Wendell Foster Half Marathon & 5K

Owensboro, KY


Online Registration is now CLOSED! We had to close 1 day early because the race is now full! There will be NO Expo registration.

Wow! We are so thankful to our runners and participants for showing up in a big way this year.

With that being said, we will be accepting participants for our waitlist for the Half Marathon distance, only! This includes the Running Stroller Division. To be added to our waitlist, please complete the form in the link below

2024 Wendell Foster Half Marathon Waitlist Registration (google.com)

A race staff member will contact you on March 22, 2024 by 6:30pm if spaces become available. If you are not contacted, we were not able to accommodate you.Please do not call/email Wendell Foster or the Race Committee to inquire about the waitlist. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

About Us

The fifth annual Wendell Foster Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Owensboro Health, will offer a flat and fast route of Owensboro, Kentucky. The 13.1-mile half marathon and 3.1-mile 5K will be fully supported, including some full and partial road closures. The race will start and finish on the riverfront by beautiful Smothers Park, which offers three signature fountains and an award-winning playground.

Water stations will be conveniently placed along the course and the races will be professionally timed. Finisher medals will be given to those that complete the course. Plus, prize money will be awarded to the top competitors in both the Half Marathon and 5K distances.

For the Half Marathon distance, there will be a 4 hour course time limit to complete the race. You must be 12 years of age on race day to register for the Half Marathon (Age restriction does NOT apply to 5K runners or to those that are pushed in the “Running Stroller Division”).

When you run with us, you are directly supporting Wendell Foster’s mission of empowering people with disabilities! From all of us at Wendell Foster – thank you!


Half Marathon Registration Prices

First 100 to Register - $60 (March 1, 2023)
Early - $65 (March 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023)
Regular - $75 (July 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023)
Late - $85 (December 1, 2023 – March 21, 2024)
Expo Registration - $90 (March 22, 2024)

Rider-athletes will register under the Running Stroller Division. The running partner to the rider-athlete will register under the individual category.

No Race Day Registration.
Registrations are final (no refunds will be issued).

5K Registration Prices

Children - $25 (Ages 1-17)
Adults - $35

Rider-athletes and their running partner should register under age group.

No Race Day Registration.
Registrations are final (no refunds will be issued).

Steps Division Registration - Half Marathon &
5K Prices

Please see General Half Marathon and 5K pricing.

No Race Day Registration.
Registrations are final (no refunds will be issued).

Packet Pickup & Expo

Packet pick-up will be at the Owensboro Convention Center on Friday, March 22, 2024 and Saturday, March 23, 2024. There will be a convention space for vendors, sponsors, and for athletes to get their picture taken in front of the race banner. Race registration will be available at the expo for $90 (Cash & Debit/Credit Cards ONLY). There will NOT be race day registration.

Packet Pick-Up Times

Friday, March 22nd 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 23rd 5:30 am – 7:00 am

What to Bring

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Registration
    • Participants can pick up someone else’s packet as long as they have their proof of registration.


  • Owensboro Convention Center – 501 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • 2nd and Locust Parking Garage – 215 Locust Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
  • Street parking on W. 2nd Street

If you would like to set up a booth at the Wendell Foster Half Marathon Expo, please contact Amanda Edelen at aedelen@wendellfoster.org 


Half Marathon Running Stroller Division - Awards

Top three overall awards will be given for the Running Stroller Division for the half marathon. The division will consist of individuals with a disability who are pushed in a running stroller.

Individual Half Marathon Awards:

CASH will be given to the overall first, second, and third places of male and female winners!

*1st Place: $750 male/$750 female
2nd Place: $500 male/$500 female
3rd Place: $250 male/$250 female

*Due to the Half Marathon overall 1st place prize being over $600, these 1st place cash winners will be required to sign a tax form on-site and provide a copy of their driver’s license prior to receiving their award.

Individual 5K Awards:

1st Place: $200 male/$200 female
2nd Place: $100 male/$100 female
3rd Place: $50 male/$50 female

Half Marathon & 5K Age Group Awards:

An award will be given to the top three in the following age groups for male and female

12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Due to the scale of the event, there will not be an awards ceremony. When awards are officially finalized, they will be mailed to recipients.

Sponsorship Inquiries and Questions:

For sponsorship inquiries and questions regarding the race, please contact:

Kara Howard, Race Director

Race Timing and Results Provided By:

Crossroads Events and Timing



When & Where

Mar 23, 2024


7:30 AM

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