The Louisiana Marathon – 2025 Registration & 2024 Results

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA January 18-19, 2025 Registration open

Established in 2012, the Louisiana Marathon is a major racing event on the winter running calendar. With a largely flat race course that is USATF certified and qualifies for Boston Marathon, it attracts runners from far and near.

The Louisiana Marathon course takes runners from the downtown Baton Rouge area, along the river, through the University Lakes & the State University campus, and other historic river town neighborhoods before ending back at the downtown area.

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The Louisiana Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon Half Marathon Quarter Marathon 5K Kids Marathon
Distance 42.2km 21.1km 10.55km 5km 1.6km
Race Date TBD (Sunday)  TBD (Sunday)  TBD (Saturday)  TBD (Sunday)  TBD (Sunday)
Start Time 7:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 10:15 am
Eligibility Criterion * No eligibility criterion specified No eligibility criterion specified No eligibility criterion specified No eligibility criterion specified 2-12 years
Early Bird Fees ^^ $85 $70 $40 $25 $20
Fees ^^ $170 $160 $70 $45 $25
Registration Register here
Expo Details  Venue (Pre Race day) : Raising Cane’s River Center Ballroom, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
Date & Timings (Pre Race day) : Jan 17 (11am-6pm) & Jan 18 (10am-5pm)
Race Day Packet Pickup: AZ Young Park
Date & Timings (Pre Race day) : Jan 18 ~ 6am-7:30am (for Quarter & 5K) & 6am-10am (for kids) ; Jan 19 ~ 5:30am-6:30am (For Marathon & Half Marathon)

^^ Prices are time sensitive i.e. will go up as we get closer to the race date. Additional Sign up fees will be charged. This is the service fee for processing the application and varies per race category.

* Applicants who are below 18 years old need to have permission from a parent/legal guardian to participate in the race.

Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Louisiana Marathon 2025 are detailed below   

Marathon Half Marathon Quarter Marathon 5K Kids Run
Course Map FM Course Map HM Course Map QM Course Map 5K Course Map KR Course Map
Online Interactive Map FM Online Map HM Online Map QM Online Map 5K Online Map KR Online Map
Elevation Map FM Elevation Map
Finish Fest Finish Fest Map

The Louisiana Marathon route has an OUT & BACK course with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
North 4th Street, Downtown Baton Rouge North 4th Street, Downtown Baton Rouge

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Louisiana Marathon 2025 is detailed below  

There will be specific overall, masters, grand masters, great grandmasters, and age group awards for all races except the Kid’s Marathon.

Overall Awards

The top finishers in the 5K, Quarter, Half Marathon, and Marathon will receive an overall award in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Overall (Male and Female)
  • Top /First Position Masters (40+) (Male and Female)
  • Top /First Position Grand Masters (50+) (Male and Female)
  • Top /First Position Great Grand Masters (60+) (Male and Female)

Full & Half Marathon: Top 3 males & females in each age category will receive an award

5K And Quarter Marathon: Top 2 male & female in each age category will receive an award

Deja Vu Award: Runners who finish the Louisiana Quarter Marathon or Louisiana Marathon 5K on Saturday AND finish the Marathon OR Half Marathon on Sunday receive the coveted Deja Vu Award: a custom medal.

Beach To Bayou Award: Run any distance (excluding the Kid’s Marathon) at The Louisiana Marathon and any distance (excluding the Kid’s Marathon) at the sister race, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, and get the Beach to Bayou Challenge Medal.

School awards: Top 3 schools with maximum participation in kids races will be awarded  $500, $300 and $150 at a minimum

Points to Note for Prize Purse

  • Awards are equal/same for Male and Female participants.
  • Official time is Chip Time or net time. Only the overall and masters categories of each race distance will be scored on Gun Time.
  • Overall and Age Group award winners will each receive a custom award medal engraved with the award description.
  • Overall award winners will ALSO receive a custom, laser-engraved wooden award to commemorate their finish.
    Children under the age of 16 can run in the full or half marathons with permission from their guardians or parents, but no awards are issued to Age Groups under the age of 16 for those distance races.

2024 and Earlier Edition Results & Photos



Important Points

  • Race insurance: The event offers race insurance.
  • Distance Transfer: Transfer to another distance: Participants can transfer from one race distance to another by paying a transfer fee plus any difference in race fees if moving to a longer distance race.
  • Registration Transfer: Participants are not allowed to give or sell their slot to anyone else.
  • Deferment to next year: Participants can defer their race if unable to participate due to injury or illness. They need to get in touch up to 14 days before the event. A deferral fee would be charged.
  • Refunds: Entry fees are non-refundable. The only exception made is for active military personnel who submit deployment papers. No refunds are issued if the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of organizers control such as: Acts of God, weather conditions, public health emergencies, acts of terrorism, etc.
  • Bib Pick up: Someone other than the registered participant can pick up a packet as long as the friend or family member presents a copy of the participant’s registration confirmation and/or the participant’s photo ID. Proxy pickup is not allowed on Race Day.
  • Corrals: Runners are assigned corrals based on their anticipated finish times.
  • Pacers: Pacers would be available for the Sunday races.
  • Aid stations: Water and Powerade would be available at all aid stations. Gel and other nutritional products would also be available at limited aid stations.
  • Participant tracking: Participants can be tracked as they cross timing mats – through SMS or email. Please check here for more details.
  • Time Limit: Time limits are applicable for various races within the event after which the course and finish line would be closed. Following time limits are applicable: – Full marathon (6 hrs), Half Marathon (4 hrs), Quarter marathon/ 5k (2 hrs 15min) and Kids run (30 min)
  • Event Alert System: There is a colour coded event alert system in place for the prevailing weather conditions. Please check here for more details
  • Boston Qualifier: The race is a Boston Qualifier race and all results are shared with BAA
  • VIP Runner: The Louisiana Marathon offers a limited number of VIP tickets for runners competing in the full or half marathons on Sunday. Special Pre and post-race amenities are available. Please check here for more details.
  • Future dates for The Louisiana marathon are as follows:
    • For 2026: January 17-18, 2026
    • For 2027: January 16-17, 2027
    • For 2028: January 15-16, 2028

Contact Information

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