The New Orleans Track Club

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

2nd Annual Bursting with Speed

NOTC Grand Prix Series Event Grand Prix

5K and Half Mile Races

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 AM

Bucktown Marina, Metairie, LA

In Memory of Benny Burst

Benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

$7,350 in prizes! Medals given to all finishers. Prize money to the top three 5K males and females: $1000 for first, $500 for second, and $250 for third. High schools with the most students registered will receive $500 for first, $250 for second, and $100 for third. Ten random drawings for $300 each. Many more prizes! Winners must be present to be eligible for prizes.

The 2nd Annual Bursting with Speed Race is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

2nd Annual Bursting with Speed

Date and Time

Saturday, April 9, 2016
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
8:00 AM – Start of Half Mile race
8:30 AM – Start of 5K race

Location

Courses

The 5K and Half Mile races are out-and-back atop the paved Lake Pontchartrain levee road.

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.

5K Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male and Female (prize money)
  • 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 and over

Half Mile Awards

  • 1st Overall Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 5 and under, 6-9, 10-12, and 13-15

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.

Shirts

T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Shirts to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.

Refreshments

Post-race refreshments include water from Kentwood Springs, beer from Crescent Crown, jambalaya from Cook Me Somethin' Mister, and snacks from Baker Maid.

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

5K NOTC Member

  • $15.00 – Registered thru January 20
  • $20.00 – Registered January 21 thru March 2
  • $25.00 – Registered March 3 thru April 4
  • $30.00 – Race day registration

5K Nonmember

  • $20.00 – Registered thru January 20
  • $25.00 – Registered January 21 thru March 2
  • $30.00 – Registered March 3 thru April 4
  • $30.00 – Race day registration

5K High School Student

  • $15.00 – Registered thru April 4
  • $30.00 – Race day registration
  • Student must preregister to qualify for high school team awards

Half Mile (15 and Under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru April 4
  • $20.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru April 4
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru April 4 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

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 Friday, April 1, 2016.

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 postmarked by Friday, April 1, 2016.

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 Thursday, April 7, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM at the Bucktown Marina gazebo.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:00 AM 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 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 2nd Annual Bursting with Speed race is 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.