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Want to Run the 2020 Derby Festival Mini and Marathon? Registration opens June 5

If it seems early to be registering for Kentucky Derby Festival's miniMarathon and Marathon, it is.  Wednesday, June 5 is National Running Day and the Festival is opening race registration at 9 a.m. with discountate rates and offers for the first 24 hours.

Shanna Ward, Race Director says “It’s the perfect opportunity for runners to get a great deal on registration prices and guarantee their spot in the 2020 race.”

For one day only registration for the mini is $50 and $ for the Marathon.  In addition to the reduced registration, the first 500 entrants will receive a free safety light armband and everyone who registers in that 24 hour window will get 15% off shoes and apparel from Swag Sports Shoes.

The 2020 miniMarathon and Marathon takes place Saturday, April 25, 2020. It will be the 47th annual miniMarathon and the 19th annual Marathon.

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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and mini Marathon presented by Walmart and Humana Vitality has grown from a small local road race into the largest day of road racing in Kentucky history. Runners from all 50 states and several foreign countries annually complete the scenic 13.1- and 26.2-mile courses that start and finish in downtown Louisville. Both races share the...


A double lung transplant recipient is training to run the Kentucky Derby half-marathon this year

Steve Lindsey underwent a double lung transplant after suffering extreme scarring from pulmonary fibrosis. Steve now uses his new lungs to the fullest, climbing 38 floors at the PNC Tower for the Fight for Air Climb. On May 7, 2015 Steve Lindsey received a set of new lungs after an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis turned his world around in 2013. “It does not matter whether you believe that when you die you go to the streets of gold or you fade into oblivion. You won’t need your heart, your lungs, your liver. Be a donor and save someone else’s life,” Lindsey said. “That’s what someone did for me. I’m trying to pay it back by doing as much as I can for others and living the life I’m living.” Now he is training to run in this year's Derby Festival Mini Marathon. (04/26/2018) Views: 1,715 ⚡AMP
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