11th Annual CANE FIELD CLASSIC presented by GERRY LANE Buick + GMC
Called, "The quintessential Louisiana race", by an Louisiana Ultra Running Legend...this is a race you don't want to miss!
Runners will race down headlands (field roads), surrounded by mature sugar cane on all sides, travel along large canals and view the Louisiana State Capitol from afar. The Cane Field Classic is truly a race unlike any other! Live Cajun Music, great food, refreshments and fresh cut sugar cane will greet runners at the end of the race!
Run either the Machete 7 ( 1 Mile / 4 Mile / 2 Mile) or run just the Sugar Mile.
The Machete 7 Challenge includes the Sugar Mile, the Cane Field 4 Mile and the Rows of Hell... a 2 Mile run through the middle of low growth Cane Fields! The only way you can get the famous Machete/Knife is to sign up for the Machete 7 CHALLENGE!
Who doesn't want the; "Most DANGEROUS Running Medal in the World?"
*Only 500 Machetes available!
Gerry Lane Buick+GMC (Presenting Sponsor)
Dr. Kasey Hill
Ochsner Medical Center
Race Day Schedule:
6:45am - 7:30am - Race Day Registration
6:45am - 7:30am - Out of town ONLY Packet pickup
7:40am - Sunrise Yoga Warmup
7:45am - National Anthem and Prayer
8:00am - Sugar Mile
8:15am - Cane Field 4 Mile
9:15am - Rows Of Hell 2 Mile
Machete distribution, Cajun Food, Live Cajun Music, Beer, Awards and Fun following last finisher of Rows Of Hell.
Packet Pickup & Carpooling:
When: FRIDAY ONLY!!!
Where: GERRY LANE BUICK-GMC (lobby)
6615 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
You are REQUIRED to get your packet/bib on FRIDAY!
Local is be defined as all racers from the 7 Baton Rouge Area Parishes:
East Baton Rouge
West Baton Rouge
OUT OF TOWN Racers!!!
If you know someone getting their packet on Friday then please have them get your packet as well! If not out of town Packet Pickup will be available Saturday morning at the race site between 6:45am - 7:30am
Carpooling is greatly encouraged!
Parking is Very Limited!!! Please try to carpool with friends.
Some Potential Parking Locations:
City Park - https://goo.gl/maps/rq39fP8SEKw
Walmart - https://goo.gl/maps/BwkNQZwcvPD2
Walmart - https://goo.gl/maps/6fYeo1HvuH22
Race Site & Directions:
Port Allen Middle School Football Field
610 Rosedale Rd
Port Allen, LA 70767
Coming off of Hwy 1, drive pass Port Allen Middle School located on your Left. Take your first LEFT on to North Jefferson Ave and follow traffic flow into the parking area. If this area fills you will have to find parking in front of thew school, at Port Allen Elementary or along N. Jefferson Ave.
Registrations After 10/01/19
Unfortunately, we do not own a magic crystal ball thus we can not accurately predict shirt sizes for late registration. You may not receive a shirt on race day but they will be available for pickup at a later date. If shipping is required that will be the responsibility of the participant. Thanks for your understanding!
Shirt Size Warning:
Registrations after Sept 21st and you are NOT guaranteed proper/requested shirt sizes!
Sugar Mile - Top 3 Male and Female
Cane Field 4 Miler - Top 3 Male and Female
Rows Of Hell 2 Miler - Top 3 Male and Female
Machete 7 CHALLENGE - Top 10 Male and Female
The fields are flat and inspected prior to the race but all ruts, tire tracks, holes, mud and other naturally occurring changes can not all be prevented. Also, Trail Shoes are not required but older/dirty shoes are recommended especially if rain has fallen within a week before the race.
The Rows of Hell will be run through the middle of a cut field weaving throughout, running down rows and through rough terrain. This terrain is not level in any way and conditions could be dry to very muddy. Also, consider bringing a long shirt and running pants for this section.
Transfers will be allowed at a rate of $20.00 per a transfer. No transfers will be allowed after 10/01/2019
No Rainchecks will be allowed what so ever. Thanks for your understanding!
Local time: 6:32 AM