More than 100 people took part in the second annual Captain Marvin’s Memorial Splash & Dash, founded and organized by Captain Marvin’s youngest son, Kendall “Flash” Ebanks.
The race on March 20 celebrated the life and role in the community of the late Captain Marvin, one of the founders of Stingray City sandbar who worked on the boats and out at sea until the age of 91.
Proceeds from the event were donated in his memory to the Special Needs Foundation.
The Splash & Dash race started and ended at Public Beach with 118 entrants. The 800 meter swim and 2 mile run made for a fast and exciting race.
The top competitors included:
1st – Stuart Bray, 22:45
2nd – Luigi Aiello, 23:51
3rd – Michael Ford, 24:08
1st – Alyssa Dodson, 26:25
2nd – Nadine Gray, 26:48
3rd – Jill Litrenta, 27:24
1st – Jess & Crowe, 21:18, Jessica Achtsatter and Marlon Crowe
2nd – Sinclair Mixed, 21:58
3rd – Young and Reckless, 22:07
Special recognition goes to the youngest athlete to complete the full course, 10-year-old Caitlin Roney, who raced with her dad Jon Roney by her side.
In addition to the swim and run race, there was also a 2 mile run/walk-only category.
This provided an opportunity for everyone, including children, to get involved.
The top run/walk competitors include:
1st – Tobias Muchene, 11:34
2nd – Paul Williams, 13:35
3rd – Blayze Wood, 13:55
1st – Carolyn Maguire, 15:53
2nd – Puspa Tamane, 16:43
3rd – Kylie Longoria, 16:53
Organizers thanked all of the sponsors, and event coordinator “Flash” Ebanks, owner of FNSports, said he was thrilled with the outcome.
For more information, visit www.fnsports.ky or the FNSports Facebook page, or call 924-2898.