The 12th Annual Northshore Half Marathon & 10 Miler returns to Louisiana's Northshore, St. Tammany Parish on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Starting and finishing under the mammoth moss covered oaks in Fontainebleau State Park, just minutes from the foot of the Causeway Bridge, this event features idyllic Louisiana scenery, winding through spectator-lined historic homes of Old Mandeville, along Lakeshore Drive and down the Tammany Trace as the sun rises over the crowd of runners.
The course is famously flat and fast. Many runners claim this race as their favorite half marathon and as a PR race course. After months of sweltering heat and training in the South, temperatures typically start to cool around the time of the Northshore Half, with a 57-degree average start time temperature. This is a walker-friendly course with a ~18/min per mile pace cut off time. Finish line will stay open for 4 hours. A SAG wagon will be following the course at that pace.
The NHM team has worked closely with park officials on the race plan for socially distanced racing that complies with safety standards and implements best practices for the industry. Masks are required when not racing. Details about safety protocols before, during and after the race will be posted on the website.
The race starts at 8 a.m. Participants get an event shirt, race bib, Northshore 5K/10K face mask, and a post-race party, provided it is safe to do so. Race packets can be mailed or picked up the day before the race; times and location announced on the website.
To register and for details about the race, awards and past winners, visit https://northshorehalfmarathon.com/race-info/results.
Historic Old Mandeville and Fontainebleau State Park are a quick drive from New Orleans or Baton Rouge. From I-12, take US 190 (exit 63-A) south toward Mandeville. Continue east on US 190; the park is approximately 4 miles east of the city. There is plenty of free parking within Fontainebleau State Park. The $2 entry fee to the park is included in entry to the event. Simply follow the parking attendants and signs for parking. If guests arrive after the race has started please be prepared to pay park entrance fee.
It is suggested to arrive no later than 1 hr before race.
Register early to guarantee your spot. Runners can register on the website, www.NorthshoreHalfMarathon.com, where race course information, fees and packet pick-up locations are also provided.