Marathon Team Relay

We are pleased to again offer the Marathon Team Relay in conjunction with the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon. This is an exciting way to show your organizations true Festival spirit. Come represent your organization and compete to display the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon Relay trophy.

Marathon Team Relay Entry Fee: $275

#1: 4th Street between Hill Street and Magnolia Ave
#2: Southern Parkway at Collins & 3rd Street
#3: Southern Parkway between New Cut & Summers Ave
#4: 3rd & Winkler

Relay Pickup Points:

Leg 1 - Runners will start the race in Downtown Louisville at Main Street and Brook Street. After completion of leg 1, runners will board relay buses staged at 4th Street and Hill Street.

Leg 2 - Runners will take shuttle buses located at 1st and Jefferson Street that will take you to 4th and Hill Street. These buses depart for the exchange zone at 6:45 am. After completion of leg 2, runners will board relay buses at Southern Parkway at Collins & 3rd Street. The buses will depart for Brook and Market Street once full.

Leg 3 - Runners will take shuttle buses located at 1st and Jefferson Street that will take you to Southern Parkway at Collins & 3rd Street .These buses depart for the exchange zone at 7:15 am. After completion of leg 3, runners will board relay buses at Southern Parkway 350ft from park entrance to bridle path (between New Cut & Summers Ave). The buses will depart for Brook and Market Street once full.

Leg 4 - Runners will take shuttle buses located at 1st and Jefferson Street that will take you to Southern Parkway 350ft from park entrance to bridle path (between New Cut & Summers Ave). These buses depart for the exchange zone at 7:15 am. After completion of leg 4, runners will board relay buses at 3rd Street and Winkler and they will depart for Brook and Market Street once full.

Leg 5 - Runners will take shuttle buses located at 1st and Jefferson Street that will take you to 3rdStreet and Winkler. These buses depart for the exchange zone at 7:15 am. This leg will be the person crossing the finish line with the D-tag.

 

  • Each Team will consist of up to 5 runners. A Team can have as few as three (3) members competing; however, this will require that some Team members run two consecutive legs. For example, if a Team has only three (3) members, the first runner may run the first two legs of the relay and the second runner may run the next two, while the third runs the final distance to the finish line. If a Team has four (4) members, one member must run two consecutive legs of the relay.
  • All Team members must be registered at the time the Team registers (NOTE: Team Relay participants do not fill our individual entry forms).
  • Participants can choose to compete on an All Men’s Team, All Women’s Team, or a Coed Team.
  • Each Team will be given one velcro strap timing chip that will be passed from Team member to Team member at each of the relay exchange points. The Team timing chip with the best time in each division will be declared the winner.
  • The Relay Teams will run the same course as the Marathon field, under the Ekiden format (See Chart Below)

LEG

MILES

KM

First

6.21

10K

Second

3.10

5K

Third

6.21

10K

Fourth

3.10

5K

Fifth

7.58

12.2K

Join the Team Run to the Finish at Main and Brook Street. Shuttles will drop the runners of the first, second, third and fourth legs of the relay off at Market and Brook Street. Runners can meet the the runner of the final leg at Main and Brook Street for the RUN TO THE FINISH!