Runners, joggers and walkers can participate in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k while supporting NORDC healthy lifestyle programming. The NORD Foundation, which supports NORDC, was selected as an official charity partner of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic 10k as part of the “Run for It” Program. The program enables people to raise funds for local charities.

The first 100 people to sign up with Team NORDC with a pledge to raise a minimum of $200 for NORDC will receive complimentary race entries.

Nonrace participants can also donate or volunteer. The 6.2-mile race is on Saturday, April 4.

NORDC healthy lifestyle programming options will help participants get ready for the race and keep the momentum going afterward. The Fit NOLA Parks program recently was expanded to six NORDC playgrounds and offers a variety of fitness activities, including boot camp, yoga, hula hooping, Zumba and kickboxing.

NORDC recreation centers, pools and tennis centers offer a wide array of options including aqua aerobics, tai chi, casa samba, ballet, cardio tennis and senior dance fitness. There’s also a fitness center with cardio machines and exercise balls at Treme Rec Center. For information, call (504) 658-3000.

KEEP NORDC BEAUTIFUL: Help Keep NORDC Facilities Beautiful asks for the public’s help to keep its playgrounds and facilities well maintained. Anyone who sees anything at NORDC playgrounds or recreation centers that requires attention can call 311.

NOLA 311 is the New Orleans online city service information site. Cellphone users or people outside of the New Orleans area may need to dial (504) 658-2299.

Victor N. Richard III is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. For information, visit