The third weekend in January is calling those who plan to hit the pavement and those who’ll cheer on the sidelines to what’s been billed as a running festival with lagniappe. Organizers of the fourth annual Louisiana Marathon say they expect the two biggest races—the half marathon and full marathon—to sell out. The multi-race format also includes a quarter marathon, a 5K and a children’s marathon. Race festivities take place Jan. 16-18 near the State Capitol. Find out more at thelouisianamarathon.com.