110th Anniversary Jackson Day Race

9K (5.6 Miles)

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 8:30 AM

City Park to Jackson Square, New Orleans

The New Orleans Track Club presents the 110th Jackson Day Race, the longest running race in the southeast. This year's temporary alternate starting point is Robert E. Lee Blvd and Marconi Drive, with a 9K (5.6 mile) course that winds through the Crescent City, finishing at the historic Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Traditionally, this path follows the route taken by Lafitte and his pirates to come to the aid of Andrew Jackson before the Battle of New Orleans.

The post-race party overlooks the Missisippi River and features food and beverage unique to New Orleans.

The Jackson Day Race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

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Date and Time

Sunday, January 8, 2017
7:30 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:30 AM – Start of 9K race


Parking and Transportation

Discounted parking will be available for $3 in Parking Lots P401 and P402 on the corner of Conti Street and Decatur Street until noon on race day. When pre-paying for parking at the machine, choose the Jackson Day Race special rate option of $3. You must have your race bib after the race for verification.

Buses will provide transportation from the French Quarter to the start of the race, leaving from New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood (corner of Decatur and Toulouse St), starting at 6:30 AM with the last bus departing at 7:45 AM. Buses will run after the race from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM, returning to the starting area.


Course Map


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.

9K Awards

  • 1st Overall Open Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50 and over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60 and over)
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female
  • 1st Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-over

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.

Official race results are scored by gun time. Net (or chip) times are published for informational purposes only.

Race Premium

T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Race premiums are guaranteed to preregistered participants only and will be distributed to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.


Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water, beer from Crescent Crown Distributing, Jambalaya Girl jambalaya, Elmer's Chee-Wees, and love, cookie snacks.


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 Member

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Sep 14
  • $25.00 – Registered Sep 15 thru Oct 19
  • $30.00 – Registered Oct 20 thru Nov 23
  • $35.00 – Registered Nov 24 thru Jan 2
  • $40.00 – Race day registration


  • $25.00 – Registered thru Sep 14
  • $30.00 – Registered Sep 15 thru Oct 19
  • $35.00 – Registered Oct 20 thru Nov 23
  • $40.00 – Registered Nov 24 thru Jan 2
  • $40.00 – Race day registration

Youth (20-Under)

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Jan 2
  • $30.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $60.00 – Registered thru Jan 2
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru January 2 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 open through Monday, January 2.

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Fax and Email Registration

Completed 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 Thursday, December 29.

Mail-In Registration

Completed 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 postmarked by Thursday, December 29.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 7:30 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be available Friday, January 6 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM at the NOTC office, 1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, Suite 109, in New Orleans. Late registration will be available at packet pickup.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:30 AM at the race site.

Safety Policies


The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the New Orleans Track Club encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of this race.


The New Orleans Track Club strongly recommends against the participation of baby strollers/joggers in road races. The reason for this recommendation is that the inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children.

The NOTC has no objection to and does not discourage the safe and prudent use of strollers or baby joggers in individual training situations. If allowed in a race, stroller or baby joggers or similar devices should be started in the back of the runners and walkers.


Dogs should not be brought to this event for the safety of all participants and volunteers.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a race premium or 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 Jackson Day 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 and USA Track & Field. For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.