Brazil -> Orlando -> Toledo -> KY History Half

Isabel Escobar is an expert on spinning all of the plates The beautiful thing about running is that it truly attracts all sorts of people – from elementary students to grandparents. From Kentucky natives to world travelers. Injured and healthy. Everyone is on a different path, and we love getting to know what our runners … More Brazil -> Orlando -> Toledo -> KY History Half

‘Someone who inspired people and encouraged others’

Linda Word is our race co-director and has an incredible story to tell  How many ex-smokers run the Boston Marathon? Probably quite a few. But how many of them also spent precious time training and coaching others and leading a pacing team through other races while training That would be the one and only Linda … More ‘Someone who inspired people and encouraged others’

Giving all of his heart, starting with Hart

Learn more about our co-race director, Bob Baney, and the ventures that led here Bob Baney’s race directing and timing business – RaceRise – started with a lot of “Hart” and even more heart. The path he took to becoming arguably Central Kentucky’s best known “race guy” in brightly colored shirts began with personal pursuits … More Giving all of his heart, starting with Hart

Pace Crew 2017

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

Still Wowing His Doctors

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

Meet Our Pacers

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

Calm and confidence: Athletics is a game-changer for runner with autism

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