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The runners for the 5K start off running down the beach, Saturday, Dec. 10, for the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | The runners for the 5K start off running down the beach, Saturday, Dec. 10, for the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.

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Director of Parks and Recreation, Carolyn Brown, poses with the first director, Walt Rothebach, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Director of Parks and Recreation, Carolyn Brown, poses with the first director, Walt Rothebach, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.

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People mingled and waited in lines to get their numbers, Saturday, Dec. 10, for the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | People mingled and waited in lines to get their numbers, Saturday, Dec. 10, for the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.

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Colleen Geistert and Susan White
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Colleen Geistert and Susan White

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Girls Inc.’s Girls on the run pose together before heading off to run in the Sandy Claws 5K, Saturday, Dec. 10 on Siesta Key Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Girls Inc.’s Girls on the run pose together before heading off to run in the Sandy Claws 5K, Saturday, Dec. 10 on Siesta Key Beach.

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Betty Halpern, Denise Olsen and Diane and Wayne Meyers
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Betty Halpern, Denise Olsen and Diane and Wayne Meyers

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Sarah Hughes and Ryan McCarville
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Sarah Hughes and Ryan McCarville

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Melinda Major, Sandy Osborne and Cathy Oliver
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Melinda Major, Sandy Osborne and Cathy Oliver

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Sierra Miller, Jake Walker and Will Goodfellow, 6, pose with Santa Claus, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Sierra Miller, Jake Walker and Will Goodfellow, 6, pose with Santa Claus, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.

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Laurie Nelson poses with Anne and Gus Lorberg Saturday, Dec. 10, before running in the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Laurie Nelson poses with Anne and Gus Lorberg Saturday, Dec. 10, before running in the 35th annual Sandy Claws run on Siesta Key Beach.

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Bill Rolette and Halyna Petrova show off their new Sandy Claws shirts.
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Bill Rolette and Halyna Petrova show off their new Sandy Claws shirts.

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Those who participated in the 1-mile fun run associated with the Sandy Claws event begin running down the beach.
PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Sandy Claws run

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Those who participated in the 1-mile fun run associated with the Sandy Claws event begin running down the beach.

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Maelin Bloom, 7, shows off the ribbon she got for completing the 1-mile fun run.
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Maelin Bloom, 7, shows off the ribbon she got for completing the 1-mile fun run.

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Mickey Hook of Bradenton was the first person and male to cross the finish line.
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Mickey Hook of Bradenton was the first person and male to cross the finish line.

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Rachel Chambers of Sarasota was the first woman to finish the 5K
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Rachel Chambers of Sarasota was the first woman to finish the 5K

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Rich Golden and Roman Paris
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | Rich Golden and Roman Paris

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The two main trophies for the winners of the Sandy Claws run.
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 | The two main trophies for the winners of the Sandy Claws run.

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