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Fat Tuesday 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Save $2

Fat Tuesday 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Save $2



February 11, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
February 29, 2024 @ 11:00 pm
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Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, is February 13, 2024! Mardi Gras refers to events of the Carnival celebration


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Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, is February 13, 2024! Mardi Gras refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is known as Shrove Tuesday. Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual Lenten sacrifices and fasting of the Lenten season. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a 1M 5K 10K 13.1 or 26.2 mile run (or walk). You have all of February to complete your race.

February is also National Cancer Prevention Month. We’ll be donating at least 15% from every registration to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which is the only US-based nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and detection. This organization was founded in 1985 by Carolyn Aldige, who was mourning her father’s passing from cancer. Their efforts in prevention have changed the face of cancer research and treatment.

What: This is a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1, 26.2 virtual run (or walk) to celebrate Fat Tuesday! You decide which distance you want to complete!

When: Complete your race any time in February 2024.

Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).

Medals and bibs will start shipping out in January. After that, they will ship out within 2 to 5 days of signing up.

What is a virtual race? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Running and walking on your own, or with friends! And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5Ks, 10K, half marathon and more! Each of our races benefits a different charity. We’ve already raised more than $892,045 for charities from running events on this website! We are making a difference…one race at a time.