The Louisiana Crawfish Festival 5K


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Frederick J Sigur Civic Center, Chalmette

Online registration is open through Monday, April 26.

All race entrants will receive free entry to the Louisiana Crawfish Festival on Sunday, May 2. Sunday festival hours are 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

The Crawfish Festival 5K is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike. In the event of race cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registrants will receive a full refund less service charges.

sign up now   ? check status   Join the event on facebook

Date and Time

Sunday, May 2, 2021
8:00 AM – Race-day registration and packet pick-up
9:00 AM – Start of 5K race


Pre- and post-race activities are located at the Frederick J Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, in Chalmette, LA.


Free parking will available in the Walmart parking lot adjacent to the Civic Center.


The 5K course starts and finishes at the Sidne;y D Torres Memorial Park and includes a segment through the 40 Arpent Wetlands Observatory.

Course Map


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 and 2nd 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 Racewalker Male and Female
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 19-under, 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

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


Post-race refreshments include Kentwood Springs water and items from Baker Maid and Elmer's Chee Wees.

Kentwood Springs Elmer's CheeWees
Baker Maid


In the event of race cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, registrants will receive a full refund less service charges.

Entry Fees

NOTC Member

  • $20.00 – Registered thru Apr 12
  • $25.00 – Registered thru Apr 26
  • $35.00 – Race day registration


  • $25.00 – Registered thru Apr 12
  • $30.00 – Registered thru Apr 26
  • $35.00 – Race day registration

Youth (20 and Under)

  • $15.00 – Registered thru Apr 26
  • $20.00 – Race day registration

NOTC Family

  • $50.00 – Registered thru Apr 12
  • $60.00 – Registered thru Apr 26
  • No late or race day registration

Family registration is available to NOTC member families registered thru April 26 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 is open through Monday, April 26.

sign up now   ? check status

Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available at the race site starting at 8:00 AM. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be available at Varsity Sports Lakeview, 525 Harrison Ave in New Orleans, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM Friday, April 30. Late registration will be available.

Race-day packet pickup will start at 8:00 AM 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 Louisiana Crawfish Festival 5K 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.