2012 Run on the Bayou – Louisiana Running Company

Runners from New Orleans journeyed to the West Bank for the 24th Annual Run on the Bayou at Bayou Segnette Park.

Under cool and windy conditions, runners battled for top position as Matt Manning and Andy Barton changed leads on several occasions until Andy was able to pull away on the last straight in a kicker which would leave him two seconds ahead of Matt in a time of 32:28 to 32:30.

In the women’s race, Megan Gohres would lead for a majority of the way before Charlotte Everhardt would make a late charge and reel her in to win in 38:25 to Megan’s 38:37.

Several other local runner would come out to make a run at the prize money that the South Louisiana Running Series had to offer including Sean Allerton and Carolyn Smith who both took home the last pay checks for third place.

After the race runners enjoyed doughnuts, red beans and rice, and each other’s company before heading home for the warmth of their homes and in some cases beds.

Overall Winners:

1/2 Mile

Male – Grant Bostick, Age 7, 3:26
Female – Yvonne Bonvillion, Age 48, 5:32

2 Mile

Male – Josh Chauvin, 26, 11:08
Female – Sandy Johnson, 46, 18:14


Male – Andy Barton, 24, 32:28
Female – Charlotte Everhardt, 25, 38:25

For Full Results visit New Orleans Running Systems here.


Andy Barton and Matt Manning passing the pace truck.

Melissa Manning leading her friend to a runner-up dog finish in the 10K

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