Amelia Island’s First Step
Submitted by Becky White
March 15, 2018 2:00 p.m.
15 members of Amelia Island’s First Step participated in and finished the Gate River Run on March 10th in Jacksonville. The Gate River Run is a 9.3 mile course that goes over the Main Street and Hart Bridges as it winds through Jacksonville. With close to 20,000 people attending, the Gate River Run is the largest 15K Race in the USA.
First Step member Ana Diaz, age 68, of Fernandina Beach, challenged herself to participate in the Gate River Run. It was her first race ever and not only did she finish, she ranked in the top 25% of finishers in her age group completing the event in under two hours.