Time and Tradition
The New Orleans Athletic Club’s Turkey Day Race is one of the oldest and continuously held non- marathon races in the United States.
The race was established in 1907 by Francis Thomas “Tad” Gormley, Athletic Director of the New Orleans Athletic Club (NOAC). Our annual event draws 3,000+ attendees with an average age of 30.
Supporting a Worthy Cause
Be a part of New Orleans running history by sponsoring and running the 116th Turkey Day Race, finishing in New Orleans City Park’s Tad Gormley Stadium.
Proceeds benefit Spina Bifida of Greater New Orleans and other not-for-profit organizations. The Race is produced by the New Orleans Track Club.