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When: 2/18/2012
Where: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 
United States
Contact: Leonard Vergunst

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Get ready to run, paddle and let the good times roll!

The Mardi Pardi Eco Adventure Race Triathlon returns on Sat., Feb. 18, 2012, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Occurring annually on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, the 5K run, 2 mile kayak paddle and 12 mile bike ride will promote Gulf Coast eco-awareness and highlight the area’s wide open beaches and just all-around natural beauty along with the great Mardi Gras culture celebrated in these parts.

This year’s after-Pardi, to be held at the Depot Green at the historic train depot in Bay St. Louis, will featureCornell Williams(seen lately on Treme),John GrosandZena Mosesalong withJeremey Mojo PhippswithLagniappefor some traditional New Orleans Second Line, lots of local Gulf Coast fare like Gumbo and Jambalaya–all from local restaurants–and plenty Lazy Magnolia’s locally brewed beer. Then, we’ll have legendaryWalter Wolfman WashingtonSaturday night at the, Hundred Man Hall (which recently received an historic blues trail marker acknowledging its significance on the famous African American Blues Trail or "Chitlin Circuit” of the 1940s, 50s and 60s). So, keep yourears open, we will be announcing the act for Saturday night soon, and it will be big!

Finally, for all those racers and friends who want to get a real close-up Mardi Gras experience, the Mardi Pardi will provide a reserved spot along the parade route of the Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade that takes place Sunday, February 19th. Beer and bathrooms provided!

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