Course Info

We’re excited to announce a new finish line and recovery area for the 2019 Queen Bee! While the start is still near the casino on Reading Road and the rest of the course remains the same, we’ve moved the finish line just south of the old finish line, to Butler Street, because of the planned construction at Lytle Park.

And the change comes with good news—now it’ll be a downhill sprint to the tape! When you’re done, we’ll still have the swag, treats and amenities the Queen Bee is known for, but now the Kroger Recovery Area will wind its way to the expansive Yeatman’s Cove area by the Ohio River.

It’ll be a great place to relax, enjoy the music and celebrate your finish with your friends, all while enjoying all the goodies that our sponsors are providing for our ‘Queen Bees.’ We think you’ll like the changes, and we hope to see you at the finish line!

Half Marathon Course Map

4 Miler Course Map

Road Closure Information

Queen Bee Course Closures

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Half Marathon: There will be water and Gatorade at 11 fluid stations on the  course with Gatorade always first.

4 Miler: There will be water and Gatorade at 2 fluid stations on the course with Gatorade always first.

There will be portable restrooms near all fluid stations.

Half Marathon

Along the way, dozens of musicians, cheer groups, DJs and noisemakers will cheer you on! 

Honey Stinger energy gel will be available at Mile 8.5 of the Half Marathon course.

Watch for our Jelly Bee-ns Station, our Nectar Station with orange slices, and our Honey Stinger Energy Station!  Click the photo below to see the 2019 Royal Treatment!