Date and Time
Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:30 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
9:35 AM – Start of Kids' Half Mile
10:00 AM – Start of 5K
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.
- 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-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-over
Kids' Half Mile Awards
- 1st Overall Male and Female (12-Under)
- 1st Male and Female in age groups 5-under, 6-9, and 10-12
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.
The Hampton Inn Metarie is the host hotel for the event. A special rate of $127.00 per night (taxes not included) is available. Book your room here or call 504-831-7676 by January 2. To receive the group rate mention the "Mardi Gras 5K" group code MG5.
Registration is open to NOTC members and nonmembers alike. All participants must be registered and wear an official race bib while on the course.
5K NOTC Member
- $20.00 – Registered thru Oct 25
- $25.00 – Registered Oct 26 thru Nov 15
- $30.00 – Registered Nov 16 thru Dec 13
- $35.00 – Registered Dec 14 thru Jan 29
- $40.00 – Race day registration
- $25.00 – Registered thru Oct 25
- $30.00 – Registered Oct 26 thru Nov 15
- $35.00 – Registered Nov 16 thru Dec 13
- $40.00 – Registered Dec 14 thru Jan 29
- $40.00 – Race day registration
5K Youth (20 and Under)
- $20.00 – Registered thru Jan 29
- $25.00 – Race day registration
Kids' Half Mile (12 and Under)
- $15.00 – Registered thru Jan 29
- $20.00 – Race day registration
- $60.00 – Registered thru Jan 29
- No late or race day registration
Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru January 29 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 is open through Monday, January 29.
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, January 25.
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 Monday, January 22.
Race Day Registration
Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 8:30 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.
Early packet pickup details to be announced.
Race-day packet pickup will start at 8:30 AM at the race site.
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.
The Mardi Gras 5K is produced and owned 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.
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.