On January 15, 2012, the eyes of the world will be focused on the main event of the weekend – The Louisiana Marathon®. Friends, family and curious spectators will line up along the 26.2 miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds to cheer on the many that chose to run. The Louisiana Marathon® course features a fast, flat, runner-friendly path through the lakes, along the river, around downtown, on the university campus and in historic neighborhoods.
The Louisiana Marathon® will not be oversold January 15, 2012. Rocket Racing will cap the marathon to ensure a remarkable experience. As a multi-race format, there will be something for everyone.
Runners and spectators will enjoy local music & entertainment along the course. Louisiana may be the birthplace of America’s only indigenous art form – jazz, but the state also hosts a diverse range of musical styles: from country, gospel and blues to hip hop, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll. You can expect to be entertained along the course by an incredible wealth of musical talent. When you come to Louisiana, don’t miss the music.
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The Half Marathon
Join the fastest growing race distance in the country. Custom designed Louisiana Half Marathon medals will be awarded for all finishers and awards will be 3 deep in each division for the Louisiana Half Marathon. Read More about the Half Marathon >>
You + 1 or You + 3 | Who said running is an individual sport?
Run The Louisiana Marathon® with a 2-Person or a 4-Person team and make the most of it. For the 2-Person, grab a friend and each of you will race 13.1 miles. Or pull a 4-Person team together and unlike a golf scramble, you only have to do your part. Beg, borrow, or steal 3 friends and race 6.55 miles each. You don’t need a caddy, but you may need a driver.
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5,000 Meters of Fun
This isn’t your neighborhood 5K. You get to finish in style and receive an official 5K Medal from The Louisiana Marathon.If you are hoping to participate in The Louisiana Marathon festivities, but are looking for something a little less than 26.2 or 13.1 miles, then this is it! Or perhaps you are taking part in LA49 to 1 and want to start off on the right foot….then we can’t wait to see you!
Sprinters, joggers, walkers can all participate in this event. Strollers and Baby Joggers are allowed, but are asked to remain towards the back of the group for safety purposes.
Yes, the Saturday 5K includes course entertainment…you will like what we have in store for you!
As we get closer to the race, The Louisiana Marathon® race committee will be releasing updated information about the spectator experience. We will be providing information about everything from parking to road blockage, from pasta dinners to guest speakers and from on course music to the post-race, Finish Line Festival line ups and beer & food tents. To stay up-to-date, check the site often or LIKE us on Facebook.com/thelamarathon or Follow @thelamarathon on Twitter.
Water Stations & Aid Stations
Of course, we will post aid stations on the printed and interactive course map. If you are not running, please consider volunteering. The Louisiana Marathon® offers great opportunities to give back to our sport.
Sponsors & Partners
The Louisiana Marathon® race committee thanks our engaged and committed sponsors and partners. This event, and the portfolio of Rocket Racing triathlon and running events, benefit from active sponsorships and partnerships. To learn more about our sponsors and partners and it your company is interested in customizing a package and building a long term relationship, Click Here >>