Race for Charity

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Story and Photos by Bob Sofaly

Chilly, breezy weather didn’t stop runners and walkers of all ages from raising money for The Island Charities on Saturday, Nov. 22 during the fourth annual 5K run/walk on Cat Island. Nearly 70 people participated in the event, according to Randy Wentworth, event organizer.

Runners and walkers helped to raise money during the fourth annual Island Charities 5K Run last Saturday at Cat Island.
Runners and walkers helped to raise money during the fourth annual Island Charities 5K Run last Saturday at Cat Island.
Children make a dash for the finish line, doing their part in raising money last Saturday for the fourth annual Island Charities.
Children make a dash for the finish line, doing their part in raising money last Saturday for the fourth annual Island Charities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two women near the finish line during the Island Charities 5K Run on Cat Island.
Two women near the finish line during the Island Charities 5K Run on Cat Island.
Aubraey, a 5-year-old West Highland Terrier was all bundled up against the cold as he and his human, DeeAnn Sanders of Ridgeland, get ready to run in the fourth annual Island Charities 5K.
Aubraey, a 5-year-old West Highland Terrier was all bundled up against the cold as he and his human, DeeAnn Sanders of Ridgeland, get ready to run in the fourth annual Island Charities 5K.
Runners and walkers with strollers begin the Island Charities 5K.
Runners and walkers with strollers begin the Island Charities 5K.
Holly Zapp of Cat Island was the top women’s finisher with a time of 23:12.
Holly Zapp of Cat Island was the top women’s finisher with a time of 23:12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The overall winner of the fourth annual Island Charities 5K Run was Derek Comerford of Lady’s Island with 22:33.
The overall winner of the fourth annual Island Charities 5K Run was Derek Comerford of Lady’s Island with 22:33.