Derby Field

After 147 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports


Louisville is sports-savvy. After 147 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. 


Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam is back again on Oct. 16. The race starts and finishes in downtown Louisville and crosses the Ohio River on the historic Big Four Bridge into Indiana. The course continues through downtown Jeffersonville and runs along the river through Clarksville. Runners will loop back across the Big Four, cut through parts of the Butchertown neighborhood past Lynn Family Soccer Stadium, then pick up the Louisville Loop along Beargrass Creek. For more information and to register click


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