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...

2-Person Relay

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Event details:

  • The first leg of relay is the more challenging at 7.6 miles with a couple of small climbs. It brings you back to the starting line/staging area at the entertainment center, where you will hand off to your partner, who will finish the race with a flat 5.5 run along the prettiest part of the valley, Hummel Road.
  • Date: Oct. 19. Race time is 8:00 a.m. EST.
  • Register here.
  • $40 by Sept. 21
  • $45 Sept. 22 – Oct. 14 (Register by this date to guarantee a t-shirt.)
  • $50 if registered after Oct. 14. Online registration is open through Oct. 19. You may also register at the packet pick-up Oct. 18, 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. 18, 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. 14. 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. 14 at 4:00 pm. To transfer, call Kayla Prewitt 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


  • First, second and third place overall awards in each category – female, male, and co-ed.