3rd Annual Bursting with Speed

Grand Prix 2017 NOTC Grand Prix Series Event

5K, Half Mile

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:00 AM

Mardi Gras Fountain, New Orleans Lakefront

Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training

$6,500 in prizes! Prize money to the first three male and female 5K finishers: $1,000 for first, $500 for second, and $250 for third places. Ten random drawings for $300 and many other prizes! Medals to all finishers. Live music!

Over sixty random prizes for registered participants. Two drawings will be held, the first at 9:15 AM and the second at 10:00 AM. In addition, all pre-registered participants will be eligible for "Potluck Drawings;" check the board to see if you have won a prize! Prizes include a GoPro camera, tickets to Cowboy Mouth, jewelry by Kendra Scott, a stay at the JW Marriott, and many more. All winners must be present.

Post-race entertainment provided by 2005 Louisiana Hall of Fame inductees and "The Hardest Working Band in the New Orleans Area," The Topcats!

The 3rd Annual Bursting with Speed is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
8:00 AM – Start of Half Mile race
8:30 AM – Start of 5K race



The 5K and Half Mile courses are out and back on Lakeshore Drive, overlooking Lake Pontchartain.

5K Course 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.

5K Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male and Female (prize money)
  • 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 and over

Half Mile Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 5 and under, 6-9, 10-12, and 13-15

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.

Race Premium

Gender specific cotton/poly blend T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. T-shirts are guaranteed to preregistered participants only and will be distributed to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.


Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water, beer from Crescent Crown Distributing, Jambalaya Girl jambalaya, and snacks from Love, Cookie and Elmer's Chee Wees.


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

Half Mile (15-Under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Apr 3
  • $20.00 – Race day registration

5K NOTC Member

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Feb 22
  • $20.00 – Registered Feb 23 thru Mar 15
  • $25.00 – Registered Mar 16 thru Apr 3
  • $30.00 – Race day registration

5K Nonmember

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Feb 22
  • $25.00 – Registered Feb 23 thru Mar 15
  • $30.00 – Registered Mar 16 thru Apr 3
  • $30.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru Apr 3
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru April 3 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
Email: registration@runNOTC.org

Faxed or emailed entries must be received by Thursday, March 30.

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, March 30.

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

Early packet pickup will be available Thursday, April 6, from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Lousiana Running + Walking Company, 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd in Metairie.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:00 AM 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 3rd Annual Bursting for Speed 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 notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.