Double-Down During Louisville's Endurance Weekend!
Come for the Derby Marathon on Saturday, April 27th, BUT STAY for the Backside Trail Marathon on Sunday, April 28th. Or...just save all of your energy for the trails on Sunday!
The Backside Trail Marathon will run through the rolling single track trails of historical Cherokee and Seneca Parks (designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted). 2+ Loop course, with Aid stations. Special awards for people who "Double-Down" (complete both marathons). (must register by April 1 for special award.)
You will never experience a city that is as fun as Louisville, KY during spring racing season.
Great opportunity for Marathon Maniacs to rack up some extra points in one weekend, in one city . . .
Welcome to The 'Ville!
Directions to Start/ Packet Pick Up/ Etc
Race will start at the parking lot by the basketball courts in Seneca Park, nearest intersection is Cherokee Gardens and Pee Wee Reese Road, zip 40207.
There will be vendor tents set up and plenty of parking in the parking lots or the grassy fields adjacent to the softball field.
Race Starts at 0800AM.
Packet pick is at Quest Outdoors, st matthews plaza on saturday 27th from 4-7 4600 shelbyville road 40207
Packet Picket opens at 0630am on Race Morning.
To anyone who is doing the "Double-Down" please email the race director to verify you are listed as one of the crazies who is running back to back marathons.
Last year shirt sizing was not perfect so this year we'll hopefully keep everyone happy with the shirt sizes being picked at check out here on Ultrasignup! Sizes you pick at check out are for unisex so choose accordingly!
Every finisher in the Backside Trail Marathon and Half will receive a medal. Special Designations for those who Double at the half and marathon distance.
*Course elevation link and map of half- (Full runs this course twice). http://connect.garmin.com/activity/253346957
Road Runners Caveat!
This is a TRAIL run, and is much harder than your typical marathon. Be prepared for ADVENTURE and FUN. The trails are high quality single-track, and described as gently rolling, but remember; This is subjective! For someone who has never run trails before these are a great intro into trail running, but don't expect to run your road time or anything close! Expect 130% of your road time or more! Trail running footwear is recommended.
Aid Stations / Drop Bags
There will be three aid stations; one at the start/finish line and two on the 13.1 mile course. This means runners who are doing the full marathon will hit aid stations around miles 4, 6, 9, 12, 13.5, 17,19, 22, 25, Finish.
You may have ONE drop bag at the start/finish line. NO GARBARGE BAGS. Must be labeled with bib number and name.
Quest Outdoors would like to thank:
Olmsted Parks Conservancy
The North Face
USATF Sanction Pending
We are currently in the works of obtaining a sanction to be designated as an official USATF event! (United States Track and Field)
What is a "sanction"?
A USATF sanction is an official designation issued by USATF, through a local Association, which approves and licenses the holding of a competitive track & field, long distance running or race walking event in the United States. The sanction is also a contract, which evidences the event's commitment to follow national and international rules and regulations of the sport and to provide a safe environment for the participants and spectators. Once the event has satisfied the sanction requirements, the event's application for sanction is approved.