About the Event

New Orleans Track ClubNOLA Bluedoo is a two-mile competitive race, held in conjunction with the New Orleans Track Club (NOTC), which takes walkers and runners on a tour across Tulane University’s beautiful Uptown campus. In fact, it is part of the NOTC’s 2018 Grand Prix Race Circuit. Proceeds from donations, sponsorships, auction/parade of prizes, and party passes benefit Dr. Oliver Sartor’s Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane Cancer Center.

But you don’t have to walk or run in order to enjoy the event! Bluedoo is also a party – a celebration of prostate cancer survivorship for the whole family – with plenty of great food, New Orleans-style entertainment, costuming in blue (the color of prostate cancer awareness), a Kids’ Tent, a Survivor Tent, and more!

Get Your Blue On and Join Us…..



Saturday, September 15, 2018
Registration opens – 4:00 p.m.
Starting gun – 5:00 p.m.

Check-In: Participants can begin checking in or registering at the event venue beginning at 4:00 p.m. on race day; the race begins at 5:00 p.m. All walk/run participants must be registered and wear an official NOTC race bib wile on the course.


Tulane University Uptown Campus
6823 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118
Gibson Quad (behind Gibson Hall – the middle building on the horseshoe drive off of St. Charles Avenue facing Audubon Park)

The campus is open to public parking that afternoon.  Please park anywhere except “Reserved All Hours” or handicapped parking spots.  The meters do not need to be fed.   There are several parking spots in Tulane’s Diboll Parking Garage, located on Ben Weiner Drive, between Willow St. and Claiborne. The Diboll Garage is building #103 on the Tulane University Campus Map accessible by clicking the button above.

Tulane Quad
Gibson Quad
Gibson Quad Map


The walk/run course begins and ends in Tulane’s academic quad (behind Gibson Hall near St. Charles Avenue) and will take walkers and runners on a tour across Tulane’s beautiful Uptown campus.

Pre- and Post-Event Festivities

In addition to the competitive walk/run, participants will enjoy pre- and after-race parties, complete with plenty of New Orleans-style food, drink, costuming and other entertainment. Please check back often for details!

NOLA Bluedoo attendees have enjoyed the very best New Orleans-style entertainment through the years – Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Wendell Brunious, George Porter & Brian Stoltz, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, and of course, the one and only Allen Toussaint.  This year’s entertainment will be no exception!  Please check back as the race date nears for details!

NOLA Bluedoo thanks and welcomes the following refreshment sponsors to the 2018 event:

Raising Cane’s   Titos      Refreshment Solutions

Race T-Shirts
Pre-registered participants are guaranteed to receive a race t-shirt. T-shirts will be provided to all other registered participants on a first come first served basis.

Costuming Encouraged
Participants are encouraged to costume in blue – the color of prostate cancer awareness – for the event.

Silent Auction/Parade of Prizes
There will be opportunity for supporters to participate in a silent auction/parade of prizes featuring a variety of incredible items. To view some of the items included in the auction, please visit our Silent Auction page. All proceeds will benefit Tulane’s Prostate Cancer Research Program.

NOLA Bluedoo Celebration of Survivorship Tent
At the Bluedoo Survivorship Tent, we are celebrating life and honoring our men who have valiantly fought prostate cancer, as well as those who are fighting still.  Please check back as the event date nears for additional details.

Kids’ Tent
NOLA Bluedoo is truly a family affair, with plenty to keep the little ones happy.   Stop by the Kids’ Tent for tons of fun.  Please check back as the event date nears for additional details on kids’ activities.