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Alecia Spence and Rachael Cravens checked runners in.

PHOTOS: Oakland Nature Preserve’s Gopher Tortoise Run

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Alecia Spence and Rachael Cravens checked runners in.

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Gretchen Hahn and Paige Wester were pumped up and ready to run.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Gretchen Hahn and Paige Wester were pumped up and ready to run.

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Wendy and Scott Ramey dressed in bright colors.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Wendy and Scott Ramey dressed in bright colors.

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Debbie Wennerstrom donned a neon-colored outfit.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Debbie Wennerstrom donned a neon-colored outfit.

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Vern Wennerstrom was the designated race photographer for his wife, Debbie.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Vern Wennerstrom was the designated race photographer for his wife, Debbie.

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Runners took off across the starting line, braving the early-morning humidity.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Runners took off across the starting line, braving the early-morning humidity.

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Joe Laughlin, owner of race-management company J7 Sports, tied ribbons to poles to create a finish-line runway.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Joe Laughlin, owner of race-management company J7 Sports, tied ribbons to poles to create a finish-line runway.

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The medals awarded to runners were made of wood.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

The medals awarded to runners were made of wood.

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Jayne Mancia posed for a post-race photo with Scar the turtle and handler Emily Haft.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Jayne Mancia posed for a post-race photo with Scar the turtle and handler Emily Haft.

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Rachael Cravens and Jennifer Hunt handed out medals to runners.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Rachael Cravens and Jennifer Hunt handed out medals to runners.

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Jennifer Middlebrook and Wendy and Scott Ramey struck a pose.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Jennifer Middlebrook and Wendy and Scott Ramey struck a pose.

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Runners gathered as ONP Director Jennifer Hunt explained the protocol.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Runners gathered as ONP Director Jennifer Hunt explained the protocol.

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Rachael Cravens, Alecia Spence, Jim Peterson and Jennifer Hunt manned the race.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Rachael Cravens, Alecia Spence, Jim Peterson and Jennifer Hunt manned the race.

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Jennifer Middlebrook threw up a peace sign as she crossed the finish line.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Jennifer Middlebrook threw up a peace sign as she crossed the finish line.

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Jessica Cross and Marlee Altizer showed off their medals.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Jessica Cross and Marlee Altizer showed off their medals.

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Samuel Green was all smiles as he crossed the finish line.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Samuel Green was all smiles as he crossed the finish line.

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Debbie Wennerstrom high-fived Joe Laughlin as she finished the race.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Debbie Wennerstrom high-fived Joe Laughlin as she finished the race.

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Scar, a Florida box turtle, came out to say hello.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 |

Scar, a Florida box turtle, came out to say hello.

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