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Beer Garden Sponsor

Fleur de Lys Sponsor

Green Sponsor

The Neighborhood Harvest

Contributing Sponsors:
Smithfield VA Events

Town of Smithfield

Peninsula Track Club

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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. We have ordered additional t-shirts for runners who register after the guarantee deadline, and will try to accommodate everyone who registers. We will post online when registrations surpass shirts available.

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 great jazz music at the Mardi Gras Festival.
The festival is open to the public as well!

There will be food and drinks-including beer for purchase at the Finish Area.
Browse our exhibitors and 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
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