2018 Amazing Half Marathon registration opens Wednesday


Registration for the third annual Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon will open Wednesday, with discounted rates available for all who register in the first 48 hours.

The Amazing Half Marathon weekend, an extension of the hospital’s vision to create a healthier Louisiana through teaching families healthy habits, will take place on March 10-11, 2018.

Amazing Half Marathon events include kids’ half-mile and one-mile fun runs and a 5K on Saturday, with a 10K and the signature half marathon to follow 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.

Two-day introductory blitz registration rates for June 14-15 only will be up to 50 percent off regular registration rates for all race categories. Register before midnight on Thursday, June 15 to receive special discounts. 

Participants will also have a new opportunity 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 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 Dash’s Donor Board. Additional benefits are available at higher fundraising levels, including a two-night hotel stay for anyone who raises $2,500.

Runners also have the opportunity to raise money for the new freestanding children’s hospital by signing up to join “Team Amazing” by making a one-time donation in addition to their registration fee to receive the same incentives as Amazing Fundraisers at the corresponding level.

For more information on the Amazing Half Marathon weekend, how to become an Amazing Fundraiser, or to register beginning June 14, visit www.amazinghalf.com.

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