Santa on Trails 5K Run/Walk
    Dates: December 7, 2024
    Time: Check in 7-8:45 AM, Race 9 AM-12 PM. Register by December 7
    Price: Free for spectators (+$3 park entry fee); fees for participants vary
    Address: 62883 Hwy. 1089, Mandeville, LA 70448
    Phone: (504) 390-8807

Come and run/walk this 5K (3 miles) in a Santa suit! This event is not only a Q50 trail race, it's also a toy drive for the New Orleans Mission shelter, and takes place in Mandeville's beautiful Fontainebleau State Park on Saturday, December 7, 2024. Admission is free for spectators (+$3 park entrance fee).

Proceeds of the event benefit the New Orleans Mission shelter and the children housed through the Mission. Participants must bring a new, unwrapped toy (price does not matter) for the children at the shelter. Learn more about the New Orleans Mission at

Refreshments for race participants will be provided by the New Orleans Mission. All ages welcome. All participants who register at least two weeks in advance will receive race swag, including a cool t-shirt, food and refreshments from the New Orleans Mission, a handmade medal, and lots of hugs and smiles.

Race and registration information available at
Runners' packet pick-up is 7:30-8:45 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. Get details on the course and all requirements when you register. Race day registrations will be accepted.

As this 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. Runners must bring their own bottles. Every runner must carry out their trash (granola bar wraps, gel packs, paper, etc) and deposit it in the proper places at the finish line. For safety reasons, companions, friends or family will only be able to assist runners at the start/finish line, and if you don't feel well, don't come. No vehicles will be permitted to accompany any runner at any time during the race.

Photos: Q50 website

62883 Hwy. 1089
Tel: (985) 624-4443
Historic park offers 2,800 acres with beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain. Established in 1942, and added to the National… Read More
Santa on Trails 5K Run/Walk
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  • Fontainebleau State Park
  • Free for spectators (+$3 park entry fee); fees for participants vary