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Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant to offer Special Bourbon Dinner for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon Participants

Louisville, Ky. – September 16, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission Urban Bourbon Half Marathon will pour into Louisville on October 25, 2014 and to finish it all off, Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant will offer a special bourbon-inspired dinner later that evening for a limited number of race participants.

The special Bourbon Half Marathon dinner is $60 per person and is offered in two seatings: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The price is all-inclusive of the four-course dinner, bourbon cocktails, tax and gratuity. Each seating is limited to 20 people and will include four courses paired with Evan Williams’ cocktails. Those interested can reserve a spot through the online registration at UrbanBourbonHalf.com.

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Derby City Cup Cyclocross Event Registration Now Open

Two Days of Racing on Nov. 8-9 To Be Held at Historic Bandman Park
Louisville Sports Commission partners with Cadence Sports as event owners and operators

Louisville, Ky. – September 10, 2014 – On-line registration for the Derby City Cup (DCC) cyclocross event is now open. Riders can register at www.thederbycitycup.com.

The eighth annual DCC will be held November 8-9 at Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, site of the 2013 UCI Elite World Cyclocross Championships and the 2012 UCI Masters World Cyclocross Championships.

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Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

Louisville, KY – September 6, 2014 – With nearly 1,100 registered participants, the Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under warm and partly sunny skies at race start. The race along Zorn Ave. followed the route your water takes every day as part of Louisville Water’s production of 116 million gallons of drinking water.

Mike Horan of Goshen, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 16:44.71, edging second-place finisher Mike Deren of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 17:07.54. Anna Schreiner of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 20:12.65, beating Andrea Gibson of Charlestown, Ind., who finished in 21:45.01.

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Donate Shoes – Save Lives

Donate Shoes – Save Lives
Louisville Sports Commission and Louisville Water Company partner with
WaterStep to collect shoes for water purification efforts

Louisville, Ky. – August 27, 2014 The Louisville Sports Commission and Louisville Water Company are once again collaborating with WaterStep to help the organization collect shoes to assist with its water purification efforts.

Walkers and runners participating in the Louisville pure tap® 5K on Sept. 6 can donate shoes at the Louisville Water Tower during packet pick-up on Sept. 5 or during the race on Sept. 6. WaterStep will sell the donated shoes to help finance its water projects, which are focused on saving lives at risk from waterborne illness around the world.

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Urban Bourbon Half Marathon to offer VIP Packet Pick-up

Louisville, Ky. – August 19, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission announced today the addition of a special VIP packet pick-up to be offered to participants of this year’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon.

The VIP packet pick-up is available to the first 250 people who register and is designed to give participants an up-close and upscale bourbon experience. The cost is $50 per participant.

VIPs will pick up their race packet at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Speakeasy lounge, located at 528 W. Main St. in downtown Louisville, an official stop along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. VIP packet pick-up will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, from 4 pm – 8 pm, and includes the following:

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