THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON


ENJOY 1.2 MILES OF FUN, THEN GAMES


FIRST 500 KIDS – GET A FREE “I JUST SIGNED UP!” T-SHIRT

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The Louisiana Marathon has partnered up with The Advocate and Albemarle Foundation to produce the Louisiana Kids Marathon race program. Kids can celebrate running in our state by toeing the line on January 17, 2015.

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SIGN UP TODAY

Sign Up Today for the kids 1.2 Mile Fun Run and we will send your kid a new I SIGNED UP! shirt to kick off training for their race.

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Check Out Our Special Family Rates

If you would like a family discount please email Catharine McKay our Event Coordinator and she will send you a family discount to register. Due to the additional race we are adding to Saturday this year, there are countless options to register for our event weekend. We are offering the following discount for each family:

    • Family of 3: 10% discount
    • Family of 4-5: 15% discount
    • Family of 6+: 20% discount

 

 

SIGN UP YOUR FAMILY

To Sign Up Your Family, contact Catharine McKay, our Customer Service Director: info@thelouisianamarathon.com


KIDS ZONE

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Have fun at the Kids Zone at the Finish Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Your kids will have fun bouncing around on 225 Inflatables, overcoming the Play Dirty Obstacle courses, having their faced painted and playing with games and toys provided by Academy Sports + Outdoor.
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SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL

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The school with the most kids registered will receive a cash prize to help develop physical education programs. We have several race programs designed to assist families and school leaders keeps kids running, track performance and learn more about the sport.
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TOP 10 SCHOOLS

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Check out the current ranking of schools with the most kids registered.
1. St. George
2. St. Aloysius
3. Our Lady of Mercy
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FAST FACTS FOR THE 1.2 MILE FUN RUN

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Start Time: 9:30 AM
or immediately after The Louisiana 5K and Quarter Marathon
(No earlier than 9:30 AM)

Start/Finish Location:
Louisiana State Museum
Downtown Baton Rouge
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Ages:
For the kids 1.2-mile race, 12 and under can participate. The .5 mile race is for ages 6 and under. There will be start waves of different age groups for both races.

Premiums:
Participants in The Louisiana Kids Marathon receive the following:

      • Race bib, personalized with early sign up
      • Unique finisher’s kids medal
      • Participant tech T-shirt, with kid’s sizing
      • Access to the Saturday’s Finish Festival
      • Six (6) wristband-tickets for Food & Beverage
      • Race photos available to purchase on sportphoto.com
      • A Virtual Race Bag with Special Offers

Packet Pick Up:
Friday, January 16, 2015
River Center
275 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802
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Saturday, January 17th, Race-day Morning
Register or pick up race packets at tents near
Louisiana State Museum
660 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

That being said, we strongly advise you to pre-register, since a sell-out is probable.

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KIDS MARATHON UPDATES

To receive updates and inspiration for your little runners, please fill out this form. Thank you.
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DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY PAGES

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The Louisiana Marathon has put together some fun activities for kids to do that will engage their creative thinking abilities. We thought some fun creative activities would be a nice companion to their physical activities they are doing in preparation for the Kids Marathon.


WANT MORE? HOW ABOUT AN EXTENDED RACE PROGRAM?

THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON OFFERS EXTENDED RACE PROGRAMS
Sign up for the kids 1.2 Mile fun run or explore one of our race programs. We also offer families a 9-week and a 4-week race program that add up to 26.2 miles. Track performance and make running a part of your lifestyle.
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KIDS 5K OPTION
Experienced runners are encouraged to participate in the 5K, use offer code KIDS5K for a $25 discount rate.


THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON PARTNERS

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PRESENTING PARTNER // THE ADVOCATE

THE ADVOCATE, a daily morning newspaper published by Capital City Press, and its journalistic ancestors have been a vital force in Louisiana’s capital city and the surrounding communities for more than 160 years.

With the new ownership, John Georges assumed the role of CEO and Publisher of The Advocate, beginning a new chapter in the paper’s history. John looks forward to continuing the tradition of leadership and appreciation for the people of Louisiana that his predecessors, the Manship family, helped to establish. The Georges family plans to continue to provide daily news via print and digital to readers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and surrounding areas.

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THE ADVOCATE, a daily morning newspaper published by Capital City Press, and its journalistic ancestors have been a vital force in Louisiana’s capital city and the surrounding communities for more than 160 years.

An Acadiana edition with news pertaining to Lafayette and the parishes of Acadiana is published daily except Sunday. In 2012, a New Orleans edition was started and is published daily. An Ascension section and Livingston-Tangipahoa section is published each Thursday with news on the faces and places in those areas.

Dathel and John Georges purchased The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily print newspaper on April 30, 2013. The Advocate, based in Baton Rouge and first published as a weekly in 1842, has an average daily circulation of 100,000 and serves Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and surrounding communities in South Louisiana.

Today’s Advocate traces it publishing history back to The Democratic Advocate, a newspaper founded in 1842 with an agenda of defeating the local candidates of the rival Whig political party. The newspaper scene was in constant flux during the period of the Civil War, with newspapers and editors in transition. The Louisiana Capitolian appeared in 1868 and soon merged with the renamed Weekly Advocate. By 1889 The Advocate was being published daily, and in 1904 a new owner, William Hamilton, renamed it The Baton Rouge Times, and the paper became The State-Times. The newly formed Capital City Press owned by Charles P. Manship, Sr. and James Edmonds purchased the State-Times in 1909. The business was owned and operated by the Manship family until the sale in 2013 where at the time, David C. Manship was the Publisher/COO.

The State-Times, an afternoon publication with emphasis on local news, was published until October 1991. Capital City Press created The Morning Advocate in 1925 to provide a growing population with an early edition of the news provided by the local reporting staff and wire services, a vital source of local, national and international information in those days prior to radio and television. The new publication was an immediate success, enjoying a wide circulation in the towns and rural communities surrounding Baton Rouge. Women played major roles on the editorial staff during and after World War II. They got their main chance during the war, when they showed up so well that Publisher Charles P. Manship, 40, managed to keep them on the staff. Capital City Press operated on Florida Street in Baton Rouge until 1953 when it moved to a new location at 525 Lafayette Street. In the fall of 2005 Capital City Press moved their administrative offices to its present location, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd. In 2006 the production facility at 6700 Bluebonnet was replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility at 10715 Reiger Road. The facility is equipped with MANRoland offset presses and a 48-inch web.

With the new ownership, John Georges assumed the role of CEO and Publisher of The Advocate, beginning a new chapter in the paper’s history. John looks forward to continuing the tradition of leadership and appreciation for the people of Louisiana that his predecessors, the Manship family, helped to establish. The Georges family plans to continue to provide daily news via print and digital to readers in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and surrounding areas.

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Please visit our event photos page and see if you made it into the lime light. If you did, congratulations, and if not do not worry we’ll be releasing more non-official event photos all year long.


QUESTIONS?

For addition information or special requests, contact Catharine McKay, our Kids Marathon Event Director: kids@thelouisianamarathon.com

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