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Free training available for Kentucky Derby Festival marathons

Marathon and mini-marathon are April 25, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2014) — Norton Sports Health and the Kentucky Derby Festival are offering free training for anyone interested in preparing for next spring’s KDF Marathon and miniMarathon. The 42nd annual 13.1-mile miniMarathon and 14th annual 26.2-mile Marathon are scheduled for April 25, 2015. Interested runners and walkers can register online beginning Friday.

derby festivalThe free 14-week Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training tips and weekly group runs for participants of all levels of experience. The first 800 people who register for both the Training Program, and to participate in the KDF Marathon or miniMarathon, will receive a free tech shirt. The kick-off for the program is set for Jan. 15, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall.

The first meeting includes: Distribution of a free training manual; free gifts from Norton Sports Health; overview of the Marathon and miniMarathon; introduction of the Norton Sports Health Training Team, which includes orthopedic and primary care physicians specializing in sports health, professional athletic trainers, nutritionists and physical therapists with specialized experience in caring for athletes;and a question-and-answer session for all participants.