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Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon

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Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon
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The 26.2 mile Derby Marathon and the 12 mile Derby miniMarathon are two of the top annual Kentucky Derby Festival events. More than 12,000 people from all over the world gather together on the last Saturday in April to run one of these two scenic marathons through Louisville's parks and neighborhoods and past some of the city's biggest attractions. The Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon is the more popular of the two races and has been named among the nation's top 50 races by USA Track and Field.

Derby Marathon Course

The course for both the Marathon and the miniMarathon begin on Third Street near Iroquois Manor Shopping Center and end at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville in Waterfront Park. Runners of the Marathon will depart from miniMarathon runners to take a longer loop through Cherokee Park and into Jeffersonville, Indiana (See the Full Course).

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