The Greatest Half in History

It's a Wrap!

Thanks everyone for another awesome race!

Beautiful weather and a lot of great friends of running and of history made this another great KY History Half! You can find results here :

We will have your race photos available for FREE download as soon as possible! Stay tuned and we look forward to the next year!

Thanks to our great sponsors!


For the 4th straight year — since the very first KY History Half — Kentucky Employees Credit Union has signed on as our major sponsor.

And let’s not forget our good friends at WUKY and the Lexington Herald-Leader. They, along with Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, have also been with us since day one.

And just as exciting, LEX-18 has committed to its second year of sponsorship.

We really appreciate the support of these fantastic organizations. We hope you’ll help us return the favor by supporting them, too. Thanks!

Learn how your company or organization can become a part of this popular event by clicking here.

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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.

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Enjoy these scenes from the 2016 KY History Half.