Varsity Sports was back at it again this past Monday sending out the call to various race directors to come armed with brochures, koozies, race shirts and of course discounts to some of the best local races this coming fall season.
Many answered the call such as Gatortrax Duathlon, Pennington Doc’s Dash 5k, Dirty South Marathon , Crescent City Classic presenting the Fall Classic 5k & Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk , Gulf Coast Half & 10 miler Mandeville , Jazz Half Marathon & 5k , Woman’s Half Marathon, 10k & 5k , Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half , The Louisiana Marathon , Club South Runners and more.
Varsity Sports in Baton Rouge will be kicking off their FREE Half/Full Marathon training program next Monday, August 25th so if you have a goal or race in mind it is the perfect time to join in. Check out their Facebook page or website for more information.
Some race discounts that were provided at this event were only good that day but here are some codes that are still active for a limited time:
Dirty South Marathon/Half/5k/Relay Inaugural 10-12-14: “HRC15OFF” for $15 off Half/Full individual registration only.
Gulf Coast Half & 10 miler Mandeville 5th Annual 10-19-14: “VARSITYSPORTS” for $10 off registration.
Jazz Half Marathon & 5k 6th Annual 11-1-14: “JHMGEN” for $10 off Half registration.
Crescent City Classic “Fall Classic 5k” 11-8-14: “BRRRU14” for $5 off registration.
Crescent City Classic” Celebration in the Oaks 2 miler Run/Walk” 12-13-14: “BRRRU14” for $5 off registration. (Holiday themed costumes encouraged!)
Woman’s Half Marathon, 10k & 5k 3rd Annual 11-16-14: “VSBR” for 15% off registration.
Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half : 21st Anniversary 12-6-14: $10 off to those who print & mail in their registration with payment postmarked by 8/23/14. Registration form can be found on the website. Reference “VSROUNDUP” on the form for your discount.
The Louisiana Marathon/Half/Quarter/5k/Kids 4th Annual Jan 16-18 2015: “IKNOWDECKER” for 15% off all race distances except for the kids race. (Tip: If you have run it every year I would not skip this year being next year will be the 5th year anniversary “Rendezvous5”. They are known to treat the Alumni extra special!)
***I do not know how long these codes are good for so don’t wait!***
Important Race Highlights To Mention:
Pennington Doc’s Dash 5k on 9-27-14 this inaugural event promises to be a fun, family friendly event. Registration is a bargain at $20 until September 14 for the 5k and only $15 for the 1 miler. Check out there website for more information.
Dirty South Marathon has several race distances to chose from and even a relay option. This inaugural race is put on by runners so they know what you want out of a race and promise to make it worth your while to join them in West Monroe on 10-12-14. Better yet sign up as a St. Jude Hero and join the cause.
The 5th Annual Cane Field Classic will be held on 10-25-14. For those that like to run off the beaten path and something a bit different to add to your race bling collection you will LOVE this race. Custom etched machetes await the finishers that take on the “Cane Cutter Challenge” of running ALL events. Those participants will receive the “World’s Most Dangerous Race Medal”. This trail experience is held at the 100+ year old Margaret Plantation in Port Allen. This “sweet” event grows every year and is a race like no other. Are YOU up to the challenge? Registration will open on 8/25/14. To get the scoop check out the event page here.
Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half with this years guests being Kathrine Switzer & Roger Robinson this 21st anniversary race is sure to be a sellout so don’t be left behind! Join us on 12-6-14 and be sure to stay after the race for Louisiana style cuisine of gumbo, jambalaya and more. You will not leave hungry!
Race to keep on your radar for “Spring 2015”: Zydeco Marathon & Half. The Zydeco race premiered this past March in Lafayette and promises next year’s event on 3-8-15 to be even bigger! I heard lots of good things about this inaugural event from my fellow runner friends and I plan to join in next March. They are currently offering a 10% discount on race registration with promo code “LARaceRoundup”. This code is good for either race distance and will expire on 12/31/14.
If I missed any race discounts please add under comments. See you at the races!!!