Saturday, October 8 was the Voice of the Wetlands 10k and 5k race. It is in its third year. However, the race is part of a larger event that has been going on since 2004. This would be known as the Voice of the Wetlands festival. This free festival, held at Southdown Plantation, features local musicians and Cajun food. It was started by Tab Benoit, the blues singer who was born in Houma, LA.
The festival raises awareness about our coastal erosion and is a nonprofit event. It is run by many volunteers. If you would like to know more information about the event (so you can come next year!), check out the website here.
People bring blankets and family to listen to the musicians.
The race was a RRCA regional championship.
The medals were beautiful.
My husband placed 1st in his age group of 20-29 for the 5k race. He also placed third overall male in that category.
The divisions were in five-year increments for the 10k race.
I don’t have the statistics of how many people did the 5k versus how many people did the 10k.
And this post would not be complete if I didn’t show off the awesome tech-tee we all received.
So next year, if you’re looking for not only a good race, but a good TIME, come on down to the Voice of the Wetlands festival!