Get Moving for a Good Cause

“Taking Leave”
March 7, 2019
Set clocks forward this weekend
March 7, 2019
“Taking Leave”
March 7, 2019
Set clocks forward this weekend
March 7, 2019

Spring is on its way and with it comes a jam-packed schedule of local races to benefit amazing causes. A 5K run is a distance of 3.1 miles. While it might seem a bit daunting, don’t let the distance intimidate you! With the proper training program, you can be 5K ready in as little as seven weeks. Set your goal and get moving! 

“Race for Their Future” Race Fest

Join the MAX Charter School for their 11th annual “Race for their Future” 5K Race Fest, which includes a 1 mile fun run and a 5K run to benefit the students at MAX. Raffle tickets are available for purchase for the grand prize, a Disney vacation. There will also be food, drinks, games, bounce houses, live music, a silent auction, and a Cajun cook-off. Cost is $30.

March 16, 8 a.m.

Peltier Park, Thibodaux

2nd Annual NightLight Dash

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) present the 2nd Annual Night Light Dash 5k. The glow-in-the-dark event includes a 5k fun run throughout an illuminated course in downtown Houma, followed by a post-race finish festival at the TGMC Sports Performance Training Center Speed Track with food, music and more. The family-friendly event encourages participants to wear neon attire and glow accessories. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Foundation for TGMC. The registration fee includes a dri-fit race t-shirt. Race day registration is also available. Cost is $30.

March 16, 6-9 p.m.


Super Cooper 5K

The lucky number 13 Super Cooper 5K/1-Mile race raises money to assist families whose newborn is seriously ill and must be admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at TGMC. Music and refreshments, including jambalaya and Pinocchio’s pizza, await runners post-race, as well as a bounce house and free laser tag for kids 14 and under. Cash prizes for Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female 5K finishers.

March 23, 7 a.m.

Pinocchio’s Playhouse, Houma

Move It For Millie

The 2nd annual Move It For Millie will feature a 5K and fun run as well as a dance-a-thon! All proceeds go to the Turner Syndrome Foundation on behalf of Millie Raelynn Benoit, who lost her battle with Turner Syndrome at 27 weeks gestation. 

March 23, 7:30 a.m.

Peltier Park, Thibodaux 

PT5K and Fletcher Bon Temps Bash

Fletcher Technical Community College (Fletcher) is pleased to announce the inaugural PT5K and Fletcher Bon Temps Bash. The race is being hosted by Fletcher’s Beta Tau Rho Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honors society. In addition to the 5K race and one-mile fun run, inflatables will be available for both children and adults to enjoy, there will be food vendors including Eye One Cookers BBQ, Kona Ice, Hughes Entertainment, Big Easy Kettle Corn Co., and Coco’s Tacos, and live music from BangBang and Jeff McCarty & Cantina Flies. 409 Fitness Studio will provide pre-race warm up and post-race yoga. There will also be a drawing for a Fletcher scholarship – participants must register for this and attend the race. Registration is $25.

March 23, 8:30 a.m.

Fletcher campus, Schriever

Paint the Town

Join is the fun as runners paint the town in this family friendly 5K color run to support our Bayouland YMCA. Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome! Registration is $35. 

March 30, 4 p.m.

Bayouland YMCA, Houma