Date: July 16th 2022
Where: Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA
Benefits: The New Orleans Mission
Distance: 5k (3.1 Miles)
Welcome to The Big Easy Big Heart 5k 2022! We encourage you to continue to follow common sense hygiene and to take personal responsibility for your own health & safety concerns. As always, IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL, DON’T COME. Also, please check the weather to dress accordingly.
Race Site: Fontainebleau State Park 62883 LA-1089, Mandeville, LA 70448. $3/person park entry fee (cash is the quickest way please). Before 8am you must use the self pay station at the entrance. Drive straight, all the way until the end of the road near the beach.
8:35am-8:45am: David Bottner Welcome
8:45am-8:55am: Course Instructions
9:00am: Race Starts
Please don’t wait to show up at the last minute
Deadline for online pre-registration: Wednesday, 7/13 Midnight. There will be Race Day Registration.
Please bring your own hydration container, as there is no water station on the course. Food will be provided by the New Orleans Mission.
Bring Insect Repellent & Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
We are doing our best to provide a safe and fun environment for you to MOVE in a positive and challenging way. Please, let’s continue to extend mutual respect to one another.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and as always, we thank you for your support. Happy Trails!
Cesar Torres, Director
Entry fees are non-refundable. A nominal processing fee is added to all
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE NEW ORLEANS MISSION
WHAT YOU WILL GET:
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS FROM THE MISSION. NO BEER.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE A T-SHIRT OR A MEDAL WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF
We will have refreshments and food after the race, supply by the New Orleans Mission shelter. Q50 RACES AND THE NEW ORLEANS MISSION WILL NOT PROVIDE BEER!
NO STATIONS ON THE COURSE! We will have plenty of water before and after the race. If you need water during the event you need to bring a camelback, hydration belt or water bottle.
Rules and regulations:
Requirements: A whistle, a camelback/hydration belt/water bottle.
– NO DOGS, NO PACERS, NO BABY STROLLERS, NO BICYCLES, NO EARPHONES, etc. ALLOWED on the COURSE!
– This event is “Bring Your Own Bottle”. In our efforts to keep our races and the park green, we will not have cups at the water stations. This reduces the amount of trash and therefore, our impact on the park. Water will be provided for filling up your bottles, camelbacks, and other containers at the water stations on the course. Drink water to stay hydrated.
You will run in areas where nature will offer all its beauty, please DO NOT leave any trace behind you. Every runner must carry out their trash (granola bar wraps, gel packs, paper, etc) and deposit it in the proper places at the finish line, since this race does not have aid stations throughout the course. It is very important to Q50 Races to preserve the environment where our events take place.
Runners not respecting this rule will be disqualified.
It is completely forbidden to extract and/or collect any kind of flora or fauna, rocks, etc. anywhere on or around the course. Enjoy and respect nature! TAKE CARE OF IT!
For safety reasons, companions, friends or family will only be able to assist runners at the start/finish line.
For safety reasons, no vehicles will be permitted to accompany any runner at any time during the race.
Cut off times are not negotiable 1hr 30 minutes
The numbers given to the runner prior to the race, must be at a visible place on the front of the runner at all times during the course.
For logistic and safety reasons, companions, family and friends will only be permitted in assigned areas noted by Q50.
Q50 will be coming and going all around the course during the event. They will be properly identified. In case of emergency, runners should inform one of these Q50 people.
Q50 reserve the right to take out of the race any runner that is considered not to be physically capable of finishing the race (medical opinion will be requested for this to happen).
A Q50 representative should be informed immediately by any runner dropped
AWARDS: ONLY First 3 Males and 3 First Females NO CATEGORIES!