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Corporate runners

Join the thousands who participate each year in this race.

WHAT: 25th annual Providence Corporate Cup 5K Run/Walk.

WHEN: 9 a.m. March 23

WHERE: Downtown and Mid City.


LAGNIAPPE: Take part in the event as an individual or company. There will be free food, drink and musical entertainment, along with tent and T-shirt decorating contests. Proceeds go to the Big Buddy Program and Mid City Redevelopment Alliance.

Foam Fest

Get dirty and clean all in one run. And have a great time along the way.

WHAT: 5K Foam Fest.

WHEN: March 23. Various starting times.

WHERE: Tiki Tubing, 33203 La. 1019, Denham Springs.


LAGNIAPPE: An event unlike any other, this run takes you through foam, mud and water. Costumes are welcome. Bring a towel and clean clothes. Other activities include foam pits, bounce houses and vendor booths. A portion of the proceeds goes to Special Olympics Louisiana.

Seize the Day

Join in for this fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana.

WHAT: Seize the Day 5K/1-Mile Fun Run.

WHEN: 8 a.m. April 6.

WHERE: LSU Old Front Nine.


LAGNIAPPE: Event includes run, prizes, food and entertainment.

Hat Run

Pull on your hat and get running to fight skin cancer.

WHAT: The Lauren Savoy Olinde Hat Run, 5K and 1 mile.

WHEN: 8 a.m. April 6.

WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road.


LAGNIAPPE: Held in honor of Lauren Savoy Olinde, who lost her battle with melanoma, the 5K and 1-mile fun run will feature free skin cancer screenings, a kids activity tent, skin cancer education, live music, food and fun.

Active for Autism

Here’s a chance to support the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, a program offered through Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge Area.

WHAT: Fourth annual Active for Autism 5K Run/Walk.

WHEN: 8 a.m. April 13.

WHERE: Independence Boulevard.

REGISTRATION & INFO: (click on the flyer) or call (225) 216-7474.

LAGNIAPPE: It costs about $2.3 million to rear a child with autism compared to $290,000 for a child without it. Proceeds from this event support the Resource Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which provides individualized services, information and support for individuals and families.

Make a Difference

This bike ride and run is in memory of 14-year-old student athlete Burke Cobb who died in 2012 of sudden cardiac arrest.

WHAT: One Can Make a Difference Charity Ride and Run, 30-mile bike ride, 5K Family Bike Ride and 5K run.

WHEN: 8 a.m. April 13.

WHERE: Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales.


LAGNIAPPE: This East Ascension High School fundraiser is aimed at preventing student athletes from falling victim to sudden cardiac failure. All proceeds go to the Living4Burke Foundation,, named for the young student athlete who died. The event also will include food, inflatables, CPR demonstrations and strategies on how to respond to emergencies.

The Color Run

Are you ready for the craziest, most colorful 5K of your life? Then sign up.

WHAT: The Color Run 5K.

WHEN: 10 a.m. April 20.

WHERE: Downtown Baton Rouge.


LAGNIAPPE: This event focuses less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Wear a white shirt and at each kilometer of the event you’re blitzed with a natural and safe color. Participate as an individual or team.

Get Your Rear in Gear

Join this event to help fight colon cancer.

WHAT: Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run.

WHEN: April 21 (7 a.m. registration; 8:30 kids run; 9 a.m. 5K).

WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road.


LAGNIAPPE: Run, walk, form a team or volunteer at this event. Funds raised will be used to increase awareness and help fight colon cancer.

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