September 9 2014 | Crescent City Classic 10K News

The Crescent City Classic today announced their selection of 14 local charities to serve as the official Charity Partners of the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k race, taking place in New Orleans on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

As Charity Partners, the select 14 non-profit organizations will be part of the “Run For It” Program, the Official Charity Program of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, now in its third year.  After successfully generating over $300,000 for local charity and nonprofits in 2014, the Crescent City Classic hopes to raise $1 million through the “Run For It” Program to serve the needs of the Greater New Orleans area.

“The ‘Run For It’ Charity Program has become an integral part of the Classic, and one that allows us to support the needs of our community in a substantial way,” said Hilary Landry, Crescent City Classic Charity Coordinator. “We received an overwhelming number of applications to the program this year, which makes us highly anticipate the results we will see.”

Through the “Run For It” program, the Crescent City Classic donates 100 bib numbers (guaranteed race entries) to each Charity Partner. Official Charity Partners then recruit 100 runners/walkers who can commit to raising a minimum of $200 for their charity by Race Day on April 4, 2015.

“We are thrilled to be an official Charity Partner of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic for a second year. The Classic is a great sporting tradition and helps us serve over 700 homeless youth and children annually. We hope to make the Classic our annual spring fundraising event,” said Richard Arnold, Director of Development and Communications for Covenant House New Orleans. 

This year 14 official Charity Partners were selected, but funds will be donated to a total of 17 local charities, each of which has a distinct mission. The diversity of the charities allows the Classic to support a wide range of groups in need.

The select Charity Partners are asked to raise a minimum of $20,000 by Race Day, as well as supply 20 volunteers for the Start Line on Race Day, to be considered for the 2016 "Run For It" Program.

2015 Charity Partners:

1.     American Cancer Society
2.     Boys Hope Girls Hope New Orleans
3.     Covenant House New Orleans
4.     Girls on the Run New Orleans
5.     The Kelly Gibson Foundation Benefiting Youth Run NOLA + Saint Andrew’s Village
6.     The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
7.     Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
8.     Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA)
9.     Make It Right Foundation  
10.  National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Louisiana Office
11.  New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation Benefiting New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC)
12.  Operation Homefront Louisiana/Mississippi
13.  Team Fox Louisiana (aka Kickin’ Parkinsons) for Parkinson’s Research
14. WWOZ in Conjunction with New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation

To learn more about the perks and incentives offered to “Run For It” Charity Partners and Runners, CLICK HERE or contact