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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: 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,  when , where  to be posted at later date and e-mailed to all pre-registered )   

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. 

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 ) 


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

Registration fees

10 Mile Division entry fee

    1. $30.00
      Oct 1 - Nov 27
    2. $35.00
      Nov 28 - Dec 23

10K Division entry fee

    1. $30.00
      Oct 1 - Dec 23

5K Division entry fee

    1. $30.00
      Oct 1 - Dec 23

5K Youth or Senior Division

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

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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