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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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2015 IRONMAN Louisville Triathlon to take Place in October

2015 IRONMAN LOUISVILLE TRIATHLON TO TAKE PLACE IN OCTOBER
Annual Race to become Fall Classic for the IRONMAN North America Race Calendar

TAMPA, Fla. (July 28, 2014)IRONMAN announced today that the 2015 IRONMAN Louisville presented by Norton Sports Health will move from August to October 11th in 2015 – providing athletes a premiere fall race with cooler temperatures than the race typically experiences with the August date.

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Derby City Cup Cyclocross returns to Louisville Nov. 8-9 at Eva Bandman Park

Louisville Sports Commission partners with Cadence Sports as event owners and operators

Louisville, Ky. – July 15, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission announced today that it has partnered with Cadence Sports, an Austin, Texas-based full service sports management company, to take over as promoters, owners and operators of the eighth annual Derby City Cup (DCC) cyclocross event. The DCC will be held Nov. 8-9 at Eva Bandman Park, located along the waterfront near downtown Louisville, site of the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships and the 2012 UCI Masters Cyclocross World Championships.

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Galt House Hotel Official Hotel of Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

Galt House Hotel Official Hotel of Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

Louisville, Ky. – July 9, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission today announced that the Galt House Hotel has been named the official headquarters hotel for the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon.

“Our Urban Bourbon Half Marathon starts and finishes at the Galt House Hotel’s front door,” said Karl Schmitt, executive director of the Louisville Sports Commission. “So, it made perfect sense to partner with the Galt House and allow our out-of-town runners to experience some of Louisville’s gracious hospitality and Southern style.”

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Louisville to Host Bhutanese Interstate Cricket Tournament July 11-13

Louisville to Host Bhutanese Interstate Cricket Tournament July 11-13
200 Bhutanese-born Cricketers from Across US Will Vie for Bragging Rights

Louisville, KY – July 7, 2014 – The Bhutanese Interstate Cricket Tournament 2014, featuring nine teams from across the United States and one local team, will be held July 11-13 at Cox’s Park near downtown Louisville. The three-day event will be a knockout format, where winning teams move on to the next round and losing teams are eliminated.

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