Fall Classic Health and Fitness Challenge Grant Program!
The Crescent City Fitness Foundation sponsors events aimed at enhancing the exposure of youth to the healthful aspects of a regular exercise program, including running and walking. Every Fall, the Foundation dedicates its Crescent City Fall Classic to New Orleans-area schools and local non-profit organizations with a focus on youth fitness, by offering discounted registration rates and awarding cash grants to the schools and organizations that have the highest participation in the program. The Fall Classic 5k will provide a focal point to encourage training and participation, as well as spirited interaction among alumni, family and friends of the schools and organizations participating.
2019 Grant Program Participants:
Airline Park Academy of Advanced Studies
Belle Chasse Academy
Belle Chasse Middle School
Benajamin Franklin High School
Boyet Jr.High School
Emily C. Watkins Elementary School
Hynes Charter School
Immaculate Conception School
International High School School of NO
International School of LA
Morris Jeff Community School
St. Andrew the Apostle
Warren Easton Charter High School
The Foundation will provide the following to all Schools and Non-profit Organizations participating in the Grant Program:
A discounted entry fee ($20.00 per participant) to the Crescent City Fall Classic 5k race.
An opportunity to be recognized for their commitment to the fitness of their students, alumni, staff, families and community.
Each group that registers a minimum of 50 participants will also be eligible for the below cash grants.
The School or Organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the largest number of participants will receive:
A Cash Grant of $3,000, dedicated to the school's or organizations youth athletic programs.
A Spirit Trophy to recognize the largest number of participants
Their school's logo or name will be imprinted on the race t-shirt of the following year's Crescent City Fall Classic 5k (as the participation leader).
The School or Organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the 2nd largest number of participants:
A cash grant of $1,500, dedicated to their athletic programs.
The School or Organization that meets the minimum requirements and registers the 3rd largest number of participants:
A cash grant of $750, dedicated to their athletic programs.
Any local elementary, middle or high school can apply for the Grant Program's school division.
Any local 5013c non-profit organization or association that focuses on youth development can apply for the Grant Program's organization division.
All applications will be reviewed and approved or declined by the Crescent City Classic team.
Once a school/organization/club applies for and is accepted to the program, they will be given a unique Fall Classic registration directions that allows students, teachers, parents, employees, alumni, friends and members to register for the race at a discounted rate. Grant Program Participants will also be able to register online, by selecting your school or organization name during the online registration process.
Grant Program participants will receive everything that a normal participant will receive: a commemorative race t-shirt, bib number (with timing chip) and entry into the Michelob Ultra post-race party
*ALL GRANT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS MUST PICK UP THEIR BIB NUMBERS DIRECTLY FROM THE SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION, BEFORE THE RACE. NO RACE DAY PICK-UP WILL BE AVAILABLE.