Zydeco Updates!

2021 Digital Runner’s Guide OUT NOW

2021 Digital Runner’s Guide OUT NOW

The Zydeco Marathon Expo is just 6 short days away. The official digital Runner's Guide is now ready thanks to our friends over at Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, and might I say they did a fine job with it. Click here to download the 2021 Digital...

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2021 Digital Runner’s Guide OUT NOW

COVID Protocols

Hand sanitizer will be available at each water station and throughout the finish line area. Volunteers will be frequently cleaning high touch areas. Please stay home if you are symptomatic (cough, shortness of breath, fever, etc). If you test positive for Covid within...

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Registration Reopening & Race Weekend Details

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...

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Registration Paused Pending the COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the uncertainty driven by the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to temporarily close race registration. This will allow us to continue to assess the situation and monitor the official guidelines.  As Louisiana progresses into further reopening phases and we...

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Running For a Cause

Running For a Cause

Lafayette General, the title sponsor for Zydeco Marathon, is home to one of the most technologically advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the nine-parish Acadiana unit. Below is the story of Dr. Daniel Smith, a Zydeco half-marathon runner and former...

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Fueling For Performance

Fueling For Performance

Night before race: Primarily carb (pasta, rice, potatoes, beans) based meal with lean protein (seafood, chicken, fish), limited added fat (avoid cream sauces, cheesy sauces; choose olive oil based sauces) and sugar (avoid dessert night before; save for race day dinner...

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Long Distance Diet

Long Distance Diet

The perfect balance of protein and carbs can make all the difference when going the distance. Dr. Otis Drew, from Lafayette General Health, has some tips on which foods help you get through and recover from those long runs.

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Heat Related Injuries and Prevention

Heat Related Injuries and Prevention

Heat Cramps Heat (muscle) cramps tend to occur later in activity with muscle fatigue and after fluid and electrolyte imbalance and increased. Dehydration, diet poor in minerals, and large losses of sodium and other electrolytes increase the risk of severe often whole...

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Long Distance Diet

Hydration, The Right Kind

Hydration is key during running, but it can be too much as well or not enough of the right fluids. Dr. Otis Drew, a Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon with Lafayette General Health, gives us advice on properly handling fluids to help you perform at...

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Long Distance Diet

Common Runner Mistakes To Avoid

Some of the most common runner mistakes are choosing the wrong shoes, doing too much too soon, and not running in the proper form. Dr. Otis Drew, a Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon with Lafayette General Health, gives us advice on overcoming...

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Race Date March 12-13th, 2022