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Mardi Gras 2012
Krewe du Lac
News Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Bay Area Houston, Texas - The Galloway Gallop Mardi Gras Fun Run returns to Kemah on Saturday, February 11, 2012! The run begins at 8 am with a certified 10K and 5K race, followed by a Kid K dash at 9 am.

This is the tenth year for the popular fun run, which benefits The Galloway School, an accredited, non-denominational, non-profit private school for grades PK-3 through 8th located in Friendswood, TX.  The race will be held in conjunction with Kemah's official Krewe du Lac Mardi Gras festival, kicking off a day full of Mardi Gras fun.  The Kemah Mardi Gras street parade will follow the run at 11 am beginning at the corner of 5th Street and Bradford Street. Details of the Mardi Gras schedule can be found at (

As always, the Galloway Gallop features a beautiful scenic course, great prizes and a fantastic finish-line party that includes refreshments, music and children's activities, including crafts and Sandy Candy.  Over the past ten years, this has become known as one of the most family friendly and fun races in the Bay Area

This year, electronic chip timing will again be offered in response to previous participant feedback.  Cash prizes of 75.00 will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers in both the 5K and 10K races, and special awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of 13 age categories for the 5K and 10K races. Costume and door prizes will also be given throughout the event and each child who participates in the Kid K race will be given a medal! 

The entry fee is $20 for the 5K and 10K runs or $15 for the Kid K and includes a colorful Galloway Gallop fun run t-shirt and a race packet. After January 27 2012, fees increase to $25 and $20 respectively. Participants may register online at or by downloading a form from the Events page at  More information is also available online, by calling The Galloway School at 281-338-9510, or by email at

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