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 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.

Interested Beneficiaries

Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Run For It Program.  The 2016 application deadline was September 1, 2015.  Official 2016 Charity Partners are listed below.  For more info, please email our Charity Director,


2016 Official Charity Partners

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

For nearly 30 years, Covenant House has provided residential programs and comprehensive support services to runaway, homeless, and highly at-risk youth (ages 16-22) and children from our community and across the country.  They have helped over  20,000 kids leave the streets, achieve stability, and either reunite with family or build the skills and resources needed for independent living.  Their goal is to move their young people and families out of poverty and toward healthier, brighter futures.


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.  



Team Fox logoKickin' Parkinson's
(in support of Team Fox Louisiana for Parkinson's Research)

The mission of Kickin' Parkinson's is to raise awareness, provide support and raise money for research for a cure and for medical therapies for those who live with Parkinson's Disease.  100% of funds raised will go to the Micheal J. Fox Foundation, which in turn supports research grants and medical trials in Louisiana.  


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 33,000+ homeless and companion animals annually.  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. 


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 local music alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit.  They do this by providing acess to medical and social services through the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (est. 1998) regardless of the musicians ability to pay and through advocacy and community health efforts.


NO/AIDS Task Force

NOAIDS Task Force's mission is to reduce the spread of HIV infection, provide services, advocate empowerment, safeguard the rights and dignity of HIV-affected individuals and provide for an enlightened public.

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.


Second Harvest Food Bank 

Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger and building food security in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response.  Second Harvest provides food to 474 partner agencies and direct food access to community members across 23 parishes, from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line.  

Team Gleason

Team Gleason's mission is to help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equippment and services, to create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease, and raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with neuromuscular diseases and injuries.


United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Their mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another in order to create a stronger community for all.  


Youth Run NOLA

Youth Run NOLA uses running to empower and create communities of healthy young leaders.  


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.