Sunday, November 8, 2020 • Florence, KY • Course Map
Veterans are honored in many ways on the days surrounding Veterans Day, and the small town of Florence, Kentucky is no exception. The Honor Run Half Marathon hosted on the weekend nearest Veterans Day each year serves not to honor those who have served, but to help veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam visit their monuments in Washington, D.C.
The half marathon starts at the Florence Mall at 7:00 AM, with the first mile consisting of a run around the mall before running along the west side of the Florence Square. From there, runners head north along Houston Road, passing the City of Florence Golf Course and many businesses before turning left onto Turfway Access and passing Turfway Park. Be sure to look up while running along Turfway Road — you might spot a plane landing or taking off from the nearby Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
After turning around and running Turfway Road again, runners make a right turn onto Aero Parkway for the second half of the half marathon and continue down this road for the next two miles. A second turnaround sends runners back down Aero Parkway and right onto Ted Bushelman Boulevard, passing the golf course again and running south toward the finish line back at Florence Mall.
For runners not ready to take on the full half marathon, the 10K and 5K distances are also available, both with a 7:45 AM start time.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in northern Kentucky just over 10 miles south of Cincinnati, Florence experiences cool weather in November, with cold weather more likely in the mornings. Florence experiences moderate precipitation all year long, with snow not out of the question in November.
On race day (Nov. 8), the average low is 37ºF and the average high is 55ºF.
- 2019 Honor Run Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Honor Run Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Honor Run Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Honor Run Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Honor Run Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon
- 7:45 AM – 10K, 5K
- $70 and up for the half marathon
- $45 and up for the 10K
- $35 and up for the 5K
- prices subject to increase at any time
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of Florence’s Honor Run Half Marathon, register online at RaceEntry.com here.
Official Race Website
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