The Filly Women's Half Marathon & 4 Miler

Sun April 7, 2019 Louisville, KY 40245 US Directions

Where is the race being held?

Our race is being conducted at The Parklands at Floyd's Fork located 12 miles east of downtown Louisville, Kentucky off Interstate 64. 

What are the best directions from downtown Louisville to get to the race venue?

Take I-64 to exit 19B to merge onto I-265N/Gene Snyder Fwy
Take exit 27 for US-60/Shelbyville Rd toward Middletown/Eastwood
Turn right off the exit onto US-60 E/Shelbyville Rd
Drive approximately 1.5 miles and enter the park on the right across from Valhalla Golf Course (by turning onto Beckley Creek Parkway)

Where is parking for the race?

Our primary parking area will be a mowed, grassy field located about 0.2 miles from our race start/finish.  We will have shuttle buses to drive participants to the start and return them to the parking area after the race.  We also are offering VIP Parking for $10 for a limited number of spots which are located in/around the Egg Lawn and closer to the start/finish line.

When and where is packet pickup for the race?

We will offer Saturday, June 9th packet pickup from 10am-6pm at Fleet Feet Louisville (Address: 117 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207).

We also will offer limited packet pickup for out of town runners who cannot make it to Louisville for our Saturday packet pickup.  This race day packet pickup will be at The Parklands from 6-7:30am.

May I pickup a packet for a friend or family member?

Yes we allow pickup for family and friends who cannot make the packet pickup.  If picking up for a friend please bring along a copy of their registration receipt as proof.

Can I transfer my bib to another runner?

Yes we offer complimentary bib transfers (Called a "Gift Transfer") until April 1, 2018.  With a gift transfer you will transfer your bib to another runner and she will pay you directly for whatever price you are charging for this transfer.  After that date there will be a $10 charge to transfer your bib.  The opportunity to transfer your bib to another runner ends on June 1st.  You can facilitate a gift/bib transfer right from your race registration within

Do you offer refunds of your registration?

There are no refunds under any circumstances.

What is your severe weather/cancellation policy?

In the event of severe weather (thunder/lightning/severe storm) we will postpone the race for a period of time until it is deemed safe to proceed.  If after delaying the race it is determined that we cannot complete the half marathon within the time frame of our contract with The Parklands then a decision will be made to conduct only the 4 Miler or cancel the races in total.  In the event of our only being able to conduct the 4 Miler all Half Marathon registrants will be switched to this race division.  If we are experiencing rain conditions but no thunder/lightning we will conduct the race as scheduled.  There are numerous shelters at The Parklands at Floyd's Fork along the route if runners need to seek shelter.  Participant safety is our top priority.

Can I switch race divisions? (i.e. Switch from Half Marathon to 4 Miler)

We do allow for race division switches either from Half Marathon to 4 Miler or vica versa.  This switch can be made by you within your race registration.  We do not offer refunds for the difference in price between the race divisions if you "switch down" to the 4 miler.  If you have difficulty making this switch on your own email for assistance.

Are there any partner hotels for out of town runners?

We currently have two hotels offering courtesy room blocks for Filly participants.  These hotels are located about 3 miles from the race venue.  We are also working on 2-3 downtown hotel offerings and hope to announce those soon.

Hilton Garden Inn, 1530 Alliant Avenue, Louisville 40299 (Phone: 502/297.8066) Block is under "Filly Half Marathon" and rate is $129 plus tax for Single or Double
Hampton Inn, 1451 Alliant Avenue, Louisville 40299 (Phone: 502/809.9901) Block is under "Filly Half Marathon" and rate is $119 for King Standard and $129 King Suite

Can I defer my registration to 2019?

We offer no race deferrals under any circumstances.

Are dogs allowed at the Filly?

For insurance and safety reasons dogs are not permitted to participate in the race.  Dogs are allowed in The Parklands for spectators and other patrons.

Are strollers permitted in The Filly?

We will permit strollers in our 4 Miler but not the Half Marathon.  Some of the trails for the half marathon are too tight and windy for stroller navigation.  Those with strollers in the 4 Miler are asked to start near the back of the pack out of consideration for the other runners not pushing strollers.

Is there a race time limit?

There is a 3 hour 30 minute time limit to complete the Filly Half Marathon (Approximately 16 minutes/mile pace).  There is no pace limit for the 4 miler so walkers are welcomed for this race division.

Will there be race pacers for the half marathon?

Yes, ForWord Running will be providing race pacers for our half marathon for finish times 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15 & 3:30.  The pacers will have a ForWord Running Pacer (navy blue) shirt on and will be carrying a bright pace sign on a stick indicating their projected pace/finish time.

How will the race be timed?

RaceRise LLC is managing and timing the race.  Chip timing will be provided for the half marathon & 4 miler utilizing disposable chips affixed to the back of your race bib.  Race results will stream live online and you can sign up for text and/or email notifications.

How can someone or a group sign up to volunteer at The Filly?

We love volunteers and offer a sign up for individual volunteers right on this page.  Just go to the registration homepage and click the "Volunteer Sign Up" and you'll be contacted with details and more information closer to the race.  

For groups interested in volunteering (i.e. Working a water/hydration station, etc...) please contact Bob Baney, Race Director at or (859) 475.3232.

Are there areas where spectators can watch the race?

Spectators are permitted for The Filly however our routes for the half marathon & 4 miler are both out and back type routes.  At the beginning of the half marathon & 4 miler there will be a spectating opportunity at the 0.8 mile mark as the course loops around "The Egg Lawn" and returns close to the race start at the very beginning.

What are the age group divisions?

For both the Filly Half Marathon & 4 Miler we will offer overall & age group awards.  Our age groups will be broken down in the following way:  0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Are headphones permitted in The Filly?

For safety reasons we discourage use of headphones during the race but we do not prohibit their use.  We ask runners to stay aware and alert to avoid any circumstances which could cause injury.  While the Parklands will be closed to traffic during our race (7:30-11am) we cannot guarantee that there will be no vehicles on the course/route.

How many water/hydration stations will you have and what will they be serving?

We will have 5 distinct water/hydration stations along our Filly Half Marathon route.  These stops will be passed twice each with our course out and back configuration for a total of 10 water/hydration stations.  These are placed approximately 1.3-1.6 miles apart.  For the 4 Miler runners will pass by 2 water/hydration stations.  We will serve water and SWORD in 5 oz. cups.  There will also be gels provided at some of the later hydration stations during the 2nd half of the race.

Are there indoor restrooms or portables available?

We will have use of indoor restrooms at/near the race start/finish area.  There are also some indoor restroom stations and portables along the course.  Some of these will be at/near our hydration stations and some will be stand alone units.

Will there be a gear check and/or clothes drop?

There will be a gear check near the race start/finish where you can check gear with our volunteers. After you have finished you can pickup your checked gear by showing your bib number to the volunteers.  There will also be a CLOTHES DROP at the first hydration station on the course.  If you need to drop an item, shed a layer, etc... you can drop it at this first hydration station and it will be returned to Gear Check for you to pickup after the conclusion of the race.

Is there a charity beneficiary for The Filly?

There will be a charity beneficiary for the race.  We plan to announce our charity partner very soon.  In addition to partial proceeds from registration fees the charity will also receive 100% of all additional donations made by runners.  We thank our runners who have made an extra donation.

How does the Referral Rewards Program work?

When you register you will receive a confirmation email which will include a special referral browser link that you can share via social media with your network of friends.  You should encourage your friends to join you for the race and to sign up via your link.  For every 5 ladies who register using your link you'll earn a $25 direct refund of your original registration fee.  So if 5 use your link to register you'll earn a $25 refund, if 10 use the link to register you earn a $50 refund.  All you need to do is share the race to your friends, family and running partners.

Can you provide a course description and elevation map?

Filly 4 Miler Map

Filly Half Marathon Route

The elevation change for the Filly Half Marathon is 696 feet.  Most of this elevation change comes in one section of the course which is passed twice with the out and back configuration of the 13.1 mile route.  The entire course is run on paved asphalt or concrete surfaces (roads or wide trails).  There are sections of shady areas with approximately 20-25% of the course shaded by trees.


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