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Join us for the Jazz Half - Marathon  / Half- Marathon Relay / Jazz 5K 

Saturday, October 26, 2019   -  Lafayette Square , New Orleans  

Benefiting Children's Hospital 

7:00 am - Start time 

General Details ( Please read )

Please review the links shown on the Jazz Half Website:   

Links for:  Race Information , Registration, Course , Run for Free program 25

Entry Fees - Jazz Half Marathon 2019: 

Registered by Jan 31st-  $70.00

by March 31 - $75.00 

by May 31 - $80.00

by August 31 - $85.00

by October 20th - $90.00

At the Expo on October 25 - $100.00

Day of race (Oct. 26) - $115.00 

Entry Fees - Jazz 5K:  

$30.00 by August 31st

$40.00 by October 21st,

$45.00 at Expo / Day of race 

Packet Pickup:  (race bib number, t-shirt, info) Friday, October 25th, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm hosted by the Renaissance Arts Marriot Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas Street (in the main ballroom). Packet  pickup also available on day of race opening at 5:30am (just two blocks from race site) closes when race starts (7:00 am)    *Please bring your confirmation e-mail.   NOTE - Suggest to consider foregoing pickup at packet pickup opening time ( 11:00 am  ) to avoid lines.. wait about 1-1/2 hour for little to no lines.. !!  After you pickup your race bib number please remember to pickup your official t-shirt and visit with our vendors and area run /walk event displays booths. 

Chip Timed Race ( Half, Relay, 5K ): Please wear your bib number on FRONT only and visible at all times.  If picking up bib for others, please cross check the name written on back of bib to make certain to distribute correct bib to person assigned to..!! Results will denote both Gun time and net chip time. Awards are based on gun time.  Split times shown in results for 10K, 10 Mile and the relay exchange point for those in the Half-Marathon relay division.

AWARDS:  Custom medallions to all finishers of the Half-Marathon, Half-Marathon relay (each team member) and the Jazz 5K

Jazz 5K Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male and female 

Jazz Half-Marathon: 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall , 1st masters, 1st grand masters, 1st senior. Age groups  (1st place) ages 19-under, 20-29, 30-39 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80- over 

Two-Person Relay: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place team in divisions Male, Female, Mixed

Results posted/streaming on as you finish the race. Check via your cell phone, tablet, etc. 

Half Marathon Relay

Jazz Half Marathon 2-Person TEAM RELAY!     

Sponsored by  -   VARSITY SPORTS 

Accomplish the Jazz Half Marathon together with your best friend, family member, neighbor or colleague. Have fun exercising while supporting Children’s Hospital!

Details:Two-Person Relay Division

Team Member # 1:
Start to Relay hand off point on St. Charles Avenue, at Calhoun Street (7.0 Mile mark)
Lead Runner will start Half Marathon in Lafayette Square at the start of the race.

Team Member # 2:
Relay hand off point to Finish Line (6.1 Miles)
Anchor Runner will be bused to Calhoun Street (7.0 Mile mark) to await team member’s arrival.

Male,  Female,  Co-Ed (1 male, 1 female)

2-Person Team Relay Awards:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place team in each division
1st Place Overall (Male Team, Female Team, Co-Ed Team)
2nd Place Overall (Male Team, Female Team, Co-Ed Team)
3rd Place Overall (Male Team, Female Team, Co-Ed Team)
Total quantity of Awards for Team Relay:  18

Team Division registration Maximum: 150 total teams
There are a limited number of RELAY TEAM registrations available so hurry and register your team today!

Two-Person Relay Entry Fees:

Registered by May 31st - $100.00

Registered by August 31st - $130.00

Registered by October 15th - $150.00

Team Registration closes on October 15th  

Distinct color ribbon to state "TEAM Division"
The anchor runner on each team will receive two (2) medallions, one for each team member upon finishing.

Keeping Track of timing:
Relay teams will share the same Bib number. Runner #1 time with be added with Runner #2 time to determine their final 13.1 marathon time.

Bus transportation provided for official Jazz Half relay team members.  ( FREE ) 

Bus transportation details - IMPORTANT  

Runner # 2 board yellow school bus on St. Charles Avenue ( buses on site @ 6:15 am ) at Lafayette Square. Buses depart for the on course relay point at 6:45 am ( * Please be on time - and on the bus ) 

Runner # 1 will be bused back from the on course relay exchange point located on St. Charles Avenue at Calhoun Street ( Mile 7 location)

More specific details will be forward to all Relay team members at a later date.  


The Inaugural " SHORE THING " Half-Marathon Series 

Register for and finish both Half-Marathon events of the Inaugural " SHORE THING "  series

Series events include the 

Jazz Half (Saturday, October 26th) * the Southshore event 

and the Northshore Half ( Sunday, October 27th ) * the Northshore event 


Earn a custom " Shore Thing " Series medallion for completing the series. Medallions will be distributed at the Northshore Half-Marathon post race , look for canopy tent on site. 

NOTE:   Please Check the Custom Question tab if you plan to compete in the series on the registration pages.  

Half- Marathon Course Map / Details


Important details - please review ...  UPDATED COURSE MAP 

Half Marathon Turn-by-turn: Start: On Camp Street at N. Maestri,  continue to Poydras Street, turn left on Poydras to O'Keefe Street, turn right on O'Keefe to Common Street, turn left on Common Street to S. Rampart Street ,  right on S. Rampart, continue to N. Rampart to Turn around point on N. Rampart at Barracks Street   Continue on N. Rampart to Poydras Street. Turn left on Poydras to St. Charles Avenue. 
Continue on St. Charles Avenue to Audubon Park. , Enter Audubon Park and continue around park loop jogging pathway between St. Charles Avenue and Magazine Street.
Exit Audubon Park onto St. Charles Avenue and continue in downtown direction on St. Charles Avenue.
Turn right from St. Charles onto Andrew Higgins Street., Turn left onto Camp Street, continue on Camp to Finish line at intersection with S. Maestri.  
( HOORAH your DONE  

Aid Stations:  See Water symbols on course map, 9 aid stations on course.   Kentwood Springs Water, Powerade , port-o-lets placed nearby each station. 

Course elevation:   WHAT ?  There are no hills in New Orleans .   We measured the highest  " bump" on the course and it's 5-1/2 inches which gives you both a  5-1/2 inch uphill and same downhill- WOW start your hill training Oct 26th   

Time Limit: Four ( 4 ) hour time limit for Half-Marathon course.    Rolling course time frame closures. After that you may be on the sidewalk as the course is closed.  At the finish line as long as you are making an attempt we will wait for you... You deserve that finisher medallion go for it  

5K Course Map


Event Schedule

  • October 25 7:00 AM CDT - START Half-Marathon and 5K

Contact Information

Event Location

Lafayette Square Conservancy, South Maestri Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

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