The Mardi Gras Run

The Mardi Gras Run

The Mardi Gras Run

( 1 review )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • San Diego,
    United States
  • February
  • 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 9 miles/15K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Amanda TheSwagMama

Florida, United States
43 21
"Fun Race - Easy Course"
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Amanda TheSwagMama's thoughts:

This was advertised as a fun race that includes a huge after-party - Mardi Gras style. While the race was well organized and the course was mostly flat with nice scenery at Hospitality Point; the post-race festivities were a little underwhelming. Packet pick-up was the day before at Sports Authority where you received your bib, jester hat, and a coupon to use in-store that day. There was the option to purchase a t-shirt for $10, but I opted out. Race day parking was pretty easy - free and fairly close to the start line. The venue was a little smaller than I had expected -since this was advertised as such a huge celebration - and there were only two port-a-potties in addition to two single stall bathrooms. As you can imagine, the bathroom lines were a bit long. The race itself is an out-and-back with volunteers at the halfway mark handing out water, feather boas, and beads. This is near Mission Bay, so of course it's always nice to run along the water. There was a DJ that tried to get the party going, but unfortunately the energy levels didn't get as high as I had hoped. There was post-race water, bananas, and bagels as well as a few vendors and a New Orleans Cuisine Food Truck (food sold separately). The cost of the 5k was $40 (I did however find a promo code), but I am originally from Southern Mississippi so I really did this race to get a taste of home. Overall, I enjoyed the course and the medal is beautiful; however, I am not sure I would do this race again unless they make the post-race festivities a bit more lively. Perhaps a beer section (this is Mardi Gras after all) or offer some activities/bounce houses for the kids.

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