LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Registration for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality is over 50% to capacity. Race organizers encourage runners who have not registered yet to sign up now to guarantee their spot in the spring races.
Set for Saturday, April 25, it’s the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky and will again be capped at 18,000 runners. Registration will be available online at derbyfestivalmarathon.com. Current registration fees are $85 for the mini and $95 for the Marathon through March 31.
“We appreciate the dedication of our runners and know they’ve been training despite the weather,” said Deja Lawson, Race Director. “With the race already over half full, we encourage runners and walkers who haven’t signed up yet, to register now to save their spot.”
Those runners who don’t want to run a full mini or marathon can split the distance with friends or co-workers through the Marathon Team Relay. Teams of 3 to 5 runners can register and run shorter legs of the race. The distances range from 5K to 12 K in the relay. Teams can register online via the race website.
The races will start simultaneously at 7:30 a.m. at Main and Brook streets and will finish at Preston and Witherspoon streets, just outside the entrance to Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. The course showcases the unique architecture on Main Street, including the Museum Row attractions. Runners in both races will still run a lap inside the infield at Churchill Downs racetrack and will pass by Central Park and the St. James Court neighborhood. Marathon runners enter Iroquois Park through the Marathon Gatewway Presented by HumanaVitality, as well as run through the beautiful Highlands.