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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Foot races & Walks 


FOOT RACES & WALKS

Louisiana Paradise Bridge Run/Walk. Cross Gates Athletic Club, 4038 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 645-0097; www.crossgatesclub.com — New Orleans Running Systems presents a 13.1K and two-mile walk/run in Slidell. Registration $25-$40. 7:30 a.m. March 11.

St. Patrick's Day Classic Two-Mile Run. Gennaro's Bar + Bear's Poboys, 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com — Runners receive a commemorative race T-shirt and drink specials at local Metairie Road bars on race day. Registration $30. 10 a.m. March 12.

Walk MS: New Orleans. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds a fundraising walk for people living with MS. 9 a.m. March 18.

Youth Run NOLA's 504K. Crescent Park, 1008 N. Peters St., (504) 522-2621; www.frenchmarket.org/crescentpark — The nonprofit's annual fundraising run with a post-race festival features a performance by Big Freedia. Visit www.youthrunnola.org for details. Registration cost varies. 8:30 a.m. March 18.

Tough Mudder Race. NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, (504) 302-4875 — The mud run features 20 obstacles on a 10- to 12-mile course. Visit www.toughmudder.com/events/2017-new-orleans for details. Registration starts at $169. March 18 and 19.

Al Briede Gold Cup Run. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org — The New Orleans Track Club presents the 50th Gold Cup featuring 5K and one-mile options for runners and walkers. Visit www.runnotc.org for details. Race day registration is $30. 8 a.m. March 25.

MG Walk. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, (504) 838-4389; www.lafrenierepark.org — Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America New Orleans holds its annual fundraising walk. Visit www.mgwalk.org/neworleans for details. 10 a.m. March 25.

Autism Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — The half-mile run/walk is followed by a party with food and music. Email info@soarwithautism.org to register. Registration $20, children $10. 10 a.m. April 1.

Wanderlust 108 New Orleans. New Orleans City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 488-2896; www.neworleanscitypark.com — The mindful triathlon includes a 5K run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience and a guided meditation. Tickets $39. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1.

VSNO Social Run. Varsity Sports, 3450 Magazine St., (504) 899-4144; www.varsityrunning.com — Runners meet for a 3- to 6-mile run, followed by a social hour the first Thursday of every month. 6 p.m. April 6, May 4 and June 1.

Baby Steps Fun Run. LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 731-4726 — The fun run hosted by Sarah's Laughter benefits infertility research and education. Visit www.babystepsfunrun.com for details. Registration $25. 7:30 a.m. April 8.

Bursting with Speed 5K Run. The New Orleans Track Club holds a 5K and half-mile run beginning at Mardi Gras Fountain on Lakeshore Drive. Visit www.runnotc.org for details. Race day registration $30. 8 a.m. April 8.

Girl Scouts Sprint and Dash. Tammany Trace Trailhead, 21400 Koop Road, Mandeville, (985) 871-6971 — The fifth annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K and 1-mile Daisy Dash fun run is open to all ages. Post-race festivities at Caboose Kids Connection Playground in Mandeville follow. Registration $15 to $35. 8 a.m. to noon April 8.

Autism Speaks Walk. University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive — The fundraising walk provides access to a quiet space. Visit www.autismspeaks.org for details. Registration varies. 9 a.m. April 9.

Family Fun Eat and Run. New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd., (504) 482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark.com — The 5K and kids' half-mile run/walk is followed by a party featuring food and drink vendors, karaoke and a bounce house for children. Registration varies. 8:30 a.m. April 9.

Crescent City Classic. Central Business District — The 10K race draws thousands of runners and is followed by a post-race party at City Park's festival grounds. Visit www.ccc10k.com for details. Registration varies. 8 a.m. April 15.

Sista Strut 3K Walk. Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Canal Street at the Mississippi River, (504) 565-3033; www.auduboninstitute.org — The 3K walk raises awareness about breast cancer in women of color and provides community resources. Registration $25. 8 a.m. April 22.

A Run Through History. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pont- chartrain Blvd., (504) 486-6331; www.lakelawnmetairie.com — The Save Our Cemeteries benefit race includes a 1-mile run and a 5K run/walk. Food and beverages are included in $35 registration fee. 8:30 a.m. April 23.

Reveille at Oak Alley. Oak Alley Plantation, 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie, (225) 265-2151; www.oakalleyplantation.com — The Reveille race includes a 5K and half-mile run/walk. Visit www.nolarun.us for details. 8 a.m. May 6.

Q50's Cinco de Mayo Race. Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Highway 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The trail run has 3-mile and 6-mile options. There's also a free fun run for kids ages 4-10. Bring your own water. Registration varies. 8:30 a.m. May 13.

TFAE Run for Excellence and Food Fest. Downtown Houma — Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education holds a 5K walk/run followed by a food fest. Registration varies and includes all food and drinks. Visit www.tfae.org for details. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 13.

Fat Boy Race New Orleans. LaSalle Park, 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 731-4726; www.jeffparish.net — The 3-mile fun run is preceded by donuts and chocolate milk and followed by more food and drinks. Registration varies. 8 a.m. May 20.

Q50's Run to the Hills. Bogue Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — The trail race includes 5-mile and 10-mile options. Visit www.q50races.com/q50-run-to-the-hills for details. Registration varies. 9 a.m. June 3.

Lakeview Sunrise Run. Chateau Coffee House and Cafe, 139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; www.chateaucafe.com — Varsity Sports hosts a free series of 3- to 5-mile dawn runs. 6 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.



Bicycling | Cancer Programs, education and events
Childcare | Dance, Zumba & Hula Hooping | Educational Events
Fitness & Exercise | Foot Races & Walks
Health Fairs, Screenings & Events | Meditation, Self-care & Spirituality
Miscellaneous | Nutrition and Weight Loss | Pilates
Prenatal & Post-partum Workshops | Support Groups
Training Sessions | Yoga & Tai Chi




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