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Run Eva Bandman Puts Runners on World-Class Cyclocross Course

Louisville, Ky. – October 23, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission and Cadence Sports announced today the creation of Run Eva Bandman presented by VO2 Multisport – a new challenge event that allows runners/walkers to compete on a world-class cyclocross course that traverses pavement, grass, wooded trails, sand, stone steps, obstacles and steep hills. The event will be held on Nov. 8. at Eva Bandman Park, the site of the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships and the 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships.

The inaugural Run Eva Bandman will begin at 8 a.m., immediately before the eighth annual Derby City Cup – 15 sanctioned cyclocross races that showcase cyclists competing at the elite, masters and youth levels. Runners and walkers taking part in the Run Eva Bandman challenge run will experience a two-lap, chip-timed race that is approximately five kilometers.

“We think Run Eva Bandman will resonate with runners and walkers who enjoy an event that’s more demanding that a traditional 5K,” said Karl Schmitt, Jr., executive director of the Louisville Sports Commission. “We live in community that appreciates a fitness challenge and the opportunity to try something different.”

“Once they’ve finished the race and enjoyed complimentary craft beer and food, we encourage race participants to stick around and watch the cyclists compete,” said Gary Metcalf, president of Cadence Sports. “Run Eva Bandman is going to be a unique experience, much like cyclocross which is unlike any bike race you’ve seen.”

For anyone who wants to experience the course in advance of the run, VO2 Multisport will be leading two training runs – Nov. 1, 2014, at 9 a.m. and Nov. 6, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. Runners just need to arrive at Eva Bandman 15 minutes before the start of the run.

Those interested in participating in Run Eva Bandman presented by VO2 Multisport can register online at Registration is $40 online and $50 at packet pick-up and on race day. All participants will receive a tri-blend shirt.

Packet pick-up will be held at Against the Grain on Friday, Nov. 7, from noon-7:30 p.m. and at Eva Bandman Park on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7-8 a.m.