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
Meet DJ James Hummel and get your requests ready for the race When you think of running, what comes to mind? Shoes? Fuel? How about the music that keeps your feet moving? That is DJ James Hummel’s department, and for the fifth year in a row he’ll be at the KY History Half Marathon finish … More The man who keeps Kentucky running to the beat
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’
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
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!