The New Orleans Track Club

New Orleans' premier running organization
promoting health and fitness since 1963

Run Groups in the New Orleans Area

  • 5:20 Club

    Every Wednesday and Saturday 5:20am at Gernon Brown Gym located at the corner of Harrison Ave and Marconi Dr

    The 5:20 Club is one of the oldest informal running groups in the Greater New Orleans. Formed before running even existed, its members and associate runners consist of a diverse group of people, ranging in age from the teens to 158 or so. The group is so-named because it starts its run exactly at 5:20am, unless one of its crankier constituents gazes upon his Timex watch and decides that 5:18 is close enough.

    For more information email Ross Shales or phone 504-214-9993

  • Best Bank Track Club

    Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, and Sunday Morning at 6:00 am.

    The BestBank Track Club has been around for 25 years, growing from a small group of friends in Algiers and Terrytown to the current group from all over the West Bank that meets to run the Woodland Hwy Algiers Lower Coast Bridge twice weekly.

    For more information email Betsy Boudreaux

  • Chalmette Track Club

    Every other month (in process of setting up days) 7:00 pm, attempting to secure Troy's Restaurant

    Small club established in 1981 in St. Bernard Parish. Inexpensive dues and races. All races have awards 2 deep in 5 year age groups. Grand Prix spans the entire year with races of all distances from 2 miles to 10 miles. Grand Prix awards are hooded sweatshirts with winners names printed on them. Hosts Pelicanman duathlon twice a year, the oldest duathlon in Louisiana. Host annual Christmas party and annual crawfish boil.

    For more information email Phil Gioia or phone 504-912-2675

  • F3 NOLA

    Free, all male running and boot-camp style workouts offered throughout the week in City Park, Audubon Park, Pontiff Park, Lakefront, Mandeville, and Covington.

    The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. Our workouts, which include lots of sweating and lots of laughs, are open to men of all fitness levels, all ages, and are organized to keep the entire group together while ensuring a thorough beatdown for all participants. Our model, in which leadership of the workout varies from day to day and week to week, means that workout leaders -- "Qs," in F3 lingo -- are constantly introducing new exercises and ways of doing them. Because participants are challenged and pushed in new ways every day, they achieve an all-around fitness that makes F3 guys supremely fit for endurance challenges, including mud runs, obstacle races, triathlons, marathons, long-distance relays and all manner of other adventure challenges. F3 was founded in 2011 in Charlotte, NC, made its way to New Orleans in 2014, and is continually growing to cities across the country.

    For more information email nola@f3nation.com

  • Guidosportif "Home of the Average Athlete"

    6pm warmup; 6:30 start running. Every Tuesday night at Jefferson Playground

    Guidosportif has been around since 1981 putting on races and going to other races around the country. We now specialize in getting people faster by teaching them the art of speed work, not just running fast and thinking you are going to get faster. Guidosportif has a triathlon team that meets Tuesday and Thursday morning to swim and Wednesdays at the lakefront to swim/bike and run. We are not hard to find, just look for the shirts that say "I might be slow but I'm ahead of you."

    For more information email Randy Schmidt or phone 504-858-6714

  • Happy's Running Club NOLA

    Wednesday, meet at 5:48, run for 6:16

    HRC NOLA is a 5k run through downtown every Wednesday, rain or shine. There are 5 routes which run through some of the coolest places in NOLA, including Bourbon St, French Quarter, Marigny, and Riverfront. We average about 100 runners and have every skill level. After we get 2 for 1 draft beer or wine at Happy's Irish Pub. Our runners get a lot of discounts on races and other social events. We also have themed runs, big parties, and lots of sponsors that bring us free swag. Tell ya mama 'n dem to come out, all are welcomed.

    For more information email Mark Berger or phone 504-931-6020

  • LRC Run/Walk Group

    Monday and Wednesday, meet for 6ish pm, run at 6:30pm sharp.

    Meet at 4153 Canal St for 6ish pm. There will be bathrooms and water available. You can walk/run anywhere from 1-7 miles. The majority of the group runs the 3 or 5 mile course. Fresh fruit and other prizes are given out as well.

    For more information email Pat Gavin or phone 504-304-4762

  • Move Ya Brass Krewe

    Meet every Monday @ 6pm in front on NOMA at City Park. Our shakeout routes are 2 to 3 miles. We welcome runners, joggers, and walkers of all levels.

    Started in July 2015, our Krewe promotes a supportive community environment for fellow New Orleanians to "Move Ya Brass" and make health a priority in their lives. Post run activities include fun photos with the Krewe. Connect with other krewe members to buddy up and train to participate in future races.

    For more information email Thomas Nguyen

  • Pacers Fitness

    Meet every Wednesday @ 5pm in Luling at the Levee ramps, across the street from the West Bank Bridge Park. Start and Finish on top of the paved Levee Path.

    Train with others for upcoming 5k's, 10k's, marathons, and other area events or road races. Enjoy post work out socialization and rehydration with other Pacer Members while supporting one another in their fitness goals. Athletes of all levels of endurance are welcome, as well as competitive and non-competitive participants. We are a family-oriented group of runners, walkers, and cyclists of all ages. Some Saturday morning runs or bike rides are scheduled at various times throughout the year, depending on local race schedules and members event schedules. Pacers Fitness is the only organized running, walking and cycling group in St. Charles Parish. "Your Pace or Mine, Any Pace is Fine".

    For more information email Sandy Johnson or phone 504-417-0479

  • Power Miler Track Club

    Tuesday, 6pm, Pontiff Playground; Sunday, 6am, Audubon Park Fountain on St. Charles

    The Power Milers originated as a group of men and women in the New Orleans area whose focus was on serious distance training for the purpose of racing distances from the mile up to the marathon. Tuesday track sessions and Sunday long runs (from 10 to 22 miles) are the core weekly workouts, with Thursday tempo runs and surge runs scheduled intermittently. The mission of the club is to work hard and race hard.

    For more information email powermilers@gmail.com

  • "Saturday Morning Boys" Campbell's Run

    Saturday's 6:00am, parking @ Gallagher's Restaurant, Tyler St, Covington

    This group parks @ Gallagher's Restaurant at 0600 and does a 10 mile run. It is an out and back course so come run/walk any distance, shorter or longer and all paces are welcomed. Enjoy fresh coffee after your run across the street at Campbell's or head over to the Donut shop at Claiborne Hill.

  • Southern Athletics Track Club

    Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 5:00 PM at City Park

    This group is specifically for developing school aged runners (3rd -12th grade) who have a desire to train with one of the only USTFCCCA nationally certified distance coaches in the state. Dues are monthly, but inexpensive. Registration fee is waived for any NOTC member. There will be additional meet-ups and training available to team members besides the Tuesday and Thursday track workouts. Southern Athletics is a recognized AAU and USATF program.

    For more information email Chaz Caiado or phone 504-575-6652

  • T-Rex Track Club

    Tuesday 6:30 @ Harrell Track (@ NOTC on Jeff Davis first Tuesday of the month); weekend long runs depending on interest (see Facebook)

    Track and hill workouts for runners of all ages and abilities. Workouts are designed to accommodate runners focusing on distances from the mile to half-marathon. We also do long runs on weekends, with distances and times varying depending on race schedule and season. Tuesday runs are followed by rehydration sessions at Reginelli's.

    For more information email James Street or phone 973-489-2458

  • Varsity Sports

    Tuesday Lakeview Sunrise Run at 6:00am from Chateau Cafe (3-5 miles). Tuesdays at Jefferson Playground Track with Guido Sportif at 6:30pm; Thursdays social runs, 6:00pm (3-6 miles) first Thursday of the month from Varsity Sports at 3450 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 and from different venues each week after; Saturdays at either City Park or Audubon Park at 6:30am with a variety of distances.

    All ages, paces and abilities welcome. FREE! Lots of variety in courses are the result. Most runners stay after for the social side of the running fun.

    For more information email Jenni Peters or phone 504-899-4144

  • Varsity Sports Mandeville

    FREE! Thursday (6pm); Saturday (7am)

    Group social runs through Old Mandeville and on The Tammany Trace. Varying distances, routes, ages, and abilities of the group. Group meets in front of Varsity Sports Mandeville, 2021 Claiborne Street, Mandeville, LA 70448.

    For more information email Ryan Green or phone 985-624-8200