Northshore Half Marathon
The Northshore Half Marathon and 10 miler feature idyllic Louisiana scenery, starting and finishing under the mammoth moss covered oaks, winding through spectator-lined historic homes of Old Mandeville, along sparkling Lakeshore Drive and down the Tammany Trace as the sun rises over the crowd of runners.
The race is punctuated with water stations featuring local groups vying for your vote as “Best Race Water Stop”, and our water station competitors mean business with chances of music, costumes, and maximally enthusiastic crowd support. Quaint business also line the route, including our race partner Varsity Sports Mandeville, with employees and locals turning out to support the runners.
The course is notoriously flat and fast, and 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, and runners kick off Fall race schedules with a cooler, brisk 13.1 or 10 mile race in South Louisiana.
Historic Old Mandeville and Fountainbleau State Park are just a quick drive from New Orleans or Baton Rouge, making them close enough in proximity to drive in the morning of and to enjoy either city following the race…but not before enjoying our post-race party. The Northshore Half post-race party means laying out a picnic blanket, grabbing some Abita beers and grub from one of our delicious food vendors (perhaps a Mugshots hamburger or bowl of jambalaya), all while listening to some of the best Louisiana bands backdropped by the Northshore waterfront.