2019 Crescent City Classic sets $1 million fundraising goal for 24 local charities

The 10-kilometer track leads participants through some of the most beautiful parts of the city.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic attracts thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers to participate in the New Orleans Easter weekend tradition on April 20. Organizers announced a goal of raising $1 million for local nonprofits at the 2019 race.

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The 10-kilometer track leads participants through some of the most beautiful parts of the city, culminating in a giant after party, the Michelob Ultra Race Fest in City Park.

Each year, the Crescent City Classic draws at least 25,000 runners and walkers to participate in the Easter weekend tradition. The event attracts everyone from international elite athletes to those who walk the entire route carrying cocktails or wearing bunny suits.

While many runners enjoy the fun atmosphere of the race, people can also make a big difference in the community through the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic’s Run For It! charity program.

“The Run for It! program’s goal is to raise one million dollars annually for local charities,” Kristen Stuart, event manager for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, said. “Last year we exceeded that goal by raising $1.2 million.  All we can hope for is to meet that goal and maybe even exceed it this year.”

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Each year, the Crescent City Fitness Foundation selects local charities to support and partner with for the race.

Many local charity partners say the Crescent City Classic has a huge impact, not only on fundraising efforts, but also by creating memorable, heartfelt moments for the communities they serve.

Race participants can run for one of this year’s selected 24 charities when they sign up for the race at www.ccc10k.com.  Not only are they helping the community, participants also receive some sweet perks, like a discounted $40 registration fee, prime race starting location, a special edition t-shirt and access to air-conditioned restrooms.

Here are this year’s participating non-profit charities:

  • 50 Legs
  • Giving Hope
  • Covenant House
  • Son of a Saint
  • Ochsner Hospital for Children
  • Bastion
  • Kelly Gibson Foundation
  • Girls on the Run
  • Team Gleason
  • Youth Run NOLA
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • New Orleans Family Justice Center
  • New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation
  • Louisiana SPCA
  • Kickin’ Parkinson’s
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • CASA
  • Split Second Foundation
  • Habitat for Humantiy
  • CrossroadsNOLA
  • Animal Rescue New Orleans
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Junior League of New Orleans
  • Angels’ Place

Runners or walkers looking to participate in the race with a charity organization or as a regular participant can register now. Find out more race details and registration information at the website, www.ccc10k.com.

Created in partnership with the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City City Classic