The race will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with a 7:30am start from the heart of downtown Berea and highlight all that is special about Berea, The Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky. Our 2023 race will start and finish at the renowned Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea.
Our race will benefit programs championed by the Berea Police Association including their very popular Christmas with a Cop.
AGE GROUPS 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 & 70+
PACKET PICKUP Packet pickup will be held on Friday, October 6th from 3-6pm at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea (200 Artisan Way, Berea, KY). There will also be last chance packet pickup on race morning (Saturday) from 6:15-7:15am at the Artisan Center.
All Half Marathon & 5K finishers will receive a finisher's medal. We will also ship a finisher's medal to any virtual participants along with their commemorative race shirt.
The medal shown below is the 2022 medal. We will reveal our 2023 medal soon.
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We have sponsorship opportunities available with the race. If you or your company are interested in learning more please email Bob Baney at BobBaney12@gmail.com Let us create a sponsorship package which promotes your company with runners from across the Bluegrass State and beyond.
Available in Women's sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and 2XL and Men's sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL while supplies last.
The shirt shown below is the 2022 shirt. We will reveal our 2023 shirt soon.
The race will start and finish in the parking lot of the Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea. The 13.1 is an out and back with a small 1.2 mile loop through the Berea City Park on the way out. Runners will traverse through downtown Berea and the Berea College campus on the Berea City Trail. The turnaround for the half marathon is about 1/4 mile short of The Pinnacles on the SE side of town. 100% of the running surface is paved/asphalt. 4 distinct hydration stations passed a total of 9 times. Total elevation for the 13.1 is 457 feet.
The Run Berea 5K will start and finish in the parking lot of the Kentucky Artisan Center of Berea. The route is a 1.55 mile out and back on the Berea City Trail. There will be one hydration station at the turnaround which is close to the Berea Community High School. Total elevation for the 5K is about 75 feet.
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