Tipitinas Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K Fun Run

Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run


Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:00 PM

Tipitina's Uptown, New Orleans, LA

Benefiting the Tipitina's Foundation

The Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run course is out and back on Tchoupitoulas from Tipitina's Uptown. High school marching bands will play along the route and great New Orleans food and refreshments will be served at the post-race party and concert on the neutral ground in front of Tipitina's.

Awards will be fashioned to resemble water meter covers like the musician awards on the Tipitina's Walk of Fame. Medals will be presented to top 500 finishers. Costumes are encouraged and prizes for "Best Individual Musician Costume" and "Best Musical Group Ensemble" will be announced at the post-race party.

The Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 29, 2012
4:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
5:00 PM – Start of 5K race


Tipitina's Uptown, 501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA


The 5K course is out-and-back on Tchoupitoulas St. One aid station with water will be located near the turn-around at the mid-point of the course.


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-Under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40-Over)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st Overall Racewalker Male and Female

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 on the morning following the race.


T-shirts will be distributed to preregistered entrants at early packet pickup and on race day beginning at 4:00 PM. Race-day entrants may pick up their shirt after the start of the race while supplies lasts. You must have your official race number with the T-shirt tab to receive a shirt.


Post-race refreshments include Jambalaya from Jacques-Imo's Cafe, Ceasar Salad and Strawberries Romanoff by La Madeline French Cafe, Hot Dogs by Shaggy's Seafood and Sandwiches, Lettuce Wraps by P. F. Chang's, cupcakes by Be Sweet Cupcake, beer provided by NOLA Brewing Co. and Crescent Crown Distributing, and Kentwood Springs Water.


Registration is open to NOTC members and nonmembers alike. All participants must be registered and wear an official race bib while on the course.

Pre-registered participants are encouraged to pick up their race packet at early Packet Pickup. Race day packet pickup will begin at 4:00 PM on race day.

Entry Fees

  • Youth (17 and Under)
    • $20 – Registered by September 23, 2012
    • $35 – Late registration after September 23, 2012 and on race day
  • NOTC Members
    • $25 – Registered by September 23, 2012
    • $35 – Late registration after September 23, 2012 and on race day
  • NOTC Families
    • $50 – Registered by September 23, 2012
    • No late family registration will be available.
  • Nonmembers
    • $30 – Registered by September 23, 2012
    • $35 – Late registration after September 23, 2012 and on race day

Family registration is available to preregistered NOTC member families only and includes registration for two adults and other family members age 17 and under living in the same household. Separate entry forms are required for each family member. Family registration includes two T-shirts; additional T-shirts are available for family members for $5 each.

Online Registration

Online registration is open through Sunday, September 23, 2012.

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 received by 9:00 AM Monday, September 24, 2012.

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 9:00 AM Thursday, September 27, 2012.

In-Store Registration

In-store registrations are payable by check or credit card only.

  • GNO Cyclery, 1426 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans
  • Louisiana Running, 4153 Canal St, New Orleans
  • Phidippides Footwear, 6601 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
  • Sneaker Shop, 904 Harrison Ave, New Orleans
  • Southern Runner, 6112 Magazine St, New Orleans
  • Varsity Sports, 3450 Magazine St, New Orleans
  • Varsity Sports, 1200 S Clearview Pkwy, Elmwood

In-store registration will close Friday, September 21, 2012.

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

Skip the lines on race day by picking up your race packet early. Visit Tipitina's Uptown at 501 Napoleon Ave on Thursday, September 27, from 3 to 7 PM to pick up your race bib and T-shirt. Bring your friends who have not yet signed up — late registration will be available. And while you're there enjoy NOLA Brewing Co. beer on draft from 3 to 7 PM.

Race-day packet pickup will open at 4:00 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.

The Tipitina's Foundation

The Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run benefits The Tipitina's Foundation.

The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to support Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique musical cultures. The history of the Tipitina's Foundation originates from the Tipitina's music venue, a revered New Orleans cultural icon that continues to be instrumental in the development and promotion of Louisiana music around the world. The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.


Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a 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 Tipitina's Rhythm and Blues Run is produced by the New Orleans Track Club, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.