Mardi Gras Madness 5K

Sun February 19, 2023 Lake Charles, LA 70601 US Directions

Mardi Gras Madness 5K

$45 2:30PM CST - 3:30PM CST Registration ends February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 1 - 100.
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Additional race information can be found at

Police Jury Parking Lot
Corner of Lakeshore Dr. & Gill Street
Lake Charles, LA US 70601

Mardi Gras Madness 5K Run


Sunday, February 19th, 2023

Race Start Time:  approximately 2:30 pm  (actual race start is contingent on the Children's Parade)

Online registration starts at $40.

Price increases January 21st. 

Price increases to $45 on Feb 11th. Online registration will close on Feb 17th. Race Day registration: $50.

T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by Feb 10th!!

The start of the race is at the Police Jury Parking lot (the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Gill Street). It is a point to point race that coincides with the Mardi Gras Children’s parade route.The course runs down the Mardi Gras Parade route just an hour before The Children's Parade. Can't beat the crowd support on this one. At the finish we'll have boudin, King cake, and beverages! Please note--last date for guaranteed shirt is 02/10/2022.  After that, it is a first come, first serve basis.

We are asking everyone to please park at Albertson’s on Sale Street and we will bus everyone to the start of the race. There is no charge for the bus.

The race starts at about 2:30 pm, so you need to be at Albertson’s (which is the end of the race) in ample time to catch the last bus, which will probably run at about 2:10 pm.  Traffic is THICK so we have to allow ample time for the bus to get through.

All race registration fees are final.  There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals.  Thank you for your understanding.  This includes weather related issues.

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