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NEW THIS YEAR! ICCS Fest will follow our annual Panther Run!  ICCS Fest is an all-inclusive, community event celebrating the kickoff to Catholic Schools Week. Our primary goal and mission of this event is to promote the health and well-being of our school and local community, while having a little fun in the process! 

ICCS Fest and Panther Run registration IS NOW OPEN! Lots of fun for the whole family! Come cheer on your favorite runner, shop at our annual Book Fair, or play a few games. Register before January 9th for Panther Run to get your guaranteed shirt.



ICCS PTO will be holding its annual Panther Run/Walk 5K and 1-Mile Color Run on Sunday, January 28, 2024. The race and color run will wind through the streets of the beautiful Margaret Place District. Please join us and support ICCS whether you run, walk or cheer! 

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. All entries received before January 9, will receive a guaranteed race shirt.  All proceeds will benefit the ICCS PTO and will be used to help upgrade technology, equipment, and educational programs for all PK-8th Grade classrooms.  

Brief Route Description
Start at corner of Park Ave & Ryan Street. Head toward Shell Beach Drive. Take a left on Shell Beach Drive. Turn around at 1.56-mile marker and head back. Water station will be provided at turn around point.

1-Mile Color Run
Start at corner of Park Ave & Ryan Street, and head toward Shell Beach Drive. Turn left on Griffith. Turn left on Wilson. Turn right on Grove. Turn right on Harrison. Turn left on Wilson. Turn right on Griffith. Arrows will be spray painted marking route.

Registration fees:
5K = $45 per person through Tuesday, January 23; $50 on race day
1-Mile = $30 per person through Tuesday, January 23; $35 on race day

Packet Pick-Up
Registered participants need photo identification. Proxy pickup is allowed for immediate family members, husband/wife/sibling, with identification.
Dates/times = Thursday, January 25, 2024,  2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 28, 2024, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (1-mile registration available until 10:30 a.m.)

Location for pickup on Thursday, January 25: ICCS Main Lobby, 1536 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Location for pickup on Sunday, January 28: ICCS Cafeteria Entrance, 1536 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601 - Please use the Park Ave parking lot entrance

Bib Assignments
●      Each runner will be issued a bib number at Packet Pick-Up. It is the responsibility of the runner to wear the bib during the race.
●      Race bibs are to be worn on front of abdominal area throughout the race.
●      Runners without bib numbers will not receive a time/score.
●      Please remember to fill out the Emergency Medical Information on the bib number.

Age Group Categories & Awards
Awards will be issued to the following categories for the 5K only:
●      Overall male and female
●      1st, 2nd, & 3rd place male and female runners in each age group:
10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older

Register for Panther Run


Admission to ICCS Fest is FREE! Tickets will be used on festival day for carnival games, fun activities, refreshments, and food. These tickets are available for pre-sale when you register for the 5K or 1-Mile Color Run or onsite the day of the event.

Pre-purchase tickets NOW


ICCS needs your help! As we expand on this event to make it bigger and better, volunteerism is critical to the success of ICCS Fest. Volunteers help to build our school culture and strengthen our wonderful community. By offering your time, you are helping to give back in a more meaningful way. 

This event also kicks off Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year is "Catholic Schools United in Faith and Community". As we celebrate all those who are united in our mission, join us by signing up today!

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