September 1 2016
Looking for a new challenge? Here's how you can make it truly epic.
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.