathon & 10K

Sat October 26, 2019 Grand Rivers, KY 42045 US Directions

Half Marathon

8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT


8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1858 JH O'Bryan Ave
Grand Rivers, KY US 42045

UPDATE: Due to rain forecast, The race will START at 08:00, just outside of the Grand Rivers Community Center, 155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers, KY

The event will NOT be cancelled due to rain. If you like running in the rain, you can still register Saturday morning between 06:30 - 07:30 at the Community Center.


Welcome to the 5th running of the RunLBL Half Marathon, and 10K!

Those of you who have run this event know that it's a beautiful, yet challenging, ROAD course.
It's like being on a trail without the trip hazards.

The 13.1 and 10k both start at Lighthouse Landing, down past the sailboats, along the shoreline of beautiful Kentucky Lake. Runners quickly make their way to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, where we utilize the aptly named Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive. 10k runners turn and return to the finish, while half marathoners continue onward, and into the woods via small camp roads, some paved, some gravel, and a nice, winding, paved bike path, before heading back to Grand Rivers for the finish in front of the Grand Rivers Tourism Office.

Race Contact Info

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Race Logistics/Packet Pick Up/Parking

Packet pick up will be Friday October 25 from 4pm - 7pm at the Grand Rivers Community Center
155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045
No pre-race dinner. We recommend you try one of the awesome local restaurants.
Morning of race packet pick up between 6:30 - 7:30 at the Grand Rivers Community Center, located at 155 W. Cumberland Dr. Grand Rivers

Parking: Officials will meet you at the intersection of Hwy 453 and Commerce St to direct you to parking. There is an ample amount, and you will be within 1/4 mile of the finish. Please arrive in plenty of time to park, get your packet if necessary, use the porta johns (located at the finish area, and at the start), and walk the 10 minute walk to the start area. The start area is gorgeous, so why not get there a little early, instead of the last minute?

Race starts promptly at 8:00 am CENTRAL TIME at the shoreline of Kentucky Lake down past the sailboats at Lighthouse Landing.
Police escort for the first 1.5 miles, and then main roads will be either closed to traffic or at have one lane closed for runners, at least until 11:00; and then cones providing a lane for runners. Runners should, as always, exercise great CAUTION when running on any roads.

Signage and markings along the route make it easy to follow.
There are 6 aid stations for the half marathon, and 2 for the 10k.

Finish line is in front of the Grand Rivers Tourism Office located at 1858 JH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers.

Awards and Post race food

Results are updated on-line each time someone crosses the finish mat. 

Medals given as soon as you cross the finish. Top 5 Awards given for M/F in both distances. 

TIME LIMITS: You are encouraged to make every effort to finish in 4hours to. That said, we will not pull the plug on you if you are nearing the finish, and making an honest effort.

Post race food beginning at 10:00, consisting of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, and some sides. Of course there will be veggie and gluten free options. And the ice cream place is a block away!!

Course Information

Aid stations will be located at mm 1.9; 4.2; 5.7; 7.1; 9.1; 11.4

Aid stations at 1.9; 5.7; 7.1; and 11.4 will be stocked with water and SWORD hydration drink.
Aid station at the North Welcome Station mm 4.2 and 9.1 will have water, and SWORD hydration drink. Perhaps we'll have some energy gels.

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Turn by turn for RunLBL! 13.1

Start Lighthouse Landing down past the sailboats, by the rock levee at KY Lake shoreline

Right 453 towards LBL

Right Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive; Aid Station located .25 miles once on KLSD; (NOTE: 10k turnaround is 1.1 miles past the aid station); follow KLSD all the way around

Right 453 towards the North Welcome Station

Cross the entry and cut across the grass into parking lot at NWS, and straight to the Aid Station located here, and straight to the bike path. Follow bike path across the exit and into the woods, (do not get on the trail)

Right onto the paved road – Twin Lakes Campground Road (road 104)

Bear left onto the gravel (105) instead of following the paved spur down to the camp area. Follow gravel until the “Y” and

Left continuing on gravel road (LBL road 106A) and follow the gravel until it intersects with the paved Moss Creek (106)campground road.(Aid Station located here)

Right and through the gate on the paved road down to Moss Creek Campground. Run on the gravel around the outhouse and then back out the paved road the way you came in.

Right as soon as you go back through the gate (you will be opposite of the gravel road you ran previously) Follow the road (LBL road 107) around and take the dogleg left (really the only way you can go) This is Demumber’s Bay road on the opposite side of 453. It is still road 107 here

Left onto the bike path just before you reach the main road 453>br>
Stay on bike path (behind Nickel cemetery) and all the way back to the North Welcome Station (do not turn onto Twin Lakes Road again)

Straight coming out of woods, cross the drive at NWS and stay on bike path and then

straight across the parking lot to the entrance/exit of NWS and.

onto the left hand lane/side of 453 leaving the NWS (facing traffic).

Left on Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive (yes, opposite of the traffic flow… there are Wrong Way signs here) Follow KLSD all the way around

Left onto 453. You should be looking at the Canal Bridge. Stay on left side facing traffic across bridge, and all the way back to the right turn opposite Lite Side Bakery. (JH O’Bryan Ave)
Right on JH O’Bryan and down to the Grand Rivers Tourism office to the finish.

Course video

Check out this video made by Colburn Video! 

NOTE: This was filmed in 2015, when the event was a Marathon, and Half. 


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