Marathon Weekend

The Cypress 5k Challenge – 5,000 Meters of Challenge
This isn’t your neighborhood 5K. You get to finish in style and receive an official Louisiana Marathon 5K Medal.

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, January 14, 2012, 5K includes course entertainment…you will like what we have in store for you!

Race Date: Saturday, January 14th 2012

Start Time: 8:00 AM

Fees: $30.00 December 1st – Jan 8th


The Louisiana Marathon® and Rocket Racing® have teamed up to create the RocketKidz Marathon®, a state-wide effort that inspires healthy lifestyles, especially among children.

RocketKidz Marathon
The RocketKidz Marathon® operates under a simple mission: Instill healthy lifestyle activities in our kids at an early age, and they will enjoy healthier living later in life.

Getting regular exercise is an important component in reaching a healthy lifestyle.

Help Your Children Learn How >>


How You Can Help

No matter how well organized a race might be, it would STILL be a total disaster without volunteers. We realize the importance of your time and service and are very appreciative.

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Charity Partners

The Louisiana Marathon® is proud to offer two paths for runners interested in raising funds and awareness by running for local and national charities. Check out our official charity partners or visit CrowdRise and find a charity close to you. Either way, you will enjoy training and racing more when you run for others.


The Louisiana Marathon Charity Partners:

American Heart Association
The Baton Rouge Children’s Health Project
The Capital Area Phoenix Initiative
Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge
Habitat For Hope
The Louisiana State Troopers
Rocketkidz Foundation
Team Red White & Blue

Run for one of our official charity partners. Here is an abbreviated list consider. Click here to see more >>


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