Louisville's mini-marathon and marathon foot races making a change

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by Christine Wright

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 9 at 6:19 PM

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Do you like the new route for the Derby festival mini-marathon/marathon?

(WHAS11)  Louisville’s favorite foot races are making a change!  The Kentucky Derby Festival unveiled a new course for the mini and the marathon.
 

There’s a look at the new course in the video; the biggest changes are that marathon runners will no longer have to run the hills in Iroquois Park.  They are also skipping the run through Cherokee Park and going into Indiana.
 

For the first time, both races will start and finish in downtown Louisville on Main Street.  Kentucky derby festival officials changed the course after hearing from runners.
 

Both races start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday April 30.  Race officials hope the change will allow more runners to participate next year.

Click here to see the 2011 marathon/mini-marathon map.
 

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