Thousands of people to run in Louisiana Marathon Jan. 17-19

Thousands expected to run the Louisiana Marathon

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Thousands of runners will participate in the Louisiana Marathon, which will be held Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19.

The event features three days of activities, with five races, six bands, and 40 chefs.

Events kick off Friday with The EXPO at the Raising Cane’s River Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The 5k and 10k will be held Saturday at 8 a.m., while the half marathon and full marathon will both be held Sunday at 7 a.m.

The Finish Fest will be held after races wrap up and will be open to the public. It features lots of food and local music. Featured restaurants include Bistro Byronz, FRESHJUNKIE, Jolie Pearl, Ruffino’s, Rouj Creole, Walk-On’s, and many others. Click here for a full list. Musical acts include Your Mom, The Michael Foster Project, Where Y’acht, Sera Buras, Golden Guys, and Jonathan Boogie Long. There will also be plenty of activities for kids.

The Finish Fest is open to the public.
The Finish Fest is open to the public. (Source: Louisiana Marathon)

Click here for all the details.


  • NO Parking: 4th Street, North Boulevard, 19th, and Park Boulevard are NO PARKING zones. The zones will be properly marked with signage and enforced.
  • Bicycles: No bicycles are permitted on the race course unless properly identified as official race pace bicycles.
  • Drones: There will be “sanctioned” drone usage in the downtown area. Drone pilots will be identified with bright reflective vests. Any other drones used around the course are not allowed.
  • Sunday Services: The marathon course will intersect with several places of worship throughout the city. Drivers will be permitted to cross intersections as safe openings between runners become available.

Click here for a map of the race route.

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