The HOTTER than HELL MARATHON benefiting RaceMD
- July 5, 2015 in New Orleans Audubon Park Circle running path, Shelter 10
- Starts at 12:13 a.m. bring your own supplies.
- No charge for the event, but donations are highly encouraged and will be matched up to totaling up to $100,000
- You can donate directly to RaceMD by clicking here
The early morning July event was founded by six New Orleans 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 12 years, this event has been commemorated on the Sunday nearest July 4th, and now dedicates all the Hotter than Hell Marathon proceeds to RaceMD, A Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Non-Profit organization.
RaceMD was founded with a mission of delivering intermediate therapies to Duchenne boys to reduce muscle cell loss and prolong their lives until more permanent solutions are found. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) affects 1 in 3,500 boys, approximately 20,000 in the U.S. Boys with DMD are in a wheelchair by age 12 and most live only into their 20s.
You can take an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands boys suffering from DMD and have fun doing it. The world’s strongest athletes helping the weakest of all boys is a profound way to give.