36th Annual Ole Man River

Half Marathon and 5K
2017 RRCA Half Marathon Regional Championship

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:00 AM

Gretna, LA

Benefiting the Legacy Donor Foundation

The 36th Annual Ole Man River is the 2017 RRCA Half Marathon Regional Championship. Prize money for the first three overall and first masters Half Marathon male and female finishers. Finisher medals for all Half Marathon finishers.

The Ole Man River race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

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Date and Time

Saturday, December 16, 2017
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:30 AM – Mandatory early start for Half Marathon walkers
8:00 AM – Start of Half Marathon
8:15 AM – Start of 5K

Location

Pre- and post-race activities outside the Jefferson Parish Government Center on Huey P Long Ave in Gretna.

Parking and Transportation

Details to be announced.

Course

The Half Marathon course is open until 11:50 AM. More details to be announced.

Half Marathon Course

Awards

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.

Half Marathon Awards

Prize money to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall and 1st Masters finishers.

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Open 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 15-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-over

5K Awards

  • 1st Overall Open 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 15-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-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.

Race Premium

T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Race premiums are guaranteed to preregistered participants only and will be distributed to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.

Refreshments

To be announced.

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Our host hotel is the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank, located at 275 Whitney Avenue in Gretna, LA. A special room rate of $119 per night will be available for check in December 15 and check out December 17. Guests must book by December 1 to receive this rate. Call 504-366-8535 or 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) or book online; provide booking code NTC.

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

Half Marathon NOTC Member

  • $50.00 – Registered thru Apr 19
  • $55.00 – Registered Apr 20 thru Jun 7
  • $60.00 – Registered Jun 8 thru Aug 16
  • $65.00 – Registered Aug 17 thru Nov 29
  • $70.00 – Registered Nov 30 thru Dec 11
  • $80.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon Nonmember

  • $55.00 – Registered thru Apr 19
  • $60.00 – Registered Apr 20 thru Jun 7
  • $65.00 – Registered Jun 8 thru Aug 16
  • $70.00 – Registered Aug 17 thru Nov 29
  • $75.00 – Registered Nov 30 thru Dec 11
  • $80.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon Youth (20-Under)

  • $45.00 – Registered thru Dec 11
  • $80.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon NOTC Family

  • $120.00 – Registered thru Dec 11
  • No late or race day registration

5K NOTC Member

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Apr 19
  • $20.00 – Registered Apr 20 thru Aug 16
  • $25.00 – Registered Aug 17 thru Dec 11
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K NOTC Nonmember

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Apr 19
  • $25.00 – Registered Apr 20 thru Aug 16
  • $30.00 – Registered Aug 17 thru Dec 11
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K Youth (20-Under)

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Dec 11
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru Dec 11
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru December 11 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 Monday, December 11.

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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, December 7.

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, December 7.

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 and Friday, December 14 and 15. Details to be announced. Late registration will be available at packet pickup.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:00 AM at the race site.

Safety Policies

Headphones

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.

Strollers

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

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 Ole Man River race 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.