Tour des Atakapas

the official Run of

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

2017 Registration is now available!

3mi  ~  5mi  ~  7mi

If you love Festivals Acadiens et Créoles as much as we do then you will love the Tour des Atakapas race! Celebrating our Cajun & Creole heritage is important to maintaining our culture in south Louisiana.  The run is a joint coordinated project between TRAIL and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles.  The run raises money to invest back into the parks and recreational facilities in our communities.

$45o in prizes for top finishers! Compliments of Geaux Run.

$45o in prizes for top finishers! Compliments of Geaux Run.

Le Courir des Cadiens

Tour des Atakapas is the first race of three in the Le Courir des Cadiens series which includes the Cajun Country Run (half marathon, 10k and 5k) and finishes with Zydeco Marathon & Half.  

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles starts on October 13th and jams until the 16th.

FRIDAY PACKET PICK UP: Early packet pickup on Friday October 14th from 10:00am to 6:00pm at Geaux Run (906 Harding St. Lafayette, LA 337-706-8763). Geaux Run is 2 blocks from Festival.  After you check-in pickup your packet you will have a gift certificate for $17 to spend at the FAetC merchandise tent or on beverage tickets.  

PARKING: Primary parking is available at 901 Wilson (the old Park Place Surgery Center) located between Girard Park and the start/finish line.  You can also park along the streets of the Oil Center.  Regardless you will have the best parking spots around since you are getting to FAetC early.

DAY OF REGISTRATION & CHECK IN: Begins at 6:30a at the pavilion in Girard Park where the post race food & beverages will be.

RESTROOMS: There will be portable toilets near the pavilion in Girard Park and throughout the park.  There will be two restrooms at the intersection of Wilson St. and Travis St. near primary parking.  On the course there are public restrooms we will stock with toilet paper in Beaver Park near the boat landing and before the 3 mile turn around & near the tennis courts where the 5 & 7 mile courses split.

START TIME: All three races will start at 8:30am. 

START LOCATION: Corner of Harding Street & Travis Street (near Geaux Run).

POST RACE PARTY: Start in the pavilion in Girard park with plenty of beverage and food for the runners.  The party continues in Girard Park with Festivals Acadiens et Créoles with the first bands starting at 9:30a

ROUTES: 3.5 miles, 5.1 miles & 7.6 miles.  All races are road races on open roads (expect vehicles on the course).  The 7.6 mile course has about 1 mile of cross country running along the Vermilion River.

Price: $35 until 4/30 |  $45 until 10/13 | Day of TBA

Registration:  1) laTRAIL.org or 2) Eventbrite.com or 3) Active.com

SWAG: 

  • $17 gift certificate for official Festivals Acadiens et Créoles merchandise or can be used for FAetC beverage tickets
  • The finishers' medal is a locally produced metallic fiddle.  
  • Plenty of Coca-Cola products, Schilling products, and FOOD!!!

WHY: Proceeds will be used by TRAIL and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles to invest in Acadiana area parks and recreational facilities.

REFUND POLICY:  Registrations are non-refundable at this point.  We do allow for registration fees to be rolled forward to a future event.  The request for a registration to roll forward must be made 2 weeks before the start of the event in writing to info@latrail.org.  A registration that is rolled forward and not subject to a cash refund in the future event even if the refund policy for that event permits on.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  The events will take place in rain and other weather conditions.  If for some extraneous reason, such as severe weather, then we will first try to reschedule the event.  If we cancel the event for that year all together then we will refund participants to the best of our ability.

Parking is available throughout the oil center.  The primary parking lot is located at 901 Wilson St. (formerly Park Place Surgery).  Thank you to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center for allowing us to use this location.

Parking is available throughout the oil center.  The primary parking lot is located at 901 Wilson St. (formerly Park Place Surgery).  Thank you to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center for allowing us to use this location.

The Tour des Atakapas finishers fiddle are made in Lafayette.  Fabricated by Mezco Fabricators & completed with help from Arc of Acadiana clients.

The Tour des Atakapas finishers fiddle are made in Lafayette.  Fabricated by Mezco Fabricators & completed with help from Arc of Acadiana clients.