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Getting In Shape After Mardi Gras

If you celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans, that means you inevitably ate lots of king cake and probably indulged in some adult beverages. While both are delicious, they aren’t exactly the best for the old waist line. That’s why many running races are strategically scheduled shortly after Carnival season in the Greater New Orleans area. In addition to the state of the art gyms at many 1st Lake Properties communities, residents can work off the calories by training for a variety of races.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon takes place in New Orleans on Sunday, February 28, 2016, offering a full marathon, a half marathon and a two person half marathon relay. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is unique because there are live music and cheer squads to motivate you along the race course. Registration is available online.

The Crescent City Classic is another popular annual New Orleans road race which takes place the Saturday before Easter.. This year’s event will happen on Saturday, March 26, 2016. It starts in front of the home of the New Orleans Saints, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and ends at the beautiful City Park. The CCC is a great New Orleans tradition, now in its 36th year.

Tenants of our Baton Rouge apartments will want to check out the Louisiana Marathon which brings together nearly 8,300 participants from around the state and beyond. This race offers a variety of lengths, including a full marathon, half marathon, 5K and a kid’s event. It takes place on January 15-17, 2016 in Baton Rouge.