Monroe Half Marathon 2013

Mark your calendars for November 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM for this years 28th running of the Monroe Parks and Recreation Dept. Half Marathon.



Online registration is available at


Early registration through October 22 = $30.00


Registration from October 23 – November 1 = $35.00


Race day registration = $35.00


OVRRC members can take $5.00 off of these prices.


Register here… ACTIVE.COM

– or –

Download, print and mail in a hard copy if you want to save the processing fee ($3.25).


Click Here for Paper Entry Form

Packet pickup will take place on Friday, November 1 at Fitright Active, 1866 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201.  We will also have packet pickup on race day starting at 6:30 AM at Forsythe Park.


 Course Description 

The Monroe HM course is mostly flat, with only a couple of hills to ascend when crossing over levees or bridges.


Course Map

Map and Elevation View of Monroe Half Marathon



Age groups are in 5 year increments from age 15 to age 69.  14 and under, as well as 70 and above are a single age group.  Age group awards will be 3 deep.  Overall and Master winners are excluded from age group awards to avoid duplication of awards.


All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a shirt.


Post-Race Amenities 

Post race food and beverage will be provided to all participants.  


Race Results 











The Monroe HM begins and ends at Forsythe Park in Monroe, near the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Forsythe Avenue.  Several lodging, restaurant and movie theater options are available in the Constitution Drive / Thomas Road / Blanchard Street area of West Monroe.  These locations are less than 5 miles from the race location at Forsythe Park in Monroe.


Nearby Lodging


Nearby Restaurants


Directions from Thomas Road at I-20 to Forsythe Park

(These directions need to be modified as follows.  No left turn is

allowed onto Riverside Drive.  Instead, turn left on North 3rd Street to get to Forsythe Park.)



If you have not participated in a Half Marathon before, but think this may be something you want to try your hand at, the Monroe Half provides a great opportunity, given the favorable course, and usually pleasant temperatures of early November.


Hal Higdon offers a 12 week training guide for the novice Half Marathon participant.  By starting on the 2nd week of August, one can complete the 12 week training guide in preparation for the Monroe Half Marathon.


Hal Higdon Training Guide