NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013.
Ole Man River Half-Marathon and 5-K
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 a.m., the Ole Man River Half-Marathon and 5-K will depart On Marconi Drive in front of Tad Gormley Stadium, proceed on Marconi Drive to Roosevelt Mall, turn right onto Roosevelt veer right at Beau Bassich Circle on Roosevelt Mall Street to Stadium Drive, turn right onto Stadium Drive, continue to Dreyfous Drive, turn left onto Dreyfous Drive proceed past the tennis courts, casino, over the bridge, past the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) to Lelong Drive, turn left with traffic on Lelong Drive to NOMA continue with traffic around NOMA to Enrique Alvarez Drive, turn right on Enrique Alvarez Drive to Friedrichs Avenue, turn left at Friedrichs Avenue to Palm Drive to Beau Bassich Circle.
At the Circle, the 5-K race participants will turn left and proceed to Roosevelt Mall Street to Roosevelt Court to enter Tad Gormley Stadium to the 5-K finish line.
Half Marathon runners will run from Diagonal Drive and run to Zachary Taylor Drive, right on Zachary Taylor Drive to Wisner, left on Wisner Boulevard to Lake Shore Drive, right on Lake Shore Drive to Elysian Fields Avenue around the circle onto Lake Shore Drive continue to Canal Boulevard, U-turn onto Lake Shore Drive to Wisner Boulevard, right on Wisner Boulevard to Zachary Taylor Drive, right on Zachary Taylor Drive to Diagonal Drive, left on Diagonal Drive Palm Drive where the event will disband.
DDD Reindeer 1 Mile Run
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., the DDD Reindeer 1 Mile Run will start at Canal Street and Convention Center Boulevard; the runners will proceed lake bound on Canal Street with traffic to Dauphine Street and will U-turn on Canal Street, returning river bound on Canal Street against traffic to the finish line.
Following the completion of the 1 Mile Run, the Half-Mile Race will start at Canal Street and Convention Center Boulevard; the runners will proceed lake bound on Canal Street with traffic to Royal Street and will U-turn on Canal Street, returning river bound on Canal Street against traffic to the finish line.
Running of the Santas
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., the Running of the Santas will depart from Lafayette Street and Tchoupitoulas Street, proceeding against traffic on Lafayette Street to Convention Center Boulevard, turn right onto Convention Center Boulevard to Andrew Higgins Drive, turn right against traffic onto Andrew Higgins Drive and disband at 310 Andrew Higgins Drive.
Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.
In addition, RTA services, including streetcar and bus service may be interrupted during these events. Details on route changes are available at www.norta.com.