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. 

The city was easy to get around for us out-of-towners, the race was well done, and the food fest afterward was both tasty and a great concept, with the six ‘punches.’ Overall, we would definitely recommend it!
My best friend and I got to share this moment together!!! I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else!!! I’m so happy it was actually captured on camera!!!
Outstanding race event providing something for everyone! From the 5k, 10k, half, and full marathon everyone can participate! Community support on the race course was superb! Energy was so high! Finish festival was phenomenal both Sat. & Sun.

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.  


Getting Fit

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.