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Brain Health Initiative Executive Director Stephanie Peabody (center) helps warm up the runners before the 5K. She obviously was not running in the 5K with those boots.

Mind really matters in Lakewood Ranch during Mindful Triathlon

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Brain Health Initiative Executive Director Stephanie Peabody (center) helps warm up the runners before the 5K. She obviously was not running in the 5K with those boots.

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Tom Johnson, the marketing and leasing manager for Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty, crosses the finished line first in the 5K in 23:31. It was the first time he ever had run a 5K race.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Tom Johnson, the marketing and leasing manager for Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty, crosses the finished line first in the 5K in 23:31. It was the first time he ever had run a 5K race.

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Boston's Trish Hart, an expert in stress management, meditation and therapeutic yoga, led the meditation segment of the event.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Boston's Trish Hart, an expert in stress management, meditation and therapeutic yoga, led the meditation segment of the event.

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Gilbert McNeal Elementary was in the house with nurse Diane Bartoszek and teacher Jeannine Germer running the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Gilbert McNeal Elementary was in the house with nurse Diane Bartoszek and teacher Jeannine Germer running the 5K.

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Hilton Hudson and his mom, Brain Health Initiative Executive Director Stephanie Peabody take a break with Trish Hart and Kim Miele.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Hilton Hudson and his mom, Brain Health Initiative Executive Director Stephanie Peabody take a break with Trish Hart and Kim Miele.

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Lakewood Ranch's Caitlin Buchanan was the women's winner of the 5K in the Mindful Triathlon. She ran 24:17.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Lakewood Ranch's Caitlin Buchanan was the women's winner of the 5K in the Mindful Triathlon. She ran 24:17.

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Yoga Shack owner Courtenay Smith gives approximately 250 yoga enthusiasts instructions.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Yoga Shack owner Courtenay Smith gives approximately 250 yoga enthusiasts instructions.

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Lakewood Ranch's Mike Evers shows his yoga skills. Evers said he is really big into the brain fitness arena and he wanted to support the event. "It is a no-brainer," he said.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Lakewood Ranch's Mike Evers shows his yoga skills. Evers said he is really big into the brain fitness arena and he wanted to support the event. "It is a no-brainer," he said.

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Waterside made the perfect setting for the event.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Waterside made the perfect setting for the event.

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Sarasota's Jude and Ava Brown are a mother-daughter team who often run together.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Sarasota's Jude and Ava Brown are a mother-daughter team who often run together.

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Monica Gagnon of Lakewood Ranch, Amanda Agines and Chelsie Haas of Tampa and Sarah Schenck of Lakewood Ranch all work at the Blake Medical Center of Bradenton and came to support the event.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Monica Gagnon of Lakewood Ranch, Amanda Agines and Chelsie Haas of Tampa and Sarah Schenck of Lakewood Ranch all work at the Blake Medical Center of Bradenton and came to support the event.

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Ali, Christian, Mia and Chris Pereira said they love to do family activities together, although Ali said she did twist her children's arms just a bit.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Ali, Christian, Mia and Chris Pereira said they love to do family activities together, although Ali said she did twist her children's arms just a bit.

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Lakewood Ranch's Christy Comito, Lisa DeFalco and Sonia Levy head toward the 5K start after picking their yoga spots.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Lakewood Ranch's Christy Comito, Lisa DeFalco and Sonia Levy head toward the 5K start after picking their yoga spots.

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Tom Johnson, the marketing and leasing manager for Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty, handles the final few yards of the race.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Tom Johnson, the marketing and leasing manager for Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty, handles the final few yards of the race.

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Sarasota's Ava Brown leads the pack out of the starting gate for the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Sarasota's Ava Brown leads the pack out of the starting gate for the 5K.

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University Park's Sarah Dorsen and Sarasota's Brittany Lamb were two of the first entrants to pick a spot on the yoga lawn.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

University Park's Sarah Dorsen and Sarasota's Brittany Lamb were two of the first entrants to pick a spot on the yoga lawn.

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Approximately 250 runners warmed up for the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Approximately 250 runners warmed up for the 5K.

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Boston's Trish Hart, who led the meditation portion of the event, and Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith (above) warm up the runners before the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Boston's Trish Hart, who led the meditation portion of the event, and Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith (above) warm up the runners before the 5K.

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Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith (right) must have been doing some wishful think if she expected the entrants to stretch in quite that position.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith (right) must have been doing some wishful think if she expected the entrants to stretch in quite that position.

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Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith gets the entrants to do a little high leg kicking before the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith gets the entrants to do a little high leg kicking before the 5K.

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Jane Greene of Rotonda West celebrates her completion of the 5K. She said the event was a great experience and "my kind of Tri."

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Jane Greene of Rotonda West celebrates her completion of the 5K. She said the event was a great experience and "my kind of Tri."

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The entrants claimed their spots before the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

The entrants claimed their spots before the 5K.

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Caitlyn Haley, the owner of Star Academy of Dance and Aerial Arts puts on an aerial exhibition after the 5K was complete.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Caitlyn Haley, the owner of Star Academy of Dance and Aerial Arts puts on an aerial exhibition after the 5K was complete.

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The event included both yoga and meditation sessions following the 5K.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

The event included both yoga and meditation sessions following the 5K.

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Boston's Trish Hart and Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith led the meditation and yoga portions of the event.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Boston's Trish Hart and Yoga Shack owner Courtney Smith led the meditation and yoga portions of the event.

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Entrants are ready for the yoga session to begin.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 |

Entrants are ready for the yoga session to begin.

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