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Location: Lafayette, LA US 70501 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only
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Additional race information can be found at http://zydecomarathon.com/race-details/.

Events
Event Time Price Details
Zydeco Marathon
Time
7:00AM CST - 2:00PM CST
Price
$135 $110
Price increases December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Zydeco Half Marathon
Time
7:00AM CST - 2:00PM CST
Price
$115 $90
Price increases December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Military Marathon
Time
7:00AM CST - 2:00PM CST
Price
$112.50 $99
Price increases December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Military Half Marathon
Time
7:00AM CST - 2:00PM CST
Price
$103.50 $81
Price increases December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Zydeco Marathon Relay 4 Person
Time
7:00AM CST - 2:00PM CST
Price
$300 $220
Price increases December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Zydeco Half-Marathon Relay 2 Person
Time
7:00AM CST - 2:00PM CST
Price
$150 $110
Price increases December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm CST
Place
Parc International Downtown Lafayette
200 Garfield Street
Lafayette, LA US 70501


 Lafayette General Foundation

Zydeco Marathon has partnered with Lafayette General Foundation to support their cause.  Help us by becoming a Fundraiser.  If a Marathoner or Half Marathoner becomes a Fundraiser and raises $250 in donations their registration will be refunded, $500 - free registration plus a 1/4 zip jacket and $1000 - free registration, a 1/4 zip jacket and a free hotel night.  If a 2 Person Relay Team becomes a Fundraiser and raises $500 the team registration will be refunded, $1000 - free registration and 2 1/4 zip jacket, $2000 - free registration, 2 1/4 zip jacket and 2 free hotel nights. If a 4 Person Relay team becomes a Fundraiser and raises $1000 the team registration will be refunded, $2000 - free registration and 4 1/4 zip jacket, $4000 - free registration, 4 1/4 zip jacket and 4 free hotel nights.

 

Description

2018 Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon & Half

March 4, 2018 

Downtown Lafayette, LA

Starts at 7:00 AM

Zydeco Marathon & 1/2 is a full and half marathon running event held in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Lafayette is world reknown for our 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. 

We are a Boston Qualifier. 

 

LATE REGISTRATION The only paper registration will be at packet pickup at the expo from 10 am till 8 pm at the Blackham Coliseum on the Saturda before the race.

DEADLINEPacket pickup is the last chance for registration. We will close packet pickup at 8pm. There will be no registration on the day of the race.

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 years race. Deadline for deferral is January 31, 2018 at midnight. Once deferred, the registrant is ineligible for the following years early registration promos, and the items (Shirt, Bib etc) from the deferred years 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 login to your profile.  Choose Defer 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 $30 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 1, 2018.

DOWNGRADE for the Full Marathon to the Half MarathonThere are no fees incurred or refunds given to downgrade from the Full Marathon to the Half Marathon. The deadline to downgrade is March 1, 2018.

 

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.
Identification- You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.You must pick up your own race packet and race number.
Packet Pickup- Packet pick up will be at the expo only, Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 10 am to 8 pm.  The expo will be held at the Blackham Coliseum located at 2330 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70506.  NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP, AT THE EXPO ONLY
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.

 

Participation Benefits


Scenic Course- the route that will be selected will cover some of the best of Lafayette.
Route Motivation- Cheering locals lining the course for plentiful Course Support
Race shirt- Participant Shirt & Swag Bag.
Medal- Finishers receive a medal as they cross the finish line. 
Finish line festival- Finish line festival featuring the best live music in our area!
Expo- Running exposition the day prior of the event located at Blackham Coliseum at 2330 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70506.  

Note:  All items must be picked up at the Expo.  We can not mail your items to you.


Secure Zone
There is a secure, sectioned off area, located immediately after the finish line where runners get their photo taken & receive their medals.

 

The Relay Divisions

Zydeco Relay Division - 2018

 Zydeco Marathon is very excited to present a relay option in 2018. There are two options for the relay that will traverse the half and full marathon courses. The full marathon relay is a 4 person relay, and the half marathon relay is a 2 person relay. Either option will give you and your family and friends an opportunity to run our outstanding course through scenic Lafayette!

 

Packet Pick-Up

 Packet pick-up for race bibs, training shirts, and bags will occur at the Zydeco Marathon Expo on Saturday, March 3rd at the Cajundome Convention Center. The time for the expo is 10 AM until 5 PM. EACH RELAY MEMBER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PICK UP THEIR OWN PACKET. Please have your ID ready at packet pick-up. 

 

Full Marathon Relay

 The Full Marathon Relay will consist of four legs that will be 6.2 miles, 6.9 miles, 6.2 miles, and 6.9 miles. Each team member will have a specific bib for each leg of the relay. Please have your team order finalized before the Zydeco Expo for accurate timing. The bib order will follow this pattern: Team 1: 1st leg bib 2001, 2nd leg 2002, 3rd leg 2003, 4th leg 2004; Team 2: 1st leg 2005, 2nd leg 2006, 3rd leg 2007, 4th leg 2008 and so on. Also, the bib color for the full marathon relay will have a unique color. Each exchange point is conveniently located near a water station. We will have Zydeco bars and bananas at these water stations for our relay participants as well.

 Leg one will start at the start line on Jefferson St at the same time as the half and full marathon. It will be important for the first leg to be in the corral 30 minutes prior to the gun time at 7 AM. This leg will take you through the Saint Street, Cajundome, Downtown, and Freetown neighborhoods and will end at the 6.2 timing split on St. Mary St. on UL’s campus near Angelle Hall. Leg two will traverse through UL, the Oil Center, Bendel Gardens neighborhood, and Freetown,  and will end at the 13.1 timing split right as the full marathon turns right onto Kaliste Saloom Road. Leg three will travel down Kaliste Saloom and Pinhook into the East Bayou neighborhood into River Ranch. This leg will conclude at the 19.3 timing split at the intersection of Camellia Boulevard and Settlers Trace Blvd.  Leg four will go back through River Ranch and East Bayou back towards Downtown Lafayette and will conclude at the finish line on Jefferson Street. You will be in walking distance to join your teammates at the Supreme Rice Finish Line Festival!

 

Half Marathon Relay

 The Half Marathon Relay will consist of two legs that will be 6.2 miles and 6.9 miles. Each team member will have a specific bib for each leg of the relay. Please have your team order finalized before the Zydeco Expo. The bib order will follow this pattern: Team 1: 1st leg bib 2101, 2nd leg 2102; Team 2: 1st leg 2103, 2nd leg 2104; Team 3: 1st leg 2105, 2nd leg 2106 and so on. Also, the bib color for the half marathon relay will have a unique color. We will have Zydeco bars and bananas at these water stations for our relay participants as well.

Leg one will start at the start line on Jefferson St at the same time as the half and full marathon. It will be important for the first leg to be in the corral 30 minutes prior to the gun time at 7 AM. This leg will take you through the Saint Street, Cajundome, Downtown, and Freetown neighborhoods and will end at the 6.2 timing split on St. Mary St. on UL’s campus near Angelle Hall. Leg two will traverse through UL, the Oil Center, Bendel Gardens neighborhood, and Freetown,  and will conclude in Downtown Lafayette at the finish line on Jefferson Street. You will be in walking distance to join your teammates at the Supreme Rice Finish Line Festival!

 

Timing, Scoring, & Awards

 Each team member will wear an individual bib for timing. After passing through the timing mats, the relay exchange will occur 50 feet past the mat with a simple tag or fist-bump to dignify the new runner.

 The relay will use chip timing courtesy of Cajun Timing, and the overall time will be based on the combined chip time of the team members. Each runner’s individual time will be determined by the elapsed time from timing split to timing split. It is important for the runners waiting in the corrals to not walk near the timing mats to create any timing issues.

 All relay participants will receive an official Zydeco Half Marathon finisher’s medal.

 

Relay Travel & Exchange Areas

We will have van transportation to take you to the relay exchange corral and back to the finish line festival in Downtown once you have conquered your leg.

 Leg one participants will report to the start corral, while the remainder of the runners will meet at the intersection of Lee and Vermilion in Downtown to the catch a ride to their area. Please see the parking section of our website for parking locations on race morning. Please arrive by 6:30 AM to ensure on time transit, especially if you are running Leg Two. Leg two runners will be transported first, and then leg three and four.

 If you do not ride the van, you will be responsible for making it to the corral area on your own.

 Once you arrive to your destination, you will be guided by our amazing volunteers to the corral areas. Here you will await your teammate’s arrival. We will have water nearby. We will station a volunteer a quarter mile ahead of the exchange point and they will coordinate with the volunteer near the corral to alert you that your teammate is approaching the exchange area.

 Once you have completed your leg, one of the vans will take you back to downtown to the area of the finish line festival. The van for Leg One will be stationed in the parking lot of the UL Foundation at the corner of Taft and St. Mary. This will be next to our water stop. The van for Leg Two will be in the parking lot of ESA on Kaliste Saloom, near the water station. The van for Leg Three will be parked by the intersection of Settlers Trace Boulevard and River Ranch Boulevard.

 You can meet up with your teammates and celebrate finishing the inaugural Zydeco Relay!

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This is the Zydeco Full Marathon Course Map.

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This is the Zydeco Half Marathon Course Map.

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Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the 2018 Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon & 1/2.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

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  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The 2018 Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon & 1/2 is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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