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Crescent City Classic

WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Downtown New

DISTANCE: 10K (6.2 miles).

RUNNERS: About 20,000.

COURSE: Starts in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Poydras Street, proceeds down Poydras, bearing a left on South Peters, and continuing onto Decatur Street. It proceeds through the French Quarter, passing Jackson Square and the French Market, turning left on Esplanade Avenue, where it continues to the front of City Park. The race finishes on Roosevelt Mall just outside of Tad Gormley Stadium.


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