The New Orleans Track Club

New Orleans' premier running organization
promoting health and fitness since 1963

Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K Run

Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues Run

5K

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tipitina's Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA

Benfiting the Tipitina's Foundation

Sponsored by East Jefferson General Hospital, Fest Cola, and New Belgium Brewing

Goody bags and T-shirts to the first 500 registrants. Finisher medals to the first 500 finishers. Outside festival with food, drinks, and live entertainment to follow run on neutral ground outside of Tipitina's venue.

Costumes are encouraged and prizes for "Best Individual Musical Costume" and "Best Musical Group Ensemble" will be announced at the post-race party.

The Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues Run is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

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Date and Time

Saturday, September 27, 2014
4:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
5:00 PM – Start of 5K

Location

The start and finish are on Tchoupitoulas St at Napoleon Ave just outside Tipitina's Uptown.

Course

The 5K course is out and back on Tchoupitoulas St, heading downtown from Napoleon Ave, U-turning at Second St, and returning uptown to Napoleon Ave.

Awards

Finisher medals to the first 500 finishers.

Awards will be distributed shortly after the race. There is no duplication of awards – Overall, Youth, Master, Grandmaster, and Senior award winners are not eligible for age group awards.

5K Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15-Under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40-Over)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female
  • Best Individual Musical Costume
  • Best Musical Group Ensemble

Timing and Scoring

The races will be electronically timed and scored. You must wear your race bib and D-tag properly to be scored. Your race bib must be worn on the front of your torso and be visible at the finish line. Your D-tag must be worn properly on one of your shoes. See Chronotrack D-Tag Instructions for details.

Preliminary results will be posted at the race site at the conclusion of the race. Full results will be published on the NOTC web site on the afternoon of the race.

T-Shirts

T-shirts to the first 500 preregistered participants. Sizes not guaranteed.

Registration

Registration is open to NOTC members and nonmembers alike. All participants must be registered and wear an official race bib while on the course.

Entry Fees

  • NOTC Member
    • $25 – Registered by September 21, 2014
    • $35 – Registered September 21, 2014 through race day
  • Nonmember
    • $30 – Registered by September 21, 2014
    • $35 – Registered September 21, 2014 through race day
  • Youth (20 and Under)
    • $20 – Registered through race day
  • NOTC Family
    • $50 – Registered by September 21, 2014
    • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to preregistered NOTC member families only and includes registration for two adults and other family members age 20 and under living in the same household. Separate entry forms are required for each family member.

Entry fees are non-refundable. Sorry, no exceptions.

Online Registration

Online registration is open through Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Fax and Email Registration

Copies of completed hard-copy entry forms may be faxed or emailed to the NOTC office with payment by credit card only.

Fax: 504-304-2327
Email: registration@runNOTC.org

Faxed or emailed entries must be received by Monday, September 22, 2014.

Mail-In Registration

Completed hard-copy entry forms may be mailed along with payment by check or credit card to:

New Orleans Track Club
PO Box 52003
New Orleans, LA 70152-2003

Mailed entries must be received by Monday, September 22, 2014.

In-Store Registration

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

  • Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, 615 S. Carrollton Ave, 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
  • Elmwood Fitness and Running Store, Elmwood Fitness Center

In-store registration will close Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 4:00 PM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup and late registration will be available at Tipitina's Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave, Thursday, September 25, 5:00-8:00 PM. $1 draft beer (type to be announced) will be served during packet pickup.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 4:00 PM at the race site.

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.

Tipitina's Foundation

Beneficiary

Proceeds from the 5K support the ongoing mission of the Tipitina's Foundation: Protecting and preserving Louisiana's musical culture. For more information on the foundation see tipsfoundation.org. Donations can be made online at tipsfoundation.org/donate.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information see the Rhythm & Blues 5K Run Sponsorship Proposal or contact Marissa Allweiss at 504-309-7934.

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 Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues Run is 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.

Run Supporters

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