Despite soggy weather, more than 2,100 runners
traversed the world’s largest college campus recently for the fourth
annual Berry Half Marathon.
The trio of races started at 8 a.m. with the
half-marathon. The Viking Classic 10K and a 5K road race followed, along
with a fun-run for children. Runners triumphed over soggy socks and
marveled at the beauty of the campus.
Both the 10k and 5k reached the 600-runner limit
this year and next year’s registration will likely be closed one week
before the race. Participants from 25 states, as well as Canada,
registered for the race.
Top honors in the signature event went to Jordan
Turner, a 25-year-old from nearby Summerville, Ga., who ran it in
1:14:44. Kaye Starosciak, 37 of Canton, Ga., won the overall women’s
division in a time of 1:26:12.
Results for all of this year’s races are available at www.berryhalfmarathon.com.