Half Marathon

Wendell Foster Half Marathon

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The Wendell Foster Half Marathon presented by Owensboro Health will sellout at 1,100 participants. Register NOW before it’s too late.

The inaugural Wendell Foster Half Marathon presented by Owensboro Health will offer a flat and fast route of Owensboro, Kentucky. The 13.1-mile race will be fully supported including some full and partial road closures. The race will start and finish on the riverfront by beautiful Smothers Park, which offers 3 signature fountains and an award-winning playground.

Late March will offer cooler temperatures, which will be perfect for the half marathon distance. There will be 12 water stations conveniently placed along the course and the race will be professionally timed. Huge finisher medals will be given to those that complete the course. Plus, $800 in prize money will be awarded to the top competitors.

Come to friendly Owensboro, Kentucky and support our mission of empowering people with disabilities!

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Registration Prices

  • Early Bird (Until January 1, 2019): $65
  • Late Registration (January 2 to March 18, 2019): $75
    • Must register by 2/1/19 to be guaranteed a technical hat, gear bag, and secure your shirt size with registration.
    • Must register by 2/14/19 @ 11:59 PM to have your registered first name printed on your bib.
  • Expo Registration (March 22, 2019): $85
  • No Race Day Registration
  • Registrations are final and no refunds will be issued

Running Stroller Division

Top three overall awards will be given for the Running Stroller Division. The division will consist of individuals with a disability who are pushed in a running stroller.

Please Note: Those being pushed, should register under the “Running Stroller Division.” Those that are pushing, should register under “Individual Half Marathon.”

Individual Half Marathon Awards:

CASH: $250 will be given to the overall male and female winners! 2nd place for overall male and female will receive $100. 3rd place for overall male and female will receive $50.

A nice medal will be given to the top three in the following age groups for male and female:

• 13-15 • 16-19 • 20-24 • 25-29 • 30-34 • 35-39 • 40-44 • 45-49 • 50-54 • 55-59 • 60-64 • 65-69 • 70-74 • 75+

Due to it being a large-scale event, there will not be an awards ceremony. When awards are officially finalized, awards will be mailed to recipients.

  • Course cut-off time for this event is 4 hours, along with participants being required to reach the following cut-off locations:
    • The 3.5-mile mark at Legion Park by 8:40 am
    • The 8.6-mile mark at the Owensboro Healthpark by 10:25 am
  • You must be 13 years of age on race day to register. (Age restriction does NOT apply to those that are pushed in the “Running Stroller Division”).

Sponsorship inquiries and questions regarding the race, please contact:

John Gleason, Race Director
[email protected]

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We as a community are very excited to help the Wendell Foster folks with the exciting Half Marathon Event through our community. I urge all the community get behind this wonderful event and make it another OBKY success.
~Mayor Tom Watson