Sat March 11 - Sun March 12, 2023 Lafayette, LA 70501 US
Events

Zydeco Marathon - Sunday 3/12/23

$140 $100 03/12 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

Zydeco Half Marathon - Sunday 3/12/23

$120 $80 03/12 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 12 - 99.

Combo Event - Marathon & 5K Run

$162 $112.50 03/12 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

Combo Event - Half Marathon & 5K Run

$144 $94.50 03/12 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

Zydeco Half Marathon 2-Person Relay - Sunday 3/12/23

$165 $125 03/12 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 12 - 99.

Zydeco Marathon 5K Run - Saturday 3/11/23

$40 $25 03/11 8:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 1 - 100.

Zydeco Marathon 1 Mile - Saturday 3/11/23 (12 & Under Only)

$5 03/11 7:30AM CST - 9:00AM CST Registration ends March 11, 2023 at 8:00am CST
Open to ages 1 - 12.

Ainsley's Angels Marathon RUNNERS - Sunday 3/12/23

$140 $100 03/12 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 13 - 100.

Ainsley's Angels Half Marathon RUNNERS - Sunday 3/12/23

$120 $80 03/12 7:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 15 - 100.

Ainsley's Angels 5K RUNNERS - Saturday 3/11/23

$40 $25 03/11 8:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST Price increases after September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 1 - 100.

Ainsley's Angels RIDERS for Marathon, Half Marathon or 5k

$0 03/12 7:30AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Registration ends March 11, 2023 at 6:55pm CST
Zydeco Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K, and 1 Mile

Zydeco Marathon is a two day running event in the heart of Cajun Country.  Five distance options are available to accommodate just about everyone.  On Saturday we have the one mile fun and 5K.  Sunday is the heart of the weekend with the full marathon, half marathon, and team relay events.  The Zydeco Finish Line Festival on Sunday has live music, great food, and plenty of drink options to wrap up your weekend.  Sign up today to join us in March 2023 for our 10 year anniversary!

Schedule of Events
2023 Zydeco Marathon! 
26.2 Full  |  13.1 Half  |  Team Relay  |  5K  | 1 Mile
March 11th & 12th, 2023
Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2023
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Packet pickup at Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501                     

 
SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, 2023                                    
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Packet pickup at Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501  
7:30 AM: 1 Mile Fun Run @ Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501
8:00 AM: 5K @ Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501

 
SUNDAY, MARCH 12th, 2023                                         
NO PACKET PICK-UP – NO SHUTTLES       
5:30 AM: Gear Check Opens @ Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501
7:00 AM: Marathon, Half & Relay Start @ 537 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Finish Line Festival @ Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501
10:30 AM: Half Marathon Awards @ Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501
12:00 PM: Full Marathon Awards @ Parc International; 200 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Description

Zydeco Marathon and Half Marathon events are USATF sanctioned.  The courses are USATF certified for accuracy.  Zydeco Marathon is a qualifying event for Boston Marathon and other events requiring an official qualifying time! 

 

The Zydeco Planning Team strives to provide participants with a fun, safe, and memorable event.  Courses are well marked with signage and cones.  The routes are heavily staffed with volunteers and traffic control officers.  Hydration stations are well staffed and regularly spaced at approximately 1.5 mile intervals.  Medical staff are located at the finish line and EMS services notified of the race in advance for quick service if needed. 

 

-GENERAL INFORMATION-

 
FULL MARATHON:
  • All Participants receive Race Bib, Race Bag, Sunday's Race Shirt, Finisher's Medal (upon completion of the race) & Food, Drinks & Music at the Finish Line Festival on Sunday, March 12th, 2023
  • Must be 16 years or older on Race Day to Participate
  • This event will be Chip Timed by Cajun Timing
HALF MARATHON:
  • All Participants receive Race Bib, Race Bag, Sunday's Race Shirt, Finisher's Medal (upon completion of the race) & Food, Drinks & Music at the Finish Line Festival on Sunday, March 12th, 2023
  • Must be 13 years or older on Race Day to Participate
  • This event will be Chip Timed by Cajun Timing
TEAM RELAY:
  • All Participants receive Race Bib, Race Bag, Sunday's Race Shirt, Finisher's Medal (upon completion of the race) & Food, Drinks & Music at the Finish Line Festival on Sunday, March 12th, 2023
  • Must be 13 years or older on Race Day to Participate
  • This event will be Chip Timed by Cajun Timing
5K:
  • All Participants receive Race Bib, Race Bag, 5k Race Shirt, Finisher's Medal (upon completion of the race) & Food, Drinks & Music on Saturday, March 11th, 2023
  • Runners Registering for the Full, Half or Relay sign up for the 5K Race at a discounted combo rate. Runners registered for a Sunday event & the 5K event will receive a separate Race Bib & Race Shirt for Saturday & Sunday. 
  • This event will be Chip Timed by Cajun Timing
1 Mile:
  • All Participants receive Race Bib, Finisher's Ribbon (upon completion of the race) on Saturday, March 11th, 2032
  • This Race is reserved for children 12 years & under.
  • If an adult is registered for any other Zydeco event on Saturday or Sunday, their children under the age of 12 may run for $5. 
  • This event will not be timed.
 
LATE REGISTRATION Late Registration will be offered at Packet Pick-Up.  NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION ON SUNDAY.
DEADLINEPacket pickup is the last chance for registration. The deadline is February 12, 2023 to be guaranteed a t-shirt with your registration.
CONFIRMATIONThere will be confirmation support through the RunSignUp website once registration has started.
DEFERRAL POLICY There will be a $25 fee to defer registration to the next year's race. The deadline for deferral is March 10, 2023 at midnight. Once deferred, the registrant is ineligible for the following year's early registration promos, and the items (Shirt, Bib, etc) from the deferred year's race are forfeited. Registrants may only defer one consecutive year. Instructions on how to defer your registration.  Click on Manage Registration in your confirmation email to log in to your profile.  Choose Defer Registration and follow instructions.
NO REFUND POLICY - Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else. 
 

-DISTANCE SWITCHES-

 
UPGRADE from the Half Marathon to the Full MarathonThere will be a fee to upgrade from the Half Marathon to the Full Marathon to make up for the cost difference between the two distances. The deadline to upgrade is March 7, 2023. Instructions on how to defer your registration. Click on Manage Registration in your confirmation email to log in to your profile. Choose Transfer Event and follow instructions.
DOWNGRADE for the Full Marathon to the Half MarathonThere are no refunds given to downgrade from the Full Marathon to the Half Marathon. There may be a fee if the cost difference is greater for the Half than you paid for the Full at the time of the original registration.  The deadline to downgrade is March 7, 2023.  Instructions on how to defer your registration. Click on Manage Registration in your confirmation email to log in to your profile. Choose Transfer Event and follow instructions. 
THERE WILL BE NO DISTANCE SWITCHED BETWEEN SATURDAY EVENTS & SUNDAY EVENTS!
 

-RACE RULES-

 
Age Requirements- On the day of the race participants must meet the minimum age requirements. Half Marathon Participants must be at least 13 years old on the day of the race to participate. Full Marathon participants must be at least 16 years old on race day to participate
No Refund Policy- Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
Readiness- You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon. Each runner is responsible for knowing their capabilities and limitations.  The weather is south Louisiana in March can vary from 40 F and rainy to 80 F and near 100% humidity. 
Identification- You must show a photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip. You must pick up your own race packet and race number.
Packet Pickup-  All items must be picked up at Packet Pick-Up.  We can not mail your items to you.
Race Numbers- Race numbers are required to participate.
Effort- The effort must be your own. No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers, or dogs will be allowed on the course.
Secure Zone There is a secure, sectioned-off area, located immediately after the finish line where runners get their photos taken & receive their medals. No Spectators or Family Members are allowed in this area!

 

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Place
Parc International, Downtown Lafayette
200 Garfield St
Lafayette, LA US 70501
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