The lighthouse at West End will be re-lit. This is a great event and another sign of the rebirth of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. There will be a run/walk, a performance by the 610 Stompers and just a good old relaxing time chillin on the Lakefront like the old days.
Come on out and be a part of this historic day.
New Canal Lighthouse – RE-SCHEDULED DATE DUE TO ISAAC
1st Annual Re-Light the Light Run/Walk and Relighting Ceremony–September 26, 2012
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has been hard at work rebuilding the historic New Canal Lighthouse at West End. After a brief delay caused by Hurricane Isaac, we are now once again very excited to announce a wonderful day for New Orleans! On September 26th, LPBF will re-light the light in the New Canal Lighthouse at West End. Katrina destroyed this landmark and we are proud to bring it back to life as the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center! The Re-lighting will be full of activities to mark this wonderful event beginning with a Fun Run/Walk and performances by the 610 Stompers.
The first Annual Re-Light the Light Run/Walk and Relighting Ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012. The 2 Mile & ˝ Mile Run/Walk will take place along beautiful Lakeshore Drive and proceeds from the race will benefit Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (LPBF) and the rebuilding of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center.
Race highlights include: Performances and dance demos by The 610 Stompers, Glow in the dark printed t-shirts, post-race food provided by The Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar, awards to top 100 male & female finishers in the 2 mile and top 50 male & female finishers in the ˝ mile, Re-lighting the New Canal Lighthouse to follow race.
When: Wednesday evening, September 26, 2012
Time: 5:00pm – Race day registration & packet pick up opens
5:50 pm – 610 Stompers
6:15 pm – Start of ˝ Mile Run/Walk
6:30 pm - Start of 2 Mile Run/Walk
7:00 pm – Re-Lighting Ceremony
7:15 pm – Re-Lighting of the New Canal Lighthouse
Location: On Lakeshore Drive near new Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center
Parking: Parking available in the lot on Lakeshore Drive across from Lighthouse
Entry Fees: Check or Credit Card: Payable to NORSI
$15 Registered Youth (15-under) and Seniors (65-up) valid thru race day
$25 Adults thru race day
$20 Day of race no t-shirt entry will be available
How to Register: Online: www.NOLArunning.com
By Mail: NORSI, P.O. Box 2348, Kenner, LA 70063 (postmarked by September 17th)
Packet Pickup: The Parks Health & Fitness Center, 111 Robert E. Lee Blvd. on Monday, September 24th, from 3-6pm.
New Canal Lighthouse Re-Lighting Ceremony Post Race:
Re-Lighting Ceremony will take place following the Race. At approximately 7:15 p.m., the historic New Canal Lighthouse will be re-lit! 7 Years after falling in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, The New Canal Lighthouse will be brought back to life. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is rebuilding the Lighthouse and will open it soon to the public as the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center. Help mark this occasion and join us to watch the light be re-lit!
Bring a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic basket, sit along the seawall and enjoy our beautiful lake. This will be a special night as our community celebrates the relighting of this New Orleans icon and its rebirth.
Sheila Ehren Englert
Development & Outreach Director