April 23, 2024. Louisville, KY. – Runners participating in the GE Appliances miniMarathon and Marathon can pick up their race packets starting Thursday, April 25 at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Race Expo and Packet Pick-Up. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the two-day Race Expo, which returns for the second year to Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane (enter through Gates 1 or 4). It’s open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

Late registration for runners is also available at the Expo until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Late registration for the miniMarathon is $135 and $150 for the Marathon.

The Race Expo features packet pick-up for the miniMarathon and Marathon and is a one-stop-shop showcasing the latest in health and fitness products, athletic apparel, shoes and accessories. Attendees can pick up race day gear from Swags Sport Shoes and other vendors, as well as visit the Official Derby Festival Race Day Merchandise Shop. In addition, they can chat with the Norton Sports Health Team and participate in assisted stretch and pre-race bodywork with KORT Physical Therapy’s Rehab Team. Runners can also pick up a 2024 race magnet and enjoy sampling and tasting opportunities during the two-day event.

NEW THIS YEAR: For runners staying downtown, Trolley de Ville will offer free shuttle service to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Race Expo on Friday, April 26 from 1-6 p.m. Shuttles will leave The Galt House Hotel at the top of every hour. (Runners staying at any hotel downtown can use the shuttle.)

2024 marks the 51st annual miniMarathon and the 23rd run of the Marathon. All runners will receive a rose after they cross the Finish Line this year. This rose is front and center on the Finisher’s Medal to honor the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby.

The GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon is set for Saturday, April 27. The Race Expo is the only opportunity for those participating in Saturday’s race to pick up their packets. There is no packet pick-up on race day.

The races will start simultaneously at 7 a.m. on Main Street, near Slugger Field, and then finish on Adams Street, just outside of the Lynn Family Stadium, the Official Finish Line for both the mini and Marathon. 2024 also marks the return of the full Marathon to Louisville’s South End.

More information on this year’s road races can be found online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is Title Sponsor of the Race Expo, joining Contributing Sponsors: Deloitte, Kentuckiana Air Education (KAIRE), Kentucky Department of Tourism and Kentucky Venues. Official Nutrition Sponsor: Publix. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX.

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