Join is at the Ruby Slipper Cafe in Mid City for the inaugural

Ruby Slipper Cafe - 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

315 South Broad Street , New Orleans, La. 70119

Benefiting:  Communities in Schools of Greater New Orleans 

Event Details: 

8:00 am - 1/2 Mile Fun Run/Walk
8:20 am - 5K Mid City Run/Walk
Race day packet pickup and registration opens on site at 7:00 am 

Location is in the parking lot accessed from Banks Street ,  setup in back green space lot behind the Cafe.
Parking:   In the Ruby Slipper parking lot ( entry via Banks Street ) or in nearby off street parking spaces.
Course:  5K and 1/2 Mile is posted on our website:

Out and back on Banks Street, Jefferson Davis Parkway jogging pathway and the Lafitte Greenway jogging pathway. 

T-Shirts:  Register prior to race day to get your inaugural  Ruby Slipper Run/Walk t-shirt  ( sizes available include Youth Medium , Youth Large, Adult Small thru XX-Large )  

Custom commemorative Ruby Slipper 5K medallions to the first 500 finishers and medallions to all youth age division in the half-mile. 

Overall and Age group awards:   

  • Ruby Slipper 5K: 1st overall and 1st , 2nd place in Age group divisions:  10-under thru 80-over 
  • 5K Race Walkers - Top 3 overall male and female
  • Ruby Slipper Half-Mile:   Completion medallions to all youth ( age 15-under ) finishers 

Entry fees:   
$30.00 by February 10th,  $35.00 by Feb 23rd,  $40.00 on the day of race    ( Division age 18-64 )

$20.00 by Feb 23rd, $25.00 on day of race ( Youth 17-under and Senior 65-over division ) 
* Proof of age required for youth , seniors at packet pickup

Family registration: 2 adults and 2 youth age 17-under. $60.00 by Feb 23rd , $70.00 on day of race 

ON-LINE registration is open thru Friday evening, February 23rd ( closes at 10:00 pm )   

PACKET PICKUP  ( race number bib and t-shirt ) 

Packet pickup * Pre-race day hosted by Anytime Fitness - Lakeview , 125 Robert E. Lee Blvd. 

When: Thursday, Feb 22nd ,  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

* NOTE:  You must be registered prior to Wednesday - 9:00 am in order to have your packet available for pre-race day packet pickup. Registrants after this date and time , will pickup on the day of race at the race site .   

Registration in person will be available at packet pickup event hosted by Anytime Fitness-Lakeview 

Packet pickup and registration in person will be available on the day of the race opening at 7:00 am    

Food and Beverage: 
Food courtesy of the Ruby Slipper Cafe
Beer courtesy of Second Line Brewing
Natalie's Orchard Island Juice Company, Kentwood Springs Water,  Elmer's Chee Wees, Fruit. 

Registration Fees

Ruby Slipper 5K

5K Run or Walk ( open division )

    1. $30.00
      Jan 16 - Feb 10
    2. $35.00
      Feb 11 - Feb 23

Ruby Slipper 5K ( Youth Division entry )

Youth division ( age 17-under )

Ruby Slipper 5K ( Senior Division entry )

Senior Division ( Age 65-over )

FAMILY Registration

2 adults and 2 youth ( age 17 & under ) Family discount will be applied at check out for participants 2-4 to total $60 + fees

Event Schedule

  • February 25 7:00 AM CST - Registration

  • February 25 7:00 AM CST - Packet Pickup ( Race Bib & T-shirt )

  • February 25 8:00 AM CST - Fun Run/Walk START

  • February 25 8:20 AM CST - Ruby Slipper 5K Run/Walk START

Contact Information

Event Location

315 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA, United States

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