On Saturday, December 7, the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) will celebrate the continued rebirth of New Orleans by holding its annual 5K race along Freret Street. JLNO’s Freret 5K and half-mile fun run showcase this vibrant and growing economic corridor, promotes family fitness, and raises funds for JLNO’s community projects and volunteer efforts. These community projects include Bayou District, Judgment Call, Kids in the Kitchen, Lafayette School Support, Lemonade Day University, Rebuilding Together, Safe Sitter, and Senior League.
The Freret 5K is a family friendly event that encourages a sense of community among all ages and enables the neighborhood’s residents and business owners to share their pride in the unique restaurants and shops along the “New Freret.” Since 1960, JLNO has been a member of the Freret community with its Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store and believes this exciting event will further encourage the health and wellness of the City’s citizens and businesses.
Participants in the Freret 5K will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt and enjoy post- race refreshments, entertainment, an awards presentation, and children’s activities. Top finishers of the Freret 5K will be awarded gift cards generously donated by “New Freret” and other businesses.
The details of the event are as follows:
- Date: Saturday, December 7
- Time: 7:00 am for on-site registration and packet pickup; 8:00 am start for children’s half-mile fun run; 8:30 am start for 5K
- Start & Finish: Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop at 4645 Freret Street
- Registration Fees: 5K Race Adult = $30.00; Youth Age 15 & Under =$15.00
- Options for Registration:
- In person on the morning of the Freret 5K.
- Call JLNO Headquarters at 504-891-5845.
- Download a paper form at www.jlno.org/Freret5K, complete, and return with payment to JLNO Headquarters.
- In person at Southern Runner, GNO Cyclery, Varsity Sports-New Orleans, Louisiana Running Company, Phidippides, Sneaker Shop, West Jefferson Fitness Centers, The Bicycle Connection, and JLNO Headquarters.
- Thursday, December 5, 3-6 pm: Pre-registration and packet pickup at Southern Runner on Magazine Street.