Sunday, March 27, 2016

Great News!  The 3rd Annual Veterans' 8k is moving onto the TRAILS!  This year our 8k and 1 mile fun run are brought to you by Paix Running and The Running Store and will be held at Acadiana Park in Lafayette, La., on October 29, 2016.  Our charities of choice this year are the St. Michael's Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Lafayette,  and the St. Landry Parish Veterans' Memorial.

The 1 mile fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the 8k will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Both races will take place on the beautiful trails of Acadiana Park on Alexander St.  Because this is the Saturday before Halloween, costumes are encouraged!

Every finisher gets a dog tag medal, and age group winners receive an additional prize!   Bring the family out to take part in this great event and help to support these worthy veterans' charities! Click the picture below for registration information!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


We will be scouting the course to get the exact locations for the aid stations, but here is what we know.  On the 31 mile loop, there will be at least 4 aid full service aid stations with hot food, etc.  Here are the first two aid station captains (seriously, you could not be in better hands):


Liz will be heading up the Mud N Guts aid station.  Mud N Guts is a local trail running group filled with talented ultra runners and experienced aid station volunteers.  Liz's aid station will have vegan and non vegan options.  Her vegan potato soup has warmed many cold, tired runners in the late hours of an ultra.  We are so happy to have the help and support of the Mud N Guts crew! 

Cesar Torres, the race director for Q50 races will head up the next full service aid station. If any of you know Cesar, you know that you will be well taken care of here.  Cesar is one of the most genuine and supportive RD's out there and he cares deeply about the success of each runner.  He will be one of the biggest cheer leaders on the course and a breath of fresh air when the fatigue kicks in.    Click Cesar's picture for more info on his great races! 

After this weekend, we will have exact locations of aid stations and distances in between.  I will also publish a list of what will be at each aid station so you know what to expect.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Registration is OPEN!  We received the confirmation from the national park that we were waiting on, and it is a GO!!!  Until I get someone to show me how to make this look more professional, you can click this link to register:

(I am a trail runner, not a web editor.)

I am hitting the trail this weekend to plot distances to aid stations, etc., so there will be more updates next week!  --Edie