Runner’s World Names Jazz Half as One of the Year’s Best Half Marathons

Runner’s World, a US-based international running magazine with a circulation of more than 700,000 readers, named the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K among the Year’s Best Half Marathons. The beautiful route that takes runners through some of the most historic parts of the city, the ease of running a “pancake flat” course, and a great post-race party once racers cross the finish line were all the things that helped the Jazz Half make the list. CLICK HERE to read the full list.

Grainger Foundation and Nola.com Join Us Again as Jazz Half Sponsors

We are thrilled to announce that The Grainger Foundation and Nola.com/The Times Picayune will both be returning to support the Jazz Half Marathon & 5K as co-presenting sponsors.
 
This is the sixth year The Grainger Foundation has committed to sponsoring our race benefiting the Cancer Program at Children's Hospital.
 
Nola.com and The Times Picayune are back for the second year as a presenting sponsor of the Jazz Half Marathon & 5K. 

Picture Perfect Smiles for the Race to Beat Childhood Cancer

The 7th Annual Jazz Half Marathon and 5K is set for Saturday, October 31, 2015, and race organizers are hard at work to make this year’s Jazz Half the best ever, with great music, great food and beer and – as always – a great course for our runners!

The smiling faces of our young cancer patients will once again grace the mile-markers, banners, and signs that line the course and decorate the post-race party, reminding Jazz Half runners that they are racing to beat childhood cancer.