The Mardi Gras Run4Beads will return
on Saturday, February 3, 2018, with a timed 10-kilometer run, and a 5-kilometer COLOR RUN,
followed by a Mardi Gras celebration at Windsor Castle Park in historic Smithfield, Va.

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Come out and enjoy the only Mardi Gras Run & Festival in the Hampton Roads area!

Dress up in your favorite Mardi Gras costume and run in the Geaux for the Gold 10K, or the Fat Tuesday 5K!

All participants who register by Monday, January 22 are guaranteed an official race shirt.

Runners (or walkers) of all levels are welcome. For the 5K and 10K runs, we encourage less-experienced runners or casual run/walkers to allow more serious runners to take the course first.

After the run, enjoy delicious refreshments, food from local eateries, and jazz music at the Mardi Gras Festival. The festival is open to the public as well! Then shop our downtown merchants for one-of-a-kind items you won’t find at any mall!

Mardi Gras Run4Beads Event Schedule

Race Day Registration: 8:00-9:30AM
Geaux for the Gold 10K Race starts at 10AM
Fat Tuesday 5K Color Run starts at 11AM
Awards and Post Race Festival at Windsor Castle Park, featuring refreshments & entertainment, begins at noon.

The race course begins at the Manor House in Windsor Castle Park, 301 Jericho Road, and returns to the Manor House area where the Festival will begin! Free public parking is available at Windsor Castle Park.

Shower facilities will be available at no charge for race participants at the Luter Family YMCA, 259 James Street in Smithfield.

Early Packet pick-up will be Friday, February 2nd from 3:00-7:00pm at the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce,
located at 100 Main Street, Smithfield.
Please bring ID when picking up your packet.

Raceday Registration is Available 8-9:30am Saturday at Windsor Castle Park, near the Manor House.

PO Box 38, Smithfield, VA 23430 • (757) 357-3502 •