Since we’ve got the streets closed for the Parade, how about a timed one-miler right before our Parade? Down Wilson Blvd, and then back up the hill? It turns out it’s exactly one mile from Don Tito’s to Cardinal Bank, & back!
With your DC Road Runners race bib, you get an official time, Mardi Gras Beads, a generic mask, free admission to the Mardi Gras Ball, great live entertainment by Smokey the DJ, and the best-dressed runners compete for King & Queen of the Ball! (Sorry, we don’t have an event T-shirt for this race).
Feel free to dress expressively and bring your own mask! Pink hats are welcome! The Mardi Gras Parade is inclusive and family friendly, so register to run, come to the ball, and put your dancing shoes on!