The organization will participate as an official charity of the race, fundraising and raising awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Gleason was diagnosed with the incurable disease at just 34 years old. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord and affects muscle function. Despite facing his own struggles, he founded Team Gleason in 2011, shortly after his diagnosis.Read Full Story
The 29-year-old winner of both the 5,000m and 10,000m distances at the London games was honored as the European Athlete of the Year, becoming just the second individual to receive the award for two consecutive years. After becoming a father to twin daughters Aisha and Amani, who he dedicated each of his gold medals to, Farah also received the British Athletics Writers’ Association 2012 ‘Athlete of the Year’ Award.Read Full Story
Transamerica is a proud new sponsor and official life insurance partner of the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon. We congratulate all who are transforming their tomorrows through their dedication to ─ and joy of ─ a healthy, active lifestyle. Transformations aren’t about doing things once or on occasion when time…Read Full Story
We run for fitness, for fun and many times out of sheer necessity. Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or breaking in your first pair of running shoes, every runner has their own reason to run. While it is one of the most natural, cheapest and easiest exercises to do, it can also be one…Read Full Story
- Race Date: February 2, 2014
- Marathon - Time 7:00am
- Half Marathon - Time 7:00am
- 2-Person Relay - Time 7:00am
* The Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Wheelchair start times are for racing wheelchairs ONLY. Participants racing in everyday wheelchairs will start at the regular start times and be assigned corrals based on their projected finish times. NO hand-cycles will be allowed.
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads and themed water stations add inspiration to every mile.
- ING KiDS ROCK New Orleans
- Date: February 1, 2014
- Location: City Park
- Race Schedule: TBD