RUN FOR IT! Official Charity Program



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Become a Charity Runner!

Everyone is welcome!  Seeded runners, joggers, and walkers alike!

Our 10 Charity Partners are listed below.  
All charities offer unique training and fundraising programs, however, all will require a minimum fundraising donation of $200.  

To register for the 2014 CCC10k Race as a Charity Runner -  CLICK HERE!

To officially join your team & set up your Fundraising page on - CLICK HERE!

Raise a minimum of $200 by Race Day [April 19, 2014], pick up your Charity bib number & T-shirt from your Charity's booth @ the Health & Fitness Expo & have a great race!



“Run For It” Perks & Incentives:

Official Charity Runners of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic will receive…

·      Unique Charity Bib number with First name & Unique Race T-shirt, if you register by March 14th

·      Pre & Post-race gathering spots with private port-o-lets & refreshments on Race Day

+ The highest fundraisers from each Charity Team will win a 2014 Commemorative Print
& the highest fundraiser overall will receive a free hotel room at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans for Race Weekend!


Auto-Qualify for Seeded Positions

Charity Runners that raise the following amounts for their chosen Charity will automatically qualify for a seeded starting position in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic:

  • $1,000 for Group C
  • $2,500 for Group B
  • $5,000 for Group A (START WITH THE ELITES!)


About the “RUN FOR IT” Program

The “Run For It” Program is the Official Charity Program of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k. The goal of the “Run For It” Program is to raise $1 million and serve the Greater New Orleans area needs.  Each year, the Crescent City Classic choses 10 local Charities to support and partner with for the following year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k race. 

The Crescent City Classic donates 100 Charity bib numbers (guaranteed race entries) to each Charity Partner for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k.  Official Charity Partners recruit 100 runners/walkers who can commit to raising a minimum of $200 for their Charity by race day (next year on April 19, 2014).

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic is produced by the Crescent City Fitness Foundation, a 501C3 non-profit entity.  The funds and positive impact of the “Run For It” Program are important to the success of the Crescent City Fitness Foundation’s mission, and the Classic is proud to support local charities and their fundraising endeavors.

For more information, please contact our Charity Coordinator Hilary Landry, at


The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of
experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than
three million volunteers, they fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
They save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and
by fighting back.

Covenant House New Orleans has a mission to serve the homeless and at-risk youth ages 16-21.
They provide residential programs and professional support services that have touched the lives of
over 20,000 youth since their founding in 1986.  Their goal is to reunite kids with family when
possible, or to help them build skills and resources for indepent living.


Girls on the Run of New Orleans inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun,
experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  We envision a world where
every girl knows and acivates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.


Hospice Associates Foundation was incorporated on May 30, 2007. The mission of this
foundation is to improve the quality of life and assist persons affected by a terminal illness in hospice
by providing education, advocacy and support services. The goals of this foundation are: to
educate the public on hospice care and issues and needs of the terminally ill and caregivers dealing with
the situation as well as educate the public on death and dying issues, grief issues and bereavement, to be
a resource for the community seeking information about hospice care and choices when working with a
life threatening illness, grief, and bereavement, and to assist hospice patients and caregivers to meet some
of the needs that may occur while in the hospice program such as medications, supplies, sitters, food
supplements, rental assistance, utility bill assistance, etc. By assisting with some of these needs the foundation
can reduce worry and concerns for the patient and caregiver so they may focus on quality time with each other.


The Kelly Gibson Foundation is a community-driven charity dedicated to improving
the lives of those who live in New Orleans and the surrounding areas with an emphasis
on supporting children's athletic programming, first responders and military initiatives.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health ageny dedicated
to blood cancer.  The mission of LLS is: Cure Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and
improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  Created 25 years ago, The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society's (LLS) Team In Training (TNT), has grown to be the world's largest and most successful endurance
sports charity training program.  Since it's inception the program has helped more than 570,000 participants at
every level, beginner to advanced, acheive their dream of completing a marathon, half marathon, triathlon,
100-mile (century) bicycle ride or hike adventure, and those participants have raised a remarkable $1.3 billion.  
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned athlete, TNT' stream-focused philosophy will help get you across the finish
line at the event of your chioce.  Participants cite many reasons for joining the program, including the opportunity to
make friends and have fun as part of a supportive team, the satisfaction of supporting cancer research and helping
patients live better, longer lives, the high-caliber coaching that helps you accomplish your goal, and getting fit.  
Together we train to beat cancer!




The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA) is the oldest and most
comprehensive animal welfare organization in LA and one of the oldest in the U.S. providing care and 
basic medical services for 20,000+ homeless and companion animals each year.  The mission of the
LA/SPCA is to advocate for and protect the animal community through high quality service, compassion,
strong leadersip and innovative programs.


Since 1998, the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) has been dedicated to keeping New Orleans'
performers alive in body, mind, and spirit by providing comprehensive health care and mental health/
social services.  As the "medical home" for more than 2,500 local musicians and tradition bearers, the
NOMC's Culture of Caring Model provides cost-efficient access to high quality healthcare and
wellness programs for our patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

The New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) evolved from NOMC following Hurricane 
Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining 
New Orleans' traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund and our Emergency Fund.  



The WWOZ 90.7 FM is a volunteer powered, listener supported, community radio station.
 WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the globe including French
Quarter Fest and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival annually.  With it's open door policy,
musicians stop by WWOZ's French Market Studios daily to discuss new albums and to plug gigs.  
Our volunteer show hosts have the freedom to create their own playlists, free of commercial interests,
bringing handpicked music to listeners 24/7.  For over 30 years, WWOZ has served as the
soundtrack of New Orleans, broadcasting on-air and online at  





Youth Run NOLA empowers underserved youth through running, with an intensive eight-month
guided training program of twice weekly practices and monthly events overseen by teacher-coaches

 and volunteer running buddies.  Their program combats the obstacles facing our youth  -  many of
whom cope with unsafe, unhealthy, and unsupportive circumstances - with positive, structured 
after-school engagement.

Watch: Youth Run NOLA @ the 2012 CCC


Unfortunately we have stopped accepting applications for the 2014 “Run For It” Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic Charity Program.  The 2015 Application process will begin next July 2014.   If you need further assistance, or have any questions, please contact our Charity Coordinator- Hillary Landry at