Launch Week for the 2024 Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and the 2025 Louisiana Marathon starts Monday

March 8, 2024

BATON ROUGE, LA. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Registration for duo of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and the Louisiana Marathon launch registration on Monday, March 11th. The weekend-long events bookend the holiday season with Coastal Mississippi hosting on December 14-15, 2024, and Baton Rouge is hosting on January 18-19, 2025.

Runners who register by during Launch Week (3/11-18) will not only receive the lowest price to compete, but those who sign up for the Half or Full Marathon will also receive an exclusive “In-Training” shirt to wear as they prepare for the race. Both events aim to celebrate and encourage an active and healthier lifestyle with weekend-long festivals rich with local food, live music, and fun for the whole family.

Launch Week consists of different giveaways each day, some fun in-person get togethers, and a Grand Prize giveaway to close out Launch Week. Visit the Louisiana Marathon Facebook Event page for more details on the group runs.

Monday, March 11

  • 10 Finisher Medal Engravings
  • Follow @LouisianaMarathon on Instagram to catch the location of our Krewe for a chance to pick up some swag

Tuesday, March 12

  • 1 VIP Experience giveaway
  • 15th Street Flyers Run Club (Covington, LA) at 6:00PM

Wednesday, March 13

  • 10 Water Bottles
  • PAC Pacers (Mandeville, LA) at 6:15PM
  • Tangi Run Club (Hammond, LA) at 6:00PM

Thursday, March 14

  • 10 Marathon hats

Friday, March 15

  • 10 Coffee Mugs

Saturday, March 16

  • 1 VIP Experience giveaway

Sunday, March 17

  • 10 T-Shirts

Everyone who registers for the MS Gulf Coast Marathon or the Louisiana Marathon during Launch Week is entered to win a $1,000 Grand Prize which includes (one winner for each Marathon):

  • 4 Race entries. One to each of the following FRESHJUNKIE Racing events – Northshore Half Marathon, Tammany or BR Turkey Trot, Publix Battleship 12K, Baton Rouge General Mardi Gras Mambo
  • Saturday Night Hotel Stay for Marathon
  • 2 VIP Experience passes
  • Marathon Sweatshirt
  • Running Shoes brought to you by Varsity Sports and FRESHJUNKIE Racing
  • Swag Bag full of goodies!

Each weekend features a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) and Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on Sunday, and 5K (3.1 miles) and a Kids Marathon (1 mile) on Saturday. The Louisiana Marathon also features a Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) on Saturday. Runners who compete in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon in Dec. 2024 and the Louisiana Marathon in Jan. 2025 are awarded the Beach~2~Bayou medal.

To register for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon visit www.MSGulfCoastMarathon.com or the Louisiana Marathon visit www.thelouisianamarathon.com/.


FRESHJUNKIE Racing (FJR) is an event production company based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Producing events since 2010, FJR manages, markets, and produces 19 events annually across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Creating memorable experiences for 50,000 participants annually, the events produce over $15 Million in economic impact in the communities and $2.7 Million in charitable impact.

For more info visit: freshjunkieracing.com



Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director | mike@freshjunkie.com | (504) 952-2899