Welcome to the 2013 Rouge-Orleans ultramarathon and team relay.
The 2013 Rouge-Orleans will take place February 8th – 10th, Mardi Gras weekend! With more volunteers, great sponsors and runners competing from all over the world, this year is sure to be the best RO yet. The 126.2 mile trek starts in the capital city of Baton Rouge and Finishes in Audubon Park in New Orleans. Participants will run on top of the levee for up to 42 hours following the Mighty Mississippi as it meanders its way 126.2 miles down to New Orleans. Running alongside historical plantations, sugarcane fields, swamps, the old haunted Carville Leper Colony, and the river will provide runner’s with an unforgettable visual tour of the state of Louisiana.
Mardi Gras Weekend! Outside of being part of a great run, runners also get to experience the insanity of Mardi Gras. There are several parades passing within walking distance of the start and finish lines, and we encourage everyone to take some time to enjoy the festivities.
2013 Charity Partner
We’re excited to announce that Girls on the Run Baton Rouge will be our partner charity for the 2013 event. Founded in 2009, GOTR has been developing after school programs which emphasize self-respect and healthy living through running and mentorship. With over 20 locations in Baton Rouge and hundreds of new runners joining every year, they are making a positive impact on peoples lives every day. Please consider donating so that more young girls can have this special experience.
Click the link below to view, save, and print (if necessary) the course maps.
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Hey y’all. We’re going to be posting the new race maps in a few days.