Picture 1That headline … we didn’t write that. But we like it so much we’re keeping it from the Louisville Sports Commission media alert about a new fall running series.

We don’t necessarily associate bourbon with running, or even walking straight.
But, hey, this is bourbon town.

So our friends at the Louisville Sports Commission will announce its 2014 Fall Runathon schedule tomorrow.

According to the media alert, a three-race series will “provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers, while promoting healthy lifestyles for people of all ages and fitness levels.” A healthy lifestyle with bourbon, this being Kentucky and all.

From the alert:

New this year, a Half Marathon (13 miles) includes a new theme, celebrating Kentucky’s unique heritage and bourbon culture in a way that creates an experiential, destination event. The three-race series will again highlight the most scenic parts of Louisville including a number of parks, as well as the historic downtown.

The big announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at, appropriately, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at 6th and Main streets.

Karl Schmitt, executive director of the Louisville Sports Commission, Jim Brammel, Louisville Water Co. president and CEO, and Brian Jurich, Norton Sports Health coordinator of sports medicine, will do the honors.

If it seems like only last year when the LSC was announcing a new fall running card, well, that’s because it was. The 2013 Fall Runathon was a series of three fall running races in different settings, including a half-marathon and a run through Louisville’s new Parklands of Floyds Fork.

This year, it’s going to be the Pure Tap Water 5k on Sept. 6, the Great Pumpkin 10k on Oct. 4, and the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 25. (You gotta’ be 21 years old for that last one, boy and girls. Seriously.)

More information about the Fall Runathon, including registration and route information, see the website here.

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Terry Boyd has seven years experience as a business/finance journalist, and eight years a military reporter with European Stars and Stripes. As a banking and finance reporter at Business First, Boyd dealt directly with the most influential executives and financiers in Louisville.


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