The Crescent City Classic started in 1979 and is one of the oldest 10k races in the nation. This Easter Weekend Tradition is one of New Orleans’ signature events. Thirty-seven years ago the competition began with 902 participants and today over 20,000 register to take to the streets of The Big Easy. The 6.2 mile race attracts international elite athletes, amateur athletes, and walkers who might carry cocktails and wear bunny suits along the route.
Those who are young, old, in-shape, and those not so much in-shape all sign up to participate in the originator of the “party race”. The Classic has been featured in several major running publications. It is an Easter Weekend Tradition that isn’t to be missed!
Prior to the race, The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic hosts a free two-day health & fitness expo. Here attendees can pick up their race numbers and t-shirts, meet record holders, and partake in free food and drinks. Local business representatives are also in the area offering handouts beneficial to runners and walkers alike. Exhibitors display the latest in running apparel, shoes, wellness products and more. The expo is fun and offers a lot to contestants including elite athletes speaking about fitness and training tips. This is definitely a “must do” before the race!
The 2016 Classic is set for this Saturday, March 26th, with the expo open from 10am – 8pm on March 24th & 25th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown New Orleans.
Our Gulf South team will be manning a booth at the expo and running and/or walking in the race. Be sure to come visit!