Physician Assistant Studies

Hampton on the Trail 2009 - ARCHIVE

hampton logo, 2009
We are creating an endowed scholarship fund to perpetually
Dr. Hampton by annually awarding:
2 Nursing student and 1 Physician Assistant student awards 


About Dr. James A. Hampton (1948-2009)
James Hampton PhD, was a long-time resident of the Toledo-area who came to The University of Toledo (Formerly Medical College of Ohio at Toledo - MCO) in 1986 to work in the laboratory and ended up teaching at the University for over 20 years.  Dr. Hampton produced research (credited with four patents, 41 published articles and abstracts in scientific journals, 29 papers and eight chapters in peer-reviewed books) and taught Pathophysiology courses to students in multiple disciplines (Physician Assistant Studies, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medicine and the Basic Health Sciences).  In 2004, he became a tenured professor and received the Prism Award for teaching excellence in the UT College of Nursing.   

In 2007, Dr. Hampton was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Shortly after the diagnosis, this progressive neurodegenerative disease forced him to retire from the work that he so loved.  In 2009, he was named emeritus professor in the College of Nursing.  On December 7, 2009, with his family at his side, Dr. Hampton passed away.  “Hampton on the Trail” is an annual event to honor the man who has touched the lives of so many at The University of Toledo and whose love of the Maumee River inspired this event.  The James Hampton Scholarship Fund benefits students who excel in the pathophysiology courses that Jim taught here at The University of Toledo (specifically Nursing and Physician Assistant students).  We hope that you will support our efforts to endow this fund so that Dr. Hampton will be perpetually honored.  

James Hampton

THANKS to all who participated on Saturday, May 2, 2009 

at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, Ohio.  On a beautiful

Saturday morning, over 150 people attended the

2nd Annual Hampton on the Trail 5k Run & 3k Walk. 

This year's event raised over $5,000.00!  

View photos of the 2009 event: here

View a slideshow of the 2009 event: here

Please take a look at the 2009 5k Race Results:

Age-group winners & prizes

Male Results

Female Results

We continue to accept donations, please visit the 2010 Hampton on the Trail website.
Your generosity and donations are greatly appreciated and will help us in our goal of endowing the James Hampton Scholarship Fund so that we can perpetually honor Dr. Hampton while also benefitting students at The University of Toledo.


Thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Joan L. Moon EdD, CNM, RN

Platinum Level


Gold Level

Panera Bread


Blue Level

Toledo MudHens


Wizards Fast Pitch Softball Training Facility

New Empire Restaurant

Red Lobster


View the 2009 Event Brochure

Contact & Questions:

Jay Peterson

Thank you from the Hampton on the Trail Committee


View information, race results & photos from the 2008 Hampton on the Trail:

2008 Hampton on the Trail Results & Photos

View a slide show from the 2008 Hampton on the Trail:

2008 Hampton on the Trail Slideshow

Last Updated: 7/10/17