The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great Steamboat Race is undergoing some changes this year. Festival spokesman Mark Shallcross says three vessels will compete for the Golden Antlers on May 2– the Belle of Louisville, the Belle of Cincinnati and the American Queen (pictured). “(The American Queen) is starting its maiden voyage upriver and will be stopping… Continue reading New Scoring System for Steamboat Race; Fields Full for Derby Festival Marathons
The Kentucky Derby Festival has raised the registration cap for its mini and full marathons in April, but officials say the spots are still filling quickly. Spokesman Mark Shallcross says 18,000 runners will be permitted in this year’s competitions, with most of them taking part in the mini-marathon. “We’ve gone to 15,000 the last three… Continue reading Registrations Filling for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathons
“We announced earlier that we would cap the number of entries combined for both the mini and the marathon to 15,000 so we’re due to hit that this week,” said Derby Festival spokesperson Mark Shallcross.
For the first time ever, the north section of the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park will no longer be first-come, first-served. Rather, attendees will need to purchase a Pegasus Pin to enter.
Kentucky Derby Festival officials have changed this year’s marathon and mini-marathon The marathon’s course has been changed so it no longer crosses over itself, which organizers say will clear up congestion. The course will also go through different streets in the Highlands. Festival President Mike Berry says the changes were made for runners, not neighborhood… Continue reading KDF Changes Marathon Route, Participation Limit