Brooks Exit 121  I-65  (map)

(approx.  5 miles to the race start)

Baymont/old Comfort Inn         149 Willabrook Dr       502-233-4453

Comfort Inn/old Ramada Inn   191 Brenton Way         502-955-5566

Econo Lodge                                1901 E. Blue Lick Rd    502-955-1501

Fairfield  Inn                                 362 Brenton Way        502-955-5533

Hampton Inn                                180 Willabrook Dr      502-957-5050

Holiday Inn Express                   365 Brenton Way       502-955-4984

Quality Inn                                     716 Brooks Hill Rd      502-955-6272

Tru by Hilton                                 191 Centre Dr              502-890-2055

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Directions from Brooks Exit 121 I-65 to the STARTING LINE:  On Brooks Road (KY 1526) at the overpass over I-65, travel west 2.0 miles to the top of the hill.  Make a right onto Holsclaw Hill Road and travel 2.0 miles to the entrance of the Horine Reservation that angles in from the left.  If you start down a big hill, you've gone too far!  Travel along the park road approx 0.7 miles to the START.  It's about a 10 to 15 minute drive on the narrow roads.


Fern Valley Rd Exit 128  I-65 (map)

(approx.  10 miles to the race start)

Comfort Suites                                    6535 Paramount Park Dr  502-964-0740

Days Inn                                                 2905 Fern Valley Rd          502-968-8124

Fern Valley Hotel/(old Holiday Inn)     2715 Fern Valley Rd    CLOSED in 2017

Holiday Inn Airport South                6551 Paramount Park Dr   502 966-0000

Baymont Inn  /(old Jameson Inn)   6515 Signature Dr               502-968-4100



Camping is available near the Start/Finish line in the Horine Reservation.   MAP VIEW  .   Family/single sites (7 ea) are $15 per night and group sites (4 ea) are $30/night.  Shelters are $30/day.  1/4 rick of wood is $10.  There are port-0-lets and water near all the sites.  To reserve a site, call 502-368-5404 prior to 4 pm on Friday for Friday or Saturday night.  Payment must be in cash or MC or Visa at the time of the reservation.   After reserving a site, you will be given the combination of the lock on the gate to the camping area -- see MAP VIEW.


  Camping is also available at the KOA campground (502-543-2041) in Shepherdsville off exit 117 I-65, 2433 Hwy 44E, about a 25 minute drive from the start/finish.



Dairy Queen                                 400 Fairdale Rd.        502-367-2408

Shack in the Back BBQ             406 Mt Holly Rd         502-363-3227

Brooks Exit 121  I-65

Burger King                 311 Brenton Way       502-955-6653

Cracker Barrel            275 Brenton Way       502-955-4008

McDonalds                  135 Centre Ave.          502-957-1630

Subway                         151 Brenton Way      502-955-4474

Taco Bell/Subway     2050 E. Bluelick Rd  502-957-1215

Tumbleweed                380 Brenton Way     502-955-5747

Waffle House              2021 E Bluelick Rd   502-957-5650 


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Brooks Exit 121 I-65 map