|Seeding||Training||Expo||Running Premiums||Street Closures
Race Day Schedule - Saturday, April 7, 2018
(at the Cardinal Walk Tunnel between the Green and Bronze Lots)
To be considered for a seeded position in the Papa John's 10 Miler, please submit proof of your race time by February 16, 2018 to:
You may email your request to:
River City Races
Qualifying Time Requirements:
To qualify, race results must be from 2016 or 2017 races. If you completed the 2017 Papa John's 10 Miler, you will automatically be considered for, but not guaranteed, a seeded position. If you've recently finished a ten-mile race with a better time than you achieved at the 2017 Papa John's 10 Miler, please submit proof of your race time(s) to better your chances of receiving a seeded position. Runners who are granted a seeded position will be given bib numbers 1-200 and will line up nearest the starting line.
TrainingOnce again, Fleet Feet Sports Training Programs are gearing up. They have many options and programs to offer.
Fleet Feet Sports traditional free program gives you a training framework and guidelines to participate in the Louisville Triple Crown of Running and other marathons and half-marathons. Also included are group runs from the store on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings featuring a variety of training routes for that week's training.
CLICK HERE for visit the training section.
Papa John's 10 Miler Expo, Packet Pickup and Race Registration
Brown & Williamson Club, Gate 6
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
2800 South Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40209
Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 11 AM - 7 PM
The entrance is near Gate 6, on the West side of the stadium, near the railroad tracks. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.
Vendors should use the Freight Elevator, near Gate 8, for loading/unloading.
For more information on how to purchase booth space at the Expo, please contact Peggy Kilgore at
(502) 558-1465 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Greater Louisville.
Other refreshments provided for the runners, by our generous sponsors listed below:
- Louisville Pure Tap Water
- Aquafina Water
- Heine Brothers Coffee
- Gatorade Beverage
- Papa John's Pizza
- Fruit from ValuMarket
- ChronoTrack Timing System
- Race Photographs
South on 3rd Street from Central Avenue to
Southern Parkway to,
Left (South) on New Cut Road to,
Right (West) into Iroquois Park at the Amphitheater Parking lot
Runners will enter the park & travel through the park clockwise
Left on Rundill Road (Road that circles inside Iroquois Park.)
Exiting the Iroquois Park at New Cut Road and Southern Parkway
North on Southern Parkway to,
North on 3rd Street to,
Right (East) on Central Avenue to,
Left (North) on Floyd Street to,
Left into Papa John's Stadium.
No on-street parking will be permitted on Third Street from Heywood Avenue to Southern Parkway from 5:00 AM until Noon.
6:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Central Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street
Central Avenue from Floyd Street to Third Street (Central Station traffic only)
Third Street from Central Avenue to Southern Parkway
7:00 AM to Noon
Southern Parkway from Florence Avenue to Southern Heights Avenue
Southern Parkway from Third Street to Florence Avenue
Southern Parkway from Southern Heights Avenue to New Cut Road/Taylor Blvd.
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Floyd Street from Central Avenue to Boxley Avenue
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Taylor Blvd. from Huntoon Avenue to Southern Parkway
New Cut Road from Southern Parkway to Palatka Road
Iroquois Park (All Park Streets)
Click here to download a PDF of the stadium map.
Complimentary parking is available in most lots outside of the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, where the race finishes. Parking is available in the Green Parking Lots only at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Traffic and parking lot diagrams for race day, Saturday, April 7, 2018, are below that include the T Lot on the SE corner of Floyd and Central. Please DO NOT park in the D/E/J Lots during Race Day.
For more details, please click here to view and download the parking lots map.
PLEASE NOTE: If you park inside the stadium, you will NOT be able to leave the parking area until after the race is over and the roads are re-opened. The racecourse includes Floyd Street where all stadium parking enters and exits. Click the "Course" Tab for more information.
Exiting Papa John's Cardinal Stadium after the Race
We suggest that you park at Churchill Downs. The lot at Churchill Downs, including in front of the Kentucky Derby Museum, will be open, for free.
University of Louisville
Complimentary parking is available in the "Green" lot only at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. There are four (4) exits from the Green lot that will take you to Floyd Street; then turn Right on Floyd to Crittenden.
IMPORTANT: The "BRONZE Lot" at the stadium is not available for parking. If you park in the Red Lot, you won't be allowed to leave until after the race, which will be after 11:30 am or when the roads are re-opened.
Lots at the corner of Floyd and Warnock Streets will also be open for parking. You may wish to park in the University's parking garage on Floyd Street, located north of the stadium. However, this is a "pay" parking facility.Central Station/Kroger
Please do not park in the Central Station/Kroger lot on the southeast corner of Third Street and Central Avenue. Cars are subject to be towed from this location.Additional Parking Options
Ample street parking is available both north and west of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Please consider carpooling to the Papa John's 10 Miler and allow yourself plenty of time to park and walk to the start line. The race begins at 8:00 AM.
|Hilton Garden Inn – Airport
2735 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 40209
0.6 mile from race start
|Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Downtown
819 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
1.72 miles from race start
|The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
3.33 miles from race start
|Galt House Hotel & Suites
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
4.13 miles from race start
|Econo Lodge Airport
6109 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40219
5.28 miles from race start
|Best Western Airport East
1921 Bishop Lane
Louisville, KY 40218-1901
5.43 miles from race start
|Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center
2715 Fern Valley Rd
Louisville, KY 40213
5.75 miles from race start
Gear | Sweats Shuttle
A Sweats Shuttle will be located at the Start Area taking bags (which must be pre-labeled with your name and phone number) until 8:00 AM. The shuttle will be parked at the Bronze Lot for your bag retrieval.
2018 Commemorative Medals
Each participant crossing the finish line will be given a commemorative medal at the Finish Line.
Since 2010, the world-renowned Louisville Stoneware Company has provided a one-of-a-kind trophy to be awarded to the male and/or female who wins all three of the Triple Crown runs/walks. Gnoc Phan's trophy creation, which is displayed at all three race packet pickups, adds to the excitement of the series for all the participants and race directors.
Then, in 2013, the famous pottery artists approached the ever-growing race series with another unique idea from the owners of Louisville Stoneware: award plates for the individual race winners in the male, female and wheelchair divisions. These stunning plates will also be on display at the packet pickup locations alongside the overall winner trophy.
For more information on Louisville Stoneware and its lengthy, rich, artistic tradition in the Derby City, go to www.louisvillestoneware.com.
Each participant will receive a tech race shirt commemorating their participation in the 2018 Papa John's 10 Miler.
Sizes: Gender specific sizes will be available
10 Miler race shirts will be available at packet pickup/late registration and during the Papa John's 10 Miler Expo on Friday, April 6 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) or on race morning, Saturday, April 7 (6:00 AM - 7:30 AM).
Papa John's 10 Miler will present cash awards to the below divisions only:
|PLACE||MEN'S DIVISION||WOMEN'S DIVISION||WHEELCHAIR DIVISION|
In addition, the top three finishers in EACH age division will also receive prizes. These awards will be mailed by or before May 10, 2018.
Due to recruiting deadlines, age groups 19 years and younger will NOT receive prizes, only congratulatory letters of accomplishment.
- First place winner in each division receives a $50 Papa John's gift card.
- Second place winner in each division receives a $25 Papa John's gift card.
- Third place winner in each division receives a $15 Papa John's gift card.