Greek Festival Race

Greek Festival Race

5K, 1 Mile – NOTC Grand Prix Series Event

Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:00 PM

Wisner at Robert E Lee Blvd, New Orleans, LA

Run along Bayou St. John out and back to the post-race festivities inside the Greek Festival. Free entry to the Festival with your race number all weekend long. Finisher medals to top 500 males and top 500 females.

The Greek Festival Race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

Date and Time

Friday, May 24, 2013
6:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:00 PM – 1 Mile start
7:20 PM – 5K start

Location

Pre- and post-race activities will be at Old Spanish Fort on Beauregard Ave on the lakeside of Robert E Lee Blvd.

Parking

On street parking is available along Robert E. Lee Blvd and Lakeshore Dr. Also, parking is available at the site of the old John F Kennedy High School on Wisner Blvd with shuttle bus service. See parking map for additional locations. Do not park on any neutral ground or any area marked with 'No Parking' signs.

Course

The 5K and 1 Mile courses are out and back on Wisner Blvd. The 5K course will close and reopen to vehicular traffic one hour after the start.

Awards

Awards will be distributed at the runners' entrance by the beer. There is no duplication of awards; overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.

5K Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female – $100 and shoes
  • 2nd Overall Male and Female – $75
  • 3rd Overall Male and Female – $50
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40-Over) – $50
  • 1st Age Groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over
  • 1st Overall Male and Female Racewalker

1 Mile Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female – $100 and shoes
  • 1st and 2nd Age Groups 6-under, 7-9, and 10-12
  • 1st Overall Male and Female Racewalker

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 morning following the race.

T-Shirts

T-shirts will be distributed to preregistered entrants on race day beginning at 6:00 PM. Race-day entrants may pick up their shirt after the race while supplies lasts. You must have your official race number with the T-shirt tab to receive a shirt.

T-shirt size and availability only guaranteed to pre-registered entrants.

Refreshments

Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs Water, Abita beer, and 4D Clean Energy.

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. Packet pickup will begin at 6:00 PM on race day.

Entry Fees

  • NOTC Member
    • $20 – Registered by Sunday, March 31, 2013
    • $25 – Registered by Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    • $30 – Registered by Sunday, May 19, 2013
    • $40 – Registered after Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Nonmember
    • $25 – Registered by Sunday, March 31, 2013
    • $30 – Registered by Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    • $35 – Registered by Sunday, May 19, 2013
    • $40 – Registered after Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Youth (17 and under)
    • $10 – Registered by Sunday, May 19, 2013
    • $15 – Registered after Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • NOTC Family
    • $50 – NOTC family registered by Sunday, May 19, 2013

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

Online registration is open through Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Fax and Email Registration

Copies of completed hard-copy entry forms may be faxed or emailed to the NOTC office with payment by credit card only.

Fax: 504-304-2327
Email: registration@runNOTC.org

Faxed or emailed entries must be received by Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Mail-In Registration

Completed hard-copy entry forms may be mailed along with payment by check or credit card to:

New Orleans Track Club
PO Box 52003
New Orleans, LA 70152-2003

Mailed entries must be received by Friday, May 17, 2013.

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, May 17, 2013.

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 6:00 PM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is May 22nd and 23rd from 12-6 PM at the NOTC offices in the old Coca Cola Building at 1050 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125.

Race-day packet pickup will open at 6:00 PM at the race site.

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