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KDF miniMarathon & Marathon: Traffic impacts, race details and more

The 2021 Humana miniMarathon and Marathon are a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead of being held on the Sunday before the Kentucky Derby, the two races occur over a four-day period, beginning on Thursday, April 22, and continuing through Sunday, April 25.The new modified routes will close minimal roads, but traffic flow will be impacted in some areas. How it will operate: The miniMarathon (13.1 miles) will take place over four days, from April 22-25, while the Marathon (26.2 miles) will take place on April 24 only. It can done in-person or virtually.The routes for both the mini and marathon were changed this year to allow for safety and social distancing of participants and to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, as well as to create a course that could be open for multiple days with few road closures.This year’s in-person race will start and finish at Lynn Family Stadium. Start times will be staggered from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.Participants will then run a looped course including the Big Four Bridge, Ohio River Greenway and parts of the Louisville Loop. Runners are expected to finished in the early afternoon hours.Click here for a better look at the course maps.The park areas will still be open to the public as the event is going on. Signage will also be set up to alert the public of the event, and spectators will be discouraged.Traffic impacts:Start and finish line areaAdams Street between Cabel Street and North Campbell Street will be closed Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25 between 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. Traffic will be detoured around the area.River Road will be closed between East Witherspoon and Frankfort Avenue on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Traffic will be detoured around the area.Big Four BridgeThe Big Four Bridge will be used for runners from Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25. It will remain open to pedestrians, but signage will be set up to alert the public about runners on the bridge.Southern IndianaRiverside Drive in Jeffersonville and Clarksville will have a restricted lane between Pearl Street and Warner Avenue from Monday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25. Traffic will flow around the runners.West Water Street in New Albany will be closed at 10th street on Saturday, April 24

The 2021 Humana miniMarathon and Marathon are a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead of being held on the Sunday before the Kentucky Derby, the two races occur over a four-day period, beginning on Thursday, April 22, and continuing through Sunday, April 25.

The new modified routes will close minimal roads, but traffic flow will be impacted in some areas.

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How it will operate:

The miniMarathon (13.1 miles) will take place over four days, from April 22-25, while the Marathon (26.2 miles) will take place on April 24 only. It can done in-person or virtually.

The routes for both the mini and marathon were changed this year to allow for safety and social distancing of participants and to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, as well as to create a course that could be open for multiple days with few road closures.

This year’s in-person race will start and finish at Lynn Family Stadium.

Start times will be staggered from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Mini/Marathon Start & Finish Line

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Mini/Marathon Start & Finish Line

Participants will then run a looped course including the Big Four Bridge, Ohio River Greenway and parts of the Louisville Loop.

Runners are expected to finished in the early afternoon hours.

Mini/Marathon Route for 2021

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Mini/Marathon Route for 2021

Click here for a better look at the course maps.

The park areas will still be open to the public as the event is going on. Signage will also be set up to alert the public of the event, and spectators will be discouraged.

Traffic impacts:

Start and finish line area

  • Adams Street between Cabel Street and North Campbell Street will be closed Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25 between 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. Traffic will be detoured around the area.
  • River Road will be closed between East Witherspoon and Frankfort Avenue on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25. Traffic will be detoured around the area.

Big Four Bridge

  • The Big Four Bridge will be used for runners from Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25. It will remain open to pedestrians, but signage will be set up to alert the public about runners on the bridge.

Southern Indiana

  • Riverside Drive in Jeffersonville and Clarksville will have a restricted lane between Pearl Street and Warner Avenue from Monday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25. Traffic will flow around the runners.
  • West Water Street in New Albany will be closed at 10th street on Saturday, April 24

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