Race participants should register at www.mardi-gras.competitor.com, then pick up their race packets at a two-day health and fitness expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (900 Convention Center Blvd.) on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27. The expo, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, includes more than 100 exhibitors who will display the latest in running and fitness fashions and equipment, as well as exhibits and interactive clinics, health and nutritional products and information, samples and more. The expo is free and open to the pubic. Race packets include a number for each runner, a timing tag, race T-shirt and goodie bag.
A concert after the race will feature Sister Hazel and Cowboy Mouth and is free to race participants and volunteers. — Kandace Power Graves