Baton Rouge

Welcome to the Capital City!


Click the picture to see a 360 panoramic view from the starting line

Baton Rouge is a great city to explore.  Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture. The capital is a thriving city that is home to both LSU and Southern University, as well as numerous businesses and industrial facilities.  Known for its great people, its unique food and its lively music, Red Stick has something for everyone.

Rental Cars

There are numerous rental car centers around the city, but the perhaps the most convenient for our traveling athletes are those located at the airport.  There are plenty of small vans, SUV’s, and large vans to accommodate the various team sizes.  However, we recommend renting early, because it’s still Mardi Gras and there are lots of out-of-towners looking for a car.

Baton Rouge Airport Locations

Avis – 225-355-4721

Budget – 225-355-0312

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 225-355-5157

Hertz – 225-357-2867

National – 225-355-5651


Book your hotel Click Here to make a hotel reservation.  Our booking engine features the lowest online rates for hotels from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.  Be sure to make your reservation early, especially if you plan on staying in New Orleans for a couple nights after the race.

Where to Eat

Baton Rouge is home to some of the best food and restaurants in the country.  A few are listed below, but there are MANY great options.

Mike Anderson’s 1-225-766-7823

The Chimes – 1-225-383-1754

Louie’s – 1-225-346-8221

Sammy’s – 1-225-766-9600

Sullivan’s – 1-225-925-1161

TJ Ribs – 1-225-383-7427

Tsunami – 1-225-346-5100

Capital City Grill – 1-225-381-8140

Baton Rouge Airport

The Baton Rouge Airport is located 8.6 miles from the Race Start.  Many of the Baton Rouge Hotels offer a shuttle service to and from the airport.

Airport to Race Start

 Map of Downtown BR

Check out Visit Baton Rouge to see all the city has to offer.