History of the Hotter Than Hell Marathon

The early morning July event was founded by 6 runners preparing for a real Marathon in September 2001 at mile 20 a wise guy commented “why not just complete the marathon now?”. For the last 13 years, this event has been commemorated on the Sunday nearest July 4th and now dedicates all the Hotter than Hell Marathon proceeds to RaceMD.

About RaceMD

RaceMD was founded with a mission of delivering intermediate therapies (medicine) to Duchenne boys to reduce muscle cell loss and prolong their lives until more permanent solutions are found. Affected boys are born with a genetic defect in his dystrophin gene, which results in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Without functioning dystrophin, muscles progressively fail. Duchenne affects 1 in 3,500 boys, approximately 20,000 in the US. Boys with Duchenne are in a wheelchair by age 12 and most live only into their 20s.

About the Race

The HOTTER than HELL MARATHON of 26.2 miles will be held on Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 in New Orleans Audubon Park Circle running path. The Start Time is anytime after midnight but plan to finish by the 9AM medals presentation and before the Jambalaya is all gone! For a Medal and a T-Shirt you must complete 13 precisely measured 2.0168 mile Laps any way you can. You are responsible for your own supplies.


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