Coach Lon Badeaux’s Letter About The Cajun Cup Scheduled for November 14, 2015
The Cajun Cup 10K is celebrating its 35th year. This race was created by Legendary Track and Field Coach Charles Lancon, Glenn Gremilion and Tommy Marty, to supplement the Ragin Cajun’s Track and Field budget. The race has grown over the past 35 years and is now presented by the Cajun Road Runners Club who are proud that the race continues to help fund the Ragin Cajun Track and Cross Country programs. Over the years Cajun Cup has donated over $200,000 dollars to the program and continues to be a vital part of the fundraising for the Ragin Cajuns Track and Cross Country programs.
The 2015 Cajun Cup event sponsored by Geaux Run will be Saturday November 14 in downtown Lafayette. The 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30 am and the 10K starts at 8:05 am. Once again this year we have a 10K Challenge for kids 13 and under. The 10K challenge encourages kids to run 5.2 miles building up to race day where they will run the last mile during the 1 mile fun run, all 10K Challenge participants will receive a specially designed medal.
A unique aspect of the Cajun Cup has been the Cajun Cup shirt and its Cajun heritage designs. This year’s shirt will again feature an original Floyd Sonnier design. All 10K participants will receive a long sleeve shirt, and 1 mile participants will receive a short sleeve shirt with the Floyd Sonnier Design.
Race registration and information regarding the event can be found at Cajuncup.net.
Personally, I would like to thank Cajun Cup and Cajun Road Runners Club for their many years of support! The yearly donations have allowed us to purchase equipment that otherwise was not budgeted and really has propelled our program to a place it could not have achieved without this support. We are eternally grateful for their support.
Coach Lon Badeaux
Head Track and Field Coach
University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns