Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

Saturday classes (Improv and Imagination) will be affected by street closures for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Saturday, October 20.

The race route encircles our location, and in order to make everyone’s progress here possible, please note changes to class times and detours below:

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  • Imagination classes will meet 10am-11:30am. This will allow more flexibility to parents in getting here and using the detours.

  • Improv meets as usual 10am-noon but will also have to use detours.

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Everyone driving here will have to approach our address on Payne Street via Lexington Rd. until around 11:30am.

Major streets in the Highlands and throughout Cherokee Park will be closed until as late as 11:30 (or when the race route is clear), including Baxter Avenue. For anyone coming from the Highlands or anywhere west of here, this means swinging all the way around Cherokee and Seneca Parks to reach Lexington Rd or Frankfort Avenue.

Some in the Highlands and points west may park in the neighborhood behind Spinelli’s, on the other side of Baxter Ave. You should then be able walk students across the road in breaks between racers to get here. 

In the past, Lexington Road has had at least one lane of traffic open all morning heading toward downtown from St. Matthews. By 9:45-10:00am Lexington *should* be entirely reopened. That said, traffic is unpredictable (we’ve been stuck behind slow-moving cone collectors before) and we still advise you to detour via Frankfort Ave and take that to Ewing/Payne to get here. Arrivals via I-64 should be ok, though you might consider exiting at Mellwood and coming up to Payne via Spring St or Frankfort/Pope/Payne.

Please plan your route in advance and allow extra time, and if you need advice on how best to reach us, please call 502-589-0084 or email Isaac.