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Hill Run, Marco Island, 2013

See larger The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Runner Leah McCarthy runs dressed as a candy cane. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Runners prepare for the start. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • First place finisher Jesse Armbruster heads for the finish line. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Runners approach the finish line. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Racers check their times. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Race Director Mark McGarrity starts the runners. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The runners, including top finisher Jesse Armbruster (#682) start near Publix. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Renee Vezina of Marco Island checks the time as she starts. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Volunteer Guerds Jean removes the chip from a runner's ankle at the finish line. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Reid Noch cools off after finishing the course. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • First place female finisher Rebecca Murray with her trophy. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Maria Lamb of Marco Island is congratulated by Mark McGarrity for finishing first in her age group. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Reid Noch cools off after finishing the course. The Hill Run drew 245 runners to the shell mounds of Marco's estates area Saturday for five miles of ups and downs. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Last December, it was the Chill Run, with temps down in the 40s. On Saturday, it was 40 degrees warmer, making the heat a factor, along with the unaccustomed gradients, as 245 runners ran five miles in this year’s running of the Hill Run.

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