For the third consecutive year, the Flamingo Trot 5K trail run and 1 mile fun run will be held in the beautiful Lake Claiborne State Park on Saturday, December 8, 2018. If you cannot attend, don’t worry there is a Virtual option available! Flamingo Trot is a USATF sanctioned race event for which all the proceeds will be donated in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (“LLS”).
The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Last year, LLS awarded $76 million in grant funding to over 400 research programs. LLS-funded research has advanced treatments such as chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and lifesaving “smart” drugs which have become standard therapies for many other cancers.
Flamingo Trot 5k Trail Run-
225 State Park Road
Homer, LA US 71040
Please Note- an entry fee of $3 per person is required to enter the Park.
Parking and Restrooms:
Parking and Restrooms are located at the Lake Claiborne Beach Area.
The course will be 3.1 miles using a mixture of road and trail along the beautiful Lake Claiborne in the Lake Claiborne State Park. The course will have some hills with highest elevation at approximately 322 ft. The course will be marked with Pink Flamingos and Pink ribbon/tape arrows on path.
5k:All finishers and virtual race participants will receive a wooden medallion medal. Awards for Overall Top Male & Female, Age Divisions Awards.
First Place for Male /Female Age Division Awards will be broken in to the following levels:
Ages 15 and under
Ages 70 and over
1Mile: All participants will receive Race shirt.
Chip Timing: To reduce overhead of race and be able to donate all proceeds to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society , the race will not be chip timed. All finishing times are taken manually and recorded by BIb number/Runner.
Packet Pick up:
Packet Pick Up will be Friday, Dec 7 at Lake Claiborne State Park from 1pm. to 6 p.m. and beginning at 7:30am on race event.
All virtual participants will be mailed medal and shirt by December 15 2018.
Schedule of Events Race Day
7:30 a.m. On-site packet pick up and registration
8:00 a.m. Registration closed for new sign ups
8:15 a.m. 5K participants line up at the start line for warm up
8:25 a.m. National Anthem / Prayer
8:30 a.m. 5K Trail run/walk starts
9:15 a.m. 1Mile Fun Run line up
9:30 a.m. 1Mile Fun Run starts
10:00 a.m. Awards
11:00 a.m. Race Closure