25th Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run

25th Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run

3 Miles

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 8:00 AM

Bonnet Carre Spillway, Norco, LA

Presented by Mississippi River Equipment Co. Inc.

25th Anniversary race medals to the first 1,000 finishers.

This three mile course is run through the woods of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and is one of the oldest trail runs in the country.

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

Date and Time

Sunday, July 15, 2012
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:00 AM – Start of race


Bonnet Carre Spillway, Norco, LA


Parking details to be announced.


The three mile course begins on the roadway leading to the Boat Launch Pavilion and quickly ascends the Lower Guide Levee. The first mile is atop the gravel levee-top road. The course then descends the levee through "The Gauntlet" where you will typically encounter the deepest water and muddiest footing. The remaining two miles wind through trails. Trail conditions will be dependent on recent weather and rainfall totals.

One aid station with water will be located approximately one mile into the course, just before leaving the levee road and descending to the trail.


25th Anniversary race medals will be distributed to the first 1,000 finishers.

Awards will be distributed shortly after the race.

  • 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)
  • Muddiest Finishers, Male and Female

Scoring and Results

The race is 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 on the afternoon 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 Water, Michelob Ultra Beer, hot dogs, Blue Runner beans, and fresh fruit.


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 Members
    • $20 – Registered by July 8, 2012
    • $30 – Late registration after July 8, 2012 and on race day
  • Nonmembers
    • $25 – Registered by July 8, 2012
    • $30 – Late registration after July 8, 2012 and on race day
  • NOTC Families
    • $40 – Registered by July 8, 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 now open, closing July 8, 2012.

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 July 8, 2012. Race numbers may be picked up at early Packet Pickup or on race day. See details below.

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 July 8, 2012. Late registration will be available during Packet Pickup.

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

Skip the lines on race morning by picking up your race packet early. Race bibs and T-shirts will be available for early pick-up at the July 11 Summer Series race at the Peristyle in City Park from 5-9 PM. Bring your friends who have not yet signed up — late registration will be available.

Race-day packet pickup will open at 7:00 AM at the Spillway Boat Launch Pavilion.

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.

The Spillway Classic Trail Run is presented by the Mississippi River Equipment Co. Inc., providing pile driving equipment and accessories with the world's largest inventory of MKT vibratory hammers.

520 Goodhope St., P.O. Box 249, Norco, LA 70079
Phone: 985-764-1194 or 504-523-3997, Fax: 985-764-1196
President: J.J. Waguespack

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 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 (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.