Ann Staudter enjoys water after her exercise. The Hill Run on Saturday morning brought out over 200 runners on a brisk morning to race five miles over Marco Island's shell mounds. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Nearly 250 runners came out and braved a cold morning the Saturday before Christmas to experience some ups and downs. The Hill Run takes participants over Indian Hill and the estates area, where ancient Native American shell mounds create the only actual hills in Southwest Florida.