November 18, 2021, Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival and Norton Sports Health are ready to run with their annual Training Program for the 2022 GE Appliances miniMarathon and Marathon. The FREE 15-week program will return in 2022 with in-person training. Registration for the Norton Sports Health Training Program opens online today at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com.

“The Norton Sports Health Training Program is the best way to train, get connected with other participants and stay on course for the Festival’s road races,” said Chris Martini, KDF Race Director. “Whether it’s your first race, or one of many, this program will help you meet your goals and cross the finish line.”

The free Training Program includes a complete training guide, in-person weekly group runs, hill & track work, yoga, nutrition and more for participants at all levels of experience. The first 800 to register to participate in the Training Program will also receive a free tech shirt. (Once all tech shirts are claimed, registrants will still be able to register to participate in the training program, however shirts are only promised to the first 800.)

Orientation for the Norton Sports Health Training Program is set for Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The January meeting includes distribution of the free training manual, as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with members of the Norton Sports Health Team before training begins. Participants will be able to register for timeslots to attend the kick-off. It will be a walk-through event to maintain social distancing and adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. Training runs will take place weekly from January 15 through April 23.

Registration is also open for the 2022 GE Appliances miniMarathon and Marathon at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com.

More details on the Festival’s 2022 schedule of events will be released in the coming weeks and months.
Derby Festival events adhere to local, state and federal COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the safety of participants, attendees, volunteers and organizers. The Festival continues to closely monitor developments with COVID-19 and updates policies and procedures as the guidance evolves.

2022 marks the 49th annual miniMarathon and 21st annual Marathon, and is Norton Sports Health’s tenth year as title sponsor of the Training Program, as well as the Official Training Partner and Medical Provider for the mini and Marathon. They are joined by Contributing Sponsors GE Appliances a Haier Company and Swags Sport Shoes; as well as Media Sponsor 99.7 DJX.

June 21 - June 21