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Running of the Llamas

September 16, 2016
Matthew Throlson (right) leads his llama, Marceline, over the finish line during one of the three llama heats run on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the final Running of the Llamas, which was held in Hammond. Throlson and Marceline went on to take first place in the finals and claim top honors. Also pictured is Colibri, handled by Nick Meyer (left). (Photos by Jordan Willi)play button
2016 Running of the Llamas
September 16, 2016 - 3:58pm
May 15, 2015
Anderson questions new insurance requirements for Running of the Llamas
May 15, 2015 - 12:42pm
September 17, 2014
 Lightning (led by Nick Meyer of Sun Prairie) and Becca (led by Katusha Becklin of Stanchfield, Minn.) were neck in neck at the 18th annual Running of the Llamas on Sept. 13 in Hammond. Lightning (owned by Mark Jacobson of Hammond) ultimately took home grand champion honors and a basket of vegetable delights. While it was Lightning’s first appearance in the event, this was handler Nick Meyer’s second year in a row as the winner. Last year he won with a llama named Kyhia. (Photo by Sarah Young)
Llama drama
September 17, 2014 - 12:57pm
September 4, 2014
A huge crowd of people lined Davis Street in Hammond last year for Running of the Llamas. The llama parade and llama races are crowd favorites, as well as the Rib Fest following the races in the Hammond Hotel parking lot. (Photo by Jordan Willi)
On your mark, get set, llamas!
September 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
September 18, 2013
Kyhia (left) and handler Nick Meyer, of Sun Prairie Wisc., cross the finish line first to claim first place in the 17th annual Running of the Llamas races Saturday, Sept. 14, in Hammond. Coming in second place was Fiona and handler Sue Allhiser (right), of Maplewood, Minn., and in third place was Marina Becklin, of Stansfield, Minn., with her llama Angel (center). (Photo by Jordan Willi)play button
Kyhia finishes in first place at Running of the Llamas
September 18, 2013 - 12:53pm
September 15, 2009
Llamas lingered around Hammond, stopping often to pose for button
Llamas race in Hammond
September 15, 2009 - 3:21pm
August 28, 2009
'Running of the Llamas' event returns in a big way
August 28, 2009 - 8:00am