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Promotin’ the General Welfare

Rebirth of a Notion

On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, competing protesters met on the streets of Charlottesville, VA, to make their respective cases for and against a more inclusive America. Call it America homogenous v. America heterogeneous. 


Smooth Finish

The Crescent City Classic is all New Orleasn whihc is to say that drinking and walking are both respectable p[arts of the race. Still, the annual 10k is still a respected destination on the running circuit and pros come to compete. Saturday's (3.26) race provided some reall challenges for serious sprinters.

Hart Attacks (Video)

LSU football might have Tim McGraw as an outspoken celebrity fan, but LSU track has comedian Kevin Hart. Hart stopped by the team’s practice last week and even raced two time All-American sprinter for the cameras.

Rubber Souls

During the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson did everything but run away from the British. Still, this weekend, New Orleanians will mark the victory by jogging (or walking in some cases). The 109th Jackson Day Race is slated for Sunday (1.03).

Beyond the Bird

Thanksgiving Events in NOLA

Turkey Day is about much more than turkey. Food is paramount in New Orleans, but so is music, football, decorations, and of course the track. There is plenty to do after that lst spoon of dressing and the final rant about politics from Aunt Sally. NoDef presents our annual list of the holiday's highlights.

Freret Fast

Freret Street has been known to inspire more than a few rough mornings. However, on Saturday October 17th, New Orleanians will wake up early and head to the Uptown hotspot for a cause greater than craft cocktails and live music. Runners will be lining up outside Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store (4645 Freret Street) for a family friendly race to support the Junior League of New Orleans. 

Dome Dash

Saints season starts tomorrow. Before settling in with some adult beverages and a spread before the matchup against the Saints, many WhoDats took the morning to get some exercise. Over 6000 fans descended on downtown for the annual Saints 5K Kickoff Classic.

Movin' Rouge

Red Dress Run Primer

On Saturday (8.07), downtown residents will be seeing red—literally. Thousands of men and women dressed in red dresses will come jogging (mostly) through the city streets in an annual run (and drink) for charity.

Governor's Ball

Honoré Abstains; Vitter, Angelle, Dardenne, Edwards Still In

The national political stage has been lit up by declarations of candidacy. In Louisiana, we do things a bit different. The big news this week is who is not running. Lt. General Russel Honoré (ret.) will not be tossing his hat in the rink. That leaves the heavily favored Senator David Vitter running against LA House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards, Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, and Scott Angelle.

Finish Fine: CCC Winners

The Crescent City Classic is one of the few races that does not discourage drinking or walking. However, the annual 10k is still a respected destination on the running circuit and pros come to compete. Saturday’s (4.04) race provided a thrilling finish for the serious sprinters.

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