F.I.S.H. calls 12th Annual 10K Race a success
Runners near and far participated in F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva’s 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. virtually this year, due to the COVID-10 pandemic. Participants from 14 states and as far away as the United Kingdom logged times through Oct. 31. The virtual race allowed runners to run the race, determine their own route and track their time via the RaceJoy app, all from the location of their choosing.
Many participated in groups. The Sanibel Spoonbills Run Crew, with members Roger Timm and Tim Barrett, supported “Memories of Honor” by donating race medals to families of fallen military. The program’s goal is to remember the sacrifice military and their families make for freedom. It was started by Amy Cotta, who began running in combat boots after her then 18-year-old son left for boot camp.
“While we will not have F.I.S.H. 10K medals this year, those of us that run this race in remembrance of a fallen hero will use last year’s medal,” Timm said. “It gives us a higher purpose to run and train, plus the medal is proof to a family that their fallen military hero has not been forgotten.”
Race Committee Chair Diane Cortese ran her 10K with first-time racer Gretchen Strong-Betten.
“We couldn’t be happier with this year’s race,” she said. “From our generous sponsors and partners, to those that creatively hosted 10K days in support of the race, and of course, the runners, we couldn’t do this without them.”
F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva provides services to anyone who lives, works or visits the islands as the only wrap-around, social service agency provider. For more information, contact Executive Director Alicia Tighe Orgera at 239-472-4775 or visit www.fishofsancap.org.