The exciting Jazz Half Marathon will be held once again in New Orleans. Starting and ending at Lafayette Square, the half marathon and 5K will bring together more than 4,000 runners, walkers, and volunteers. Parking Panda is a proud partner of the Jazz Half Marathon, benefitting the Children's Hospital of New Orleans! Read on to find out our best race-day parking recommendations, overnight hotel parking info, and more!
Did you know that Runner's World Magazine named the Jazz Half as one of this year's best half marathons? With the relatively flat route and an exciting post-run party, most runners and fans would agree!
The 2015 Jazz Half Marathon will take runners from the Central Business District and to Uptown and then all the way through Audubon Park via Charles St. The half marathon and 5K will be at about sea-level for the whole course. The time limit for the half marathon is 4 hours.
2015 Jazz Half Marathon Parking
Runners can purchase guaranteed parking for the Jazz Half marathon starting at $7.00, just a couple blocks from Lafayette Square. With over 4,000 runners expected, we strongly recommend reserving your space ahead of time! The garage/lot operators will set aside your space on the morning of the race.
If you're driving into town to cheer on the runners, you can view the race easily near Lafayette Square or on Poydras St. Plenty of options are available for pre-purchase here.
Tips: Check out the Pan Am Garage ($9.65), Lot #373 - 650 O'Keefe Ave ($8.50), and the Lot P158 0 848 Carondelet St. ($7.00). All these options reflect the special pricing exclusively for the Jazz Half Marathon. These lots/garage are expected to sell out early in the morning of the race so the best chance to get the special pricing is to reserve now!
Jazz Half Marathon Expo Parking
The Jazz Half Marathon Expo will be held the day before the race, on Friday, October 30th from 11 AM until 7 PM. This will be the perfect chance for runners to pick up their race packets as well as check out some local and national vendors. The Crescent City Classic, The Louisiana Marathon, and the Varsity Sports/Saucony are some of the vendors that will be present all day.
Take a look at parking options near the Hyatt Regency (601 Loyola St., 3rd Floor, Storyville Hall). Be sure to adjust the the calendar to fit the time you will be at the expo. Pricing and availability will adjust automatically!
Jazz Half Marathon Hotel Parking
We know many of you will be staying at the hotel properties of the Jazz Half Marathon Hotel partner, Marriott. Hotel parking can sometimes require outrageous fees. By simply checking out the non-hotel parking options nearby, you can save some serious cash! Check out the parking options near the partner hotels and be sure to set the calendar to fit your needs:
Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown Parking - starts as low as $12.00 for 10/30 3 PM arrival and 10/31 3 PM exit
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center Parking
Note - even if your specific hotel is not listed above, you can still look at options by using the interactive map!
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