Race Info

Race Info

Sunday October 11th, 2020
Fontainebleau State Park 

62883 LA-1089, Mandeville, LA 70448

Start Time – 8:00am (participants must be in the park prior to 7:40am)

Your 2020 Athlete Guide can be viewed here

What's In it for me?

  • Awesome Northshore Half Race Shirt
  • Bibtag Timing
  • Northshore 5K/10K face mask
  • Overall & Age-Group Awards (Mailed post-race)
  • Beautiful and Fast Race Course
  • The BEST Kickoff To Your Fall Race Calendar

Race Day Schedule

  • Race Start: 8 am

Course Time Limits


The main road into the park will be closed to traffic starting at 7:40am to make sure the road is clear and safe for an on time start at 8:00am.  The road will be reopened to exiting traffic at 9:00am. The road will reopened to entering traffic at 9:30am. This will allow safe out and back running on the main entrance/exit road for the 5K and 10K participants.  

Please plan to arrive BEFORE 7:40am and know that you will not be able to exit until after 9:00am.  If you still need to pick up your race packet on race day, we suggest you arrive no later than 6:30am.  

Due to COVID measures spectators should not make plans to attend the race with you.  More information about corrals and wave starts will be emailed to participants race week.

Registration & Packet Pick-up

The 2020 Northshore 5K & 10K 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 or their registration confirmation to pick up their race packet. Presenting a copy of the driver’s license or registration confirmation 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 (paper or electronic) of your driver’s license or registration confirmation must be presented. You must be 18 years or older to proxy pick up for another runner.

Not Allowed on the Race Course(s)

  • Bikes / hand-crank cycles (chairs)
  • Dogs or pets
  • Rollerblades / rollerskates
  • Scooters
  • Skateboards
  • Anything being dragged behind a runner including tires

Packet Pick-Up

Saturday, October 10th: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Abita Brewing Beer Garden located at 21084 LA-36, Covington, LA 70433

Sunday, October 11th – Race Morning: 5:30 am- 7:15 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 $25. The cutoff to have your packet mailed is September 30th. 


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

This year we again received approval to shut down traffic for the safety of our runners returning 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.