Nothing Wrong With A Little Extra!

The Louisiana Marathon prides itself on being a running festival with Lagniappe and this year we’re adding a little something extra to race weekend with a few additional fun events on Friday and Saturday. 

2020 Lagniappe

We are thrilled to finally show you what’s behind the walls of the building adjacent to your start/finish line. This building has been the backdrop of our race for the past nine years!  Inside the walls of the Capitol Park Museum are the stories, legends, and history of our unique home, la Louisiane.

From Louis Armstrong to Huey P. Long, from Mardi Gras to fais-do-do, and from the nation-building commerce of the Mississippi River to the life-sustaining bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America.

All Marathon goers receive entrance to the museum for just $5 during Marathon week.

Thanks to Capitol Park Museum and All Star Catering, the museum will be open at 7am offering a hot cocoa and poster making supplies for your friends and family both Saturday and Sunday (while supplies last) and the museum will remain open until 4pm.  For all marathon participants and enthusiasts, Capitol Park Museum will be offering a $5 discounted price to tour the museum and have access to private restrooms.  Come experience some of Louisiana’s unique cultural history on race weekend. 


10/17/19 – 3/1/20 – CISLANDERUS: Canary Islanders in the U.S.

1/21/19 – 1/21/20 – Carrying on the Dream  


On Saturday we will be hosting the  world’s first Marathon after party, Grits & Groove!  Shrimp and Grits will be served compliments of Louisiana Seafood along with Slap Ya Mama Bloody Marys.   We will be second linin’ with the Michael Foster Project from the stage to the museum at 12 noon, and the party will be bumpin’ till 2pm.  Thank you to City Pork, Slap Ya Mama, and Capitol Park Museum for adding this bit of Lagniappe to the 2020 Louisiana Marathon.