Sat September 25, 2021 Metairie, LA 70005 US Directions
Bucktown Marina
325 Metairie Hammond Highway
Metairie, LA US 70005

The Al Briede Gold Cup is back for it's 53rd installment on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Join us as we celebrate a legendary athlete, founding member of the New Orleans Track Club, and pillar of the community with this historic event. The 2021 event starts and finishes at the beautiful Bucktown Marina in Metairie, with 5K and Half Mile events along the shore of Lake Pontchartain. Proceeds from the event benefit the Al Briede Gold Cup Foundation. 

The half mile event will begin at 8am, the 5K begins at 8:15am.

The Al Briede Gold Cup is open to all runners and walkers, NOTC members and nonmembers alike.


Proceeds from this event benefit the Al Briede Gold Cup Foundation, which endows scholarships for local runners in the Greater New Orleans area. 


There is plenty of FREE parking near the Bucktown Marina race site. Please obey all parking and traffic laws when arriving on race day.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup and late registration will be available starting at 7:00 AM at the race site. Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Credit card must be presented. Please arrive early when registering on-site on race morning to ensure accuracy in timing and results. 

Late registration prices on race morning are:

  • $35 for NOTC Members
  • $40 for Non-Members
  • $25 for Youth 5K (20 & Under)
  • $20 for Youth Half-Mile (20 & Under)
Timing & Scoring

The races will be electronically timed and scored. You must wear your race bib properly to be scored. Your race bib must be worn on the front of your torso and be visible at the finish line. Please do not crumple, fold, or bend your bib number, as that will cause malfunctions in the timing chip attached to the back.

Preliminary results will be posted at the race site at the conclusion of the race. Full results will be published on the NOTC web site after the race. Official race results are scored by gun time. Net (or chip) times are published for informational purposes only.

5K Awards
1st Overall Male and Female
1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50 and over)
1st Senior Male and Female (60 and over)
1st Racewalker Male and Female
1st Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-over

Half Mile Awards
1st Overall Male and Female (15 and Under)
1st Male and Female in age groups 5-under, 6-9, 10-12

Volunteers Needed

Please consider being a volunteer. Volunteers receive refreshments from our sponsors as well as the satisfaction of assisting the NOTC in fulfilling its mission to promote running and fitness in the community. Email us to volunteer at

Race Administration

The Al Briede Gold Cup is produced by the New Orleans Track Club, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Road Runners Club of America and USA Track & Field. For more information contact the NOTC via email at

Race Contact Info

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Race Policies

All New Orleans Track Club race registration fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable under all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of your participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. An event may be canceled or changed due to severe weather or other factors that threaten the safety of participants, staff, or volunteers. Race bibs cannot be transferred to another participant.

Temporarily, in the event that the run / walk is cancelled only due to local government COVID-19 protocols, participants will receive a full refund of their registration price (minus processing fees). 

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, the New Orleans Track Club encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of this race.

At our races, NOTC demonstrates our commitment to an inclusive athletic experience by welcoming race participants, volunteers and guests to use single-occupancy gender-neutral (unisex) facilities; or use of multiple-occupant, gender-neutral restroom facilities with lockable single occupant stalls.

The New Orleans Track Club strongly recommends against the participation of baby strollers/joggers in road races. The reason for this recommendation is that the inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children. The NOTC has no objection to and does not discourage the safe and prudent use of strollers or baby joggers in individual training situations. If allowed in a race, stroller or baby joggers or similar devices should be started in the back of the runners and walkers.

Dogs should not be brought to this event for the safety of all participants and volunteers.


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