Registration Information




Registration for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana is NOW OPEN!  The largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky is set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, and will again be capped at 18,000 participants.

Entry fees for the 2015 Derby Festival miniMarathon:

$65 – September 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

$75 – November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016

$85 – February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016

$95 – April 1, 2016 to April 25, 2016


Entry fees for the 2015 Derby Festival Marathon:

$75 – September 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

$85 – November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016

$95 – February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016

$105 – April 1, 2016 to April 25, 2016


$325 – Marathon Relay (per team)

$375 – miniMarathon Team Challenge (per team)

$300 – Marathon Team Challenge (3 Member)

$400 – Marathon Team Challenge (4 Member)

$475 – Marathon Team Challenge (5 Member)



What your entry fee includes:

  • Goodie Bag of GOODIE’s
  • Official ASICS Technical Race Shirt (men and women’s cut)
  • Finisher’s Medal (Marathon, miniMarathon, & Relay Finisher’s)
  • Limited Edition Marathon & miniMarathon Poster
  • Post Race Party Experience * Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront Admission
  • Finisher’s Certificate

 ALL registrations are non-refundable and non-deferrable.


For Marathon/miniMarathon related information email us.

Mailing Address:

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon
Attn: Race Registration
1001 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Registration GUARANTEED only to the first 18,000 runners.

The minimum age to participate in the Derby Festival Marathon is 16 and the miniMarathon is 12. Runners who are under the age of 18 will have to have a liability waiver signed by their legal guardian at packet pick-up.

Packet distribution will be held at Race Expo & Packet Pick-Up. Participants must present their confirmation e-mail along with a photo ID in order to receive their runner packet and goodie bag.

The Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon will review all transfer requests on a case by case basis. Our race policy does not allow for refunds or deferrals. Runners can transfer race categories (miniMarathon or Marathon) for a $20.00 transfer fee, participants can make the change by logging in at RunSignUp.

Current registrants can transfer to another non-registered participant by emailing When transferring an entry, participants do not receive a refund on registration fees from Kentucky Derby Festival. All monetary transactions must be handled directly between the transferring participants. Entries may not be transferred more than once. Transfers are available through April 5th and will not be accepted beyond the cutoff date.

To transfer your bib number to another athlete we will need the following information:

  • Registered Participant Name
  • Registered Participant Confirmation Number
  • First and last name of new athlete
  • Email address of new athlete

Once we receive this information, your original registration will be cancelled (without refund). The new athlete will receive a customized registration link to accept your transfer, sign the event waiver and pay the $20 transfer fee. Once the new athlete registers through the customized link- the transfer process is complete. Once submitted, the transfer cannot be cancelled.