A Running Festival with Lagniappe

Pace Team // Jessica Sarkar (2:30)

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Meet Pace Leader for 2:30 Half, Jessica Sarkar


230h_jessica-01Where are you from?

Baton Rouge, La.

When you aren’t running, what are you doing? What’s your day job?

I work for a local photographer (Jenn Ocken) and also work part time at the LSU testing center. When I’m not working or running, you can find me on the couch watching Beverly Hills 90210 for the 12th time.

What is your best time at your favorite distance?

Half Marathon – 1:58

What is your favorite part of the Louisiana Marathon course?

Right after mile 9 when you come around City Park Lake and the white pelicans are out. So beautiful! I run past there all the time and it still takes my breath away.

What has been your favorite half or full marathon and why?

Gulf Coast Half in Mandeville, I always seem to have a great race there. It’s early in the season so I’m not burnt out yet, it’s super flat and last time I ran there was Abita Root Beer on tap.

What is your bucket list race?

Reykjavik Marathon in Iceland.

What is your pre-race meal of choice?

Let’s just say I’m waiting on my sponsorship offer from Yogurtland to come in any day now.

For people visiting Baton Rouge / Louisiana, what would be your top recommendation for what to do / eat / see?

I would suggest heading to the top of the State Capitol and getting a birds eye view of the finish line.


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