Crescent City Classic
April 15, 2017
With top runners from throughout the world participating in previous years, the annual Crescent City Classic 10k is one of New Orleans’ largest 10k races.
Organized by the Crescent City Fitness Foundation, the race is open to anyone who wishes to participate. It is a favorite with local runners and walkers from the New Orleans area, as well as world-class athletes who view this race as one of the top of its kind. Head out on the Saturday before Easter Sunday for the 39th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic!
On Saturday, April 15 at 8 a.m., join the race throughout the city from historic Jackson Square to the Central Business District, past the elegant homes of Esplanade Avenue, and on to the ancient moss-draped oaks of New Orleans City Park for a post-race celebration.
At the end of the route awaits a celebration called the Michelob Ultra RaceFest at the City Park Festival Grounds! This party is held from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and features local music, Creole food, and libations. It is open to runners’ families and friends for a $10 cover charge. Children 12 and under enter for free! Fest passes can be purchased when you register online, at the expo, or at the door on race day.
Top times receive trophies and cash prizes. Limited edition Crescent City Classic race posters are also given to the first 500 finishers and females with a race time under 44 minutes.
On Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14, the Crescent City Classic will host a two-day Expo including free food and drinks, chef presentations, guest speakers, running gear, and more! The Expo is located at the Hyatt Regency and more information can be found on the Classic’s official website here.
Registration for the 10k is available here. Cost is $40 for general registration and $35 for military registration.
For more information on the race or to enter the race online, visit www.ccc10k.com.