The starting and finish lines for all of the races were on North Boulevard downtown, and the 10K served as a qualifier for the Crescent City Classic held in New Orleans.

More than 2,000 runners from 23 states participated in the third annual Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Amazing Half Marathon event this weekend. Winners of the half marathon include Braden Perry (25, Brigham City, Utah) for the males and Hannah Cooling (26, Baton Rouge) for the females. Cooling also won the 5K race on Saturday -- the first time a female has finished first overall in the Amazing 5K.

Saturday’s events included kids races and a 5K, and today runners took to the starting line again for a 10K and half marathon race. The starting and finish lines for all of the races were on North Boulevard downtown, and the 10K served as a qualifier for the Crescent City Classic held in New Orleans.

More than $25,000 was raised for the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital by fundraising teams and sponsors.

The Amazing Half Marathon weekend is an extension of the hospital’s vision to create a healthier Louisiana through teaching families healthy habits. It helps to raise regional and national awareness of the children’s hospital and the many activities that families can do together to remain active and embrace a healthier lifestyle. For more info visit ololchildrens.org.

Amazing 10K Top Finishers
Male:
1. Jason Fennell (34, Baton Rouge, La.) 42:10
2. John Dyar (14, Denham Springs, La.) 42:26
3. Kenny Schexnayder (59, Gonzales, La.) 44:23
Female:
1. Monica Morgan (32, Baton Rouge, La.) 46:48
2. Melissa Blanchard (27, Baton Rouge, La.) 47:28
3. Jeanette Campos (28, Baton Rouge, La.) 48:07

Contributed by Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital