Charity and Fundraising

The "Run For It" Program

The "Run For It" Program is the Official Charity Program of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic.  The goal of the "Run For It" Program is to raise $1 million annually and serve the Greater New Orleans area needs.  Each year, the Crescent City Fitness Foundation selects local charities to support and partner with for the 10k race, by donating 100 charity bib numbers (guaranteed race entries) to each Charity Partner for the following year's Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic.  

Official Charity Partners recruit and form teams of 100 charity runners/walkers, who can commit to raising a minimum of $200 for their charity by race day (March 26, 2016).  Official Charity Runners receive various perks and incentives for joining the program, including a personal online fundraising page.

The Crescent City Classic does not take any administrative fees, so all of the money raised will be donated directly to and benefit our selected charity partners.

Charity Runner Perks & Incentives:

  • Unique Charity bib number, with First Name if you register early
  • Unique Charity race t-shirt
  • Prime starting location on race day in the "Charity Corral" positioned right behind Seeded Runners
  • Access to nice bathrooms race morning in Champions Square
  • Access to Charity Team's Private Party tent after the race, with refreshments provided by your Charity
  • Plus prizes for highest fundraisers per team and overall!


Interested Beneficiaries

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016 Run For It Program.  Please download the application at the link below and email it to by September 1, 2015.  Official 2016 Charity Partners will be announced in October of 2015.  For more info, please email our Charity Director,

Click here to download the 2016 Charity Application

Interested Charity Runners

Charity Registration will open in November of 2015.  The link will appear as a registration option on the normal registration site (  Just click "Run For Charity", choose a charity to support, then create your fundraising page.  Although we do not take any registration fees from charity runners, we ask that each runner raise at least $200 by race day for their selected charity.


2015 Official Charity Partners

American Cancer Society logoAmerican Cancer Society

ACS is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.


Boys Hope Girls Hope logoBoys Hope Girls Hope New Orleans

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and educations through college.

Covenant House logoCovenant House New Orleans

Covenant House's mission is to serve homeless and at-risk youth ages 16-22, including young mothers and their children.  They provide residential programs and professional support services that have touched the lives of over 20,000 youth in the past 28 years.  Their goal is to reunite kids with family when possible, or to help them build skills and resources for independent living.


Girls on the Run logoGirls on the Run New Orleans

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  They envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  All funds raised will go towards scholarship funding, which allows them to offer the program to low-income participants whose families are unable to pay the program fee.

Kelly Gibson Foundation logoThe Kelly Gibson Foundation

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.  This year, KGF will be fundraising in conjunction with Youth Run NOLA, who empowers youth through running.  

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society logoThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.  LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  Our key priorities ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

Louisiana Philharmonic OrchestraLouisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The LPO's mission is to transform people and communities through music.  As the only full-time professional orchestra in Louisiana, the LPO seeks to provide the citizens of our state with innovative, high-quality classical music performance experiences and education programming.  Through concerts in public parks, schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the Greater New Orleans region, the orchestra provides multiple opportunities for the general public to engage with classical music at no cost.  Beyond the concert stage, the LPO offers access to music through youth mentoring and music therapy.


Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals logoLouisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The LA/SPCA is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state 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 is to advocate for and protect the animal community through high quality service, compassion, strong leadership and innovative programs.

Make it Right logoMake It Right 

Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, after Hurricane Katrina, Make It Right builds safe, Cradle to Cradle inspired homes, buildings and communities for people in need. 


National Multiple Sclerosis Society logoNational Multiple Sclerosis Society - Louisiana Office

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.  The funds raised will be used to fund research, provide direct financial assistance to those living with MS, scholarships and programs and services (i.e. self-help groups and other access to care programs).

NORDC logoNew Orleans Recreation Development Commission

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC)'s mission is to provide high quality recreational, physical health, cultural, community interaction, and lifestyle enhancement programs for youth, young adults, adults, senior citizens, and disabled/special needs residents of New Orleans, augmenting the quality of life, including the development of self-esteem and community connection, for all.

Operation Homefront logoOperation Homefront Louisiana/Mississippi

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families, wounded warriors and veterans.  As the local field office for a $72 million npo, Operation Homefront Louisiana/Mississippi services the seven military bases in Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as local wounded warriors, veterans and National Guard units.  The services that they provide include basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, as well as mortgage-free homes and "morale-building" events through the year, such as school supply and holiday toy distributions to military families in the two state area.

Team Fox logoKickin' Parkinsons (Team Fox Louisiana for Parkinson's Research)

Team Fox is The Micheal J. Fox's Foundation's (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program.  It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness Parkinson's disease research.  All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinsons disease.  Help us speed a cure for Parkinsons!

New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assitance Foundation logoNew Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Assistance Foundation

The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and Assistance Foundation's mission is to keep musicians alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit, by providing health and social services though their clinic, regardless of the musicians ability to pay.




Crescent City Fitness Foundation

All CCC events are produced by the Crescent City Fitness Foundation, a not-for-profit entity whose sole purpose is to promote health, fitness, and a better lifestyle for the people of the New Orleans metropolitan area. The Crescent City Fitness Foundation, founded in 1996 and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, is a member of the Road Runners Club of America {RRCA} and sponsors events year-round aimed at enhancing the exposure of youth and adults to the healthful aspects of a regular exercise program, including running and walking.  

The Foundation's new initiative is the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k's "Run For It" Charity Program.  The funds and positive impact of the "Run For It" Program are important to the success of Crescent City Fintess Foundation's Mission, and the Classic is proud to support local charities and their fundraising endeavors.