About Cajun Country Run

The Cajun Country Run (CCR)started in 2002 and became a primary supporter of TRAIL in 2010.  Today the event now offers 5 running options.  The road race options include a half marathon (a single loop and USATF certified), a 10k (USATF certified) and 5k.  The trail courses include a 10k & 5k that offer a mix cross country and single track sections.  The 10k course will take you on some technical sections along the banks of the Vermilion River.

The hallmark of the CCR is the home made alligator head trophies, compliments of CajunBen.com. 

Proceeds from the CCR have allowed TRAIL to  do work in and around Acadiana Park.  In 2012 TRAIL purchased property to add to the Acadiana Park & Nature Station.  TRAIL has also help fund some improvements to the mountain bike trail system built and maintained by Mountain Bike Lafayette.  

Courir des Cadiens Challenge

Complete the three race series to receive an exceptional medal and all the glory!

Race #1:  Tour des Atakapas (October 14, 2017)

Race #2:  Cajun Country Run 1/2 Marathon, 10k & 5k (December 9, 2017)

Race #3:  Zydeco Marathon & Half (March 11, 2018)

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Previous year medals for Courir des Cadiens

Photos

Thanks to Giles Subaru and Paul Kieu Photography, we have FREE photos for all runners.  Check out the thousands of FREE photos from 2016 Cajun Country Run. Please let Giles Subaru know how much you appreciate their continued sponsorship of Cajun Country Run and TRAIL Events!


AWARDS

SANTA CLAUS DIVISIONS

Half marathon Divisions

Overall Male & Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
• Gator Head Trophies

Masters (40+) Male & Female
• Gator Head Trophies

Grand Masters (50+) Male & Female
• Gator Head Trophies

Age Groups (9 & under, every five years, to 70 & older)
• Special Medals

Finishers Medals

Fastest Santa & Mrs. Santa

1st Male & Female to cross the finish line each race (half marathon, 10k & 5k).

best dressed running mr. or mrs. Santa

During the award ceremony our judges will rate and award prizes to those individuals and groups dressed up in Santa Claus costumes & who participated in the race. Your bib number should be present at all time.  Judging will be based on enthusiasm, completeness of costume, and you must have done the run in most of your costume.  

Each winner will receive a Santa's bag full of prizes and gift certificates from our sponsors, just in time for Christmas.

 

10k divisions (Road/TRAIL)

Overall Male & Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
• Gator Head Trophies

Age Groups (9 & under, every five years, to 70 & older)
• Special Medals

Finishers Medals

5k divisions (Road/TRAIL)

Overall Male & Female (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
• Gator Head Trophies

Age Groups (9 & under, every five years, to 70 & older)
• Special Medals

Finishers Medals

 

2016 Santa Division Winners

2016 Santa Division Winners



Packet Pickup

3 early packet pickup locations & race day packet pickup at acadiana park @ 6:30 am

Please bring with you a signed waiver (click here) and your ID!

Wednesday December 6       11 am - 6 pm
Romacelli's Bistro @ Sugar Mill Pond

200 Prescot Blvd, Suite 100, Youngsville, La 70592

Thursday December 7        11 am - 6 pm
Romacelli's Bistro @ River Ranch
115 Stonemont Rd, Lafayette, La 70508

Friday December 8        11 am - 6 pm
Romacelli's Bistro @ Couret Farms

505 West Pont Des Mouton, Lafayette, La 70507

Saturday December 9         starting @ 6:30 am
Start/finish area @ acadiana park

1205 E. Alexander St., Lafayette, La 70507

If you need to have your packet picked up by someone else
they will need to bring your signed waiver and a copy of your ID with them.

Event Day instructions 

Directions to primary parking

NOTE:  GPS devices may route you onto portions of Alexander St. & Teurlings Dr. which will be closed to traffic. Be sure to use Willow St. to get to David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy (805 Teurlings Dr., Lafayette, LA  70501)

From I-10 take the Louisiana Ave exit.  Go South on Louisiana Ave. then take a left onto Willow St. then right onto Teurlings Drive.  After crossing over the rail road tracks on Teurlings Drive take the first left which will bring you into the parking lot of the school.

From Hwy 90/Evangeline Thruway/I-49 turn onto Willow St. heading East.  Then right onto Teurlings Drive.  After crossing over the rail road tracks on Teurlings Drive take the first left which will bring you into the parking lot of the school.

From Pinhook Rd. If you are coming from a point Midtown Lafayette area or South of Lafayette using Hwy 90 and heading North, then take Pinhook Rd.  Pinhook Rd becomes Teurlings Dr. (after it crosses Carmel Dr./Breaux Bridge Hwy).  After crossing over the rail road tracks on Teurlings Drive take the first left which will bring you into the parking lot of the school.

Aerial diagram of the start/finish line, parking, and day of registration and packet pickup.  

Race Day: Saturday December 9th

6:00am - 8:15am: Race day packet pick-up & registration for all events.

6:30am: Shuttles start from David Thibodeaux to Acadiana Park

7:30am:  START half-marathon 

8:00am: START of the 10k road & trail runs

8:20am: START of the 5k road & trail runs

8:45am: first finishers expected

9:00am -11:00am: awards given out, post race meal available

 

Starting Line

The starting line for the all runs is in Acadiana Park in between the basketball courts, pavilion and tennis courts, use 1205 E. Alexander St., Lafayette, LA  for your GPS device.  

The start is a half mile from the main parking area at David Thibodeaux STEM School.  Because there is minimal parking in and around Acadiana Park, we suggest parking at the school and either taking the shuttle or getting in a short 800 meter warm up run.