Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K Run

Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K Run


Saturday, September 28, 2013, 5:00 PM

Tipitina's Uptown, New Orleans, LA

Benefiting the Tipitina's Foundation

Saturday, September 28th, 2013 marked the 2nd annual Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5k Run. The run benefited the mission of the Tipitina's Foundation to support the unique music community in New Orleans and Louisiana. Proceeds from this year's race went towards marching shoes and uniforms for high school bands in New Orleans.

This year, the weather was on our side, allowing sunshine and fun to prevail for over 600 participants. Highlights of the race included participation by athletes in the Youth Run NOLA program, post-race performances by Bonerama and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, several food dishes from area restaurants, and karaoke on Napoleon Avenue.

5K Award Winners

Place Male Age Time Female Age Time
1 Patrick Gavin 30 15:32 Celeste Dolan 37 19:49
Youth (15-Under)
1 Timmy Stricker 15 20:21 Aislinn Roberts 14 22:26
Master (40-Over)
1 Kenneth Van Schooten 45 20:02 Stacey Roberts 43 20:16
Grandmaster (50-Over)
1 Kenny Mire 64 20:28 Linda Akhter 55 24:35
Senior (60-Over)
1 J. Roger Brown 65 21:04 Carol Wedgwood 60 30:43
Overall Racewalker
1 Tank Hainkel 59 34:29 Pat Driscoll 60 33:33


Sponsors include Atchafalaya, Chiba, Deanie's, The Kupcake Factory, P.F. Changs, Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar, Dante's Kitchen, Cafe Giovanni, Cochon Butcher, and Pigeon Caterers.

Tipitina's Foundation

The Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K Run benefits the Tipitina's Foundation.

Proceeds from 5k Run will go towards purchasing marching shoes and uniforms for New Orleans area school marching band programs. Donate $13 to the Tipitina's Foundation to purchase a single marching shoe for a student or $26 to purchase a pair of marching shoes.


The mission of the Tipitina's Foundation is to support Louisiana and New Orleans' irreplaceable music community and preserve the state's unique musical cultures. The history of the Tipitina's Foundation originates from the Tipitina's music venue, a revered New Orleans cultural icon that continues to be instrumental in the development and promotion of Louisiana music around the world. The Foundation works to support childhood music education, the professional development of adult musicians, and the increased profile and viability of Louisiana music as a cultural, educational, and economic resource.


Race Administration

The Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K Run is produced by the New Orleans Track Club, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and USA Track & Field (USATF). For more information contact the NOTC via email at notc@runNOTC.org or phone 504-304-2326.