The Hammond 26X1 Marathon event

Event Date

Sat, Feb 7, 2015


Hammond, LA

About This Activity

What is the Hammond 26x1 Marathon and why should you be interested? It all started with a desire to do a race in Hammond that was not a typical 5k race. Hammond is a small town and a logistical nightmare for anything longer than a 5k or 10k race. A 1/2 marathon or full marathon is completely out of the question...Or is it??? Enter the Hammond 26x1 Marathon. It's YOUR race at YOUR pace. That's right, 26 laps around a 1 mile course at Southeastern Louisiana University. You can run 1 mile, 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon, or full marathon at your pace without worrying about aid stations or traffic. On February 7th, 2015, we are going to make history: Hammond's First Marathon. This event is all about pushing yourself further than you have gone before. HOW MANY LAPS CAN YOU HANDLE?

Event details and schedule





February 7th, 2015.  Race starts at 8:00 am and it ends at 2:00pm


The time limit for this event is 6 hours. After the 6 hour cutoff  time you can finish the race at your own risk.


What distance?

 Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Running Race or make your own distance. It's all about beating your personal best, so if the longest you've ran before is 3 miles then shoot for 4. This is not a competitve race, so everyone wins a medal. There will not be awards for places. 



North Oak Park - Southeastern Louisiana University


2699 North Oak Street

Hammond, LA 70401


Start/Finish Line is under the parking garage next to the Strawberry Stadium.



Registration Location and Cost:


$40 cash or check at race site.( Part of the money will go to supporting the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Hammond).


You can also register in person at Perfectly Fit (Check or Cash only).


Address: 303 West Minnesota Park Road # E, Hammond, LA 70403

Phone:(985) 350-1348



It is hard to predict weather conditions in South Lousiana but you should expect temperatures ranging the 30’s and 70’s degree Fahrenheit, and a possible high humidity level. Please bring your own fuel and check the forecast before the race to dress accordingly. There will be one check point at the finish/starting line where you can set up your fuel so you can grab it as you need it. An ice chest works great.  We will also provide water and gatorade for the runners.


  • You can run or walk your own distance in 1 mile increments up to 26 laps (Full marathon). Kids 13 and under run for FREE when an adult signs up (must run with adult supervision).

  • Runners have the option to punch their number for every lap they do to keep track of their laps).

  • Bring your own fuel.

  • Time limit is 6 hours.



This list is not meant to be all encompassing. Situations come up at every event and the Race Directors will make decisions accordingly.

    1. Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.

    2. No unregistered runners, walkers, or pacers.

    3. No dogs, skates, scooters, or bicycles.

    4. Absolutely no littering. Any littering or vandalism to the course is grounds for immediate disqualification.

    5. All races are subject to change due to any number of factors including, but not limited to, weather, law enforcement, permitting, and municipality rulings. No refunds will be given in any case.

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