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The Our Lady of the Lake Tiger 10K Race has three different event distances to offer participants. The race has a 10K, a 5K and the Tiger Kids Mile. Both the 10K and 5K are open to runners, joggers and walkers. The Tiger Kids Mile is for children ages 3-12.
The start line for the 10K and 5K courses will be on South Stadium Dr. near LSU Stadium’s new South end zone addition. Runners will be corralled according to expected finish times with the fastest runners in the front and walkers in the back. Both the 10K and 5K races will start at 8:00am in a wave start fashion. 150-200 runners will be allowed to start approximately every 30 seconds.
Runners will proceed East on South Stadium Drive. Where East Parker Drive, meets West Lakeshore Drive, the 5K runners will turn left and run down “Sorority Row” while the 10K runners will continue straight towards Stanford Avenue.
The remaining portion of the 5K course will be divided by cones to keep 5K runners and 10K runners in separate lanes, allowing for the faster 10K runners to run unimpeded through the course.
All runners will see Dalrymple Drive, the LSU Law Center, the Student Union and Parade Grounds, the Bell Tower, Campus Quad, and the Indian Mounds. Runners will continue down Field House Drive and turn right onto Powerhouse Lane before entering the Southeast Gates to the field. On the 50-yard line runners will cross the finish line and slap the WIN bar.
After the 5K runners split off, the 10K runners will turn North on Stanford Avenue, and pass Baton Rouge Beach for the first time on the way out and turn left onto Hyacinth Avenue. This is a beautiful section of town with many wonderful oak trees and scenic views of the lake and LSU Campus across it. A quick loop around East Lakeshore Drive from Hyacinth Avenue will put runners back going South on Stanford Avenue. A right turn onto South Lakeshore Drive gives more views of the lakes and some stunning southern homefronts before passing Baton Rouge Beach a second time and turning West on West Lakeshore Drive.
10K Runners will rejoin the 5K course at West Lakeshore Drive and follow the 5K course towards the finish. The congested area of the course on “Sorority Row” will be coned to allow us to keep 5K runners and 10K runners in separate lanes, allowing for the fast 10K runners to run unimpeded through the course.
*All courses are very well marked. There are mile markers for each distance event, directional signs for course splits and TURNAROUND signs for course turnarounds. Course splits and course turnarounds will be manned with an operations staff member who will typically be making announcements on a megaphone. Course turns are indicated with traffic cones and usually (not always) have police units, volunteers and/or staff members. Traffic on courses is managed by our law enforcement partners, but no roads are promised to be closed to all traffic. Runners should be aware of their surroundings: the course, applicable signage, vehicles, staff, volunteers, and police officers.