Race Expo And Packet Pickup

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, April 18, 2014
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Athlete Packet Distribution

Athlete packets may be picked up at the Running Wild Expo at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Thursday, April 17th between 4 pm – 8 pm and on Friday, April 18th between 11 am – 9 pm.

FOR 2014: NO PACKET PICKUP ON RACE DAY. Runner packets include race bib, timing chip, and important runner instructions.


Charity Bibs
Did you miss the deadline?
Race organizers will offer 250 “Charity Bibs” for runners who missed the registration deadline. The bibs – which allow entry into either the Marathon or miniMarathon – cost $125, with the proceeds going to the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the Derby Festival’s charitable arm. The Charity Bibs will only be available at Race Expo & Packet Pick-Up, first-come, first-served starting on April 17th at 4PM.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Our high carbohydrate dinner provided by Sysco Food Services of Louisville and Michaels & Associates – Kentucky Division features two Fabulous Pastas and Sauces, Salad, Bread and Dessert. Dinner will be served Friday, April 18th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner Tickets

  • Adults: $9.00; Children under 12: $6.00
  • Tickets may be ordered when registering for the Marathon or miniMarathon.
  • If already registered, you may order extra pasta dinner tickets by calling the Derby Festival Office at (502) 584-6383.
  • Tickets will not be mailed; they will be available for pick-up at the Pasta Dinner.
  • Limited tickets may be available at the door, however, this event typically is sold out in advance.

Contributing Sponsors: Michaels & Associates, Inc. Sysco Food Services of Louisville

Thursday, April 17th 5pm-7pm


5:15pm- 5:45pm – Cool Running- Kentucky Derby Festival Race Ambassadors

Sarah Berry & Danny Chester


6:00pm- 6:45pm- Pace Yourself! – 2014 Asics Pace Team

Anne Lewis


Friday, April 18th 12pm-5pm


12:00pm- 12:45pm- The Right Stuff- Stephanie Jackson, Michelob Ultra Running Team member will discuss the right gear for race day


1:00pm-1:30pm- Pace Yourself! 2014 Asics Pace Team-  Anne Lewis


1:45pm-2:15pm- Post-Race Nutrition

Anna Grout Nutrition Specialist, Norton Sport Health


2:30pm-3:00pm- Cool Running- KDF Race Ambassadors

Jason Cebe & Chris Powell


3:15- 3:45pm- Jeff Galloway’s Run/Walk Technique

Jessie Halladay, Norton Sport Health Trainer


4:00pm- 4:30pm- The Night before the Race- Ashley Johnson, Blue Mile

The Kentucky Derby Festival is one of the nation’s top festivals and entertains over 1.5 million people with more than 70 events. The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HunanaVitality are two of the events on the Festival schedule and one of the highlights of the races is the two-day expo held prior to the event. Be a part of the 2014 Race Expo & Packet Pick-Up by contacting the Kentucky Derby Festival today! If you are interested in promoting your brand to runners, athletes or health conscious consumers, we offer booth space and goodie bag insertion to over 18,000 runners. All runners are required to pick up their own packets at the expo.

For more information: Contact Jennifer Morgan Keesaer at (502) 572-3826 or jmorgan@kdf.org.

Air Force Marathon
All Pro Satelitte
Alztimers Asso.
Army Recruiting
Baptist Health
Baptist Health
BJ’s Brewhouse
Blue Mile
Bondi Band
Brace Mart
California Sports Optics
Dean’s Milk
Diamond Resorts
Fleet Feet
Fond Memories Graphics
Happy Dance Quilting
Hippie Runner
Humana Vitality
In The Zone
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Indy Marathon- 1/2 marathon
Jam Active
Joffe Medi Center
Kentucky Stroke Association
LHC Group
LifeStyle Sports
Louisville Sports Commission
Mortenson Family Dental
National Running Center
Naute’s Sport
Occupational Kinetics
One Up Bands
Orange Theory Fitness
Ponya Bands
Precision PT
Race Posters
Ragnar Events
Red Fox Wireless
Reverb Wireless
Rick Parrot
Running Skirts
Sam’s Club
SCR Sports
Seven Counties Services
Sketchers USA
Swag Sport Shoes
Sweaty Bands
The Leukemia & Lymphoma
The Roo Sport
The Stick Division
Twetebird Headbands
USA Cares
VO2 MuliSport
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