April 20, 2019, 8 a.m.
Not all walks in New Orleans are pub crawls! Since 1978, 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.
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 huge post-race party at New Orleans City Park. There will be live music and a "Family Fun Zone" with obstacle courses, a rock wall and inflatables.