Marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, 5km race and 1.6km kids race in Baton Rouge on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River

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In brief

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Date:
17 January 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 7.000,
marathon 2020 — 914,
half marathon 2020 — 2.024
Course Record: 2:27:12 (marathon) Adam MacDowell, USA, 2015
Entry fee:
from $85 marathon,
from $70 half marathon

The Louisiana Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Baton Rouge, state of Louisiana, USA. The official name of the event is Louisiana Marathon. About 7.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (914 runners completed marathon and 2.024 finished half marathon in 2020).

In 2020, average finish time for the Louisiana Marathon was 4:29:03, for the half marathon — 2:23:12.

Runners from 46 USA states and 8 countries took part in races of the Louisiana Marathon 2020.

More about Baton Rouge and its attractions you may find here.

Louisiana Marathon 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Louisiana Marathon)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 7:00 17 January 2021 (Sunday) on N 4th Street near Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 7:00 17 January 2021 (Sunday) on N 4th Street near Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.

Quarter Marathon race, 6.55mi/10km (Ochsner Louisiana Quarter Marathon)

The quarter marathon race starts at 8:00 16 January 2021 (Saturday) on N 4th Street near Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

Entry fee: from $40.

Course of the Quarter Marathon race, Louisiana Marathon 2021

Course of the Quarter Marathon race, Louisiana Marathon 2021

Quarter Marathon and 5km race, Louisiana Marathon 2020

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Course

The course of the Louisiana Marathon 2021 tracks through the historic neighborhoods, oak tree lined streets and parks of Baton Rouge, through the Louisiana State University campus. It passes around the lakes: University Lake, Campus Lake, City Park Lake, and crosses Ward Creek and Dawson Creek.

Course of the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

Course of the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

Course altitude profile of the Louisiana Marathon 2021

Course altitude profile of the Louisiana Marathon 2021

The course of the Louisiana Half Marathon 2021 coincides with part of the marathon route.

Start and finish line for the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 is on N 4th Street near Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

Start and finish zone, Louisiana Marathon 2021

Start and finish zone, Louisiana Marathon 2021

You may find the official course maps of the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 participants are self-seeded in the start corrals based on expected finish times.

The time limit for completing the marathon or the half marathon is 7 hours. Finish line closes at 14:00.

The pace makers of the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. Finish times for marathon are following: 3:00, 3:10, 3:20, 3:30, 3:40, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:40, 5:00, 5:30 hours. These are half marathon target times: 1:40, 1: 50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 hours.

Water and nutrition stations, located at the route, provide runners with drinking water, Powerade sports drink, Honey Stinger energy gel.

Before the start from 6:00 till 14:30 17 January 2021 (Sunday), you may leave your personal belongings at the gear check area at the corner of Spanish Town Road & N. 3rd Street. Not collected bags are transported to the Louisiana Marathon office, you can get your stuff the week after the race.

The route of the Louisiana Marathon 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF). The Louisiana Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Louisiana Marathon 2021 online.

The online registration is open till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 15—16 January 2021 (Friday — Saturday) at the Louisiana Marathon Expo 2021 at Raising Cane’s River Center (275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802).

The entry fee for the Louisiana Marathon 2021 is from $85, for the Louisiana Half Marathon 2021 — from $70. The entry fee increases as the race date approaches.

Double registration Déjà Vu (marathon or half marathon and quarter marathon or 5km) is available. Finishers that were registered for both a Saturday and a Sunday race receive a crawfish tray.

VIP packages are for additional treats and comfort ($100 single, $150 double).

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 participants receive 15—80 % entry fee refund.

You may switch to another distance (with surcharge if applicable) for a fee of $20; you may defer your registration to a future event up to 14 days before the event for $20—30. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Event T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • 6 food/beer tickets for the Finish Festival
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Live athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Race photos
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order cancellation insurance at extra charge.

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Louisiana Marathon Expo 2021 on the 1st floor in the main exhibition hall of Raising Cane’s River Center (275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802).
Pick-up desks schedule:
15 January 2021 (Friday) from 11:00 till 19:00,
16 January 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 till 17:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo and your registration confirmation (electronic or printed).

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack (Proxy Packet Pick-up). The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID and your registration confirmation (both electronic or printed).

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Louisiana Marathon 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Kenny Rayner 2:28:30
2. Ryan Crandall 2:37:04
3. John Hitter 2:41:47

Women (marathon)
1. Samantha Yeager 2:51:31
2. Katie Moran 3:00:42
3. Rosalie Teeuwen 3:01:45

* Source: onlineraceresults.com

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Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
The Louisiana Marathon
871 FIGUEROA TERRACE
Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
USA

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Weather during Previous Races

Date: 19 January 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 17°C (42°F – 62°F)
Wind: 21 km/h (13 mph)
Date: 19 January 2019
Rain in the morning and afternoon. Rain 11.8 mm (0.47 in)
Temperature: 3°C – 20°C (38°F – 68°F)
Wind: 21 km/h (13 mph)
Date: 14 January 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: -4°C – 10°C (24°F – 50°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)

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Flights to Baton Rouge

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Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in January 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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