Today kicked off the training program for the Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon!!!
I am so happy to be a part of this program because it’s not for me or not even my idea. My FD, Nylia who has never ran any distance over a 5k wants to do a half marathon! That takes a lot of courage and motivation.
Luckily for her, she has a world class chef to prepare her meals. That would be me by the way. (She laughs as I read this to her.) We don’t do drive thrus or anything that requires a number to order.
Norton Sports Health gave out gloves and fleece headbands. People who registered for both the race and free training program received a gender specific Asics tech shirt.
The 2014 Derby fest includes a new biking event and race ambassadors. My application along with hundreds of others was denied. The lucky ones were introduced this evening. I read their bios online. Kudos.
The problem I have is the lack of diversity in the selection process for race ambassadors. Can we get some Black and Latina women up in there? We may not turn out in large numbers but we are out here! *Waves*
Swags had a display set up and Michael Eaton was present. He wins a lot of the local races and I’m sure other places. He’s super tall and lean in person.
Last but not least was a table set up for the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon. This race is known for it’s beautiful scenery along Keeneland Track in Lexington. A pretty lady named Rachel was answering all questions about the race.
In the past there has been a scheduling conflict with the Derby festival. This year the two have collaborated. Runners can earn a bonus medal for completing both races!
I got to hold the Bluegrass medal and it’s heavy and gorgeous with the pink ribbon.
How many 16 year olds do you know that have ran 13.1 miles? Miss Boss in training! We got this!