Come celebrate Mardi Gras with a Run! This Fun Run event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (lls.org).
LOCATION & START TIMES
Start/Finish on Normington Way, between Kenton Lane and Mountcastle Way
Near Terrell Elementary School & Park
5K – 9:00 a.m.
Mardi Gras Madness is officially SOLD OUT!! There will not be any Race Day Registration. Please note: NO refunds or tranfers to any/all registrations.
Packet Pick Up: Packet Pick Up will only be on Race Day beginning at 7am. You do not need to bring ID or a waiver. You will receive your bib, timing chip and tshirt at this time.
Race Shirt: Shirts are unisex and you will pick your size when you pick up your packet. Sizes are available on a first come, first served basis. We are not able to guarantee
sizes and we will not be ordering additional sizes.
COURSE DESCRIPTION/MAP **Updated 12.19.2012
*Please note that the maps on mapmyrun.com are not the final markings for the course. The maps have been posted for your reference to aid stations, approximate mile markings and overall course direction.
TIMING – START LINE
Chip timing will be provided. Official race times will be posted within 24 hours of the end of the race. This course will be closing on a 20 minute mile pace. If you cannot keep this pace, we ask that you follow traffic etiquette until you reach the finish area.
Start Line/Corrals: We ask that you “self-seed” at the start line, meaning that faster people start in the front and slower runners/walkers start in the back of the pack.
Course Time Limit: There is a time limit of 1 hour for completion of the race. The course will be monitored at a 20 min per mile pace, the water stop and course volunteer spots will be shut down based on this pace. The finish line will close down at 10:00 a.m.
PARKING – NO GEAR CHECK
Parking will be available through the neighborhood of Thousand Oaks and Pinehurst, along the streets near the Start/Finish. We recommend carpooling, public transportation, riding a bike, getting dropped off or using other forms of transportation.
Gear Check: There will NOT be a gear check. Please leave valuable items at home, and use your car to store any gear you may need Post Race. Mardi Gras Madness is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
On Course: There will be one Water Station on the course, located in Thousand Oaks Park at approximately 1.55 miles. Water will be the only beverage served.
Finish Area: There will be bottled water provided for each participant at the finish line. We will also have water served from beverage coolers at the Post Race Festival. We will provide paper cups however we encourage you to bring your own water bottles and we can provide refills. In order to make this a green and enjoyable event for all, please dispose of any gel wrappers, bottles, or any other garbage you may want to shed yourself of during the race at any of the aid station. Keep in mind, volunteers will need to collect any trash left on the course. Please dispose of your items as close to the aid station as possible.
We will have an EMT stationed at the at start/finish area. If you need medical help while on the course please let a volunteer know who can call the start/finish for help. There will be a first aid kit available at the Water Station.
There will be temporary restrooms at the start/finish area. Please plan your race morning accordingly.
POST RACE FESTIVAL
There will be light snacks and drinks at the Post Race Festival for participants only, provided by various sponsors.
We like all animals, however due to safety regulations, there are no animals allowed on the course. If you do bring your dog or pet, you will be disqualified from the event with no refund.
Volunteers are needed for Race Day. There are many positions open such as Course Monitor, Registration/Bib Pick Up, Set Up, Tear Down, etc. If you would like to volunteer – please email us at email@example.com with “MGM – Volunteer” in the subject line.
We love your kids, however due to safety regulations, we strongly discourage the use of strollers on the course. The trail will be used in both directions, as well as open to the general public. If you must bring your child along, please make sure to stay in the back, regardless of your pace to insure the safety of all participants.
We love music, and do not ban MP3 Players and iPod such items, however, if you do chose to use these, please make sure the volume is at a level where you can hear your surroundings. It is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings on the course.
Please be sure to check the weather leading up to race day. Be prepared for warm or cold weather. And bring clothing for the Post Race Festival. There will be NO Sweat Check available.
Please note that there is NO LONGER a Kids’ Run. The only distance for this race is a 5k.
Please join us for our other races in 2013!!
SausageFest 5k – 8.4.2013
Race to the End of Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids’ Fun Run – 9.8.2013