RUN THE TRADITIONAL CENTENNIAL THANKSGIVING   DAY “5 MILE” RACE

1907 - 2013

New Orleans Athletic Club

106th ANNUAL TURKEY DAY RACE

A Historic Race Benefiting Local Charities Since 1986

 Spina Bifida Association of Greater New Orleans and  New Orleans City Park

November 28, 2013

 

 

COURSE & RACE DAY REGISTRATION

"7:00 A.M." to make race line-up.

 

START TIME: 8:30 A.M.

Day Registration Check-In::  7:00 A.M.

Inside Tad Gormley Stadium no later than 7:15 A.M.

 

Directions To New Orleans City Park

The Park web site is www.NewOrleansCityPark.com

From Baton Rouge:
  • Take the I-10 East towards New Orleans
  • Once in New Orleans, continue on to I-610 East towards Slidell, exit #230
  • Take the Canal Blvd./West End Blvd. Exit, exit #1A
  • Turn right onto Canal Blvd.
  • Turn left at Navarre Ave.
  • Navarre Ave ends at Marconi Dr. which is the boundary of City Park
  • You are at the RACE START LOCATION
  • (You may park on Marconi Dr. in any legal parking space or in the Park along Marconi Dr.)
  • Look above the Oak Trees and notice the stadium lights.
  • Race Registration is in Tad Gormley Stadium
  • Turn left on Marconi Dr. and Tad Gormley Stadium in on your right.

From Slidell:

  • Take the I-10 West
  • Take the I-610 West exit towards Baton Rouge/New Orleans International Airport, exit #238B.
  • Merge on I-610 West.
  • Take the Canal Blvd. exit
  • Turn left onto Canal Blvd.
  • Turn left at Navarre Ave.
  • Navarre Ave ends at Marconi Dr. which is the boundary of City Park
  • You are at the RACE START LOCATION
  • (You may park on Marconi Dr. in any legal parking space or in the Park along Marconi Dr.)
  • Look above the Oak Trees and notice the stadium lights.
  • Race Registration is in Tad Gormley Stadium
  • Turn left on Marconi Dr. and Tad Gormley Stadium in on your right.

From the Crescent City Connection (West Bank):

  • Take the I-10 west.
  • Take the Canal Blvd./West End Blvd. exit.
  • Take the Canal Blvd. exit.
  • Turn right onto Canal Blvd.
  • Turn left at Navarre Ave.
  • Navarre Ave ends at Marconi Dr. which is the boundary of City Park
  • You are at the RACE START LOCATION
  • (You may park on Marconi Dr. in any legal parking space or in the Park along Marconi Dr.)
  • Look above the Oak Trees and notice the stadium lights.
  • Race Registration is in Tad Gormley Stadium
  • Turn left on Marconi Dr. and Tad Gormley Stadium in on your right.

From the French Quarter:

  • Take Esplanade Avenue to Wisner Blvd.
  • Take a left on Wisner Blvd. and right at the light on City Park Blvd. (southern boundary of City Park)
  • Proceed on City Park Blvd. to Marconi Dr. and turn right.
  • The RACE START LOCATION is directly in front.
  • (You may park on Marconi Dr. in any legal parking space or in the Park along Marconi Dr.)
  • Race Registration is in Tad Gormley Stadium
  • Turn left on Marconi Dr. and Tad Gormley Stadium in on your right.

If taking public transportation from downtown, take the Esplanade bus (#48) from the corner of Canal and Rampart Streets. From other areas of the city, call the RTA at 827-RIDE (7433).
 

Map:

 

 

COURSE: The "5 Mile Race" Starts outside Tad Gormley Stadium on Marconi Dr; run to Harrison Ave; into City Park; to Diagonal Dr.; to Magnolia Dr; to Zachary Taylor to Golf Drive; to rear of New Orleans Museum of Art; to front of Museum; up Lelong Ave; turn onto Dreyfous Ave; pass Casino Bldg. & Peristyle; to Stadium Dr; to Roosevelt Mall; up Roosevelt Mall; to rear entrance of Tad Gormley Stadium; ending at the 50-yard line

 

Course subject to change without notification.

(Please confirm course on race day)

 

FUN RUN/WALK "No awards for this event"

The "1 Mile" Starts at 9:05 A.M. (After 5 Mile Race Start)

On Marconi Drive at Roosevelt Mall;

 

 

 

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