RunLBL Half Marathon

  Start time: 8:00 AM
  Grand Rivers, KY
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Races at this event

  • 10K / 6.2M — Road Run
  • 10K / 6.2M — Road Run


RunLBL Half Marathon and 10K- the road course.

Welcome to the 3rd running of the RunLBL Half Marathon, and NEW this year... a 10K!
Those of you who ran this event in 2015 or 2016 know that it's a beautiful, yet challenging ROAD course.
We utilize the aptly named Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive, and many camp roads that keep you in the woods. It's like being on a trail without the trip hazards. In order to offer a better overall experience we've decided to forego the marathon distance, but add a 10K course. The 13.1 and 10k will start and end at the same places.

Race Logistics/Packet Pick Up/Parking

Packet pick up will be Friday October 27 from 4pm - 7pm at the Grand Rivers Tourism Office
1858 JH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045
No pre-race dinner. We recommend you try one of the awesome local restaurants; such as Patti's
Morning of race packet pick up between 6:30 - 7:30 at the Grand Rivers Community Center, located at 155 W. Cumberland Dr. Grand Rivers

Parking: Officials will meet you at the intersection of Hwy 453 and Commerce St to direct you to parking. There is an ample amount, and you will be within 1/4 mile of the finish. Please arrive in plenty of time to park, get your packet if necessary, use the porta johns (located at the finish area, and at the start), and walk the 10 minute walk to the start area. The start area is gorgeous, so why not get there a little early, instead of the last minute?

Race starts promptly at 8:00 am CENTRAL TIME at the shoreline of Kentucky Lake down past the sailboats at Lighthouse Landing.
Police escort for the first 1.5 miles, and then main roads will be either closed to traffic or at have one lane closed for runners, at least until 11:00; and then cones providing a lane for runners. Runners should, as always, exercise great CAUTION when running on any roads.

Signage and markings along the route make it easy to follow.
There are 6 aid stations for the half marathon, and 2 for the 10k.

Finish line is in front of the Grand Rivers Tourism Office located at 1858 JH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers.

Chip timing, and rapid results

Medals given as soon as you cross the finish.

Age group awards (10yr categories) given as soon as you cross the finish

TIME LIMITS: You are allotted 5hours to finish either the half.

Post race food beginning at 10:00, consisting of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, and some sides. Of course there will be veggie and gluten free options. And the ice cream place is a block away!!

Course Information
Aid stations will be located at mm 1.9; 4.2; 5.7; 7.1; 9.1; 11.4

Aid stations at 1.9; 5.7; 7.1; and 11.4 will be stocked with water and SWORD hydration drink.
Aid station at the North Welcome Station mm 4.2 and 9.1 will have water, and SWORD hydration drink. Perhaps we'll have some energy gels.

Turn by turn for RunLBL! 13.1

Start Lighthouse Landing down past the sailboats, by the rock levee at KY Lake shoreline

Right 453 towards LBL

Right Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive; Aid Station located .25 miles once on KLSD; (NOTE: 10k turnaround is 1.1 miles past the aid station); follow KLSD all the way around

Right 453 towards the North Welcome Station

Cross the entry and cut across the grass into parking lot at NWS, and straight to the Aid Station located here, and straight to the bike path. Follow bike path across the exit and into the woods, (do not get on the trail)

Right onto the paved road – Twin Lakes Campground Road (road 104)

Bear left onto the gravel (105) instead of following the paved spur down to the camp area. Follow gravel until the “Y” and

Left continuing on gravel road (LBL road 106A) and follow the gravel until it intersects with the paved Moss Creek (106)campground road.(Aid Station located here)

Right and through the gate on the paved road down to Moss Creek Campground. Run on the gravel around the outhouse and then back out the paved road the way you came in.

Right as soon as you go back through the gate (you will be opposite of the gravel road you ran previously) Follow the road (LBL road 107) around and take the dogleg left (really the only way you can go) This is Demumber’s Bay road on the opposite side of 453. It is still road 107 here

Left onto the bike path just before you reach the main road 453>br>
Stay on bike path (behind Nickel cemetery) and all the way back to the North Welcome Station (do not turn onto Twin Lakes Road again)

Straight coming out of woods, cross the drive at NWS and stay on bike path and then

straight across the parking lot to the entrance/exit of NWS and.

onto the left hand lane/side of 453 leaving the NWS (facing traffic).

Left on Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive (yes, opposite of the traffic flow… there are Wrong Way signs here) Follow KLSD all the way around

Left onto 453. You should be looking at the Canal Bridge. Stay on left side facing traffic across bridge, and all the way back to the right turn opposite Lite Side Bakery. (JH O’Bryan Ave)
Right on JH O’Bryan and down to the Grand Rivers Tourism office to the finish.

Lodging - Camping

Welcome LBL Runners

Grand Rivers, The Village Between the Lakes


Green Turtle Bay Marina and Resort

Barkley Drive Grand Rivers, KY 42045

Phone: 270-362-8364 Toll Free: 800-498-0428

Located on Lake Barkley in Grand Rivers, Green Turtle Bay Resort offers fully appointed 1 – 4 bedroom waterfront and water view vacation rental condominiums. Amenities: Health club and indoor pool -Jade and Earth Day Spa - Two outdoor pools - Lake Beach Area - Two Restaurants - Playground - Tennis Court - Conference Center - Transient boat slips - Boat Ramp - Picnic Pavilion - Chandlery ships store and resort apparel - Boat Rentals - Picnic Pavilion Barbecue Grills - Children's Program.

Lighthouse Landing Marina and Resort

320 W. Commerce Avenue Grand Rivers, KY 42045

Phone: 270-362-8201 Toll Free: 800-491-7245

Located on Kentucky Lake in Grand Rivers, Lighthouse Landing offers fully appointed 1-3 bedroom Kentucky Lake waterfront vacation cottages. Amenities: Beach Area - Barbecue Grills - Conference Room - Bath Houses Transient boat slips - Ramp - Marty Colburn Wildlife Photography Gallery - Sailboat Rentals - Sailboat School - Sailboat Sales.

Grand Rivers Inn
1949 JH O’Bryan Grand Rivers, KY 42045
Phone: 270-362-4487

Located in the heart of Grand Rivers; offers rooms, kitchenettes and cottages (20 units). Amenities: Outdoor Pool - Picnic Area - Barbecue Grill - Professional Table Tennis.

The Rose of the Lake
293 Lawson Ave
Grand Rivers, KY 42045

Phone: 270-362-3233
Located in Grand Rivers, Guest House and Bed and Breakfast. Amenities: Outdoor Pool - Hot Tub - Breakfast - Patio area.

There are numerous camping areas in Grand Rivers, and throughout Land Between the Lakes.

Each participant in the Half marathon will receive a performance tech long sleeve shirt, running style cap, and drawstring bag.
10k participants receive the long sleeve shirt, and bag. (NOTE: caps can be purchased for $10).All finishers of the half & 10k receive a custom medallion.
Age group awards in 10yr categories will be given as you cross the finish. Please do not leave without yours.]

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