BIENVENUE, SOLESISTERS OF LSU!
SoleSisters of LSU is a group of women at Louisiana State University devoted to modeling our core values by committing to train for and run The Louisiana Half-Marathon, while raising awareness and funds for Girls on the Run of South Louisiana. Our mission is to use running as a tool to instill the values of confidence, self-respect, healthy-living and service into the everyday lives of college women.
Throughout the year we strive for three main goals: To focus on mental and physical health to encourage a balanced lifestyle through college; To train for and to complete The Louisiana Half-Marathon; and to support the Girls on the Run of South Louisiana Scholarship Fund through membership and fundraising.
SoleSisters of LSU has grown each year to encompass more young women in the community. This year SoleSisters makes it debut to welcome and encourage all LSU college women to join the student organization. Through a supportive training atmosphere focused on the needs of college students, the organization creates a unique experience for young women to participate in a healthy social activity during their college career.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CAUSE, GIRLS ON THE RUN:
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. Volunteers facilitate the 10-week afterschool program and meet with the girls two days-a-week. At the end of each fall and spring program girls and their running buddies participate in a non-competitive 5K Celebration. The day focuses on the joy of running and each girl’s limitless potential!
Girls on the Run of South Louisiana began in 2009 in Baton Rouge, La, and is an independent council of Girls on the Run International. Girls on the Run SOLA was the first council in Louisiana and formed with just two schools and 24 girls. In the year 2013, the program will serve 1200 girls in 30+ public and private schools. Approximately 58% of the participants receive full or partial scholarships each year.
To learn more about Girls on the Run of South Louisiana, visit their website.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
Marathon & The Half Marathon at The Louisiana Marathon – 7:00 a.m. Start
Finish Festival – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 or 4:00 p.m.
- Opening Act: Michael Foster Project – 9:00 a.m.
- Main Act: Big Sam Funky Nation – 11:00 a.m.
- Closing Act: Bucktown Allstars – 1:00 a.m.
- 15 Local Restaurants
- Louisiana Festival Showcase Tent
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2014
The Advocate 5K – 8:00 a.m. Start
The Advocate Kids Marathon – following the 5K, 9:00 a.m. Start
Family Festival – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Local Kids Jazz Bands from Baton Rouge Schools
- Inflatables from 225 Inflatables
- Obstacle Course from Play Dirty of Baton Rouge (no mud)
- Face Painters
- Ice Cream and Kid Treats
The Expo at The Louisiana Marathon with guest speakers and Pasta Dinner with Matt Long as the Keynote speaker
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
The Expo at The Louisiana Marathon 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
MATT LONG AT THE EXPO
In his book, The Long Run, he tells the story of his triumphant comeback after a serious crash and his journey to becoming an Elite Athlete.
Read more about his book at runnersworld.com.
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REGISTER FOR THE LOUISIANA MARATHON
|Registration Period||Date||Full||Half||5K||Kids||Family Day||Pasta||Kids Pasta||Fest Tix|
|Registration Open Rate||3/1 – 3/31||$70||$55||$15||$10||TBD||$15||$6||$10|
|Spring Rate||4/1 – 5/31||$80||$70||$15||$10||TBD||$15||$6||$15|
|Summer Rate||6/1 – 8/31||$90||$80||$20||$10||TBD||$15||$6||$15|
|Fall Rate||9/1 – 10/31||$100||$90||$25||$15||TBD||$15||$6||$15|
|Winter Rate||11/1 – 12/31||$110||$100||$30||$15||TBD||$15||$6||$15|
|New Years Registration||1/1 – 1/16||$120||$110||$40||$20||TBD||$15||$6||$15|
|At Expo (If Available)||1/17 – 1/18||$130||$120||$45||$20||TBD||$20||$6||$20|