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The Mardi Gras! Fun Run 5k - Jolly Jester Jaunt sends a sea of costumed runners and walkers through the Historic Strand District. Starting and ending under the Mardi Gras Arch in front of The Tremont House, a slightly less than five-kilometer path brims with bouncing jester hats and good cheer.
In keeping with the theme, the run ends the same way it begins: in celebration. Musicians play across multiple stages, parades march down the street, and beer booths keep libations flowing. At the Trolley Station's balcony, attendees can even become part of the entertainment by performing tricks in hopes of winning Mardi Gras beads from the crowd or discovering undying respect for themselves.