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DeRidder Back Roads Half

Sat December 16, 2023 Deridder, LA 70634 US Directions

Back Roads Halfs

DeRidder Back Roads Half

7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST

Back Roads 10K

7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST

Back Roads Fun Run, 1 mile

7:00AM CST - 12:00PM CST


D Street, BUSA Soccer Fields
Deridder, LA US 70634


Its time to get to training!  The 3rd annual Back Roads not-so-typical half marathon is approaching.  We had such great feedback and wanted to do it again.  This year we continue to have do the 10K and a one mile fun run race along with the half marathon.  So, come with us as we take you on the back roads tour through the historic countryside of DeRidder.  No heavy traffic, no red lights; just fence lines, farm life, and a couple railroad tracks along the twists and turns of our back roads.  We are proud once again to be able to support Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief Efforts.  So many communities in Southwest Louisiana were devastated in 2020, on more than one occasion, and they were here for us.  It's our turn to give back!  

Here are a few things to remember:

  • Kids are welcome to run the mile long "Fun Run" but if they are under the age of 13, will need to have an adult at the finish line to supervise them.  
  • All spectators will need to stay clear of the road and not interfere with runners/walkers.  
  • Once you finish the race, there will be water, Gatorades and other refreshments available free for participants.
  • There will be top male and female placement awards for all 3 races.
    • Half Marathon
    • 10K
    • Fun Run, 1 mile 
  • Roads will only be secured for a limited time. If you choose to walk the 13.1 we ask that you walk at a brisk pace for the duration of the race. 
  • No pets; we don't want to invite unwanted pets to run after our participants. This race is through the back roads and rural areas. There may be a few loose dogs along the route. We do our best to raise awareness and to inform the neighborhoods of our upcoming event.
  • All finishers will receive a t-shirt if registered by December 5.  If registered after December 5th, then T-shirts will be on a first come basis but not guaranteed. 
  • If you would like to be a sponsor please email us.  Sponsors of $100+ will be listed on shirts.
  • You will receive an email outlining the route the week before the race
  • Check us out on Facebook; just search for... DeRidder Back Roads Half

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