The memorial 5K raised money for scholarships for Riverview High School students.
Early morning runs on the beach may be a way of life for some Siesta Key residents, but the 5K race participants on Jan. 6 had a special reason to be up on the beach.
They were running in honor of Andrew Monroe, a Riverview High School ROTC cadet and soccer student who was killed in an automobile accident. The Andrew Monroe Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk raises money for the scholarships for soccer students and ROTC students in his name.
The overall male winner of the 5K was Corey Peyerk and the overall female winner Emma Paliotta.