Coming March 9, 2014. Let the good times roll! If you are lucky enough to be in New Orleans today to join in the festivities around Mardi Gras, consider sticking around until Sunday to participate in the Big Easy Big Heart 5K Run/Walk. This is the second annual event raising money for the New Orleans Mission, a nonprofit organization that provides support and shelter for homeless men and women. A fun, 5K event through the French Quarter, followed by food and beverages in a post-race celebration. Have fun supporting a great cause.