More than 2,000 runners participated in the second annual Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Amazing Half Marathon event on March 11 and 12.
Winners of the half marathon include Charles Anderson (35, Zachary, La.) for the males and Rebecca Younger (27, New Orleans, La.) for the females. John Sanders (45, Lafayette, La.) set a new course record by completing the 10K in 40:27 to finish in first place.
Saturday’s events included kids races and a 5K fun run, 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.
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.
Amazing Half Marathon Top Finishers
1. Charles Anderson (35, Zachary, La.) 1:22:43
2. Joseph St. Cyr (21, Baton Rouge, La.) 1:22:58
3. Michael Giles (28, Baton Rouge, La.) 1:25:23
1. Rebecca Younger (27, New Orleans, La.) 1:28:34
2. Erin Oswalt (37, Baton Rouge, La.) 1:31:13
3. Amy Centanni (34, Baton Rouge, La.) 1:35:34
Amazing 10K Top Finishers
1. John Sanders (45, Lafayette, La.) 40:27
2. Jeff Gennusa (38, Covington, La.) 42:00
3. Jasen Aidt (21, Prairieville, La.) 43:12
1. Heidi Bray (30, Greenwell Springs, La.) 45:32
2. Josie Whipp (14, Baton Rouge, La.) 47:13
3. Leslie Lawhun (31, Baton Rouge, La.) 48:07
Amazing 5K Top Finishers
1. Charles Anderson (35, Zachary, La.) 17:42
2. Troy Alello (46, Denham Springs, La.) 18:20
3. Andy Pirie (35, Baton Rouge, La.) 18:58
1. Kelly Goff (16, Francisville, La.) 20:43
2. Heidi Bray (30, Greenwell Springs, La.) 21:43
3. Jeanette Campos (27, Baton Rouge, La.) 22:28
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Charles Anderson, 35, of Zachary, La., crosses the finish line to win the second annual Amazing Half Marathon on Sunday. Anderson also finished first in Saturday's Amazing 5K.
Runners in the Amazing Half Marathon and 10K begin their races early March 12.
Participants take off for the Amazing Kids Mini Marathon on March 11.
The blue gator mascot cheers at the finish line in the Amazing Kids Mini Marathon.
Kelly Goff, 16, of St. Francisville celebrates as she crosses the finish line to place first among females in the Amazing 5K.
Runners with Ainsley's Angels show off their finisher medals from the Amazing 5K.