It's a well know fact that Louisiana is the "Sportsman's Paradise". And Baton Rouge is something of an urban oasis. With great parks, trails and a runner-friendly attitude, we invite you to join us for fun running activities year-round in Louisiana's capital city!
Baton Rouge is home to Varsity Sports where you can find great deals on running gear or if you're in town on business, drop in for a group run. Check out their website and running calendar here.
Or if "run, drink and be happy" is more your speed, check out the fine folks over at Happy's Running Club. With Brooks Running as a partner, they host the RunNightLife series of races, plus a 5k group run every Tuesday in downtown Baton Rouge!
If cycling is where your heart is, check out the Capital City Cyclist Bike Club. The group rides every Monday and Wednesday at 5:45 pm. They leave from the Hilton Capitol Center. There is a designated 2.2 mile, 7.3 mile and 9.5 mile bike path. Bikes can be stored at the Hilton Capitol Center with proper locks and registration, and helmets are required.
Trail runners should check out Forge Racing for the latest on their trail racing series. Forge Racing is also the host of the Rouge-Orleans Ultra-Marathon - a 126.2 mile levee run from Baton Rouge to New Orleans on the first weekend of Mardi Gras. You'll enjoy this challenge whether you're a solo runner or part of a 6-man relay team.
If you'd like to get a better feel for our running community as a whole, check out Baton Rouge based online magazine Claim Your Journey. Their team provides great running coverage from the area, including a brand new section featuring local area bloggers!
Water sport enthusiasts can now rent paddleboats at BREC's Milford Wampold Memorial Park. Boat rentals are available at the lake every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays through the end of September from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Fridays and 12:00 to 7:30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The fee is $10 per half hour. Renters must be 18 or older; however, a parent can sign for a child who is 12 or older.
The Inaugural Daddy, Daughter & Son relay will be held June 15, 8:30am - 11:30am in downtown Baton Rouge. The relay will start and finish on 4th Street between Convention and North Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge. Pre and post-race activities will be staged at City Plaza at 445 North Boulevard, see map for details
Relay Format: Each team member runs one loop of the two mile relay wearing their team “necktie”. Teams can bring their own necktie or BRASF will supply your team with a tie. Runners can complete the event in any order but each team member must complete one 2 mile loop. Strollers: Each stroller division runner (single or double) must run one, 2 mile loop only.
All relay team members must be registered at the same time. Registration for each member of your team includes race t-shirt, disposable chip timing, and post-race food and drinks. Shirts are guaranteed for all registrations received by June 9, 2013. So get your team together, whether it's 2,3, or 4 members and REGISTER today.
Get fit and Run like a Girl at the Woman's Half Marathon, December 8, 2013. Participants receive an awesome goodie bag & a gorgeous race shirt when you visit our Wellness Boutique, a beautiful tour of downtown Baton Rouge and the LSU area with great on-course support, and a memorable finish line experience!
REGISTER today and take advantage of a one of a kind Flat Rate registration fee. Best of all, you have the option to change your race distance on race day up until Mile 3!
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Start training for the 2014 Louisiana Marathon, January 17-19, 2014! This extremely popular weekend of outdoor events has a lineup of races for just about anyone. Start early by REGISTERING today!
For more information, a complete list of events and videos CLICK HERE.