best childrens hospitals, ochsnerOchsner presents the 4th Annual King Cake Festival on January 29, 2017 – a celebration benefiting babies and children at Ochsner! Held in Champions Square, join us to taste king cakes from the finest bakeries, enjoy live music and support pediatric programs! More information coming soon.        Ochsner Hospital for Children


And You’re Invited!

The King Cake Festival is FREE and open to the public


  • Courses: Both the Rep Run and Fun Run courses start/end on the Exterior Plaza level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome near Gate D. The 4.5k Rep Run is 2.8 miles & includes 9 unique workout stations with 25 reps at each, led by Ochsner Fitness Center instructors. The family fun run/walk is 1 mile around the Dome’s plaza level + up and down the ramps at Gate C.
  • Registration: 2 races for the price of 1! Entry fees are $25 for adults and $15 for kids prior to race day or $30/$20 the day of. Registration includes: entry to both races*, a bib number, t-shirt and 5 free tasting tickets for adult registrants/5 game tickets for youth registrants (*you do not need to compete in both events, but there is no discount if you are only participating in one).
  • Timing & Awards: the races will not be officially timed, but there will be clocks on the course. Awards will be given to the 1st overall and 1st youth male and female finishers of both races + to the groups with the best costumes and most decorated strollers! Awards include a YEAR supply of free Smoothie King, club level tickets to a 2017 Pelican’s game, plus more!
  • Post-Race: Taste Smoothie King’s Gladiator & King Cake Smoothies and other post-race snacks before indulging at the King Cake Festival, which opens at 10:30am.
  • Register Now:  Gladiator Rep Run Logo


  • What is King Cake Festival?

    King Cake Festival is an annual event where bakeries and New Orleans vendors come together to participate in a slice of history to help raise money for babies and children at Ochsner.

  • When and where is it held?

    It is held in Champion Square on Sunday January 29, 2017.

  • Does it cost to get in?

    King Cake Festival is a free event and open to the public.

  • What can I bring into the festival?

    Please support our cause and leave all outside food and beverages at the door. Also, no pets allowed.

  • Will there be ATMs if I run low on cash?

    There are several ATMs in Champion Square if you happen to be running low on cash.

  • How can my company become a sponsor?

    For sponsor information, please contact us at

    *NO PETS!

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