2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Saturday, December 18 at 2:30 PM

Kickoff K’s 5K and Half Marathon Hits the Streets This Weekend

Runners from all over the Ark-La-Tex will hit the streets of Shreveport this weekend, as the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s 5K and Half Marathon is set for this Saturday, May 15.

The half marathon will kick off first at 7 a.m. – followed by the 5K shortly after at 7:15 a.m. Both races will start and finish at Fern Marketplace outside of Orangetheory Fitness – located at 1370 E 70th St, Shreveport, LA 71105. The half marathon route will travel through South Highland, as runners will get to enjoy the scenic streets of McCormick, Creswell, Thornhill, Ockley, Unadilla and Fairfield along the beautiful and challenging course. 

Preregistration is encouraged and is available online at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/Kickoff-K/ or RunSignUp.com/Race/LA/Shreveport/KickoffKs. Registration for the half marathon is $70 through Friday, May 14 and $30 for the 5K. Race day registration increases by $5 to $75 and $35 for the half marathon and 5K, respectively.

The overall male and female winner of the half marathon will receive a $1,000 cash prize, and the male and female winner from each age group (20 & Under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Over) will win $100. The overall men’s and women’s winners of the 5K will receive a $250 cash prize, and male and female age group winners will receive $50. All runners will receive a Kickoff K’s shirt, and all half marathon finishers will receive a medal.

The annual Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff K’s is managed by Sportspectrum and Sportspectrum Race Management. Orangetheory Fitness is in its third year as presenting sponsor of Kickoff K’s. For more information on Kickoff K’s – including the full race routes and registration information, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/Kickoff-K/ or call the bowl office at 318.221.0712.


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game – with the 45th edition slated for the 2021 Bowl Season. Louisiana Tech recorded the first shutout in the game’s history with a 14-0 victory over Miami in the 44th Independence Bowl in 2019. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. The bowl’s conference and team agreements, as well as the television agreement, also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and BYU are slated to matchup against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, which will be televised on an ESPN network.

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

2020 Independence Bowl