A LOUISIANA LOCAL FAVORITE
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!
Each year we add more Louisiana local flavor to our Saturday race day. 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)
SEE RACE RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
2012 & 2013 Cypress 5K Race Results:
THE ADVOCATE The Advocate newspaper and their journalistic ancestors have been a vital force in Louisiana’s capital city and the surrounding communities for more than 160 years. The Advocate is a morning newspaper published daily since 1925. An Acadiana edition with news pertaining to Lafayette and the parishes of Acadiana is published daily, Monday through Saturday.
The newspaper is owned by Capital City Press, founded in 1909 by Charles P. Manship Sr. and James Edmonds. Manship purchased his partner’s interest in 1912, and today the publishing company is owned and operated by the founder’s four grandchildren: David Manship, who is the publisher/COO of The Advocate; Richard Manship, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital City Press and Louisiana Television Broadcasting (WBRZ), and a member of the Capital City Press board of directors; Dina Manship Planche, a member of the board of directors; and Douglas Manship Jr., member of the board of directors.
As of 2010, The Advocate had a daily (M-F) circulation of 93,185, and on Sunday a circulation of 116,432.
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