The 10th annual Marietta Mardi Gras Run is fast approaching on Saturday, March 2, at the Marietta Square. Participants are urged to sign up at mariettamardigrasrun.com by Feb. 20 to take advantage of early-bird registration.
The race, hosted by and benefitting the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, includes a 5K run/walk, 1K fun run and a tot trot for children. The 5K serves as an official qualifier for the 2019 Peachtree Road Race, and the first 500 registered runners will receive a custom finisher medal. Race-day registration will be available.
“The Junior League is grateful to those who have supported us over the last 10 years to make the Marietta Mardi Gras Run such a successful event,” said Lindsey Bailey, president, Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. “Year after year, people come out to the Square to have a great time while supporting children and families in Cobb County. We know this year will be the best yet with the support of our community.”
Along with awards for male and female open and masters winners and the top three finishers in each age group, prizes will also be given for best costume, biggest team, most team spirit and most youth team spirit.
About the Run
The Marietta Mardi Gras Run attracts hundreds of runners and walkers from across metro Atlanta. Proceeds from the race benefit the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta, which supports various non-profit partners throughout Cobb County. Each year JLCM members contribute thousands of volunteer hours, coats, diapers and thousands of dollars in mini-grants to various community organizations that offer critical programs and services to women and children in Cobb County. To register for the run or to learn more about it, please visit mariettamardigrasrun.com.
About the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
Founded in 1933, the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of our members and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Learn more about the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta at jlcm.org.