Limited number of Charity Bibs available

April 20, 2015. Louisville, KY.   Registration is now closed for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality set for this Saturday, April 25. Combined registration for both races has reached nearly 16,000 participants. There will be no late registration. But, 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 proceeds going to the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the Derby Festival’s charitable arm. The Charity Bibs will only be available at the Race Expo and Packet Pick-up on April 23-24 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The bibs will be first-come, first-served starting at 4 p.m. on April 23. The Charity Bibs are tax-deductible.

“The Marathon and miniMarathon marks the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky,” said Deja Lawson, Race Director.  “We need to close registration several days prior to the event to ensure we have the infrastructure and amenities in place to support all the runners.”

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.

Walmart and HumanaVitality are Co-Presenting Sponsors of the Marathon and miniMarathon. The Official Race Medical Provider and Training Partner is Norton Sports Health and Contributing Sponsors are ASICS, Bluegrass Family Health, Churchill Downs, Louisville Water Company, Powerade, and The Courier-Journal. Supporting Sponsor: TruMoo. Official Pace Car:  MINI OF LOUISVILLE. 

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.