Hosted by Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic & Berger Fitness

World's Longest 5K

Plus Yoga & Twerk-out with Big Freedia & Mark Berger

Saturday, October 6th 

Team Gleason House at St. Margaret's
3525 Bienville Street in Mid-City - New Orleans


There will be clocks on the course for you to record your time, but there are no timing chips on the bibs for this race. Results will not be posted for this event.


6:30 am - Registration Opens 

7:30 am - Yoga

8:45 am - 3.7 race on the Lafitte Greenway 

10:00 am - Twerk-out with Big Freedia and Mark Berger 

10:45 am - Race awards

10:50 am - 12:00 pm - Live Music by the Benchwarmers 


Entry Fees:
$37 - Until September 21st
$45 - September 21st - October 5th
$55 - Race Day Registration - October 6th (limited)
$20 - Youth (15 & under)
$15 - General Admission post-race festival entrance
$40 - Remote Registration for our out of town friends & supporters (all remote registrations before 9/26 will receive their packet before race day)

Gleason Classic entry includes participation in all 3 fitness components (yoga, race, and twerk-out), limited edition Gleason Classic t-shirt, one general admission ticket to festival with post-run refreshments.

Food by Blue Runner & PJ’s Coffee • Beer provided by Port Orleans & Southern Eagle

Sports Bar with $5 Bloody Mary's by Tito's & $7 Champagne or Mimosa's


Entry includes opportunity to participate in all three fitness components (yoga, 5k and twerk-out), limited edition Team Gleason T-shirt and includes admission to post-race fest with refreshments.

For Yoga - Please bring your own mat. You can check your mat at the Volunteer check-in. 

Please Note - This event is Rain or Shine! #NoWhiteFlags


New Updated Race Route:

Starts at Team Gleason House at St. Margaret’s on Conti Street down the Lafitte Greenway up St. Louis to catch Bayou St. John and back.



The purpose of this event is to raise awareness for ALS and to support the Team Gleason Foundation. Team Gleason is an organization driven to generate public awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), raise funding to empower those with ALS to continue living with purpose, and ultimately find a cure for ALS. 


Steve Gleason played for The New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. As a counter-culture athlete who spent his off-season adventuring in third world countries, he will always be remembered for his blocked punt on the night the Louisiana Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina. In January 2011, Steve was diagnosed with ALS, considered a terminal neuromuscular disease. It is his mission to show that patients can not only live but thrive after this diagnosis. In doing so, he hopes to inspire others to do the same.

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Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors.