32nd Tchoupitoulas Bar-a-thon
Friday, May 16, 2014
told you it was cool.
Been trying to tell you for a while. There's an easy way and a hard way. This year, the easy gets easier and the hard gets much harder. Here's what you need to know. Read carefully and take your time.
January 1, 2014 - May 12, 2014. Regular race registration. There will be no race day registration. Race capped and no exceptions and no extra gear for sale on race day. NOTE: registration cutoff is on a Monday after lunch.
May 15, 2014: Packet pickup from 5-9pm at Le Bon Temps Roule; food trucks will be there the entire time so come hungry; Abita Beer specials; Bar-a-thoners pay no cover for Soul Rebels at 11PM. You will get your snazzy, exclusive BARATHON BIB NUMBER, TSHIRT and POSTER before the race.
May 16, 2014: Packet pickup begins at 11AM at Le Bon Temps Roule; food trucks will be there for lunch (11AM-2PM) and dinner (7PM-11PM). You will get your snazzy, exclusive BARATHON BIB NUMBER, TSHIRT and POSTER before the race.
Race begins at 6:05PM sharp! Make sure you have a full beer (we'll give you one) for the start.
Get your KOOZIE after the race at the finish line.
Oysters shucked after the race. Beer specials and food trucks.
Awards begin in the back bar at 8:30PM.
Watermelon sacrifice whenever the hell Tutuman wants to do it (hint: right after the awards are done).
Band begins after watermelon sacrifice.
Go home when you're no longer any fun.
Already told you. 6 miles, 6 bars, 6 beers.
1. LE BON TEMPS ROULE (4801 Magazine)
2. REGINELLI'S (741 State)
3. TJ QUILL'S (7600 Maple) - now called "the Annex"
4. PATOIS RESTAURANT (6078 Laurel)
5. DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR (5535 Tchoupitoulas)
6. GRIT'S BAR (530 Lyons)
Be mindful of others - we had some late-comers this year and the beer was all gone by 6:20. We had 1200 of them and only 1050-1100 racers, so please let's avoid taking two (or more) beers even if you think it's easy to get away with. 6 beers in an hour or so is a decent clip and there's always more if you absolutely need it. Give the folks your beer tag and they will give you a beer. Don't open it till the gun goes off.
Visit the bars in this order. Each of them. Even Quill's, where you will 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 about 8:20PM. One pull tag, one koozie.
Afterward, some weird old guys will shout into a megaphone and make you do things that you'll regret for a while, but if you're one of the "winners", you can expect a custom-crafted metal creation from local artist LUIS COLMENARES. These awards have gone over so well that the idea has been jocked by other clubs and races.
PURPLE MONKEY DESIGNS will assist in a new look for the shirts this year. Guaranteed - creative and a must-have.
This year, MAGWIRE has created one of her famous circus banners for our even poster. Everyone will get a poster again this year.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-812-6388 if you're confused.
Since 1983...6 bars, 6 beers, 6 miles.
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