Not all walks in New Orleans are pub crawls! For 40 years, serious runners and those who just love a good walk have headed to New Orleans for the All-State Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic. It's an Easter weekend tradition down here: first you exercise, then you treat yourself to an amazing Easter brunch (see Best Easter Brunch Spots in NOLA for 2018.)
Put on every year by the Crescent City Fitness Foundation, the event is one of the longest-running 10K races in the United States. Participants include people of all fitness levels but not everyone wears a tutu and is just out to have a good time. Since 1979, the CCC has drawn top athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia, the Republic of South Africa, England, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Mexico and Australia.
Sanctioned by USA Track & Field, the course is certified 10,000 meters and begins near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. From there, the course winds through downtown, Jackson Square and Esplanade Ave. before ending up at a the Michelob Ultra RaceFest, a huge post-race party at New Orleans City Park. This year, they're "Keeping it Classic" with music from the Boogie Wonder Band. There's also a "Family Fun Zone" with obstacle courses, a rock wall and inflatables.
Register here or contact the Crescent City Fitness Foundation at 504-861-8686 for more information.
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