Race Information


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 3.2 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 the first 700 5K race finishers.


Saturday, October 28, 2017. 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 live music by local musicians, will start at 8:30 a.m. and continue until noon.


The Jazz Half Marathon and 5K will begin and end at Lafayette Square. For parking information, CLICK HERE



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 shirt and a finishers' medallion. 5K participants will receive a commemorative cotton t-shirt.

All participants will have admission to the post race party featuring free food, beer, drinks and live music.


The Jazz Half Marathon benefits the LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, which treats more than 1,100 children each year. Children's Hospital treats more Louisiana kids with cancer than all other facilities combined. For more information about Children's Hospital's Cancer Program, please click here.