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Live in Lou named title sponsor of Louisville Cross Country Classic — the nation’s largest college meet

The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) has announced that Live in Lou – the talent attraction initiative of Greater Louisville Inc. – has been named title sponsor of the Louisville Cross Country Classic, the largest college cross country meet in the United States. LSC owns and operates the prestigious meet that has been held annually at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park since 2001. The 18th annual...

Louisville Sports Commission appoints six new members to board of directors for three-year terms

The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) has appointed six new members to its board of directors and re-elected two members. The new and re-elected board members will be serving a three-year term of July 1 through June 30, 2022. The LSC also welcomes a new slate of officers, including John Willmoth, managing partner of Poplar Ventures, who was elected as chairman of the board. The new board members are:...

Former UK basketball star Derek Anderson among six to be inducted into Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Six individuals who have made outstanding contributions to sports – dating back nearly a century through recent times – have been selected as the 2019 class of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery. Comprising the 42nd KSHOF class are: Derek Anderson, a member of a University of Kentucky basketball national championship, 11-year NBA veteran and NBA champion; Deion Branch,...

Louisville Sports Commission’s 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon named Event of the Year

The Louisville Sports Commission’s (LSC) 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam was named Event of the Year by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC). The announcement was made Wednesday by NASC President and CEO Al Kidd at the organization’s annual conference in Knoxville. “For the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon to be selected as the best event in the country by our...

Louisville Sports Commission’s Fall Runathon returns with splash of bourbon in three-race running series

The Louisville Sports Commission’s seventh annual Fall Runathon – a popular three-race running series anchored by the spirited Urban Bourbon Half Marathon (UBHM) presented by Jim Beam® – returns in 2019 by popular demand. The LSC has released the 2019 Fall Runathon schedule, featuring the Louisville pure tap® 5K, the Norton Sports Health 10K and the UBHM that provide unique courses and quality...