The Lovers Key 11th Annual Turtle Trot attracted 522 runners, joggers and walkers of all ages
This year 522 participants ran and walked the 5k trail course through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hard-packed shell path, up from 430 last year. The course ended on the beach sand of the Gulf of Mexico. Refreshments were served and awards were presented at the pavilion overlooking the beach.
Maribeth Richards ran the race. Here's what she had to say when she finished:
"I loved running this race course, especially the shady portion of the trail. I loved finishing on the beach, where after the race I jumped in the Gulf to cool off!"
The results of the race are as follows:
First Overall, Joanna Citarella (F) and Arye Beck (M).
First Masters, Beth Schadd (F) and Greg Pelican (M).
First Grandmaster, Maureen O'Higgins (F) and Sammy Mapes (M).
First Senior Grandmaster, Marilyn Duarte (F) and Craig Harrington (M).
See more Turtle Trot photos by Amie Sanders on the Events page!