Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is gearing up for its third annual Amazing Half Marathon weekend, an extension of the hospital’s vision to create a healthier Louisiana through teaching families healthy habits. The two-day event will take place on March 10-11 and feature activities for the entire family.
“We’ve had more than 2,000 runners register in each of our first two years, and we’re looking forward to having even more members of the community come out to support our children’s hospital and get some valuable physical activity at the same time,” said Shaun Kemmerly, MD, chief medical officer of Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
Amazing Half Marathon events include kids’ half-mile and one-mile fun runs and a 5K on Saturday, as well as a 10K and the signature half marathon on Sunday. The 10K race will be a qualifier for the Crescent City Classic held in New Orleans. Participants can also sign up for the Amazing Challenge to compete in the 5K on Saturday and either the 10K or half marathon on Sunday for a special finishers medal in addition to individual race medals.
There is still time to register as an “Amazing Fundraiser” to help raise money to build the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Amazing Fundraisers who raise at least $500 by the deadline of Feb. 16 will have their registration fee waived in addition to receiving a special t-shirt, use of VIP tent and portable toilets, VIP bag check, and name recognition on the Dash’s Donor Board. Additional benefits are available at higher fundraising levels, including a two-night hotel stay for anyone who raises $2,500.
Companies interested in sponsorships will also benefit from many VIP amenities and increased exposure to families from across Louisiana. All money raised through fundraising and sponsorships directly benefit the building of the new children’s hospital.
For more information on becoming an Amazing Fundraiser, sponsoring the race, or to register, visit www.amazinghalf.com.