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2020 Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club Bar-A-Thon (the 39th)

Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 6:05 PM (CDT)

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Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Registration
Offer good till Saints season ends (yes, you got it, Super Bowl Sunday) or while supplies last...
182 Registrations Feb 2, 2020 $40.00 $4.06
VOLUNTEER: Thursday Evening Packet Pickup
You'll be at Le Bon Temps Roule from 4PM till 9PM on Thursday May 16 . While there, you'll hear bullshit stories, help distribute tshirts, posters, and race bibs, and you'll also be plied with great beer or cheap liquor. For your (full) service, you'll be permitted to compete in Friday's race gratis. You'll also get the top-notch volunteer tshirt, a koozie (before anyone else gets one), and a limited edition print of the 2020 Barathon artwork/poster. And you'll get free entry to the Soul Rebels show at Le Bon Temps on Thursday night.
4 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: Friday Lunch Packet Pickup
You'll be at Le Bon Temps Roule from 10:30AM till 2:30PM on Friday, May 15. While there, you'll hear bullshit stories, help distribute tshirts, posters, and race bibs, and you'll also be plied with great beer or cheap liquor. For your (full) service, you'll be permitted to compete in Friday's race gratis. You'll also get the top-notch volunteer tshirt, a koozie (before anyone else gets one), and a limited edition print of the 2019 Barathon artwork/poster. And you'll get free entry to the Soul Rebels show at Le Bon Temps on Thursday night.
4 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: Friday Pre-Race Packet Pickup
You'll be at Le Bon Temps Roule from 2PM till race start on Friday May 18 (race day). While there, you'll hear bullshit stories, help distribute tshirts, posters, and race bibs, and you'll also be plied with great beer or cheap liquor. For your (full) service, you'll be permitted to compete in Friday's race gratis (after folks are done picking their stuff up, which usually runs till alllllllmost race start). You'll also get the top-notch volunteer tshirt, a koozie (before anyone else gets one), and a limited edition print of the 2020 Barathon artwork/poster. And you'll get free entry to the Soul Rebels show at Le Bon Temps on Thursday night.
4 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: Friday Le Bon Temps Canned Beer Slinger
You'll report to Le Bon Temps around 3:30PM; you'll help properly ice down a shitton of canned beer for the first stop. You'll distribute these beers to your brethren just before the race starts at 6:05PM. We'll give you some gloves to keep your widdle hands from getting too cold. We also won't prosecute if you enjoy a few beers while you're working. After beers are distributed, you'll help LBTR staff clean up the carnage (it's not dirty when it's fresh - it's dirty AF the next day and neighbors don't like that one bit). Then you're free to participate in the race gratis. You get all the "stuff" (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, etc.) if you do your job.
4 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: Friday Reginelli's Beer Slinger
You'll report to Reginelli's (State and Magazine) at 5PM on Friday; once there you will see some big bins full of iced-down beer cans. At 6PM you'll start digging those out for the first wave of runners. You'll distribute these cans of beer (1 can only) to runners and you'll make sure the can discards are bagged up before leaving your post. All told, this usually takes less than 2 hours. Once it's absolutely obvious that EVERYONE has passed, you can participate (cut to Patois, don't go to TJ Quill's unless you're a fast runner) if you'd like. Regardless, you're entitled to all the cool stuff (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, admit to Soul Rebels Thursday night, and some sippies during the event if you're thirsty).
6 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: FRIDAY TJ Quill's Beer Slinger
You'll report to TJ Quill's (Maple and Hillary) at 530PM on Friday; once there you will see some big bins full of iced-down beer cans. At about 615PM you'll start digging those out for the first wave of runners. You'll distribute these cans of beer (1 can only) to runners and you'll make sure the can discards are bagged up before leaving your post. For your services, you're entitled to all the cool stuff (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, admit to Soul Rebels Thursday night, and some sippies during the event if you're thirsty).
6 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: FRIDAY Patois Beer Slinger
You'll report to Patois (Webster and Laurel) at 530PM on Friday; once there you will see some big bins full of iced-down beer cans. At about 615PM you'll start digging those out for the first wave of runners. You'll distribute these cans of beer (1 can only) to runners and you'll make sure the can discards are bagged up before leaving your post. For your services, you're entitled to all the cool stuff (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, admit to Soul Rebels Thursday night, and some sippies during the event if you're thirsty).
6 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: FRIDAY Dos Jefes Beer Slinger
You'll report to Dos Jefes (Tchoupitoulas and Joseph) at 530PM on Friday (PLEASE NOTE: this could be draft; could be can - not certain yet). once there you will see some big bins full of iced-down beer cans. At about 615PM you'll start digging those out for the first wave of runners. You'll distribute these cans of beer (1 can only) to runners and you'll make sure the can discards are bagged up before leaving your post. For your services, you're entitled to all the cool stuff (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, admit to Soul Rebels Thursday night, and some sippies during the event if you're thirsty).
6 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: FRIDAY Grit's Beer Slingers
You'll report to Grit's (Lyons and Annunciation) at 530PM on Friday; once there you will see some big bins full of iced-down beer cans. At about 615PM you'll start digging those out for the first wave of runners. You'll distribute these cans of beer (1 can only) to runners and you'll make sure the can discards are bagged up before leaving your post. For your services, you're entitled to all the cool stuff (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, admit to Soul Rebels Thursday night, and some sippies during the event if you're thirsty).
6 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: Koozie Monger
This is so easy it hurts. You'll show up by race start (6:05PM) and once everyone is off, you'll grab one of two boxes of koozies for the finishers. You'll take the box to the finish line (Bordeaux between Magazine and Constance) where you'll guard it with your life while distributing a single koozie to every finisher you see. When it's pretty much done, you'll bring the remaining koozies to the RD and you'll be entitled to all the cool stuff (volunteer tee, poster, koozie, beers, etc.) all night.
2 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00
VOLUNTEER: Results
You'll show up in race day (May 15, 2020) by start of race (6:05PM) and 2 of you will be given a set of finishers tags (for men or women); you'll distribute these in order to the finishers (men or women); the other of you will man a board at a desk near the finish line where will fill our their tags (in 2019 this worked really well by volunteers writing things in) and you'll stick it on the corresponding board space and try your best to keep these sweaty bastards from ruining it all. Like every other volunteer, you'll be entitled to all the cool things (volunteer tee, koozie, poster, Soul Rebels entry, drinks) and good karma associated with your efforts.
3 Registrations Not Started Free $0.00

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Event Details

The 39th
Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club* Bar-a-thon
Friday, May 15, 2020

new for 2019?

More of the same, but already working on a band just for us. 

And...private-labeled beer for the race.

 when?

Race is always 2 Fridays after Jazz Fest.

For the 39th iteration, that's Friday, May 15, 2020. 6:05PM at Le Bon Temps; rain or shine. 

Registration gets you free admission to Soul Rebels concert at Le Bon Temps Roule on Thursday, tshirt, race entry, poster, beers and (if you make it to the finish line) the much ballyhooed "huggy memento" of yesteryear (it's a koozie, folks) - as well as a shot at great awards, post-race oysters, and the opportunity to become part of history. And music too. 

what's a bar-a-thon?

It's part of Uptown history. A footrace designed by the old Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club. Spanning 6 miles, visiting 6 bars, providing 6 beers. As serious as you want it to be. 

1. LE BON TEMPS ROULE (4801 Magazine)
2. REGINELLI'S (741 State) (once upon a time the Hofbrau House)
3. TJ QUILL'S (7600 Maple) 
4. PATOIS RESTAURANT (6078 Laurel) (formerly Norby's/Nardo's)
5. DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR (5535 Tchoupitoulas)
6. GRIT'S BAR (530 Lyons)

Rules are few; visit the bars in this order. Each of them. Even Quill's, where your bib (might) be uniquely marked so our koozie enforcers at the finish line can give you your official FINISHER'S KOOZIE. We will be at the finish line with koozies for 2 hours 15 minutes, or until about 8:20PM. One pull tag, one koozie. 

Awards are for everyone, not just the fast people. Awards went better with a Watermelon Sacrifice break in between 

PURPLE MONKEY DESIGNS tshirts. Each year the shirts are created from snippets found in 1980s Bar-A-Thon flyers; for 2019 we mixed a litle of the old (Get Your Needs Met) with some new (#YYR). 

In 2019, we were once again lucky to have Molly (MAGWIRE ART) McGuire for poster art - and she presided over the start of the race. Google her, she's a certified badass bass guitar player rocker, in her previous life. 

f.p.a. (frequently provided answers)

No, you won't be disqualified if you don't drink beer, and you're free to participate, but we simply don't have the resources to make you anything "heavily bruised" or "neat" or "up". Race has worked well with beer for almost 4 decades. No need to be cute. 

*Yes, we know what a "Social Aid" club was, historically. This is meant to be fun; no disrespect intended. 

No, there won't be any day-of-race registration. However, after online registration closes, creative folks can submit their respective cases to nola.barathon@gmail.com in writing for consideration. On the one hand, it's great that people are registering online, in advance, and saving a few bucks. But it's been so long since the guy wrote the "hot, beer drinking ginger girl" email...and now she's getting married as of the time of this email, happily married anyway. So maybe someone else could show a little initiative - because 2018 saw two great requests....one girl just swung for the fences with the weather report and forecasted her wet tshirt contest. Another guy recounted his brush with death after 2017's race. 

Yes, you can pick someone else's number up for them, unless you look sketchy or under 21. Or if you're wearing Tevas. Then you need to GTFO. 

huh?

Stop calling Le Bon Temps Roule for answers. They fixed the street outside. They soundproofed the building, they ordered more beer. What more do you ask of them?  Their job is to sell a lot of alcohol and put on good, no-cover shows. They've been doing it for longer than the Bar-a-thon has been running. 

If you want a good bloody at 10AM on race day (or weekends) report to 4801 Magazine. For race information, email nola.barathon@gmail.com or call 504-812-6388. 

are you un-bright? why is it the 39th when you say the race started in 1983? 

Two were run in 1983. Every year since, once a year. 

Have questions about 2020 Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club Bar-A-Thon (the 39th)? Contact Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club
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4801 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 6:05 PM (CDT)


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