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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,…


2019 mini & Marathon Medals

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…


kentucky derby marathon

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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Just What You Knead?

So you started running in December, you’ve steadily increased your mileage, you are only a couple of weeks from, the Half marathon (I just can’t call 13.1 miles of running a MINI ) and suddenly you are dealing with sore knees, tight hamstrings, and aching Achilles.  I used to think this type of ailment was just part of the package. After 10 marathons and years of training I figured, you run long and far enough and you start to break down.  “Not so” says the owner of Fleet Feet Sports.  Jeff Wells is nearly certain he can cure what ails…