2018's Director's Challenge

Train with us and earn RTB Rewards!!!

Download our mobile app (for iPhones and Androids) and log all of your training runs from November 18 - March 17. The more miles you run, the more rewards you earn! And then if you set a new, overall Half-Marathon PR on Race Day, March 31st, we'll also paint your name on our Director's Challenge Wall of Fame at Ethereal Brewing in Lexington's historic Distillery District!

New this year: bonus miles for stretching after each run! It literally saves and improves your running life, literally adding miles to your career, so we're giving you one bonus mile, ourselves, for each time you properly stretch after a run!


*Note from Eric, RTB Race Director! Because we're starting early (November 18 instead of December 2), I haven't yet finalized all of our 2018 Training Rewards, but I promise I will by the 2nd! In past years we've given away our own knit winter training gloves to the top 200 trainers, which I'm sure we'll do again, plus several of our sponsors have given items like Balega socks to our top 50, pizza to our top 100, Sparkle skirts to the top females, Asics running shoes, etc...

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Previous Director's Challenge Winners!


PR's set on March 29, 2014

Mollie Aleshire  Lexington, KY  1:49:29

Hollie Ashby  Roanoke, VA  2:25:20

Susie Barberie  Lexington, KY  1:42:48

Jonathan Burns  Lexington, KY  1:32:12

Amanda Byers  Nicholasville, KY  2:22:20

Brian Carter  Huntsville, AL  1:49:20

Lura Cash  Brodhead, KY  1:42:22

Paula Clymer  Mason, OH  2:15:44

Jill Cordes  Byron, MN  2:32.50

Melissa Danielson  Atlanta, GA  2:39:43

John Erdtmann  Georgetown, KY  2:03:27

Kate Escott  Miamisburg, OH  2:06:10

Gina Gagliano  Bellbrook, OH  1:54:31

Rachel Harvey  Grayson, KY  2:26:04

Andrew Helmick  Bellbrook, OH  1:28:25

Brittany Herits  Metuchen, NJ  2:49:42

Scott Kidd  Louisville, TN  2:22:30

Karen Kidd  Louisville, TN  3:08:40

John Knorr  Artesia, NM  2:19:54

Jennifer Larson  Dalton, NE  2:40:44

Joy Leonard  Lexington, KY  2:16:56

Audrey Long  Lexington, KY  2:53:02

Stephanie Lusher  Lexington, KY  2:44

Victor McCane  Berea, KY  1:56:38

Scott McCarty  Crystal Lake, IL  1:46:01

Beth Mitchell  Lexington, KY  2:16:12

Nancy Myers  Macon, GA  2:06:36

Erin Newell  Lexington, KY  2:03:24

Kyle Newton  Louisville, KY  1:28:51

Rick O'Bryan  McDowell, KY  1:53:01

Melissa Outlaw  Franklin, TN  1:58:33

Charissa Phelps  Science Hill, KY 1:40:32

Stephanie Phelps  Somerset, KY  2:05:46

Shari Rand  Nicholasville, KY  2:23:25

Kelly Randall  Brentwood, TN  1:53:42

Matt Reno  Lexington, KY  1:44:00

Tara Riggs  Lexington, KY  2:10:26

Mark Rowe  Johnson City, TN  2:19:24

Stacy Saunders  Ironton, OH  2:06:22

Erika Sawinski  St Louis Park, MN  2:05:20

Lori Stigall  Lexington, KY  1:48:05

Janet Stogsdill  Somerset, KY  2:09:04

Megan Sullivan  Wesley Chapel, FL  2:28:03

Paul Thoms  Lexington, KY  2:06:36

Hannah Vanhooser  Fayetteville, AR  1:57:27

Nicole White  Milford, OH  1:50:07

Jana Wooten  Harvest, AL  2:30:15


PR's set on March 28, 2015

Lauren Benson  St. Louis, MO  1:52:23

Leslie Busby  Lexington, KY  2:29:48

Melinda Caldwell  Midway, KY  2:25:18

Terry Cockrell  Winchester KY  2:00:46

Joanna Corrigan  Grand Rapids, MI  2:49:46

Anthony Downing  Franklin, TN  3:02:37

John Erdtmann  Georgetown, KY  1:51:47

Amy Gose  Louisville, KY  2:54:37

John Hill  Lexington, KY  2:39:50

Craig Johnson  Hixson, TN  2:02:09

Joe Johnson  Hamilton, OH  1:55:12

Sari Liggett  Williamstown, KY  2:01:21

Nicole Michaelis  Charleston, WV  2:02 

Deborah Miles  Lexington, KY  2:10:14

Nancy Myers  Macon, GA  2:06:14

Chelsey Reid  Lexington, KY  2:10:28

Donna Riley  Richmond, KY  3:19:26

Michael Schatz  Tinley Park, IL  2:01:01

Marci Schwartz  Philadelphia, PA  2:51:53

Brandon Smiley  Somerset, KY  1:24:05

Hollie Spears  Lebanon Junction, KY  1:58:17

Scott Tanselle  Mt. Washington, KY  2:14:53

Joni Vansumeren  Whitehall, MI  2:38:35

Richelle Whitaker  Madison, WI  2:08:31

Frank Ziems  Uedem, Germany  2:16:27

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