Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon course changes
The mini won’t start in front of Iroquois Park?!?! That’s part of the changes they have made to the course this year to allow for EVEN MORE RUNNERS! I always enjoyed starting at the park and having the option of going into the woods to relieve myself one last time before the race starts, without having to waste time waiting in line at the port-o-pots! Oh well, I guess I’ll have to look into running with a diaper.
According to the website, the races, which will begin simultaneously at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, will now start near Iroquois Manor Shopping Center and will finish at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, a 500,000-square-foot entertainment venue located within Waterfront Park. The Marathon course will also include a slightly longer loop in Jeffersonville, Ind., with competitors running alongside the Ohio River. Don’t worry, the races still go through the hills of Iroquois Park, so remember to put some hills in your training runs!
Combined entries for both the Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon were capped at 12,000 runners for the past two years. In 2010, the number of registrants will cap at 15,000 (my registration is already complete!), setting the stage for the largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky history! The 2009 races attracted runners from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries.
For a map of the new course, click here:
2) 3:28 – 157
3) 3:28 – 161
4) 3:26 – 163
5) 3:29 – 166
6) 3:29 – 167
7) 3:30 – 168
8) 3:35 – 166
9) 3:34 – 169
Had not heard about the course change, very good info to have. Thanks for the update.