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Beads and Bands Sponsor

Beer Garden Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Fleur de Lys Sponsor

Green Sponsor

Anytime Fitness of Windsor

Purple Sponsor:
Farmers Service
Paul D. Camp Community College
VA Displays

Contributing Sponsors:
Cofer Auto
Food Lion – Carrollton
Food Lion – Smithfield
Knox Automotive Center
Smithfield VA Events

Town of Smithfield

Peninsula Track Club

Event Sponsorship Information (pdf)

Food Vendor Application (pdf)

We are sorry to announce that the 2017 Mardi Gras Run4Beads has been cancelled, due to a medical concern
with one of the primary organizers. We look forward to

holding the Run4Beads again next February.

View 2016 Race Results Here

View 2016 Photos Here on Facebook


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 25 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
in Historic Downtown Smithfield.
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 Race
starts at 11AM
Awards and Post Race Festival in Downtown Smithfield,
featuring refreshments & entertainment, begins at noon.

The race course begins in Downtown Smithfield at Joyner's Field,
behind the Arts Center at 319 Main Street,
and continues through Windsor Castle Park,
returning to Downtown Smithfield at Joyner's Field
where the Festival will begin!


Free public parking is available behind BSV Bank on Main Street,
public parking areas on Cedar Street (near Mason St.)
and Main Street (near Underwood St.),
the former Little's Supermarket on Main Street (near Rt. 10)
and the Smithfield Little Theatre/Smithfield Center parking lots.

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 5th 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 Joyner's Field, behind the Arts Center at 319 Main Street.

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