Got Questions?

How Long is a Marathon?
26 miles and 385 yards
Is Zydeco Marathon a Boston Qualifier?
Yes, and the course is USATF certified.
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?
Yes, please check the race details page for specific information regarding race photos.
What timing method is used?
The race will be electronically chip timed. There will be a electronic tag on the back of your bib.
Is there a host hotel?
We work with several local hotels to provide the best rates to our participants. Check the travel page for more details.
Is there late registration?
Yes. You can register at packet pick-up the day prior to the race, but you are not guaranteed a shirt or a medal. See race details page for more information.
Where is packet pickup?
Packet pick up is at the expo the day before the race. You must pick up your own packet. Visit the expo page for more details.
Is there packet pickup available the morning of the race?
No. There will be no packet pickup available on race day.
Can I pick up someone else's packet for them?
No, Participants must present Photo identification and must pick up their own packets.
Can I change races from the marathon to the half marathon, or half marathon to marathon?
Yes, but we cannot guarantee medal changes. There is fee associated with this, see the race details page for more information.
Can I change the size of my shirt at packet pick up?
Possibly, depends on availability.
Is there an expo for the race?
Yes, it is the day before the race.
Is there parking at the start/finish line?
There is parking at the start and finish line for the race.
Where is the start/finish line?
See the race details page for the location.
Where do I wear my race number?
Make sure that you wear the race number on the front of you so that you can be identified by the photographer and also the timer at the end of the race.
Is there a place for bag drop?
Yes, gear check will be available. Details are on the race details page.
Where are the aid stations located?
Hydration stations will be located along the route approximately every 1.5 miles. Check the course maps for locations. There will also be a couple of first aid tents along the course, and a medical tent at the finish line.
Are water and sports drinks offered on the course?
Water & Powerade will be offered along the course.
Will energy gels be offered on the course?
Possibly. No guarantees though.
Are there porta-potties on the course and the start/finish line?
Yes. There will be plenty of porta-potties available at the start and finish , as well as along the race route located at each hydration station.
Is there a time limit on the Marathon? Half Marathon?
Yes. There are time limits on both races which are strictly enforced. Visit the race details page for more info.
Are walkers allowed?
Yes, but only if you can complete the course in within the time limit.
Will there be an early start for Marathon or Half Marathon runners?
No, there will not be an early start for any reason. This is for the safety of all participants. Unfortunately, we are unable to grant any exceptions to this. All runners will start at 7:00am.
What time do the award ceremonies begin?
For the half-marathon will be approximately 10:00 a.m. The marathon will begin at approximately at 11:00-11:30.
Are there showers available after the race?
There will be no showers at the Race site.
Do the Half Marathoners receive a medal?
Yes, all finishers receive medals.
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.

Race Date March 14th, 2021