35th Annual Ole Man River

RRCA State Championship

Half Marathon and 5K

2016 Louisiana RRCA Half Marathon State Championship

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00 AM

Mississippi River Levee, Gretna

Prize money for top three Half Marathon male and female finishers and first Masters. Finisher medals will be presented to all Half Marathon finishers. Participants in the 5K race may upgrade their registration to include a custom finisher medal to commemorate their accomplishment. Select the 5K medal add on option at checkout.

Cypress...RocksPost-race music provided by Cypress.

The 35th Annual Ole Man River is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.

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Date and Time

Saturday, December 17, 2016
7:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up opens
7:30 AM – Mandatory early start for Half Marathon racewalkers
8:00 AM – Start of Half Marathon and 5K

Location

2 Huey P Long Drive, Gretna, LA.

Parking

Off-street parking will be available. See the parking map for locations.

Bag Check

Bag check will be available at the race site. Please attach the barcode tab from your race number to your bag. Note: Bags will not be provided at bag check – you must have your own.

Courses

The majority of the Half Marathon and 5K courses are atop the levee overlooking the Mississippi River. The Half Marathon course will remain open until 11:50 AM.

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.

Half Marathon Awards

Finisher medals for all Half Marathon finishers.

  • Prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall Male and Female
  • Prize money for 1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
  • 1st Youth Male and Female (15 and under)
  • 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 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80-over

5K 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 and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 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.

Shirts

T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Shirts to late and race-day registrants while supplies last. Half marathon shirts are gender specific, long sleeved tech material. Shirts for 5K participants will be short sleeved unisex, and upgraded to tech material for FREE while supplies last.

Refreshments

Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water, beer from Southern Eagle, Cook Me Somethin' Mister jambalaya, Love, Cookie and Elmer's Chee Wees snacks, and smoothies from Smoothie King.

Host Hotels

Two host hotels are available with special rates for Ole Man River participants. Each will provide shuttle bus service to and from the race site for hotel guests only. Details to be announced.

The Courtyard Marriott New Orleans Westbank/Gretna is the West Bank host hotel.

The New Orleans Marriott is the East Bank host hotel. A special rate of $159.00 per night (taxes not included) is available. Call 504-553-5568 or email ashley.gervais@marriott.com to book your room before December 13.

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

Half Marathon NOTC Member

  • $35.00 – February 26 noon thru February 27 11 PM only
  • $50.00 – Registered February 28 thru April 20
  • $55.00 – Registered April 21 thru June 8
  • $60.00 – Registered June 9 thru August 17
  • $65.00 – Registered August 18 thru November 30
  • $70.00 – Registered December 1 thru December 12
  • $80.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon Nonmember

  • $35.00 – February 26 noon thru February 27 11 PM only
  • $55.00 – Registered February 28 thru April 20
  • $60.00 – Registered April 21 thru June 8
  • $65.00 – Registered June 9 thru August 17
  • $70.00 – Registered August 18 thru November 30
  • $75.00 – Registered December 1 thru December 12
  • $80.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon Youth (20-Under)

  • $35.00 – February 26 noon thru February 27 11 PM only
  • $45.00 – Registered February 28 thru December 12
  • $80.00 – Race day registration

Half Marathon NOTC Family

  • $120.00 – Registered thru December 12
  • No late or race day registration

5K NOTC Member

  • $15.00 – Registered thru April 20
  • $20.00 – Registered April 21 thru August 17
  • $25.00 – Registered August 18 thru December 12
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K Nonmember

  • $20.00 – Registered thru April 20
  • $25.00 – Registered April 21 thru August 17
  • $30.00 – Registered August 18 thru December 12
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K Youth (20-Under)

  • $20.00 – Registered thru December 12
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

5K NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru December 12
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru December 12 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 open through Monday, December 12.

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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, December 8.

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, December 8.

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

RiverShack Gretna

Early packet pickup will be available Thursday and Friday, December 15 and 16, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM, at the RiverShack Gretna, 714 1st St in Gretna. Late registration will be available at packet pickup.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 7:00 AM 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 35th Annual Ole Man River 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.