Early morning runners in the Louisiana Marathon


Postponed to March 7, 2021


Registration for the 2021 Louisiana Marathon is now open! The Louisiana Marathon 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, Louisiana musicians, locally brewed craft beer and some of the best southern cuisine around. 

Event Quick Links:

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



The Louisiana Marathon was established in 2012 in Baton Rouge, La., 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 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.

Finish Fest

The Finish Festival is open to the public and features mouth-watering Louisiana food and an eclectic variety of local music. Tens of thousands of runners, spectators, foodies and music lovers enjoy this two-day festival downtown. Read more about the featured restaurants and musical lineup.

Get ready and #GeauxRun!


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