Greek Festival Run/Walk

NOTC Grand Prix Series Race

5K, 1 Mile

Friday, May 22, 2020

St Bernard Ave and Robert E Lee Blvd, New Orleans

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we regretfully must cancel the Greek Festival Run & Walk scheduled for May 2020. All pre-registered participants already signed up for the event received an email on April 15th with info about their registration status. When government officials once again permit large events, we will share more details via email and on the official NOTC Facebook page. The health and wellness of New Orleans Track Club members and event participants is always our primary mission. Thanks for your understanding and support during this difficult time. Please stay safe and stay home so we can look forward to seeing you at an event in the very near future.

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Date and Time

Friday, May 22, 2020
6:00 PM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
7:00 PM – Start of 1 Mile
7:30 PM – Start of 5K


Pre- and post-race activities are located at St John Park, across Robert E Lee Blvd from the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 1200 Robert E Lee Blvd in New Orleans, the location of the Greek Festival.

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

Race premiums only guaranteed to pre-registered participants and will be distributed to late and race-day registrants while supplies last.


Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water, beer from Southern Eagle, and snacks from love, cookie and Elmer's Chee Wees.

Past Results

The winners of the 2019 Greek Festival 5K were Brian Lozes in 16:51 and Rachel Rowe in 18:29. Winners of the 1 Mile were Ian Carr in 4:54 and Rachel Rowe in 5:27. Click here for full 2019 results and links to results from previous years.


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

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $25.00 – Registered thru Apr 15
  • $30.00 – Registered thru May 18
  • $40.00 – Race day registration


  • $20.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $30.00 – Registered thru Apr 15
  • $35.00 – Registered thru May 18
  • $40.00 – Race day registration

Youth (20 and Under)

  • $20.00 – Registered thru May 18
  • $25.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $55.00 – Registered thru Mar 5
  • $60.00 – Registered thru Apr 15
  • $65.00 – Registered thru May 18
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru May 18 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.

Online Registration

Online registration has been suspended.

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 details to be announced.

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

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 Greek Festival Run/Walk 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 or phone 504-304-2326.

Race Policies


All New Orleans Track Club race registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable under all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. An event may be canceled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. Race bibs cannot be transferred to another participant.


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.


At our races, NOTC demonstrates our commitment to an inclusive athletic experience by welcoming race participants, volunteers and guests to use:

  • Single-occupancy gender-neutral (unisex) facilities; and
  • Use of multiple-occupant, gender-neutral restroom facilities with lockable single occupant stalls.


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