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

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 am
Where: Start at WWII Museum (Camp Street at Andrew Higgins Blvd) and Finish at Audubon Park 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

Recognize these 8 kilometers? The answer has to be a resounding yes! These 8 kilometers was once part of what many believe is the fastest and most beautiful road race course in the world. For the first 16 years this 8 kilometers was part of the Crescent City Classic 10K Road Race which during that time broke several 10K world best on this simple, flat stretch of pavement!

Runners will leave from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and run through the beautiful Garden District area and enter Audubon Park at Prytania Street. Once 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 along Camp Street 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 of the Shamrockin’ Run New Orleans will take place on Camp Street near the corner of Andrew Higgins Blvd in downtown New Orleans (Near the National World War II Museum on Camp Street).

Race Course

Recognize this 8 kilometers? The answer has to be a resounding yes! This 8 kilometers was once part of what many believe is the fastest and most beautiful road race course in the world. For the first 16 years this 8 kilometers was part of the Crescent City Classic 10K Road Race which during that time broke several 10K world best on this simple, flat stretch of pavement!

Runners will leave from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and run through the beautiful Garden District and uptown areas of the city before entering Audubon Park at Prytania Street. Once in Audubon Park, athletes will have another 1.2 miles to the finish line as they run past the beautiful homes that circle this majestic park.

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.

Finish Location

The finish 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. 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 Michele Burke at michele@pem.events to reserve your spot! Spots are limited, so don’t delay!

All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal!

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle Buses returning athletes to the start area will begin leaving Audubon Park at 11:30 am and continue until 1:30 pm. Only athletes wearing official Shamrockin’ Run New Orleans bib numbers will be allowed to board buses. Please see the bus loading area location on the shuttle bus map below!

 

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