Jazz Half Marathon & 5K

Join us on Saturday, October 26th 2019 at 7am in Lafayette Square as we celebrate 11 years strong running for the brave, young patients at Children's Hospital.

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Jazz Half Marathon Individual
Jazz Half 2-Person Relay
Jazz 5K

Why Jazz Half?

You're running for the patients of Children's Hospital

The Party. Rockin Dopsie, Jr. on stage

The Jazz Half Marathon & 5K boasts one of the best post-race parties around. Runners enjoy Louisiana food favorites like Jambalaya and Red Beans and Rice while famous New Orleans musicians entertain the crowds at Lafayette Square. Irma Thomas, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, and Rockin Dopsie, Jr. are just some of the artists who have performed at previous Jazz Half marathons. The Mardi Gras Indians — icons of New Orleans culture — will also be on hand to take photos with runners at the finish line.

Volunteer for Jazz Half 2019

Each year, we require dozens of volunteers to help perform a variety of tasks, including food service, wristband sales, etc.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must have their own transportation to and from the event. We ask that volunteers arrive at 6 a.m. and stay until the conclusion of the Post-Race Party, usually around noon.

All volunteers receive a free t-shirt, food and drinks. And of course, great music at the Post-Race Party! CLICK HERE to register as a volunteer today!

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The patients at Children’s Hospital are strong, brave, and resilient Superheroes. But fighting illness is tough, even for a Superhero. That is why Every Superhero Needs a Sidekick….. Be a Jazz Half Sidekick and RUN FOR FREE

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