Registration Information

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Registration for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon Presented by Walmart & Humana is NOW OPEN!  The largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky is set for Saturday, April 29, 2017, and will again be capped at 18,000 participants.

Entry fees for the 2017 Derby Festival miniMarathon:

$65 – September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

$75 – November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

$85 – February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017

$95 – April 1, 2017 to April 21, 2017

$375 – miniMarathon Team Challenge (3 Member)

$475 – miniMarathon Team Challenge (4 Member)

$575 – miniMarathon Team Challenge (5 Member)


Entry fees for the 2017 Derby Festival Marathon:

$75 – September 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

$85 – November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017

$95 – February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017

$105 – April 1, 2017 to April 24, 2017

$325 – Marathon Team Relay (5 person)


 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.

The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon requires officials to enforce sportsmanship rules for athletes and allow the events to be ran in a spirit of mutual respect. Race officials will not tolerate negative actions or statements by any athletes including the use of performance enhancing drugs, the taunting or baiting of opponents, use of profanity.

I have read the above sportsmanship statement and acknowledge that I have been informed of its provisions and the “zero” tolerance and that all violations will be immediately punished. I promise that I will respect the race and the rules of the sport. I also will commit to the event without doping and without drugs in the true spirit of sportsmanship. By signing I am also consenting to random drug testing according to the standards & procedures of USATF, USADA, and WADA.

If I am found guilty of using any drugs or doping I will return any prize money I may have won and additionally pay for any travel / meal assistance I may have received.

Any athlete that has been suspended will not be accepted as a participant.

If I win a monetary award I will provide proper documentation proving I am eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI, or W-8BEN).

Agent/Managers must have a history of working with athletes that are clean. Agent/Managers that have supervised, represented, and/or entered two or more athletes that have been suspended will not be allowed to represent any athlete. Athletes that work with banned agent/managers will not be allowed to enter.