Founded in 1798, the University of Louisville was the first city-owned public university in the country. From there, the university was home to a lot of other important firsts: the first self-contained artificial heart transplant, first successful hand transplant, and the nation’s first accident services (Emergency Room).
We’ve designed a 2.4 mile route through this historic campus, which is just sough of downtown and borders on Old Louisville. Starting at the corner of South Floyd Street and University Boulevard, runners will head toward South Brook Street. Runners will then turn onto South Brook Street to be immersed in the center of the campus’s athletic fields. There are sidewalks available for runners throughout campus as well as on the main roads. The run can be lengthened by exploring the campus grounds outside of the provided loop
Runners can park with a visitor permit on campus.
Add-On: Pretty streets just north of campus, in Old Louisville. Also, some of the quieter residential side streets. Stay west of I-65.