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Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Louisville, Kentucky, USA | TBD

Race Rundown

Half MarathonTBDTBD


Part of the Kentucky Derby Festival week-long celebration with a BalloonFest, BeerFest, WineFest, steamboast race, waterfront concert, children's tea, Zuma, fireworks, and the Kentucky Derby horse race itself (first leg of the of the American Triple Crown) - among many others! #KDFMarathon


Race Perks
Boston Qualifier

Why We Love It

Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, is known for its architecture, the Kentucky Derby, Derby Pie, hot brown sandwiches, and the Louisville Slugger (the official bat of the MLB). Whiskey drinkers can rejoice as the city is also home to the Urban Bourbon Trail where one third of the world's bourbon is produced.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Waterfront Park

A green space on the Ohio River with scenic views, organized events, concerts and festivals. Activities: bike, playground, walk/run.

Old Louisville

A historic district known for its beautiful Victorian mansions and architecture.

Mammoth Cave National Park

A park with trails, rivers, and the largest cave system in the world. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, hike, horseback.

Frankfort Avenue

A street simply known as "The Avenue", home to charmings neighborhoods, restaurants, cafés, boutiques and galleries.

Fourth Street Live

A bustling downtown area with restaurants, bars, live music, and events.

Cherokee Park

A green space home to paved paths, bridges, and recreational fields. Activities: archery, bike, fish, horseback, horseshoe, playground, tennis, walk/run.

Big Four Pedestrian Bridge

A 1-mi (1.6 km) bridge connecting Kentucky to Indiana.

Average Temperature

High - 69°F (21°C) Low - 47°F (8°C)



Louisville International Airport (SDF)
8 mi (13 km) from downtown




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