The New Orleans Track Club

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

Bursting with Speed 5K

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lake Pontchartrain Lakefront, Metairie, LA

Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

In Memory of Benny Burst

$6500 worth of money given away plus a bunch of other prizes! Live music! Cash awards for the top three male and female finishers and ten $300 random prizes for registered participants. See details below.

The Bursting with Speed 5K race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Bursting with Speed

Date and Time

Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:15 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:15 AM – Start of 5K


Race start and finish at the Bucktown Marina across from Bucktown Burger and Fish, 200 Old Hammond Hwy in Metairie.


All race courses are out-and-back on the paved road atop the Lake Pontchartrain levee.


Prize money to the top three males and females: $1000 for first, $500 for second, and $250 for third place. Ten $300 random prizes to be awarded post-race.

In addition to cash prizes, there's tickets to House of Blues concerts, an H2O Salon & Spa gift card, Smoothie King gift cards, a luxurious treatment from the Ritz Carlton spa, restaurant gift certificates, and more up for grabs! Only registered participants will be eligible for random awards and winners must be present.

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.

5K Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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 Male and Female in age groups 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-60, 70-79, and 80 and over
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female

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.


T-shirts only guaranteed to those preregistered by April 5.


To be announced.


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

  • $20 – NOTC member registered by April 5
  • $25 – Nonmember registered by April 5
  • $30 – All entrants registered after April 5
  • $50 – NOTC family registered by April 5

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. Separate entry forms are required for each family member.

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

Online Registration

Online registration is now closed.

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

Faxed or emailed entries must be received by Monday, April 6.

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, April 6.

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
  • 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, April 2.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 7:15 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:15 AM 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.


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training

The New Orleans Track Club and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are teaming up to fight blood cancer! Join our team!

This is the inaugural year of the Bursting with Speed 5k in memory of Benny Burst through the great partnership of the New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Come join us on April 11 at the Bucktown Marina for a 5k race. All money raised will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS funds critical research to find a cure for blood cancers, develop improved therapies, and support patients and their families. Your donation helps save lives not someday, but today.

Run with us, donate, spread the word, and join our team in the fight against blood cancers.


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 Bursting with Speed 5K is 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 or phone 504-304-2326.