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The 28th Ramble for the Roses set for Tuesday, April 30th at Iroquois Park

Friday April 26, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – It is a fun time for all when the 28th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Ramble for the Roses gets underway in Iroquois Park on Tuesday, April 30th. Metro Council members encourage the public to come out and have some fun and enjoy Derby time in Metro Louisville.

“The Ramble is something young and old alike have enjoyed for almost three decades,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “It is an opportunity to showcase the beauty of Iroquois Park.”

The Ramble for the Roses, first held in 1986 by Holy Rosary Academy, features a non-competitive 5K run/walk through beautiful Iroquois Park. The walk begins and ends at the Ramble Mini-Festival, located next to the playground and tennis courts off New Cut Road. The Walk/Fun Run will begin at 6 pm. The mini-festival and cookout will take place from 4-8 pm.

“This is a big year for the Iroquois Amphitheater as we celebrate its 75th year in operation,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “The Ramble is just one of many events we have going on this spring and summer.”

“The Ramble for the Roses is the premiere Kentucky Derby Festival event for South Louisville,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “This is one of the best ways the Metro Council builds community spirit and with so much going on in this area it is another investment in the success of the Iroquois Amphitheater.”

Councilmembers are providing $14,750 in Neighborhood Development Funds to Metro Parks to help offset the cost of the Ramble. Joining Johnson, Welch and Butler as sponsor s are Council members Rick Blackwell (D-12), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Attica Scott (D-1), Jim King (D-10), David James (D-6) and Madonna Flood (D-24).

“If you walk for enjoyment or just want to come out and get into the Spirit of the Kentucky Derby, then come out and enjoy yourself with the Ramble for the Roses,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25)

For more information and/or to register, go to

Dan Johnson (D) 21
Marianne Butler (D) 15
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13
Cindi Fowler (D) 14
Attica Scott (D) 1
Jim King (D) 10
David James (D) 6
Madonna Flood (D) 24