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