Tipitina's Foundation 4th Annual Rhythm & Blues 5k Run Fundraiser To Benefit Music Education

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Tipitina’s Foundation will host the 4th annual Rhythm & Blues 5K in partnership with the New Orleans Track Club.

         This 5K road race is open to participants of all running and walking skill levels. The event begins at 5:00 p.m., starting and finishing in front of the historic Tipitina’s Uptown, at the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street.

         Proceeds benefit Tipitina’s Foundation and their efforts to protect and preserve Louisiana’s unique musical culture.

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         The evening will include performances by a number of New Orleans area school marching bands along the race route and a post-run festival with food, drinks and live entertainment on the neutral ground outside of the Tipitina’s venue.

         Participants are encouraged to costume as their favorite musicians or band members on race day for a chance to win a prize.

         “Tipitina’s Foundation’s ongoing programming provides instruments and opportunities in music education for the young musicians in our community,” says Executive Director Bethany Paulsen. “The Rhythm & Blues 5K is a fun way for anyone in the community to get involved and help raise funds to support these efforts while also getting to see many of the talented students we provide instruments to perform.”

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         Registration is currently open at http://runNOTC.org/tipitinas. New Orleans Track Club members and non-members alike are encouraged to run or walk the Tipitina’s Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K and support music education in the city. All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and other commemorative items from the race. Race-day registration opens on site at 4:00 PM.

         Tipitina’s Foundation Rhythm & Blues 5K is sponsored by Whitney Bank, Iconic Protein, New Belgium, and The New Orleans Advocate.

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