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Race Info

Half Marathon

Event details:

  • Date: Oct. 20. Race time is 8:00 a.m. EST.
  • Register here.
  • $55 by March 9
  • $60 by July 9
  • $65 by Sept. 22
  • $75 Sept. 23 – Oct. 15 (Register by this date to guarantee a t-shirt.)
  • $90 if registered after Oct. 15. Online registration is open through Oct. 18. You may also register at the packet pick-up Oct. 19, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. or on race day. Shirt not guaranteed.
  • Packet pick-up is 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, 2590 Richmond Rd., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456. No early birds please. Packet pick-up is also available on race day from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. at the race start area at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, 2590 Richmond St., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456. Race time is 8:00 a.m.
  • Commemorative medals to all participants. Long-sleeve tech t-shirts guaranteed to all who register by Oct. 15. Others while supplies last.
  • Registration fees are not refundable.
  • You may transfer your registration to another runner for a $10 fee if you do so by Oct. 15 at 4:00 pm. To transfer, call Kayla Rowe at 606-256-7767.
  • There are 9 hydrations stations, 6 porta-potty opportunities, and one gear drop on the course (see course map at the bottom of this page)
  • Time limit: 3 1/2 hours

Awards:

  • $100 and trophies to overall male and female winner
  • $25 off the 2019 half marathon to all age group first place winners
  • Top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 12-under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Top three male and female walkers
  • Awards will be presented at 10:30 a.m. near the finish area

5-Miler

Event details:

  • Race time is 8:05 a.m. EST. (5 Miler/5K participants will line up behind the half marathoners, who will start at 8:00.)
  • Pre-register here.
  • 5-Miler: $25 pre-registration fee by Oct. 15 (register by this date to guarantee a t-shirt). $30 through Oct. 18 (online). You may also register at the packet-pickup Oct. 19 4:30-7:00 p.m., or race morning, 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. (Guaranteed t-shirt if registered by Oct. 15 at noon).
  • Packet pick-up is Oct. 19 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, 2590 Richmond St., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456, or 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. on race morning at the race start area at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, 2380 Richmond Street, Mt. Vernon, KY 40456. Race time is 8:05 a.m.
  • Short-sleeve tech t-shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by Oct. 15. Others while supplies last.
  • Registration fees are not refundable.
  • No registration transfers for the 5 Miler and 5K.
  • There is a hydration station at the one-mile and two-mile point of this out-and-back course.

Awards:

  • Overall male and female winner
  • All age group first-place winners
  • Top three male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 12-under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+
  • Top three male and female walkers
  • Awards will be presented at 9:45 near the finish area.

5K Run/Walk

Event details:

  • Race time is 8:05 a.m. EST. (5K participants will line up behind the half marathoners, who will start at 8:00.)
  • Pre-register here.
  • $20 pre-registration fee by Oct. 15 (register by this date to guarantee a t-shirt). $25 through Oct. 18 (online). You may also register at the packet-pickup Oct. 19 4:30-7:00 p.m., or race morning, 7 a.m.– 7:45 a.m. (Guaranteed t-shirt if registered by Oct. 15).
  • Packet pick-up is Oct. 19 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, 2590 Richmond St., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456, or 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. on race morning at the race start area at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, 2380 Richmond Street, Mt. Vernon, KY 40456. Race time is 8:05 a.m.
  • Short-sleeve Tech T-shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by Oct. 15. Others while supplies last.
  • Registration fees are not refundable.
  • No registration transfers for the 5K.
  • There is a hydration station at the one-mile point of this out-and-back course.

Awards:

  • Overall male and female race winner
  • Top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 12-under, 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+
  • Top 3 fastest male and female walkers
  • Awards will be presented at 9:15 a.m. near the finish area.

Questions & Info

Contact Kayla Rowe at (606) 256-7767 or email kayla.rowe@rhrcc.org