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Franklin County holds annual Running For the Bay Marathon

Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 06:05:49-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — For others along the coast, the weekend is not a complete washout.

Visitors from across the state are still getting ready for the annual "Running for the Bay Marathon."

Saturday morning in Franklin County started with strong winds and a lot of rain.

"I was concerned that it was gonna slow down, drag into Sunday, and the marathon would get canceled two years in a row," Mike Vaughn.

Last year's "Running for the Bay Marathon" was called off in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

This year the race is on. And after Tropical Storm Nestor weakened, Apalachicola quickly returned to a particularly busy weekend.

"People took it seriously but fortunately it turned out to be nothing more than an inconvenience," said Vaughn.

And that means this year, the runners in town get to finish the race.

That run goes from St. George to Apalachicola.

It starts Sunday morning at 7.