The 2nd Annual Louisiana Marathon weekend will take place from January 18th – 20th, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The event is open to Long-distance runners as well as anyone interested in going at a more leisurely pace. The Louisiana Marathon Wellness and Fitness Expo, held from January 18th – 19th is the lead up to the main event and will showcase the latest in running apparel, shoes and nutritional information.
The Finish Festival is a post-race celebration honoring all runners with a delicious meal of shrimp and grits, Louisiana craft beers and live music provided by local talent.
A convenient and comfortable place to stay during the marathon is The Stockade Bed and Breakfast in Baton Rouge. It offers five spacious guestrooms with private baths and one suite. The Spanish-style hacienda was built in 1864 as a stronghold to block the southern entrance of Baton Rouge from the Confederate Army during the Civil War. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat.