Making finishers feel like winners

Half marathons take place on many surfaces – trails, highways, city streets, small county roads. But participants routinely say one the most exciting parts of the Renfro Rock 'N Run half marathon isn’t on a road at all – it’s under the road. Few travelers...

The unforgettable Rock ‘N Run

The 2016 running of the Renfro Rock ‘N Run was an adventure. The night before the event, National Guard helicopters dipped giant containers into Lake Linville and whisked them away to douse a nearby forest fire, a common event in what was one of the driest...

Planning for perfection

Nature and music come together to make one great race Though the Renfro Rock ‘N Run began in 2013, you could say it has been in the planning stages for decades. Planning first began when the state split some of the prettiest countryside in Kentucky with...

New for 2019!

Q: What is 7.6 miles + 5.5 miles?
A: 13.1 miles of more FUN when you run with a buddy!

Get ready to ROCK and RUN!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The 2019 Renfro Rock ‘N Run is Oct. 19!

 Half Marathon, 5-Miler, 5K Walk/Run, and 2-Person Relay – Last year we switched from the “dang hill” to a pretty dang flat course, and the reviews were awesome. This year, we’ve added the element of teamwork with the 2-person Relay. Join us in October, the prettiest time of the year!

 Get ready for the 7th Annual Renfro Rock N Run Half Marathon, 5-Miler 5K, and 2-Person Relay, one of Kentucky’s most unique and fun races!

Renfro Valley, Kentucky, home of the world-famous entertainment center and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, is known for its music, from Bluegrass to classic country to rock. Rockcastle County is home to a rock-solid, enthusiastic bunch who has taken to running and dare you to keep up. On October 19, 2019 they want to share the road, and their countryside, with you.

You’ll dash past rustic cabins, trot alongside a beautiful lake for five full miles, and pass through some of Kentucky’s prettiest farmscapes. You’ll be rewarded for your journey at our unique finish area, where you’ll emerge from an under-road tunnel to lively music and a crowd of cheering by-standers in the heart of the Renfro Village. So, come on, y’all. Rock N Run!

Part of the 2019 Rockcastle Regional Countywide Stride run/walk series, and winner of the Jackson Healthcare Hospital Charitable Services Program of Excellence Award.








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