Crescent Connection Bridge Run
01 June 2019
What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a great evening run across the iconic Crescent City Connection! At four miles and rising to a height of more than three-hundred feet over the river, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent Connection Bridge Run gives participants a breathtaking view of the city's skyline at sunset. Join us to run or walk the most unique course in the South. Participants start on New Orleans' "West Bank" and cross the Mississippi River via the Crescent City Connection Bridge. Ending along the river in the Warehouse District on the "East Bank", the Bridge Run is a favorite among both serious runners, young professionals, and partiers alike! Experience the skyline and enjoy an evening at a post-race party only the folks from the Crescent City Classic can throw!
The race begins on the West Bank at 7:00pm, on Hector Ave. Race Day number pick up and late registration will begin at 5:00 pm on Race Day inside the parking lot of Oakwood Center near JCPenney.The course is four miles total; about one mile is uphill and one is downhill; the other two are flat. The uphill slope is gradual, but the downhill slope, off the HOV lane, is steep.The race ends along the Mississippi River on the East Bank, near the Port of New Orleans (1350 Port of New Orleans Place), where the post-race party will be held!
Free Bus TransportationFREE Shuttle buses will bring race participants from the Eastbank to the start area at Oakwood Center before the race from 4:30pm until 6:30pm and following the race from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.Buses will pick up participants before the race at the end of Convention Center Blvd at Henderson, and after the race on Port of New Orleans Pl, near the post-race party.(So, you park near the finish or the start!)Parking On The West Bank:Free Parking is available in the Oakwood Center shopping mall parking lot, (197 W. Bank Expy., Gretna, LA 70053) located near JCPenney.Parking On The East Bank:Free Parking is available in Lot G off of Convention Center Boulevard.Most participants park downtown (near the race finish) and take our free bus shuttle service (the yellow school buses) to the start.
Water Stations:Reminder: Enjoy the exhilarating race over the Mississippi River, but expect warm and humid New Orleans conditions! To help keep you hydrated, Kentwood Springs Water will be available at the start, on the bridge and at the finish area. Be sure to drink plenty of Kentwood Springs Water before, during and after the race.Bib Numbers And Race T-Shirts:Participants can pick up their bib number from the Registration Tents inside the Oakwood Center parking lot on Race Day or before the race during Early Number Pickup.Post-Race PartyParticipants are invited to attend the Michelob Ultra Post-Race Party and awards ceremony after the race at the Port of New Orleans, along the river. Live entertainment, Michelob Ultra Beer, Kentwood Springs water, Gatorade, Rouses Fruit and Blue Runner Foods Red Beans and Rice will be provided for all race participants. There will also be local food truck options for sale (TBD) as well as our tasc + CCC Merchandise tent, so don’t forget debit cards/cash!Walkers and strollersAbsolutely! Just please be courteous to our runners and line up near the back on Race Day.