Ole Man River

NOTC's 30th Annual Ole Man River

Half-Marathon and 5K – NOTC Grand Prix Series Finale

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 8:00 AM

Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans, LA

Benefiting the New Orleans Recreation Department and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training

Date and Time

Sunday, December 18, 2011
7:00 AM – Race day registration and packet pickup opens
7:30 AM – Early start for Half-Marathon walkers
8:00 AM – Start of Half-Marathon and 5K

Location

Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans, LA

Parking

Parking is available at several nearby lots.

  • Tad Gormley perimeter lot (inside stadium)
  • Paved lot on Marconi near stadium entrance
  • Paved lot inside City Park near Storyland between Victory and Dreyfous
  • Delgado Community College parking lots along Marconi Drive/Orleans Ave only

Please do not park on the neutral grounds of Marconi Drive or Roosevelt Mall. Your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed if parked illegally.

Course

The Half Marathon and 5K courses are inside and around City Park. Aid stations are approximately two miles apart along the course, each with water, Gatorade, and portable toilets. See course maps for locations.

Courses are USATF-certified.

Awards and Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded to the first three Overall and first Master and Grandmaster finishers in the Half-Marathon. Awards and prize money will be distributed shortly after the race. There is no duplication of awards – Overall winners are not eligible for Age Group awards.

Half-Marathon Awards

  • 1st ($250), 2nd ($150), and 3rd ($100) Overall Open Male and Female
  • 1st Overall Youth Male and Female (15-Under)
  • 1st ($50) Overall Master Male and Female (40-Over)
  • 1st ($50) Overall Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Overall Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st, 2nd in Male and Female 5-year Age Groups from 15-Under to 80-Over
  • 1st and 2nd Overall Racewalkers Male and Female
  • Medallions to all finishers

5K Awards

  • 1st Overall Open Male and Female
  • 1st Overall Youth Male and Female (15-Under)
  • 1st Overall Master Male and Female (40-Over)
  • 1st Overall Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Overall Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st, 2nd in Male and Female 5-year Age Groups from 15-Under to 80-Over
  • 1st Overall Racewalker Male and Female
  • Medallions to all finishers

Scoring and Results

The Half-Marathon and 5K races will be timed with Chronotrack D-Tags. You must wear your timing tag properly to be scored. Full results will be published on the NOTC web site on the day of the race.

As per USATF rules, all awards will be based on order across the finish line and official gun time, not net time.

T-Shirts

Half-marathon entrants will receive long-sleeved technical T-shirts; 5K entrants will receive short-sleeved technical T's. Pre-registered participants can pick up their shirt at Packet Pickup or at the race beginning at 7:00 AM. Race-day registrants can pick up their shirts after the start of the race while supplies lasts. You must have your official race number with the T-shirt tab to receive a shirt.

Refreshments

Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water, beer, and fresh fruit.

Registration

Half-Marathon Entry Fees

  • NOTC Members
    • $35.00 – Registered by Nov. 17, 2011
    • $50.00 – Registered after Nov. 17 until race day
  • Non-Members
    • $45.00 – Registered by Nov. 17, 2011
    • $60.00 – Registered after Nov. 17 until race day

5K Entry Fees

  • NOTC Members
    • $20.00 – Registered by Dec. 10, 2011
    • $30.00 – Registered after Dec. 10 until race day
  • Non-Members
    • $25.00 – Registered by Dec. 10, 2011
    • $30.00 – Registered after Dec. 10 until race day
  • Youth (15-Under)
    • $15.00 – Registered by Dec. 10, 2011
    • $30.00 – Registered after Dec. 10 until race day

NOTC Family Entry Fees

  • $40.00 – All 5K entries registered by Nov. 17, 2011
  • $55.00 – One Half-Marathon and other 5K entries, registered by Nov. 17, 2011
  • $70.00 – Two Half-Marathon and other 5K entries, registered by Nov. 17, 2011

Family registration is available to NOTC member families only and includes two T-shirts; additional T-shirts are available for family members for $5.00 each.

Online Registration

Register Online go! Online registration is now open, closing December 10, 2011.

In-Store Registration

In-store registrations are payable by check or credit card only.

  • GNO Cyclery, 1426 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans
  • Kona Fitness Cafe, 7306 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
  • Louisiana Running, 4153 Canal St, New Orleans
  • Phidippides Footwear, 6601 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
  • Sneaker Shop, 904 Harrison Ave, New Orleans
  • Southern Runner, 6112 Magazine St, New Orleans
  • Varsity Sports, 3450 Magazine St, New Orleans
  • Varsity Sports, 2021 Claiborne St, Mandeville

In-store registration will close December 10, 2011.

Mailed or Faxed Entries

Mail to New Orleans Track Club, PO Box 52003, New Orleans, LA 70152-2003 with payment by check or credit card. Fax to 504-304-2327 with payment by credit card only. Entries must be postmarked or received by December 10, 2011. Race numbers may be picked up at early Packet Pickup or on race day. See details below.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 7:00 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Skip the lines on race morning by picking up your race packet early. Visit our friends at Louisiana Running Company, 4153 Canal St, New Orleans (504-304-4762) on Thursday, December 15, 4:00-7:00 PM and on Friday, December 16, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. Pick up your race bib, timing tag, and T-shirt and bring your friends who have not yet signed up – late registration will be available.

Headphone Policy

For your safety and the safety of others the NOTC and the RRCA discourage the use of headphones during the running or walking of the event.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and refreshments from our sponsors as well as the satisfaction of assisting the NOTC in fulfilling its mission to promote running and fitness in the community. Sign up on our website or call 504-304-2326.

Race Administration

The NOTC's Ole Man River is owned and produced by the New Orleans Track Club, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.