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The KY History Half Marathon is a charitable race supporting the educational programs and services of the Kentucky Historical Society.  It is also the only running event in the Commonwealth that showcases Kentucky’s history.

Starting and finishing in beautiful, downtown Frankfort, the KY History Half Marathon course takes runners past numerous signature historical landmarks and attractions, including Buffalo Trace Historic Distillery, Floral Clock, Kentucky Military History Museum and more. The highlight of the course is The Mile of Remembrance, a run through beautiful Frankfort Cemetery past the burial sites of many Kentucky heroes and legends, including Daniel Boone.

Every aspect of the race, including pre-and-post event activities, awards and entertainment, is themed around Kentucky’s heritage using a fun, interactive approach to engage runners and their families.

While the KY History Half Marathon is rooted in and celebrates Kentucky’s past, it also offers participants plenty of cutting-edge technology to track and enhance their race experience.  Sign up for RaceJoy, so that friends and family can track you on the course from start to finish and even send cheers and encouragement along the way.  Upon registration, you may also choose to user specialized referral codes to encourage friends and family to run the half marathon, 10K or 5K along with you–and receive a partial refund for each 5 successful referrals.

For the latest info and interesting facts about the KY History Half Marathon, runners and fans may also check out “KY History Half” on Facebook or check out our blog.

No matter how you choose to experience the KY History Half, we encourage you to have fun. And while you’re here, be sure to soak in as much of Kentucky’s fascinating and exciting history as you can!

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