Crescent City Classic COUNTDOWN:

Awards/Top 500


Elite Prize Money

The Crescent City Classic awards elite athletes from all of the world over $30,000 in prize money.  For the complete list of prize money broken down by division, please email our Elite Coordinator,

Local Awards

Top local area female and male finishers from the Open, Master (40+), Grandmaster (50+), Senior (60+), Legend (70+) categories  will be awarded: ?$300 cash, ?free entry to next year's race, and a ?limited edition prize.  See below for local requirements.

Age Group Awards

Limited edition prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ yrs.

1st place winners will also get free entry to next year's race.

*Invited athletes and those who earn non-local cash prizes are not eligible for age group awards.

Top 500 Posters

The Top 500 Male and Top 500 Female Finishers (based on Chip Time) will be awarded Commemorative Top 500 Prints.  All prints must be picked up on Race Day, at the Top 500 Tent starting at 10:30 am!  No prints will be distributed before 10:30 am.  We appreciate your patience! Any prints not picked up during the race can be picked up from Louisiana Running + Walking Co on canal pl.

Crescent City Classic Policy

*Crescent City Classic policy on “local residency” and proof thereof. As defined for purposes of awarding the “local” awards in Open, Master, Grandmaster, and Senior divisions, “residency” means you currently and legally (on the date of the Crescent City Classic) reside in the Greater New Orleans Combined Statistical Area, which area includes Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, St. James, and Washington Parishes (hereafter referred to in the collective as “GNO”). Indicators of residency may include: 1) renting, leasing, or owning property which you use as your primary residence; 2) possessing a current Louisiana driver’s license with a GNO address; 3) being registered to vote in GNO. By themselves, none of the above indicators is sufficient evidence, as, for example, many people fail to surrender their Louisiana driver’s licenses even when required by the jurisdictions in which they currently live. U.S. citizenship is not required. In any case, applicant should be able to show convincing indications of having lived in GNO for: 1) currently (on the date of the upcoming Classic), and at least 67% of the year back to the previous Classic; 2) currently (on the date of the upcoming Classic), and at least 90% of the year back to January 1st of the current year.? As a current student at a college, university, or technical school or as an active duty member of the armed forces, you meet the requirements of residency if you: 1) are a student outside of the GNO, age 23 or younger, were a resident of GNO prior to your current enrollment, and have a GNO mailing address; 2) are a student (of any age) from anywhere else who is currently residing at and enrolled fulltime in GNO college, university or technical school, and have a GNO mailing address; 3) are an active duty member of the armed forces age 23 or younger stationed outside GNO, and were a resident of GNO prior to your current enlistment; or 4) are an active duty member (of any age) of the armed forces residing in GNO during your current enlistment.