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Brown County Hilly Half Marathon Set to Take Place November 11

November 3, 2017

On your mark...get set, go! The 2nd annual Brown County YMCA Hilly Half is slated for Saturday, November 11 in the breathtaking Brown County State Park. Participants will test their endurance while enjoying the stunning Brown County scenery as they take on the hills in the State Park.

Hoping to highlight the natural beauty of Brown County, while also promoting health, well-being, and creating a true sense of community, the Hilly Half is one race worth lacing those shoes up for!

Presented by the Brown County YMCA, this unforgettable race will showcase Indiana's largest state park, providing plenty of glimpses of Brown County's jaw-dropping vistas and dense forest. Not for the faint of heart, the Hilly Half will travel along the roadways of the State Park—up, down, and around the area's famed hills.

The Hilly Half's scenic route will start and finish at the Saddle Barn/Lower Shelter, winding its way through the State Park's picturesque landscape. Up hills, past the fire tower, several overlooks, and one last sprint back down the final hill to the finish line, the Hilly Half's challenging course will be well worth the reward!

Kicking off bright and early on Saturday morning, the day’s events will include a 5K, 10K, and half marathon, as well as an awards ceremony and a post-race party, courtesy of Big Woods and Quaff ON! Brewing Company. Participants of all events receive a Hilly Half finisher medal, a shirt, free post-race food, free pint glass with race logo, and even a free first pint of beer for those 21 and over. There also be a roaring fire and live band to enjoy after the race!

Even though it is almost here, it’s not too late to sign up for Brown County’s Hilly Half on November 11! Racers can register online at The cost to race ranges from $30-$70 based on distance.

For more information about the Brown County YMCA Hilly Half, please visit or call 812-988-9622. Get those running shoes ready and hit the hills November 11 in Brown County!

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