Often imitated, but never duplicated.  The Fat Boy 5k is now in cities across America (Las Vegas, New Orleans and more!), but the original started right here in Baton Rouge, LA!  With the Fat Boy growing (pun intended) the Original Fat Boy Running Club has real reason to celebrate!  And THE Fat Boy knows how to celebrate!  Join us early Saturday morning for some pre-race donuts and chocolate milk, and after the race for Manda Sausage Po-boys, Mockler beverages, Moon Pies, and Coca-Cola products. Chocolate Easter bunnies for the winners!  Enter as a skinny runner, or man up to the Clydesdale division, or bring your friends and compete in the team competition.  Clydesdale team divisions must collectively weigh in at 650 lbs.... or more.

Register early!  There are only 1000 spots available!  Awards given five deep in five year age groups.  Awards for weight divisions: Athena, Clydesdale, Super Clydesdale, Ultra Clydesdale, and Clydesdale Teams.  Finisher awards to first 150 male finishers and first 150 female finishers!

Welcome to the Original Fat Boy Running Club

Saturday, April 8, 2017

    8:00 am 1 mile

    8:30 am Fat Boy 5k

at Highland School on Sunset Blvd.

Next Race

We only take 1000 fat boys and girls!  Club South members get to register early, so make sure your membership is current to ensure your spot!

Registration will OPEN on imATHLETE


Early packet pickup will be available Friday, April 7 from 11am-6pm at Varsity Sports in Baton Rouge, LA.  Great give-a-ways from Brooks Running, and Fat Boy fun contests like “Guess Your Weight” and more!

Packet Pickup


    $25 through early regis date or til full

    $20 for Club South Members (join here!)

    $15 no t-shirt option


Ben Cherbonnier, Original Fat Boy:


    225-927-9200 ext. 442

Don Phelps, Original Fat Boy:


Questions? Comments?

Great course through the University Acres subdivision!  Hilly (well, for Baton Rouge that is) so might not be your fastest course, but that’s not what the Fat Boy is about!  Check out a course map here.

Race Course