Sat February 13, 2021 Beaumont, TX 77701 US Directions
The Race Has Been Cancelled

The Neches River Festival regretfully announces the cancelation of our Capes and Crowns 5K event.  Due to the cancellation of our partner Mardi Gras Southeast Texas and covid concerns, we will not be rescheduling this event.  The safety of our participants is paramount.  NRF started this run in 2019 and with its success, we were able to create five new scholarships for our senior participants.  Our board will still be awarding those scholarships at the Coronation on April 17, 2021. 

With the cancellation of our event, there are two options for your registration fee that was paid:
1. Registration will be refunded 
2. Registration can be donated to Neches River Festival to support our community's youth

We are very excited about our partnership with Mardi Gras Southeast Texas and we are expecting great things from this continued relationship. Please reply and let us know if you would like the registration fee to be refunded.  Again we appreciate your support of our Capes and Crowns 5K.  
Thank you, 
Molly Moore

Molly MooreExecutive Director
Office: 409.835.2443


Here Are Your Options:

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

NRF started this run in 2019 and with its success, we were able to create five new scholarships for our senior participants.  Our board will still be awarding those scholarships at the Coronation on April 17, 2021. 


Special Age Based Pricing (For Ages 1-18) for 5K Run/Walk
REGISTRATION STARTING        October 1, 2020
REGISTRATION ENDING            January 13, 2021
AGE                                                1 - 18 yr. olds
PRICE                                            $25.00 Race Fee + $2.95 SignUp Fee

REGISTRATION STARTING        January 14, 2021

REGISTRATION ENDING            February 9, 2021
AGE                                                1 - 18 yr. olds
PRICE                                             $30.00 Race Fee + $2.95 SignUp Fee 

Age based pricing is automatically applied at checkout for ages 1 thru 18.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

700 Crockett Street
Beaumont, TX US 77701

The Neches River Festival Presents "Capes & Crowns" 5K Run

The race will be chip timed by Cajun Timing.
February 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am
Event Centre
700 Crockett Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
This year’s NRF Capes and Crowns 5K promises to be our most exciting yet as we have partnered with Mardi Gras of SETX.  Each race participant will receive a ticket to Mardi Gras valid the day of the race.  So, after enjoying a 3.1 mile run or walk through beautiful downtown Beaumont, you can choose to stay (or come back) and enjoy all the activities, shopping, and live music Mardi Gras of SETX has to offer.  Additional Mardi Gras tickets can be purchased when registering for the race at a discounted rate. 
Event Details:
There will be a group warmup starting at 8:30 am with the race beginning at 9:00 am.  This is a flat course through downtown Beaumont and is suitable for experienced runners and kids alike.  There will be light refreshments before and after the race and water stations along the race route.  All participants will receive custom race medals.  The overall male and female winners will receive an additional prize and the top three males and females in each age group will receive an additional winner’s medal.     
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates):
Early Online Registration (until January 13, 2021)
  • 18 and under $25.00
  • 19 and over $35.00
Late Online Registration (January 14th - February 9th)
  • 18 and under $30.00
  • 19 and over $40.00
Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time):
Pre-Registered Participants
Exygon Health and Fitness Club located at 6450 Phelan Blvd., Beaumont, TX  77706
Thursday, February 11th from 10am - 1pm and from 4pm - 7pm
Friday, February 12th from 10am - 1pm and  4pm - 7pm
Age Groups:
1-14,15-19,20-29,30-39,etc. 70+
Top Overall Male & Female plus 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female in each age group
All registrations include:

• FREE gift bag
• Custom performance race shirt (youth & adult sizing available)
• Custom finisher’s medal
• Post race celebration with food, drink, & awards
Description of Organization
The Neches River Festival, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, to  promote a sense of community identity and heritage as well as the education of local students through community events, and through regular contributions to the Otho-Plummer/Neches River Festival Scholarship at Lamar University.
The purpose of the Neches River Festival is to honor our local high school seniors. The festival has been in existence since 1949 and we will be celebrating our 73rd year. This year’s Festival theme of “River Resilience” will celebrate our shared region, rich in history and resources.  
Beginning in 1949, the Neches River became the focal point for this community to celebrate our high school youth during the Neches River Festival.  That tradition continues and each year lifetime memories are made by the Festival participants as they close the chapters of their youth and prepare for exciting futures,  The Festival season will also include a River/Service day which highlights important aspects of our community—economic, environmental, social and cultural.  Continuing a tradition started a few years ago, Festival participants will “connect and serve” by collecting and donating children’s books to promote reading and literacy in our community.    These books will be placed in existing Royal Book Nooks across our city.   Two new nooks will be created in honor of NRF 72 and will be installed in new public sites.  
Neches River Festival provides a cultural, educational and civic opportunity for participating students, and is open to anyone, regardless of ethnicity or financial background.  We are proud of our diverse group of student participants each year who represent each high school in Beaumont, Texas.
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