Freret 5K

Coming Spring 2018

Freret 5K 2015 Logo

The Junior League of New Orleans would like to thank everyone for their generous support of the 2016 Freret 5K. It was a fabulous event, bringing together local businesses, Freret neighbors, runners, and walkers to promote family fitness in our community.

Over 520 participants hit Freret Street for the morning’s festivities. After a half-mile fun run and 5K run/walk, everyone enjoyed a variety of refreshments from local restaurants and entertainment from the Tulane Jazz Band. Donations from JLNO members and the public sponsored nearly 100 youth runners.

Together, we raised $26,000 to advance the wellbeing of women. Your support helps continue our efforts to make this a marquee event within the Freret neighborhood for years to come. Registrations, business sponsorships, and donations combine with 45,000 hours of direct volunteer service by JLNO members to impact the lives of those in Metropolitan New Orleans.

Click here to read a full press release about the community impact of JLNO’s 2016 Freret 5K.

Beginning and ending at JLNO’s Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop, this 5K and half-mile fun run:

  • showcases a vibrant economic corridor,
  • promotes family fitness, and
  • raises funds for JLNO’s community projects and volunteer efforts.

For over 55 years, JLNO’s Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Store has been a cornerstone of the ever-evolving Freret Street Corridor.  The Freret 5K, which begins and ends at Bloomin’ Deals, is another way JLNO supports the community while encouraging the health and wellness of the City’s citizens and businesses. Proceeds benefit JLNO’s mission and community projects.

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2016 Sponsors

The following businesses are promoting health, fitness, and our community while supporting an organization striving to Advance the Wellbeing of Women.

Grand Champion Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor


Bronze Sponsors

Bright Eyes Optique

Brown Sims, PC

Faux Pas Prints

Hour Blast

Kushner LaGraize, LLC

Magnolia Fleet, LLC

River Construction

Uptown Messenger

Friends of Freret

EY  |  Shields Mott

Academy Sports & Outdoors  |  All American Healthcare

Audubon Dermatology  |  Audubon Nature Institute  |  B Boutique

Barre3  |  Blaze Pizza  |  Blue Frog Chocolates

Cajun Spirits Distillery  |  Cure  |  Domino’s

Feet First  |  French Market Coffee  |  Freret Bike Shop

Freret Street Poboys & Donuts  |  Freret Street Yoga  |  High Hat

Kendra Scott  |  La Thai Uptown  |  Law Office of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr.

Life Yoga  |  Magnolia Phyiscal Therapy

Mignon for Children  |  Neighborhood Housing Services

New Orleans Coffee & Beignets  |  New Orleans Private Patrol

NOLA Aikido  |  Old Metairie Dermatology  |  Origami Sushi  |  Piccadilly

PJ’s Coffee Magazine  |  River Parish Disposal  |  Robért Fresh Market

Spa Savoir Faire  |  St. Martin’s Episcopal School  |  The Fresh Market

The Midway on Freret  |  The Wine Seller

Toso Orthodontics  |  Total Body Energy

Urban South Brewery  |  Varsity Sports

Their support of JLNO’s efforts will promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For additional information, email or contact our Headquarters at 504-891-5845.