2019 Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club Bar-A-Thon (the 38th), Le Bon Temps Roule, Friday, 17. May 2019

The 38thTchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club* Bar-a-thonFriday, May 17, 2019
new for 2019?
Smaller field.
And music. For those of you who used to do the little Catch 22 2-milers with the post-races at LBTR, you know how good it can get when we go after good bands. That's probably the only meaningful focus shift for 2019. Any requests? This year Sisqo was busy (no ****, he was really playing DURING the Barathon at HOB New Orleans). We had tickets we forgot to give out during the awards ceremony.
Race is always 2 Fridays after Jazz Fest.
For the 38th iteration, that's Friday, May 17, 2019. 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. Show up in the back bar with a good attitude and you're likely to you might take away something cool. This is a real source of growing pains...who gets these awards. We found a pretty happy medium in 2018 and will seek to make it just as equitable for 2019.  
PURPLE MONKEY DESIGNS tshirts. Each year the shirts are created from snippets found in 1980s Bar-A-Thon flyers; for 2018 we took a little different approach with the #yyr and #sixer emblazonments. 
In 2018, we picked up with one of our (s)heroes Molly (MAGWIRE ART) McGuire - her circus print posters are awfully tough to beat for our purposes. 
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 more than three 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. 
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 ****** 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 38th when you say the race started in 1983? 
Two were run in 1983. Every year since, once a year. 

2019 Tchoupitoulas Social Aid & Athletic Club Bar-A-Thon (the 38th)

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