Kentucky- 7th state in my quest for a half marathon in all 50 states

Kentucky- 7th state in my quest for a half marathon in all 50 states

This is part of a series of race reports from my quest to run a half marathon in all 50 states.

Lucky number seven?  No, not really.  By this point, I was starting to feel mostly back in the swing of running post-baby and post-ITBS.  I chose this race because I had never been to Louisville, Kentucky and I thought it would be a fun city to check out and since it's along the Ohio River I knew it should be a flat course.  I also thought the weather should be nice here in October, and it should be ideal running conditions.

As far as I can tell, the Louisville Half Marathon I ran in 2006 doesn't exist any longer but there is The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon in Louisville in October, which sounds way cooler than the race I ran to be honest.  The Louisville Half Marathon I ran was similar to the Columbus Distance Classic in Ohio Ohio-6th state in that it was unexceptional in almost every way.  The course, t-shirt given out, and medal were all just ho-hum and ordinary.  I was able to get my finish time back down close to where I wanted, so that was good at least.

From my post-race notes:

"Parts of course ran along Ohio River.  Chilly at start but warmed up.  Other than that, course was unexceptional, but mostly flat.  Finish time 2:00:29."

You can find more of my race reports and also travel posts at my blog,, where this was originally posted.


Published by Donna Stefanick

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