January 18 - 19, 2025

The Louisiana Marathon is more than a just race—it’s a reason to explore the Louisiana’s Capital City. While things may have looked a little different in the past few years to ensure safety is our top priority, we can assure you that our love for life and celebration is stronger, and we’ve learned to do it safely. We’re here to help make your time here a truly unforgettable experience—before and after your race. Whether that means discovering something new or looking for a pastime favorite, Baton Rouge offers a diverse selection of restaurants, attractions, and cultural experiences.

Event Quick Links:

  • Marathon Details - When and Where
  • Registration - Register for the Louisiana Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5k and Kids Marathon.

A Race for Everyone

The Louisiana Marathon was established in 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a multi-race format that has a distance for everyone.

The race starts at the Louisiana State Capitol and you'll find that the courses are flat, fast and festive paths that take runners from downtown, through the University Lakes, the Louisiana State University campus and through historic neighborhoods. 

The race prides itself on the ability to infuse Louisiana culture into all elements of the race both as a celebration & introduction to the culture of Louisiana. From the cypress tree-inspired logo to dining options located throughout the city, we showcase the best that Louisiana has to offer.

Get ready and #GeauxRun!

Museums and History

Baton Rouge is French for “Red Stick, and with over 300 years of history, we invite you to explore our authentic culture.