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The New Orleans Track Club is proud to announce the Mardi Gras 5K, taking place on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00am in Metairie, Louisiana.

The Mardi Gras 5K is a family friendly run / walk starting on Veterans Memorial Boulevard under the Causeway overpass, running out toward Bonnabel and back to a spectacular finish. The race finish will coincide with Jefferson Parish’s annual FREE Family Gras festival, celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2017. The Family Gras Festival features area food, beverages, music headliners, and main event Mardi Gras parade.

All pre-registered race participants will receive a shirt, and all 5K finishers will receive a commemorative medal. Post-race entertainment features headlining musical acts at Jefferson Parish’s 10th Annual Family Gras festival (lineup TBA). Food and beverages will be available for purchase, 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. Host hotel information and race signup are now available at http://www.runNOTC.org.