32nd Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run

3 Mile Trail Run

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bonnet Carre Spillway, Norco

Sponsored by Mississippi River Equipment Company

Deep standing water and unstable ground have made The Gauntlet impassable and unsafe. Tomorrow's 32nd Spillway Classic Trail Run course will be shortened to an out-and-back 2 mile run on the spillway levee starting at the Spillway boat launch. Race day packet pickup opens at 7 AM this Sunday. We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience this may cause but the safety of our participants is always of the utmost importance. Thank you for your understanding!

Online registration is now closed. Race-day registration will be available starting at 7:00 AM at the race site.

The Spillway Classic Trail Run is an off-road 3 Mile event with a course that evolves with the ecosystem and natural trails through the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Participants are encouraged to use caution when participating, and to expect muddy / wet conditions that may vary depending on the weather in weeks and days leading up to the event.

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

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Date and Time

Sunday, October 20, 2019
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
8:00 AM – Start of 3 Mile Trail Run


Pre- and post-race activities are located at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Boat Launch Pavilion. The facility does not have a municipal address but the nearby Spillway Bar is located at 15641 US-61, Norco, LA 70079. If you can find that you are close enough to follow the traffic exiting Airline Highway to the pavilion.


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.

3 Mile 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 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 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.

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.


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

Past Results

The winners of the 2018 Spillway Classic were Richard Bouckaert in 16:41 (first male) and Malia Cali in 18:48 (first female). Click here for full 2018 results and links to results from previous years.


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 May 29
  • $25.00 – Registered May 30 thru Oct 14
  • $35.00 – Race day registration


  • $25.00 – Registered thru May 29
  • $30.00 – Registered May 30 thru Oct 14
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

Youth (20 and Under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru May 29
  • $20.00 – Registered May 30 thru Oct 14
  • $25.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru May 29
  • $60.00 – Registered May 30 thru Oct 14
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru October 14 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, October 7.

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, October 16, from 2:00 until 6:00 PM at NOTC office, Suite 109 at The Offices 1050, 1050 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy in New Orleans.

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 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 notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.

Race Policies


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.


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.


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.


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.