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Running legend to participate in LouisvilleKY’s Derby Marathon

Louisville, KY.   – One of running’s most iconic figures, Kathrine Switzer will participate in her first ever Derby Festival race. Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and recently ran it again 50 years later in 2017. (The run was only 24 minutes slower than she did in her first marathon at age 20.) On Saturday, April 27, Switzer will run the Derby Festival’s Marathon Relay as member of the Humana Relay Team. “I’m thrilled to team up with Humana to continue spreading awareness about the importance of active aging and the pursuit of healthy social,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Women earn No. 1 seed in Tournament play this weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has been selected as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and will host first and second round games at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday and Sunday. The Cardinals will play in the Albany regional and will open the postseason on Friday at noon with No. 16 seed Robert Morris (22-10). Louisville (29-3) is making its 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament – ninth straight – and 11th under head coach Jeff Walz. The Cardinals are coming off their second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship…


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LouisvilleKy sees race medal for the first time

Louisville, KY.   – Runners participating in this year’s Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon will take home a finisher’s medal they helped design. Derby Festival Officials unveiled the 2019 race medal last week at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. The medal features the museum and “The Big Bat” – the world’s largest baseball bat, while the medal ribbon highlights names of landmarks seen along the course. This is the first in a series of four medals to feature a different landmark or iconic symbol of Louisville. The series from 2019 to 2022 is being created based on feedback race officials have gathered…


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Bats To Re-Brand As ‘Derby City Mint Juleps’ For two LouisvilleKY Games in 2019

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Bats, in partnership with Four Roses Bourbon, announced in a press conference at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday morning that the team will re-brand as the Derby City Mint Juleps for two games during the 2019 season. The team will wear special Mint Juleps caps and jerseys on two home dates: Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 against the Gwinnett Stripers (Thunder at Slugger Day), as well as Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 against the Norfolk Tides. The Mint Juleps kick off the celebration of Derby Season on Thunder at Slugger Day with Mint Juleps for sale, coming in commemorative logoed Derby City Mint Julep 15 oz. cups, on both…



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LouisvilleKy’s soccer club and WDRB expand their partnership for this year

LOUISVILLE – Louisville City FC and WDRB are excited to announce an expanded partnership for the 2019 season that will see all USL Regular Season matches shown on WBKI-CW, part of the WDRB Louisville family of networks. With the announcement, the Club enters into an agreement with Louisville’s FOX and CW network affiliates for a fifth straight season. Aaron Matas, Sports Director of WDRB, shared his excitement about continuing the partnership: “We are thrilled to team up with Louisville City once again. Soccer has become a major part of Louisville’s sports scene and we’re excited to have the two-time defending USL champions…


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Prices go up Friday for LousivilleKY’s famous road race

Louisville, KY. – Now’s the time to sign up for the 2019 Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon. Registration prices increase this Friday, February 1st. Runners and walkers waiting to sign up will want to register soon to save money and guarantee their spot in Kentucky’s largest road race. Current registration prices are $80 for the miniMarathon and $90 for the Marathon. Registration is open online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. (Participants not registered yet can use the code WHYWAIT19 until midnight January 31st for a special registration discount.)   There’s also a Relay option this year with shorter distances for those who don’t want…


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Three “Color” Events Set for Upcoming LouisvilleKY Men’s Basketball Games  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three “color” events are among upcoming special events for fans at the remaining five University of Louisville men’s basketball home games in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL opens the month of February with its annual “White Out” game when the Cardinals face No. 9 North Carolina in the KFC Yum! Center on Feb. 2.  Fans are encouraged to wear white attire for the 2 p.m. game.  Louisville has won seven of its previous 12 games with “White Out” promotions, including knocking off four ranked opponents in those games when the arena was a bright white.   The…


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LouisvilleKY’s famous Boat, RF and Sportshow now underway

Show features new 5,000-gallon fish tank with live demos, Yogi Bear™ appearance, Poker Run and more! LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – The Progressive® Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow  has returned this week, transforming the Kentucky Exposition Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts until Jan. 29, 2019. Attendees can browse, board and buy hundreds of the newest-model boats, RVs and accessories, and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. The 2019 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow will feature many returning favorites, plus a brand-new lineup of exhibitors and activities for all ages. Returning this year, attendees can test their boating abilities…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs announces Kentucky Derby Purse Raised to $3 Million

Louisville, KY., – The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 4 will be the richest in history as the purse for America’s greatest race and first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown has been elevated to a guaranteed $3 million. The substantial $1 million increase to the 1 ¼-mile Kentucky Derby for 3-year-olds highlights a record-setting, 34-race stakes schedule cumulatively worth $12.03 million for Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet. Fifteen of the races received significant purse hikes, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (GI), Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) and Humana Distaff (GI),…