Location: White Oak Church Trailhead at 1305 White Oak Church Rd. Apex
Celebrate Mardi Gras with a 5K/10K run on the American Tobacco Trail
one month before the ATT marathon
Run for a great cause: Zoe Empowers
Our goal is to impact 250,000 orphaned children and vulnerable youth by the end of 2025. 150+million children worldwide are orphaned or acting as caregivers for compromised adults. We empower child-headed households to overcome poverty and move beyond charity.
Through a three-year, locally-led program, participants become safe and healthy, skilled for long-term success, and able to lead meaningful lives within a supportive community.Fun for the family!
Lots of unique, custom race awards!
- Bounce Houses
- Free kids dash for Mardi Gras beads
- Heaters and warm drinks (coffee and cocoa)
- Mardi Gras costume contest (family friendly costumes only please)
- Music and food trucks
- Runners will get long-sleeved tech shirts, Mardi Gras goodie bags, and finisher medals.
- Runners over 21 will get a complimentary beer at our after party.
Top awards will feature original race art from well-known local artist, Jeff Christian. Keep an eye on the race website and social media for teasers!
Both 5K & 10K
- 3 overall Male and Female
- 1st overall M&F Master (age 40+)
- 1st overall M&F Grand Master (age 50+)
- 1st overall M&F Senior Grand Master (age 60+)
- Top 3 M&F 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
- Top 3 M&F 14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65
- Through Dec 31: $30
- Jan 1 - Feb 9: $35
- Race Day: $40
- Through Dec 31: $35
- Jan 1 - Feb 9: $40
- Race Day: $45
Registration includes a long sleeve tech shirt, goodie bag with a Mardi Gras theme, finisher medal, and a post-race party at Bottle Theory. Runners over 21 will receive a beer at the after party.Race Logistics:
Parking: We have arranged for parking at White Oak Elementary School, .4 miles from the race at 1512 White Oak Church Rd. A complementary shuttle will be provided.
Dog Policy: We love dogs but we have a narrow start so to ensure everyone's safety, our insurance has advised us not to allow dogs.
Early Packet Pick-up
: Friday evening at Bottle Theory, 3675 Green Level West Rd, Apex, time TBD.Race Day Schedule:
8:00 am - Late Registration and Packet Pick-up
9:00 am - 10K start (Start and finish line are in the parking area, with a left turn at the trailhead)
9:15 am - 5K start (Save Start and finish at the 10K but with a right turn at the trailhead)
10:00 am - Free Kids Dash for Mardi Gras Beads
10:15 am - Costume Contest at Zoe Empowers Tent near the stage
11:00 am - After party at Bottle Theory, 1 mile from the Parking Area, 3675 Green Level Church W Rd., Apex.
Bottle Theory has a family friendly vibe with both an indoor area and a heated outdoor area. Food trucks are TBD. Use your bib tag to claim your free beer before 2:00 pm.