Join us for the first annual Mardi Gras Mile. This fun race will take place along the parade route in the middle of the New Bern Mardi Gras Festival with the crowds cheering you on. Wear your best Mardi Gras attire to join the celebration. Come early before the race or stick around after for live music, vendors, and food trucks. Prizes for first place finishers and a chance to ride in the Mardi Gras Parade for those in costume.
Proceeds of this race will benefit the We Can Be Association and the New Bern Mardi Gras Committee. The We Can Be Association is a local non-profit that provides funding for equipment and therapy to exceptional children in Eastern NC.
Registration: $20 per participant until 1/18/2023, then increases to $25 per participant until race day on 2/18/2023.
• 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Overall, Male & Female
• 1st Overall Mardi Gras Attire, Male & Female (ride in the parade with a guest)
• Top 3 in Age Group, Male & Female:
Under 10, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Giveaway: Race registration includes a customized Mardi Gras bead and a drink ticket to redeem at the festival.