Family Fun Eat & Run 5K Event a Big Success

Area Children's Museums Fundraising Event

NOGS, as a member of PIPE (Petroleum Industry Promoting Education), was a sponsor of this inaugural family event held in City Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016. It was held on the Festival Grounds across the street from the location of the future Louisiana Children’s Museum’s Early Learning Center, which is scheduled to begin construction later this year. The proceeds of the event are to be shared by the LCM, the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany in Covington and the Bayou Country Children’s Museum in Thibodeaux.

A total of 385 entrants participated in the event with many family and friends supporting their favorite runners. There was bountiful food and beverages supplied by many industry service companies for all to enjoy, plus three bounce houses to keep the small tykes entertained. Of course, the weather could not have been better with a cool morning and low humidity. New Orleans Running Systems provided the professional touches for the races including registration and run time results. Major thanks to Rick Fowler, of LLOG Exploration, who was the coordinator of the event and to the many STEM participants and volunteers who truly made it such a big success.