April 15th marks the day of the 39th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. This 10k race is one of the oldest 10ks in the country. The run is known for being not only about health, but also about fun. Whether you’re young or old, overweight or fit, the Crescent City Classic is an event for you. Be sure to join in on the fun this year!
Annual Crescent City Classic
The first Crescent City Classic was in 1979 and it had 902 participants. Today, more than 20,000 people come out to the race, which is televised. Elite athletes travel from all over to run the beautiful course in New Orleans. If you’re not in shape, don’t be discouraged from joining in on the fun. Some people choose to sip cocktails the whole way, and some people hop along wearing bunny suits, in honor of the Easter weekend. This race has been called the most fun you’ll ever have in 6.2 miles.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic also features a two-day Health & Fitness Expo before the race and a festival on Easter Saturday after the race. The Expo is where participants go to pick up their race number and t-shirt, but has grown to become much more than just a place to stop by. The Expo provides free food, free drinks and free handouts from local businesses. Expo-goers can enjoy stage presentations from local chefs and get training tips from guest speakers. The Expo is also a great place to find the best prices on running shoes and apparel. The Expo has become a part of the Classic tradition.
City Park After Party
On Saturday after the race, City Park becomes one of the city’s largest parties. Over 30,000 people will be eating, drinking, dancing, and some of them bragging. The Michelob Ultra Racefest is a fun time for everyone!
If you’ve never been to the Crescent City Classic, then you’re missing out! Go this April and see what a good time it is. If running isn’t your thing, then come see us at Ray Brandt Toyota. We can put you in a great vehicle today!