Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
3.2
PRODUCTION
3.2
SWAG
3
Louisville Marathon event participants will receive: – a half-zip athletic micro fleece fiber pullover – Louisville’s largest finisher’s medal – Kern’s Kitchen Derby famous pie at the finish line – personalized bib
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    lancenull FIRST-TIMER '20

    Getting to the start was exciting. There seem to be two entrances to the park, but one was closed for the race. We were a little panicked trying to find … MORE

    Getting to the start was exciting. There seem to be two entrances to the park, but one was closed for the race. We were a little panicked trying to find the start. No one out to direct traffic, nor any signs until after you find the other entrance by yourself.

    We had some of the last start times for the staggered race starts. When we arrived, there was no line to start, and we were able to start when we were ready to go. The late start time did leave us out in the unusual warm November sun.

    Course was an out an back along the Louisville Loop. There is one mean hill that you get to run over twice, and a fail amount of rolling hills that a lot of people like to whine about, but really aren’t a big deal. (I like the little rolling ones over flat as a pancake.) Some nice wooded scenery along Floyd’s Fork river, and only a few, well controlled, street crossings. Wide path to run along the entire race.

    Nice zip up hoodie this year in place of a t-shirt. Also chocolate nut pie, and a free beer at the finish.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    4

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    mazzyoc FIRST-TIMER '20

    - followed covid protocols for safety. very drawn out staggered start. felt 100% safe. my assigned start was a bit late for my taste, so it definitely got warm. some … MORE

    – followed covid protocols for safety. very drawn out staggered start. felt 100% safe. my assigned start was a bit late for my taste, so it definitely got warm. some shade along the course, but most was on open trails.
    – trail was definitely wide enough to pass someone safely, especially once you pass the half-marathon turnaround point.
    – beautiful scenery of fall foliage, farm lands along a paved trail. some street crossings, but very minimal
    – most of the course is flat (or very slight inclines), but there are a couple of serious hills that just seem to kept going on and on. out and back course, so whatever is up will be down and vice versa
    – nice medal and great looking hoodie
    – awesome volunteers, but very few spectators along the route. could be a covid thing, but i think it’s just the location of the race course.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    enigma20 FIRST-TIMER '20

    This race took place during Covid which obviously changed the dynamics. I'm happy that they were able to secure the permits and do whatever was necessary to provide everyone with … MORE

    This race took place during Covid which obviously changed the dynamics. I’m happy that they were able to secure the permits and do whatever was necessary to provide everyone with a safe race experience. It’s just rare to have a live event during these times.
    They had so many different start times based on your projected pace. Luckily, I was able to have a fairly early time and beat the rare November heat. There was plenty of space on the trail in most places to easily pass with a safe distance. Most of the course was on a paved trailed through a park. It was fairly scenic, especially compared to the urban races. Not many fans to cheer along the way. There were not too many places for people to get to but could also be due to Covid. There were a couple pretty good up hills. One was English Pope Hill around mile 2 and a longer climb around mile 10. They definitely slowed me down. Luckily, there are a couple nice downhills to recover. There was a separate finish line to keep everyone distanced at the end.
    As for the swag, the medals were nice and they had a light sweatshirt instead of a shirt. Everything seemed like it was good quality.
    Overall, it was a nice course especially if you’re a fifty state runner.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4
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    jennyjen REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The full marathon had just over 200 participants. This made it an unusual race in the fact that almost everyone spoke to each other and cheered each other on. The … MORE

    The full marathon had just over 200 participants. This made it an unusual race in the fact that almost everyone spoke to each other and cheered each other on. The faster runners were so encouraging to us slower runners! The scenery was beautiful. I very much enjoyed the race. My only disappointment was that everyone received the same medal. There was no difference between the 10K, 1/2 and full. Being my first full marathon, I would of like a special medal just for the marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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    kelley2473 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Shirt is of poor quality. Logo is not properly placed on shirt and is partially obscured by collar. Sizing on shirt is not accurate. First mile of the race was … MORE

    Shirt is of poor quality. Logo is not properly placed on shirt and is partially obscured by collar. Sizing on shirt is not accurate.
    First mile of the race was great, but then you enter a narrow bike trail. Unfortunately to many people still tried to run three and four wide so they could chat making it nearly impossible to pass them.
    Things really got interesting on the return trip of the out back course. Now you are running up hill against the flow of the crowd in an already crowded trail. Not sure how many times I was forced off the trail by the runners coming down the hill.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    1

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