The Greatest Half in History

The Greatest Half in History

Frankfort, KY September 30, 2017

Make it a family affair!

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  Plus, we offer fun events for the entire family, so pack up your running shoes and the kids, too, and head for beautiful Frankfort, Ky, to take on the greatest half in history!

On race day, you will truly “run through history,” passing fascinating historical sitimg_5559es 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 portion of the race.

 Don’t forget to sign up the kids for the children’s activities

The KY History Half has activities for the entire family, but limited space is available for some, so don’t miss out. Sign up by July 31 to receive a $10 discount per child for the Children’s Drop-off program. After that date, the price goes up to $30 each.

img_5438To 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.

Take advantage of the current low prices and click RunSignUp to register now.

Training Dates

If you’re in the Frankfort area, be sure to join us on our training runs, once again organized by Linda Word and her team at ForWord Running (click to see her Facebook page – you can also read about her here on our blog). This year’s  training run dates are:

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July 15

Aug. 19

Sept. 3

All will begin at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Be sure to follow the KY History Half on Facebook to stay up to date on information about training runs and the 2017 race.

Thanks again to all our participants, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff who help make the KY History Half a success! We especially want to thank KECU for once again signing on as major sponsor of the event.

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Check out all our great sponsors — or learn how your company or organization can become a part of this popular event — by clicking here.

Enjoy these scenes from the 2016 KY History Half.