Derby Field

After 143 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 143 Kentucky Derbys, embracing events is part of our culture. We have quality facilities, abundant hotels, and we’re only one-day’s drive from 60 percent of the U.S. population. Louisville is affordable, family-friendly, drivable, walkable, and has great restaurants, clubs, and attractions. We work hard to ensure your event is a success.

Bring your sporting event to Louisville, we’ll help you celebrate success. We do it on a regular basis. We have the infrastructure, experience, expertise, and can-do attitude to help you achieve your goals. With the Kentucky Derby being the oldest, continuously run sporting event in America – begun in 1875 – we’ve been in the sports event business longer than any city in the U.S. And hosting sporting events is what Louisville does best. We have a passion and controlled urgency that fuels success for our events. If there’s one thing that our experience has taught us, it’s that sports can entertain. They can engage. And most importantly to us and our city, they can be used to promote active lifestyles.

We are just as committed to providing an outstanding experience for national governing bodies of sport and event rights holders, fans, media, and attendees. Let us show you how choosing Louisville as your host site is the first step in assuring a successful event.

Louisville Active Parkway Mile

The Louisville Active Parkway Mile is a new summer running event for participants of all fitness levels. The event will take place on July 20, in South Louisville starting at Southern Parkway and Woodlawn Ave. and finishing just before the entrance to Iroquois Park. The one-mile race begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will compete in one of 10 waves, determined by age and skill level. Registration is $20 pp until June 20, after which the price increases to $25. Click here for more information or to register.

Event Calendar

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7/4 - 7/8
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7/10 - 7/13