Pre-Race Information

Where to StayBook your hotel button

The Belle of Baton Rouge is the Host Hotel for the 2015 Rouge-Orleans and is located only steps from the race start.  We’ve also partnered with several hotels located within walking distance of the race start.  Click Here or on the image to the right to book your hotel.  More properties will be added to the list in the coming weeks.

Please keep in mind that the race takes place on MARDI GRAS WEEKEND. The Krewe os Spanish Town starts on Saturday at Noon (12:00PM) in downtown Baton Rouge.  If you are starting in Wave 4 (1:00PM Saturday) there WILL BE TRAFFIC, so plan accordingly. If you have trouble booking a room please send us an email at

Krewe of Spanish Town Parade Map (Downtown Baton Rouge)

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Rouge-Orleans Social & Packet Pick-up

Come join us on Thursday, February 12th for food, drinks, and packet pickup at the Rouge-Orleans Social located at Lucy’s Surf Bar from 6pm-9pm.   Food and drinks will be available for purchase, as will Official Rouge-Orleans Merchandise. The social is not mandatory, unless you want to have a good time.  This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with runners from around the country and world.  If you plan on picking up your packet at the social, please make sure that every team member is present.  


Informational Meeting

The Rouge-Orleans Informational Meeting will be held on Friday, February 13th from 2:00pm-3:00pm inside the USS KIDD Museum. The meeting is Mandatory for all solo runners  and the Team Captains.  Space is limited, so we ask that only the team captains be present.  If a team captain can’t make the meeting, please send a substitute. If you can’t make the meeting, than please send us an email at

USS KIDD - Meeting

Kick-Off Party & Packet Pick-up

Kick-Off Party

The Kick-Off party will take place from 4:00pm – 8:00pm in the green space next to the USS KIDD.  There will be live music, food, and drinks for event participants.  Official race merchandise and last second running needs will be for sale.

Packet Pick-Up

 Packet Pick-up will be open from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Kick-Off Party.  Every team member needs to be present to pick up the Race Packet.  Packet pick-up is also available at Thursday night at the Social.