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


Louisiana Paradise Bridge Run/Walk. Cross Gates Athletic Club, 4038 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 645-0097; — 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; — 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; — 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; — The nonprofit's annual fundraising run with a post-race festival features a performance by Big Freedia. Visit 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 for details. Registration starts at $169. March 18 and 19.

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

MG Walk. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, (504) 838-4389; — Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America New Orleans holds its annual fundraising walk. Visit 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; — The half-mile run/walk is followed by a party with food and music. Email 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; — 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; — 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 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 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 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; — 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 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; — 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; — 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; — The Reveille race includes a 5K and half-mile run/walk. Visit 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 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; — 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 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; — 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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