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Spirit of Acadiana: 18th Annual Camellia Crossing Gleaux Run

Race held on Thanksgiving Eve
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Posted at 9:06 PM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 06:58:42-05

Miles Perret Cancer Services says that registration is still open for their Annual Camellia Crossing Gleaux Run.

The event is returning to its traditional format this Thanksgiving Eve after being held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Camellia Crossing: Acadiana's Gleaux Run will take place at 5:30 pm on November 24, Thanksgiving Eve, at Town Square in River Ranch. The nighttime 1-mile walk and 5K run is expected to fill Camellia Boulevard with gleauxing runners and walkers.

"This is actually our 18th annual Camellia Crossing and the best part about it is the registration fee not only includes registration into the event, but includes a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt, a bunch of glow swag as we call it, and a bunch of extra sussies to get everyone ready for the night," said Sherry Hernandez, Miles Perret Cancer Services Community Liaison.

Dollars raised from the Camellia Crossing will help to pay for things like transportation, supplies, supplements and all kinds of costs incurred by cancer patients. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome.

"It is a certified race, so for our runners it's a certified course," said Hernandez. "And we actually give different colored bibs to the runners; that allows them to stand out and kind of start at the front of the pack."

Runners, walkers, joggers, and the public can show up, enjoy their time at the after the race party.

"It's not just a 5K or a one-mile walk; we have a pre-race party, we have a kid zone set-up and of course, after the event, everyone returns to the center of Town Square in River Ranch for what we call our official Gleaux Run After-Party," said Hernandez.

Runners and walkers are invited to sign up as a team or as individuals and take part in the event’s GLEAUX theme. Participants are encouraged to show their support for MPCS by wearing things that glow, light up, blink, and flash.

To register for the event, visit or call 337-984-1920.

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