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Marco Island Hill Run, 2012

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

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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

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  • The front row of runners heads out. 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
  • Maria Hoyt and Julie Evans show off their seasonal running attire. 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
  • 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
  • Top female finisher Lisa Bouhler gives a thumbs up after completing the race. 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
  • Runners get set before the 8 a.m. start. 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
  • Starting, not finishing, the pack heads out. 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
  • Legwear included wild shoe designs and electronic ankle bracelets. 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
  • Sammy Miller runs bundled up against the cold. 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
  • The front row of runners heads out. 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
  • Starting, not finishing, the pack heads out. 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
  • Lee Staudter has a wave and a smile as she passes. 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
  • Alejandro Pedraza finished second overall. 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
  • Alejandro Pedraza finished second overall. 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
  • Shawn Duffey runs the board, rather than the race. 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
  • Jenna Lundquist hands a cup of water to Leanna Myli. 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.

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