- Race Day
BIENVENUE! Welcome to the 2017 Louisiana Marathon Running Festival. Rendezvous with runners from 50 states and over 30 countries who share a passion for Louisiana as they race our fast, flat and festive courses. Stick around for the best Finish Fest on the bayou and enjoy tastes of gumbo, jambalaya, étouffée, duck confit and couchon du lait (to name a few dishes offered) while dancing and laughing to local jazz-funk-zydeco-country-blues live performances. Register Today! Ensure you're in that number: all races sold out in 2016.
The 2016 commemorative art print harkens to the memory of our starts over the last five years. You will notice the energy of the runners as they begin their journey through the beautiful oak-lined streets of Baton Rouge. With tailgates and parties to encourage the run, the Louisiana Marathon embodies the joie de vivre of Louisiana. Only 920 printed // 380 numbered+signed editions and 100 V.I.P. editions numbered+signed+sealed.
Looking for an exciting way to get the whole family active? Join us Saturday, January 16th for the annual Louisiana Kids Marathon.
Our mission is to instill running as a part of a healthy lifestyle in our kids. Getting regular exercise is an important component, one incorporated into our motto: RUN+EAT+DANCE+LAUGH.
There are several ways for your little runners participate - #Geauxkids
When runners participating in their individual races cross the finish line on Saturday and Sunday, we crank up the party factor. The 2017 Finish Festival is open to the public and features mouth-watering Louisiana food and an eclectic variety of local music. Last year, more than 24,000 runners, spectators, foodies and music lovers enjoyed the two-day festival.
Registered runners receive access to food and beverages on the day of their race. Friends, family and spectators can purchase a Taste Tour Wristband. With a Taste Tour Wristband you can sample some of the best food that Louisiana has to offer. The Finish Festival Food village will be offering amazing food from an assortment of the best local restaurants. $18 for six tastes of anything in the Food Village, Vegan Village, or sample Louisiana's-own Abita brews.Learn more about the Finish Festival >>
The Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee welcomes active and retired members of the military and first responder units to the Louisiana Marathon Running Festival, January 14-15. Click Here for Exclusive Discount Codes >>
Once you are listed as a military and first responder unit runner and are using End Result Timing, you qualify for a special age group awards category and can earn a unique finisher medal.
Runners who finish the Louisiana Quarter Marathon or 5K on Saturday and finish the Louisiana Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, receive the coveted Déjà Vu Award.
Common in many Louisiana seafood restaurants and home boils, the crawfish tray is a rite of Spring. This one, however, is a trophy that only a few earn. It’s a symbol of dedication and preparation. #GeauxStrong.
Great running festivals like the Louisiana Marathon don’t happen without tremendous volunteer support and partnership with the surrounding communities. Opportunities to be a part of the 2017 Louisiana Marathon Race Krewe will be available soon and continue through race weekend. You can volunteer as a group or as an individual.
The Expo is the official start to the Louisiana Marathon Running Festival and the exclusive Packet Pickup and Late Registration area for all runners of the race weekend. This year, we anticipate over 10,000 runners and 24,000+ attendees at the event. Learn more about the world of running, health & fitness and the products & services from key partners and sponsors, and get to know our charity partners. The Expo is free and open to the public.
Treat yourself to an art print or a saaaaweet tasc performance t-shirt. Treat your friends and and family (or yourself) to a VIP experience or commemorate a run with a special piece of jewelry. We can even help you train with exclusive FRESHJUNKIE training packages. Can’t run this year? You can sponsor a child to participate in the Kids Marathon.