According to this website (, there are only 105 days left until I begin the grueling march through the greater Louisville area.

Here's a fantastic little ditty about the course:

"Course Details ... The scenic route will include sections of two scenic city parks designed by the esteemed Frederick Law Olmsted, historic Churchill Downs, Louisville's newly developed waterfront, a skate park, Southern Indiana and several eclectic neighborhoods. Runners in the Derby Festival Marathon & minimarathon will start their race at the same time and location @ Southern Parkway near Iroquois Park. Marathon runners will follow the miniMarathon route until the Mile 12 marker. Runners of the Marathon will split off the course at 7th and Breckinridge, turning right, completing the 26.2-mile distance. The Marathon route will continue east on Breckinridge to Barret Avenue, through the Highlands area and Cherokee Park, along Cherokee Road to Baxter, Main, Campbell and River Road, eventually rejoining the miniMarathon route at 7th and Chestnut. The Marathon finish line will share the same location as the miniMarathon at 6th and Market streets. The course will include 14 water and 11 Powerade stops, 8 of them after runners split off onto the Marathon course."

Sounds lovely and idyllic, right?

I bet I'm swearing like a drunken sailor by mile 8 ... the longest I've ever walked, and that was around Mackinac Island .... when I was a kid!

Here's a nice little map of my upcoming torture ... just in case you're having difficulty visualizing it all

April 25th ... mark the date folks. Feel free to travel down and cheer me on!


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