Saturday, January 19, 2008

Early Race Registration Deadline - 2008 Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon.

I received this today. Looks like they have a cap on this event.

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to lace up your running shoes and register for the 2008 Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon. Online registration is available at for the races to be held on April 26. Fees will increase after Jan. 31, so sign up now to save money and get focused on training.

The seventh annual Marathon and 35th annual miniMarathon will start simultaneously at 7:30 a.m. near Iroquois Park. The 2007 races attracted a record 11,269 registrants, shattering the previous record of 8,651 set in 2006. Race registration fees are $35 for the 13.1-mile mini and $60 for the 26.2-mile Marathon if entered online or postmarked by Jan. 31, 2008. From Feb. 1 to April 15, entry fees are $50 for the mini and $75 for the Marathon; late entry fees at the Race Expo (April 24 and 25) are $60 and $90. In an effort to promote the Derby Festival races and recruit more out-of-state runners, KDF staffers, board members and volunteers have attended race expos around the region, including Akron, Chicago, Columbus, Washington, D.C. and, most recently, the Walt Disney World Marathon. Registration numbers for the 2008 Derby Festival races are up from last year at this time, so register now to ensure your entry before the cap of 12,000 runners is reached.

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