Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon weekend features 13,000 runners, celebration
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Nearly 13,000 registered runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of New Orleans this weekend to participate in the 10th edition of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon. With a focus on the core pillars of bringing Fun to the RunTM with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of New Orleans.
The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday with the 5K presented by Brooks that took participants on a tour of the French Quarter, giving runners the opportunity to run the streets of some of New Orleans’ most historic districts and vibrant scenery. Representing all 50 states and 35 countries it was the marathon and half marathoners turn on Sunday seeing runners take off from Lafayette Square to St. Charles and through the French Quarter before finishing in City Park.
In the marathon, Ryan Hendricks (McKinney, Texas) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 2:33:10. Tyler Cannon (New Orleans, La.) was second with a time of 2:37:23. Samuel Clarot (New Orleans, La.) followed in third place finishing in 2:47:38. Kayla Campasino (Bel Air, Md.) was the women’s champion with a final time of 2:55:06 with Violetta Yazlovskaya (Titusville, Fla.) next behind her at 2:58:07. Laura Child (Vicksburg, Miss.) rounded out the podium in 2:59:16.
In the half marathon, Dathan Ritzenhein (Belmont, Mich.) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 1:01:24. Emmanuel Bett (Kenya) was second with a time of 1:01:30. Tyler McCandless (Boulder, Colo.) followed in third place finishing in 1:03:47. Berhane Dibaba (Ethiopia) was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:11:31 with Jane Kibii (Kenya) next behind her at 1:11:32. Vivian Kiplagat (Kenya) rounded out the podium in 1:11:34.
Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s races were all about the party atmosphere. Several local bands, including the Red Hot Brass Band, Kinfolk Brass Band, Cameron Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours, Acadien Cajun Band, Rock N Soul, Doombalaya, The Dirty Rain Revelers, the Marina Orchestra plus many others performed live on band stages along the route interspersed with cheerleaders and themed water stations. Participants moved along to more music on course while taking in the unique New Orleans scenery and city streets packed with spectator support.
The musically themed road race celebrated the day’s accomplishments with the iconic jazz of local favorite Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who headlined the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at the finish line festival held at City Park.
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
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