26.2 in Pictures, Part Two and The End.

This is our last installment of the 26.2 for 2012.  It was another smashing success, and as the cities remove the last of the evidence of the race – street markings, yard signage, banner flags that lined our Third Street (aka historic Highway State Road A1A), the neighbors, too, have race remnants around their yards.  The pretty pink reminds us of the marathon, of breast cancer, and of the desperate need to finish this disease.  This annual marathon is a happy event for this entire community,  and this disease continues to take its toll on women.  For that, they run.  For that, 100% of the proceeds go to fund breast cancer treatments/research to eradicate this beast.

Cheering for the runners as they come up on the 20 mile mark in Jacksonville Beach.

Still in good spirits after 20 miles?  Yep!  Thanks for the great photo, runner.  Wish I’d have gotten your name!

The baton was passed at the Relay 5 point and another pink tutu melds into the moving throng of runners.

His nod to my lens.

Rounding a corner, these relay racers move fluidly toward the finish, off the island and back to Mayo Clinic.

Drumroll: presenting the last runner on the beach — Richard Harris proclaimed proudly and displayed his race number to prove it.

Richard Harris, I love ya for being the last runner running.

Finding friends!  And running for Mom…

On First Street in Neptune Beach, refreshments offered by the Beaches Exchange Club.

For the thirsty runners…

A photographer friend from Jacksonville.com, Woody Huband.

A camera, thrust into a friend’s hand, they posed.  And then they were off again.

Uhm. Okay.   Inspiring or humorous?!

The End.

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Jeannie Greenwald is a freelance photographer, neighborhoods evangelist, and editor-in-chief of The Beaches Online. She is also a degreed psychologist and occasionally works as an adoption social worker for Jacksonville area families. She founded The Beaches Online, LLC, in 2011 to write about the happenings in 'the beaches' - the island-without-a-name, in Duval and St. Johns Counties, Florida. Always equipped with cameras, she roams the beaches, the string of barrier islands from Amelia to Anastasia, and also journeys inland, to the rural banks of Florida's blackwater rivers, and the pristine, freshwater springs. Jeannie's lived at the beaches for twelve years, and considers herself a common-law native. She celebrates the joy of living in a coastal community that prides itself on its beautiful beaches and strong, independent local business community.

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