Registration launches for the 2023 Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and the 2024 Louisiana Marathon

March 23, 2023

Sports tourism economic impact averages $4-5 million for each marathon weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The tandem of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon and the Louisiana Marathon have launched registration and are off to a great start. The weekend-long events bookend the holiday season with Coastal Mississippi hosting on December 9-10, 2023, and Baton Rouge hosting on January 13-14, 2024.

Runners who register by March 27 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.

“Our FRESHJUNKIE Racing events have two primary goals,” said Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director. “We aim to deliver exceptional events for our participants that can inspire them to train and make healthy choices. Equally important is our goal to create an experience that attracts tourists from around the country to run or walk through the beautiful communities that host our events. When we inspire healthy living and provide a reason to travel, everyone wins!”

The focus on sports tourism is evident in the economic impact produced by the marathon weekends. The Mississippi Gulf Coast and Baton Rouge experience an economic impact of $4 million to $5 million annually as a result of the marathons. In the first three days we have registered runners from 26 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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. 2023 and the Louisiana Marathon in Jan. 2024 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/.

ABOUT FRESHJUNKIE RACING: FRESHJUNKIE Racing (FJR) is an endurance event production company specializing in road running races and triathlons. Currently, FJR produces 19 events annually: 12 in Louisiana, 1 in Mississippi, 3 in Alabama, 2 in Missouri, and 1 in Florida. While 13 of the 19 events are company owned events, FJR offers event services for organizations looking to outsource the production of their running race or triathlon. FRESHJUNKIE Racing prides itself on attending to the small details. Because they matter. We are a production company made up of athletes that produce events for athletes. We know what it means to plan, train for, and participate in events and we know what the small details are. From initial planning, permitting, and overall event operations to graphic design, marketing, and video production, we are a complete shop. We are exhaustive in our preparation and comprehensive in our execution so that athletes can participate in experiential events they will remember for years to come.

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

Kelly Goff, Public Relations Coordinator | pr@freshjunkie.com | (225) 281-3002