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Mardi Gras 5k Run/Walk To Benefit JDRF

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Turn your Fat Tuesday into Fit Tuesday this Mardi Gras by participating in this awesome 5k celebration. Not only will participants get free entry to the Mardi Gras Parade and beer tickets for the post-race celebration, but you can run knowing that all proceeds will be going to benefit research for Type 1 Diabetes.

The 1K kids run makes this truly an event for the whole family, and by having official race timing, makes this an opportunity for all runners to smash their PB, and look fabulous while doing it.

The course starts and ends at Timeless Pints Brewery and runs next to Long Beach Airport. After the race, family and friends can celebrate with free beers from the Brewery and more Mardi Gras fun including a live jazz band and festive king cakes.

So grab your whole family and your most festive Mardi Gras garb, and make this Saturday a night to remember.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Mardi Gras Parade
  • Event t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Race timing
  • Beer Ticket
  • Couch to 5K training
Raceday Logistics


3:45pm: Check-in and race packet pick-up

4:30pm: Mardi Gras Parade

5:00pm: 1K Kids Run

5:30pm: 5K Run

6:00pm: Post Race Celebration

Kit List
  • Your best Mardi Gras costume

Spectators are more than welcome to join the festivities and watch the racers parade through the streets.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is JDRF?
JDRF is the world’s biggest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their focus is on finding a cure and making advancements to ease the burden of those living with the disease.
Can someone pick up my race packet for me?
Yes, they will just need a copy of your government ID, and a signed, physical copy of the waiver found here:
Are costumes required for this event?
Costumes are not required, but heavily encouraged. The more extravagant, the better.
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Meet the organizer

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Mercury Events are ranked #34 in the UK out of 564 organizers

Mercury Events has fun, unique events that bring out competitive elite level runners looking to test themselves on well managed courses against the best competition, walkers who need a long course time limit to finish the distance but know that there will still be a medal and a fun festival waiting for them at the finish line and everyone in between. Our expos/festivals are built to maximize the party aspect for the participant while insuring that the sponsors and vendors are able to reach the audience they are looking for with their products and services. Our team has built events from nothing and renewed growth for plateaued events. We are available for marketing consultation or we can design and implement an event from start to finish.

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