The New Orleans Athletic Club's Turkey Day Race

NOAC's 104th Annual Turkey Day Race

5 Mile and Half-Mile Races

Thursday, November 24, 2011, 8:30 AM

Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans, LA

Date and Time

Thursday, November 24, 2011
7:00 AM – Race day registration and packet pickup opens
8:30 AM – Start of 5 Mile Race
8:35 AM – Start of Half-Mile Race


Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans, LA


Parking is available at several nearby lots. Arrive early for best parking options.

  • Tad Gormley perimeter lot (inside stadium)
  • Paved lot on Marconi near stadium entrance
  • Paved lot inside City Park near Storyland between Victory and Dreyfous

Please do not park on the neutral grounds of Marconi Drive or Roosevelt Mall. Your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed if parked illegally.


USATF-certified 5 mile course (LA10015JF) within City Park.


Awards will be distributed shortly after the race in the registration area. There is no duplication of awards.

5 Mile Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Open Male and Female
  • 1st Overall Youth Male and Female (15-Under)
  • 1st Overall Master Male and Female (40-Over)
  • 1st Overall Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Overall Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st Overall Legend Male and Female (70-Over)
  • 1st Overall NOAC Member Male and Female
  • 1st and 2nd Overall Racewalkers Male and Female

Half-Mile Awards

Commemorative awards to the top ten male and female finishers.

Scoring and Results

The 5 Mile and Half-Mile races are manually scored. You will receive a scoring tag at the finish line with your place of finish. Complete the tag with your name, age, and finishing time and turn the tag in at the Results table. Full results will be published on the NOTC web site within one week of the race.


T-shirts will be distributed to preregistered entrants beginning at 7:00 AM. Race-day entrants may pick up their shirt after the start of the race while supplies lasts. You must have your official race number with the T-shirt tab to receive a shirt.


Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water, beer, Elmer's Chee Wees, and fresh fruit.


Entry Fees

  • $20.00 – All entrants registered by November 1, 2011
  • $40.00 – Family registered by November 1, 2011
  • $30.00 – All entrants registered after November 1 and on race day
  • $25.00 – No T-shirt option after November 1 and on race day

Family registration includes two T-shirts; additional T-shirts are available for family members for $5.00 each.

Online Registration

Register Online go! Online registration is now open, closing November 11, 2011.

In-Store Registration

In-store registrations are payable by check or credit card only.

  • GNO Cyclery, 1426 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans
  • Kona Fitness Cafe, 7306 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans
  • Louisiana Running, 4153 Canal St, New Orleans
  • Phidippides Footwear, 6601 Veterans Blvd, Metairie
  • Sneaker Shop, 904 Harrison Ave, New Orleans
  • Southern Runner, 6112 Magazine St, New Orleans
  • Varsity Sports, 3450 Magazine St, New Orleans
  • Varsity Sports, 2021 Claiborne St, Mandeville

In-store registration will close November 11, 2011. Late registration will be available at Louisiana Running Company November 17 and 18 during packet pickup hours.

Mailed or Faxed Entries

Mail to New Orleans Track Club, PO Box 52003, New Orleans, LA 70152-2003 with payment by check or credit card. Fax to 504-304-2327 with payment by credit card only. Entries must be postmarked or received by November 11, 2011. Race numbers may be picked up at early Packet Pickup or on race day. See details below.

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.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be available at Louisiana Running Company at 4153 Canal St. in New Orleans on Thursday, November 17, 4:00-7:00 PM and Friday, November 18, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. Pick up your race bib and T-shirt and skip the lines on race day. Late registration will also be available at Louisiana Running Company during packet pickup hours.

Headphone Policy

For your safety and the safety of others the NOTC and the RRCA discourage the use of headphones during the running or walking of the event.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a 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. Signup on our website or call 504-304-2326.

Race Administration

The NOAC's 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 (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at or phone 504-304-2326.