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Norton Sports Health is the title sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s training program to prepare runners for the festival’s Marathon and miniMarathon on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The free 14-week program offers training tips and weekly group runs for participants of all levels of experience. Runners can register for the training program online.

Training Kickoff

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Register for the Training Program now


Jeff Stephenson, M.D., and Jack Lach, M.D., of Norton Sports Health will act as medical co-directors for the training program and race day.

The 40th annual 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile miniMarathon start simultaneously April 19 at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Louisville.

Norton Sports Health features a team of highly trained sports medicine specialists, including orthopaedists, neurologists, physiatrists and primary care physicians. These specialists work together with trainers, physical therapists, nurses and other care providers to design customized programs that help athletes of all ages return to optimal performance following a sports-related injury.

If you experience injuries or problems while training, you have access to preferential appointment services with our Norton Sports Health team. To take advantage of this service, call (502) 629-1234 and mention promo code “KDF Training” and our staff will work to get you an appointment with a sports health specialist as soon as possible.

To learn more about Norton Sports Health or to find a sports health specialist, call (502) 629-123

Register for the mini/marathon now!

Download the training guide 



Wondering if you're healthy enough to start exercise/running? Not sure how to start exercising and running safely? Jeffrey S. Stephenson, M.D., medical co-director of the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/mini-Marathon training program has the answers in this video.


Erin Paris and Jessie Halladay, race trainers for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon training program, provide tips for running and training safely for the race.



Shelley Barber, licensed and registered dietitian, discusses the importance of proper nutrition when training for a race.


Stacy Cohen, R.N., race trainer for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon talks about the importance of cross training.

Ryan Krupp, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Orthopedic Specialists and director of sports health for Norton Healthcare, talks about the steps beginning runners can take to avoid injuries.

Sam Carter, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Orthopedic Specialists who specializes in sports medicine, discusses the most common types of running injuries and when they are most likely to occur.

John A. Lach, M.D., medical co-director for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon, gives his advice for first-time Marathon/miniMarathon runners.

John A. Lach, M.D., medical co-director for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon, talks about the signs and symptoms of dehydration.

Elliot Mattingly, Physical Trainer with KORT physical therapy at Norton Brownsboro, shares tips on how to prevent injuries while training for a marathon.

Elliot Mattingly, Physical Trainer with KORT physical therapy at Norton Brownsboro, shares tips on how to prevent injuries while training for a marathon.

Dan Delph, JC Breslin, and Erin Paris show how to find the proper shoe fitting.

Shoe experts at Fleet Feet explain the importance of wearing proper shoes when running. Andy Fenton walks us through a real fitting and what you can expect when looking for the right shoe for yourself.

Joseph W. Greene, M.D, Orthopaedic Surgeon and sports medicine doctor, explains the difference between having an overuse knee injury from running versus a serious knee injury where specialist care is needed.

Jessie Halliday, Race Trainer, explains ways to get through a race using the run/walk method and proper technique.

   
 

John A. Lach, M.D.
Jeff Stephenson, M.D.
Sam Carter, M.D.
Ryan Krupp, M.D.
Dan Delph
Shelley Barber
Stacy Cohen, R.N.
Jessie Halladay
Erin Paris
Zachary Skaggs
Jennifer Brey
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