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Holy Ghost Creole Festival 5K & 1 Mile

Sat November 4, 2023 Opelousas, LA 70570 US Directions


1 Mile Participants

8:15AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 100.

5K Participants

8:00AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 100.

Race Website

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747 N. Union St.
Opelousas, LA US 70570


Holy Ghost Catholic Church

Creole Festival Wake-Up Feature
Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Brief Description:
Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas, LA has been baking up homemade sweet potato pies and frying cracklin for 29 years at our annual Creole Festival.  Several years ago now we decided to get in a quick run/walk before eating delicious foods the rest of the weekend.  Come out and join us in celebrating our great heritage filled with Run, Food, Music, Family and Fun.
Entry Fees:
Individuals:                $25 Registration for 5K
                                    $20 Registration for 1 Mile Fun-Walk
Race Day Registration 6:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m. (T-Shirts are not guaranteed)
                                    $30 Race Day Registration for 5K
                                    $25 Race Day Registration for 1 Mile Fun-Walk
Race Shirts:
Please register before October 16, 2023 to insure that you’ll get the size race shirt that you want.  We cannot guarantee availability and/or size after that date.
Refunds & Race Delays:
There are no refunds.  The race will take place rain or shine BUT the race director reserves the right to modify the course or change the start time of the race for the safety of the participants. 
Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration:
All packets will be picked up on race day between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
Directions to Race Site:
From Lafayette: I-49 N to exit 19B 190W Opelousas. Go through the 1st two red lights on 190W. Take a right at the 3rd red light (Union St.).  Head North on Union, crossing the railroad track.  Holy Ghost Catholic Church will be on the right-hand side about ½ a block after crossing the railroad track.  Please park along Union Street or in the parking lot (old Courville Toyota building) across from the church.
The Run 5K:
The run will start and finish on the Holy Ghost Creole Festival grounds. 
The top 3 overall 5K participants and 1 Mile participants will win authentic Holy Ghost Creole Festival awards.  
Contact Information:
For additional information please contact Deborah Reed at church parish office (337) 942-2732, or Toni Effingger at
Registration forms available online here:               
More Information available online at: 
Mail to: Holy Ghost Catholic Church 747 N. Union St. Opelousas, LA 70570, Attn: Andrea Dean/Deborah Reed, Race Directors. Make Checks Payable to: Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

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