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The 5K will run through the campuses of St. John Paul II school and St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, NC. The run will combine both road and trail components. Event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels.  Your dogs are welcome to run along as long as they are on a leash.

The Kids Run for the Beads will be two events, a 10 min. run for age 7 and under and 15 min. for ages 8 and up. The runners will receive a string of beads for each lap that they complete during the time allotted.

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Come out and show off your inner “King Rex” or Mardi Gras joker. There will be prizes for the Best Costume and Best Mask.

We hope to continue to encourage health and fitness among children, families and the entire community with our events and others like it throughout the year.Proceeds will go to St. John Paul II Catholic School to benefit its athletic and physical education programs. The goal of both of these programs is to establish and improve healthy lifestyles of our students.

Packet Pickup:

Pre-Race: Friday, February 24th, 6-8pm at St. John Paul II School 2922 Camp Easter Rd, Southern Pines

Race Day: Saturday February 25th, 8-9:15 at St. John Paul II School 2922 Camp Easter Rd, Southern Pines

Event details and schedule

Mardi Gras Miles 5K will start on the St. John Paul II School campus at 9:30AM.

Kids Run for the Beads will begin with the youngest runners at 10:30AM, followed by the older runners at 10:50AM.

Awards for best costume, best mask, and age group finishers will be given out at approximately 11:00AM.

There will be child care provided by our 8th grade students and parent volunteers for $5 per child.  Proceeds from child care will go to the 8th grade legacy gift to the school.

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