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Freret Street has been known to inspire more than a few rough mornings. However, on Saturday October 17th, New Orleanians will wake up early and head to the Uptown hotspot for a cause greater than craft cocktails and live music. Runners will be lining up outside Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store (4645 Freret Street) for a family friendly race to support the Junior League of New Orleans. 

 

The 3rd Annual 5K walk/run begins at 7a.m. Participants will travel through the Freret Street corridor and Tulane’s oak lined campus, down Audubon Boulevard and head back to the JLNO’s thrift store for refreshments and food from local vendors in Bloomin’ Deals’ parking lot.  

 

“Now in our third year, we’re excited about how the Freret 5K has grown and we’re grateful for the community’s support,” said Able. “We’re sponsoring more youth runners than ever before, and hope to outshine our 2014 fundraising which will increase our ability to give back to the New Orleans through our community projects.”

 

“Now in our third year, we’re excited about how the Freret 5K has grown and we’re grateful for the community’s support,” said Able. “We’re sponsoring more youth runners than ever before, and hope to outshine our 2014 fundraising which will increase our ability to give back to the New Orleans through our community projects.”

 

100 percent of the proceeds go toward benefitting Junior League programs. One beneficiary will be highly successful Diaper Bank strives to help mothers who work or go to school in their child’s daycare needs. 

 

The JLNO also supports Educare, Kids in the Kitchen and Eden House.  The group also hosts “Lemonade Day,” an educational youth seminar held annually to foster the entrepreneurial skills of our future leaders. In 2014, 410 runners raised over 21,000 dollars for the organization.

 

The JLNO hopes university students will come out and support the on-campus portion of the run. While rousing undergrads at 7a.m. is a chore, the school will at least be represented by the Tulane Jazz Band. The group will play during and after the run.

 

Adult early registration is $25 and is open until September 30. Regular adult registration is $30 and begins on October 1. Team registration (minimum of four team members) is $20 per team member. Youth registration (12 and under) and senior registration (65 and over) is $15.

 

Spectator wristbands to enjoy food and drink without running or walking the event are available for a $10 contribution or by donating an unopened pack of disposable diapers (minimum quantity of 20) to JLNO’s Diaper Bank.

 

Late registration and packet pick up will be on Thursday, October 15th, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop on Freret Street.

 

For more information or to register online, please visit www.jlno.org/Freret5K.




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