April 26, 2016. Louisville, KY. – Registration is now closed for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana set for this Saturday, April 30. 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 Delta Dental Race Expo and Packet Pick-up on April 28-29 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The bibs will be first-come, first-served starting at 4 p.m. on April 28. 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 pass through the Marathon Gateway Presented by Humana at the race split after Churchill Downs. Marathon runners enter Iroquois Park through the Marathon Gateway Presented by Humana.
Walmart and Humana are Co-Presenting Sponsors of the Marathon and miniMarathon. The Official Race Medical Partner is Norton Sports Health and Contributing Sponsors are BB&T, Churchill Downs, Louisville Water Company, Powerade, The Courier-Journal, and TruMoo. Supporting Sponsors: Barefoot Bubbly and Oxmoor Toyota.