Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon

Saturday, December 7, 2019 • Baton Rouge, LA • Course Map

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 Half Marathon, a wintertime race run within this city’s college campus and through many of its most picturesque residential neighborhoods.

Run mostly along a fast and flat course that makes roughly a circle around University Lake, the race route includes some gradual inclines and declines but overall is a generally level course.

The Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon course 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.

Kayaking at the LSU lakes in Baton Rouge, La. (Photo by Theodore Scott/flickr)

Kayaking at the LSU lakes in Baton Rouge, La. (Photo by Theodore Scott/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the winding Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana, about 80 miles northwest of New Orleans, Baton Rouge typically sees December temperatures that average between 42°F and 63°F, while rainfall totals average just under 5.2 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Dec. 7), the average low is 44°F and the average high is 66°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM


$55 – $75 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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3 comments… add one
  • Sarah Hunt September 23, 2018, 8:23 pm

    I am trying to signup for the half and it want let me?

    • Terrell Johnson September 24, 2018, 11:16 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      So glad you commented. I’m trying to find out more about this race, but it appears they’ve stopped taking registrations. It’s quite possible the race has been cancelled, but I’m not certain at this point. Will do some research and find out what I can.

      Stay tuned,

  • steve rojas September 28, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Would like to find out if the baton rouge half marathon have race walker and also need a number to contact u on info. Thank u


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