1907 - 2013

New Orleans Athletic Club


A Historic Race Benefiting Local Charities Since 1986

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

November 28, 2013




Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) November 28, 2013




8:30AM: Start of 5 Mile Race

8:35AM: Start of 1/2 Mile Race

7:00AM: Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup opens



Tad Gormley Stadium, City Park, New Orleans

Parking is available inside Stadium perimeter parking

lots. (Registration activities inside Stadium)

COURSE: Course map posted on New Orleans Track Club website

New Orleans Track Club website at 
please use online link on form.

Entry Fees

Entry fees are non-refundable. Sorry, no exceptions.

5 Mile

$20 – registered by October 31, 2013

$25 – registered November 1-21, 2013

$30 – registered on race day

Kid's Half-Mile (ages 2-15)

$10 – registered by October 31, 2013

$15 – registered November 1-21, 2013

$20 – registered on race day

NOTC Family

$50 – registered by November 21, 2013

No family registration on race day

Family registration is available to preregistered NOTC member families 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. Family registration includes two T-shirts; additional T-shirts are available for family members for $5 each.

Online Registration

Online registration is open through Thursday, November 21, 2013.



From the 2010 New Orleans Athletic Club's  103rd Annul Turkey Day Race

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102nd Annual NOAC Turkey Day Race.Billie Sloss, Rocky, and Brock Silva approach the finish line. The 1 Mile run starts.




*Inside Stadium perimeter lot

*Paved lot in front of the Stadium

*On Roosevelt Mall  Blvd., and on Victory Drive inside City Park

Please do not park on the Marconi Neutral Ground

In 2009 hundreds of parking tickets were issued to those who parked on the Marconi Neutral Ground 

Additional parking details will be updated as we receive permits for on the website posted entry form.


COURSE:   New Course, map to be posted on New Orleans Track Club website soon.




More Race Information:

New Orleans Track Club

Race Administration

The NOAC Turkey Day Race 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 or phone 504-304-2326

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive a 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.


Run the Traditional Thanksgiving Day Race

"106 Years"   "106 Years"   "106 Years"


At 86, New Orleans runner Albert Briede will participate in his 50th N.O.A.C. Turkey Day Race

Posted by Chris Bynum, Staff writer, The Times-Picayune

November 21, 2008 5:00AM

Categories: Living: Health and Fitness

Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, gasoline was 25 cents a gallon, Mattel's Barbie was born, and Alaska became the 49th state in 1958, the year Albert E. Briede ran his first Turkey Day Race. At 86, Briede will participate in his 50th race next week.

He was a runner long before running was cool.

One of the founding members of the New Orleans Road Runners (now the New Orleans Track Club), Briede ran before there were, well, running shoes. He began racking up his miles in white canvas high-top sneakers.

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Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans


Established in 1907, The New Orleans Athletic Club "Turkey Day Race" is one of the oldest and continuously held non-marathon races in the United States.  Since 1986, the race proceeds have benefited charities in our local community.


Since 1907 the Turkey Day Race has established a rich tradition and heritage among runners throughout the South. 



Thanksgiving Date 2013-2017

Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 23, 2017


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