Ole Man River Half-Marathon and 5K

31st Annual Ole Man River

Half-Marathon and 5K – NOTC Grand Prix Series Finale

Long Distance Championship Series Race

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans, LA

Finishers medals to all Half-Marathon and 5K finishers. New USATF-certified courses.

The Ole Man River Half-Marathon and 5K is open to all, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Saturday, December 15, 2012
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:30 AM – Early start for Half-Marathon walkers and racewalkers
8:00 AM – Start of Half-Marathon runners
8:15 AM – Start of 5K

Location

Roosevelt Mall, City Park, New Orleans, LA

Parking

Ample parking is available in the parking lots between Victory Avenue and Dreyfous Drive. Do NOT park in the neutral ground (median) of Roosevelt Mall or Marconi Drive. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed.

Course

The Half-Marathon and 5K courses are run in and around City Park and along Lake Pontchartrain on Lakeshore Drive.

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 - Prize Money
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15-Under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40-Over) - Prize Money
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female Age Groups (15-Under, 16-19, 20-24 through 80-Over in five-year age groups)
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Racewalker Male and Female

5K Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15-Under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40-Over)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50-Over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60-Over)
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female Age Groups (15-Under, 16-19, 20-24 through 80-Over in five-year age groups)
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Racewalker Male and Female

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 on the afternoon of the race.

T-Shirts

T-shirt size and availability guaranteed to preregistered entrants only. Shirts will be distributed to preregistered entrants at Packet Pickup and on race day 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.

Refreshments

Kentwood Springs Water and Gatorade is provided on the course and at the race site. Post-race food provided by Phil's Grill, la Madeleine, Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown, and Baker Maid Products. Post-race beer provided by Crescent Crown Distributing.

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

  • Individual Half-Marathon
    • $30 – Youth (17 and under) registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $40 – NOTC member registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $50 – Nonmember registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $50 – NOTC member registered Saturday, November 17, 2012 through December 2, 2012
    • $60 – Nonmember registered Saturday, November 17, 2012 through December 2, 2012
    • $60 – NOTC member registered Saturday, December 3, 2012 through race day
    • $70 – Nonmember registered Saturday, December 3, 2012 through race day
  • Individual 5K
    • $15 – Youth (17 and under) registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $20 – NOTC member registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $25 – Nonmember registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $30 – All registered Saturday, November 17, 2012 through race day
  • NOTC Family
    • $40 – 5K entries only, registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $55 – Both Half-Marathon and 5K entries, registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • $80 – Half-Marathon entries only, registered by Friday, November 16, 2012
    • No late family registration will be available.

Family registration is available to preregistered NOTC member families only and includes registration for two adults and other family members age 17 and under living in the same household. Separate entry forms are required for each family member. Family registration includes two T-shirts; additional T-shirts are available for family members for $5 each.

Online Registration

Register Online go! Online registration is open through Sunday, December 9, 2012. See Packet Pickup for packet pickup info.

Mailed or Faxed Entries

Mailed or faxed entries must be received by 9:00 AM Monday, December 10, 2012. 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. See Packet Pickup for packet pickup info.

In-Store Registration

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

  • GNO Cyclery, 1426 S. Carrollton Ave, 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, 1200 S Clearview Pkwy, Elmwood

In-store registration will close Friday, December 7, 2012. See Packet Pickup for packet pickup info.

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 at Southern Runner, 6112 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA (504-891-9999). Dates and times to be announced.

Race day packet pickup will open at 7:00 AM.

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. Sign up on our website or call 504-304-2326.

Race Administration

The Ole Man River Half-Marathon and 5K 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 (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.