Do you have to be an experienced runner to participate?
Absolutely not! This race is great for the first time walker/ runner to the
competitive runner. It is a fun,
family event designed for people of all ages and conditions to be able to
complete the course. Water stops
will be provided along the route for you to stop and catch your breath if
needed. You can chose to
participate in the 1 mile run/ walk which begins at 6:15 or the 5K run/walk
which begins at 6:30.
I am a competitive runner. Is your course certified?
The race course USATF certification number is LA10002JF.
Where does the race take place?
The entire race course (for both the 1
Mile and 5K events) takes place along Camellia Boulevard, between Silverstone
Road and Eastland Drive. Download Course Map.
What time do the roads close?
Camellia Boulevard, from Silverstone Road
to Eastland Drive, will be closed from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
What’s the timeline for the event?
- 4:30pm –
Registration, Pre-Registration & Wristband Tent open in Town Square
- 5:00pm – Kids Zone & Milesy Mart
- 6:00pm – Opening
- 6:15pm – 1 mile race
- 6:30pm – 5K race
- Post Run Party in
Town Square (food & drinks available)
- 8:00pm – Awards
- 8:30pm – Camellia Blvd reopens
- 9:30pm – Event ends
What comes with registration?
- Entry to Acadiana’s Gleaux Run!
- Gleaux Gear* -- accessories
to help you gleaux
- Gleaux- in-the-dark
Camellia Crossing t-shirt*
- Race bib with timing chip
- Food and drink wristband
- Celebration tag to wear in honor or support of a loved
- The most fun and rewarding experience you can have on
What do you mean by gleaux?
All things bright and flashy! Your registration fee will include a
few items that gleaux and blink such as a necklace and bracelets. You can help us light up the night sky
when you wear your gleaux items during the run/walk. Add as much gleaux or as little as you want, but awards will
be given for the best gleaux! Click HERE to see some photos.
Will you have extra gleaux items available to purchase?
Yes, we will sell specialty gleaux items
in Milesy Mart on race day starting at 5:00pm in Town Square. Fun and flashy blinking LED and gleaux
accessories will be available to purchase. Additionally, we will have a few volunteers to help you loop
and connect necklaces and bracelets.
We want to help you get your gleaux on!
Do I have to fundraise in order to participate in the race?
While, fundraising is not required, it is
strongly encouraged. Don’t be shy,
let your friends and family know that you are walking/running in Camellia
Crossing to help local families fighting cancer! It can be as simple as rounding up your registration fee, or
asking 5 friends to donate $5.00.
Think of the difference the additional donations can make. 100% of you’re the money
raised stays in Acadiana!
I’d love to give back! How do I begin fundraising?
Fundraising is easy with online tools. Upon registering for the race you will
receive your own fundraising website.
Here you can get the word out be emailing through your personal webpage,
or posting on Facebook and Twitter.
your page and set a goal.
for donations from friends and family,
these can be made on your personal web page! Donations can even be made In Memory Of, In
Honor Of, or In Celebration
of a loved one.
your friends and family to spread the word.
Can you give me an idea of what an additional
donation will provide?
- A $10 donation will
provide a scarf or turban.
- A $25 donation will
provide a 1-week supply of nutritional supplements.
- A$50 donation will provide a wig and hat.
- A$75 donation
will provide certain durable medical equipment (ex. walker, shower chair).
- A$100 donation
will provide a bra and prosthesis following a mastectomy.
How will I know where to line up for the 1 Mile start?
From Town Square in River Ranch, it’s best
to walk up Stonemont Road to Camellia Blvd. The 1 Mile starts at that intersection on the City Club side
of Camellia Blvd. Download Course Map
How will I know where to line up for the 5K start?
From Town Square in River Ranch, we
recommend you take Silverstone Road to Camellia Blvd. The 5K starts on the overpass on the tennis court side of
Camellia Blvd. Download Course Map
Volunteers holding pace signs will be placed within the starting area
so you can line up according to your estimated finishing race time. We ask that
you allow the competitive runners to line up towards the front while our
walkers, families, and children in strollers line up towards the back. (Remember, with chip timing at the
start and finish, your actual start time will be captured when you cross the
How will my run/walk time be recorded?
uses start/finish chip timing, which is a digital capture of individual start
and finish times. Each race bib
will have two disposable chips taped on the back. (Please do not remove the
chips.) The start and finish lines have mats
that you will cross. The timing chips will register your time as you cross the
mats at both the start and finish lines.
Will all participants be timed?
We are excited to offer
this benefit to all participants ages 6 &
up. Children 5
& under will not be timed. Participants who wish to be timed MUST
BE REGISTERED BY 6:00PM. Anyone who registers after 6pm will not be timed nor eligible for race awards, but will receive a race bib.
Can I participate in both the 1 Mile and 5K events?
Yes; however, if you participate in both and your time is fast enough to place in the 1 Mile race, you will not be eligible for awards in the 5K race.
Will water be provided along the course?
Yes, three water stations will be provided along the course. (1 mile, 2 mile & finish line)
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, we just ask that you line up towards
the back. Any child riding in a
stroller should be a registered participant for safety purposes. Please note that children 5 & under
will not be timed.
Are dogs, roller skates, skateboards, or bikes allowed on the course?
No, anything with four legs or wheels
(besides strollers) should be left at home. Our insurance does not allow us to permit these on the race
What is packet pick-up?
This is a designated time and place to
pick up your race bib with disposable timing chips, race shirt, gleaux gear,
and other information about the event. All registered participants will need to pick up their
packet. Participants ARE allowed
to pick up packets for other participants.
When can I pick up my packet?
Race packets will be available for pick-up
during the following times:
- Tuesday, Nov 24th from 10am - 6pm at Miles Perret Cancer Services
- Wednesday, Nov 25th from 9am - 12pm at Miles Perret Cancer Services
- Wednesday, Nov 25th starting at 4:30pm at Town Square River Ranch (Pre-Registration tent)
Perret Cancer Services is located at
2130 Kaliste Saloom Road (corner of W. Martial and Kaliste Saloom Road).
Am I allowed to pick up my friend’s packet?
Participants ARE allowed to pick up packets for other
How will I make sure I get
the correct t-shirt size?
T-shirts are given out on a first
come, first serve basis in terms of size
and while supplies last. So, make
sure to pick up your packet early!
happens if it rains?
This event will
occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.
In that event, there will be no refunds; rather, your entry fee will be used as
a donation to Miles Perret Cancer Services. Thank you for supporting families fighting cancer in
Is there a post race party in Town Square?
Yes! The post race party will include music, food & drinks,
awards, a Kids Zone, and a photo opportunity. Download Town Square event map
Can non-race participants purchase food and drinks?
Additional food/drink wristbands can be purchased for $5.00 each and entitles the purchaser to one complimentary serving of a food item and two servings of drinks (water, soft drinks, sweet tea, lemonade, coffee, or hot chocolate). Food/drink wristbands can be purchased
in advance at Packet Pickup or at the Wristband Tent in Town Square starting at
4:30pm. (Don’t forget that registered participants will receive a food/drink wristband in their registration packet.)
What is the Kids Zone? Is there a
Yes, we have a Kids Zone intended for ages
12 and under. Activities include a
giant slide, gleaux crafts, face painting, and more! The Kids Zone opens at 5:00pm.
All children need a wristband to participate in Kid
Zone activities. Wristbands are $5.00 each
and can be purchased in advance at
Packet Pick-up or at the Wristband Tent in Town Square starting at 4:30pm.Download a Town Square Event Map
Can my friends and family watch the race?
Absolutely! We welcome your friends and family members to come out and
cheer for you along the course or even hang out at the post race party.
What awards are given on race night?
Awards are given to the fastest
participants and largest team.
What are the race award categories?
Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place 1 Mile
participants by gender.
Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place 5K
participants by gender as follows:
- Overall Master (ages 40-49)
- Overall Grand Master (ages 50 and over)
- Ages 6-8
- Ages 9-11
- Ages 12-14
- Ages 15-19
- Ages 20-29
- Ages 30-39
- Ages 40-49
- Ages 50-59
- Ages 60 and over
What team awards are given?
Awards are given for the largest team and
the team that raises the largest amount of fundraising dollars.
TEAM INFORMATION: Visit our 2015 Team Information page