I’m traveling out of town. Is there a special hotel booking rate?
You can book a special rate at Hyatt Regency New Orleans and walk to the start line on race morning! Special rate booking valid until Thursday, 8/31/2023.
What is the course time limit?
The course will have a 90 minute time limit.
Is there an age minimum for the 5K run?
7 years old. For younger participants, parents are encouraged to run with their child in the Saints Kids Fun Run.
What is the age limit for Saints Kids Fun Run?
4-12 years old. Children under 7 should also run with a parent or guardian.
Can parents participate in the Saints Kids Fun Run with their child?
Yes, parents are more than welcome to participate in the Saints Kids Fun Run with their child. Parents will not need to register themselves if they are running with their child. This is a Fun Run for Kids, please no adult entries.
Can I run in the 5K with a jogging stroller?
Yes, but strollers are strongly discouraged – For the safety of other runners and walkers you will be asked to start in the very back of the race and remain with other runners and walkers who also have strollers.
Can I run in the Saints Kids Fun Run with a jogging stroller?
Parents may run with a stroller, but just as in the adult race, we ask that you start near the back of the kids pack.
Can my family and friends watch me cross the finish line?
Spectators are able to watch the finish from the stands of the Caesars Superdome. Enter using Gate C at the top of the Champions Square staircase. Please note, only participants of the race who have a race bib will be allowed on the field.
Is any “Team” registration eligible for the “Team Challenge Cup”?
YES! The team with the most members can win the Team Challenge Cup. Teams of 10+ are also eligible for team packet-pick up. For more information about team packet-pick up, contact [email protected]
Are “Team Challenge Cup” team registrations available after online registration closes?
No. If you would like to register a team, you must do it prior to online registration closing or the race selling out (whichever occurs first). Typically entries close 1 week prior to race day.
How do I change my registration to a team registration if I signed up as an individual?
Please email [email protected] with the name you registered with, and provide the name of the team that you would like to join.
Will there a bag check?
We will not have a bag check and bags are not permitted inside the stadium. Please refer to the Saints Bag Policy.
How do I get the latest information on the Saints Kickoff Run?
Join the email newsletter or Like us on Facebook.
What are the Award divisions?
Award Divisions are Top 3 overall in the 5K in each age group (age groups are as follows: 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ age groups). Overall winners will be excluded from age group awards. There will be no age group awards ceremony, please pick-up age group awards at the conclusion of the event- age group awards will not be mailed post event.
Saints Kickoff Run welcomes elite athletes to our event. Athletes may be provided complimentary entry into the race on a case by case basis. To qualify for an elite entry, athletes should submit proof of recent finishing results via email. The following time standards are used as guidelines: Men 15:30 5K, 33:00 10K; Women 18:00 5K, 37:00 10K.
How can I volunteer?
Not a runner but still want to participate in the festivities? Make new friends, support your community, and have a great time! All volunteers receive light refreshments and a commemorative t-shirt. Volunteer registration here.
How do I become a vendor at the Saints Kickoff Run Finish Expo?
We want you to be part of the Saints Kickoff Run Finish Expo in Champions Square! Email [email protected] for more information.
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may transfer your entry to another participant, but all transfers are subject to a $15.00 fee plus any difference in registration price.
What is the race cancellation policy?
Weather, emergencies, or other issues of public safety may cause cancellation or postponement of the Event(s), outside of the control of event management. As such, we are unable to offer refunds in the event of cancellation.
In the instance of unforeseen event cancellation, a majority of event expenses have already incurred.
Should the event be cancelled due to Covid-19 related restrictions, all participants will automatically be transferred to the virtual event and their race items will be shipped directly to the address indicated on their registration.
Should such event cancellation or postponement occur for any other unforeseen reason, registered participants will have two options:
- Switch to the virtual event and receive all of your items via mail.
- Donate event registration fees to official event charities
Specific protocol for allocating participant registration fees would be communicated to participants in the case of an event cancellation. Communication would specify participant response time within a limited time window following the cancellation to allow for adequate management action.