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ON-LINE Registration is closed for the Laketown Distance Festival. 


* During pre-race packet pickup on Thursday, December 27th ( 4 pm - 6 pm ) at Ochsner Fitness Center in KENNER 


* On the day of race ( Saturday, Dec 29th ) opening at 7:00 am at the race event site 

( Laketown - Kenner lakefront ) 

Laketown Distance Festival ( 10 Mile,  10K ,  5K ) 

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018  

Where:  Kenner lakefront (  Event site is located on Lake Pontchartrain at the end of Williams Blvd., just west of the Kenner Boat Launch and the Treasure Chest Casino.

The Kenner - Lakefront jogging pathway offers an excellent location for multi distance run/walk events.


7:00 am - Race day packet pickup and Race day registration opens at 

8:00 am - Start of all run/walk events   ( * 7:30 am - Early start in 10 miler for race walkers pending entries ) 

* CHIP TIMED races, please wear race number bib on front only. 

The Laketown 10 Mile, 10K and 5K distance events offer excellent and economic training opportunities in a quality race environment great for the many upcoming late 2018 and early 2019 Marathon & Half-Marathons that take place in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Jackson, Mobile, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Memphis and beyond. --- ALL OVER THE WORLD... !

Proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Kenner community service projects.  

* There is an additional donation section in the registration process to further benefit the Rotary Club's ongoing projects  

Event highlights: 

* Pancake breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Kenner  ( See photo of our pancake cooking krewe above ) !

* USATF-RRTC accurate certified 10 Mile course ,  aid stations on course. Nice lakefront jogging path ( all paved )  

* Custom Medallion presented to finishers of all three race distances 

* Overall division and age groups awards in each race distance 

* T-Shirts ( Short sleeve for general entry or Long sleeve tech fabric UPGRADE option available  ) 

More details below in T-shirt - Swag info . 

NOTE:  T-shirt upgrade option ( LONG SLEEVE TECH SHIRT ) includes only the upgraded type shirt, not both general entry and upgraded t-shirt. 

* Plenty of parking nearby at Lakefront Parking lots  by the race site and on other side of the levee next to the Pontchartrain Center.    

ENTRY FEES:  *  Reasonable for middle to long distance races (compare to half-marathon fees upwards of $50.00 to over $100.00) 

10 Mile:   $25.00 by Sept 30th,  $30.00 by Nov. 27th ,  $35.00 by December 23rd, $40.00 Day of race

10K & 5K:  $25.00 by Sept 30th,  $30.00 by  Dec 23rd,   $35.00 Day of Race 

5K Youth ( age 17 & under ) or 5K Senior ( Age 65-over )  $20.00 by Dec 23rd , $25.00 on day of race 

* Proof of age required at packet / race number bib pickup.   

T-Shirt UPGRADE: * UPGRADE T- SHIRT is NOT AVAILABLE , expired deadline.... Tech fabric Long sleeve shirt ( $5.00 upgrade fee ) --  Leslie Jordan brand, Marquis mesh is 100% polyester, moisture wicking, technical fabric, light weight, airy, super confortable and fast to dry . ! ( a retail $30.00 plus shirt )  -- * Deadline for shirt upgrade is December 1st.  Upgrade option includes only the upgraded type t-shirt, not both the general registration t-shirt and the upgraded tech t-shirt.    

Packet Pickup info:  PRE-RACE DAY - Thursday, December 27th ( 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm ) Hosted by Ochsner Fitness Center - Kenner,   200 West Esplanade Avenue, Suite #112, Kenner, La. 70065 ( setup just outside Fitness Center in Hallway Foyer. Registration in person will be available at pre-race day packet pickup

or Packet pickup available on the day of race ( Saturday, Dec 29th ) at the race site ( Kenner lakefront ) opens at 7:00 am 

Registration available on day of race opening at 7:00 am at race site.      

Awards:   Custom medallions to finishers in all three distances

Award divisions:  

5K:  1st overall and 1st, 2nd place age groups: 14-under, 15-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-over 

10K:   1st overall and 1st, 2nd place age groups: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-over

10 Mile:   1st overall and 1st, 2nd place age groups:  19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 ,70-over

Race Walkers:  1st, 2nd, 3rd overall in the 5K, 10K , 10 Mile    

Course ( s ) Out and back on the Lake Pontchartrain lakefront paved jogging pathway.  Numerous aide stations on course ( Kentwood Water,  Powerade, port-o-let placed nearby ) well marked, accurate and maintained course. 

Event Safety and Quality control policy details: 

* NORSI  / strongly suggests to NOT use any headphones, ear gear or similar devices that limit ones ability to hear important event instructions.  

* Please be respectful of other runners/walkers on the course. This event course is on a jogging pathway that is narrow ( about 9 feet wide ) keep to right side on way out and back.  Please use trash cans located nearby each course water station. If discarding clothing on course , please place at one of the water stations.  There will be a lead bike for each distance,  be able to hear instructions from bike rider regarding oncoming lead runners ( Keep to the Right.. !! ) 

* An EMS unit will be stationed at the race site and Levee district police officers will be on course during the event.  Should you need medical attention or see another participant that needs medical attention please wave down the nearest levee board officer or a volunteer at each water station to relay details to the race site EMS unit.     

* Due to the course ( narrow ) it is recommended that no pets be permitted. If you must have a pet with you please have very short leash and please be respectful of others on course.      

Post race refreshments:   Featuring a Pancake breakfast courtesy of the Rotary Club of Kenner. 

Beer, Elmer's Chee Wees, Fruit, Krispy Kreme donuts  

Event information, questions:  Contact the Race Director ( Chuck George ) 


Results posted on our website:

Photo's posted on our Facebook page link:  New Orleans Running Systems

Event is owned and produced by New Orleans Running Systems Road Race Management ( NORSI ) 

Registration fees

5K Youth or Senior Division Closed

Youth ( age 17-under ) or Senior ( Age 65-over ) * Proof of age required at packet pickup

  1. $30.00
    Aug 4 - Dec 23

10 Mile Youth or Senior Division Closed

Youth ( age 17-under ) or Senior ( Age 65-over ) * Proof of age required at packet pickup

  1. $35.00
    Aug 4 - Dec 23

10K Youth or Senior Division Closed

Youth ( age 17-under ) or Senior ( Age 65-over ) * Proof of age required at packet pickup

  1. $30.00
    Aug 4 - Dec 23

10 Mile Division entry fee Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Aug 4 – Sep 30
    2. $30.00
      Oct 1 – Nov 27
    3. $35.00
      Nov 28 – Dec 23

10K Division entry fee Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Aug 4 – Sep 30
    2. $30.00
      Oct 1 – Dec 23

5K Division entry fee Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Aug 4 – Sep 30
    2. $30.00
      Oct 1 – Dec 23

Join us for this great event!


Kenner Rotarians at Work  ( delivering school supplies, cooking at Ronald McDonald house and more )

Event Schedule

  • December 29 7:00 AM CST - Race Day Packet Pickup opens

  • December 29 7:00 AM CST - Race Day Registration opens

  • December 29 8:00 AM CST - 10 Mile, 10K, 5K Start

Contact Information

Event Location

6000 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065, United States

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