Friday, March 5, 2021

Running Together at the 7th Annual Kiwanis 5K

Photos by Maria Lamb | Kiwanis 5K check-in table and volunteers.

Running is usually a solitary pursuit for most runners and training is a solo endeavor. But all runners know they are part of a large social experience, and this local race is a gem in the area.

This was the 7th Annual Marco Island Kiwanis 5K, a family-friendly event for ages and abilities with the net proceeds funding Marco Island service projects for local school children.

A big thank you to all the Sponsors: Marco Island Furniture and Design, Sunset Grille, Havey Communications, Inc., Evolve e-Learning Solution, Smiles by, Ehlen Floor Covering, Hair Culture by Karen, Blue Alder, Marco Fitness Club, Walker Marine Group, Look Hair Nails, Thai Sushi, Sami’s, Ceramic Solutions, Hoot’s, Gorman’s Auto Service & Tire Center, Law offices of Hodge, and Snyder and Sunshine Stitchers. A big thank you to all the volunteers who made this event a big success and to the Fire and Rescue of Marco Island for making sure the event was safe.

Top of the Pack: 

Male Open Winner: Isaiah Barajas (Naples) – 18.24

Female Open Winner: Lauren Bogan (Naples) – 22.44.77

Male Masters (40+): Craig Trierweiler (Traverse City) – 20.56.80

Female Masters (40+) Angela Johenning (Marco Island) – 23.03.76

Runners 12 and Under Showing Promise:

Males 12 and Under

Mekyle Nazarko (age 11)

Alex Burke (age 7)

Cameron St. Germain (age 4)

Females 12 and Under

Regan O’Donnell (age 12)

Elizabeth Hobbs (age 12)

Stella Sweazy (age 9)

Congratulations to all the runners and a special shout-out to Marco Island Academy Key Club members. 

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