NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic and Ochsner Health are teaming up for a brand new virtual challenge focused on physical and mental health. The Me Time Challenge aims to help women prioritize self-care and wellness with health focused tips and special access to wellness and nutrition offers from Ochsner Health. The challenge is open to everyone from fitness beginners to workout experts, and participants will have the option of walking, jogging, running, cycling, swimming or any physical activity they choose to accumulate their miles.

All registrants receive a virtual bib, commemorative Me Time Challenge long-sleeve shirt and a finisher’s medallion. The entry cost for both the individual and team challenges is $35. All challenge proceeds and donations from participants will go directly to the Women’s Wellness and Survivorship Center at Ochsner Baptist, which provides comprehensive, coordinated care using a holistic approach to the unique healthcare needs of women, including specialized gynecologic care for cancer survivors.

“Mental and physical health have been thrust to the forefront of our lives more than ever,” said Me Time Challenge Operations Director Kristen Stuart. “We hope this inaugural Me Time Challenge in partnership with Ochsner Health will help people from around the globe get up, get out, get moving and get excited about improving their physical and mental health.”

There are two formats for the challenge: a 30-mile individual challenge and a 100-mile team challenge. For every five miles a participant logs, they will unlock health focused tips along with special access to wellness and nutrition offers provided by Ochsner Health to better physical and mental health. Participants will start tracking their miles via RunSignUp.com beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1. The deadline to log all individual or team miles is Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

“By teaming up with the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic, it is our hope that the Me Time Challenge will inspire women across our community to take the first step toward prioritizing their physical and mental wellbeing. It’s an amazing opportunity to invest in yourself, while also giving back to other women in the community in need of the holistic care and support provided by the Women’s Wellness and Survivorship Center at Ochsner Baptist,” said Elizabeth Lapeyre, MD, Medical Director for the Women’s Wellness and Survivorship Center at Ochsner Baptist.

Registration for the Me Time Challenge is open now. To register, interested participants should visit www.ccc10k.com. Registration for the challenge will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021. Any questions runners have about the virtual race can be emailed to customer.service@ccc10k.com.

For more information about the Women’s Wellness and Survivorship Center at Ochsner Baptist visit www.ochsner.org/services/womens-wellness-and-survivorship-center-at-ochsner-baptist. To learn more about Ochsner Health, please visit www.ochsner.org.