112th Annual NOAC Turkey Day Race

5 Miles, Half Mile

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans

Benefiting Spina Bifida of Louisiana

Online registation is now closed. Race-day registration and packet pickup will be available between 7:00 and 8:00 AM only at the race site. Please arrive early to ensure you get your race bib in time!

The NOAC Turkey Day Race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC and New Orleans Athletic Club (NOAC) members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Thursday, November 28, 2019
7:00 AM – Race-day reg and packet pick-up opens
8:00 AM – Race-day registration closes
8:30 AM – Start of 5 Mile
8:35 AM – Start of Half Mile


The pre- and post-race activities are located inside Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.


The 5 mile and half mile courses are within City Park, both finishing on the track inside Tad Gormley Stadium. The 5 mile course will be open for two hours, closing at 10:00 AM.


Awards will be distributed shortly after the race. Except for the first overall NOAC members, there is no duplication of awards.

5 Mile 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 Legend Male and Female (70 and over)
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female
  • 1st Overall Male and Female NOAC Member

Kids' Half Mile Awards

  • 1st-5th Overall Male and Female (12-Under)

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.


Post-race refreshment sponsors include Wild Turkey, Kentwood Springs, Crescent Crown Distributing, Borden, PJ's Coffee, love, cookie, and Elmer's Chee Wees.

Past Results

The winners of the 2018 NOAC Turkey Day Race were Brock Moreaux of New Iberia in 25:11 and New Orleanian Mia Meydrich in 28:11. Click here for full 2018 results and links to results from previous years.

Host Hotel

Country Inn & Suites

The Country Inn & Suites located at 2713 N Causeway Blvd in Metairie will be the host hotel for the NOAC Turkey Day race. Special room rates are available for Wednesday and Thursday nights, November 27 and 28.


Registration is open to NOTC and NOAC members and nonmembers alike. All participants must be registered and wear an official race bib while on the course.

Entry Fees

5 Mile – NOTC or NOAC Member

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Sep 11
  • $30.00 – Registered Sep 12 thru Nov 20
  • $40.00 – Early packet pickup
  • $50.00 – Race-day registration

5 Mile – Nonmember

  • $25.00 – Registered thru Sep 11
  • $35.00 – Registered Sep 12 thru Nov 20
  • $40.00 – Early packet pickup
  • $50.00 – Race-day registration

Half Mile

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Nov 20
  • $15.00 – Early packet pickup
  • $20.00 – Race-day registration

NOTC Family

  • $55.00 – Registered thru Sep 11
  • $65.00 – Registered Sep 12 thru Nov 20
  • No late or race-day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru November 20 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 registation is now closed. Late registration will be available at early packet pickup Monday and Tuesday at the NOAC.

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 Wednesday, November 13.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 7:00 AM and closing at 8:00 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Race-day packet pickup will available between 7:00 and 8:00 AM only at the race site. Please arrive early to ensure you get your race bib in time!

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 NOAC Turkey Day Race 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 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.