Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic Returns to City Park with 5k Race on Saturday, November 2
Fall Classic Health and Fitness Challenge Grant Participants Also Announced
(New Orleans) – The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic will welcome runners and walkers from across the New Orleans area for the annual race on Saturday, November 2 in scenic City Park. Pre-race registration and festivities begin at 7 a.m. with the starting gun signaling the beginning of the race at 8:30 a.m. Following the race, a post-race party will take place in the City Park practice track infield until 11:30 a.m.
The Crescent City Fall Classic is the only 5k qualifying race for the 2020 Crescent City Classic 10k in April. Race officials with the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic have restructured the seeded runner qualification times in order to create a more even playing field for all runners and increase seeding opportunities for women runners. Runners looking to qualify for a main corral must meet the following times at the 5k distance to qualify for the new Crescent City Classic 10k times and seedings:
Corral A: 17 minutes, 30 seconds or under
Corral B: 17 minutes, 31 seconds to 20 minutes
Corral C: 20 minutes, 1 second to 22 minutes, 30 seconds
Corral D: 22 minutes, 31 seconds to 27 minutes
“The Fall Classic is a great race for competitive runners, families and walkers and runners of all ages,” said Crescent City Classic Race Director Eric Stuart. “It’s a quick run through beautiful City Park following by a great party afterward with beer, food and our awards ceremony.”
The 34th running of the Fall Classic is the next run in the Crescent City Classic Race Series and takes place on Nov. 2 at City Park. The Fall Classic has a grant program that gives selected schools and nonprofits a discounted entry fee of $20, a collector’s edition commemorative print from the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic and the opportunity for cash grants based on participation.
The schools and charities selected in 2019 are:
- Airline Park Academy of Advanced Studies
- Belle Chasse Academy
- Belle Chasse Middle School
- Benjamin Franklin High School
- Boyet Junior High School
- Emily C. Watkins Elementary School
- Hynes Charter School
- Immaculate Conception School
- International High School of New Orleans
- International School of Louisiana
- Morris Jeff Community School
- St. Andrew the Apostle
- Warren Easton Charter High School
The school or organization with the most entries receives a cash grant of $3,000, a spirit trophy and their logo on the 2020 Fall Classic t-shirt. The second place school or organization receives a cash grant of $1,500, and third place receives a cash grant of $750. Participating schools and charities must register a minimum of 50 race participants.
Runners or walkers interested in participating in the Fall Classic can contact one of the selected schools or organizations to participate with and help benefit that school or charity’s chance of winning one of the cash grants.
The Crescent City Fall Classic began in 1986. This will be the 34th running of the popular New Orleans 5K.
For more information on the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic, visit http://www.ccc10k.com/crescent-city-fall-classic.
About Crescent City Fall Classic
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Fall Classic 5k race is held every year the first Saturday in November. The 5-kilometer course (3.1 miles) begins on Golf Drive in City Park. The Fall Classic is locally produced and is a great way to get in shape while having fun.
About Crescent City Classic
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k road race is held every year the Saturday before Easter Sunday. The Classic is locally produced and is a great way to get in shape while having fun. The 10-kilometer course (6.2 miles) begins in Downtown News Orleans in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, runs through the historic French Quarter, and then all the way up tree-lined Esplanade Avenue to City Park where a huge concert festival is held immediately following the event for all the runners and walkers. The CCC is preceded by a large two-day Health & Fitness Expo, which is free and open to the public the Thursday and Friday prior to the Race.