Saturday, December 12, 2015 • Lafayette, LA • Course Map
Between 100 and 200 runners come out each year to run through the city streets of the home of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette’s “Ragin’ Cajuns,” at the annual wintertime Cajun Country Half Marathon, which unfolds along the roads that surround Acadiana Park.
The Cajun Country Half is an out-and-back race that starts and finishes at Acadiana Park in the northeast corner of this city, which is well-known regionally both for its college sports teams as well as for its authentic cajun cuisine, as Baton Rouge has one of the highest concentrations of restaurants of any city in the U.S.
As Lafayette’s only half-marathon running road race, the Cajun Country Half is scheduled to take advantage of the cool early winter temperatures and as a warm-up to the seasonal marathons and half-marathons that take place early in the new year, including New Orleans’s Rock & Roll Marathon & Half Marathon, which takes place each February.
The race’s loop course offers rolling hills and some cross-country running, making it a great race for both beginners and experienced runners.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the middle of the state between Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Lafayette generally experiences cool to cold temperatures in winter with quite a bit of precipitation (the area averages over 5 inches of precipitation in December).
In December, temperatures in Lafayette average between 64°F and 44°F — on the day of the race (Dec. 12), the average high is 65°F and the average low is 44°F.
- 7:30 AM – half marathon
- 8:00 AM – 10K, 5K
See race website
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Lafayette’s Cajun Country Half Marathon, 5K or 10K race, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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