GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon Training

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The Norton Sports Health Training Program is a FREE, 15-week program designed for runners and walkers of all experience levels help get prepared for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon. The program offers training tips and group runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays, cross-training opportunities, discounted training at Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center, nutrition tips and more!

Robin G. Curry, M.D.Ryan E. Modlinski, M.D.; and Jeffrey S. Stephenson, M.D.; all with Norton Sports Health, are medical co-directors for the training program and for race day.

Care You Can Rely on During Training

If you experience injuries or concerns while training, you have access to preferential appointment services with our Norton Sports Health team. To take advantage of this service, call (502) 891-8326 (TEAM) and make sure to mention you are a trainee with Norton Sports Health. Our staff will work to get you an appointment with a sports health specialist as soon as possible at a location that is convenient for you.

No Matter Your Activity Level – We Can Help

Norton Sports Health features a team of highly trained sports medicine specialists, including orthopedic surgeons, nonsurgical orthopedic specialists, neurologists, physiatrists and a sports psychologist. These specialists work together with sports nutritionists, athletic 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.

About Norton Sports Health

No matter what type of athlete you are, Norton Sports Health can provide you with the care you need. Whether you’re a high school student-athlete or a professional, an older adult or a weekend warrior, we help you prevent sports-related injuries and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

  • The Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center is a comprehensive sports performance, health and wellness facility unlike any other in the region. The center offers state-of-the-art technology and training for elite and high school athletes, as well as programming and workout space for casual exercisers and those new to fitness. The facility also offers youth baseball and softball pitching and hitting group classes for ages 9 to 18.
  • Norton Sports Health specialists are trained and experienced in caring for sports-related injuries and conditions.
  • Our team includes orthopedists, neurologists, primary care physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and a performance dietitian.
  • Our sports medicine physicians and other providers work together to offer advanced care for athletes and individuals of all ages.
  • Our sports health specialists serve as medical directors for the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon.
  • We provide athletic trainers to our partner high schools and colleges in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • We offer same-day appointments with no referral required.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.
  • Communicate with your medical provider, renew prescriptions, schedule appointments and get alerted if an earlier appointment becomes available through your free Norton MyChart account.

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