Run Louisiana Day, A LOUISIANA LOCAL FAVORITE
Run Louisiana Day is the Saturday event for the Louisiana Marathon weekend. It encompass two amazing running events, The Advocate 5K & Kids Marathon and of course our fantastic post race festival.
This isn’t your neighborhood 5K, its part of the Louisiana Marathon weekend of races and features a flat, fast and fabulous course. Both the start and the finish of the race are visually stunning as you get to start the race and finish the race under our signature running shoot. Another great aspect of the 5K is the impressive Louisiana Marathon 5K finisher Medal.
Each year we add more Louisiana local flavor to our Saturday event and this year is no exception. We are turning the entire day into Run Louisiana Day, a day where we can come together to run and celebrate all the reasons why we love running Louisiana. Partnering with The Advocate ensures we will stay the course as local eateries, catering companies, hotels, musicians, and retail crafters participate in the post-race festivities.
- Race Date: Saturday, January 18th, 2014
- Start Time: 8:00am
- Start & Finish Location: Louisiana State Museum, 660 North 4th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
SEE THE COURSE
YOUR FIRST RACE?
Is this your first race? Heading from the couch to a 5K deserves special recognition and a great race to mark that event. We promise to deliver and make this race a memorable one from the Expo to The Advocate 5K to the Finish Festival.
Sprinters, joggers and 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.
RUN THE ADVOCATE 5K ON SATURDAY & ATTEND THE FINISH FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY
Come race the 5K on Saturday, January 18, 2014, and bring your wrist band to the Finish Festival on Sunday… you get to enjoy the bands, food, beverages and cheer on the runners in style.
DEJA VU AWARD // A WARM UP FOR YOUR MARATHON OR HALF
Many runners on our Facebook page and Twitter followers have spoken: can The Louisiana Marathon provide a special medal or award for those who complete the The Advocate 5K +half or +marathon? The answer is simple: Yes. Thats pretty impressive. Running two races in two days.
Run both days and receive the Deja Vu Award — a coveted Crawfish Seafood Tray is both art and function. Leave it on the mantle year round to impress family, friend and neighbors. Take it down for the annual neighborhood crawfish boil. In a couple of years, you could own a set and share with friends!
THE ADVOCATE 5K MEDALS & AWARDS
ALL finishers will receive a beautiful medal designed specifically for the 5K.
*Please note that all age group awards are based on UHF timing tags provided by End Result, NOT gun time.
If you are not present to receive your award during the awards ceremony, shipping and handling charges will apply if you request the award to be mailed. We ask that you pickup your award at the awards ceremony to avoid having to send via mail.
2014 Art Prints and special gear will be awarded 3 deep in each division:
- Ages 11 & Under (Male and Female)
- Ages 12-15 (Male and Female)
- Ages 16-19 (Male and Female)
- Ages 20-24 (Male and Female)
- Ages 25-29 (Male and Female)
- Ages 30-34 (Male and Female)
- Ages 35-39 (Male and Female)
- Ages 40-44 (Male and Female)
- Ages 45-49 (Male and Female)
- Ages 50-54 (Male and Female)
- Ages 55-59 (Male and Female)
- Ages 60-64 (Male and Female)
- Ages 65-69 (Male and Female)
- Ages 70-74 (Male and Female)
- Ages 75+ (Male and Female)
COURSE RECORDS & RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
Male – Cole Stafford – 16:23 – 2012
Female – Courtney Stockett – 17:14 – 2012
2012 & 2013 The Advocate 5K Race Results:
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.
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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