WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL CCC10K?
It’s a way to experience the fun and excitement of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic in your own backyard!
You pick the course & the time, and reach your personal fitness goals.
You’ll receive your t-shirt, racing bib, and earn your commemorative finisher medallion. You can even donate to charity!
We are offering the following course suggestions to complete the 2020 CCC10k!
These are recommendations, NOT requirements to submit your time.
Runners may use alternate routes or run on treadmill to complete 6.2 miles.
Please note that is imperitive to not organize groups to complete the 10k. The only way that we are going to stem this pandemic is through personal responsiblity. We urge our participants to run individually.
The Virtual CCC10k can be completed between 3/21/2020 - 4/11/2020.
Participants can enter their results by completing the following steps:
RunSignUp>Profile>Upcoming Events>Submit Virtual Results
Results will be posted on our website by 4/15/2020
March 13th, 2020
Dear Crescent City Classic family,
Our team has been working diligently over the past few weeks, exploring every option that we have to make this year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k a successful event. We are excited to announce that we will continue the Classic tradition by transitioning to a virtual race effective 8:00 pm on March 13th.
This unique experience will give our runners the opportunity to run/jog/walk a 10k course of their choice, get their official CCC10k swag, and be a part of something that promotes fun, health, fitness, and friendly competition. In efforts to continue our standing tradition, our Top 500 men and Top 500 women will receive their iconic 2020 Crescent City Classic print. If you are already signed up, you will automatically be entered into our virtual race by March 13th at midnight.
Please be patient while we continue to plan all logistics surrounding this unique event. We are staying positive and taking our role as health and fitness leader in our community very seriously.
March 16, 2020
We are all experiencing this unprecedented pandemic. Several consumers on social media have questioned the financial structure of the Classic organization.
Who we are: The Crescent City Classic operates under a 501c3 organization called the Crescent City Fitness Foundation. Nine years ago the current owners acquired the race and since then have not taken one penny for profit. Every single dollar has gone to our charity partners or the production of the event itself. While we have a strong list of sponsorships, their agreements remain fluid and only cover a minority portion of our costs. It is important to know that we are not the Boston Athletic Association or the NY Road Runners. We are a family run business with a core staff of three people.
What we do: The Crescent City Classic is one of the oldest 10ks in the US. Our team works year round, and many of our vendors and sub-contracts have already been paid. We are absolutely not trying to profit off this crisis, and are offering options that would allow our race and charity program to remain viable. We have been around for 42 years, and are diligently striving to continue this iconic tradition of New Orleans.
March 21, 2020
As runners we tend to be social in nature and congregate for run groups, neighborhood run clubs and training partnerships. It provides a sense of camaraderie and companionship, while offering like souls the opportunity to share in each other’s accomplishments.
With the outbreak of Covid-19, the concept of community running has to be curtailed. As difficult as it seems we’ve got to reduce large group runs and keep “pack” numbers under 10 runners. In addition, keep a healthy perimeter around your personal running space.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic felt the need to speak out on group runs because of our 2020 Virtual Crescent City Classic. It’s come to our attention that there are groups thinking of running the Virtual Classic in organized groups. PLEASE DO NOT! The only way we are going to stem this pandemic is through personal responsibility. At this time, we still feel that running is a healthy way to stave off the virus, and we are recording your 6.2-mile efforts starting on March 18th. Since the virus’ direction takes its own course routes on a daily basis, we may have to extend the deadline for timed submissions. All that can and will be worked out.
Once again, please understand we want everyone to participate in next year’s Classic. By taking the steps outlined above we give ourselves the best chance of returning to Poydras street to toe the line in 2021!
All participants that registered before March 13, 2020 have the following options:
1. Run the virtual race
2. Receive a deferral credit to the 2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k on April 2, 2021
3. Receive a transfer credit to the Fall Classic & the Celebration in the Oaks Run Walk ($65 Value)
4. Donate your registration fee to our 501c3, the Crescent City Fitness Foundation to keep our charity program viable.
Suggested course options can be found under Course Suggestions and on social media! These are recommendations, NOT requirements to submit your time. Runners may use alternate routes or run on treadmill to complete 6.2 miles.
The Crescent City Classic operates under a 501c3 called the Crescent City Fitness Foundation. Every dollar goes to the event itself, or our charity partners. Our policy is no refunds for any reason.
We are currently planning our packet pick up for the 2020 CCC10k, and are taking into consideration our out of town participants who will need their packets mailed to them.
We hope our charity runners will continue their personal fundraising goals for their selected non-profits! Charity Runners: The fundraising minimum will be waived for your race packet pickup. Please look for an email from your Charity Director soon with details!
Congratulations! Take a picture of your finish time! Details on how to submit your time will come soon!