Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Travels of the KDF Marathon

With the Fall running season upon us, the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon travels to various races throughout the year to promote the last Saturday in April race. This year we are going to attend several races that we have not attended in the past along with a couple that we have attended and received a lot of traffic. Please see the list of cities we will be coming to and feel free to stop by and talk with us about our exciting race.


  • Akron Marathon (Akron, OH) - September 26th and 27th
  • Denver Maration (Denver, CO) - October 17th and 18th
  • Marine Corp Marathon (Washington, DC) - October 23rd, 24th and 25th
  • Richmond Marathon (Richmond, VA) - November 13th and 14th
  • Houston Marathon (Houston, TX) - January 16th and 17th

Finally, we will also be placing brochures in the follow race goodie bags. Be sure to look for information in these cities:

  • Columbus Marathon (Columbus, OH)
  • San Antonio Rock N Roll Marathon (San Antonio, TX)
  • Philadelphia Marathon (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Disney Marathon & 1/2 Marathon (Orlando, FL)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions / comments that you may have regarding our race. GOOD LUCK in your training! See you April 25, 2009.

Best,

Chad Pickering

4 comments:

Alili said...

Is there any way you can post a course map with elevation? I would like to do the 2009 race, but want to know what it looks like. Thanks!

Patrick said...

The course is fantastic for the 1/2 marathon because all the hills are in the first half of the race (Iroquois Park). Then you run down Southern parkway, through Churchill Downs, and finish downtown (all of this is flat). The marathon breaks off around the 10 mile mark and runs through Cherokee park (more hills) across 2nd Street bridge to Indiana and back to finish downtown. I have run the 1/2 multiple times and there are people cheering for well over 3/4 of the course. I am planning to run the marathon for the first time in '09, and I hear the bridge is definitely the back-breaker. Here is a link to the marathon '08 route. It has been the same as long as I have known about the race. http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-states/ky/louisville/297999220
-Patrick

Patrick said...

Here is the Mini course for '08
http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-states/ky/louisville/838405817273

Marcia Marcia Marcia said...

Can a person who is running the mini also run the first leg for a relay team? They would have two chips for the first 6 miles and then pass the chip to the next relay team member.