Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon April 19th
The Kentucky Derby Festival is underway and Saturday, April 19th brings the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon. The race to the finish will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until 3:00 p.m. or whenever the last runner crosses the finish line. The starting line is at Main Street near Slugger Field and the races will end at Preston and Witherspoon Street. This is a free to attend festival event and marathon enthusiasts can view the official street closing and runner route to find the best vantage point.
The Derby Marathon and Mini-Marathon kicks off the 2nd week of the Kentucky Derby Festival and is sponsored by Wal-mart and HumanaVitality. Hundreds of runners from around the region train and participate in this event each year. Families who aren’t participating can picnic at Waterfront Park, Central Park and Iroquois Park and cheer on the runners as they pass by.
Before the thoroughbreds run for the roses, families and friends can watch the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon this Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. at Main Street near Slugger Field. Come out to support this wonderful tradition of competition and challenge as we continue to celebrate celebrate the Kentucky Derby Festival.
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