Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k

1500 Sugar Bowl Dr
New Orleans, LA 70112

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The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k road race is held in New Orleans on the Saturday before Easter Sunday each year.  The Classic is locally produced by a not-for-profit 5013c entity, the Crescent City Fitness Foundation, and is a great way to get in shape, while having fun!  Both runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to participate in the race.  

The Classic is both physically challenging and a great New Orleans tradition!  The 10-kilometer course (6.2 miles) begins in Downtown New Orleans in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, runs participants through the French Quarter, and then all the way up beautiful Esplanade Avenue to New Orleans City Park.  

During Easter weekend, the events surrounding the Crescent City Classic promise a jam-packed weekend.  We host a two-day Health & Fitness Expo, which is free and open to the public, as well as throw one of the best post-race parties in road racing hosted by Michelob Ultra, and complete with live music and local creole cuisine!

Bib number with timing chip
Commemorative race t-shirt
Admission to the Michelob Ultra RaceFest
Shuttle transportation before and/or after the race to the start line
Finishers receive a commemorative medallion
One complimentary race photo from Marathon Foto


The Classic is set for 8:00 am.  The race will begin on Poydras St. near Loyola Ave. in Downtown New Orleans and end in New Orleans City Park near the New Orleans Museum of Art.  On race morning, jump on a bus from City Park or show up at Champions Square wearing your bib number and simply match the color of your number to the color of your assigned corral to find your starting position.  Get ready to run (or walk) one of the most scenic courses in one of the most unique cities in the country.   Our 6.2-mile course leads participants from downtown New Orleans, through the French Quarter, all the way up Esplanade Ave. to beautiful City Park.


After the race join us at the best post-race festival in road racing!  The Michelob Ultra RaceFest takes place inside City Park, at the new Festival Grounds, rewarding participants with free refreshments and live music until 1:00 pm.  The Michelob Ultra RaceFest is free for runners and $15 ($20.00 on race day) for anyone else who would like to attend (children 10 yrs and younger can enter for free).  Tickets can be purchased online when registering, at the Expo, or at the Reunion Shelter in City Park on race day.

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