New Orleans Crescent City Classic, 30 years old and running strong. Another New Orleans tradition

     The New Orleans Crescent City Classic a 10k road race was run over the Easter weekend on Saturday.  As you can tell not everyone including me runs.  Walking at a fast pace and a few photos later I finished the race in time to shower and get ready for an afternoon appointment.  The Classic was 30 years old and still attracted about 18,500 to run, walk and communicate.  There was a group costume contest as well.  Real Estate agents are welcome, you never know what or who you will see.

     The winners finish in under 28 minutes.  The winners are usually from Kenya and are a blur to the camera as they run past.  However they may not get to see that much.  Here is what I saw as the race started.  The race starts in Jackson Square in the French Quarter at 830 am.  I started about 12-13 minutes later as the late arrivals and walkers started.  The photos will be able to tell the story better than I.  Had time for 150 photos so hopefully you can enjoy and get the New Orleans Feel.              

Crescent City Classic Strart

Starting in the French Quarter we quickly move into the Warehouse District

Crescent City Downtown

Well, what can you say! We head downtown!

Crescent City Classic on Poydras

Finally some room to walk as we hit Poydras

Historic Home on Esplanade

Historic Home on Esplanade

Homes on esplanade

Newer home on the Esplanade route.

Esplanade beer stop

Had to keep moving, the water for free is ahead.

New Orleans Cementry

New Orleans Rest Stop

Classic Bayou St. john

Bayou St John, All this flooded during Katrina Big time

City Park New Orleans

Entering New Orleans City Park, one of the largest urban parks in America

Oak Trees in City Park

Live Oaks in City park

Finish Line Crescent City Classic

Wow, the finish line.  We have to walk to the refreshments and a mile to the car.

The ending party

The ending party at the stadium.  I guess the runners beat me to the end. There were plenty of eats for all and it free with the entry fee of $20 plus you get a shirt, ships, bananas, beer, Gatorade, and Jambalya.  Had to leave for an appointment before the bands started.  One more mile to the car and my new tennis shoes were broken in.

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  1. julie baudier

    It was a perfect day for the race,not too hot not too cold-just perfect!

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