The New Orleans Track Club

New Orleans' premier running organization
promoting health and fitness since 1963

The Greek Festival Race

5K, 1 Mile – An NOTC Grand Prix Series Race

Friday, May 23, 2014, 7:00 PM

New Orleans, LA

Run along Bayou St John out and back to the post-race festivities inside the Greek Festival. Free entry to the festival all weekend with your race number! SockGuy socks will be given for this race. Socks only guaranteed to preregistered entrants. Stemless wine glasses to the first 100 5K finishers!

The Greek Festival Race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Friday, May 23, 2014
6:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:00 PM – Start of 1 Mile
7:20 PM – Start of 5K

Location

Start and finish is on Wisner Blvd at Robert E Lee Blvd.

Parking and Transportation

See map for suggested parking locations. The festival also offers free parking and shuttle bus service from the former site of John F Kennedy High School on Wisner Blvd. Buses run from 4:30 until 11:30 PM.

Course

The 5K and 1 Mile courses are out and back on Wisner Blvd. The course will close at 9:00 PM.

Awards

Awards will be distributed shortly after the race. There is no duplication of awards – Overall, Youth, Master, and Grandmaster winners are not eligible for age group awards. Youth competitors are age 15 and under on race day, Masters are 40 and over, Grandmasters are 50 and over, and Seniors are 60 and over.

5K Awards

Stemless wine glasses to the first 100 5K finishers.

Prize money to the first three Overall male and female finishers and the first Masters finishers in the 5K as follows: 1st: $100, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $50, and 1st Masters: $50.

The following 5K award winners will receive a backpack ice chest:

  • 1st Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female
  • 1st Master Male and Female
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female
  • 1st Senior Male and Female
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female

1 Mile Awards

Prize money to the first two Overall male and female finishers in the 1 Mile as follows: 1st: $100, 2nd: $50.

The following 1 mile award winners will receive a backpack ice chest:

  • 1st Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female
  • 1st Master Male and Female
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female
  • 1st Senior Male and Female
  • 1st 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.

Socks

Running socks will be given to participants instead of T-shirts. Socks are only guaranteed to participants registered by May 18, 2014.

Refreshments

Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water and beer from Crescent Crown Distributing.

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. Packet pickup will begin at 6:00 PM on race day.

Entry Fees

  • NOTC Member
    • $20 – Registered through April 30, 2014
    • $25 – Registered May 1 through 18, 2014
    • $30 – Registered May 19 through race day
  • Nonmember
    • $25 – Registered through April 30, 2014
    • $30 – Registered May 1 through 18, 2014
    • $30 – Registered May 19 through race day
  • Youth (20 and Under)
    • $15 – Registered through through May 18, 2014
    • $20 – Registered May 19 through race day
  • NOTC Family
    • $50 – Registered through May 18, 2014
    • No late or race-day registration

Family registration is available to preregistered NOTC member families only and includes registration for two adults and other family members age 20 and under living in the same household.

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

Online Registration

Online registration is open through Sunday, May 18, 2014.

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 Monday, May 19, 2014.

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 Monday, May 19, 2014.

In-Store Registration

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

  • Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, 615 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
  • Elmwood Fitness and Running Store, Elmwood Fitness Center

In-store registration will close Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 6:00 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 the NOTC office Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, from 3:00 until 7:00 PM. The office is located at the Offices 1050 in the historic Coca-Cola building, 1050 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy, Suite 109, New Orleans.

Race-day packet pickup will open at 6:00 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.

Sponsors

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 Greek Festival 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 (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.