The Greek Festival Run/Walk will begin at 7 p.m. Friday near the corner of Robert E. Lee and Wisner boulevards in New Orleans.

The 5K and 1-mile events are being presented by the New Orleans Track Club in conjunction with the New Orleans Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.

Participants will follow a 3.1-mile course along Bayou St. John, ending just outside the New Orleans Greek Festival. Runners and walkers of all speeds and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Togas are encouraged for participants in the 1-mile fun run. Both events will be followed by a post-race party featuring live music, free beer, award presentations and more. Participants will receive free admission to the New Orleans Greek Festival throughout the weekend.

Advance registration at http://www.greekfestnola.com/">runNOTC.org is $30, with a discounts for people 20 and younger. Race-day registration opens on-site at 6 p.m.