Rodes City Run 10K

Rodes City Run 10K

Rodes City Run 10K

( 5 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Louisville,
    United States
  • March
  • 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website


Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 4
"Challenging course to test yourself"
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Tracy 's thoughts:

Expect a marathon-style expo the day before at Louisville Slugger Field. You can pick up your bib, purchase official race gear, grab last minute needs from Fleet Feet, and more. The shirt this year was a cotton short sleeve, nothing exciting. Race day parking can be a challenge if you try to get too close. But, with the main downtown stretch all on Broadway, there aren't many street closings. If you're willing to do a little more warm-up/cool-down, you can park on Market near one of the coffee/brunch spots.

There are quite a few port-a-johns at the start but expect a line. Get in it early.

My best piece of advice for this race: Absolutely do not go out fast. Right at the 1-mile marker you're going to hit a hill more than a quarter-mile long and averaging 6% grade. This hill can break you and ruin the rest of your race. Go out on your target pace — and not faster — and ease up the hill. Pick it back up on the flat and downhill that follow. Then there's another hill that deceptively hard, with two or three more small rolling hills later.

Also, be mindful of your tangents. Take a look at the race map ahead of time. There are a lot of S-curves along wide, four-lane roads. Don't waste too much time trying to get from side to side.

When you make the last right back on to Broadway, you've got about nine-tenths of a mile to go. Don't kick too early. There's a clock at the 6 mile marker, on your right, so keep an eye out for that to gauge distance. The finish is farther away than it looks!

This is not the easiest course, but with the Papa John's 10 miler capping off the series, you'll need some hill training anyway.

Perks of this race include cash prizes to the top 5 overall in each gender and top 3 in each age group.

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