September 19th, 2016

Florida’s fastest growing road race series expands to Louisiana to offer New Orleans a Half Marathon and 5K on March 26, 2017.

NEW ORLEANS, LA (September 19, 2016) The Best Damn Race is headed to  Orleans on March 26, 2017, extending its race portfolio with its successful Florida based runs in Safety Harbor, Orlando, Cape Coral and Jacksonville. A registration blitz begins on September 23 with entries as low as $1!

The Best Damn Race New Orleans provides participants with a race created by runners for runners while promising the ‘best damn’ race experience for all.

“I am ecstatic about New Orleans becoming the 5th market in our series. It’s a perfect place four our running philosophy of Run, Eat, Drink, Party! Our priority is for each participant to have the best DAMN experience! Our partnership with Bill Burke and PEM will help us keep things local and logistically smooth.” Stated Nick Zivolich, CEO of the Best Damn Race.

Participants receive a discounted entry fee, free gender specific tech shirt, goodie bag, finisher medal, post race party, with free beer, free food and free massages. Best Damn Race also provides all participants with free race day photos ($59.99 Value)

The Half Marathon will start and finish at Louis Armstrong Park in the renowned New Orleans Tremé neighborhood adjacent to Congo Square off the French Quarter. Runners will pass the St. Roch Market in the Marigny then run down the oak tree lined Esplanade Avenue past the New Orleans Fairgrounds to the tip of Bayou St. John around the edge of City Park.

This out and back route is flat and fast and will be USATF Certified. Offering a unique running course, Best Damn Race New Orleans will take you through some of the oldest and most historical neighborhoods in the city.

“We couldn’t be happier to partner with Best Damn Race to help bring one of the best overall race experiences to New Orleans. The Big Easy is about to get a taste of one of the best post race parties in the country” said Bill Burke, Owner and Race Director of Premier Event Management.

Registration will open on September 23 for the Best Damn Race New Orleans at For sponsorship and expo inquiries please contact or call (727) 726-4250.

About Best Damn Race

Best Damn Race ® is a running series created for runners by runners with events in Orlando, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Safety Harbor, FL, and Cape Coral, FL. BDR provides a big race experience at a local race price. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite runner, first timer, walker or using a baby jogger, BDR delivers the best DAMN race experience. BDR’s unique registration blitz allows all participants the opportunity to register for as little as $1. For more information on BDR please go to .

About Premier Event Management

Based in New Orleans, Premier Event Management (PEM) owns and manages some of the most widely recognized triathlon, running, cycling, endurance and multisport events in the world, including, New York City Triathlon, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, The Nations Triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 New Orleans, the ET Naperville Sprint Triathlon, the Alpharetta IronKids Triathlon and the Des Moines Triathlon. Premier Event Management specializes in event development, production, management, and corporate sports marketing programs. For more information on Premier Events Management, please go to

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