Mardi Gras 5K new Orleans, LA (http://www.runnotc.org/races/2018/mardigras.shtml)
The 5K course was on Veterans Memorial and Bonnabel Blvds.
Parking: Free (next to a mall)
The had some great post-race refreshments which included water, beer, Baker Maid King Cakes (LOVELY), fruit from Whole Foods Market, and Elmer’s Chee Wees.
Finisher Medal and Cool T-shirts
1st Overall Male and Female
1st Youth Male and Female (15 and under)
1st Master Male and Female (40 and over)
1st Grandmaster Male and Female (50 and over)
1st Senior Male and Female (60 and over)
1st Racewalker Male and Female
1st and 2nd Male and Female in age groups 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80-over
The course was generally flat and not steep as it looped back. There were crowds outside waving and cheering on the runners.
3 REASONS TO RUN
1. Kicks start your day for the Mardi gras Parade
2. You have an excuse to enjoy the King and Queen cakes without guilt.
3. If you have time there is a nice concert that goes on thereafter
Personally, I enjoyed the race and it was nice weather about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You may need some gloves since my hands were freezing, otherwise, it was a great road race.
This was the first race that I was running out of town this year and I enjoyed myself throughout.
WHAT DID RUNNERS THINK
I generally don’t have time to chat with other runners due to commitment. A couple of the runners that I chatted with said that it was a great race with nice weather.
CAUSES PROMOTED FOR THIS RACE
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.
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