Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K Run

Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K Run


Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5:00 PM

Uptown New Orleans, LA

Benefiting the Tipitina's Foundation

Finisher medals to the top 500 finishers. T-shirts and goody bags to the first 500 registrants. Come dressed as your favorite musician or band for a chance to win a prize for best costume.

The first 100 people 18 years and older to register will receive a ticket to the post-run show, featuring Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. If you miss out on the free ticket you can purchase one here.

Outside festival with food, drink, and live entertainment to follow run on neutral ground outside of Tipitina's venue.

The Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K Run is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 28, 2013
4:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
5:00 PM – 5K start


Tipitina's Uptown
501 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115


The 5K course runs out and back on Tchoupitoulas Street, going out in the downtown (east-bound) direction. The race start and finish is at Tipitina's Uptown at the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Napoleon Ave.


Awards will be distributed shortly after the race.

  • 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 Racewalker Male and Female
  • Medals to the top 500 finishers
  • Best costume

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.


T-shirts will be distributed to the first 500 registered entrants at early packet pickup and on race day beginning at 4:00 PM. Race-day entrants may pick up their shirt after the race while supplies lasts. You must have your official race number with the T-shirt tab to receive a shirt.

T-shirt size and availability only guaranteed to the first 500 registered entrants.


Pre- and post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs Water, beer from Crescent Crown Distributing and NOLA Brewery, food from Atchafalaya, Chiba, Deanie's, The Kupcake Factory, P.F. Changs, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar, Dante's Kitchen, Cafe Giovanni, Cochon Butcher, and Pigeon Caterers.


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

Entry fees are non-refundable. Sorry, no exceptions.

  • $25 – NOTC Member registered by September 22, 2013
  • $30 – Nonmember registered by September 22, 2013
  • $20 – Youth (17 and under) registered by September 22, 2013
  • $50 – NOTC Family registered by September 22, 2013
  • $35 – All entrants registered after September 22, 2013

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 22, 2013.

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 Sunday, September 22, 2013.

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 Friday, September 20, 2013.

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

In-store registration will close Friday, September 20, 2013.

Late and Race Day Registration

Late registration will be available at packet pickup. 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

Early packet pickup will be available at Tipitina's Uptown on Thursday, September 26, 3:00-7:00 PM. Draft beer will be available for $1.

Race-day packet pickup will be available at the race site starting at 4:00 PM.

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.

Tipitina's Foundation

The Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K Run benefits the Tipitina's Foundation.

Proceeds from 5k Run will go towards purchasing marching shoes and uniforms for New Orleans area school marching band programs. Donate $13 to the Tipitina's Foundation to purchase a single marching shoe for a student or $26 to purchase a pair of marching shoes.


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 Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K 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.