KDF Race expo opens Thursday in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY.   – Runners participating in the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon® can pick up their race packets beginning tomorrow at the Race expo and Packet Pick-Up. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the two-day Race expo in Hall B of the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center, open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

There will be NO LATE ENTRIES for runners who want to participate in the races but are not registered. However, race organizers will offer 250 “Charity Bibs” for runners who missed the registration deadline. The bibs – which allow entry into either the Marathon or miniMarathon – cost $125, with proceeds going to the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the Derby Festival’s charitable arm. The Charity Bibs will only be available at the Race expo, first-come, first-served, beginning at 4 pm. on Thursday. The Charity Bibs are tax-deductible.

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Vendors will be set up at the event to showcase the latest in health and fitness products, athletic apparel, shoes and accessories and the Derby Festival’s official Race Gear will be available for purchase. The expo features packet pick-up for the miniMarathon and Marathon, as well as the PNC Tour de Lou cycling event.

Blue-Emu is a Contributing Sponsor of the expo. Jim Beam is the Official Bourbon Sponsor, along with Media Sponsor 99.7 DJX.

About Kentucky Derby Festival:

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.