Jazz Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, October 26, 2019 • New Orleans, LA • Course Map

2019 marks the 11th 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. 26), the average low is 59ºF and the average high is 77ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Jazz Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


  • $70 – $115 for the half marathon
  • $30 – $45 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Jazz Half Marathon & 5K, register online at RaceRoster.com here.

Official Race Website



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3 comments… add one
  • Susan Wilson October 22, 2016, 6:52 pm

    My husband has been ill. We are currently signed up for the half marathon. Could we change to the 5K?

    Susan Wilson
    Marc Wilson

  • Sharon Thornton October 21, 2016, 12:34 pm

    Register on line but have a question please call 228 3138003

  • Julie Zilinski September 28, 2015, 9:35 am

    I was just wondering if I can run jazz half marathon with double stroller.


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