The New Orleans Track Club

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

Greek Festival Run/Walk

NOTC Grand Prix Series Event Grand Prix

5K and 1 Mile

Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:00 PM

Wisner Blvd at Robert E Lee, New Orleans

Prize money for top 5K and 1 Mile male and female finishers! Free entry into Greek Festival all weekend with race bib!

The Greek Festival Run/Walk is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Greek Festival Run/Walk

Date and Time

Friday, May 27, 2016
6:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:00 PM – Start of 1 Mile
7:30 PM – Start of 5K
9:00 PM – Awards presentation on main Greek Festival stage

Location

Wisner Blvd at Robert E Lee Blvd, New Orleans

Parking

Parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood and along the lakefront. Free parking and shuttle service is also available from the site of the former JFK high school site on Wisner Blvd.

Courses

Due to construction activity in the area the Greek Festival courses will be relocated this year from Wisner Blvd to Lakeshore Drive, starting and finishing on Beauregard Ave at Old Spanish Fort.

Awards

Awards for the 5K and 1 Mile races will be presented on the main Greek Festival stage at 9 PM. There is no duplication of awards.

5K Awards

  • Prize money to 1st and 2nd Overall Male and Female
  • Prize money to 1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50 and over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60 and over)
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female

1 Mile Awards

  • Prize money to 1st and 2nd 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

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.

Socks

Socks will be given out in lieu of T-shirts and are guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Socks to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.

Refreshments

Post-race refreshments include water from Kentwood Springs, beer from Crescent Crown, and snacks from Elmer's Chee-Wees and Baker Maid.

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

  • $15.00 – Registered thru March 2
  • $20.00 – Registered March 3 thru April 13
  • $25.00 – Registered April 14 thru May 11
  • $30.00 – Registered May 12 thru May 23
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

Nonmember

  • $20.00 – Registered thru March 2
  • $25.00 – Registered March 3 thru April 13
  • $30.00 – Registered April 14 thru May 11
  • $35.00 – Registered May 12 thru May 23
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

Youth (20-Under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru May 23
  • $20.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru May 23
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru May 23 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

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 Thursday, May 19.

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 postmarked by Thursday, May 19.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 6:00 PM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM at The Parks Health & Fitness, 111 Robert E Lee Blvd. Late registration will be available at packet pickup.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 6:00 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.

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 Greek Festival Run/Walk 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 and USA Track & Field. For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.