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New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon/Half Marathon

  • Feb 24, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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It's about that time of year again, when we start looking forward to a February race trip. For two years, it was Sedona, AZ. Last year, we headed to Austin and had a fantastic race day. The common thread in the past three years is that even though the elevation was lower, the courses were still hilly.

So, finally, we're going to sea level and running a flat-flat-flat course. Time to check out New Orleans. The weather is almost identical to Austin at that time of year, with an average high of 65 degrees and an average low of 45. As far as elevation? Here are the course elevation charts:

Half - http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/files/2011/03/no12-elevation-half.jpg

Full - http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/files/2011/03/nor12-elevation-full.jpg

So, yeah, we can all pretty much rock these races.

I'll provide more details as we get closer to the date, but there will most certainly be general merriment as well as options for sharing rental cars (or gigantic Suburbans stuffed with runners) and hotel rooms.

It will be a good time. Early registration discounts end October 31st! Go ahead and sign up.

(If you are going to do this race but are not interested in joining in on the group activities, then I hope you have a wonderful time, but there is no need to RSVP)

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  • Donne P.

    Groovy.

    February 26, 2013

  • Brendon

    Thank you Shelby any Meg. Great trip!!

    February 26, 2013

  • Kevin

    Looking at the expo schedule, thy close at 5 on sat, a few of us were going to head to the expo at 3:15 meet in the hotel lobby between 3 and 315 If you would like to come along.

    February 22, 2013

  • Bryan

    Anyone want to carpool to/from the airport Sat/Tue? I'm in the Wash Park area and can drive about 2 people depending on how much luggage you have. ;)

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you all at dinner Saturday! I've met a few of you, looking forward to meeting the rest. I'm running the full and should be between 8:45-9:15 mile if anyone else is at that pace, I would be happy to run with ya :)

    February 21, 2013

  • Shelby

    I just sent out an email about the weekend. Please read it. :)

    February 20, 2013

  • Shelby

    I just sent out a travel arrangements email. If you didn't get it and want to read it, send me a message.

    January 31, 2013

  • Brendon

    WOW! 4 weeks, is everyone ready?

    January 27, 2013

  • Brendon

    10 weeks, but who's counting?

    December 17, 2012

  • Meg D.

    if anyone has not yet signed up for the race and wants to do the full, let me know I may have a deal for you....women only. Meg [masked]

    December 12, 2012

  • Brendon

    13 weeks, have you started your training plan yet?

    November 24, 2012

  • Meg D.

    FYI - if you use the promotion code IROCKEDDENVER12 on check out you will receive a discount ($10 on the full)

    1 · October 13, 2012

    • Brendon

      thanks for sharing that code Meg

      October 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just used the code. Thanks!

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm all set with registration/air/hotel. I'm doing the full :) I look forward to meeting all who are going too!

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just need to register and book air/hotel!

    November 12, 2012

  • Shelby

    Hello hello - I sent out a google doc on Thursday. If you haven't received it, please let me know. If you have received it, please fill it out. Thanks!

    November 10, 2012

  • Rafael R.

    Shelby, please keep me in the Q, as I'm still a bit undecided... I do want to go, but may have to go to Tampa that weekend. So officially still on the fence! :O

    November 8, 2012

  • Shelby

    Hey everyone, I am sending out a Google doc so I can start helping people organize travel/lodging. I will be focusing on getting info together this weekend and we can start to solidify things. If you do NOT get the doc, please let me know.

    November 8, 2012

  • Shelby

    Natalie, I will be looking for lodging this weekend. We have a few options and I will send out an email to everyone and take lodging info to email.

    November 8, 2012

  • Natalie

    Rick and I have our flight booked for leaving Sat. and coming back Mon.
    What's the word on Hotel? I'm only finding places going for approx. $200 a night.

    November 7, 2012

  • Shelby

    Saturday to Tuesday is the plan. I am looking for lodging options and will orchestrate rental cars again. I will be sending out a Google docs link to everyone in the next couple of days so that we can start coordinating off of meetup.

    October 29, 2012

  • Donne P.

    I'm gonna go from Saturday to Tuesday. I think that was the plan for the most part.

    October 29, 2012

  • Bryan

    I see folks have purchased plane tickets. What days and time are you planning for flights? I see Sat--Tuesday at least for Meg, but want to coordinate with y'all for hotel and transportation. Thanks!

    October 29, 2012

  • Maura

    Just booked my flight. Frontier has a promo today for $20 off each way (which makes it a $206 flight) if you use promo code fly2013.

    October 29, 2012

  • Brendon

    17 weeks, have you decided on a training plan yet?

    October 29, 2012

  • Brendon

    sure, why not . . .

    October 28, 2012

  • Donne P.

    Registered. Shazbot Nanoo Nanoo.

    October 27, 2012

  • Michael D.

    I signed up to run the 1/2 since I have been sick the last few weeks. I will continue to run and change races when I get there if I have trained enough. I'm ready to go.

    October 27, 2012

  • Gannon

    Registered and ready to chow down on some beignets!

    October 25, 2012

  • Meg D.

    I have registered, I have my flights (Frontier - Sat - Tuesday) now all that is left to do is train!!!

    1 · October 24, 2012

  • Shelby

    Hey guys, just a reminder that early bird registration ends on October 31st. So register, if you haven't!

    October 23, 2012

  • Natalie

    Rick and I are registered! YEAH Rock and Roll!

    October 19, 2012

  • Melanie C

    I'm game....may not be running but it will definitely be a good time!

    October 18, 2012

  • Kevin

    Jess and I are registered, we will finally make it on one of these trips.

    October 16, 2012

  • Shelby

    My thoughts were the 22nd-26th or the 23rd-27th.

    October 8, 2012

  • Ryan

    Jen and I registered! We just checked airfare (leave Saturday, return on Tuesday) and it looks very reasonable... any idea what dates we'll target?

    October 7, 2012

  • Gannon

    doing the full

    September 27, 2012

  • Natalie

    I'm down :)

    September 27, 2012

  • Rafael R.

    I ran this when I lived in NOLA. It is FLAT and they start offering free beer within the first 4 miles... When I ran it last year, it was 36 degrees, but by the time it was over it was in the mid-70's. This one is VERY tempting!

    September 26, 2012

  • Jennifer

    So excited!!

    September 26, 2012

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