Staff Report, The Island Connection
Photos by Ralph Secoy
The 37th Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon started and finished in the East Beach Village on Dec. 13. Along the way the intrepid runners enjoyed spectacular views of maritime forests, marshes, and the island’s grand homes.
Caitlin Judd, the 2013 women’s winner of the full marathon took the top spot again this year, with Wesley Turner winning the men’s full. Jenny Perrottet and Chris Capps were victorious in the half marathon.
The marathon is a wonderful opportunity for visitors and locals to experience Kiawah Island and each year sees more and more local athletes and spectators attending the event. The National Anthem was performed by three 8th grade students from Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island, JaKye Williams, Kelland McGary and Piper Beckstine.