39th Annual Ole Man River

10K and 5K

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Bucktown Harbor Marina, Metairie

Race registration has been temporarily suspended pending new pandemic restrictions. Check back later for updates.

Due to ongoing pandemic restrictions the 2020 Ole Man River race will be run as a combined 10K and 5K event, with participants grouped by pace and started in staggered waves. Participants will be required to wear face masks while lined up at the starting area and immediately after finishing the race. Masks are NOT REQUIRED while on the course.

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 12, 2020
7:00 AM – Race-day packet pick-up
8:00 AM – Start of 10K and 5K first wave


Pre- and post-race activities will be located at the Bucktown Harbor Marina.


The 10K and 5K courses are out-and-back on the Lakefront Trail atop the Lake Pontchartrain levee. No portalets will be present on the course but will be available at the start and finish area.


Awards to the top three male and female finishers in the 10K and 5K. Due to the staggered starts official race time will be based on net time, also known as chip time.

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.

Race Premiums

Race tee shirts and face masks for all registered participants.


Post-race refreshments include bottled Kentwood Springs water, bananas, and Elmer's Chee Wees.


The Ole Man River race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike. All ages are welcome but a legal parent or guardian must complete the online registration process for any minors under the age of 18.

Race registration will be available online only. No race-day registration will be available.

Entry Fees

NOTC Members

  • $30.00 – Registered thru Dec 7


  • $40.00 – Registered thru Dec 7

In the event of race cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registrants will receive a full refund less service charges.

Online Registration

Race registration has been temporarily suspended pending new pandemic restrictions. Check back later for updates.

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Packet Pickup

MANDATORY packet pickup Thursday, December 10, 1:00-6:00 PM at Varsity Sports Lakeview, 525 Harrison Ave in New Orleans. NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP OR REGISTRATION.

Race Administration

The Ole Man River 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.

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.