King Cake 5K Event Announcement - New Virtual Race Date of April 20, 2020

The King Cake 5K is one of our most important events each year, raising essential funds to support the services provided by our organization. The unprecedented precautions taken by our state to minimize the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has required us to take a step back and seek alternatives to our original plans.

To preserve the health and safety of our supporters, sponsors, staff, volunteers, survivors, and board members we have decided to transition our race to a VIRTUAL RACE.

The virtual race format allows our participants to run wherever you want! Go to the park, run the treadmill, or in your neighborhood. This is also a fun way to get your family out of the house while you exercise social distancing.

If you have registered for the race, you will receive an email with details about this transition and pick-up information for your official race t-shirts. You will have the opportunity to record and upload your run time, share videos/pictures, and compete for our beautiful medals. We will also extend our online registration until April 18th to allow for more runners to participate in this new format.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and runners! Your understanding and support during this crazy time has been unwavering. These funds are essential to our operations and cancelling this event would have been damaging to our services. Watch our Facebook page and RunSignUp website for more details on our Virtual Race.

Here Are Your Options:

We have decided to transition the race to a Virtual Race which will allows you to join in the fun. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - as per the instructions below.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS VIRTUAL RACE

By participating in the 2020 King Cake 5K Virtual Race option, you WILL be eligible for a finisher medal. A Virtual result is eligible for the overall and age group awards.

STEP ONE: Go out for a 1 mile or 5k Run (3.1 miles) on your own at home, on a treadmill or out in the community.
STEP TWO: Record your run on any running app, watch or electronic file.
STEP THREE: Submit your run record to us by email or the Google Form here.

Run submissions MUST be made BEFORE April 20 using the Google Form or by email (include your name, age, gender and proof of time).
Medals can be picked up ON or AFTER April 20 at Geaux Run located at 906 Harding St., Lafayette, LA - Time: TBD:

If you register and complete the Virtual King Cake 5k, your result WILL count for the Geaux Run Sweet Feet Series and you WILL be eligible for a series medal.

 

You're not interested in being a part of the Virtual Race and understand that events are expensive to put on so you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at next year's event.  You still can pickup your Swag bag and t-shirt on or after April 20th at Geaux Run located at 906 Harding St., Lafayette, LA - Time:  TBD.  More information will be sent as soon as we have it.

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