MEET OUR OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS
Our hospitality sponsors & partners provide The Louisiana Marathon® the warm beds and hot breakfasts that will be enjoyed by a great many of our runners throughout the race-weekend. These partners are crucial to The Louisiana Marathon’s success of all our runners and volunteers.
Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts endeavors to enrich the lives of audiences of all ages by presenting and promoting extraordinary and diverse arts and cultural experiences. Providing the highest standard of excellence with extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment, the Manship Theatre aspires to be locally connected, nationally recognized, and globally relevant.
“BREC on the Geaux” is a traveling recreation program designed to combat obesity and provide recreational activities in EBRP’s socioeconomically deprived communities. The program is operated from two colorful, 14 foot box trucks loaded with a variety of physically active equipment and games for all ages. The pilot program began in June 2013 with only one vehicle that served up to 20 locations per week. As of April 2015, BREC now has two vehicles (Purple and Gold) with capabilities of reaching up to 40 communities per week during school breaks. BREC on the Geaux is also available for school recess and afterschool activities as well as health related community events with priority given to events held in underserved communities. The mobile units may also be reserved for company events, birthday parties, and family reunions held at BREC facilities or approved public locations.
Gonzales is the “Jambalaya Capital of the World.” In 1967, this term was only an inspiration in the mind of Steve Juneau to promote the City of Gonzales. Juneau, a native of Avoyelles, was very impressed with the Jambalaya prepared by area cooks. He thought this would be a great method to promote the city.In mid-June of 1968, the first festival was held. Thirteen cooks vied to be crowned “World Jambalaya Cooking Champion.”By 1971, the festival was drawing crowds of nearly 50,000.This year the competition is greater than ever. At least 69 cooks have put their name on the line to out cook the others for the world title.