“On Your Mark.. Get Set.. GEAUX!”
Join the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier for the Virtual King Cake Classic, a Mardi Gras-themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes great swag (race shirt, custom medal, beads and more!) with an interactive Facebook experience, all to raise money for the League’s Community Projects that serve at-risk families in Northwest Louisiana. The virtual run kicks off on Saturday, February 6, and concludes on Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 16). Grab your friends and family from across the States and from around the world to join you in the inaugural Virtual King Cake Classic!
What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. If you’re an out of towner, your race packet that includes a bib, shirt and finisher medal will be mailed directly to you. If you’re a local participant, you’ll be able to pick up your race packet from Run Wild.
Choose your distance and start moving! It’s a great way to be competitive with your family, friends or coworkers while not traveling to a race. Run on your own or run with a physically-distanced group. Each person signs up, picks a time to run and posts their finish time online. It’s a great way to motivate each other and to hold each other accountable.
Walk, run or jog, indoors on a track or treadmill or outside in the neighborhood or a park, a virtual race is the best way to get comfortable moving to your own beat and gaining confidence in your strength and endurance! Let the good times roll!!
Register early for the best rate and to guarantee a shirt!
The in-person races will begin and end at Red River Brewpub, taking runners on a challenging course through historic Downtown Shreveport. Enjoy the Mardi Gras celebration at the finish line with a slice of Lowder Baking Company king cake, Red River Brewpub craft beer, live music, an interactive kids area and much more. This is a family friendly event where all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged!
Not a runner? Still come out to join the party and cheer on our runners! You can also sign up as a Sleep In Supporter to receive a shirt.
All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier to continue furthering its mission as we strive to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The League is behind outstanding programs such as MAGIC (Mentoring Ambitious Girls to Inspire Change), Health Literacy Initiative, Red Apron Pantry, Safe Sitter and Super Safety Saturday. Funds raised through the King Cake Classic will have a direct impact on the League’s ability to deliver these programs.
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