37th Annual Ole Man River

2018 RRCA Half Marathon State Championship

Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mississippi River Trail, Gretna

Benefiting the Legacy Donor Foundation

Online registration is now closed. Late registration will be available at early packet pickup Wednesday, December 12, from 2:00 until 6:00 PM at the NOTC office, Suite 109, 1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy. Race-day registration will open at 7:00 AM.

Prize money to the first three overall and first masters male and female Half Marathon finishers. The "Larry Fuselier Distance Runner Award" will be presented to the first overall male and female finishers. Special awards to the first grandmaster, senior, youth, and racewalker Half Marathon finishers. Finisher medals to all Half Marathon finishers.

The Half Marathon course is open for four hours, closing at 12:00 noon. There is a mandatory early start at 7:30 AM for all Half Marathon walkers.

The Ole Man River race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

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Date and Time

Saturday, December 15, 2018
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
7:30 AM – Mandatory early start for Half Marathon walkers
8:00 AM – Start of Half Marathon
8:15 AM – Start of 5K

Location

Pre- and post-race activities will be located adjacent to the Jefferson Parish Courthouse at 2 Huey P Long Ave in Gretna.

Parking

Parking is available in the Kingfish Lot at Huey P Long Ave and 2nd St and in the Jefferson Parking garage at 300 Derbigny St.

Parking map

Course

The Half Marathon and 5K courses are out and back on the Mississippi River Trail overlooking the mighty Mississippi River with views of the New Orleans skyline. The course is open for four hours, closing at 12:00 noon.

Awards

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.

Half Marathon Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80-over

5K Awards

  • 1st Overall 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 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 only guaranteed to pre-registered participants prior to race start. Shirts will be distributed to late and race-day registrants while supplies last. Shirt quantities and sizes are not guaranteed after the race start to any participant.

Refreshments

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

Kentwood Springs Jambalaya Girl Baker Maid
Crescent Crown Distributing Elmer's CheeWees

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank Our host hotel is the Holiday Inn New Orleans Westbank, located at 275 Whitney Avenue in Gretna, LA. A special room rate of $119 per night will be available for check in December 14 and check out December 16. Guests must book by November 15 to receive this rate. Call 504-366-8535 or 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) or book online; provide booking code NOT.

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.

Entry Fees

Half Marathon NOTC Member

  • $37.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $50.00 – Registered Mar 6 thru Jun 20
  • $55.00 – Registered Jun 21 thru Oct 24
  • $60.00 – Registered Oct 25 thru Dec 10
  • $70.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon Nonmember

  • $37.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $55.00 – Registered Mar 6 thru Jun 20
  • $60.00 – Registered Jun 21 thru Oct 24
  • $65.00 – Registered Oct 25 thru Dec 10
  • $70.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon Youth (20 and Under)

  • $37.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $45.00 – Registered Mar 6 thru Dec 10
  • $70.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon NOTC Family

  • $120.00 – Registered thru Dec 10
  • No late or race day registration

5K NOTC Member

  • $17.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $20.00 – Registered Mar 6 thru Jun 20
  • $25.00 – Registered Jun 21 thru Dec 10
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K Nonmember

  • $17.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $25.00 – Registered Mar 6 thru Jun 20
  • $30.00 – Registered Jun 21 thru Dec 10
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K Youth (20 and Under)

  • $17.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $20.00 – Registered Mar 6 thru Dec 10
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru Dec 10
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru December 10 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.

Online Registration

Online registration is now closed.

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Mail-In Registration

Completed entry forms may be mailed along with payment by check only to:

New Orleans Track Club
PO Box 52003
New Orleans, LA 70152-2003

Mailed entries must be postmarked by Monday, December 3.

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 will be available Wednesday, December 12, from 2:00 until 6:00 PM at the NOTC office, Suite 109, 1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy.

Late registration will be available at early packet pickup.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:00 AM at the race site.

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 Ole Man River race is produced and owned 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.

Race Policies

Refunds

All New Orleans Track Club race registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable under all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. An event may be canceled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. Race bibs cannot be transferred to another participant.

Headphones

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.

Bathrooms

At our races, NOTC demonstrates our commitment to an inclusive athletic experience by welcoming race participants, volunteers and guests to use:

  • Single-occupancy gender-neutral (unisex) facilities; and
  • Use of multiple-occupant, gender-neutral restroom facilities with lockable single occupant stalls.

Strollers

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

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