When we were watching the ‘Niners lose on Sunday (sorry all you SF fans), we couldn’t help but think that New Orleans looks like it would make for a great vacay destination. With too many historical districts to name, and the mouthwatering thought of gumbo, we were pretty much ready to buy our plane tickets. We like it best when our vacations involve running, so we were fired up to see that New Orleans will be hosting a stop on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series on February 24.
If you haven’t heard of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series yet (seriously, are you living underground or something?), then prepare yourself for awesome music, great swag and a healthy helping of fun with friends. The race sports a different live band at each mile marker, to keep you pumped up and motivated for your entire race. Post-race, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will flaunt their musical prowess at the after party. The ensemble had their start 35 years ago, and offers a fresh, inviting spin on big brass music.
Enjoy a half or full marathon, or partner up with a running buddy to tackle the half marathon as a 2-person relay. The race begins at seven a.m. for all competitors and half and full marathon runners will race together for the first 12 miles of the course. All participants will enjoy a journey through historic St. Charles Avenue, the French Quarter and City Park. The race ends – and the after party starts – on Roosevelt Mall behind the New Orleans Museum of Art. It’s a post-race bash you won’t want to miss.
Ready to experience some of Louisiana’s finest? Register now for Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans.