Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana
The Zydeco Marathon is proud to have adopted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana as our official beneficiary of our event. A portion of our proceeds will be donated to BBBS every year.
Run for Kids’ Sake
Zydeco Marathon is excited to announce we are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana as the beneficiary of the 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.
Participants & Spectators also have the option to make a one-time donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana by going to https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/LA/Lafayette/ZydecoMarathon.
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.
If a Marathoner or Half Marathoner becomes a fundraiser and raises $250 in donations their registration will be refunded. If $500 is raised – free registration plus a 1/4 zip jacket and if $1000 is raised – free registration, a 1/4 zip jacket and a free hotel night. If a 2 Person Relay Team becomes a fundraiser and raises $500 the team registration will be refunded, if the team raises $1000 – free registration and two 1/4 zip jackets, if they raise $2000 – free registration, two 1/4 zip jackets and two free hotel nights. If a 4 Person Relay team becomes a fundraiser and raises $1000 the team registration will be refunded, if they raise $2000 – free registration and four 1/4 zip jackets, and if they raise $4000 – free registration, four 1/4 zip jackets and four free hotel nights.