Crescent City Classic 10K

Crescent City Classic 10K

Crescent City Classic 10K

( 12 reviews )
91% of reviewers recommend this race
  • New Orleans,
    United States
  • April
  • 6 miles/10K
  • Road Race
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Jennifer Zenuch

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
37 21
"New race finish area! "
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Jennifer Zenuch's thoughts:

This race has quickly become one of my favorite races of the spring. It's an Easter tradition in New Orleans. The race always happens on the Saturday before Easter. With a huge field of participants (I think over 17,000) from runners to walkers to strollers, it can be both a highly competitive race or a fun party in the back. Some people pull coolers full of adult drinks the whole way! There's even a fun costume competition with prizes.

- GREAT expo. They always bring in some really great vendors for the expo and it's huge for a 10k. I like that a majority of the vendors are local too.
- Flat, scenic course through downtown New Orleans, the French Quarter, then up Esplanade to finish at City Park.
- Wonderful finish festival with lots and lots of food, beer, and great music
- The addition of timed corrals has greatly improved this race for those who truly want to RUN it. They were policing the corrals pretty heavily this year so make sure you sign up for the corral you want to be in. I moved up to a faster corral this year and it made a ton of difference. MUCH less weaving and winding around walkers.
- I really liked the t-shirt design this year.
- Medals for all finishers!
- The first 500 people to finish (based on chip time) in each gender receives a commemorative poster (worth $50)! I was only 4 seconds away from a poster this year!!! WHAAA!!!
- Aid stations every mile were manned but some great, enthusiastic volunteers.
- Tons of fun costumes and crazy antics along the race route. (jello shots anyone??)
- Fun family/kid zone in the finish festival with a climbing wall and blow up obstacles and slides.
- The buses were really quick taking people from the finish to the start in the morning. Very little wait time.
- It's spring in New Orleans. The weather was gorgeous!
- New race finish area eliminates the old blind finish. I liked it!

- The lines for the porta potties at the start were really, really, really long. I ended up just having to hold it and run really fast to the finish to go. Ha!
- There was some confusion by the people policing the corrals on how to get to the "D" corral. They told us to walk through the "E" corral to get to "D". It took us several minutes of weaving through a mass of people when all the while all we had to do was walk around to the side of the street to easily enter there.
- The roads can be a little rough - but that's New Orleans. You learn to look down as you run.

I truly love this race. It is always one of my favorites and one of the funnest races I do each year. I'll keep coming back for more each year! Next year that poster is MINE!

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