Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Jazz Half Marathon?
The Jazz Half Marathon is the standard half marathon distance: 13 miles, 577 feet and 6 inches. The half-marathon is usually approximated as 13.1 miles or 21 kilometers.
Do you have an elevation map of the course?
No. The course, like most of New Orleans, is flat and approximately at sea level. No hill training required!
Can I wear my iPod or headphones in the race?
Wearing ear buds or headphones can distract your attention from what is going on around you and make it hard for you to hear announcements or instructions from race officials and law enforcement personnel on the course, not to mention your fellow participants. Out of concern for your safety on the course and the experiences of the other participants we strongly suggest that you leave your personal music devices at home or in your gear check bag.
Is it okay to push a stroller/walk or run with my pet/wear roller blades or skates on the course?
No strollers, pets, or roller blades or skates will be allowed on the course. There will be too many people around you to allow mechanical devices or your leashed four-legged friends on the course. The safety of all participants is our primary concern.
What is the course time limit for the Jazz Half Marathon?
Is discounted lodging available?
Yes, Marriott is offering special discounted rates at several of their beautiful New Orleans properties. Click here for more information.
I've raised at least $250 on Crowdrise. How do I register to Run For Free?
If you registered prior to raising $250, your registration fee will be reimbursed after the race.
Will I be able to pick up my race packet prior to the race?
Yes, race packet pick-up will be available at a yet-to-be-determined location. Packet pick-up details will be posted on the website and sent to registrants via email as soon as details are confirmed.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, as long as they have a photocopy of your driver's license.