Bet you didn't know this even was also a motorcycle rally!

Run with the Nuns IX is just weeks away. Head down to the Red River Entertainment District in Downtown Shreveport on Saturday, October 17. In addition to a 5K, 10K and a bicycle tour, this event promises to be one of the coolest motorcycle rallies. Feel free to "run with the nuns" in any way that you please.

It will certainly be unlike anything you've seen before (unless you've been to this event in the past).

There will also be vendors, food, live music and alive auction on site throughout the day. And don't forget to purchase your ever-popular Run with the Nuns T-shirts.

Proceeds will benefit Children's Miracle Network and the 17 programs it funds at Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier. That means all of the money raised will stay right here in Shreveport-Bossier to help local kids and their families.

Bishop Michael Duca will be on site to bless 1,000 motorcycles, which Sister Laurine Murtagh, SFCC, will ride through the bike send off. She will be presented with her own leather biker vest. Other area nuns will be in attendance.

To register, visit www.runwiththenuns.com. Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt, breakfast and lunch.

 Schedule of Events

7:30 AM Registration
7:45 AM Blessing of the Runners and Cyclists
8 AM 5K, 10K, Bicycle Tours begin
8 AM Biker Breakfast provided by IHOP and Vendors and Silent Auction Open
9 AM Blessing of the Bikes w/ Bishop Duca and Humanitarian Award Presentation
9:30 AM Sister Laurine Murtagh leads the bikers and nuns on a guided ride
11 AM Earshot Graffiti – Live Band
11:30 AM Lunch provided by Shaver’s begins
12:30 PM Live Auction begins