Saturday, October 27, 2018 • New Orleans, LA • Course Map
2018 marks the 10th annual running of the New Orleans Jazz Half Marathon & 5K, both of which take runners on a fast, flat course through the paved streets of one of the most interesting cities anywhere in America, known around the world for its architectural, cultural and natural beauty.
Begun as a benefit for the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, the race will start downtown at the city’s Lafayette Square, and follow an out-and-back course that loops through uptown New Orleans as well as the city’s historic Garden District and its beautiful, spacious green Audubon Park, which is also home to its zoo, aquarium and insect exhibit known as the “Insectarium.”
And because the course winds through this city, much of which lies at or below sea level, the race is very flat with little uphills or downhills to speak of.
Once runners make their way through the city, they’ll finish the race back at Lafayette Square downtown, where a post-race party and musicfest will be underway.
All runners must be able to complete its 13.1 miles within four hours, which means they’ll need to keep roughly an 18-minute-per-mile pace or better.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the banks of Lake Ponchartrain in southeastern Louisiana, just miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the south, New Orleans typically experiences hot, humid summers followed by mild to cool fall and winter seasons.
On race day (Oct. 27), the average low is 59ºF and the average high is 77ºF.
- 2017 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Jazz Half Marathon Results
- $65 – $85 for the half marathon
- $30 – $40 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Jazz Half Marathon & 5K, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
Official Race Website
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