NOLA Bluedoo Run

Grand Prix

2 Mile Walk/Run

NOTC Grand Prix Series Event

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Tulane University Uptown, New Orleans

Get your Blue on NOLA! The third annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run takes place Saturday October 1 on the Tulane University Uptown campus. The walk/run and celebration of survivorship will raise awareness and important funds for prostate cancer research at Tulane Cancer Center. More...

The NOLA Bluedoo Run is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Saturday, October 1, 2016
4:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
5:00 PM – Start of 2 Mile race



The campus is open to public parking that afternoon. Please park anywhere except "Reserved All Hours" or handicapped parking spots. The meters do not need to be fed. There are several parking spots in Tulane's Diboll Parking Garage, located on Ben Weiner Drive between Willow St. and Claiborne. The Diboll Garage is building #103 on the Tulane University Campus Map.


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.

2 Mile Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50 and over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60 and over)
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female
  • 1st Male and Female in age groups 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over

It is the responsibility of athletes that finish in the awards to note any necessary corrections on race day. If an error is discovered post-race we'll be happy to correct your results and update the website accordingly. However, if you do not inform us of this issue before your award is given out we will no longer have an award to give to you and we can't remake awards.

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 after the race.

Official race results are scored by gun time. Net (or chip) times are published for informational purposes only.


T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Shirts to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.

Pre- and Post-Event Festivities

In addition to the competitive two-mile walk/run, NOLA Bluedoo participants will enjoy pre- and after-race celebrations of prostate cancer survivorship, complete with plenty of New Orleans-style food, drink, costuming and other entertainment. Please check back often for additional details!


George Porter Jr and Brian Stoltz

Photo by Jeffrey Dupuis.

Don't Miss This! George Porter, Jr., and Brian Stoltz take the stage together again at NOLA Bluedoo 2016! The music starts at 5:30! Party passes are available for those who don't plan to walk or run but want to be part of the celebration!

Also appearing at NOLA Bluedoo are Groove-Setters NOLA Nyxettes, the Pussyfooters, the Laissez Boys of New Orleans, the Tulane Soundwave Pep Band, and Mardi Gras Indian Chief David Peters.

Grand Marshal

Christian Jules LeBlanc

Tulane alum and Emmy Award-winning actor Christian Jules LeBlanc of The Young & The Restless will once again serve as Grand Marshal of NOLA Bluedoo 2016! Grab your second line hankie and come party with Christian at Tulane's Gibson Quad on October 1!

Costuming Encouraged

Costumed finishers

Participants are encouraged to costume in blue – the color of prostate cancer awareness – for the event.



NOLA Bluedoo guests will also enjoy a wide array of delicious food items donated by local restaurants and catering companies, including:

  • Acme Oyster House – Red Beans & Rice
  • Adolfo's – Creole Italian Pasta
  • Babylon Cafe – Hummus & Pita
  • Basin – Crawfish Mac and Cheese
  • Blue Bell Creamery – Ice Cream
  • Cook Me Somethin' Mister – Jambalaya
  • Deanie's Seafood – Shrimp & Crab Pasta
  • Drago's Fire Truck – Chargrilled Oysters
  • Galatoire's – Shrimp Remoulade
  • Italian Pie – Italian Salad & Assorted Wraps
  • Koz's – Red Beans & Rice
  • Love, Cookie
  • Mandina's – Eggplant Casserole
  • Miss Jeanie's – Soups on the Run
  • Mizado Cocina – Guacamole Tradicional & Salsa Roja
  • Nirvana/Taj Mahal – Butter Chicken & Saag Paneer
  • Panera Bread – Cinnamon Crunch Bagels
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  • Refreshment Solutions – Assorted Health Bars
  • Reginelli's Pizzeria – Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza
  • Robert's Fresh Market – Chicken Tenders
  • Salu – Olive Tapenade
  • Santa Fe
  • Smoothie King – Assorted Smoothies
  • Sno Dat Snowball Catering – Bluedoo Snowballs
  • Sodexo – Brie, Basil, and Tomato Chicken Pasta
  • Southern Hospitality Catering – Mediterranean Bow Tie Pasta
  • Subway Sandwiches – Assorted Subs
  • Tracey's Original Irish Bar – Pasta Salad
  • Zea Rotisserie Grill – Zea's Spinach Salad

Please check our website often as the event date nears for updated menus!

Silent Auction/Parade of Prizes

Attendees of the Third Annual NOLA Bluedoo Party/Walk/Run will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction/parade of prizes featuring a variety of incredible items. All proceeds will benefit Tulane's Prostate Cancer Research Program.

In-Kind Donors

The 2016 NOLA Bluedoo Silent Auction currently includes the following:

  • Lunch with Celebrity Grand Marshals Christian Jules Le Blanc and Sean Carrigan
  • Voodoo Experience Tickets and Four-Hour Limousine Service (Citywide Limousine Service)
  • Afternoon Kayak Adventure for Two (Sail Wild Hearts)
  • Daylong Dolphins & Angels Sail for Two (Sail Wild Hearts)
  • Two Round-Trip Tickets to Destin Aboard Glo Airlines
  • Six-Night Stay for Up to 8 Guests at Santa Rosa, Florida, Condo
  • Two 2016-217 Tulane Green Wave Men's Basketball Season Tickets
  • Logo Design Services from Brandateria
  • Signed George Porter Jr./Brian Stoltz Bluedoo Poster
  • Capt. Mark Richard Fishing Charter & Fishing Pole
  • The Young and The Restless Signed Script and Y&R Swag Bag
  • Framed and Signed Christian LeBlanc Prints
  • Autographed Saints Memorabilia
  • Financial Planning Sessions from Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. & Morgan Stanley
  • 6 Pairs of Club Level Tickets to Pelicans Home Games in the Smoothie King Arena
  • Autographed Pelicans Basketball

We also plan to have a parade of prizes – tickets cost $5 each or 6 for $20 – and a prize pull – $20 a pull with a guaranteed prize valued at $25 or above.

NOLA Bluedoo Celebration of Survivorship Tent

At the Bluedoo Survivorship Tent, we are celebrating life and honoring our men who are still in the fight.

  • Check out our NOLA Bluedoo photo booth, where survivors and their families can capture memories with many fun props to spruce up the photos.
  • Survivors may elect to add personalized messages to the Cancer Center's mural documenting "the reason they fight." This piece will be turned into an inspirational work of art that will be hung in our Cancer Clinic.
  • Survivors and their family members will receive special "ties" to wear at the event, celebrating prostate cancer survivorship.

Kids' Tent

NOLA Bluedoo is truly a family affair, with plenty to keep the little ones happy. Stop by for all the fun, including:

  • Bike Raffle – Two lucky little ones will leave NOLA Bluedoo with brand new Huffy bikes – one girl's bike and one boy's available.
  • Face Painting
  • Temporary Bluedoo Tattoos
  • Squirt Painting the Bluedoo Mascot
  • Crafts
    • Bluedoo Suncatchers
    • Special Message Rocks
    • Messy Marble Painting
  • LOTS More!


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

  • $15.00 – Registered thru June 22
  • $20.00 – Registered June 23 thru August 10
  • $25.00 – Registered August 11 thru September 26
  • $30.00 – Race day


  • $20.00 – Registered thru June 22
  • $25.00 – Registered June 23 thru August 10
  • $30.00 – Registered August 11 thru September 26
  • $30.00 – Race day

Youth (20 and under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru September 26
  • $20.00 – Race day

College Student

  • $15.00 – Registered thru September 26
  • $20.00 – Race day
  • Must show student ID

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru September 26
  • No late or race day registration

Party Pass

  • $15.00 – Registered thru September 26
  • $15.00 – Race day

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru September 26 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 now closed.

Fax and Email Registration

Completed entry forms may be faxed or emailed to the NOTC office with payment by credit card only.

Fax: 504-304-2327

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

Mail-In Registration

Completed 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 postmarked by Thursday, September 22.

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 will be available Thursday, September 29 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM at the NOTC office, 1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, Suite 109. Late registration will also be available at this time.

On street parking is available on Jefferson Davis Pkwy in front of the office and in the parking lot on Euphrosine behind the woodword building.

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

Safety Policies


The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the New Orleans Track Club encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of this race.


The New Orleans Track Club strongly recommends against the participation of baby strollers/joggers in road races. The reason for this recommendation is that the inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children.

The NOTC has no objection to and does not discourage the safe and prudent use of strollers or baby joggers in individual training situations. If allowed in a race, stroller or baby joggers or similar devices should be started in the back of the runners and walkers.


Dogs should not be brought to this event for the safety of all participants and volunteers.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a race premium or 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 NOLA Bluedoo Run is produced by the New Orleans Track Club, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Road Runners Club of America and USA Track & Field. For more information contact the NOTC via email at or phone 504-304-2326.