Half Marathon

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pickup will be held at the P&G Health & Fitness Expo located in the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Friday - May 5, 2017Saturday - May 6, 2017
12PM – 7PM 10AM – 7PM


Course Description

Changes to our course:

Our course is one that lives in a breathing and evolving city. For that reason, some changes to the course are in order. These changes are necessitated by construction projects in Newport and on the Marburg Avenue bridge in Cincinnati. We’ve been working to minimize the impact to the course and are in the final stages of certification. We look forward to sharing the alterations with you in the next couple weeks.

The half marathon starts with the full marathon and relay field and goes through Cincinnati, Newport and Covington. The two groups will run together for approximately nine miles, then the half marathon field will turn back toward downtown and end at the Marathon finish line.

Half Marathon Elevation Chart

The course will close on a continuous pace of 16:00 minutes per mile. Anyone who cannot maintain the 16:00 minute per mile pace must move to the sidewalk as the course closes to allow regular traffic through. Participant services cannot be guaranteed for participants beyond the 16:00 minute per mile pace.

  • Minimum age for Half Marathon: 14 years old on race day

Participant Amenities

All registered participants will receive a technical shirt, premium bag, limited-edition poster and virtual goodie bag.

All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finisher’s medal, mylar blanket and finish-area refreshments. Finisher’s certificates will be available to download after the race.

Course Record

2009 Chris Reis 1:09:09
2008 Rachel Stoehr 1:20:48


Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women, determined by gun time.

 Age Group Awards

Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women:

  • 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

Age group award times will be determined by chip time.  Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.