2022 Turkey Day Race
Established in 1907 by Francis Thomas “Tad” Gormley, the annual Turkey Day Race is a tradition for many families and avid runners and walkers. The race starts in City Park and ends in Tad Gormley Stadium as a tribute to its founder.
The New Orleans Athletic Club’s (NOAC) "Turkey Day Race" is one of the oldest and continuously held non-marathon races in the United States. In 1986, the race became a charitable event assisting the needs of our local community and has been instrumental in helping Spina Bifida of Louisiana, giving over $30,000 each year.
The race is currently produced by the New Orleans Track Club (NOTC). The NOTC, formerly known as the New Orleans Road Runners, was formed by members of the New Orleans Athletic Club in 1963.
With over 2000 runners and walkers crossing the finish line this year, the Turkey Day Race continued the tradition. It has been 115 years and still going strong. The winners were Bryant White Jr with a time of 25:24 (5:05/mile pace) and Stefanie Slekis with a time of 28:11 (5:38/mile pace).
If you didn’t make it out this year, consider joining in on the Thanksgiving Day fun next year and be a part of history!
Also be sure to check out hundreds of race photos from our facebook page here.