The course will start in beautiful Jackson Square, and take runners on a scenic tour of the great city of New Orleans. It will be well marked with yellow arrows on the ground, and will also be uploaded to Strava for those of you wishing to follow along on your smart devices.
General event information
50 mile and 50k ultramarathon.
This is an urban run that takes participants all throughout the city of New Orleans, past some of its most recognizable and beautiful sights. The final course will be finalized and posted by Sunday, 10/2/21. This will be entirely on pavement/streets/sidewalks/running paths/etc, and will be completely open to the public. Markings will be strategically placed along the way (little arrows spray painted on the ground), and will be very visible and easy to follow.
50k = starts at 6am in Jackson Square and finishes at SECOND LINE BREWING. Cutoff is 2pm, and runners will be granted a 5am early start option with the Race Directors approval.
50m = starts at 6am in Jackson Square and finishes as well at SECOND LINE BREWING. The last 19 miles for you 50-milers will be an out-and-back that will take you to the Marigny/Bywater neighborhood and back. Cutoff is 6pm, and runners will be granted a 5am early start option with the Race Directors approval.
There will be aid provided approximately every 5 miles. Runners can expect well attended, but basic aid stations -- water, sports drinks, junk food, Gu gels, Gu Roctane powder, soft drinks, gels, etc. Also, each aid station captain will be announcing a special item at at their location so that runners can be treated to some incredible "real" food.
Awesome cotton t-shirt, provided by our good friends at Louisiana Running Company and Winding River printing company.
Race branded sticker.
Unique finisher medal
Top 3 m/f in both distances will also receive customized awards, made by favorite local artists.
Registration = is open on Ultrasignup.
- cell phone
- print out of race map/directions (will be provided)
- hydration (handheld, pack, etc)
Packet pickup will be held the day before the race -- Friday, 10/8 from 12pm - 6:30pm at Louisiana Running Company (4153 Canal St).
At each respective finish line, you can expect a fun post race party with cold beverages, food, and entertainment. So hurry up and cross the finish line and come join us!
BOTH events start at Jackson Square -- 700 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70116
Saturday, 10/9 @ 6:00am.
50 milers = finish at SECOND LINE BREWING. Cutoff is 6:00pm.
50k'ers = finish at SECOND LINE BREWING. Cutoff is 2pm.
The course will be finalized and posted asap. 100% city road, pavement, sidewalk, and running path. You will be given turn by turn instructions to bring along with you, but the course WILL also be marked with arrows conveniently spray painted on the ground beneath you. Markings will be abundant and sufficient, but it is highly recommended you bring the printed directions with you as well.
Casey Urschel = email@example.com / 504-373-7694
David Burns = firstname.lastname@example.org / 505-385-7414
Are pacers allowed? Yes, pacers will be allowed starting at the mile 20(ish) aid station, but must follow the same rules as all other participants. They are entitled to aid station supplies, food, and drinks just the same as runners. We are very lenient with the rules on our pacers. As long as they have fun and stay safe, they are permitted to help their runners in any way necessary to get you to the finish line.
Local time: 4:53 AM
Do you offer refunds, bib transfers, or deferrals? Unfortunately, no. All sales are final.
Can I change distances? Of course. You can change distances at any point up to the start of the race. If you choose to move up in distance, just pay the additional owed amount (whatever the 50m was at the time you registered - what you paid for the 50k). If you choose to move down, you must stop at the 50k finish and notify a race official. Once you go past the 50k point, you risk a DNF if you do not finish.
Parking = there should be plenty of street parking just outside the French Quarter at that early start time. Please be aware that parking in the French Quarter is often residential, or there are parking meters. The corner of Elysian Fields Ave and N Peters St normally has lots of open spaces, especially along N Peters. No meters or special permits or anything required.
Drop bags? Yep! You can bring a drop bag to packet pickup or to the start line, and we'll have it waiting for you at the 50k/50m finish line.