Tony Chachere’s on board as Gumbo Sponsor

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We are excited that Tony Chachere’s is joining us  this year as our gumbo sponsor. Be sure to grab a bowl or two of this tasty gumbo at the Supreme Rice Finish Line Festival after the race!

Supreme Rice Finish Line Festival!

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We are proud to announce our latest sponsor, Supreme Rice!
They’ll be feeding our runners at the Supreme Rice Finish Line Festival!
Runners will also be able to snap a pic at their selfie station at the relay hand-off and stay hydrated at the Supreme Rice water stop!

Zydeco Marathon names Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana beneficiary

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2017 Zydeco Marathon & Half names Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana beneficiary of the 4th annual race & opens up participant fundraising.

Lafayette, LA – Zydeco Marathon is excited to announce we are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana as the beneficiary of the 2017 Zydeco Marathon.

Since 2014, Zydeco Marathon has donated over $40,000 to organizations in Acadiana. This year, race participants can elect to raise funds online for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana and earn special incentives. The fundraising goal for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana this year is $30,000. When runners register online, they can now select the option to “Run for Kids’ Sake”. A custom fundraising page will be generated that can be shared with friends, family members, and coworkers who can contribute directly to this incredible organization. Incentives include free registration, special apparel items, and free hotel nights on race weekend. For more information, visit our website at

Participants & Spectators also have the option to make a one-time donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana by going to

Zydeco Marathon & Half is a USA Track and Field sanctioned and certified running event held in Lafayette, LA. Every March, runners from come from across the US and around the globe to participate in a first class race in the heart of Acadiana. Race weekend starts with the Zydeco Health and Fitness Expo and ends with the original Finish Line Festival featuring live Zydeco music and world famous Cajun cuisine.

Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever. Over eighty-one percent of the children they serve in the Lafayette area reside in low to moderate income households, the majority of which are single-parent homes. It takes about $1,200 to support one match for one child annually and the agency operates solely on donations and grant-type funding. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana currently serves over 100 children in the Acadiana area and hopes to grow those numbers in 2017.

2017 Le Courir des Cadiens Medal

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“Le Courir Des Cadiens” or “Running of the Cajuns” is back for the 3rd year in a row! This year’s race series will include the following events:

  • 2016 Tour des Atakapas (October 15th – Festival Acadiens)
  • 2016 Cajun Country Run (December 10th – Acadiana Park)
  • 2017 Zydeco Marathon (March 12th – Downtown Lafayette)

Runners who complete all three races in this order will be awarded a special medal at the Zydeco Marathon Finish Line Festival at Parc International on March 12th.  Anyone wanting to qualify for this special “mega medal” just needs to register for and complete each race in the series. All distances in each race will qualify you!

2017 Le Courir Des Cadiens

We are excited to release the 2017 Le Courir des Cadiens Medal (pictured above).  Register soon to qualify for this medal!

To register for each race in the series go to:

  • for the 2016 Tour des Atakapas
  • for the 2016 Cajun Country Run
  • for the 2017 Zydeco Marathon & Half

For more information on Le Courir Des Cadiens visit or email .

Relay Announcement

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Zydeco Marathon is excited to announce the addition of Team Relay categories for 2017! Four person teams for the Full Marathon and two person teams for the Half Marathon. Relay registration will open tomorrow, July 1st, at noon!!