Oct 182014
 
Freret 5K sign, hand painted by students from McMain charter school, hung on the wall of the Junior League of New Orleans' Boomin' Deals Thrift Store. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Freret 5K sign, hand painted by students from McMain charter school, hung on the wall of the Junior League of New Orleans’ Boomin’ Deals Thrift Store. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Saturday morning, the Junior League of New Orleans put on the Freret Street 5K. The event included a half-mile walk/run, 5K run, complimentary food and beverages and children’s activities.

15-year-old Alex Lewis won the 5K with a time of 17:31. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

15-year-old Alex Lewis won the 5K with a time of 17:31. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

25-year-old Laura Carleton had the best female time at 19:18. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

25-year-old Laura Carleton had the best female time at 19:18. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Freret 5K began with a half mile walk/run from Valence street to Robert street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Freret 5K began with a half mile walk/run from Valence street to Robert street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Freret 5K started in front of Bloomin' Deals Thrift store at Freret and Valence and snaked all the way to Audubon boulevard and back. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Freret 5K started in front of Bloomin’ Deals Thrift store at Freret and Valence and snaked all the way to Audubon boulevard and back. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Father and son duo, DJ and Caden Lewis, ran Saturday's 5K together. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Father and son duo, DJ and Caden Lewis, ran Saturday’s 5K together. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Complimentary water and gatorade, as well as coffee and adult beverages were provided to runners and attendees. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Complimentary water and gatorade, as well as coffee and adult beverages were provided to runners and attendees. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Runners logged their scores. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Runners logged their scores. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Food was provided for the runners and attendees including salad from Midway Pizza (left) and dirty rice and chicken from Freret Street Poboys and Donuts (right) (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Food was provided for the runners and attendees including salad from Midway Pizza (left) and dirty rice and chicken from Freret Street Poboys and Donuts (right) (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Children's activities were also available. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Children’s activities were also available. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Alex Boudreaux poses with Maddox, a golden doodle with his own instagram following. (@NOLAdoodles) This was Alex Boudreaux's first 5K run/walk. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Alex Boudreaux poses with Maddox, a golden doodle with his own instagram following. (@NOLAdoodles) This was Alex Boudreaux’s first 5K run/walk. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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