The Greatest Half in History

Registration is open for the 5th Annual KY History Half!

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.

Training dates are set — and so is our team!

Linda Word and her team at Small Batch Coaching have generously agreed to sponsor and lead the training runs this year. The dates are:

Saturday, May 11

Saturday, June 8

Saturday, July 6

Saturday, August 3

Saturday, August 31

All will begin at the Kentucky History Center and Museums, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort. More info is here. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest on the training runs and other KY History Half updates, too.

Linda’s team at ForWord Running will also 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!

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Enjoy these scenes from the 2016 KY History Half.