With its multi-race format, dramatic finish line that faces the historic State Capital, and the post-race party that is the perfect celebratory finish to a race well run, there are just so many reasons to run the Louisiana Marathon.
Training With Friends
Members of the Baton Rouge-based triathlon training group Group3 know the difference a dedicated and supportive network of fitness friends can make. Adrien Gingles Busekist, a founding member of the group, says the group transpired from a chance encounter during The Louisiana Marathon in 2014. During a conversation on the course that lasted 2-3 miles, Adrien and new friend Jennifer Macha decided that a triathlon training group was essential.
I began running in June 2015, two months shy of my 46th birthday to reclaim “ME” and get back in shape. I was challenged to run or walk one mile every day for a week.
When I tried to run, I couldn’t do it for even a minute. I completed the week challenge and pretty much walked most of the miles that week, but on occasion I would run a little (30 sec) at a time while also walking. A little discouraged that I couldn’t run a mile, I decided to set out and accomplish this goal no matter how long it took me to master.