Pull out those running shoes! There are three runs this weekend, April 28 and 29: the Seize the Day 5K and Fun Run, Baton Rouge Take Steps, and All Paws on Deck—Walk for Pet Cancer Awareness. Each benefits a different cause.
Run in support of the Epilepsy Foundation at Seize the Day Saturday
The Seize the Day 5K and Fun Run, which benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana, will be held Saturday, April 28.
The run, now in its 14th year, is the largest epilepsy awareness event in the state. With a 5K and a 1-mile fun run, Seize the Day accommodates experienced and amateur runners alike.
After the race, stick around for a post-run party, which includes live music, food and beverages, games and prizes.
Registration is $30 and can be completed here.
The Seize the Day 5K and Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at LSU Old Front Nine at Nicholson Drive and Nicholson Drive Extension.
Baton Rouge Take Steps benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Sunday
Take steps to end Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis at Baton Rouge Take Steps this Sunday, April 29.
Take Steps is a noncompetitive race event with a route of about 2 miles. The walk is similar to a festival, complete with live music, food, children’s entertainment and educational materials.
The walk benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, which is dedicated to providing breakthrough research, public and professional education, and patient support services in communities across the nation.
Throughout the year, participants have been raising money for the foundation. Take Steps serves as an opportunity for them to come together and celebrate their fundraising achievements.
Baton Rouge Take Steps is 2-5 p.m. this Sunday, April 29, at A. Z. Young Park at 800 N. Third St. downtown.
Support pups at All Paws on Deck—Walk for Pet Cancer Awareness Sunday
Walk to end pet cancer at the fourth annual All Paws on Deck—Walk for Pet Cancer Awareness this Sunday, April 29.
The walk benefits the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Pet Cancer Research. In addition to the walk, the event will feature a pet fashion show, training demonstration, the BRPD K-9 team, cancer screenings, a pet photo booth and Patches the Fire Dog.
All Paws on Deck is organized by the local nonprofit Capital Area Animal Welfare Society. CAAWS will be honoring pets who have been lost to cancer, diagnosed with cancer or those who have survived cancer. But, all pets are welcome.
All Paws on Deck—Walk for Pet Cancer Awareness is 3-6 p.m. this Sunday, April 29, at the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.