Crescent City Classic 2020: How to run while helping more than 20 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 11.

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The annual event is a road race that is truly New Orleans-style. While many runners enjoy the fun atmosphere of the race, participants can also choose to run for a good cause — and score some perks at the same time.

Runners and walkers can make a big difference in the community through the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic’s “Run For It” charity program.

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Participants that run for charity through the “Run for It” Program receive unique perks. Some perks include a special edition CCC 10k t-shirt and bib, a prime starting location behind seeded runners, and access to air conditioned restrooms at the start and Michelob Ultra RaceFest.

“Choose what initiative and mission you want to get behind,” said Kristen Stuart, event manager for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. “And give back to the greater New Orleans area, because every dollar raised stays in the city.”

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For the past two years, the “Run for It” program has raised $1.2 million dollars for the greater New Orleans area. Now, organizers hope to tackle a goal of raising $2 million for local nonprofits at the 2020 race, Stuart said.

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.

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.

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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 charities when they sign up for the race at www.ccc10k.com.

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

  • 50 Legs
  • Covenant House
  • Bastion
  • Kelly Gibson Foundation
  • Girls on the Run
  • Team Gleason
  • Youth Run NOLA
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation
  • Ochsner Hospital for Children
  • Kickin’ Parkinsons
  • Split Second Foundation
  • CASA
  • Giving Hope
  • Junior League of New Orleans
  • Animal Rescue New Orleans
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Louisiana Children’s Museum
  • Reading for Life Foundation
  • JeffCare Community Health Care
  • Hotel Hope
  • Community Center of St. Bernard

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