March 3, 2015


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Bayou Teche Museum Loup Garou 5k Run  

NEW IBERIA, La. --- In conjunction with the George Rodrigue exhibit, and to celebrate what would have been George Rodrigue's 71st birthday, Bayou Teche Museum will host a 5K run on Friday, March 13, 2015.  The theme is Loup Garou, or Cajun Werewolf, and it will be a nighttime run beginning at 7 p.m. 


Start and end of the race will be at the Steamboat Warehouse Pavilion facing Bayou Teche on Fulton Street. There will also be a one mile run/stroll beginning at the same time. Mayor Hilda Curry will read a proclamation declaring March 13 "George Rodrigue Day"  and a birthday celebration will follow.   


Awards will be Overall Male and Female First to Finish Race, 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category. Medals will be awarded to 1st - 3rd place finishers in each category.  

The $30 registration fee for the 5K run and $20 fee for the one mile walk include a Loup Garou Run glow-in-the-dark t-shirt and admission to the George Rodrigue exhibit. 


To register, please visit or the Bayou Teche Museum's Facebook page, or come by the museum during visiting hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 131 E. Main St. in New Iberia.


All proceeds benefit the Bayou Teche Museum and honor George Rodrigue on his birthday. The legend of the Loup Garou was one of the inspirations of Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings, several of which are currently on display at the museum.  


For more information please call the museum at 337-606-5977 or Race Chairman Tribbey Thornton at (337) 849-3351. 

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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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