Sun January 26, 2020 Abbeville, LA 70510 US Directions

How much is registration?

  • Adult Registration:  
    •  Early Bird:  Through December 1, 2019                                         $25
    • Regular Registration:  December 2 through January 6, 2020         $30
    • Late Registration:  January 7, 2020 through race day                    $35  Race Day Registration: 
  • Youth 14 and under
    • Early Bird:  Through December 1, 2019                                          $20
    • Regular Registration: December 2 through race day                      $25

********Register prior to January 17, 2020, to guarantee a t-shirt.  

When and where is Packet Pick-up?

Friday, January 24 :     Planet Nutrition in Abbeville 2:30pm-6:00pm

Saturday, January 25:     Geaux Run in Lafayette

Sunday, January 26
at the Race Site
Packets can also be picked up at the race site on Mount Carmel Elementary Grounds, 405 Park Avenue, Abbeville, LA at 7:30AM the morning of the race.  Please arrive at least 45 minutes early to make sure that you can get your packet in time and do not miss the beginning of the race. 

Is there race day registration?

Race day registration is available from 7:30-8:45 on Sunday January 26.  However, only registrations received before January 17 are guaranteed a race t-shirt on race day. A limited amount of extra  T-shirts will be ordered. However, they will be distrusted on a first come, first served basis  

NOTE:  In previous years, we have been able to order t-shirts for those who registered on race day.  Unfortunately, due to rising costs, we will be unable to do this again this year.  Please be sure to register by January 17,  so that you will be assured a t-shirt.  

Is my child allowed to participate? 

We encourage whole families to take part in this event!  Prior to December 1, adults may register for either race for $25 which includes a goody bag and t-shirt.  Children 14 and under may register for either race for $20 which also includes a goody bag (THANK YOU TO MULA'S PHARMACY for sponsoring our bags!) and  t-shirt.  After December 1, registration increases by $5; $30 for adults, $25 for children under 14.   Adults accompanying children during race are welcome to do so free of charge but will not receive a t-shirt or goody bag unless they are registered themselves.  Families are encouraged to form a team for the MOVERS AND SHAKERS COMPETITION as well.  

We do kindly request that parents and guardians review race etiquette with children prior to the race to ensure safety of all participants. 

What do I get for my registration fee? 

Runners registered by January 17 will get a super soft race t-shirt, a swag bag filled with goodies from our sponsors, and a great morning filled with music, running, beignets, and fun activities for the whole family including fun jumps and face painting.  As they cross the finish line, all runners will recive a FINISHER MEDAL!! (One medal per registration, please) 

What will be available post-race?  

Music, Fun Jumps and Face Painting will be provided free of charge to all after the race.  Registered runners (must show race bib) will be served beignets, fruit and water free of charge after the race.  Others may purchase beignets for $5.00.   Niko Cafe' Coffee will be providing fresh coffee and Village Deaux featuring Coffee Dash will be giving out hot chocolate.  Krazy for Keto will be on site giving out treats while Brasseaux's hardware will be grilling sausage and other munchies  

Can I Just Get the T-shirt and/or Beignets?  

You can purchase additional t-shirts and beignets for here:

Beignets and t-shirts will be available for purchase on race day while supplies last  

Are there restrooms available?

Restrooms are located in the Mount Carmel gym.

Are water stops available?  

Two water stops will be provided on the course.  Please see the race site map for more information 

Where should I park? 

There is a limestone parking lot right next door to the school and near the race start.  Additional parking is available behind the school.   Please see the race site map for more information.

 Can I get a refund if I cannot race?

We are sorry, but we plan the race based on the number of registered runners.  Once you have registered we cannot offer you a refund. If, however, if you register and do not run, you may still pick up your race packet and shirt and join us in the fun. 

What happens in the event of inclement weather? 

The race will be held rain or shine.  If weather poses a threat to participants, we reserve the right to cancel the event.   Expenses are incurred long before race day, so we regret we cannot offer refunds should the event be cancelled. Registered participants will still receive a race shirt, goodie bag and other items.  Race organizers will inform participants if a rain out date is able to scheduled.  However, due to the amount of coordination with local law enforcement/city officials and utilization of resources required for an event such as this, an alternate date may not be possible.                                                                                       

How is the race timed?

Cajun Timing will provide DISPOSABLE CHIP TIMING for recording accurate results.  Participants will wear a bib number with a computer chip attached to the back.  As racers cross the finish line, their finish time and bib number will be entered into a computer.   Bib numbers must be attached to the FRONT of your shirt. Bibs should not be altered or crushed to ensure accurate timing.

Are walkers allowed?

YES! Walkers are very welcomed to our event.  Walkers will start at the same time as runners but are advised, for safety reasons, to start their race at the back of the pack. Also be mindful to stay to the right of the street so that you are not blocking runners coming past you.    

Are strollers allowed?  

Absolutely.  We encourage you to bring the whole family out for our race.

Who benefits from the proceeds?

 All proceeds benefit the students of Mount Carmel School and Vermilion Catholic High School.  Thank you for supporting the education of our youth! 

What awards will be given out?

Awards will be presented to 5K winners in following categories:  1st, 2nd, 3rd  Over all - both Male & Female.  1st & 2nd in Following Age Groups: 10 & under, 11-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+  Overall finishers will receive Cypress Pelicans from Kenny Greig Cajun Crafts and a gift card from Classic Cup. One Mile Race:  The first two male and female finishers of the 1 Mile both will receive a jumbo mug.  

What is the Team Competition?? 

 The MOVERS AND SHAKERS AWARD is open for any groups of runners who would like to form a team.   A personalized stainless steel sugar shaker will be given to the team with the most registered participants.  This coveted award comes with all the bragging rights plus serious social media love! Teams are also welcome to set up a team tent.  Please contact us to reserve your spot!



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