BATON ROUGE – Members of the LSU Track & Field program took part in this year’s Harvest Festival on False River 5k Nut Run last weekend as the men’s and women’s sprinters, hurdlers and throwers helped support local farmers in Point Coupee Parish during the annual event held in downtown New Roads, La., last Saturday.
The three-day Harvest Festival featured locally, regionally, and nationally-recognized musicians, arts and crafts vendors, fine cuisine, carnival rides and other special attractions including the 5k Nut Run.
LSU’s track and field athletes were stationed at the finish line of the 5k Nut Run to encourage runners in the final stretch of the race and pass out water to runners as they finished their run. Entry fee proceeds for this year’s 5k Nut Run will be donated to local charities in Point Coupee Parish and its surrounding communities.
Communications Officer Lauren Jones of Main Street Manager in New Roads said, “Their presence was very encouraging and exciting for the kids and to the variety of running groups in our area.”