How long is a marathon?
Yes, I do get this question !!!! 26 miles 385
Is the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon a Boston qualifier?
If there is bad weather, will the race be canceled?
It could possibly be delayed but never
Do you give refunds if I am injured, bad weather, miss the race,
wife had a baby, etc?
No refunds period.
Are photographs taken,
Karen Thibodeaux, Your Sporting Image by Karen Thibodeaux
11388 Earlywood Dr
Dallas, TX 75218
What method of timing is
"d" tags attached to BIB
Is there a host hotel?
Yes. The Marriott Hotel. Please see the
website for details for a reduced room rate.
Is there a late check-out at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday
December 1, 2012?
Yes. 1 p.m. but please ask for a late check
out when checking in.
Is there late registration?
Yes. You can register at packet pick-up and
the day of the race but you are not guaranteed a shirt, gloves,
Where is packet pick-up?
Marriott Hotel at 5500 Hilton Drive, Baton
How do I get to the Marriott Hotel?
Exit at I-10 at College Blvd, you will see
the hotel from I-10.
Does the Marriott Hotel provide a shuttle service from the
airport to the hotel?
No but there is a taxi service available.
Are there restaurants within walking distance of the Marriott
When is packet pick-up?
December 6, 2013 from 11a.m-7 p.m. and the morning of the race
beginning at 5:45 a.m.
Is packet pick-up available the morning of the race?
beginning at 5:45 a.m.
Can I pick up someone elseís packet for them?
please bring a copy of identification for that person, i.e.
driverís license, passport
Can I change races from the marathon to the half-marathon, or
half-marathon to marathon?
Yes but you
would have to pay the price difference and notify the individual
in charge of registration at the time of packet pick-up. If you
go from the marathon to the half-marathon, no refund because
your shirt was already ordered!
Can I change the size of my shirt at packet pick-up?
rather you did not because you may be taking someone elseís
shirt away from them. Put down an accurate size when you
register to get the right shirt.
Is there any food available at packet pick-up?
Yes. The race
will provide pizzas, jambalaya, salad, etc.
Is there an expo at the race?
Is there parking at the start/finish for both races?
limited parking and it is strongly suggested that you take the
shuttles that will run from the Marriott Hotel and Acadian
Perkins Village Shopping Center located at the corner of Acadian
Thruway and Perkins Road.
When will the shuttle buses begin running?
begin running at approximately 5:15 a.m. from both locations.
The buses will run until 6:15 a.m. If you do not make the last
bus then you may miss the start
Where is the start and finish of the marathon/half-marathon?
Wampold Park, formerly known as Baton Rouge Beach Park, on
Where do I wear my race number?
that you wear the race number on the front of you so that you
can be identified by the photographer and also the timer at the
end of the race.
Is there a place for bag drop?
Yes at the
start of the marathon
Where are the aid stations located?
located at approximately 1.5 miles apart
Is Powerade offered on the course?
Mountain Blast and Fruit in addition to water
Will Gu be available?
but there will be candies, oranges, etc
Are there portable toilets at the start/finish?
should be about 25-30 portable toilets available
Are there portable toilets on the course?
Is the marathon/half-marathon course an open course?
Yes it is.
You are responsible for your own safety. Although there are
approximately 50 people providing traffic control, because it is
an open course, you should be alert at all times.
Are Ipods, headphones, radios, etc allowed?
Yes but you
are responsible for your own safety and it is strongly suggested
that the volume is reasonable so that you can hear approaching
traffic from behind you or in front of you.
Is there a time limit on the marathon? Half-marathon?
There is no
time limit on the half-marathon but the marathon is 6 hours.
Are walkers allowed?
Yes but only
if you can complete the course in six hours.
Will there be an early start for marathon runners?
If you should
desire to begin the marathon an hour earlier, it is your
responsibility to contact the race director by email, or on the
evening of packet pick-up, and arrange for an early start.
Because it is dark at 6 a.m. you will be responsible for your
own safety since there will be no traffic control at that time.
Will early starters for the marathon be eligible for awards?
What time does the award ceremonies start?
half-marathon will be approximately 9:45 a.m. The marathon will
begin at approximately at 11:00-11:30.
Will shuttles be available back to the hotel and shopping
approximately 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Are showers available after the race?
Only if you
are a guest at a local hotel. There are no showers at the race
Do Half Marathon runners
receive a medal ?
runners receive medals.