Louisiana > Ole Man River Half Marathon & 5K
New Orleans, LA • Saturday, December 14, 2013 • Course Map
More than 930 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in both races combined at
the 2012 running of New Orleans' Ole Man River Half Marathon &
5K, which has moved from its race location in past years along the levee
that runs along the city's intracoastal waterway to the lush, green
expanse of New Orleans City Park, whose 1,300 acres are home to groves
of magnificent live oak trees, a golf course, statues and fountains, as
well as the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Both the half marathon and the 5K race are open to runners and walkers,
and both start at Ted Gormley Stadium near the park's southeastern
corner. From there, those taking part in the half marathon follow an
out-and-back course that runs through the park roads and around its
northern perimeter, and around and over several of the ponds and canals
that wind their way through park's grassy lawns.
Those running the half marathon will encounter a combination of paved
roads throughout the park and some stretches of running trails,
particulary along the stretch that runs alongside Robert E. Lee
Boulevard, along the park's northern end. The first few miles take
runners through the park's southern end, and the last few miles take
runners around the edges of the golf course.
For last year's race, the course was redesigned to feature several miles along the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain, between Canal Boulevard and the campus of the University of New Orleans, where runners will make a loop around the traffic circle at Elysian Fields Avenue and Lakeshore Drive.
Race Weather & Climate
Though it's known for hot and humid weather in the summer, thanks to its location right on the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans typically enjoys much milder weather in the late fall and early winter.
In December, temperatures range between 46°F and 65°F, and runners need to be prepared for rain -- the city sees an average of more than 5 inches of rainfall during the month. On the day of the race (Dec. 14), the average low is 46°F and the average high is 65°F.
View the race route map for the Ole Man River Half Marathon
8:00 AM - half marathon
8:15 AM - 5K
$60 for the half marathon, if registered by July 31, 2013
$65 between August 1 - November 30
$70 between Nov. 30 - December 8
To reserve your spot in the late fall/early winter 2013 running of New Orleans's Ole Man River Half Marathon or 5K race, register online here.
Official Race Website
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