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May 20th

Bourbon Trail™ Relay

  • Admission: $775 per six person team
  • Location: Bardstown, KY to Louisville, KY
  • 222 E Witherspoon St
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40202
  • Time:
    5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Contact: Relay Collective
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Bourbon Trail™ Relay

recurring event

The Bourbon Trail™ Relay promises to be the best of its kind, uniting the founders of The Bourbon Chase and the Ville to Ville Craft Brew Relay with one common purpose - deliver an unparalleled running experience for our participants!

In partnership with the Kentucky Distillers' Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, the Bourbon Trail™ Relay celebrates the best the Bluegrass State has to offer, treating runners to gorgeous horse farms, rolling countryside, and world-famous distilleries.

The event consists of two separate, one-day running relays held on consecutive days, each with a unique course and different bourbon distilleries. Teams can run either day or both.

Event Days:

  • Friday, May 19th - Oak & Amber Course - Bardstown area
  • Saturday, May 20th - Bluegrass Course - Central Kentucky area

Each day, the first group of teams starts the relay around 5:00 am. Over the next few hours, waves of additional teams depart on their adventure, staggered by estimated running pace. Each team consists of three to six runners who split 12 legs ranging from 3 - 9 miles. Each team provides their own race vehicle to drop off and pick up runners at designated transition areas along the course route. Teams arrive at the finish line between 3:00-8:00 pm for a celebration including music, food, and - of course - Kentucky bourbon.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Saturday, May 20