A Running Festival with Lagniappe

What’s New in 2015


On Monday, March 10, 2014, The Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee is opening registration for the fourth annual 2015 Louisiana Marathon Running Festival Weekend, which will be held Fri.-Sun., Jan.16-18, 2015 in Baton Rouge, La.

On Sun. Jan. 18, 2015, the Louisiana Marathon and Louisiana Half Marathon will once again start at the foot of the State Capitol, travel along the Mississippi River, through downtown, into City Park, along the University Lakes, on campus near LSU Stadium and into historic neighborhoods before returning to finish link between the state museum and library.


The Louisiana Quarter Marathon // The event offers a race for everyone and this year the organizers are rolling out a new distance, the Louisiana Quarter Marathon held Sat. Jan. 17, 2015. This new race will be offered in conjunction with the Louisiana 5K, and the Louisiana Kids Marathon.

    • THE LOUISIANA QUARTER MARATHON presented by The Advocate
    • THE LOUISIANA 5K presented by The Advocate
    • THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON presented by The Advocate

The Louisiana Marathon could be sold out January 18, 2015; caps are set for 1,800 marathoners and The Louisiana Half Marathon tops out at 3,600 half-marathoners to ensure a quality experience for all: please understand that additional registrations will be available through our charity-fundraising partner program.

The Finish Festival // The post-race finish festivals on Saturday and Sunday will be offer great Louisiana performances to accompany the local food offerings. This year the Food Village will be open on both days and we have asked with our Louisiana Festival Showcase Tent partners to expand offerings to ensure more taste of Louisiana throughout the day: jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, gumbo and veggie/vegan dishes.

Beer Garden // We will provide more information on this later, but we plan to offer a special beer garden for those hankering for a few options.

Entertainment // In coming weeks we will finalize the schedule, but here’s a peak at the Louisiana local performance we intend to offer:  Michael Foster Project, Rock’n Doopsey, Quiana Lynell and The Lush Life and several student bands, like the Dunham School Jazz Band and Baton Rouge Music Studios.

The Louisiana Double Down // Run Two Races in Two Weeks in Two Great Louisiana Cities. This year The Louisiana Marathon is happy to partner with Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon to offer runners a full week in Louisiana racing in two great cities: Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Complete the 2015 Louisiana Marathon or Louisiana Half Marathon AND the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon to receive a special medal.

  • Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon // Baton Rouge – January 18, 2015
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon // New Orleans – January 25, 2015

To Register:

You do not need to be a registered Heavy Medalist to receive this award. Medals will be mailed 8-10 weeks after the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon.

Book Hotel Stay: Return soon for more information about hotel packages in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

For More Information about the Louisiana Double:

Keep checking our Event Updates website page and follow us on social media channels as race weekend nears.