Join us for the Fifth Annual Jazz Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday,October 12, 2013 and help support the Cancer Program here at Children's Hospital. This year's races will be televised live on NBC-affiliate WDSU NewsChannel 6, and will start and finish at the beautiful Lafayette Square Park in the New Orleans CBD. Runners will run past such landmarks as the New Orleans Convention Center, Louisiana Superdome, and the statue of Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle. From Lee Circle, runners will run up St. Charles Avenue, passing the fabled mansions of the Garden District, Loyola and Tulane Universities and through the green expanse of Audubon Park. Runners will return downtown to finish the race at Lafayette Square. Along the way, you will be treated to a wealth of New Orleans music by local bands.
After the race, you will feast on great food, beer, water, and soft drinks while dancing to the music of a top New Orleans band. All participants in the Jazz Half Marathon will receive a commemorative tech shirt and runners in the 5K will all receive Merrill Lynch 5K-logo, all cotton tee shirts. All Half Marathon finishers will also receive beautiful finishers' medallions.
By running the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K, you will also be supporting the Cancer Program at Children’s Hospital. Children's Hospital treats more Louisiana kids with cancer than all other facilities combined. Children’s Hospital's LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 1,100 children with cancer each year, and our hospital has a policy of never turning away a child who needs the care we offer, regardless of the family's ability to pay. The hospital provides treatment for children with leukemia, lymphoma, tumors, anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, hospital physicians have access to the most up-to-date therapies for treatment of malignancies and blood disorders in children.