The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon Race Ambassador Committee is built of runners and walkers who are part of an amazing team that is proactive in pushing a healthy lifestyle message to all local and regional groups and organizations. These Ambassadors will help KDF keep our runners and walkers informed, inspired and motivated during the months leading up to the race.
01. What does it mean to you to be a Race Ambassador? It is truly an honor to be part of the Race Ambassador program! My purpose is to provide new and existing participants with the most up to date information,valuable training tips, and serve as a guide for the biggest race in Louisville! This is my third year running the race. The event is exciting, humbling, motivating,and inspiring. Everyone needs to do it at least one to experience the thrill of seeing so many people accomplish the same goal and those on the route that are solely there for your encouragement. I am more than happy to chat with anyone that may have questions or if I can assist in any way to get new participants started, please contact me!
02. What type of race participant are you? I am a runner averaging about 8:45 minutes per hour and will be running the mini marathon this year.
03. Who would give you your medal at the Finish Line? My official answer is Diana Nyad. She inspires me for her dedication and accomplishment. It goes to show that if you set your mind to it, you can accomplish it. However, I do have to admit, I would be just fine accepting my medal from one of our strong and handsome service men or emergency personnel (a fireman,police man, etc.). There are enough of them on the route that can accommodate this request!
04. What are the top 3 songs on your workout playlist? I am definitely inspired by old school and old rock music and try to find songs that have a decent running pace because I am all about the music! At the moment, my top three songs are: -“Don’t Stop Believing”- Journey (my first song as I start my race -nice slow pace and awesome build up) -“Still the One”- Orleans -“Meeting in the Ladies Room”- Klymaxx
2015 Race Ambassador Committee
Phillip Cherry Jr.