The Louisiana Marathon

Sat January 13 - Sun January 14 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 US Directions


6 Hour Time Limit (13:45/mile pace)

Full Marathon

01/14 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST
4 Hour Time Limit (18:20/mile pace)

Half Marathon

01/14 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST
2.25 Hour Time Limit (20:30/mile pace)

Louisiana Quarter Marathon

01/13 8:00AM CST - 10:15AM CST
2.25 Hour Time Limit (43:30/mile pace)

Louisiana Marathon 5K

01/13 8:00AM CST - 10:15AM CST
30 Minute Time Limit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Kids Marathon

01/13 10:15AM CST - 10:45AM CST
Open to ages 2 - 12.

Birth Center of Baton Rouge Diaper Dash

01/13 2:00PM CST - 2:30PM CST
Open to ages 2 and under.

Assisted Full

01/14 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST

Assisted Half

01/14 7:00AM CST - 1:00PM CST


660 N 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA US 70802



The Louisiana Marathon is so much more than a run, we are a culturally rich festival that celebrates both running and the unique, festive culture that defines our state.

Louisiana is well known for its festivals, where we celebrate the incredible food, music, and dancing that surrounds us. The Louisiana Marathon adds running to that mix for a truly unforgettable weekend. Come run a fast, flat, and fun race course, and then enjoy a true Louisiana Festival featuring local musicians,  cold beer, and some of the best southern cuisine around. 

The Louisiana Marathon was established in 2012 with a two-fold mission. The first was to encourage our community to embrace a more active lifestyle and help us become a healthier, fitter state. The second was to be a major racing event on the winter road racing calendar known as a unique running festival that celebrates passion for the sport of running, combined with Louisiana culture.

Each Rendezvous running festival is scheduled for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend which takes place in Louisiana’s capitol city, Baton Rouge. As a multi-race format there’s a race for everyone: Marathon (26.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Louisiana Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles), Louisiana Marathon 5K (3.1 miles) and a Blue Cross & Blue Shield Kids Marathon (1 mile).

Friends, family, and curious spectators line up along miles of picturesque roadways, filled with inspiring Louisiana sights and sounds to cheer on runners. The Louisiana Marathon course takes runners from downtown Baton Rouge through the University Lakes, the Louisiana State University campus, and through historic river town neighborhoods.

It’s so much more than a race. Come see what lagniappe is all about.

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