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Rouge Orleans – New Point-to-Point Ultramarathon in TALON Region

Point-to-Point run.

124 miles.

Solo or team (2,3 or 6 person).

Taking place in the TALON region.

Sound interesting?

If so, there is a unique ultramarathon taking place in Louisiana on March 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2011. This ultrarunning adventure is called Rouge Orleans.

What is so unique about it?

The event starts in the capital city of Baton Rouge and you run/walk/crawl 124 miles on top of the levee along the Mississippi River until you reach Audubon Park in New Orleans.

Some cool course insight:

The only time runners will have to cross a road will be at the finish when they shoot down the levee, cross River Road and enter the park. There are a few instances during the race in which runners will have to run on river road, but these are short sections. Most of the the run will be on the levee. This means that there will be NO traffic on the course. It also means that the terrain is mostly dirt and gravel although the last few miles are paved.

Did you read it? Only one road crossing. No traffic on the course. Nice running surface.

This will be a flat course which will provide its own unique challenges.

Of course, Mardi Gras is March 8th…just sayin’.

Solo Runner Requirement

Noteworthy info for those wanting to go solo:

In order to protect the safety of the runners, the Rouge-Orleans requires all individual ultra runners to have run at least one ultra event of 50 miles or longer within 12 months of the race. Upon registration you will need to provide a list of all the ultras that you‘ve run over the past year.

Field Limit

Teams will be limited to the first 400 and individuals 100.

Check it out

The Rouge Orleans race organizers have put together a pretty informative site this far out from the inaugural event, I’m impressed. Be sure to click-around if the event interests you.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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