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Race Dates

2019: Sunday, January 20, 2019
2018: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Course Information

Profile: Mostly Flat
Type: Mostly Out and Back
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 52°F (11°C)
Average High: 62°F (16°C)
Average Low: 41° F (5°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.32
Course Score: 99.32

Race Size

2018: 920 Finishers
2017: 951 Finishers
2016: 1,134 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: 13.4%
2017: 7.9%
2016: 8.5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Louisiana Marathon course is very flat with only about 40 feet separating the high and low points on the course. Race time temperatures are typically in the mid-50s with high humidity levels.


Marathon Rankings

The Louisiana Marathon was the 85th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 79th largest in 2016.

This year 13.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2017.

This gives the Louisiana Marathon the 260th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 6th highest percentage so far in 2018.


Its Course Score of 99.32 ranks it as the 133rd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 3rd fastest course in Louisiana.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Louisiana Marathon a PR Score of 99.32. This PR Score ranks it as the 93rd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Louisiana.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 57 feet (17m)
Min Elevation: 21 feet (6m)

Louisiana




Recent Louisiana Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 8 Reviews
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review of 2017 Louisiana Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Pros: Great organization. Voluntary corrals. LOTs of bathrooms. Flat and fast. Great t-shirt/medal. Beautiful course.

Cons: Only that it was warm. Baton Rouge has a nice little gem of a run. I'm surprised it isn't growing in popularity.

Race Tips

More times than not I run a BQ time. This race was no exception. 325 ft. of gain. Start off easy and enjoy!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Watermark was nice. 5 blocks from the start - easy walk. Go to the Federal Building after the run. You can see the finish line and all the events from the 27th. Floor.



review of 2017 Louisiana Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great organization, well placed fuel/water/bathroom stops, best finish line festival + food of any race I've ever been at.

Race Tips

Very flat course, good shade through the first 15 miles then in the sun off and on through 18-22

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2017 Louisiana Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The race was really well organized and the course was a real pleasure. Support along the course was fantastic - especially for a smaller race. The post race parties (both Saturday and Sunday) are fantastic with a great selection of local food, beer and entertainment.

Race Tips

There is a 5k race on Saturday which I ran as a shakeout for Sunday's marathon. The 5k is really well done and completing the races on both days gets you additional swag.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

I was able to find a hotel within about six blocks for the start/finish area which worked out pretty well.



review of 2017 Louisiana Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review


Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2017 Louisiana Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The course is flat, fast, and fantastic. Running through LSU, around the lake, and through the neighborhoods kept it from being monotonous. The spectators are wonderful. The finish festival is second to none. Great music, fantastic Louisiana food, beer, and great swag for award winners. The expo had many good vendors and high quality race merchandise.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Very convenient to stay in downtown hotels, many of which are walking distance to both the expo and the start/finish.



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