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The Pink Bra Run is Back!
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Pink Bra Run

Saturday, May 7
Route Starts and Ends at the
Jefferson Memorial at Gretna City Hall
740 2nd St, Gretna, LA 70053

6 AM Registration/Bib Pick-up
7 AM Start for Competitive Timed Run
8 AM Start for Fun Run/Walk

 

As quirky New Orleans events go, this one's a standout! Picture a sea of walkers and runners (and even pooches!) – all wearing bedazzled pink bras – completing a 5K course atop the Mississippi River levee, with the iconic New Orleans skyline in the background! 

The Pink Bra Run is more than a 5K race. It’s a Saturday morning festival in beautiful Old Gretna that benefits breast cancer research!
 
Organized by Krewe de Pink, a local non-profit that raises funds to support breast cancer research and those battling the disease, the Pink Bra Run benefits Tulane Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Program.
 
Last year, due to COVID restrictions, the event went virtual and attracted runners from Sweden, England, Abu Dhabi, Scotland and Puerto Rico in addition to the U.S.  This year's hybrid format will allow supporters from across the globe to participate virtually once again.
 
“We are excited to work with sponsors and volunteers who want to make a difference by supporting breast cancer research, and we look forward to the day when we can finally put an end to this disease that affects so many of our friends and family,” said Greg Cantrell, Krewe de Pink president.
 
In addition to the 5K / 3.1 mile levee walk/run that begins and ends in historic Old Gretna, the event features a "Best Decorated Bra" contest (for registered participants 21 and up) and an after-party with food, beverages, music and street dancing. All ages are welcome to register for this Mother’s Day weekend event.
 
Event Details
 
Route
Starting and ending at the Jefferson Memorial in front of Gretna City Hall, 740 2nd St, Gretna, LA 70053 (look for the pink signs!), the Pink Bra Run offers some of the most beautiful views of the New Orleans skyline and the Crescent City Connection in the area.
 
Entry Fees
Adult (Thru May 6th at noon) - $35
Race Day - $40
 
Youth (13 years of age and younger, Thru May 6 at noon) - $20
Race Day - $25
 
Family Tickets (2 Adults and 2 Youths, Thru May 6 at noon) - $100
Race Day - $125.
 
T-Shirts
Each paid participant may elect to add a race t-shirt for an additional $5 (for in-person participants only). Virtual participants can add a t-shirt for $10 (includes postage for U.S. shipping only). Please ensure the t-shirt purchase amount is added to your order and specify the size when completing the form. Other t-shirts can be ordered for $15 each. A limited number will be sold on Race Day.
 
Awards
There will be first-, second-, and third-place overall finisher awards for both males and females for 7 AM starters only. Participants at the 8am start time are not eligible for finisher's awards. There will also be first-place youth male and female awards (13 years and younger) for 7AM starters only. First-place male and female overall finishers will receive a special "decorated bra" prize.
 
Post-Race Events
Traditional red beans & rice, jambalaya, beer and refreshments will be served to all race participants. Awards will be presented and the best decorated bra contest will be held. This is all followed by music and dancing.
 
Parking
Free parking is available in the parking lot on the corner of Huey P. Long and 2nd Street.
 
Bib Pick-Up / Registration
Race bib pick-up and event-day registration will take place near the Jefferson Memorial at Gretna City Hall starting at 6 AM on event day.
 
For Virtual Participants
Once registered on Eventbrite, your bib number will be assigned. You're encouraged to print out and wear your bib to show observers that you are participating in a registered race. Use your favorite fitness app – Fitbit, Motion X, Strava, etc. – to log your run or walk for distance, time and route. Save the information on a screenshot (optional) and visit the race website to complete the run form once your event is completed. Your run/walk must be done and submitted by May 7th at 9 p.m. Don't forget to send us your pictures!! Tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or your platform of choice – #PBR2022, #PinkBraRun.
 
Additional Info
For additional information or to register, please visit www.KrewedePink.org or click here.