Woman’s Half Marathon & 10K

Sunday, November 16, 2014 • Baton Rouge, LA • Course Map

Long stretches along the banks of the Mississippi River, through the Louisiana State University campus and the streets of downtown Baton Rouge await at the Woman’s Half Marathon & 10K Road Race, an event dedicated to women’s health and fitness that makes its 2nd annual running as fall is giving way to winter here in Louisiana’s state capital.

Organized by the locally based Woman’s Hospital, the race is the first of its kind on the Gulf Coast and takes its inspiration from events like the Women’s Half Marathon series, Run Like a Girl series and the See Jane Run half marathon series, which also are dedicated to women’s fitness and to encouraging women of all ages to take an active role in their own health and well-being.

To that end, the Baton Rouge Woman’s Half will also host a wellness boutique on the weekend of the race, and what they’re calling the “Pink Patrol for Women and Babies,” a fundraising team that entrants can join to raise money to support programs and services that will help women throughout the local community, including pediatric home care, mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention, lactation programs, pediatric care for critically ill babies, and more.

As for the race itself, runners will follow an out-and-back course that starts on River Road in front of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, which overlooks the Mississippi just blocks from downtown. From there, runners head first south for the first couple of miles along River Road, with the mighty Mississippi over their right shoulders as they make their way south toward the Louisiana State University campus.

Once they reach the LSU campus, they’ll turn left and head east, making their way along Skip Bertman Drive, which runs right past Tiger Stadium and several academic buildings. The stretch along Stadium Drive is followed by a turn onto Lakeshore Drive, which brings runners north along the shoreline of University Lake as well as the university’s fraternity and sorority houses.

Runners will make their way around about 2/3 of the lake before turning onto Morning Glory Lane, starting a stretch that brings them north through Brooks Park toward downtown.

Runners keep heading north toward downtown, where they’ll run past the state capitol building and around Arsenal Park before turning onto Lafayette Street, which begins the home stretch of the race back to the art and science museum, where the race finish line lies.

The Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, La. (Photo by Brian Metcalf Photography)

The Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, La. (Photo by Billy Metcalf Photography)

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana, about 80 miles northwest of New Orleans, Baton Rouge typically sees November temperatures that average between 48°F and 71°F, while precipitation amounts just over 4.8 inches for the month, making November the third-driest month of the year.

On the day of the race (Nov. 16), the average low is 48°F and the average high is 71°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Woman’s Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 7:00 AM – [225]k Fun Run
  • 7:05 AM – half marathon, 10K

Fees

  • $55 for the half marathon, if registered by April 1, 2014
  • $70 between April 2 – July 1
  • $75 between July 2 – August 1
  • $80 between Aug. 2 – September 1
  • $85 between Sept. 2 – October 1
  • $90 between Oct. 2 – November 12
  • $110 at the race weekend

Registration

To reserve your spot in the fall 2014 running of Baton Rouge’s Woman’s Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at GetMeRegistered.com.

Official Race Website

www.womanshalfmarathon.com

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