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Race Dates

2017: Sunday, February 5, 2017
2016: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Course Information

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

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 55°F (12°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 46° F (7°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.80
Course Score: 99.80

Race Size

2016: 3,625 Finishers
2015: 2,353 Finishers
2014: 2,759 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 5.8%
2015: 6.4%
2014: 5%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

**The Marathon moves back to early February for 2017**

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 38th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 36th largest in 2014.

This year 5.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 6.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon the 337th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 239th highest percentage so far in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.80 ranks it as the 38th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 1st fastest course in Louisiana.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are 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 99.80. This PR Score ranks it as the 31st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 1st fastest in Louisiana.

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

Elevation Chart


Ratings & Reviews for the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2012 Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


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.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon in 4:31:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.