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2024 Location - Lafreniere Park!!!
Marathon completion between June 30 - July 7, 2024

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd
Metairie, LA 70003


Have you ever wanted to complete an overnight marathon the middle of the summer in New Orleans?  This is your opportunity, whether an experienced runner or a 1st time Want A Bee, to participate in one of the most unique overnight marathon events in the country in support of Duchenne Muscular Dystropy (DMD) boys.  The HOTTER than HELL MARATHON for RaceMD is a self-timed overnight event/run of 26.2 miles completed in 13, two-mile loops. 


The race was held at Audubon Park in New Orleans for the first 18 years and was held virtually during the Covid years (2020-2022).  This year, for our 22nd edition, the race/event will be held at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, LA  70003 for event date of July 7, 2024. 


A Virtual Race option is available.  Complete your mileage between June 30 - July 7, 2024, to finish the virtual race. 

RaceMD® began with the mission to accelerate the search for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) therapy to save lives. Our mission has evolved from research to rescue as we fund real therapies for real patients NOW.  DMD affects 1 in 3,500 children in the US.

This is a donation-based race benefiting RaceMD, a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) non-profit.  All donations and shirt proceeds go directly to RaceMD.  All donations are tax deductible. Funds are then used to provide cell stem therapy to the boys who have DMD.  This stem cell therapy shows evidence of life extension for the patients.  



Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup will be held at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

615 S Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118

12pm - 6:30pm.

Packets may also be picked up on event date, July 7, 2024, from 12:01am - 7am.


2024 Sponsors


Lafreniere Park
3000 Downs Blvd
Metairie, LA 70003


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