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So have all of your races been cancelled like mine? Well I’ve still got one on the calendar, Urban Bourbon Half Marathon. For them to still have the race they have had to make a lot of changes so that way everyone can be safe. I really respect the fact they are trying so hard to keep this going but also make sure everyone will be ok doing it.
First off, it is in a new location, so it will be more of the Suburban Bourbon half, and that is ok. The new location is in the Parklands, so no running through the city, but I don’t mind running through parks, I bet the views will be lovely.
Also, there is a rolling start, no more all hanging out in a corral together, you can pick a time, or if you had already signed up, they assigned you a time. You show up then and take off. While I will miss hanging out with my fellow runners, I understand, standing around with them is not in any ones best interest right now. Also, as part of your swag, you will get a gaiter, so you know, you can cover your face when you are within 6 feet of someone.
There will be no post race bash, again understandable. There will be some virtual bourbon experiences for those that run the race, so I am excited for that, always cool to learn more about bourbon.
The big thing, is, if we want this race to happen, we need people to sign up. Louisville has authorized them to run this race, but if they do not reach 1900 paid registrations by September 26th, then they will have to cancel (you will get a refund or you can defer to 2021 if they do cancel) but sign up so this race can go off. You can use code BOURBONRAVE2020 to save 10%
Also, check out the sweet medal you will get, so sign up