The Calendar

May 2017: Fitness & Sports

–The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby – “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” – is at Churchill Downs in Louisville (be sure to wear a great hat!) – May 6

–San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers, launched in 1912, is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world; the 12K race begins near the Embarcadero and finishes at the Great Highway (you can wear a great hat to this, too) – May 21

–The French Open is the only Grand Slam tennis tournament played on red clay; it’s held at Roland Garros stadium – May 22 to June 11

–Four-meter single-handed sailing vessels will race in Barbados during the OK Dingy World Championship – May 24-31

–The Monaco F1 Grand Prix is May 25-28

–Qualifying rounds for the 35th America’s Cup start in Bermuda’s Great Sound; defending champion Oracle Team USA will take on a crowded field – May 26

–The English Football Association’s league final, the FA Cup, takes place at Wembley Stadium in London – May 27

–At the annual Indianapolis 500, drivers travel 200 times around a 2.5 mile oval track (however, for many in the stands, it’s a lot about the pork tenderloin sandwiches) – May 28

See other May 2017 events:
Food & Drink
Planes, Yachts & Autos
Fashion & Design

The Arts

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