A Race for Mardi Gras
When the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon became part of the Rock 'n' Roll series it was expected that this great race would get even better. Well, get better it did in quite a few ways! Participation in last year's full and half marathons numbered 15,500. This year about 17,000 are expected to run, including Scott Jurek, American record-holder for a 24-hour run and seven-time winner of the Western States Endurance Run.
This Year's Race
The race will start at Race and Tchoupitoulas Sts,near Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and the Morial Convention Center. The runner's will proceed through the Garden District, and continue over to Audubon Park. The course then loops downtown on St. Charles Avenue, past Jackson Square and across Bayou St. John around, and then back to, City Park where the race will end. Start time for the event is 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2011. Immediately after the race there will be a post race party near the finish line, headlined by Bowling For Soup. There are special categories such as fastest wheelchair, oldest runner, etc. First place finishers receive $1,000; for second place,$500, and third placers get $250. .
Get All the Information
For all the information and to register go to the official website.