Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon

Saturday, March 4, 2023 • Baton Rouge, LA • Course Map

Get ready to race through the city known as the “Red Stick” and support a good cause at the same time. 2023 marks the sixth annual running of Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL) Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon & 5K, presenting a fast and flat course through downtown Baton Rouge.

The half marathon course begins in downtown Baton Rouge near Louisiana’s Old State Capitol building and almost immediately turns left onto South River Road, followed by turns onto St. Phillip Street and Nicholson Drive. Just past mile 2, the course enters the Louisiana State University campus, passing Tiger Stadium and running along the University Lake to finish out the first half of the race.

The second half of the race takes runners back around the University Lake and onto the LSU campus, this time leading runners along the gorgeous Sorority Row along the lake and through the campus before retracing the route of the first two miles and crossing the finish line.

The half marathon has a time limit of four hours, making the race a good choice for those wishing to walk the half marathon. Strollers are also welcome on the course.


Race medal for the 2016 Our Lady of the Lake Amazing Half Marathon. (Photo courtesy OLOL Children’s Hospital Amazing Half)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in southern Louisiana about 80 miles northwest of New Orleans, Baton Rouge experiences cool to mild weather and lots of rain in early March, with precipitation averaging almost 5 inches for the month.

On race day (Mar. 4), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 72ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Amazing Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – half marathon and 10K


  • $45 – $95 for the in-person half marathon
  • $20 – $40 for the 5K
  • $50 for the virtual half marathon
  • $35 for the virtual 5K
  • prices subject to increase as race day approaches


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Baton Rouge’s Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website



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