Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 7:00am



The Gulf Coast Half Marathon on the Louisiana Northshore will offer 3 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!


October 15, 2014

2055 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 map

October 16, 2014

3450 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115 map

October 17 & 18, 2014

2021 Claiborne St.
Mandeville, LA 70448 map



Half Marathon Entry Fees

  • $60 until 3/2/14
  • $65 until 8/14/14
  • $70 until 9/14/14
  • $75 until 10/12/14
  • $85 until 10/18/14
  • $105 (10/19/2014 - Race Day but only if available)
  • Registration will automatically close at 1,800 runners so register early to guarantee your spot.


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 Gulf Coast Half Marathon in the next 12 months up to 14 days before the event for a deferral fee of $25. Email for info.


Packet Pick-Up Procedures

Participants must present a government issued ID to pick up race packet. Proxy Packet Pick-up (picking up a packet for someone else) the process is as follows: a copy of that participants photo ID is required and an acknowledgment of proxy pick-up will need to be signed. This copy will be retained until the completion of the event weekend as proof of packet distribution.

There are no exceptions to this rule. If you wish to have your packet picked up by proxy the photo copy of your drivers license will be retained as proof of pick up.

There is No Race Day Packet Pick-Up.


There is plenty of free parking within Fontainebleau State Park. The $1 entry fee to the park is included in entry to the event. Simply follow the parking attendants & signs for parking.

It is suggested to arrive no later than 1 hr before race.

Not Allowed:
- Bikes / hand-crank cycles (chairs)
- Baby strollers/jogging strollers
- Dogs
- Rollerblades/rollerskates
- Scooters
- Skateboards

Course Time Limit

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 Gulf Coast Half Marathon on the Louisiana Northshore will feature Mile Markers at every mile and 12 well-supported water stations.

Post-Race Party fueled by Abita Beer

The post-race party will take place on the parade grounds directly in between the park pavillions. Starting at around 8:15am, participants will be treated to some top shelf grub, Abita beer, and other assorted goodies.

One common complaint is that the awards ceremony never starts soon enough and that people have to wait around. Well in the spirit of fun we're changing the way it's done. The top finishers will be announced in our awards presentation starting at 10:00am and all other age groupers can claim their awards as soon as we wrap up with our overall awards. This way you can claim your award and never slow down the party!

All participants that complete the 5th Annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon on the Lousiana Northshore powered by Varsity Sports will receive an awesome finisher medal!

Age Group Breakdown

Awards will be awarded 3 deep in each of the below age group for both males and females.

14 & Under 15-19 20-24
25-29 30-34 35-39
40-44 45-49 50-54
55-59 60-64 65-69
70-74 75+  

Please note that all age group awards are based on chip/tag time, NOT gun time.


The Gulf Coast Half Marathon & Joe Relaxo are looking for a team of dedicated volunteers to assist in helping make the 3rd Annual GCHM on the Louisiana Northshore a success. Are you part of a charitable organization? We have volunteer fundraising opportunities for groups such as schools, clubs, churches and other not-for-profit organizations. Contact us at to get involved!