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Runners take their mark for Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon

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Runners, joggers, and walkers hit the pavement Sunday for the 5th Annual Lafayette General Zydeco Marathon.

The race featured a half marathon of 13.1 miles and a marathon of 26.2 miles, or participants could share the full or the half with a relay.

John Hitter, of Layette, placed first in the marathon with the time 2:54. 

Participants started on Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette and raced around the city before making their way back downtown for the finish. For a full look at the course, click here

After the race, competitors were treated to an after-party at Parc International for food, beverages, and live music. 

This year marks the first year Lafayette General joins the Zydeco name. Proceeds from the race will go to Lafayette General Foundation's NICU Rocks program and NicView technology.

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