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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, March 4, 2018
2017: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Pancake Flat
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 69°F (20°C)
Average Low: 51° F (10°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.34
Course Score: 99.84

Race Size

2017: 2,825 Finishers
2016: 3,625 Finishers
2015: 2,353 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 5.2%
2016: 5.8%
2015: 6.4%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon course is very flat with less than 20 feet separating the high and low points.


Marathon Rankings

The Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon was the th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the th largest in 2015.

This year 5.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 5.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon the th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 99.84 ranks it as the th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the th fastest course in Louisiana.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon a PR Score of 99.34. This PR Score ranks it as the th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the th fastest in Louisiana.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

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Ratings & Reviews for the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon

4.8 Stars from 6 Reviews



review of 2017 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

This was a great race however the weather was hot and humid which affected the last part of the race. The after party was wonderful, aid stations well attended, cheer teams were awesome, and the entertainment was well spaced out on the course.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2017 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

nice flat course. great as a first marathon. very crowded for the first half. most water stations only available on one side of the course. long lines at the porter potties. late start for the race. course itself was great. beautiful tour of the city.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2017 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

It was an extremely fun race. They did a great job organizing waves of participants-- great spectator action along the course. Well stocked aid stations.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Stay in the French Quarter and check your bags there. They close the drop bag station really early and it had me running back to my hotel and racing to the start line.



review of 2017 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

4 / 5 Stars

Review

Far more half marathoners than full. Little support after mile 13. Miles were poorly marked. Few spectators. However, the people at the finish line were incredible.

Race Tips

The streets are really in bad shape. A person who had run the race the previous year told me to watch my step because of the poor streets. I saw several people take bad falls. Be careful when running.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Everything was easy. Picking up my race number was easy. We stayed by the convention center, which was half a mile from the start area and quieter than downtown. There were plenty of buses to take you from the finish line to the start. They even allowed family members to ride the buses for free. Very nice



review of 2016 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

It was well-run, the music was fun & I liked seeing all the different parts of New Orleans.

Race Tips

It was a flatter course than I had been expecting.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

I am SLOW runner. Because there were so many corrals, I didn't reach the start line until about 30 minutes after the starting gun. I got cold waiting that long. Also, I realized I probably didn't need to get so panicky about being "on time" to the start.



review of 2012 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

The roads are being improved every year.

Race Tips

Nearly perfectly flat.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Stay downtown and walk to the starting line.



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