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Registration is available on the day of race at the race site 

opening at 7:30 am 

17th Annual - A Run & Walk Through History .

...  presented by:  Vinson Guard Service, Inc. 

SUNDAY,  May 6, 2018    ( * rescheduled to this date )  

at historic Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans 

5K   and 1K  Run & Walk

Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70124

Benefiting the Save Our Cemeteries Organization 


Beautiful course totally inside historic Metairie Cemetery. 

The 5K is a USATF-RRTC certified course:    # LA18013DR

The largest run/walk held inside a cemetery in the nation 

Post race festivities include food, beverages , live music by the Benny Maygarden Band

7:30 am - Day of race registration and packet pickup opens

8:30 am - Start of 1K  Run/Walk    ( 1K = 0.62 miles ) 

9:00 am - Start of 5K Run/Walk

Entry fees: 

$30.00 by May 2nd , $35.00 on day of race 

Youth ( age 17-under ) and Senior ( age 65-over )   $20.00 by May 2nd, $25.00 on the day of race. 

Payable to:  Save Our Cemeteries 

Awards:  5K A Run/Walk Through History

1st overall  Open, Youth, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior divisions  

1st and 2nd place male and female in age groups:  19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-over. 

Race Walkers:  1st, 2nd, 3rd overall 

Awards:  1K  Run/Walk - to be determined 

Packet Pickup:

On the day of race at the race site  opening at 7:30 am 

* REGISTRATION AVAILABLE DURING PACKET PICKUP  opening at 7:30 am at the race site 

Registration fees

5K or 1K Open Division Closed

Age group 18-64 )

    1. $25.00
      Jan 30 - Apr 4
    2. $30.00
      Apr 5 - May 2

5K or 1K Youth Division Closed

Age 17 - under

5K or 1K Senior Division Closed

Age 65-over

Benefactor Entry Closed

Event Schedule

  • May 6 7:30 AM CDT - Race day Packet pickup and Registration

  • May 6 8:30 AM CDT - Start of Half-Mile Run or Walk

  • May 6 9:00 AM CDT - Start of 5K Run or Walk

Contact Information

Event Location

Metairie Cemetery, Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, United States

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