Registration open for 2018 Courir du Festival 5K

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Festival International de Louisiane has opened registration for the annual Courir du Festival 5K, presented by Stuller. The race is open to all ages and will take place at Scène Laborde Earles Fais Do Do on Jefferson Street, near Main St. on Saturday, April 28. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. Registration is open early to allow participants to plan their spring race schedule. Last year, the 5K race had an outstanding turnout and Festival officials hope to exceed that record for 2018, the 32nd anniversary of Festival International.

The Courir du Festival acts as another fundraiser for the non-profit organization. The race features live music as well as food, drinks, beer and more. The 5K course starts and finishes in downtown Lafayette, La. winding through the shaded areas of surrounding neighborhoods. The race will once again begin at Scéne Fais Do Do on Jefferson Street.

Pre-registration is $35 per entry until February 28, 2018; registration rates go up to $40 starting March 1 with online registration closing April 24th. Race-Day registration is $45 and will be held from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. at Scène Fais Do Do. One lucky registrant will win a free Official 2018 Festival Poster in their registration packet. The packet includes an official Courir du Festival 5k running shirt, discounts from 5k sponsors and selected merchants. Packet pickup will be at Tri-Running located at 2811 Johnston Street on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

There is a limited amount of official 2018 Courir du Festival 5k t-shirts available, so sign-up early! Prizes will be awarded to the first 32 runners to cross the finish line.

We look forward to seeing everyone out there for another succesful year!

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Contributed by Festival International de Louisiane