Race Day

THE LOUISIANA MARATHON COURSE,
A BOSTON QUALIFIER, CERTIFICATION #LA11019JF

The Louisiana Marathon® celebrates the unique culture and lifestyle of the state with a passion for running. The event brings a nationally recognized running festival to the state capital, Baton Rouge. And with a multi-race format,there’s something for every runner: the kids, the couch-to-5Kers, quarter marathon and the serious long distance competitors.

On January 17, 2016, friends, family and curious spectators will line up along the 26.2 miles of roadways for the fifth annual event. In true tailgating fashion, they will cheer on the many who chose to run the fast, flat and festive path through the lakes, along the river, around downtown, on the university campus and in historic neighborhoods.

As a running festival which offers a featured full Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and The Advocate 5K & Kids Marathon; participants, volunteers and spectators can enjoy local food and beverage offerings and live music from around the state.

The Louisiana Marathon course has been secured a USAT&F Certification: it is officially a Boston Qualifier route.


SEE YOUR COURSE

The Louisiana Marathon® could be sold out January 17, 2016; caps are set for 2,000 marathon runners and 4,400 half-marathon runners.

As a multi-race format, there is a Race for Everyone:

On Sunday, January 17, 2016:

  • The Louisiana Marathon
  • The Louisiana Half Marathon

On Saturday, January 16, 2016:

  • The Louisiana Quarter Marathon
  • The Louisiana 5K
  • The Louisiana Kids Marathon

For the marathon and half marathon, 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.

MARATHON COURSE ELEVATION CHART

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.

Learn more about The Louisiana Marathon // 26.2 Miles of Awesome >>


THE LOUISIANA HALF

Join the fastest growing race distance in the country. Custom designed Louisiana Half Marathon medals will be awarded for all finishers and Top Finisher Gear will be 3 deep in each division for the Louisiana Half Marathon.

Learn more about The Half at The Louisiana Marathon >>


THE LOUISIANA 5K presented by The Advocate

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 you are looking for something a little less than 26.2 or 13.1 miles, then this is it!

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.

Learn more about The Advocate 5K >>


THE LOUISIANA KIDS MARATHON

The Louisiana Marathon teamed up with The Advocate in state-wide effort to inspire healthy lifestyles, especially among children, to produce the Kids Marathon. There are 9 and 4 week training programs available for free. Children log their miles and on race day they will complete their last 1.2 Miles or .5 Miles and receive their own the Kids Marathon medal.

Learn more about The Advocate Kids Marathon >>


DEJA VU AWARD

Runners who finish the Louisiana Quarter Marathon or 5K on Saturday and finish the Louisiana Marathon or Half Marathon on Sunday, receive the coveted Déjà Vu Award.

To some it’s just a seafood tray—a.k.a. a crawfish tray—common in many Louisiana Seafood restaurants and home boils. This one, however, isn’t only ideal for serving up great Louisiana Seafood—especially, boiled crawfish, crabs and shrimp; but it’s also a trophy that few earn. It’s a symbol of dedication and preparation – #GeauxStrong.

Learn More about the DeJa Vu Award >>


SPECTATORS

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.

View Spectator Locations and Time Chart for each Mile >>>Here


PARTICIPANT TRACKING

OPTION 1

ENDRESULT

The End Result Company is a national race timing and technology company with offices in Indiana, Iowa, and Washington. End Result provides electronic chip timing services not only to some of the largest, most complicated events in the country, but also to many regional races. Marathons, half-marathons, 10ks, 5ks, triathlons, duathlons, adventure runs, and all other sorts of endurance events benefit from End Result’s experience and professionalism.


OPTION 2

RACEJOY

The RaceJoy app is specifically designed for the running and triathlon race industry. The Louisiana Marathon course has been added into so that friends and family can track their runners live during race day. Real-time runner tracking is available for those runners that carry their phone and download the RaceJoy app. Participants and spectators pay $0.99 for GPS tracking, NearMe proximity alerts and cheer sending.

Click here to download RaceJoy >>


MARATHON & HALF-MARATHON RECORDS

EVENT NAME

COUNTRY

TIME

YEAR

Male Marathon
Course Record Adam MacDowell

USA

2:27:12

2015

American Record Khalid Khannouchi

USA

2:05:38

2002

World Record Dennis Kimetto

KEN

2:02:57

2014

 
Female Marathon
Course Record Rosalie Teeuwen

NL

2:48:28

2014

American Record Deena Kastor

USA

2:19:36

2006

World Record Paula Radcliffe

GBR

2:15:25

2003

Male Half-Marathon
Course Record Kevin Castille

USA

1:08:27

2014

American Record Ryan Hall

USA

59:43

2008

World Record Zersenay Tadesse

ERI

58:23

2010

Female Half-Marathon
Course Record Rachel Booth

USA

1:17:19

2013

American Record Deena Kastor

USA

1:07:34

2006

World Record Mary Keitany

KEN

1:05:50

2011


YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

If you are not running, please consider volunteering. The Louisiana Marathon® offers great opportunities to give back to our sport.
Volunteer>>


MAPS & DIRECTIONS

For maps and directions to The Expo and the race start/finish/Finish Fest at The Louisiana Marathon from Lafayette (I-10 eastbound), New Orleans (I-10 westbound) or the Northshore (I-12 westbound), click here for for more information…

The Finish Line & Finish Festival address for GPS:

Finish Line & Finish Festival
900 N. Third St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Directions & Parking>>


PARKING

Parking Garages

  • Belle of Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge River Center

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

The Louisiana Marathon race committee thanks our engaged and committed sponsors and partners. This event benefits from active sponsorships and partnerships. To learn more about our sponsors and partners or if your company is interested in customizing a package and building a long term relationship, Click Here >>


REGISTRATION

The Louisiana Marathon® could be oversold January 19, 2014: register today. As a multi-race format, there will be something for everyone. Be sure to register for the Marathon, The Half, The Advocate 5K and The Advocate Kids Marathon before rates increase at the end of the month. Register Now >>

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions, please check the FAQs or email: info@thelouisianamarathon.com

To stay up-to-date, check the site often or LIKE us on Facebook.com/thelamarathon or Follow @thelamarathon on Twitter #geauxrunla.