Louisiana Half Marathon Champion, Jarrett Leblanc, Sets Out to Break World Record and Raise Funds for Children’s Heart Health

July 21, 2023

Proceeds directly benefiting Camp Bon Coeur and the children it supports.

Lafayette, LA/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Louisiana Half Marathon 2021 Champion and Ochsner cardiac sonographer, Jarrett Leblanc, is gearing up for an extraordinary feat as he attempts to overtake the world record for the fastest half-marathon run on a treadmill. The remarkable event is scheduled to take place at Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club on Sunday, July 23, at 11:00 am.

Jarrett Leblanc, no stranger to the importance of good health and staying fit, is driven by a heartfelt mission to raise awareness and support for children with congenital heart defects. Having witnessed firsthand the impact of heart conditions, he is determined to make a difference in the lives of young ones through his remarkable athletic endeavors.

The upcoming world record-breaking attempt is not merely a personal challenge for Jarrett; it’s an opportunity to advocate for a cause close to his heart. The event aims to draw attention to congenital heart defects and raise crucial funds for Camp Bon Coeur, a cherished camp that brings joy and healing to children with hearts in need of mending.

As part of this extraordinary initiative, Jarrett encourages supporters and well-wishers to contribute $13 in support of the 13.1 miles he aims to conquer. Every donation will go towards providing an unforgettable camp experience for these brave young souls, fostering a nurturing environment where they can thrive, grow, and find strength in their shared journeys.

For those who wish to be part of this incredible journey, join us at Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club on Sunday, July 23, at 11:00 am to witness history in the making. Donations can be made online at https://camp-bon-coeur.betterworld.org/campaigns/heartbeat-half-marathon with all proceeds directly benefiting Camp Bon Coeur and the children it supports.



Camp Bon Coeur is a beloved camp that provides a safe and empowering space for children with congenital heart defects. Through specialized programs and a supportive community, the camp offers healing experiences and lifelong friendships.


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