Louisiana > Cajun Country Half Marathon & 10K Trail Run
Lafayette, LA • Saturday, December 15, 2012 • 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 adds a 10K trail run inside Acadiana Park for the first time this year.
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 double 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. 15), the average high is 65°F and the average low is 44°F.
View the race route map for the Cajun Country Half Marathon
$35 for the half marathon, if registered before October 7, 2012
$40 between Oct. 7 - November 11
$45 after Nov. 11
To reserve your spot in the early winter 2012 running of Lafayette's Cajun Country Half Marathon or 10K trail run, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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