Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Gallop Virtual 5K & Kids Cowboy 1K Round Up Fun Run

Thu October 22 - Sat October 24 Any City, LA 70609 US Directions
Any City, LA US 70609
The Track and Field Facility and offices were badly affected by Hurricane Laura. WE APPRECIATE YOU!

Coach Gilroy said, "It's been great to see people from all over the country come to the area united to assist with the recovery process. The McNeese coaching staff has been out every day assisting in the community with some of the athletes who are back in town. We have been assisting with our on-campus donation center, tarping roofs, and clearing yards of trees and debris. Lake Charles as a whole has made great strides over the last week but with so much destruction there is a long way to go. The Louisiana weather this time of year hasn’t made it any easier."

It will take many months for Lake Charles and surrounding communities to get down the road to full recovery, but we are optimistic. "The outpouring of support from coaches and former athletes asking what they can do to assist is great. There is so much to do to get this community up and running again."

Assistance has already come from the track and field community, Gilroy said. "We have several schools from Louisiana and Texas already come to town and assist with their coaching staffs and student athletes. All I can say is -- keep it coming! This will not be done overnight. Our main concern is rebuilding this great community right now, and we will get there one house at a time." 

In the weeks and months ahead, Coach Gilroy hopes the area won't fade from the national spotlight as so much help is needed. "Any help we can get would be great. We’re planning on hosting conference in the spring, hopefully. It’s going to be a lot of work to get everything back working again, but we’re going to try our best to pull it off."  To donate to our rebuilding process, please click the Donate button on the left of this page.  We Appreciate You!!

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Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Gallop Virtual 5K & 1K Kids Fun Run

We are excited to announce the 6th annual Lake Charles Toyota Cowboy Gallop Virtual 5K road race Oct. 22-24, 2020! Proceeds from this event benefit the Restoration McNeese Track and Field Program which was decimated by Hurricane Laura.   

Virtual 5K: You choose the course! Simply complete your registered race on a course of your choice from Oct. 22-24, 2020 and enter your time to be eligible for age group and overall awards.  The deadline to submit your results will be Oct. 25th by midnight.

Instructions on how to submit your time.

Once you have finished your run/walk, capture a screenshot of your time and distance on an app on your phone, fitbit watch, etc. Go fill out the special Google Submission form at this link to be included in the results and be eligible for age group awards. 
Note:  If you don't have a google account, you can send your name, age, gender, email address, time and proof of time & distance to Bertha Lanthier with Cajun Timing at as she will be compiling the results for the Virtual Race.

Oct. 21, 2020 • 9am-5pm
House of Sole, 3113 Ryan St., Ste. #3
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Shirts can be mailed for out of state and international participants upon request if you are unable to pick them up.

Early registration (ends Sept. 21) $30
Guaranteed Long Sleeve T-shirt
Regular Entry Sept. 22-Oct. 17 $35
Guaranteed Long Sleeve T-shirt

Early registration (ends Sept. 21) $20
Guaranteed Long Sleeve T-shirt
Regular Entry Sept. 22-Oct. 17 $25
Guaranteed Long Sleeve T-shirt

AWARDS: Will be available for collection when results have been tabulated.

• Overall male/female
• Masters male/female
• Grand masters
• 5K top 1 per age group: 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49,
                                           50-59, 60-69 & 70+
• 1K all finishers

For more information you can contact the McNeese Track and Field Office at
(337) 475-5204 OR Email:

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