Kickin’ Parkinson’s was proud to be a Crescent City Classic Charity Partner for the second year. Under the capable leadership of Steve Reisig and Kirsten Early Team Fox 2016 recruited 29 runners who received donations from 345 donors raising a total of $33,500 on March 26, 2016! We would also like to thank the Thomas family and especially Laine Thomas, a KP Committee Member who continues to support our efforts and mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
A special “Shout-Out” to Paul Dastugue who raised $10,420 and Team Reisig who raised $9,125 for Kickin’ Parkinson’s, putting them in the Top Four individual fundraisers for the entire CCC Charity effort!
The 2017 Health & Fitness Expo will take place on Thursday, April 13th and Friday, April 14th at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Expo is free and open to the public 10:00 am – 8:00 pm each day. Come to the Expo to pick up your race number and t-shirt, and stay for our interactive events, demonstrations, plus shop local and national running brands for discounted pricing!
The 2017 Classic is set for Saturday, April 15th at 8:00 am. The race will begin on Poydras St. near Loyola Ave. in Downtown New Orleans and end in New Orleans City Park near the New Orleans Museum of Art. On race morning, jump on a bus from City Park or show up at Champions Square wearing your bib number and simply match the color of your number to the color of your assigned corral to find your starting position. Get ready to run (or walk) one of the most scenic courses in one of the most unique cities in the country. Our 6.2-mile course leads participants from downtown New Orleans, through the French Quarter, all the way up Esplanade Ave. to beautiful City Park.
The Classic is New Orleans’ (and the region’s) premier 10k road race, and one of the oldest 10k races in the nation. For 37 years, it has combined world class competition, amateur participation and great fun for all participants. Starting in 1979 with 902 participants, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic has grown to become the preeminent fitness event in Louisiana. This Easter Weekend Tradition is now, along with Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, one of New Orleans signature events.