Crescent City Classic, April 19th 2014.

We are just getting organized for this year's classic. The plan is basically as prior years rest of weekend detail will follow.

But for now the main issue is our room block averaging  30 or so rooms. Since the CCC is later in the Spring this year's room rates have changed +++. Our base rate last year of 99.00 is no longer available for that time of year. We have shopped the market and rates are in the 135.00 to 160.00 range if you want to be near the quarter. But things are not all bad, we have been able to work a deal with the Hampton Convention Center for 109.00 and 119.00 (see below). The Hampton is further into the warehouse district by approx 6 blocks further than last year. It's walk able or there is a train stop across the street that runs back to Quarter.

Opinion and Comment's

# 1 Save 75-80 bucks to spend on food and beverages. Get more exercise walking 6 more blocks and burn off the over consumption.
# 2 Pay for location, location. Walk out front door and be in quarter and later stubble back in front door and find your room.
# 3 Big Hotel and lots of fellow runners, expo, start line out front, but 8 more blocks from where we stayed last year.

So here are the choices we have if you want to opt in.

1. Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center, 1201 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Group Rates 109.00 Single Standard or 119.00 Double Deluxe. Here is copy from Hotel Reservations, how to book.
Please remind guests that they can book their reservations by calling 1-866-311-1200 and requesting the group Crescent City Classic/Cap'n Fun  (coded CNF in our system) and the dates. I have also created a complimentary personalized webpage for your group. Guests can click on the link below and book their reservations online. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and made no later than March 19, 2014.


2. HYATT FRENCH QUARTER NEW ORLEANS, 800 IBERVILLE STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LA  70112. Group Rate discounted for us 149.00. This is the old Chateau Sonesta Hotel that we stayed in a couple years ago. They have had a major renovation and it's were Walt Graham stay's,  he likes it. Direct reservations number: 1-888-421-1442 or 402-592-6464, group = Captn Fun Runners - Crescent City Classic  and dates.


3  HYATT REGENCY NEW ORLEANS, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113. 1-504-561-1234 ( CCC HOST HOTEL) CCC Rates is 134.00 per my phone call a few weeks ago if there is still rooms,  the reservation said they were going fast.