Q50 Races Run to the Hills
    Dates: June 15, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Price: Free for spectators + $3 park entry fee. Fees for race participants
    Location: Bogue Chitto State Park
    Address: 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, LA 70438
    Phone: (504) 390-8807

Q50 Races presents Run to the Hills, Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton. Run to the Hills is a 5 or 10 mile race on a scenic, dirt course with small hills. Refreshments will be provided by the New Orleans Mission shelter to race participants (only) and the Northshore Off-Road Bicycling Association (NORBA) will be hosting a Summer Jam & Ride after the race at 3 p.m. (For information on NORBA, visit www.norbatrails.org.)

Admission for spectators is free, plus the $3 park entrance fee. Proceeds of the event benefit the New Orleans Mission shelter and the children housed through the Mission. Learn more about the New Orleans Mission at https://neworleansmission.org.

Runners fees are, for the 5-Miler, $50 ($60 after May 29), and for the 10-Miler, $60 ($65 after May 29), plus the park entry fee (please bring exact amount). To register, and for more information, visit https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=111707.

The start of the race is at the Mountain Bike Trail Parking lot. Coming into the park, take the first right and follow the road until you see a Q50 flag on the right side. Registration/packet pick-up is 6:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m., followed by a race meeting at 7:45. Both the 5 mile and 10 mile races start at 8 a.m.

Bug spray are a must, and runners should be prepared for hot weather. And, as it is a trail race, no dogs, pacers, baby strollers, bicycles or earphones will be permitted. There will be no aid stations on the course, only water stations where water will be provided; however, bottles and cups will not.

Bogue Chitto State Park is located at 17049 State Park Blvd, Franklinton, LA  70438. From I-12, take US 190 north to Hwy. 25. Travel approximately 20 miles, then turn right onto State Park Blvd. The entrance to the park is one mile on the left. GPS Coordinates:  N 30.767527983, W -90.1573070.

For more information, go to www.q50races.com or call Cesar Torres at (504) 390-8807.

Photo: Q50 Facebook page

Q50 Races Run to the Hills
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  • Bogue Chitto State Park
  • Free for spectators + $3 park entry fee. Fees for race participants