The Greatest Half in History

And the winners are … 

The 5th Annual Kentucky History Half is now history! Coming out on top were:

Half Marathon, Women’s:

1st, Sarah Cline; 2nd, Amrita Srinivasan; 3rd, Valerie Bailey

Half Marathon, Men’s:

1st, Brian Marshall; 2nd, Tony Manna; 3rd, Sean House

10K, Women’s:

1st, Mary Beckerson; 2nd, Ashley Lipscomb; 3rd, LouAnn Bell

10K, Men’s: 

1st, Kaleb Meredity; 2nd, Brad Sullivan; 3rd, Adam Walker

5K, Women’s:

1st, Laura Columbia; 2nd, Pam Kincaid; 3rd, Emily Woods

5K, Men’s:

1st, Steven Johnson; 2nd, S. Corkran; 3rd, Daniel Hinton

But the real winners of the day were all the children and history lovers who benefit from the programming and services that this events helps support. Congratulations and a huge thanks to all the runners and sponsors who braved the heat and the humidity to come out and make the 5th Annual Kentucky History Half a success! 

Runners: Check the KY History Half Facebook page or your email for a link to a complete list of runners and times.

Hey Medal Manics!

You’ve conquered this first leg of the KY Mad Half-ers Fall Series! Now wrap it up at the BG26.2 in Bowling Green and the Renfro Rock ‘N Run in Renfro Valley. Four medals, three races! 

What’s so special about the KY History Half?

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  To top things off, this charitable event also offers a fun way to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society in its mission to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

On race day, you will truly “run through history,” past fascinating historical sites and monuments including the imposing KY Military History Museum, the classically beautiful Old State Capitol and the simply beautiful Garrard-Crittenden house, to name just a few.  You will even have the chance to run past the grave sites of Daniel and Rebecca Boone during the “Mile of Remembrance.” Click here to learn more about the historic sites along this amazing course.


Bring the kids!

You can do this.


Or the kids can do this!



Would you like to sign on to run, but just don’t know what you’ll do with the kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Learning Team staff has some great activities planned for children and parents who are here to support their runner(s), but won’t be out on the course themselves. We even have a drop-off service for your little ones while you run, so you can be out on the course worry-free while the kids are having a great (supervised) time on a scavenger hunt and more in our museum!  

Team Leaders

Linda’s team at ForWord Running will be setting the pace at this year’s Ky History Half Marathon. And, we’re happy to announce that she has joined us as co-director of the 2019 KY History Half along with Bob Baney of RaceRise. The two have been fixtures at the KY History Half since its inception, so we’re excited to have them officially “leading the pack” this year! Read more about Linda and Bob here — you’ll find they’re both pretty amazing!


And speaking of leaders! Back for the fifth straight year as our major sponsor!

We can’t say enough about how much we appreciate our partnership with the great folks at Expree Credit Union (formerly KECU)! This race is made possible each year only because of their support. Please join us in thanking them!

Also on board with us again this year are:

And joining us for the first time is:

Thanks to all! We couldn’t do it without you!

Need overnight accommodations?

A block of rooms at a special rate of $99 has been set aside for the KY History Half at the Capital Plaza Hotel, just a short walk from the race start line. You can book at any time by calling 502-227-5100 and asking for the special KY History Half Marathon rate, or book online using group code 3978. Hurry, as space is limited!

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Enjoy these scenes from the 2016 KY History Half.