Thousands hit streets of New Orleans for Crescent City Classic 10K

Published: Apr. 8, 2023 at 9:46 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Thousands of runners -- and some walkers -- took to the wet streets of New Orleans to compete in the Crescent City Classic 10K on Saturday (April 8).

Early morning rain left puddles along the 6.2-mile course, which started in front of the Caesars Superdome, proceeded downtown along Poydras Street, turned left through the French Quarter, and then followed Esplanade Avenue into City Park.

Race organizers said runners from New Orleans won the competition, with Kolyn Saltzman finishing first overall in 31 minutes, 23 seconds and Kir Selert Faraud the first female to cross the finish line in 35:44.

Saltzman is the first local man ever to win the CCC 10K, while Faraud is the first New Orleans woman to win the division since the inaugural race in 1979.

Open Males (Top 5)

  • Kolyn Saltzman, New Orleans, 31:23
  • Matthew Hansen, New Orleans, 31:43
  • Bryant White Jr., New Orleans, 31:48
  • Evan Pardo, Slidell, 32:14
  • Gary Sandrock, Chalmette, 32:17

Open Females (Top 5)

  • Kir Selert Faraud, New Orleans, 35:44
  • Rebecca DeKay, New Orleans, 37:13
  • Tshwanelo Maruping, New Orleans, 37:20
  • Mathilde Helms Kjaer, New Orleans, 38:15
  • Kristin Wenstrom, Covington, 38:23

Masters Male (Winner)

  • Matthew Blume, Barrington, IL, 32:47

Masters Female (Winner)

  • Kristin Wenstrom, Covington, 38:23

Fox 8 was among the media partners for the race, and had several personalities from the station handing out refreshments at a hydration station along the route. Morning show anchors Kelsey Davis, Rob Krieger and Olivia Vidal and producer Caitlyn Dwyer were among the Fox 8 personnel who ran in the race.

From left, Fox 8's producer Caitlyn Dwyer and morning show anchors Olivia Vidal, Rob Krieger...
From left, Fox 8's producer Caitlyn Dwyer and morning show anchors Olivia Vidal, Rob Krieger and Kelsey Davis were among those who ran in the 2023 Crescent City Classic.(WVUE-Fox 8)

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