Photos: Baton Rouge Beach Marathon

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A Marathon finishers medal is held by race volunteer John Weger, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon, Saturday Dec. 1, 2012. The design was inspired by the Baton Rouge-area Running Chicken Track Club.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Gonzales' Kaleb Shelton, 17, runs along Baton Rouge Beach before sunrise, warming up for the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon. He's a senior at East Ascension High School.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Rebecca Pohlman of Coon Rapids, Minn., loads up on energy snacks, before the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Travis Brooks of Chicago prepares his head-mounted video camera, to make video of the race available at digiRunr.com, before running in the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Patrick Stone yawns, cueing up on Stanford Avenue with other runners for the 7 a.m. start for both the half and full marathons.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Race director Craig Watson of Baton Rouge gets ready for the start.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Runners for both the marathon and half-marathon leave the start, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Runners for both the marathon and half-marathon leave the start, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Runners for both the marathon and half-marathon leave the start, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Nursing a foot injury that kept her out of the race, Vicksburg, Mississippi's Tracey Boyd enjoys a book on her e-reader, passing the time while her husband Steve Alexander runs in the half-marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Annie Clarke, 6, holds a sign to encourage her father, Chris Clarke, as she waits for him to finish the half-marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Hammond's Chelsea Davis holds assign reminding her boyfriend, Baton Rouge's Ron Morse, making sure that he stops running after the official 26.2 miles of the Marathon, citing that '26.3 miles would just be crazy,' at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Men's Open Division Marathon winner Alan Foolkes of Lake Charles hits the finish line at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Women's Open Division Marathon winner Brittlyn Sosh of Murray, Kentucky checks her time as she hits the finish line at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Men's half-marathon winner Tim Landry

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGWomen's Open Division Half-Marathon winner Angie Tingey of Houston nears the finish line.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGMen's Open Division Marathon winner Alan Foolkes of Lake Charles nears the finish line at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGWomen's Open Division Marathon winner Brittlyn Sosh of Murray, Kentucky nears the finish line at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Volunteer Clay Kershaw, 13, left, hands out a finisher medal to half-marathon participant student Emily Jackson, an LSU graduate student from San Antonio, Texas, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A heron is unfazed by the hundreds of runners winding around University Lake, during the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Half-marathon finisher Nettye Johnson of Denham Springs listens to her music player, as she crosses the finish line at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Brothers Dewey Coulon, left, of Zachary, and Christian Coulon of Baton Rouge, show their excitement as they finish the half-marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Dad (Kyle Knutson of Baton Rouge) finishes the 13.1 mile half-marathon, and was joined by sons Kash Knutson, 3, center, and Kane Knutson, 6, for the last one-tenth-mile of the race, for which their t-shirts are decorated.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Shawna Hendrick of Baton Rouge, about to pick up her half-marathon finisher's medal, ran her 13.1 miles in a fashion-statement-making pink tutu, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mary Ellen Chuss-Mirro, in an exclusive group of runners that has completed half-marathons in all 50 U.S. states, raises her hands at the finish, followed by Prairieville's Toby Hardee, right, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon. She's on her second trip around the country, on state number nine, she said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Sons Brady Hammatt, 5, left, and Collin Hammatt, 2, vie to get control of the half-marathon finisher's medal of their mom, Emily Hammatt, center, of Alexandria, at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Women's Open Division Half-Marathon winner Angie Tingey of Houston, Texas nears the finish line at the Baton Rouge Beach Marathon, Saturday Dec. 1, 2012.