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March 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Known as the Hub City to locals, the southern Louisiana town of Lafayette plays host to the Zydeco Marathon & Half Marathon, taking place in March each year. Lafayette is world renowned for its rich heritage, awesome Cajun food, and, of course, Zydeco music. Zydeco Marathon combines a fun, safe, and memorable run with our Finish Line Festival, bringing all that Lafayette is known for straight to you after your run. Zydeco Marathon & 1/2 is a USATF sanctioned event on a certified course. It is a Boston Qualifier.
Both the marathon and half marathon begin in downtown Lafayette on Jefferson Street near the Lafayette Science Museum. From there, marathoners head left onto West Congress Street for a mile or so before turning near the end of mile 2 at the Cajundome, a multi-purpose arena that houses the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns basketball team. The next several miles take runners through a mix of residential neighborhoods and business properties before continuing south on Jefferson Street and toward the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus. Midway through the course, runners take in the views of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus, making a lap around Girard Park adjacent to the campus. The course continues south toward the half marathon’s southernmost point of running the loop of Beverly Drive before heading north and retracing some of their steps toward the finish line, located near the start of the course.