July 3 2015
Big races are fun but here are some reasons to stick close to home.
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.