Early morning runners in the Louisiana Marathon

Louisiana Marathon

The Louisiana Marathon sold out all races in 2016, which is not surprising because the event is more than a just race—it’s a festival, and a culturally rich one at that. Louisiana is well known for its festivals, where we celebrate with food, music and dancing. The Louisiana Marathon adds running to that mix for a truly unforgettable weekend featuring an incredible race course and a post-race party, featuring Louisiana musicians, locally brewed craft beer, and some of the best southern cuisine around. 

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 river town neighborhoods. Friends, family and curious spectators line up along the 26.2 picturesque miles of roadways filled with inspiring sights and sounds to cheer on the many that chose to run.

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 the incredible cuisine served at Finish Fest, the race showcases the best that Louisiana has to offer. 

A Race for Everyone

The Louisiana Marathon was established in 2012 in Baton Rouge, La., and is a multi-race format that has a distance for everyone. Participants can choose from the following races: The Louisiana Marathon, The Louisiana Half Marathon, The Louisiana Quarter Marathon presented by The Advocate, The Louisiana 5K presented by The Advocate, The Louisiana Kids Marathon presented by The Advocate and the De Ja Vu Package, where runners race on both Saturday and Sunday and receive special recognition as well as a unique crawfish tray.

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