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Seize the Day - Baton Rouge

Fri April 12 - Sat April 13 Baton Rouge, LA 70808 US Directions


1 Mile Fun Run

04/13 9:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT

5K Run/Walk

04/13 9:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA US 70808



Join us in Baton Rouge

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Pennington Biomedical Research Center


We have several options for participation! 

  • In-person 1 mile fun run
  • In-person 5K walk/run 
  • Virtual 5-K

Each in person registration includes: 

Bib for 1 mile fun run or 5K
Race T-shirt 
Finisher Medal 
After race activities

Each virtual registration includes: 
Race t-shirt and finisher medal to be mailed 

T-shirts are not guaranteed for those who register after March 15, 2024

Add ons *New this year*

Do you want to show your support all year long? Add a yard sign or a bumper sticker to your race packet!


What should you expect on race day?

Seize the Day is about supporting those we love with epilepsy and raising awareness. Walk, run, or roll your way across the finish line because most of all we hope you have FUN! And don't plan on running out after you finish the race because we have music, food, and games! You'll be able to meet other people living with epilepsy too!  Pennington Biomedical Research Center has limited seating, so we do recommended bringing outdoor chairs or blankets to sit on. We do allow tents as well, but we ask that you email so we have keep track of how much space we need to reserve. 

You are welcome to use wheelchairs or strollers on the race course, but please note that a small section of the 5K is not paved. Please reach out to  or call 225-298-5499 with any questions about accessibility.

Scooters and bikes are not allowed. 


*IMPORTANT - please be sure to enter from Perkins Road only as the Kenilworth entrance will be blocked as part of the race route.*
We will have signs directing you to parking on Pennington. It is best to arrive by 8:30 am. Look for our balloon arch to help you find your way to registration. 


8:00 am to 8:45 am: Same day registration and packet pick up

9:00 am: 1 mile fun run/walk begins

9:30 am: 5K run/walk begins

9:30 am: Family fun activities including food and drinks with live music provided by Baton Rouge Music Studios 

10:45 am: Awards

12:00 pm: Event ends

Early Packet Pick Up:

If you would like to pick up your race packet before the event, please come to our office at one of the times listed below.

Thursday, April 11th from 12 pm to 6 pm
Friday, April 12th from 7 am to 1 pm

Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana
11822 Justice Ave, Suite B4
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Race Day Pick-up is available from 8:00 am to 8:45 am at the registration table at Pennington.

Team Awards

Start getting your teams together because we will have four team awards this year! Teams are a great way to show your support for your loved one with epilepsy, to help raise money for epilepsy services in Louisiana, and to have more fun on race day. Don't have a team yet? No worries! You can start one when you register on Run Sign Up. Many of teams come up with fun names and make t-shirts to stand out on race day. Last year we added tent decorations too! Work for as few or as many team awards as you want! 

  • Team who raises the most money. (This contest ends Friday, April 12, 2024, at 6:00 pm.)
    Each fundraising team has its own link on RunSignUp which makes it easy to fundraise through social media, text, or email! Some companies will match nonprofit donations, so be sure to check with your company. If you raise any funds off-site, please email for instructions on how to get your donations added to your team.

  • Team with the most participants  (This contest ends Friday, April 12, 2024, at 6:00 pm)
    Race participants must register on the team when they submit their race registration or they won’t be counted for the team. The team captain will receive the prize. In-person and virtual team members count! 

  • Team with the best t-shirt  (This contest ends Friday, April 12, 2024, at 6:00 pm)
    Ready to get creative! Make up a name for your team and design your shirt. If you need help with design, you can visit! Not all members of your team are required to have a shirt. Pictures of your teams shirt must be emailed to by 6:00 pm on
    Friday, April 12., 2024. The winner is determined by the event committee. 

  • Team tent decorations (The winner will be determined on race day.)
    This is another way to have fun on race day! Decorate your team's tent and you'll be sure to stand out on race day! The winner is determined by the event committee. 

Race Awards

o Overall Top 1 Mile – Female/Male
o Overall Top 5K – Female/Male  
The 1st and 2nd place in each age category will receive a commemorative visor.
Age group winners will be called from the side of the main stage.  

o Overall Top 5K – Female/Male 
Virtual participants can complete the race between Friday, April 12,2024 at 6:00 pm CDT to Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11:00 am CDT at the place of your choosing. You must enter your results by 11:00 am on Saturday, April 13, 2024 to be eligible to win.  Time results should be emailed to

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