April 10 2018
Longtime race director for the Boston Marathon Dave McGillivray shares his tips for runners preparing to tackle the 122nd Boston Marathon.
The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon (derbyfestivalmarathon.com) doubles down on the concept of a day at the races. This springtime event, which will be held on April 25, 2014, takes runners through a 26.2-mile tour of Louisville, including the historic district, U of L’s campus and Churchill Downs. The hilly course presents a challenge, so if you’re more a filly than a workhorse, opt for the 13.1-mile distance. The races are part of the city’s larger festival weekend, which includes an epic fireworks display, hot-air balloon event and steamboat challenge.