Nathan Whitton of Mobile won the Third Annual Trick or Trot 5K race with a time of 18 minutes and 19 seconds. The overall female winner was Lauren Lemon, also of Mobile, with a time of 21 minutes and one second.
There were 750 participants registered for the event. Last year, 350 people signed up to run. Afterward, a crowd of at least 2,000 gathered in the shadow of Moulton Tower on the USA campus for some family-friendly post race activities, including dancing, movie watching, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating.
Proceeds from the run support renovation efforts of the Evaluation Center at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. More than 39,000 children and women are seen in the emergency room every year. A campaign to raise money for the Pediatric Evaluation Department will provide a much needed restoration of the existing space, hospital officials said.
Emergency medical services are provided through the ED, which is a 14-bed, Level III emergency department. The Pediatric Emergency Department is specially equipped and staffed to meet the needs of children and women. Critically ill patients may be transported via air medical helicopter, area ambulance service or through the hospital’s neonatal or pediatric intensive care transport vehicles.