The annual Crescent City Classic is not only a great physical challenge but a fun, local tradition as well. Held on the Saturday before Easter, amateur and professional runners alike unite for New Orleans’ signature 10k race. Some dress in Easter-themed costumes while others come decked out in full workout attire, but all have a good time for a good cause.
The 2023 Crescent City Classic takes place Saturday, April 8 with a two-day health expo leading up to the race (April 6 & 7).
At the end of the route awaits a celebration called the Michelob Ultra RaceFest at New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds! This party is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features local music, Creole food, and libations. It is open to runners’ families and friends for a $20 cover charge ($25 on race day), and children 10 and under enter for free!
Fest passes can be purchased when you register for the race either online or on race day.
On Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7, the Crescent City Classic presents a free two-day fitness expo at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown New Orleans. At the expo, running apparel, shoes, exercise equipment, wellness products, fitness services, and more will be featured along with speakers, cooking demos, and fitness classes!
The expo on Thursday is from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From the expo, to the race itself, to the post-race festivities, there will be no shortage of things to do revolving around the Crescent City Classic. Since the race is the Saturday before Easter Sunday, it’s the perfect weekend to participate in the Classic, and then take part in other activities throughout the weekend, such as Easter brunches or Easter parades.
For more information about the Crescent City Classic, head to their official website at www.ccc10k.com.