Marathon runners pour out of the gate

The nearly 1,200 participants in the 2017 Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon run past at the start of the marathon, half-marathon and 8K event at Jarvis Creek Park on Feb. 11, 2017.
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The nearly 1,200 participants in the 2017 Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon run past at the start of the marathon, half-marathon and 8K event at Jarvis Creek Park on Feb. 11, 2017.

Katherine Kokal moved to South Carolina in 2018 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in Print and Digital International Journalism. To date, she has won two South Carolina Press Association Awards for in-depth reporting and government beat reporting. On the weekends, you’ll find her doing yoga and hiking Pinckney Island.