Sept. 30, 2014


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Jungle Gardens 5k
Jungle Gardens of Avery Island


NEW IBERIA, La. --- On Nov. 1, 2014, Avery Island will celebrate its inaugural Jungle Gardens 5K and 1 mile fun run where all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  


The event will begin at 8 am with a full schedule of events. The running event will be immediately followed by food, entertainment and awards. All entrants will have a full day pass to explore the gardens and enjoy the area.


The event organizers, Team FSS, and event sponsors, Fire & Safety Specialists, are donating all proceeds to St. Jude Children's Hospital and are expecting a large field of runners and walkers for the event.


The race will wind through Jungle Gardens' unique terrain. Because of its hills and rough path sections, the course layout will make for a tough and rewarding run, excellent for advanced as well as novice runners.


Early registration for the 5K is open through Oct. 15 and costs $30. After Oct. 15, registration will cost $35. The 1-mile fun run costs $20. Toll and entry to the gardens for the day are included in the price.


Visit for more information, or to register. If you would like to register by mail, contact Darrin Roddy or Brooke Hebert at (337) 993-9377,,


About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, has worked for many years to cure children's cancer and other terminal diseases. They openly share breakthrough research information with other health care providers so that these diseases may one day be eradicated. No family who is treated at St. Jude Hospital ever pays for anything, including treatment, lodging or transportation to and from the hospital. All patient costs are covered through private donations from individuals and organizations.


About Team FSS:

Team FSS St. Jude was organized in 2012 to provide fundraising for the hospital. The group organizes fundraising events throughout the year and participates in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend each December.  

FSS logo St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Logo
Jungle Gardens 5k Flyer

Click to view the Jungle Gardens 5k Flyer in pdf.

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The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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