4th Annual Northshore Bunny Hop


Northshore Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Madisonville Park & Playground
1007 Pine Street, Madisonville, LA 70447
Schedule of Events:
7:00 a.m. On Site registration
8:00 a.m. Fun Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. 5K
The 4th Annual Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk benefitting Basket of Hope Louisiana has moved to the quaint and charming Town of Madisonville.  This is a family friendly event.  Participants will gather at the Town Park where the race will begin and end. The 5K course (which is equivalent to 56, 789 bunny hops) travels along the scenic Tchefuncte River. 

Race route will be uploaded soon. We also welcome your friends and family to cheer you on along the race route. Medals will be provided to all race finishers.  Face coverings are required when not racing.
Costume Contest:
Find your PEEPS and Get Creative!
Wear your bunny ears and tutus!  Awards given for Best Costume (child & adult category).
Event Details:
Race begins at Madisonville Park & Playground located at 1007 Pine Street Madisonville, La. 70447.  After the race, activities include a craft table for kids sponsored by Home Depot, refreshments (Take & Go) and photos with the Easter Bunny. Due to Covid-19 mitigation efforts will be put in place. We will have children’s activities adequately distanced.  
Covid Protocols for Racers:
Hand sanitizer will be available at each water station and throughout the finish line area.

Volunteers will be frequently cleaning high touch areas.
Please stay home if you are symptomatic (cough, shortness of breath, fever, headache, etc).
Volunteers and race staff will wear masks.
Face masks will be required until you cross the start line. Upon crossing the finish line you will need to put your mask back on. A mask will be provided if you do not have one.  Face coverings are required when not racing.
Runners will be required at the start to line up in rows 2-3 person wide and distance 6 feet behind each row.  Runners will need to keep this distance until they cross the start line.
Be mindful when passing other runners and keep your distance when doing so.

Can't hop into the race? 
Become a Hope-Giver and leave a gift here:

This event benefits Basket of Hope Louisiana.  
Basket of Hope (Louisiana chapter), a local 501(C)3 nonprofit, has been serving the community for over 10 years in Children's Hospitals across New Orleans, the Northshore and Baton Rouge.  Pediatric patients are personally visited and gifted a generously packed basket filled with age appropriate toys, games, books, crafts and more.  Items are included for siblings too (they spend a lot of time at the hospital).  Parents are included in the visit as well and as an option are offered a "Hope Tote" filled with items to nourish them mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. 
Local celebrities often join the Basket of Hope volunteers in delivering the baskets and encouraging the families.  We know that the IMPACT of our visit lifts the parent’s spirit and offers them strength to continue caring for their sick child.  Additionally, seeing the joy in the patient’s faces when presented with a basket of hope is encouraging to all who witness it.  When children engage in play, we know it promotes healing.  
Basket of Hope is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization Tax ID#43-1789081
“May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates): 
Pre-Register By March 17, 2021 Fees:  $20 for 1 Mile. $25 for 5K.   

Late fee: March 18-March 26 :  $25 for 1 Mile. $30 for 5K. 

T-shirts are not guaranteed after March 17th in size and may even require pick up at later date.

Race Day Registration (No T-shirt):  $30 for 1 Mile.  $35 for 5K 

**Kids 10 and under $5.00 discount will be applied at checkout.

Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time):  To be determined - info will be posted & emailed at future date.

Register Today!

Online: https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Madisonville/NorthshoreBunnyHop5K1MileFunRunWalk

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Age Groups: 
Age groups 1-14,15-19,20-29,30-39,etc. 70+:

Top Overall Male & Female, & 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female each age group for the 5K:

Top Overall Male & Female for the 1 Mile for 14 & Under: 

To learn more visit:
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Our Website Address:

You can contact Ann Ollendike, [email protected] and phone 985.807.7313















February 2020 Delivery with LSU National Collegiate Champions at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital

Fiesta Bowl -- Phoenix, AZ 2019

Basket of Hope partnered with LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron and wife, Kelly Orgeron to deliver Basket of Hope gifts to over 250 patients at Phoenix Children's Hospital before the Fiesta Bowl!  Baskets were assembled at the Scottsdale Fairmount Princess by LSU staff and families.  The gifts were transported to the hospital with the help of Two Men and a Truck of Scottsdale, AZ.  Special thanks to Two Men and a Truck, FedEx, as well as National Sponsors: Hasbro Gaming, JBloom Designs, S& K Printing, Mojo Active Inc., NAEIR, and Feed the Children.  See a glimpse of the assembly and delivery below!



In the News:

LSU Tigers Visit Children’s Hospital Before Fiesta Bowl

Delivering Hope


Help us continue in our mission of delivering Basket of Hope gifts to seriously ill children in Louisiana by sponsoring a Basket of Hope for $100, become a monthly sponsor, or donate any amount!  


LSU Head Coach Ed & wife Kelly Orgeron Delivery:

Coach O delivers baskets of hope to seriously ill children

Coach O, wife surprise patients at OLOL Children’s Hospital

Ed and Kelly Orgeron visit Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, deliver Baskets of Hope

Coach O and his wife surprise more than 50 kids at local children's hospital

2011 News Article

Special Thanks to:

Sean Payton & the New Orleans Saints:

2016 Sean Payton, "Basket of Hope" bring joy to Ochsner

2013 Sean Payton Delivery 

2013 Sean Payton Delivery Article

NFL Network Videos:

Saints give back to the community


NFL in the Community

Benjamin Watson-New Orleans Saints 

Thomas Morestead-New Orleans Saints 

NBA Pelicans Players Solomon Hill & Tony Allen along with Pierre the Pelican 

NBA Pelicans Player Langston Galloway


Letters of Support


"I was so excited to open it and once I did, it made me feel like I couldn't even feel all that pain." - Maddie Guililand, Age 8


"Having been involved with Basket of Hope for 6 years, I have come to realize how important it is to not only offer support for the patients, but for the parents as well.  It's easy to be a big fan of Basket of Hope."  Sean Payton, Payton's Play if Forward Foundation

"One of the most beautiful aspects of BOH for me as a child life specialist is the quality of items given to patients and families and how thoughtfully they are put together. We have patients of all abilities and BOH takes the time to recognize the developmentally different ways our patients are able to play, learn, and find comfort.  We promote family centered care, and BOH recognizes that with each child there is likely an exhausted caregiver that needs strength to provide for their own. BOH provides for caregivers' comfort, and their empathy is very powerful thing to see.  Also, it's pretty powerful to see a family at a clinic visit or coming to say "hi" on the unit, and the caregiver is wearing a Hope heart necklace given to them in their hope totes weeks, months, or years before. Those necklaces unite our families in a way. No matter the diagnosis or medical journey that they are on, they have hope in common."   - Whitney Alford, MS,CCLS, Child Life Coordinator, Ochsner Hospital for Children

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