The Run4Beads is the only Mardi Gras Run & Festival in the Hampton Roads area. Dress up in your favorite Mardi Gras costume and run in the Geaux for the Gold 10K, Fat Tuesday 5K or the Crawfish Crawl 1K! Runners (or walkers) of all levels are welcome. The Crawfish Crawl is designed for groups with young children.
After the run, enjoy delicious refreshments and great jazz music at the Mardi Gras Festival in Historic Downtown Smithfield. The festival is open to the public.
The race course begins in Downtown Smithfield at Joyner's Field, behind the Arts Center at 319 Main Street, and continues through Windsor Castle Park, returning to Downtown Smithfield at The Smithfield Times where the Festival begins.