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Be part of a Scream Team!

Race organizers are literally breaking out the bells and whistles with this crowd support promotion for the Kentucky Derby Festival’s road races. Organized cheering sections – known as “Scream Teams” – will be situated at six locations along the marathon route. The locales will feature bleacher seating and a DJ playing recorded music. Spectators will be provided with motivational devices to inspire the runners, including pompoms and kazoos. “Runners truly need all the support they can get,” said Deja Lawson, Derby Festival race director. “The goal is to create an energetic and enthusiastic crowds along the route to support the runners from all over the world. We encourage neighbors and nearby businesses to have their employees come out and support these dedicated athletes. It’s amazing what a little vocal ‘pat on the back’ can do for a faltering runner.”


01. Black Friday
02. Blue Lick Elementary
03. Central High School Band
04. DuPont Manual HS National Honor Society
05. Envy Dance Team
06. Geico
07. Girls on the Run
08. Hite Heart Throbs Performance Team
09. HumanaVitality
10. KY Dance and Step Team
11. KY Gymnastics Academy
12. League of Mascots
13. Lululemon
14. Middletown UMC
15. Norton Healthcare
16. Presentation Academy
17. Sounds Unlimited Productions (DJ)
18. South Oldham High School Field Hockey
19. Terpsichore Dance Company
20. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  1. LG&E
  2. Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  3. Ford UAW
  4. Seven Counties Services
  5. HumanaVitality
  6. Orphan Care Alliance
  7. Gilda’s Club
  8. The Deion Branch Foundation
  9. The Healing Place
  10. Hand in Hand Ministries
  11. Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana
  12. Louisville Water Co,
  13. AAF