Our spring, out-of-town half marathon for 2008 will be the Kentucky Derby Festival Half Marathon on Saturday, April 26, 2008. This event has both a half and full marathon and all participants run through historic Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby) on the course.
In 2007, the half marathon had 8255 finishers and the marathon had 973 finishers (similar in size to St. Louis, if you have done that).
The host hotel for the event is the Galt House Hotel and Suites ($109 or $128 per night). Visit the travel information page on the race website for more information on this hotel and others.
As of this week, the Galt House had only about 80 rooms left for race weekend.
Our training plan for the Half Wits will gear towards the Lincoln Memorial on April 5, then another 13 mile or so run the week after the LM (April 12), then taper back the next training run (April 19) the week before Louisville.
Let me know if you have any questions!
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