A Running Festival with Lagniappe

Louisiana Double Down Halfway to Geaux Party


Meet Frank Shorter & Bart Yasso at the Louisiana Double Down Halfway to Geaux Party in July
Six months out from the The Louisiana Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans! Both organizations will be hosting group runs and announcement parties in July to announce details about the Louisiana Double Down – locations and times to be released soon.

  • July 22nd in Baton Rouge at Town Square with 5:30 pm start, 6:15 group run, meet-and-greet to follow
  • July 23rd in New Orleans at Happy’s & Walk Ons 5:30 pm start, 6:15 group run, meet-and-greet to follow

We are fortunate to have support from Happy’s Running Club, Red Cake Production, the Downtown Development District, and the City of Baton Rouge to pull this off. Other contributors involved and expected to be present in Baton Rouge and/or New Orleans: Club South Runners, Fleet Feet, Girls on the Run, North Gates Running Club, Southern Runner, NOTC, Varsity Sports.

Food will be provided by Fresh, Jimmy Johns and Lucy’s.


Frank Shorter

Frank Shorter was born October 31, 1947 and is a former American long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. His victory is credited with igniting the running boom in the United States of the 1970s.

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Bart Yasso

Many runners tell me quite simply I have the greatest job in the world. I get to travel to races around the world and meet runners of all abilities. Let me reiterate I get to meet thousands of runners with some amazing stories. For me running has also been a vehicle of introduction to people, places, cultures, and animals. I have run on all seven continents, but it’s not the details of the races I recall it’s the people I meet.

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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.