How Long is a Marathon?
Is Zydeco Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Will the race be cancelled if there is bad weather?
Delayed if there is chance of severe lightning, tornado, or hurricane. No cancellations.
Are race photographs taken and available?
What timing method is used?
Is there a host hotel?
Is there late registration?
Where is packet pickup?
Is there packet pickup available the morning of the race?
Can I pick up someone else's packet for them?
Can I change races from the marathon to the half marathon, or half marathon to marathon?
Can I change the size of my shirt at packet pick up?
Is there an expo for the race?
Is there parking at the start/finish line?
Where is the start/finish line?
Where do I wear my race number?
Is there a place for bag drop?
Where are the aid stations located?
Are water and sports drinks offered on the course?
Will energy gels be offered on the course?
Are there porta-potties on the course and the start/finish line?
Is there a time limit on the Marathon? Half Marathon?
Are walkers allowed?
Will there be an early start for Marathon or Half Marathon runners?
What time do the award ceremonies begin?
Are there showers available after the race?
Do the Half Marathoners receive a medal?
Questions about the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
After speaking with local officials, we are confident that we will be able to obtain the necessary permits to host our event next March. That means our registration links will reopen THIS Friday at 9am! We will reopen rates at the same rates we closed at in August. We will hold these lower rates for 3 weeks and then resume normal winter rates on 11/20.
As we all know by now, this global pandemic is a fluid situation. Pending what our local and state government still has mandated in March, our race weekend might be a little different compared to prior years. This could include the following:
Keeping 6′ distance in the start/finish chute
More staggered and spread out starting corrals
Keeping masks on until you cross the start line
Keeping your distance during the race
No pacers (to dissuade groups from running together)
Fewer food vendors and making 1 plate lunch per runner
Finish line festival (if allowed)
Temperature checks at packet pickup
Spaced out packet pickup
Hand sanitizer throughout start/finish area and at every aid station
In regards to a backup plan, we are still holding our no refund policy that we’ve always had. In the event that our race is not allowed to happen next March, we will make the announcement as early as we can and will defer everyone to the following year. As of now, we do not plan to put on a virtual event.
March 14, 2021