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 2016 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 24, 2016


Entry fees for the 2016 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 24, 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 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.

Once you register for a race, you will always have the opportunity to log into RunSignUp and view your registration. Also, before the race takes place, you may be able to edit certain aspects of your registration.

To view and/or edit your registration, begin by logging into your account, and go to your “Profile” page. On the “Profile” page, click the button for “My Registered Races”, and you will be brought to a listing of your race registration history. From here, you can find all of the registrations done through your account, and they will be separated by race, event, event date, and registrant. Next to each registrant, you will be able to click “View/Edit Registration”.

The “View/Edit Registration” page is where you need to go in order to resend the confirmation email, request a refund, transfer into another event, transfer your registration to another participant, create a fundraiser, and create/join a competitive running team.

Runners can transfer race categories within miniMarathon or Marathon along with the  $20.00 transfer  fee, participants can make the change by logging into your Run Sign Up with the user account you used to register.