The New Orleans Track Club

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

28th Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run

3 Mile Trail Run

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 8:00 AM

Bonnet Carre Spillway Boat Launch, Norco, LA

Presented by Mississippi River Equipment Company
Mississippi River Equipment Company, Inc

This 3 mile course is run through the woods of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and is one of the oldest trail runs in the country. Cash prizes to the top three male and female finishers and two random finishers.

After party at the Spillway Bar right across the street!

The Spillway Classic Trail Run is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Spillway Classic Trail Run

Date and Time

Sunday, July 19, 2015
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:00 AM – Start of 3 Mile race


The race will start and finish at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Boat Launch Pavilion.


The 3 Mile course starts on the levee road and continues on the paths of the Spillway Bike Trail.


Cash prizes to the top three male and female finishers ($100/$75/$50) and two $25 random awards. Awards will be distributed shortly after the race. There is no duplication of awards.

5K Awards

  • 1st-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)
  • Dirtiest Finisher

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 with B-tag properly to be scored. Your race bib must be worn on the front of your torso and be visible at the finish line.

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.


Tee shirts only guaranteed to entrants registered by July 1.


Post-race refreshments include hot dogs, jambalaya from Cook Me Somethin' Mister, salad from Re:, Kentwood Springs water, beer from Southern Eagle, and Elmer's CheeWees.


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

NOTC Members

  • $20 – Registered through July 12, 2015
  • $30 – Registered after July 12 through race day


  • $25 – Registered through July 12, 2015
  • $30 – Registered after July 12 through race day

Youth (20 and under)

  • $20 – Registered through July 12, 2015
  • $30 – Registered after July 12 through race day

NOTC Family

  • $50 – Registered through July 12, 2015
  • 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. 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, July 13.

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, July 13.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 7:00 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.


Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup at Phidippides Footwear located at 6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, on Friday, July 17, 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Late registration will also be available.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:00 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.

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 Spillway Classic Trail Run 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 and USA Track & Field. For more information contact the NOTC via email at or phone 504-304-2326.