Courir du Festival goes Virtual in 2021

Runners can begin racing now until April 25
Posted at 5:50 AM, Apr 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 08:48:50-04

The Courir du Festival virtual 5k has begun, and organizers are challenging 2021 runners to "make their own adventure" with the chance to choose anywhere in the world to run the 5K.

The Courir 5K race can be completed anytime during Festival week, from April 19, 2021 through April 25, 2021.

Late registration for the 5K began on April 1, 2021 and is continuing until April 24. The cost to register is now $40.

"That's the perfect thing about a 5k that its not long enough to be too painful or a drag, walk if you have to. Enjoy it! It's a fun race!" says Matthew Guidry who has run the race more than 10 times over the years.

He and his wife are getting a team together to run the traditional route, and if you get a team to run there are some potential prizes to win.

You can win a prize for biggest team, the route farthest away from Lafayette or the most creative route.

For more information on deadlines, race dates, and packet pickups, visit