WAVE3 re: KDF Marathon, miniMarathon


Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon (Photo/WAVE)

WAVE3: Security was out in full force during Thunder over Louisville after the Boston bombings; thousands packed Louisville’s Water Front Park Saturday to watch the air show and fire works.

Amid growing security concerns in light of the tragedy in Boston, police from dozens of agencies helped keep everyone safe and now we’re gearing up for the next event, the Derby Marathon and Mini Marathon this Saturday.

This will be the 40th year for the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon and the 12th year of the Marathon. The event has grown to 18,000 runners hitting the streets of downtown Louisville for the 26 mile marathon and the 13 mile mini-marathon.

In terms of distance, this is the largest Derby-related event; Thunder is the largest in terms of attendance.

With such a wide area for the marathon, there are changes being made … [Read more]