Runners and walkers took to the Old Highway in Islamorada for the Mariners Hospital 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run on Saturday, Nov. 20. Starting from Treasure Village Montessori, race participants ran and strolled up the Old Highway before making the turnaround near the Coral Shores High School back to the TVM. Overall winner in the 10K was Anthony Pallaria, 36, of Islamorada, with a time of 42 minutes and 23 seconds. Finishing second was Rosanna Mullen, 36, of Summerland Key, with a time of 43 minutes 15 seconds, and placing third was Marcus Berggren, 47, of Key Largo, with a time of 46 minutes and 37 seconds. Overall winner in the 5K run was Simon Gutierrez, 17, with a time of 20 minutes and 28 seconds. Overall female winner in the 5K run was Kai Guth, 15, with a time of 24 minutes and four seconds. The race benefits education, training and state-of-the-art equipment and technology for the hospital’s nurses.
— report by Jim McCarthy