Second annual event
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2016) — More than 500 runners are expected to compete in the second annual Kentucky History Half Marathon on Sept. 24 in Frankfort. The event features a challenging 13.1-mile course as well as 10K and 5K races and family activities.
The charitable event is presented by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Inc. and the Kentucky Historical Society. All proceeds will go to the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation Inc. and benefit the Kentucky Historical Society’s educational programming and services.
The half marathon is designed to offer runners both a challenging course and a scenic tour of historic Frankfort. Starting and ending next to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, runners will weave throughout the downtown district before heading out and circling the State Capitol grounds. From there, they climb a grueling hill on U.S. 60 to one of the highlights of the course, “The Mile of Remembrance,” a stunning loop through historic Frankfort Cemetery. The second half of the race features a stretch along Kentucky River View Park and a lap around Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The event is part of “The Kentucky Mad Halfers” fall series involving three half marathons in less than two months: the Kentucky History Half Marathon, Sept. 24; the bg 26.2 & Half Marathon in Bowling Green, Nov. 6; and the Renfro Rock ‘n’ Run in Renfro Valley on Nov. 19.