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Armadillo Dash Trail Run 5k & Half Marathon

November 18, 2023 @ 7:00 am

Lazy Hound Racing &

New Orleans Running Systems Inc


the 36th Annual


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Saturday, November 18, 2023


7:00 am – Race Day Registration and Packet pickup opens

8:00 am – Start of Armadillo Dash 5K & Half Marathon Trail Run


The Bonnet Carre Spillway trail in Norco – just west of New Orleans at the Boat Launch pavilion. See location link NOTE: location is NOT at the Bonnet Carre Spillway office. It is at the Boat Launch Pavilion

The course is a 5k and 13.1 mile 100% well-maintained trail. It is well marked and monitored trail with fully stocked aid stations!



Presenting Sponsors





General Event Details ( Please read me !! )

Armadillo Dash 5K Trail Run entry fees:

Ages 18-64 : $30.00 by October 18th, $35.00 by November 17th, $40.00 day of race

Youth – Ages 17-under or Seniors Ages 65-over: $30.00 fixed pricing thru day of race.

( Proof of age required at packet pickup )

Armadillo Dash Half Marathon Trail Run entry fees:

Ages 18-64: $65.00 by October 18th, $75.00 by November 17th, $85.00 day of race.

ON-LINE Registration closes at midnight November 17, 2023.

After On-Line registration is closed, in person registration will be available during the pre-race day packet pickup event and on the day of race at the race site.

Packet Pickup:

Pre-Race Day packet pickup hosted by Louisiana Running + Walking Co 4153 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70119

Thursday, November 16th, 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Packet pickup will be available on the day of race at the race site beginning at 7:00 am

In person Registration will be available during pre-race packet pickup.

You will receive your race bib with RFID timing chip affixed, t-shirt and some additional swag from our sponsors.


Armadillo Dash 5K Trail Run – Soft Style short sleeve T-Shirt

Armadillo Dash Half Marathon Trail Run – Long Sleeve Poly-Cotton T-Shirt


Armadillo Dash 5K Trail Run:

Presentation scheduled for 9:30AM

1st Overall Male and Female, 1st place in age groups: 14-under, 15-19 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over

RRCA State Championship Trail 5K Awards presented to the Open, Masters, Grand Masters and Senior division male and female finishers.

Armadillo Dash Half Marathon:

Presentation scheduled for 10:30AM

1st Overall Male and Female, 1st place in age groups: 14-under, 15-19 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Every finisher will receive a custom Finisher Medal at the finish line!

Half Marathon Participants will receive a different medal than 5k Division,

Scoring / Timing Systems/

This is a CHIP TIMED event. Your timing chip is affixed to your race number bib , please do not fold.

Please check name label on back of bib to confirm name is correct person bib issue to

Results /Photos:

Results streaming LIVE and posted on our website: Lazyhoundracing.com

Photos: Posted on our Facebook page ( Lazy Hound Racing)


Post Race Festivities:

Stick around after the race and enjoy refreshments sponsored by Kentwood Springs Water, Bud Light/Michelob Ultra, Food provided by Spuddy’s World Famous Jambalaya, Bananas, Elmer’s Chee Wees, Baker Maid bakery products, Gatorade, Soft Drinks.

Please use trash containers and help keep the race site and course clean.

Safety Information:

Lazy Hound Racing & NORSI / NOLArunning.com strongly recommends to not run or walk in this event with a dog or other pet. We also strongly recommend to not use any ear gear device. Strollers and Pets are not permitted on the trail course.

Please see our full list of FAQs on out website at Lazyhoundracing.com

The Armadillo Dash 5K Trail Run is owned by and produced by Lazy Hound Racing & New Orleans Running Systems, Inc. ( NORSI ) – Race Director: Angela Moore Urschel



COURSE DETAILS – COURSE MAP ( Please review – Important details )

Armadillo Dash 5K Trail Run – ALL TRAIL COURSE


Big thank you to the members of NOMAMBO ( New Orleans Mountain Bike krewe ) who maintain the course on an annual basis.

The trail course is a demanding course with quick turns, uphill and downhill sections of some 4-6 feet that may feel like 100 feet. There are several wood bridge crossings – Caution if wet. This course is NOT a mud run or specified as one. The condition of the trail be it wet or dry is pending weather. We do not, can not and will not alter the course with regards to mud, water. Run it as nature sets it.

Course is well marked – orange directional signage, orange cones, race officials on course

*5K is one loop out and back ( @1.5 mile loop )

There are several water – aid stations on course. Station materials include Kentwood Springs Water, Gatorade. Please make use of nearby trash can or keep trash with you to discard at the next aid station.

Please do not litter the run course. If for any reason you need to stop / quit running and need a ride back please do so at one of the aid stations on course . Should any participant notice someone needing aid, please mention this to the next available course volunteer.

Thank you for joining us.. This and more information will be on display at the pavilion on the day of race. This event would not be possible without the superb support of the staff and volunteers, our sponsors and our friends with NOMAMBO

LOVE TRAIL RUN EVENTS.. JOIN US for our 36th year.


*** Half Marathon Course to be posted as soon as its finalized****



Supporting Sponsors

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2023 Event Donation Beneficiaries

2023 ( November 18th) Armadillo Dash 5K Trail Run – RRCA Louisiana State Championship Louisiana Event beneficiary partners

* Running for Dreams Foundation

* Flambeaux Fit – OUT Foundation

* Road Runners Club of America Kids Run the Nation Program and the RRCA’s Roads Scholarship Program

* NOMAMBO ( New Orleans Mountain Bike organization ) Our event supports their continued trail maintenance year round

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