Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
4.7
(7 Ratings)(7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
3.9
PRODUCTION
4.7
SWAG
3.9
The Louisiana Marathon will take place in Louisiana’s capitol city, Baton Rouge. Established in 2012 to become a major racing event and festival celebrating the passion for running and Louisiana culture, this multi-race format has a distance for everyone. Participants can choose from a full, half, or quarter marathon; a … MORE
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    kristen.dodd REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The course has beautiful scenery and great spectators that dress up and come support. Good after party a a a a a a a a a a a a a … MORE

    The course has beautiful scenery and great spectators that dress up and come support. Good after party a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

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    5
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    5
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    4

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    rrusso6 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was my second marathon in 6 months. The course was so welcoming and pretty. I took an hour off of my time! The past-race festival kind of sucks though. … MORE

    This was my second marathon in 6 months. The course was so welcoming and pretty. I took an hour off of my time! The past-race festival kind of sucks though. It’s ticket based and you only get 6 to all the different vendors. Other than that it’s nice.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Apr 26, 2018 at 1:01am

    I ran Louisiana as well last year Rachael, and was amazed at the winter humidity — foggy and humid in January, I wasn't expecting that. Too bad we couldn't coordinate post-race, I'm rarely hungry right after a marathon so would happily have shared my vendor tickets. And I love the look of your Future Races table — clearly the quest for the Six Star medal has begun. :) Run well in Chicago (awesome race), and hope you'll continue to share your racing adventures here on RaceRaves!

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    klucht FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race is one of the best I have ever attended. There are tons of activities built around the events including a "rum run" lead by a jazz band to … MORE

    This race is one of the best I have ever attended. There are tons of activities built around the events including a “rum run” lead by a jazz band to a local distillery. The race course is flat and goes thru some beautiful neighborhoods and along a lake. There are a number of loud cheering stations to keep you motivated. After the race there is a fabulous food festival were you can try the best of Louisiana cooking. I absolutely LOVED this race and I would highly recommend it!!

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    3
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
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    4

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    indigo4081 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Unlike other races where you get pretzels and chips, you get gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etoufee etc. Best post race festival ever. Come for the food! MORE

    Unlike other races where you get pretzels and chips, you get gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etoufee etc. Best post race festival ever. Come for the food!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
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    4
    SCENERY
    3
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    3

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    jujubike1 FIRST-TIMER '17

    I had a wonderful time in Baton Rouge! Everything was top notch. The best part was the finish line festival! I couldn't believe all of the local food and beer … MORE

    I had a wonderful time in Baton Rouge! Everything was top notch. The best part was the finish line festival! I couldn’t believe all of the local food and beer samplings. The medal was very nice. I really enjoyed the course , especially the area around LSU. Overall a great January marathon .

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey FIRST-TIMER '17

    Whether you’re a 50 stater or just seeking a great race, I can tell you with conviction Baton Rouge is just the place. With Deep South hospitality and lagniappe to … MORE

    Whether you’re a 50 stater
    or just seeking a great race,
    I can tell you with conviction
    Baton Rouge is just the place.

    With Deep South hospitality
    and lagniappe to spare,
    you get the sense the folks in charge
    do really give a care.

    Logistics are easy, the course shows off
    the campus and the town,
    and ‘cross the finish line awaits
    the best post-race fest around.

    Free photos, awesome volunteers,
    aid stations laid out well—
    if the devil’s in the details
    Louisiana gives ‘em hell.

    Sure, the swag may not excite
    with simple shirt and bling.
    But ask me would I run again?
    No doubt—and that’s the thing.

    So a final word for runners
    looking for a top-notch show:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    is the place you want to geaux!

    #GeauxRunLA

    For a more detailed narrative—most of it in prose—see my race report at http://blisterscrampsheaves.com/2017/02/17/louisiana-marathon-race-report/

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    My Report
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    kyrah Feb 21, 2017 at 12:56pm

    Great write up both here & the full detailed race report. What a touching story about the father & son. Thanks for sharing.

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    M_Sohaskey Feb 22, 2017 at 12:53am

    Appreciate the kind words, Kyrah! Having the chance to meet people like Joey and his family is my real motivation for wanting to run in all 50 states.

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    Marinaw262 FIRST-TIMER '15

    Baton Rogue is often overlooked for that other infamous city in Louisiana, but has just as much hospitality and charm! The Louisiana Marathon is a pretty big field of runners, … MORE

    Baton Rogue is often overlooked for that other infamous city in Louisiana, but has just as much hospitality and charm! The Louisiana Marathon is a pretty big field of runners, and the city comes out to put on a party! We start near the convention center, run past LSU campus (where, if lucky, you can see their mascot, a Tiger, in his cage—yes a real live tiger is housed on campus!) The next handful of miles is run along a lake, with a lot of beautiful homes, and their residents are out ready to greet! I enjoyed more than I can count of : beer, mimosa ,bloody mary, etc.! Most of the rest of the race is run through residential neighborhoods and shaded city streets. We end at the same place as we started, and then the real fun begins—tons of food & beer or bloody marys! They even have a special vegan section with about a half dozen choices for those not inclined to eat meat. For meat-eaters, tons of options. Real fun race production.

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    5
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    3
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    4

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