Race Information


The Fifth Annual Jazz Half Marathon and 5K. The Half Marathon is a 13.1 mile race running from Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans to Audubon Park uptown and back. The 5K is a 3.1 mile race run in the downtown area. The post race party venue is the beautiful and historic Lafayette Square.

Medallions will be presented to all Half-Marathon and to all 5K race finishers.


Saturday, October 12, 2013. The Half Marathon and the 5K will start at 7:00 a.m.

Runners will start in waves:
7:00 a.m.:  Competitive Runners ( pace per mile at 8:00 minutes or under)
7:02 a.m.:   Fitness Runners ( pace per mile at 12:00 per mile or under)
7:05 a.m.:   Casual Runners, ALL Walkers (pace slower than 12 minutes per mile)

Both the Half Marathon course and the 5K course are walker-friendly.

The post-race activities, including refreshments and entertainment, will start at 8:30AM and continue until noon.


To raise funds for Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Program, promote your health and fitness, and have a great time! And there's something in it for you, too. All Half Marathon registrants will receive a technical tee shirt, a finishers' medallion. 5K participants will receive a commemorative cotton t-shirt, the first 500 finishers will receive a finishers’ medallions. All participants will have admission to the post race party featuring free food, drinks and live music.


The Jazz Half Marathon is presented by The Grainger Foundation and the 5K is presented by Merrill Lynch, benefiting Children's Hospital. The race director is Chuck George of New Orleans Running Systems, Inc.