Half Marathon

NOW VIRTUAL: Please Read Below

The in-person event will not take place for 2020. Please read below for the virtual race and 2021 information.

New Date: Wendell Foster Half Marathon  

Register for the Virtual Race Now!

Dear Valued Participant,

At Wendell Foster, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, we’re thankful that you believe in our mission of empowering people with disabilities to realize their dreams and potential. The future remains uncertain for COVID-19. We place the safety of whom we support, the safety of our employees, the safety of our volunteers, and your safety at our forefront. With following local and state guidelines, along with working closely with city officials, local authorities, medical providers, volunteers, and community partners, we have made the difficult decision to convert the 2020 Wendell Foster Half Marathon presented by Owensboro Health to a virtual race.

So what happens now? With the virtual format, you’ll be able to run the 13.1-mile distance on any course, whenever you wish. All registrants will be mailed their race packets, which will include: huge finisher medal, technical shirt, run hat, gear bag, and 13.1 vehicle sticker. Results will not be recorded for the virtual event. No further action is required from registered participants. Please allow 60 days for your race packet to arrive (Wednesday, September 30, 2020). For those that have not registered, registration will close for our virtual race on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 11:59 pm, CST (included swag pictured below – will be mailed to registrants).

Please refer to your registration receipt. If your address has changed since registering, please contact us by August 21, 2020, to change your address.

We understand your disappointment and we feel the same way. Like you, we have been training, planning, and preparing for the second year of our half marathon. We will miss seeing the estimated three thousand runners and participants gathered to support our organization.

Thank you for supporting Wendell Foster during these difficult times. We are looking forward to getting through this season and seeing you on Saturday, November 13, 2021, for the third annual Wendell Foster Half Marathon!

Truly thankful,
The Wendell Foster Half Marathon Committee

Please direct questions to John Gleason, Race Director
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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 to get behind this wonderful event and make it another OBKY success.
~Mayor Tom Watson


Disclaimer: The information, advice, and training plans associated with the Wendell Foster Half Marathon are for educational purposes only. Before making any changes to your exercise habits and before implementing any information or training plans on this website, you should consult your physician. If you follow the advice or training plans, then you do so at your own risk. Neither Wendell Foster nor Owensboro Health, Inc. will not be responsible for any injuries or other health problems that you may suffer if you follow the advice or training plan.