Race Info

Race Info

Sunday October 11th, 2020
Mandeville, LA
7:00 AM

Northshore of New Orleans – Fontainebleau State Park

2019 Athlete Guide

What's In it for me?

  • Insanely Cool Finisher’s Medal
  • Awesome Northshore Half Race Shirt
  • MyLaps Bibtag Timing
  • 12 well-supported water stations
  • USTAF Certified Course
  • Overall & Age-Group Awards
  • Abita Beer Till Your Heart’s Content (or we run out…which doesn’t usually happen)
  • Post-Race Party with Delicious Food and Killer Music
  • Good Times with New Friends and Old Ones
  • Beautiful and Fast Race Course
  • The BEST Kickoff To Your Fall Race Calendar

Race Day Schedule

  • Race Start: 7 am
  • Race Cutoff(s): 11 am
  • Awards: 10:15 am
  • Finish: 11:30
  • Bands: 8:30-11:30

Course Time Limits

There is a 4 hour course limit to complete the half marathon race (~18:00/mile pace). If you are unable to continue at this pace you will be helped into the SAG wagon and will be transported to the finish line. The SAG wagon will only leave after the last runner has crossed the starting line and will proceed at ~18:00/mile according to chip/tag electronic timing.

The Northshore Half Marathon & 10 Miler on the will feature Mile Markers at every mile and 12 well-supported water stations.


Traffic into the park will be shut down at 6:40 am to ensure an on time start. The road will reopen to exiting traffic ONLY once the participants have exited the park onto Hwy 190. This will allow for runners returning to the finish line to not have to contend with traffic entering the park. Park patrons and runners will be able to leave without issue. If spectators, friends, or family wish to spectate the event they must enter the park prior to 6:40 am. This is being done to ensure the safest possible course for runners.

Registration & Packet Pick-up

The Northshore Half Marathon & 10 Miler will offer multiple separate times & locations to pick up your packet. This way if you plan to drive in on race morning you will already be ready to race!

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. Acts of God or man that prevent the event from taking place will not result in a refund. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Should you be unable to participate due to injury or illness you can defer your entry to another Northshore Half Marathon in the next 12 months up to 14 days before the event for a deferral fee of $25. Email info@northshorehalfmarathon.com for info.

Packet Pick-up Procedures

Participants must present a government issued ID to pick up race packet. Presenting a copy of the Drivers License of the runner for which proxy pick up is being done is all that is needed.

There are no exceptions to this rule. If you wish to have your packet picked up by proxy a copy of your drivers license must be presented. You must be 18 years or older to proxy pick up for another runner.

Not Allowed

  • Bikes / hand-crank cycles (chairs)
  • Baby strollers / jogging strollers
  • Dogs
  • Rollerblades / rollerskates
  • Scooters
  • Skateboards
  • Anything being dragged behind including tires

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, October 9th: 



Saturday, October 10th:



Race Morning: 5:30 am- 6:15 am at race site

Mail Me My Packet

This year we are offering a “Mail Me My Packet” option. You can choose to have your packets mailed to you for $15. The cutoff to have your packet mailed is September 21st. 


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 & 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.

Park Road Closure Update

After 10 years of the Northshore Half Marathon dealing with incoming traffic to the park, this year we received approval to shut down traffic for the safety of our runners returning from the Trace to the Finish Line. 

Runner & walker safety is paramount at any event we produce and two-way traffic on the main road has always been a concern. Unfortunately, this is currently the only way to get in and out of the park meaning that our participants were forced to deal with traffic coming from their blind side while incoming drivers work to navigate campers leaving the park. Thankfully we have never had an incident but we worked diligently with the park to find a better solution.
Understandably, we have heard from some runners who would have liked to have family and friends come cheer them later in the morning and were unable to. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused but in-bound traffic has been the #1 complaint/concern we have heard from runners and this was the best solution to keep runners safe.
This is not the end of the story. We are actively working to fundraise to extend the Tammany Trace into the park bypassing the traffic. When this is built, runners will be able to run out of the park on the road and return on the path or boardwalk. Therefore allowing inbound traffic (family & friends) to enter easily while still allowing traffic (runners leaving & campers) to exit the park safely. Again, we apologize for any hassles this caused but runner safety will always remain our top priority.