Oktoberfest Race

NOTC Grand Prix Series Event

2 Miles

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:00 PM

Bayou St John, New Orleans

New location this year! The 2017 Oktoberfest will be held at the future site of Deutsches Haus at 1700 Moss St on Bayou St John.

Free entry to Oktoberfest all three weekends with race bib! Two free beers inside festival on race day only.

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

Date and Time

Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
7:00 PM – Start of race

Location

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.

  • 1st Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
  • 1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50 and over)
  • 1st Senior Male and Female (60 and over)
  • 1st Racewalker Male and Female
  • 1st Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-over

It is the responsibility of athletes that finish in the awards to note any necessary corrections on race day. If an error is discovered post-race we'll be happy to correct your results and update the website accordingly. However, if you do not inform us of this issue before your award is given out we will no longer have an award to give to you and we can't remake awards.

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.

Official race results are scored by gun time. Net (or chip) times are published for informational purposes only.

Race Premium

Drinking glasses guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Glasses are guaranteed to preregistered participants only and will be distributed to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.

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

NOTC Member

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Jun 14
  • $20.00 – Registered Jun 15 thru Aug 9
  • $25.00 – Registered Aug 10 thru Sep 20
  • $30.00 – Registered Sep 21 thru Oct 9
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

Nonmember

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Jun 14
  • $25.00 – Registered Jun 15 thru Aug 9
  • $30.00 – Registered Aug 10 thru Sep 20
  • $35.00 – Registered Sep 21 thru Oct 9
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

Youth (20 and Under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Oct 9
  • $20.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru Oct 9
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru October 9 only and includes registration for two adults and other family members age 20 and under living in the same household. Separate entry forms are required for each family member.

Entry fees are non-refundable. Sorry, no exceptions.

Online Registration

Online registration is now closed.

Fax and Email Registration

Completed 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 Thursday, October 5.

Mail-In Registration

Completed 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 postmarked by Thursday, October 5.

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

Early packet pickup will be available Wednesday, October 4, 4:00-7:00 PM at Lousiana Running + Walking Company, 8123 Oak Street in New Orleans. Anyone who has registered by October 2nd at midnight will be able to pick up their packet early. Anyone registering after October 2nd must pick up their packet on race day.

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

Safety Policies

Headphones

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.

Strollers

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

Dogs should not be brought to this event for the safety of all participants and volunteers.

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a race premium or 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 Oktoberfest 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.