NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Crescent City Classic and YMCA of Greater New Orleans officials are back for the annual combo of the CCC Fall Classic and YMCA Corporate Cup called the “Corporate Classic.” The family- oriented 3.1-mile race will take place this year on Saturday, November 12 in City Park at 8 am.
Immediately following the race, participants will be treated to a wide array of complimentary food, beer and other beverages, live entertainment and an awards ceremony for the top 5k finishers. Registrants can participate as individuals or on teams of 4 to 6 members.
Launched in 1960, the YMCA Corporate Cup benefitted adult literacy courses and initiatives throughout the New Orleans Area. The Crescent City Fall Classic began in 1986 with a focus on education initiatives in New Orleans. The inaugural Corporate Classic benefits the YMCA Educational Services (YES) Adult Literacy Program. To celebrate the YMCA of New Orleans’ 170th anniversary, officials have set a goal of raising $100,000 during this year’s race for the literacy program. 
“Last year when we decided to combine the CCC Fall Classic and the YMCA Corporate Cup, we had a tremendous response,” said Crescent City Classic Race Director Eric Stuart. “Both races have long-standing traditions in New Orleans with a strong focus on education and we look forward to carrying on that tradition as well as forming new traditions the return of the 5K this fall.”
Registration for the Corporate Classic in City Park is open now at A special discounted early registration price of $40 is available now through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 4.
For more information and updates on the 2022 Corporate Classic, the 2023 Crescent City Classic on April 8 and 2023 CCC race series schedule, visit