The Crescent City Classic is proud to announce the Inaugural Allstate Sugar Bowl Corporate Classic in partnership with the YMCA of Greater New Orleans!
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic and the YMCA of Greater New Orleans are teaming up for a brand new, exciting combination of the CCC Fall Classic and the YMCA Corporate Cup! The newly combined 3.1- mile race will premier as an in-person event on Saturday, November 13 in City Park and will benefit the YMCA Educational Services (YES!) Adult Literacy Program.
The Corporate Classic will serve two purposes:
1. Encourage company camaraderie by hosting teams of four from organizations all over the Greater New Orleans area.
2. Serve as the only 5k qualifier for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k.
"The YMCA of Greater New Orleans and the Crescent City Classic are two well-known and trusted non-profit organizations in New Orleans. It seemed like a natural fit to join our two long-time races, the Corporate Cup and the Fall Classic, to provide an even better experience for our participants and supporters. It’s even more exciting that the Corporate Classic will be the first in-person race that either of our organizations have had since before the pandemic. It will be a celebration!” –Gordon R. Wadge, President & CEO YMCA of Greateer New Orleans.
The 3.1-mile course begins on Golf Drive, continues onto Friedrichs Ave., passing by the new Festival Grounds and Christian Brothers School before bearing a right onto Wisner Blvd. Runners pass by the front of the park on Wisner to City Park Ave., where they continue, re-entering the park at Anseman Ave. Runners take a right onto Dreyfous, passing by the Great Lawn, City Putt and Morning Call, to Lelong Dr., where runners circle the New Orleans Museum of Art and continue down beautiful Roosevelt Mall. The course wraps around Palm Dr. and finishes on the Practice Track.
When registering for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k, please just list "Corporate Classic" as your qualifying race (and we can confirm).
The Raising Cane's KIDS ZONE will be available for all children ages 11 and under. All children MUST BE POTTY TRAINED. Child care will be provided by certified and trained YMCA staff.
The Raising Cane's Kids Zone will include: inflatable slides and bouncy houses, face painting, games and crafts, and snacks/drinks. There is no cost to register your children for the Kids Zone, but a reservation must be completed for all children during Corporate Classic registration.
The race starts on Golf Dr., in New Orleans City Park. The closest physical address to the start line is the Admin Building, 1 Palm Dr. New Orleans, LA 70119.
The race ends on the New Orleans City Park Practice Track (walking distance from the start line).
The 3.1-mile course begins on Golf Dr., passes by the new Festival Grounds and Christian Brothers School before bearing a right onto Wisner Blvd. Runners pass by the front of the park on Wisner to City Park Ave., where they continue, re-entering the park at Anseman Ave. Runners take a right onto Dreyfous, passing by the Great Lawn, City Putt and Morning Call, to Lelong Dr., where runners circle the New Orleans Museum of Art and continue down beautiful Roosevelt Mall. The course wraps around Palm Dr. and finishes on the Practice Track.
Commemorative race t-shirts will be given to all race participants on Race Day, before & after the race, or during Early Number Pick Up. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed on Race Day.
You can pick up your bib number on Race Day beginning at 7:00 am inside City Park's Practice Track field or BEFORE Race Day during Early Packet Pick Up.
Absolutely! Just please be courteous to our runners and line up near the back on Race Day. Please note, that strollers are NOT allowed in the wave attempting qualification.
Participants must complete the Fall Classic 5k in 22 minutes or under to qualify for the following year's CCC10k.
"A" Group.... 17:30 min (35:00 10k)
"B" Group.... 20:00 min (40:00 10k)
"C" Group.... 22:30 min (45:00 10k)
"D" Group.... 27:00 min (55:00 10k)
There is plenty of free parking inside of New Orleans City Park: on Dreyfous Ave. (near Storyland and City Putt), by Christian Brothers School, near the Dog Park on Zachary Taylor Dr. or by the new Festival Grounds on Henry Thomas Dr. Participants should avoid Marconi Dr. due to constuction!
No parking will be allowed inside of Tad Gormley Stadium, on the Neutral Grounds between Marconi and Orleans Ave., or anywhere along the 5k course (this includes Roosevelt Mall St. and Lelong Ave.).