Mardi Gras 5K

Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00am
Family Gras
4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
United States

Event Description:

Earn that king cake with New Orleans Track Club's Mardi Gras 5K & Kids' Half Mile! Race day is Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Metairie, Louisiana.

The Mardi Gras 5K and Kids' Half Mile is a family friendly run / walk starting on Veterans Memorial Boulevard under the Causeway overpass, running out toward Bonnabel and back. The race finish will coincide with Jefferson Parish's annual FREE Family Gras festival, celebrating its 12th Anniversary in 2019.

All pre-registered race participants will receive a commemorative shirt. Post-race entertainment features headlining musical acts at Jefferson Parish's 12th Annual Family Gras festival. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, concert admission is free and open to the public. Following the Family Gras music festival lineup will be the Krewe of Caesar Mardi Gras parade along the traditional Veterans Memorial Boulevard route.

Runners and walkers of ALL speeds from throughout the region are encouraged to participate.

Proceeds benefit 50Legs.org of Louisiana. The purpose of 50 Legs is to provide amputees with the necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise afford and to help them live a happier and healthier life.