Derby Field

After 149 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 149 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 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 / Kids Finish First

Since 2012, more than 4,000 local kids have participated in Kids Finish First presented by UofL Health - a novice movement program that helps instill the habit of running. LSC partners with local youth-based organizations and, over a span of six weeks, kids from these organizations walk, jog or run 12 miles during a six-week period. Their training culminates on a secure course, and the LSC staff sets up a “race-day experience” where the kids can run or walk the last 1.1 miles to the finish line to complete a half marathon distance of 13.1 miles. Kids are able to experience the excitement of competing on a secure course, having parents and friends there cheering, crossing a finish line and receiving a finisher’s medal – and coming away with a sense of achievement for completing a half marathon. To learn more about how your organization can participate, contact Lisa Mills at 502-814-0200

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