Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Loop, Road
Difficulty: 3 / 10
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Address: P.O. Box 8788, Metairie, LA 70011
Filed Under: Running
The Nokia Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K and Kids 1 Mile Race are held around the end of February in New Orleans, finishing and starting at the Louisiana Superdome.
The 39th Annual Nokia Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K and Kids 1 Mile Races are produced by the New Orleans Track Club. The NOTC welcomes runners and walkers from all over to enjoy the charm of historic New Orleans! For information about the NOTC visit our website at www.runNOTC.org.
The Course: No hills! New Orleans is below sea level and except for one small overpass at miles 6 and 9 the course is flat and fast. The scenic route takes you through many of New Orleans most historic neighborhoods including the French Quarter, Bayou St. John, City Park, Mid-City, Garden District, Uptown, and Audubon Park and is topped off with the exciting finish inside the Louisiana Superdome!
The Half-Marathon has a 4 hour time limit. Should a participant choose to continue after 11:00AM, they do so at their own risk and must use the sidewalk.
The Marathon has a 7 hour time limit. Should a participant choose to continue after 2:00PM, they do so at their own risk and must use the sidewalk.
All marathon participants must be past the marathon/half-marathon split (13 mile point) on Girod Street at the Superdome entrance by 11:00AM. The remainder of the marathon course will be closed to further access after that time.
Over 16 aid and fluid stations will be located throughout the marathon course. Kentwood Spring Water and 10K Thirst Quencher will be available at each station. Each station will have portable toilets. Race times will be called at each mile and mile markers will be posted at each mile.
Marathon Awards: Custom medallions will be given to all official finishers at the finish line. Award divisions include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall, 1st masters, 1st grandmasters, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in age groups 19-under through 75-over (5 year increments).