The annual Crescent City Classic is not only a great physical challenge but a fun, local tradition as well. Each Saturday before Easter, amateur and professional runners alike unite for New Orleans’ signature 10k race. Some dress in Easter-themed costumes while others come decked out in full workout attire, but all have a good time for a good cause.
The 2022 Crescent City Classic takes place Saturday, April 16 with a two-day health expo leading up to the race (April 14 & 15).
Crescent City Classic Health & Fitness Expo
Before race day, Crescent City Classic hosts an annual Health & Fitness Expo at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Free and open to the public, the Health Expo features exhibitors showcasing the latest in running apparel, shoes, exercise equipment, nutritional and wellness products, fitness services, and much more. Throughout the day, exporters can catch guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, and fitness classes.
Participating runners are encouraged to stop by the expo in order to receive their registration materials.
For more information on this year’s HealthExpo, visit HERE.
Crescent City Classic - Race Day
The Crescent City Classic in a 10-kilometer route beginning at the Caesars Superdome and stretching throughout New Orleans’ French Quarter, and ending at City Park. Participants are encouraged to complete the course at their own pace.
Upon completion, the Classic will close out with post-race parades and parties, live music and Creole cuisine.
Crescent City Classic Prizes
While the run is hosted in the name of fun in charity, top performers will be awarded cash prizes.
The top local area female and male finishers from the Open, Master (40+), Grandmaster (50+), and Senior (60+) categories will be awarded $300 cash prizes. Limited edition prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ yrs. 1st place winners will also get free entry to next year's race.
Crescent City Classic Registration
Registration for the annual Crescent City Classic is required. The registration fee is $50 and free for children 5 and under. Runners can also choose to register for charity for $40 plus a commitment to raise an additional $200.