August 31, 2020. Louisville, KY. – Today is the last day for participants to register for the Virtual Humana Kentucky Derby Festival mini or Marathon. Registration will be open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com until 11:59 PM tonight.
“The Derby Festival’s virtual race allows participants to run their own course and finish in their own time,” said Matt Gibson, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Our staff doesn’t usually get to participate in the event, and this year we’re even challenging ourselves to log some extra miles.”
To help participants take their virtual race to the next level, the Derby Festival has created a complete toolkit with everything runners need for a successful race including:
- Official race t-shirt
- Race medal
- Digital Race certificate
- Digital Race bib
- Access within the RaceJoy app to track progress
- Custom Spotify Playlist
- Scenic Selfie Stops
- A “How To” on designing your own race
- Race completion “brag” graphics for social media
The virtual race toolkit is available online once participants register. All those who sign up have until September 30th to submit their results. Once submitted, the 2020 finisher’s medal and race shirt will be shipped directly to each participant.
“We appreciate the patience and continued support from our runners, our sponsors and the community as we’ve all worked through the changes to this year’s events,” said Gibson. “We look forward to being able to cross the finish line together again soon.”
2020 marks the 47th annual miniMarathon and 19th annual Marathon. This is the first time the races have been produced virtually. More details on the races can be found online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com.
Humana is Title Sponsor of the miniMarathon and Marathon. The Official Race Medical Provider & Training Partner is Norton Sports Health. Official IT Partner: Deloitte. Contributing Sponsors are Churchill Downs, The Courier-Journal, Kentucky Proud, Kentucky Department of Tourism, Louisville Water Company, Powerade, and The Outlet Powered by Zappos. Official Credit Union: Commonwealth Credit Union. Official Finish Line Sponsor: Louisville City FC. Official Hotel: The Galt House. Official Pace Car: Bachman Subaru. Official Pace Team: Dick’s Sporting Goods. Official Beer: Goodwood Brewing. Official Refuel Partner: Prairie Farms.
About Kentucky Derby Festival
Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.