Woman's Hospital Half Marathon set for Dec. 9

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Attention women, If you're looking for the perfect way to burn some holiday calories and fit into that little black dress, join Woman's Hospital's Half Marathon or stroll in the just-announced 5K Fun Run on Dec. 9 at 7 a.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. Start training now to get into "pink" performance.

Recognizing that a half marathon can be daunting, Woman's Half Marathon & 10K Road Race added the 5K Fun Run to the event to allow as many runners and walkers as possible. "While the Half Marathon and 10K remain the focus of the weekend, many people have expressed an interest in becoming involved without the commitment of running six to 13 miles," said Adam Guess, Managing Partner of Gulf Coast Event Group. "Adding the 5K Fun Run provides an avenue for everyone to become a part of the weekend."

The 5K course will include the northern section of the Half Marathon, including areas of downtown Baton Rouge and the state capitol. The 5K will start at approximately 7:15 a.m., 10 to 15 minutes after the Half Marathon and 10K. Participants in the 5K Fun Run will receive chip timing, a 5K Fun Run participant t-shirt and access to the post-race celebration.