Amanda Bailey because I can.
Dagmar Alvis Because I like to run in distant places and see the city at the same time. It combines my love for traveling and running.
Thomas Allred because you are having one. (A marathon that is.)
Cindy Telukevich I can visit my dear friend in LA.
Marla Murray Platt To see if I can run 13 miles and complete it
Tomas Orihuela … I can.
David Regan I hate to miss inaugural races
Erin Anderson Because I turned 26 on the 26th this year, so what better way to celebrate than by running my first marathon?
Hope Jones although we no longer live in Louisiana, we love to support the state and these events are a great way to do that.
Cat Thompson I love to run! This will be a annual race for my brother and I!!!
Sheila LeBlanc Best way to see beautiful places in Baton Rouge! My own running tour!
Mary Broussard My 44th birthday gift to myself!!!
Kurt LaCroix All of my friends and family that have passed away from cancer. And for all of those who said I couldn’t.
Bryan West because I was born in Lafayette, LA and want to run a marathon close to “home”!
Patrica Pira I want to do something different with an important meaning and reach the finishing line even if tired and last but reaching the end regardless
Jim Sanders Because I lost 170 pounds this year and running is the best way to keep it from coming back.
Shannon Averitt Bryant My friend is making me!! :-))
Brandi-leblanc Bob-oster i just had a baby and need to prove to myself that I still got it.
Sarah Kelley I want to show everyone than running changed and continues to change and enrich my life. I have lost 70+ pounds from running and now I would rather run than sit on the couch and eat junk food.
Jerri WhoDat Mack Because running makes me feel good and allows me to still enjoy an occasional cupcake!
Kylo Anderson …because I can’t wait for my family to see & cheer me on!
Kristy Chance West Because it is my birthday and that is how I want to celebrate!
Patrick O’Brien For a Louisiana good time! And to qualify for Boston.
Carey Forrest Thompson Because I need to jumpstart 2012 with a profound experience!
Heather Snell Bradford ….because it is a Louisiana race and a lot of friends from Shreveport are going to be there!
Kylo Anderson …because I’m coming from San Diego and proud to run for my hometown, Ville Platte!
John J. LeBoeuf I want to be in that special group that can say, “I ran 26.2 miles today! What did you do?!” It’s my 43rd birthday and my 3rd anniversary since I started running.
Rhonda Brouillette Because I plan to run this race every year starting in 2012.