La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia

April 2022

El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia ~ April 21, 22, & 23 

"Sweet Home New Iberia" / "Dulce Hogar Nueva Iberia" 

         Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Sweet Future...  





La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia, Inc. (LAENI) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization incorporated in the City of New Iberia, Louisiana to serve as a vehicle for the recognition and promotion of the Spanish ancestry and culture in New Iberia and throughout Louisiana. LAENI, Inc. encourages, supports and directs programs and activities involving educational, culinary, music, and art exchanges while creating an awareness and deeper understanding of our local Spanish heritage.


10th Annual

Running of the Bulls 

10K/5K/1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday,  September 17, 2022 

Bouligny Plaza ~ New Iberia, LA



Bring your Fur-companion(s) to have by your side for our Dog-Friendly

10K/5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run 

Proceeds dedicated to New Iberia and Alhaurin Student Exchange Program & Activities and to promote our local Spanish Heritage and Culture

Individuals, Families, Students, & Teams Welcome! 

1 Mile Race starts @ 7:30am

10K/5K Race Starts @ 8:00am 

 1 Mile Fun Run   $20 


    Ages 15 and Older   $30   

  Military/First Responder  $20

   Ages 14 and Under   $20 


    Ages 15 and Older    $45

  Military/First Responder  $40       

   Ages 14 and Under    $35

Age Groups:

1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Above


A virtual race is a “race” that can be run at your own pace, anywhere you are, no specific starting time or place. You choose the location, the time, and the distance. You can walk, use the treadmill, or run outside.  

5K Run: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in each age group (male and female) will receive a    cutom desgined BULL medal.                 

Top Male and Female overall will receive a cutsom bull horn trophy

1 Mile Run: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place male and female 15 and older will receive a Medal 
1 Mile Run: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place male and female 14 and under will receive a Medal

1st Dog to cross the finish line for 10K/5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a medal 

* BIGGEST TEAM will receive the official Running of the Bulls Trophy ***  


All Race participants will receive complimentary bowl of Jambalaya and complimentary Sangria (21+)

Awards Ceremony, 50/50 Raffle, Spanish Festival Merchandise


   "Running of the Bull... DOGS!"   

Dogs are encourged to come dressed in white with red sash just like in Pamplona, Spain or dressed as a Bull, BE CREATIVE! 

Award will be given for "Best Dressed" Dog. 

*Please be aware that other dogs will be attending the event so we ask all participants to be mindful and respectful to each other and the dogs! 


~Rules & Regulations~

  • Water stations will be provided for dogs during the race 
  • ALL Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times 
  • You must pick up after your dog
  • Dogs must be current on all shots and rabies vaccinations
  • Dogs must wear an ID Tag.
  • First dog to cross the finish line for 10K/5K/1 Mile will receive a metal

Special THANKS to our SPONSORS! 

   Segura Farms      Iberia Sports & Rehab  

 M & S Janitorial    Statewide Electrical Services, LLC.    Schwing Insurance  

M & M Lawn Services               Advertec

Warrior Running

Super 1 Foods      Raising Cane's

  R & R Glass       M & A Safety        K & J Supply

Simoneaud's         BC Cake        St. Michael's Signs


            Iberia Travel   Positively Iberia   

                                                  City of New Iberia



*LAENI is a 501(c) non-profit organization

Shirts not guaranteed if registered after April 25th 2019! 


The Race will take place rain or shine, however for safety reasons course or start time may be altered. 

Waivers must be signed by Race Day. 

For more information please contact: Brinkley Lopez @ (337) 380-7636


Can you survive "Running of the Bulls?"

Particpants may dress in white shirt, and white shorts/pants with a red sash around neck and waist, just like the historic Bull Run in Pamplona, Spain. 

Congratulations 2019 Winners!

2019 Winners

Congratulations 2018 Winners!

2018 Winners

Congratulations 2016 Winners! 

Board of Directors 2021

LAENI Board Members 

Brinkley Segura Lopez, President 

Ron Migues, Vice President

Darren Romero, Treasurer 

Dustin Johnson, Secretary

Michelle Blanchard 

Tessie Segura Dore

Donna Gary

Lauren Greig 

David Hulin

Heather Johnson

Brittany LeBlanc

Korie LeBlanc 

Chantel Peltier

Barry Segura 

Ricky Segura 

Linda Horton

Ashley Verret

James Viator

Honorable Board Members, Sydni LeBlanc

Blake Miguez

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