Contraband 5 Miler

Sat May 7, 2022 Lake Charles, LA 70601 US Directions

Contraband 5 Miler

7:00AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 99.

Ainsley's Angels Riders

7:00AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT
Capital One Tower
1 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA US 70601

Lake Area Runners Presents the 2022 Contraband 5 Miler!


Race Date and Time: May 7th, 2022 at 7:00am



Capital One Tower

1 Lakeshore Drive

Lake Charles, LA 70601


Come celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Lake Area Runners' Contraband 5 Miler with us! The course is flat and fast and will run along the scenic Lakeshore Drive with beautiful views of the lake and its lake houses and large estates.

There will be at least one water stop along the course that you will pass by twice.

There will be plenty of pizza, drinks, and beer after the race for participants. For fun, feel free to dress the part with eye patches, fake hook arms, fancy feathered hats and any other pirate attire!

***This is the 2nd race in the Triple Crown Series! If you complete the Athlete's Corner 3 Miler, Contraband 5 Miler and LAR's 4 on the 4th you will get a special Triple Crown prize!

Registration Fees:

  • $50 Early Bird rate: Now - 3/25/22 @ midnight

  • $55 Regular rate: 3/26/22 - 5/4/22 @ midnight

  • T-shirt guarantee cut off: 4/22/22 (Be sure to register before this date to be guaranteed a shirt!)

  • Registration closes: 5/4/22

  • Race Day Registration $60


**No refunds on race fees. No bib transfers. No deferrals.**


Packet Pickup:

Where: Southern Running Co. located at 615 E. Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70601  

When: Friday May 6th from 12:00-5:00

Race day packet pickup will start at 6:00am at the blue Lake Area Runners tent.



Top 3 males and top 3 females will be awarded a cash prize and a trophy:

1st Place: $100

2nd Place: $50

3rd Place: $25


Age group awards:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in 10 year age groups for males and females as follows:

0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

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