BIENVENUE, TEACH FOR AMERICA!
The Louisiana Marathon Organizing Committee welcomes back Teach For America and we look forward to hosting you at Rendezvous3 – our third annual Louisiana Marathon running festival in Baton Rouge January 17-19, 2014.
In the month preceding the event in January, we will share more information about event details specifically for Teach For America:
- Special Packet Pick Up Experience
- A Group Tent Area at the Finish Festival
- A Special Offer for the 2014 Commemorative Art Print
- more to come …
“Teach for America is pleased to be a partner of The Louisiana Marathon. This event continues to grow and after our corps members hosted a water station in 2013, we are pleasured that now runners can fundraise for Teach For America as part of the Marathon. Our corps members will also be Kids Ambassadors in area schools as we work in concert with Louisiana Runs & The Louisiana Marathon to increase health and fitness in our youth. With runners from 47 states and 11 countries we are excited for the Marathon this year and know that this great event gives us the opportunity to raise the profile of Baton Rouge, get the word out about Teach For America’s work in Louisiana and promote health and wellness to our community.” – Michael Tipton, Executive Director of Teach For America – South Louisiana
MORE ON TEACH FOR AMERICA
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. We recruit outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural areas and become lifelong leaders in pursuing educational excellence and equity. With extensive training and support, these corps members work relentlessly to ensure that students growing up today in low-income communities are given the educational opportunities they deserve.
As alumni, they are a powerful force of leaders who act on the conviction and insight they gain from their teaching experience, working in education and all other sectors to effect the fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life. This fall, 9,000 corps members are teaching in 43 regions across the country, while nearly 24,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. In our community, 160 corps members are currently serving in Ascension, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, St. Helena and Pointe Coupee parishes, and the various charter schools across the capital region. For more information, visit http://www.teachforamerica.org.
TFA OPTIONS AT THE LOUISIANA MARATHON
Volunteer at the TFA Water Station:
TFA hosted a water stop in 2013 and if TFA gets 40 or more Volunteers, then TFA will receive a $750 gift from Louisiana Runs. Show your support for health in our community and cheer along charity runners who are fundraising for TFA. Volunteer online registration will launch in August or September.
Become a Charity Runner for TFA:
Is a 5K, Half-Marathon or Marathon on your bucket list? Run one of The Louisiana Marathon Running Festival events and raise funds for TFA. Teach For America is an official charity partner of The Louisiana Marathon. Endurance events are now the #1 fundraising vehicle for non-profits worldwide. For more information and to start a TFA fundraiser, please visit>>>http://www.crowdrise.com/TheLouisianaMarathon2014
Become a Kids Ambassador in your school:
Statistics show that active and healthy children do better in school. Not just academically, but their self-esteem and attitude improves as well. Our goal for 2014 is to have over 2,000 kids participate in The Advocate Kids Marathon. If you are teaching students between the ages of 4 and 12, you can play an instrumental role in encouraging and implementing our program in your school. If you are teaching students 13 and up, you can start a running program and prepare for the 5K. For more information, please visit>>>http://www.thelouisianamarathon.com/kids-marathon/
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
- 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|