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Baton Rouge Beach marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date December

About Baton Rouge Beach marathon

Several hundred runners come out each December to run around the streets and lakefront roads of Louisiana State University at the annual running of the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, a wintertime race run within this city’s college campus and through many of its most picturesque residential neighborhoods. The course is ran mostly  along a fast and flat surface that makes roughly a circle around University Lake, the race route includes some gradual inclines and declines but overall is a generally level course.  

Start:

Baton Rouge Beach

Milford Wampold Memorial Park 901 Stanford Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

Tiger Stadium Bernie Moore Track Stadium Magnolia Mound Park Baton Rouge's Louisiana .

Overview

The Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon course, like the full marathon, follows an out-and-back loop course that starts and finishes at “Baton Rouge Beach,” or the lakeshore at Stanford Park just off Stanford Avenue, on the shore of University Lake. From there, the course follows a clockwise route through the LSU campus and the neighborhoods surrounding the lake, passing by local sights and landmarks like LSU’s Tiger Stadium and Bernie Moore Track Stadium as well as Magnolia Mound Park on the western edge of the campus. After making their way through campus along Lakeshore Drive and Dalrymple Drive, runners cross over a bridge that takes them into Baton Rouge’s Brooks Park and the City Park Golf Course, taking them along mostly tree-lined streets that offer shade from the sun. From there, the course winds through the neighborhoods just north of the lake, and then turns south again on Parker Street for the last third of the race, which winds along East Lakeshore Drive toward the finish line back at Stanford Park. Once they reach the “Baton Rouge Beach,” those running the half-marathon have completed their race, while those running the full make a second loop around the course.

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