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Shamrockin' Run 8K New Orleans

This 8K (4.97 miles) course is USATF-certified.

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Start & Finish at Audubon Park (MAP)
6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Runners will leave from Audubon Park go through the beautiful Garden District area and re-enter Audubon Park. Once back in Audubon Park, athletes will have another .5 miles to the finish line as they run past the beautiful homes that circle this majestic park.

Race Management will have aid and medical stations at every mile along this 8K course complete with Aquiana Spring Water and Gatorade Thirst Quencher!

Starting Procedure

The Shamrockin’ Run New Orleans 8K will have a wave start system in place to start the event. Runners will be seeded into groups according to your estimated 8K-finish time. Each group will be staged in a holding corral prior to the start of their group. Inside each corral runners will find, portable restrooms, Gatorade Thirst Quencher and Aquiana Springs Water.

Reminder to Runners: The chip-timing system will not record a starting time for a runner until that runner has crossed the timing mats at the start line. Time spent waiting to cross the start line is NOT included in the scored finish time for a runner.

Start Location

The start line for the Shamrockin’ Run New Orleans will be inside Audubon Park on the Audubon Park Trail where Camp Street enters the west side of the park, adjacent to Magazine Street.

Race Course

To help you get to that green finish line, the Shamrockin’ Run New Orleans will have Bag Pipers and Irish Bands at every mile along the 8K race course. Come prepared to party through the most beautiful 4.97 miles in the city of New Orleans!!!

Race Management will have aid and medical stations at every mile along this 8K course complete with Aquiana Springs Water, Gatorade Thirst Quencher and portable restrooms.

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Finish Location

The finish line for the Shamrockin’ Run New Orleans will in the same location as the start. Athletes will cross the finish line and head to the Band Shell area that runs adjacent to Magazine Street for the best post-event party outside of Ireland.

If your running club is interested in setting up your club tent at the Shamrockin’ Runners Village in Audubon Park please contact our office at (504) 454-6561 or email Emily Burke at to reserve your spot! Spots are limited, so don’t delay!

All finishers will receive a 2020 Finisher Medal!

8-Kilometer Mile Pace Chart

  • 5:00 mile pace = 24:54
  • 5:30 mile pace = 27:25
  • 6:00 mile pace = 29:51
  • 6:30 mile pace = 32:19
  • 7:00 mile pace = 34:50
  • 7:30 mile pace = 37:20
  • 8:00 mile pace = 39:50
  • 8:30 mile pace = 42:16
  • 9:00 mile pace = 44:47
  • 9:30 mile pace = 47:14
  • 10:00 mile pace = 49:43
  • 10:30 mile pace = 52:13
  • 11:00 mile pace = 54:44
  • 11:30 mile pace = 57:14
  • 12:00 mile pace = 59:40
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