Wednesday, March 27, 2013

35th Annual Crescent City Classic 10K

Guess where I am going this weekend?? Back to my FAVORITE city New Orleans to run in the 35th Annual Crescent City Classic!! I am so excited to be running with my blogging friends Larisa & Mindy! This is my first time to run in this race and I can't wait!! I love running in New Orleans!! 

35th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl
Crescent City Classic 10k
Saturday March 30th 8am

This race is described as the original "party race."  The race is always held the Saturday before Easter and attracts over 20,000 runners, walkers, and partiers each year.

The AllState Sugar Bowl is the official sponsor of the Crescent City Classic!
The official hotel of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic is the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. It is situated in the heart of the sports and entertainment district and is adjacent to the newly opened Champions Square and the Louisiana Superdome which is an easy walk to the starting line. The hotel is also within walking distance to the French Quarter.
By staying there you will be right in all the action!  The free 2-day Health & Fitness Expo is located at the Hyatt hotel, where you can pick up your bib & race t-shirt. There will also be entertainment and vendors offering running apparel, shoes, nutritional products and so much more! There is a schedule of events that you can find here.

This year the CCC will feature a new 10k course thanks to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Sponsorship and will start in front of the Superdome at Champion's Square. The CCC will have corrals this year as well so this will make it much easier for the faster runners and the stroller runners won't get run over.  

I am so excited to get to run through the French Quarter, down Esplanade and into City Park!!  

This is the Race Day Schedule
5:30 a.m. Buses begin running from City Park (at Beau Bassich Cricle) to start area (Champions Square)
7:45 a.m. Final Announcements, Dignitary Welcome and the National Anthem
8:00 a.m. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Begins!
8:30 a.m. The Michelob-Ultra RaceFest begins near the finish on the Practice Track field (free for runners, $5 for public)
10:00 a.m. Complimentary Bus Transportation begins taking participants back downtown to Poydras St.
10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony and Giveaways begin on main stage  

11:00 a.m. Marc Broussard and Papa Grows Funk resume playing
1:00 p.m. The RaceFest officially ends; complimentary bus transport back downtown ends

Once we cross the finish line we get this awesome medal to commemorate the 35th anniversary! I can't wait to get it!! After all, I run for the bling! :)  

My friend Larisa from 0to26point2 showing off the medal! 

After the race there will be the Michelob-Ultra Racefest Party to enjoy!  The music for the after race party will be provided by 
Marc Broussard

 and Papa Grows Funk "…one of THE best, one of THE hottest and most important funky bands in New Orleans." -Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.." 

 There will also be fun for the kids. They can enjoy an obstacle courses, a rock wall and a military weapons exhibit.

I can't wait for Saturday to get here!! I hope to see you there!!


  1. GREAT JOB, we at the ASB CCC apprciate it!

    come see me after the race!

    Eric Stuart

    1. Thank you!! I'm so excited about this race and can't wait for Saturday!

  2. Sounds like a great race! Have a fun time!