Runners hit the streets for Dolphin Dash

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Racers look at timing devices on their wrists as they start the 5K Dolphin Dash. - Tom Vaught | Sun

Updated Jan. 23, 2018

HOLMES BEACH – The weather was changing Saturday morning. A cold front was on its way, but the cold winds came later, and the 2018 Dolphin Dash runners enjoyed near-perfect weather.

The 5K run came first with more adults than children. The event, which was held at Anna Maria Elementary School with the running course along side streets in Holmes Beach, was sanctioned by the Bradenton Runners Club.

The  overall male winner was Mark Carver, from Nashville, Tenn., and the female winner was Jennifer Rowley.

Dolphin Dash winners
Mark Carver, right, with his first place overall trophies. – Tom Vaught | Sun

Full results

The second race, the one-mile Fun Run, has more kids with students from all around the area, including students at AME, who trained before school.

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The one-mile Fun Run starts with mostly youngsters, including Anna Maria Elementary students. – Tom Vaught | Sun

The event benefits the Anna Maria Elementary PTO.

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Hannah and Eva Kaleta got a tour of the race in a buggy their mother pushed. – Tom Vaught | Sun