Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk COUNTDOWN:

Celebration in the Oaks General Info

The race begins and ends on Victory Ave., inside New Orleans City Park in front of Storyland (7 Victory Ave.).  Family fun activities, number pick up & late registration begin at 1:30pm on Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and the race begins at 3:00pm.



You can pick up your bib number & t-shirt on Race Day beginning at 1:30 pm on the Great Lawn (all you need is your ID) or during Early Number Pick Up.

Early Number Pick Up: 



A commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt is offered to all registered participants.  You can pick up your t-shirt on Race Day, before or after the race.  We will also distribute t-shirts during Early Number Pick Up, but you MUST have your bib number with you to receive a t-shirt.  A limited amount of youth size t-shirts have been ordered and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.



Dress in your holiday garb!  We will have a Christmas costume contest and holiday-themed warm up session before the race, plus fun activities in our "Family Fun Zone" for kids, including face painting, inflatables and more.  Santa will also be stopping by before the race for pictures.  For a full schedule of Race Day events, click HERE.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.  We will be collecting donations before the race begins.



Community Coffee hot chocolate, Michelob Ultra beer, Kentwood water, Gatorade, Blue Runner red beans & rice, Rouses fruit and cookies will be available after the race until 5:00 pm.  At 5:15pm, participants will receive complimentary entry into City Park's walking light tour with their bib number, before the general public is allowed entry at 6:00pm.  Participants are only allowed entry immediately following the race.

*Children riding in strollers who are three years or younger DO NOT need to register.  However, in order to enter City Park's walking light tour, your child must be wearing a bib number.  On Race Day, please pick up a bib number for your child (free of charge) at the registration tents if you are planning on enterting the light tour after the race.  Please note: this bib number will not include a t-shirt tab.



Awards will be given to the First Male & Female finishers, but there will be no formal awards ceremony following the race.  Please also note: there will be clocks on the course, for you to record your time, but this is an unchipped race.  Results will NOT be posted for this event.