Thursday, July 14, 2011

Louisiana Gold Mile 2nd Annual

On of the best race swag bags in NOLA is at a short little race, the Louisiana Gold Mile. Last year's bag included a long sleeved Brook's technical running shirt, a goodie bag filled with items from race sponsors, as well as entrance to the post-race party which included music, cooking demonstrations and beer! All of the details of the after party and the swag bag have yet to be release but I'm sure it will be just as great.

DATE: Friday August 5, 2011

TIME: 5 pm race registration, 6:30 pm Fun Run start

LOCATION: Marconi Boulevard, New Orleans

EVENTS: Certified 1 mile road race and 1 mile Fun Run

FINISH: Near the Gernon Brown Gym at Marconi and Harrison Avenue

PARTICIPANTS: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome!

CHARITY PARTNER: DetermiNation/American Cancer Society of New Orleans

In person at
Louisiana Running Co.
4153 Canal St.
Southern Runner
6112 Magazine St.

Online Registration

Come out after work and run a mile and enjoy the fun!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Catfish Festival 5K

What do normal people do on a Saturday morning in July in NOLA? The sleep in their beds, in nice air conditioned rooms. What did the girls, the Big Man and I do this morning? We got up early and headed out to the Catfish Festival 5K in Des Allemands.

Even at 7AM, the heat was brutal. But running thru the heart of Des Allemands, the catfish capital of the world, reminds me why I love South Louisiana. All of the shrimp boats parked on the bayou, people up early fishing and the Cajun cottages people still call home.

Saying this is a small race is an understatement. There were about 50 people running this morning. But a small race is a fun race. Not too many people getting in the way of the double jogger. And no line for the beer and food. I was a little disappointed the post-race food wasn't fried catfish but it was some of the best jamablaya I've ever had.

At least half of the runners are from my local run group, the Pacers. I really need to blog about running with the Pacers every week. It is one of my favorite things I do.

Post Race with the Family