Linda Word and her team of pacers at ForWord Running have once again signed on to serve as pacers for the KY History Half. The entire group is made up of local runners who know the course and run it frequently. Their job is to help you tackle our Frankfort hills, be a “tour guide” of … More Pace Crew 2017
Steven Lindsey (bib #230) approaches the finish line during last year’s KY History Half Marathon to the cheers of onlookers. In so many ways, Steven Lindsey is perfect for the Kentucky History Half Marathon. An active member of Elizabethtown’s Ancestral Trails Historical Society, he is a long-time historical reenactor who portrays 19th century Governor … More Still Wowing His Doctors
Power walking duo return for their second Ky History Half During the inaugural Kentucky History Half Marathon last fall, we had the great pleasure of meeting Dawn Bittner (shown above, left) and Donna Sarky (right), who traveled from Cincinnati for the event. They loved the race, and we loved having them. When we saw they … More Dawn and Donna are back!
Pacers can be particularly helpful to runners during a race, as their job is to set and maintain a specific pace so that anyone running with them can achieve his or her goal of finishing within a specific time. The Kentucky History Half is happy to have on board once again the pace team at ForWord Running, based in Frankfort and led by Linda Word. … More Meet Our Pacers
Connor Baete never misses his daily run with his mom, Lora. It’s often one of two everyday workouts for the 18-year-old from Jefferson County — and is a powerful example of the therapeutic power of exercise. Connor, who has autism, is quite the athlete, successfully competing in Special Olympics track as well as softball, football and basketball. He even … More Calm and confidence: Athletics is a game-changer for runner with autism
New in 2016: Run “In Memory Of” a friend, loved one, or special event! Once you have registered as a KY History Half participant, visit the KY History Half Store to purchase a Half Marathon, 10K or 5K “In Memory Of” package and honor a loved one as you “run fast through the past!” With an … More Run In Memory Of A Friend or Loved One!
No matter what part of the state they come from, KY History Half runners just might see someone who “represents” their home town as they pass the current Kentucky State Capitol building on race day, September 24. This “new” building is actually the fourth capitol building and was completed in 1910. It offers impressive architectural features … More Hello, History! A Few KY History Half Course Favorites
I ran my first half-marathon in 2012 and I’m currently training for my third marathon. I also ride horses, go to the gym, work full-time and I still have a social life. In other words, I’m living proof that you don’t have to give up your busy work and social life in order to train. … More Training Tips by Guest Blogger Amber Boyd
Do you love to share the fun of running with friends and family? Does the idea of having someone who can say “We can do it!” as you tackle the challenge of a half marathon, 10K or 5K sound pretty darn awesome to you? If so, you’re going to love the latest news from the … More Refer Friends, Get a Refund
History enthusiast to run Ky History Half five months after double lung transplant By Kevin Hyde Several runners will be breaking in a pair of new shoes during the first annual Kentucky History Half Marathon on Oct. 3. But you can be sure only one will be breaking in a pair of new lungs. That’s … More Breaking In a New Set of Lungs