How to Get Free Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon Training
Have you ever wanted to run a marathon in Louisville but didn’t know where to start? Then this 15 week program is for you!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Have you ever wanted to run a marathon, but wondered if you could cross the finish line? Well, get ready to put some preparation into your step.
The Kentucky Derby Festival and Norton Sports Health are offering a free training program to help prepare you to race on Kentucky’s biggest day of road racing on April 29, 2023, when the Derby Festival mini and Marathon return.
According to a press release, the free 15-week training program includes a comprehensive training guide, weekly in-person group runs, hill and track work, yoga, nutrition and more. The first 800 registrants also receive a free shirt.
Registration for the program opens online on Tuesday, November 15.
“No matter your experience level or the distance you choose, the Norton Sport Health Training program is a safe and effective way to train,” said Chris Martini, KDF Race Director. “Whether it’s your first race or an annual tradition, this program will help you achieve your goals and cross the finish line.”
Program orientation is scheduled for January 12, 2023 at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Practice races will begin weekly from January 14 and continue through race week in April.
“The Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon and Marathon is a fabric of our community,” said Russell Cox, President and CEO of Norton Healthcare. “We want to uphold this tradition by helping athletes succeed while keeping them safe and healthy.”
KDF officials said that 2023 also marks a historic milestone, as it is the 50th edition of the miniMarathon and the 22nd annual Marathon.
Click to register for the 2023 KDF Minimarathon and Marathon.
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