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Humana Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 08 February, 2020

About Humana Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans Marathon

The New Orleans Rock 'N' Roll Marathon alson known as Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon is an annual international marathon race which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. It is part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series of road running competitions and it also features the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon. The event, held since 1965 (but not in 1968), was taken over by Competitor Group for the 2010 edition and adopted the Rock 'n' Roll Series name after its takeover. For the first edition, the marathon was run as an open class or mass race while the half marathon formed the elite section of the event. The elite competition started strongly, with Martin Lel beating Samuel Wanjiru in the men's section while Berhane Adere and Kim Smith ran the fastest and third-fastest times ever on American soil, for first and second place respectively. A total of around 13,000 runners participated in the day's events. Kim Smith returned in 2011 to set a 19-second personal best of 1:07:36, a new U.S. all-comer's record for the women's half marathon.

Start:

Poydras St. at Camp St

Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

Finish:

Roosevelt Mall, City Park

Roosevelt Mall, New Orleans, LA, United States

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

  • Mercedes Benz Superdome
  • Mississippi River
  • City Park
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Lake Pontchartrain
  • Lake Borgne

Overview

Start downtown and run through the French Quarter, along streets lined with beautiful gothic-inspired homes, past Jackson Square and through City Park to your ultimate finish.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.