5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Veterans 10K New Orleans, LA 6 November 2022 Veterans 10K

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances researched on Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers, and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k races in Louisiana? 

    We checked what races in Louisiana runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the races in Louisiana was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in New Orleans?

    There are many to choose from here as New Orleans is host to many 5k races throughout its many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k races in Louisiana include the New Orleans Foam Glow 5K and the Ruby Slipper 5K.

    What are the best 5Ks in New Orleans?

    Baton Rouge is host to many 5K races, including the Active for Autism 5K, the Freret 5K, and The Color Run.

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Veterans 10K New Orleans, LA 6 November 2022 Veterans 10K

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still relatively short in distance. Fewer runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k races in Louisiana? 

    We checked what races in Louisiana runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the races in Louisiana was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10K races in Louisiana?

    There are many to choose from here as Louisiana is host to many 10k races throughout its many communities. Some of these races in Louisiana are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  In Baton Rouge, you can run the Mardi Gras 10K, while the Cajun Country Run takes place in Acadiana Park. There are many more 10K races in Louisiana, so you are sure to find one you enjoy.

     

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  • Half marathons
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    Northshore Half Marathon Mandeville, LA 9 October 2022 Northshore Half Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000s and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon races in Lousiana? 

    We checked what races in Louisiana runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathon races in Louisiana?

    There are many races in Louisiana to choose from, as it is host to many Half Marathon races throughout its many cities and communities. Some of these races in Louisiana are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon races in Louisiana include the Big Easy Running Festival Half Marathon in New Orleans, the Amazing Half Marathon in Baton Rouge, and the Heels Up Half in Shreveport.

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  • Marathons
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    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and most long distance runners subscribe to this distance.  In 2017 there are currently more than 800 running events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon races in Lousiana? 

    We checked what races in Louisiana runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the races in Louisiana was also considered. Other factors include how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is. Many runners also expressed interest in the "goodies" and sponsorship gifts at the finish line. This can vary from running shoes to resistance bands, headphones and much more.

    What are the best Marathon races in Louisiana?

    There are many to choose from here as the state of Louisiana is host to many Marathon races throughout its many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs, and other racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon races in Louisiana include the Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge, the Cotton Land Marathon in West Monroe, and the Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon in Lafayette.

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