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Featured Runner // Adonica Duggan

Adonica Duggan Occupation: Supervisor of Technology & Communications Age: 37 Hometown: Zachary, LA Running: Full Marathon RUNNING HISTORY // When and why did you start running? I started running, and I use that term very loosely, after the birth of my second child. I couldn’t drop the weight and my awesome pediatrician turned me on to Rocketchix. Before that I hadn’t […]

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Featured Runner // Dr. Jennifer Rood

Dr. Jennifer Rood Occupation: Scientist Age: 47 Hometown: Baton Rouge Running: Quarter Marathon RUNNING HISTORY // When and why did you start running? One of my tennis team members had run a half marathon and was planning to run a second one – she invited me to train with her. Why do you run now? it’s a great stress reliever […]

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Featured Runner // Calli Boudreaux

Calli Boudreaux Occupation: Attorney Age: 32 Hometown: Baton Rouge by way of Napoleonville, Louisiana Running: 5K and Half-Marathon RUNNING HISTORY // When and why did you start running? I signed up for the Rocketchix triathlon in 2013 and there was no aquabike option so I began the arduous process of learning how to run. I really started running only because […]

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Featured Runner // Gage Blanchard

Gage Blanchard Age: 8 Hometown: Baton Rouge Running: Kids Marathon PERSONAL BEST & GOALS // What’s the greatest thing you’ve accomplished so far when it comes to running? So far the greatest thing I’ve accomplished was running a mile in seven min and forty seconds and came in first place in my division. What’s your next running goal? My next […]

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Featured Runner // Leighton Witte

Leighton Witte Age: 6 Hometown: Baton Rouge Running: Kids Marathon PERSONAL BEST & GOALS // What’s the greatest thing you’ve accomplished so far when it comes to running? running longer than a mile without stopping What’s your next running goal? to beat my friend Colyn and break a 9-minute mile FAVORITES // What’s your favorite thing about running? being outside […]

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Featured Runner // Tim Nguyen

Tim Nguyen Web Designer/Developer Age: 32 Hometown: Baton Rouge Running: Quarter Marathon RUNNING HISTORY // When and why did you start running? I started running three and a half years ago around the time my daughter was born. I wanted her to grow up with a healthy, active dad and hopefully one day she’ll be out there running with me. […]

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Featured Runner // Betsy Holtzclaw

Betsy Holtzclaw P.E. Teacher Age: 28 Hometown: Donaldsonville Running: Full Marathon RUNNING HISTORY // When and why did you start running? I have always been involved in sports and have lived a pretty active lifestyle and therefore, ran a little here and there. It wasn’t until my senior semester at LSU that I began running long distances and saw it as more […]

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Featured Runner // Adrien Busekist

Adrien Busekist Lawyer Age: 36 Hometown: Baton Rouge Running: Quarter Marathon RUNNING HISTORY // When and why did you start running? I started in 8th grade when I wanted to do some kind of sport but had the wisdom to realize stuff like basketball wasn’t going to happen for someone with my severe lack of gross motor skills. Why do […]

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Abita Beer Joins The Louisiana Marathon Team For 2015

Local Brewing Company To Sponsor State’s Premiere Running Weekend   The Louisiana Marathon proudly welcomes ABITA BREWING COMPANY as the presenting partner for the race weekend’s Finish Festival, a three-day celebration happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 16, 17 and 18, 2015 in downtown Baton Rouge, LA. Finish Festival presented by ABITA is the post-race gathering held in Capitol Park […]

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Top 20 Things To Do in Baton Rouge During January

1. Prepare for your run with a scenic warm-up at the Louisiana State University Lakes or City Park. 2. Discover Downtown’s impressive political attractions like Old & New State Capitols and the Old Governor’s Mansion. 3. Explore Downtown’s trendy restaurant and bar scene with Tsunami, Restaurant IPO, Zoila Bistro, 3rd Street Pub, Bald Eagle, & The Blues Room. 4. Enjoy […]

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Dine Around Downtown

Our host hotel, Hilton Baton Rouge, has compiled the list of restaurants our participants can check out around downtown. For more information about travel in Baton Rouge, check out VisitBatonRouge.com or LouisianaTravel.com. From all of us at The Louisiana Marathon, thank you. – Josh #LetsGeauxRun

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Returning to Sing the National Anthem Saturday // Quiana Lynell

BIENVENUE, QUIANA LYNELL Quiana Lynell, certified southern girl, infuses her classical training and gospel upbringing with her love for jazz. Embracing her four-octave range, she is able to perform a limitless repertoire. Her style, Jazz, Classical, Soul and Funk, or as she has coined “JazzicalSfunk,” has been described as nothing you have ever heard. Her voice is often compared to […]

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Meet Our National Anthem Performer

BIENVENUE, KIM MATSKO Join us in welcoming Kim Matsko, our performer and our sponsors from Big Squeezy, who will be singing the national anthem. THE BIG SQUEEZY The Big Squeezy was born out of our passion for sharing the wonderful benefits of juicing with others. Not all juices are created equal. It is a well established fact that only Cold […]

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Check Out the 2014 Medals

THE LOUISIANA MARATHON 2014 MEDALS   Here are the medals for the marathon, half marathon, 5k and kids marathon. Each is unique and carries the theme of the initial years of the race. We hope you get yours, wear it proudly and use it accordingly with your celebratory beverages!

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