Directors Blog

Geaux Strong // Allison Guidry

Running:  Marathon RACE STORY  In 2009 I got the idea in my head that I wanted to run a half marathon. I currently live in Nashville and discovered that there was a half/full marathon that ran through the city. I signed up, ran the half, got a stress fracture and swore I would never do that again. When the race came around […]

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Geaux Strong // Therese

Age: 26 Hometown: Belle Chase, LA Running: Half Marathon RACE STORY  I embarked on my running journey to help raise money to find a cure for ALS. In 2011 I found out my dads best friend (my 8th grade basketball coach) was diagnosed with ALS. Such an Amazon man with so much spirit and energy for the outdoors had a debilitating disease and I could not […]

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Geaux Strong // Arletta Tell

Age: 47 Hometown: Hillsborough NJ Running: 5 K & Full Marathon RACE STORY  My husband and I got into the sport of running 3 short years ago. We quickly fell in love with the sport and began signing up for 5k races nine weeks after our first attempt at running a 1/2 mile. Like most runners, 5k’s turned into a 10k’s, which turned into half-marathons, […]

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GeauxStrong // Brandy Bower

Age: 34 Hometown: Lockport, LA Running: Full Marathon RACE STORY  I arrived Saturday to the expo and pasta dinner with a felling of failure from two previous marathons. I had trained and missed BQ (Boston Qualifier) by 23min. Decided to come back and try again the next year at the Louisiana Marathon due to the amazing route. Well from lack of training, I ran 30min slower […]

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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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Kids Race Procedures

This year the number of participants running the kids race has increased quite a bit. To ensure a safe and fun race for everyone, we are encouraging parents of kids in kindergarten through 5th grade to let their kids run alone. We are encouraging parents of kids younger than kindergarten to accompany their child during the run. For safety reasons, […]

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Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge

The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge was the first Baton Rouge orthopedic clinic, established in 1948. In over 65 years of service to South Louisiana they have grown to a family of 13 specialized orthopedic physicians and a friendly, caring support staff. They offer same day appointments and the one-location convenience convenience of imaging services, rehab and surgery […]

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RedFox Wireless

Red Fox is the Exclusive Headphone Partner at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Expo. They provide convenient solutions to enjoy audio in motion. They get that  sharing life with family and friends, pursuing outdoor activities, and living a healthy lifestyle often requires being connected without being plugged in.   Anyone who uses a personal listening device with wired headphones or […]

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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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Moreau Physical Therapy

Moreau Physical Therapy was founded in 1977, and has since expanded to eight private out-patient locations and 6 additional contracted management and therapy services sites.  We offer several locations in Baton Rouge, Central, Zachary, Port Barre, and Opelousas, Louisiana. They specialize in the treatment of athletes and musculoskeletal injuries. Their expert Physical Medicine Physician and team of Therapists offer advanced therapy […]

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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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