8/22/2020 Louisville, KY US 40203
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New Date for the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon

New Date: 8/22/2020

As the Kentucky Derby Festival works to move events to later in the year, the new date for the annual Humana miniMarathon has been set for Saturday, August 22.  While the half marathon moves to August, the Humana Marathon and Marathon Relay will not be rescheduled for 2020, but runners will have the option to participate virtually.

With a tighter window to hold the road races in August, due to several other events already taking place, the Festival was not able to reschedule the Marathon and Marathon Relay portions of the event. The Marathon and Relay require runners to go double the distance, can take more time to complete, and close many more roads throughout the city, as compared to the miniMarathon.

Runners who are already registered for the miniMarathon, Marathon and Rely will have 4 options to chose from for this year's race.

Here Are Your Options:

miniMarathon participants who want to “stay in the race” don’t need to do anything and will be moved automatically to the new August date. Marathon and Relay participants can transfer to the mini through their runner profile as well. Deadline to move to the race in August is April 25.

This option allows runners to participate but run on their own time and still receive a medal, shirt and other perks.  To sign up for the virtual race please select this option by April 25, 2020. 

The Derby Festival’s miniMarathon has been part of the local community for more than 40 years. As a not-for-profit the Festival is able produce the races each year through entry fees. With the 2020 event initially scheduled for April, a majority of funds from registration have already been put toward operational expenses and runner experiences

Runners who wish to defer their registration to another year, have until April 25 to decide, and can do so by clicking on this option. We are also offering a 2022 deferral participants interested in this option can email minimarathon@kdf.org to request the deferral.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com.

City of Louisville
Louisville, KY US 40203

Run circles around Louisville in more ways than one, when you register for the Kentucky Derby Festival Minimarathon and Marathon held every year in Louisville, KY...it's the biggest party of the spring!  More than 1.5 million people attending over 70 events.  Come for the race, stay for the party! Run one of the nation's flattest Boston qualifying courses, all while enjoying "one of America's Quirkiest Cities" - TIME Magazine.   Dine in the city voted one of Southern Living's top 100 places to eat. Enjoy Churchill Downs; home to the famous two minutes in sports, or visit one of our numerous museums. What are you waiting for?

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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