Pastalaya Dinner





• $25 adult // $10 kids through 1/16
• $30 adult // $10 kids at The Expo*
(*) May sell out.

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Each year this dinner grows in popularity. With only a few hundred seats left, reserve your seats now for the best-carb loading meal in town. Enjoy a Louisiana favorite, Pastalaya, as well as other pre-race healthy options while enjoying. a relaxing presentation from two industry leaders: Dave McGillivray and Rooster Rossiter.

The Pastalaya Dinner features a buffet with many carb-loading servings and healthy options. We are expanding on the menu and want to give everyone enough time to get a plate, listen up and meet the speakers.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
• 5:30p.m. Doors Open
• 5:50p.m. Introductions Begin
• 6:00p.m. Dave McGillivray Begins
• 6:45p.m. Rooster Rossiter Begins
• 7:30p.m. Q&A, Meet-&-Greet
Currently we are finalizing the location at a downtown convention/ ballroom. We intend to have one seating for 500 patrons. There will be multiple buffet stations set up for quick and easy serving.
Partners like Louisiana Runs allow us to secure industry leaders, sports legends and motivational speakers, adding to the experience and complementing our mission. We hope you enjoy the experience and welcome your feedback.


Sweet Potato Soup
Vegetable Soup
Pasta Salad
Tossed Green Salad
* Don’t forget the Hot Rolls
Veggie Pastalaya (PASTA)
Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya (RICE)
Variety of Freshly Baked Cookies
Freshly Backed Brownies & Blondies
Iced Tea and Coffee
Cash Bar for Beer and Wine


Dave McGillivray

Dave MiGillivray is perhaps best known for his run across the United States in 1978 for the Jimmy Fund of Boston, when he ran a total of 3,452 miles in 80 days (averaging 80 miles per day.) He repeated the run in 2004 in a relay with nine other veteran marathoners, raising $300,000 for five children’s charities. For the past 26 years, he has been the Race Director for the B.A.A. Boston Marathon He also serves as Race Director for the B.A.A. Half Marathon and 5K. Personally, he has run 131 marathons (including the Boston Marathon for the past 42 years) and logged more than 140,00 miles in his lifetime.

As a personal challenge, he began running his age in miles on his 12th birthday and hasn’t stopped. Dave is the owner and President of Dave MiGillivray Sports Enterprises, Inc. and has raised millions of dollars for charity. He was inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions in 2005, was given the 2007 Runner’s World Heroes of Running Award and was inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame in 2011. In addition to founding his own children’s fitness foundation, Dave has received many other honors from charities such as Lazarus House, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and others.

Along with Linda Glass, Dave is the author of “The Last Pick” which chronicle his career while motivating and inspiring the reader to never underestimate their own ability, to set goals and to achieve what is thought to be impossible.

Check Out Dave’s Run Across America >>
Buy Dave’s book: “The Last Pick: The Boston Marathon Race Director’s Road to Success” >>

“If you can dream it, it can happen.” In this heartening book, Boston Marathon race director and motivational speaker David McGillivray shares the challenges he has overcome to inspire readers to similar triumphs in their own lives.

Always the last pick for team sports because of his small stature, David McGillivray drove himself to excel at individual sports. Whe he was 16, he set himself up for the one “failure” … read more >>

Rooster Rossiter

Marine Rooster Rossiter is the Founder and President of Ainsley’s Angels of America, which provides ride-alongs for disabled children and adults in athletic events in which they would otherwise not be able to complete.
A loving husband, father and son who is also a marathoner and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Rooster started Ainsely’s Angels in 2007 when his daughter, Ainsley, was diagnosed with a rare, terminal, genetic disorder. Not long after the diagnosis, Rooster entered a 5 K race with Ainsley and was encouraged by the therapeutic effects on his daughter and family.

Since then, Ainsley’s Angels has expanded to eight chapters in seven states, including Louisiana.

Rooster is also the Executive Director of Team Hoyt New England, which manufactures and provides specially made chairs for assisted athletes all over the country,

Since that initial race with his daughter in 2007, Rooster has expanded the mission of Ainsley’s Angels of America to ensure assisted athletes and those with special needs to participate in all aspects of life by “promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in local communities.”

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In a state where every man is a king and a hotel where the past becomes the present, the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center hotel blends both history and elegance. The historic Heidelberg and Capitol House Hotel have been fully restored to their former state of grandeur with over $70 million in renovations and awarded a 4 Diamond rating by AAA. >>     |    facebook >>


The hotel’s signature restaurant, The Kingfish, serves the finest prime beef, the freshest catch, and wine from the city’s finest cellar. The 290 elegantly appointed guest rooms have been designed with all of the comforts and conveniences of modern hospitality, while maintaining the luster and appeal of the original building facades. The third floor pool and garden deck overlooks the Mississippi River, as do the two river-view ballrooms. Additionally, for larger events, the hotel offers 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and it is only three miles from Louisiana State University. >> | menu >> | bar & lounge menu >>


2014 // Matt Long

On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cycling to work in the early morning when he was struck by and sucked under a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him within inches of his life. Miraculously, more than 40 operations and months later, Matt was able to start his recovery. In spite of the severity of his injuries, Matt found the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process. He would no longer be able to compete at the highest level.

In the 18 months before the accident, he had competed in more than 20 events including several triathlons and marathons and had qualified for running’s most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. After the accident, his doctor told him he’d be lucky if he could even walk without a cane.The Long Run is an emotional and incredibly honest story about Matt’s determination to fight through fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. The book chronicles Matt’s road to recovery as he teaches himself to walk again and, a mere three years later, to run in the 2008 New York City Marathon–a gimpy seven-and-a-half hour journey through the five boroughs. “Running saved my life,” Matt says, and his embrace of the running community and insistence on competing in the marathon has inspired many, turning him into a symbol of hope and recovery for untold numbers of others.


2014 // Bill Rodgers

The legendary long-distance runner details his historic victory in the 1975 Boston Marathon that launched the modern running boom

Within a span of two hours and nine minutes, Bill Rodgers went from obscurity to legend, from Bill Rodgers to “Boston Billy.” In doing so, he instantly became the people’s champ and the poster boy for the soulful 1970s distance runner. Having won the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon four times each, he remains the only marathoner to have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustratedtwice. Winning the Holy Grail of marathons in an unthinkable record time changed Bill’s life forever.

But his dramatic breakthrough in Boston also changed the lives of countless others, instilling in other American runners the belief that they could follow in his footsteps, and inspiring thousands of regular people to lace up their shoes and chase down their own dreams. In the year before Rodger’s victory at the 1975 Boston Marathon, 20,000 people had completed a marathon in the United States. By 2009, participants reached nearly half a million.

Thirty-seven years later Bill Rodgers still possesses the same warm, endearing, and whimsical spirit that turned him into one of America’s most beloved athletes. In Marathon Man he details for the first time this historic race and the events that led him there.

2013 // Hector Picard – No Hands. No Problem. No Excuses.

Hector Picard is a motivational speaker and triathlete who lost both arms in an electrical accident 20 years ago. He is a husband, father of four and grandfather. A veteran of 67 triathlons since 2009. Instead of giving up or feeling sorry for himself he decided to Don’t Stop Living.

As the founder of, a website setup to inspire others to live life to the fullest, Hector shows us all that life is a gift meant to be enjoyed. On May 25, 2012, he undertook a bike journey from Fort Lauderdale to New York City that composed of 1500 miles in 17 days.

A full feature documentary film of this accomplishment will be released in the Spring of 2013. Hector Picard became the worlds first double arm amputee Ironman on August 11, 2012 in NYC. // 954-695-4210 //

2013 // Beth Ann Telford – Ironman, Cancer Fighter, 3x Boston Marathoner

Beth Ann Telford was born in Harrisburg, PA. While running the Marine Corp Marathon, she felt a “pop” in her head and was diagnosed with brain cancer in early 2005. After her first brain surgery and learning to run again, Beth Ann ran and finished the 2005 Marine Corp Marathon. Since then she has qualified for and ran three Boston Marathons, finished the Lake Placid Ironman twice, and had the great privilege to compete and finish in the Kona World Ironman Championships in Hawaii in 2012. She has also dedicated herself to promoting awareness about brain cancer and raising funds for research through the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk. //

2012 // Jeff Galloway – Run Until You’re 100

Jeff’s quest for the injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978, and to author Runner’s World articles which have been used by hundreds of thousands of runners of all abilities. His training schedules have inspired the second wave of marathoners who follow the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN™, low mileage, three-day, suggestions to an over 98% success rate.

Jeff has worked with over 300,000 average people in training for specific goals and is the inventor of the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN™ method. Jeff is an inspirational speaker to over 200 running and fitness sessions each year.

His innovative ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone. Philosophically, Jeff believes that we were all designed to run and walk, and he keeps finding ways to bring more people into the positive world of exercise… //



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