Welcome to Louisiana Runs

For the Advocacy & Advancement of Running in Louisiana. A Non-Profit Fund Managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.




Louisiana Runs provides support to individuals and organizations dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of running in the state of Louisiana. The greater goal involves collaborating with other dedicated to instilling and maintaining an active lifestyle.




Louisiana Runs activities support the mission of advocacy and advancement for running in Louisiana. Since formation, the organization has provided mini-grants/reimbursements to organizations not only active in the space, but making incredible impact.

Impact Champions

  • 26.2 for Alex and ASF
  • Ainsley’s Angels
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Baton Rouge First Church of the Nazarene
  • Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet School
  • Cards4Kids – Northshore
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Club South Runners
  • Colors For A Cause Louisiana
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Baton Rouge Regional Chapter
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Denham Springs High School Athletic Association
  • Fit Families for CENLA
  • Foreign Language Academic PTO Inc.
  • Girls on the Run
  • Girls on the Run of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Team Gleason
  • IRSF Rett Racers
  • John And Erin McDermott
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Live Oak HS Cross Country
  • Livingston Parish Public Schools
  • Louisiana State University Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Louisiana State University Chapel on the Campus
  • Louisiana State University Delta Sigma Pi
  • Louisiana State University Equestrian
  • Louisiana State University Kinesiology Club
  • Louisiana State University Lacrosse
  • Louisiana State University Phi Sigma Pi
  • Louisiana State University Rowing
  • Louisiana State University Rugby
  • Louisiana State University Tennis Club
  • Louisiana State University Triathlon Club
  • Louisiana State University Volleyball Club
  • Louisiana State University Quidditch
  • Louisiana State University Ultimate Frisbee
  • Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
  • Mission Amatongas, Team
  • Northshore Community Foundation
  • Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation
  • Rocketkidz Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Runnels School
  • Running For Alzheimer’s in Memory of Floyd Holloway
  • RWB – Team Red-White-Blue
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus School
  • St. Aloysius School
  • St. James Episcopal Day School
  • St. Joseph’s Academy
  • Teach for America – South Louisiana
  • Team in Training
  • Trinity Episcopal Day School
  • United Southern Express Track Club
  • US Express Track Club
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Impact Partners


    Louisiana Runs secures the following resources to impact the running community in the state: cash and in-kind funding, industry tutelage, and educational/ training materials.

    Louisiana Runs will secure cash and in-kind funding from individual and corporate donations which are used to providing reimbursement, consulting and volunteer services for endurance races around the state.

    Industry Tutelage
    Members of Louisiana Runs have been in the running space for decades. These individual continue to network and develop relationships in the running space throughout the country. It’s these relationships that we are committed to sharing with runners in Louisiana.

    Since formation, Louisiana Runs has participated in bringing great speakers and leaders in running to the state. For instance, Matt Long – author of the Long Run and a motivational speaker; David McGillivray – author, motivational speaker and race director of the fabled Boston Marathon; and Bill Rogers – author, motivational speaker and winner of the Boston Marathon, Olympian; have been secured by our group to speak at The Louisiana Marathon.

    Educational/Training Materials

    As Louisiana Runs procures educational and training materials from key partners, these items will be posted for general use. Eventually, we will have a library of digital materials and a list of key links for Louisiana Runners to access.




    Louisiana Runs is a donor advised fund with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. The story begins with the national ranking of the health and fitness for our state in the union: Louisiana ranks in the bottom three each year for over a decade.

    Members of this organization believe running can contribute to a healthier state as well as contribute to making the sport recognized as a part of the state’s overall story. Louisiana Runs was formed to help advocates influence new runners, and to assist running experts with advancing skilled runners.

    Annually, resources are contributed to advocacy groups attracting new runners to the sport; and to experts, coaches and trainers working with competitive running clubs, track and field teams, cross country teams and individual runners. Our team helps secure and share the following resources: funding, industry tutelage and educational and training materials.

    The story may never end, but chapters will close as more Louisiana citizens maintain a healthier lifestyle, possibly a running lifestyle, and our state health and fitness rankings began moving from worst to first.

    Fast Facts
    Founded: 2012
    Launched: 2013
    Number of Organizations Impacted: 47


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    Contact Info

    (225) 387-6126

    A Managed Non-Profit Fund by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation 402 N. Fourth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802