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Abita Beer Joins The Louisiana Marathon Team For 2015

Local Brewing Company To Sponsor State’s Premier 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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Jindal Administration Challenging Others to Get into Race

We are proud to share that our friends in Gov. Jindal’s administration are challenging state employees to get participate at The Louisiana Marathon. As part of the state’s effort to promote healthy living, Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols is inviting all state employees to run the Louisiana Marathon. Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert to run the marathon and to build […]

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Celebrate National Run Day 6.4.2014

The First 64 Runners to Register on 6.4 will receive a Free $10 Gift Card from Fleet Feet Baton Rouge  The first 64 runners to register on June 4, 2014, National Running Day, for a Louisiana Marathon race – full, half, quarter, 5K or kids marathon –  will receive a $10 gift certificate to Fleet Feet in Baton Rouge: Good June […]

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Louisiana Double Down Halfway to Geaux Party

YOU’RE INVITED 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 […]

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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 […]

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T-Shirt Exchange Opens Sunday


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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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Pastalaya Dinner Sells Out

The Pastalaya Dinner Sells Out Dinner with Bill Rodgers and Matt Long is sold out. Both speakers will be around the expo and the races throughout the weekend, and they both over great books worth reading. THE LONG RUN by Matt Long Buy the book from Matt this weekend or Check it out on Amazon >> MARATHON MAN by Bill […]

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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 or 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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