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The Kwajalein hourglass

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R o n S y l v e s t e r d o n s a f e s t i v e Ron Sylvester dons a festive h o l i d a y h a t a n d j i n g l e b e l l s holiday hat and jingle bells f o r t h e f i r s t e v e r C o m m u n i t y for the first-ever Community A c t i v i t i e s s p o n s o r e d J i n g l e Activities sponsored Jingle B e l l R u n D e c 2 0 F o r m o r e Bell Run Dec. 20. For more h o l i d a y f e s t i v i t i e s f r o m l a s t holiday festivities from last w e e k e n d s e e p a g e 4 weekend, see page 4. P h o t o b y S h e i l a G i d e o n Photo by Sheila Gideon

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2The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 THE KWAJALEIN HOURGLASS The Kwajalein Hourglass is named for the insignia of the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division, which liberated the island from the forces of Imperial Japan on Feb. 4, 1944. The Kwajalein Hourglass is an authorized publication for military personnel, federal employees, contractor workers and their families assigned to U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll. Contents of the Hourglass are not necessarily of cial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or USAG-KA. It is published Saturdays in accordance with Army Regulation 360-1 and using a network printer by Kwajalein Range Services editorial staff. Phone: Defense Switching Network 254-2114; Local phone: 52114 Printed circulation: 1,200 Email: usarmy.bucholz.311-sig-cmd.mbx.hourglass@mail.milGarrison Commander....... Col. Nestor Sadler Garrison CSM................. Command Sgt. Maj. Reginald Gooden Public Affairs Of cer .............Michael Sakaio Managing Editor ......................Sheila Gideon Associate Editor .....................Jordan Vinson Media Services Intern.................Molly Premo New Year’s Day Hours of Operation Kwajalein—Jan. 1 Emon BeachBuddy system All other beachesBuddy system CRCClosed ARCOpen 24 hours Bowling CenterClosed Golf CourseSunrise-sunset Country ClubClosed Hobby ShopClosed Grace Sherwood LibraryClosed Adult PoolClosed Family PoolClosed Small Boat Marina Closed SurfwayClosed LaundryClosed Beauty/BarberClosed Sunrise BakeryClosed Ocean View Club4:30-11 p.m. Post O ce Closed Zamperini Dining Facility7-10 a.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 4:30-7 p.m. AAFES Express10 a.m.-4 p.m. AAFES PxtraClosed Burger King10 a.m.-4 p.m. Subway10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza10 a.m.-4 p.m. American EateryClosed Community BankClosed Roi-Namur—Jan. 1 AAFES ExpressClosed Small Boat MarinaClosed Third Island StoreClosed Outrigger Snack BarClosed Outrigger BarClosedHappy New Year!

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3The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Directorate of Host Nation Activities, AAFES personnel, volunteers and the Big Man himself— Santa Claus—wave at children during a parade on Ebeye Dec. 20. Donated toys delivered to Ebeye youth By Shannon Paulsen USAG-KA Protocol OfficerSanta made a very special appearance on Ebeye Dec. 20. He brought loads of Christmas joy and toys with him for the island youth. Thanks to an extraordinary amount of toys donated from AAFES, the U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Directorate of Host Nation Activities was able to coordinate this outreach event. After a short trip to the island, Santa and his helpers hopped onto a at bed truck and joined in on a parade around the island. The children—some of whom had never seen Santa before—waved, smiled and ran next to Santa’s oat, where he greeted the children. The parade ended at the newly renovated Community Center, where U.S. Navy Seabees recently nished work on the roof and the interior and exterior. Santa and his helpers handed out a toy to each child, and posed for numerous photo opportunities. This event would not have been possible without the assistance of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Liaison Lanny Kabua, Kwajalein Atoll Local Government police, AAFES, the USAG-KA Host Nation Activities Directorate and numerous volunteers. It was a great way to spread the holiday spirit. S p r e a d i n g H o l i d a y C h e e r . Spreading Holiday Cheer... Photos by Shannon PaulsenAAFES Kwajalein General Manager, Linda Lowry, hands out toys to children at the Ebeye Community Center Dec. 20. The event was a community outreach program coordinated by the USAG-KA Directorate of Host Nation Activities. AAFES donated enough toys for all children to receive at least one.

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4The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 Miles Sylvester scoots along during the Jingle Bell Run.Hourglass Reports Photos by Sheila GideonLast weekend was packed with fun activities for families and unaccompanied, all designed to get the island population into the Christmas spirit. Community Activities hosted the rst-ever Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Dec. 20. Participants met at the Emon Beach Pavilion to pick out their necklaces, bracelets and key chains supplied by CA—all adorned with ringing bells—to make their run musical and lively. The course began and ended at Emon Beach and was a quick 2-mile loop through housing. Later that evening, the Richardson Theater lled up for the Holiday Double Feature: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Home Alone.” On Sunday, the beach got busy around sunset. With many new families not sure what to expect at the Scuba Santa event, children and parents led to the very edge of the water, anxiously watching the dive lights approach the shoreline. Some children were so eager they got right in the water; some planned ahead and wore bathing suits, and others jumped in wearing their Christmas dresses. Right as the sky started to darken, a few of Santa’s elves emerged from the lagoon with a Christmas tree decked out in glow sticks. Shortly after, the man in the red suit popped out of the water with more elf helpers. Santa waved and posed for photos, talking with the children as he made his way up the beach to the dive shack. There, the crowd was surprised with an appearance by a Scuba Grinch. While the Scuba Santa excitement continued, the Parade of Lights, hosted by the Kwajalein Yacht Club, began. Even though there were high winds and choppy water, ve boats participated in the parade this year. They made several loops in front of the beach before heading back to shore.Scuba Santa and his elves arrive at Emon Beach. Swimming in your Christmas dress is perfectly acceptable on Kwaj.

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5The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

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6The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 Runners earn marathon medals at Kwajalein, Honolulu Individual ResultsRunnerMilesTimeMatt Brown26.23:56:56 Jane Erekson26.24:43:10 Jen Dupuy26.24:50:12 Ben Bartyzel26.25:05:43 Rich Erekson26.25:29:08 Christi Cardillo26.25:39:46 Victor Langhans26.26:21:10 Ray Drefus26.26:27:25 Angela Mitchell12.92:33:39 Edward Jednacz12.93:06:48 Paulette Cappellini12.93:37:20 Stan Edwards12.93:53:00Team Finishers“Matt & the Giants” Matt Sova Spencer Anderson Henry Botes 26.24:04:37 “The Neighbors” Heather Sadowski Ornela Kilgore Paul Sadowski Dennis Klass Jenn Anderson 26.24:16:27 “USAG-KA/RTS” Humberto Jones Gia Wright Christine DeJongh Jenifer Peterson Mika Weiland Doris Jones Isaac Weiland Phelia Weir 26.24:44:00Hourglass ReportsEight runners ran a full 26.2 miles at Kwajalein Running Club’s 33rd annual Pauper’s Marathon and Relay in the wee hours Dec. 15. The course consisted of 10 loops of Kwajalein Island, north of 9th Street, and it allowed the creation of teams consisting of two to 10 individuals. On Kwaj, the individual runners desiring to ‘beat the heat’ all started at 3 a.m. The rst local nishers were Matt Brown and Jane Erekson, both rst time marathoners. Steady paced Brown nished each lap with a smile and achieved his goal of breaking 4 hours. Brown also managed to beat all the teams. At age 70, Vic Langhans becomes the oldest Pauper’s Marathon nisher ever. It is remarkable that two of the eight full marathoners were Social Security Eligible—age 62 and older—including Running Club President Ray Drefus. A half marathon option was chosen by four runners. The amazing Angela Mitchell, who earlier in the year donated a kidney, nished in good time. Three teams competed this year. The rst team to nish was ‘Matt & the Giants,’ a team of three, with Matt Sova, Spence Anderson and Henry Botes in 4:04:37. Why the Pauper’s moniker? Pauper’s Marathon is concurrent with the Honolulu Marathon, which is expensive to y to from Kwajalein. Some years, a Kwajalein contingent goes to Honolulu. This year, four marathoners went to Honolulu, and all nished: Mereille Bishop, Lynn Leines, Jamye Loy and Jeffrey Fluhrer. From left, Jamye Loy, Lynn Leines and Mereille Bishop pose for a photo after finishing the 2014 Honolulu Marathon Dec. 14 in just under 5 hours.Photo by Jamye LoyRunners who completed the Pauper’s Marathon on Kwajalein were awarded with this islandthemed medal.Photo by Jane EreksonSee MARATHON, page 12

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7The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 A League Champions, School ‘Em, shows off their coconut trophy after defeating Spartans in the championship volleyball game Dec. 19. Volleyball champions crowned B League The Wigglers 10-0* Fifth String 6-4 Sets on the Beach 5-4 I’d Spike That 2-8 NANsense 2.0 1-8 A League School ‘Em 8-3* Mixed Plate 8-2 Old School 3-7 Spartans 1 2-8 FINAL TEAM STANDINGS (WIN-LOSS) Sophomores 11-1 Juniors 9-3* Seniors 7-5 School League Black Attack 5-7 Freshmen 3-8 White Lightning 0-11* = League Champions The Wigglers remain the undefeated champions of the B League.Photo by Sheila Gideon Photo by Brittany NicholsBy Sheila Gideon Managing EditorEight weeks of volleyball matches wrapped up Tuesday as coconut trophies were handed out to champions. The A League championship game was a surprising match-up. The Spartans, the last place team, rallied during playoffs, defeating Old School and securing a spot in the championships. It made for an exciting game: teachers versus their students. High School Teacher and Setter for Team School ‘Em Brittany Nichols said it was extra tough playing against her students. “It’s hard because you want them to do well, but I’m such a competitor that I also want to win,” Nichols said. But, that didn’t mean she went easy on the varsity team. “My competitive nature won out. The way I see it, if they’re going to win, they need to earn it. Just like any other team would have to earn it if they played us.” The highlight of the championship match was the second set. School ‘Em kept the lead through the 10 point mark. But Nichols then injured her ankle. She rallied and came back into the game, but as the team’s setter, it gave Spartans the opportunity to catch up. They had a nice run at the end of the set and won 27-25, sending them into a third and nal set. Spartans had a lot of support from the crowd. In fact, half the gym bleachers were lled with Spartans fans, screaming and cheering for the underdogs. But the teachers held on for the win and took the coconut trophy home. The B League championships went as expected. Undefeated Wigglers only needed two sets to take out opponents Fifth String Tuesday night. Wigglers were armed with big, hard serves and excellent ball placement. Their consistent serving and ability to set up spikes or light tips over the net won them both sets, 25-16 and 25-19. The School League championships hosted a large, rowdy crowd of Spartans fans at the CRC Gym Dec. 17. The Sophomores, coached by Tarah and Mark Yurovchak, led the league all season and headed into the championship game undefeated. And while their opponents, the Juniors, had lost both their regular season matches to the Sophomores, they didn’t let that stop them. The Juniors, led by heavy offensive hitter Jared Wase, managed to not only keep the sets close in score, but claimed the coconut trophy in just two sets.

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9The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 From Jason Huwe From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Sheila Gideon From Sheila GideonFrom Sheila Gideon

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10The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 HELP WANTEDKRS and Chugach listings for onIsland jobs are posted at: Kwajalein, Roi-Namur and Ebeye Dock Security Checkpoint locations; outside the United Travel Of ce; in the Roi Terminal/Post Of ce; at Human Resources in Building 700 and on the USAG-KA webpage under Contractor Information>KRS>Human Resources>Job Opportunities. Job listings for off-island contract positions are available at www.krsjv.com LOSTIPOD TOUCH 5, red, in gray rubber case, last seen at CRC Gym a few weeks ago. Reward offered if returned. Call 55176. PATIO SALETODAY, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., quarters 105-B. No need to knock; just walk in. FOR SALE64GB APPLE IPHONE 5 (unlocked), $300; Panasonic 55-inch LED TV, $600. Call 52597 or can be seen at quarters 222-B. USED SAILRITE Yachtsman sewing Religious ServicesCatholic • 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Small Chapel • 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • Roi-Namur service, 4:45 p.m., second and fourth Friday of each month. Appointments with Fr. Vic available after dinner. Protestant • 8 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • 9:15-10:15 a.m., REB, Sunday School • 11 a.m., Sunday, Island Memorial Chapel • 6 p.m., Thursday, Christianity Explored, quarters 203-A (Robinson’s). • 6:30 p.m., Friday, Roi Chapel Latter-day Saints 10 a.m., Sunday, CRC Room 3 Contact the chaplain’s of ce at 53505 for more information.machine, $300 or best offer. Call Dale at 53470. 50 GROLSCH BOTTLES, $25 or best offer. Call 52439 with any questions. 1987 BENETEAU 432 “Kailuana,” length 43 Beam 14 Draft 5’10, new 2010 Yanmar 4JH5E, 53hp diesel, three bedroom, two heads, full galley with 4-burner stove and large fridge, major re t Nov. 2009-April 2011, new electrical, three solar panels and wind generator, autopilot, new cabinetry, ooring, plumbing, upholstery and much more, $55,000 or best offer. Email mnast@hotmail.com or call 54203. COMMUNITY NOTICESCOME OUT TO THE DECEMBER Birthday Bash tonight at 8 p.m. at the Ocean View Club. Join us in celebrating December birthdays with cake and appetizers and Top 40 music! Present valid ID. Must be 21 years of age or older. EOD WILL CONDUCT disposal operations from 2:45-4:15 p.m., Tuesday, at the south end of the runway. Glass Beach will be off limits and the road will be blocked until completion. Questions, call 51433. KWAJALEIN RUNNING CLUB will hold its annual New Year’s Eve midnight run/walk and celebration Wednesday. The 2-mile course starts and ends at Emon Main Pavilion and the goal is to be the last nisher before midnight. Pre-registration is required. Custom T-shirts will be passed out as sign ups come in. This kid-friendly event is for the whole family. Get forms at quarters 473-A or Mini-Mall bulletin board. Questions? Call Bob and Jane at 51815. NEW YEAR’S EVE SHUTTLE Service will be available beginning at 8 p.m. Park your bike, take the shuttle and be safe! Routes: to and from Surfway, Lunch DinnerSunday Kwaj Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict Augratin Potatoes Thursday Dry Rub Spareribs Turkey Alaking Black Eyed Peas Jan. 3 Assorted Lasagna Chicken Breast Garlic Toast Thursday Crab Egg Foo Young California Bread Teriyaki Pork Chops Friday Mini Taco Bar Fish Du Jour Cajun-grilled Potatoes Friday Grilled Salisbury Steak Baked Manicotti Parslied Potatoes Monday Baked Meatloaf Chicken Chow Fun Lyonnaise Potatoes Wednesday Maple Roast Chicken Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage Sunday Turkey Cordon Bleu Cass. Vegetarian Saute Rice Pilaf Monday Spaghetti Oriental Chicken Garlic Bread Tuesday Grilled Chicken Breast Beef Broccoli Stir-fry Three Cheese Macaroni Wednesday Carved Flank Steak Picante Chicken Vegetarian Pasta Tuesday Pork Loin, Herb Sauce Buffalo-style Chicken Scalloped Potatoes Jan. 3 Build Your Own BLT Corn Bread Stuffing Szechuan Shrimpthe Ocean View Club, the Country Club and the Vet’s Hall. NEW YEAR’S EVE celebration at the Country Club! Ring in the New Year with us at 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Country Club. Shuttle services are available to and from Surfway, the Ocean View Club, the Country Club and the Vet’s Hall. Questions? Call 53331. NEW YEAR’S BLESSED SACRAMENT MASS will be held at 9:15 a.m., Thursday. Questions? Call 53505. POOLS AND BEACHES Winter Break Hours end Jan. 5. Family Pool is open from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Thursday for cleaning) and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday. Emon Beach lifeguard hours are from 12:303:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. BINGO’S BACK! 6:30 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Vet’s Hall. Packet price is $20. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Windfall completion at 30 numbers $2,000 payout; Blackout completion at 54 numbers $1,400 payout. Shuttle transportation available from the Ocean View Club and tennis courts. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Must be 21 to enter and play; bring your ID. JOIN THE ISLAND Memorial Chapel in a unique opportunity this Christmas by donating new or lightly used clothing and shoes for those on Wotje Atoll. The ship sails Jan. 10 so bring your donations to the church of ce by Jan. 9. Questions? Call Bob Greene at 50165. THE CUB SCOUT PACK 135 Pinewood Derby registration deadline is Jan. 25. This event is open to the entire Kwaj community. Cost is $25 for ages 12 and over or $10 for Cub Scout siblings ages 12 and under. The weigh in will be held Feb. 15 and race on Feb. 16. Call Pam Hess at 54125 Captain Louis S. Zamperini Dining Facility

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11The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 The Kwajalein Hourglass Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 FridayJerk Chicken Stuffed Pork Loin Cuba LibreSunday Roasted Pork Loin Chicken Piccata Fritt. Wild Rice Pilaf Thursday Cuban Sandwich Chicken Fricassee Onion RingsJan. 3 Philly Cheese Steak Breaded Pork Chop Macaroni and CheeseThursday Roi-Fried Chicken Swedish Meatballs Mashed Potatoes Friday Assorted Pizza Baked Ziti Cheesy Garlic Bread MondayLondon Broil Fried Fish Egg BurritoWednesdayItalian Burger Bombay Chicken Stir-fry VeggiesSunday Chicken Parmesan Beef Ragu Garlic Bread Monday Roasted Chicken Short Rib Mashed Potatoes Tuesday Thai Beef with Veggies Chicken in Peanut Sauce Tofu Stir-fry Wednesday Grilled Top Sirloin Chicken Fajitas Baked Potatoes TuesdayChili Meatloaf Corn Bread Jan. 3 Sausage and Peppers Chicken Alfredo Cheese TortelliniLunch Dinner Ready and Resilient Wellness CalendarEvents are sponsored by the Community Health Promotional Council and are free of charge to the community.Caf Roi to register. Put your Hobby Shop skills to the test in this exciting event. Design and build your own car, and compete with others. NOW THROUGH JAN. 27 Quality of Life is accepting requests for live entertainment for the 2015 calendar year. A limited number of live entertainers will be selected. Request forms can be obtained from a QOL member or on the USAG-KA intranet. Requestors will need to present at the January 2015 QOL meeting. E-TALK: Be alert for wasps or bees, especially in areas of low activity. Report locations of wasp nest sightings to the Service Desk at 53550 for treatment by Pest Control. Raid wasp and hornet sprays are available at Self Help by calling 54990. For select outside work crews, obtain training and insect sprays from Pest Control. Seek medical attention following a wasp/ bee sting for proper treatment. It is recommended that people who have had previous allergic reactions to a wasp/bee sting must remember to carry an EpiPen with them wherever they go. SAFELY SPEAKING: The health hazard pictogram is the new OSHA symbol youÂ’ll start to see on workplace chemicals. It means it may cause cancer or other serious health problemsBirthday BashTonightJoin us in celebrating December birthdays with cake and appetizers and Top 40 music Present valid ID. Must be 21 years of age or older.8 p.m.Ocean View Club

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12The Kwajalein Hourglass The Kwajalein Hourglass Volume 55 Number 52 Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 WeatherCourtesy of RTS WeatherYearly total: 117.85 inches Yearly deviation: +25.97 inchesCall 54700 for updated forecasts or visit www.rts-wx.com. Chance Day Skies of Rain Winds Sunday Partly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Monday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Tuesday Partly Sunny 15% NE-ENE at 17-22 knots Wednesday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 16-21 knots Thursday Mostly Sunny 10% ENE-E at 15-20 knots Friday Mostly Sunny 10% NE-ENE at 15-20 knots Sunrise Moonrise Low Tide High Tide Sunset Moonset Sunday 7:02 a.m. 12:08 p.m. 2:30 a.m. 0.1’ 8:45 a.m. 3.2’ 6:39 p.m. --------------2:42 p.m. 0.7’ 8:56 p.m. 3.4’ Monday 7:02 a.m. 12:56 p.m. 3:30 a.m. 0.4’ 9:59 a.m. 3.1’ 6:40 p.m. 12:33 a.m. 4:06 p.m. 1.0’ 10:12 p.m. 2.9’ Tuesday 7:03 a.m. 1:44 p.m. 4:45 a.m. 0.6’ 11:31 a.m. 3.1’ 6:40 p.m. 1:27 a.m. 5:55 p.m. 1.1’ 11:51 p.m. 2.7’ Wednesday 7:03 a.m. 2:32 p.m. 6:10 a.m. 0.7’ --------------------6:41 p.m. 2:20 a.m. 7:28 p.m. 0.8’ 12:55 p.m. 3.3’ Thursday 7:03 a.m. 3:21 p.m. 7:24 a.m. 0.5’ 1:20 a.m. 2.8’ 6:41 p.m. 3:14 a.m. 8:29 p.m. 0.4’ 1:59 p.m. 3.7’ Friday 7:04 a.m. 4:12 p.m. 8:17 a.m. 0.3’ 2:22 a.m. 2.9’ 6:42 p.m. 4:07 a.m. 9:14 p.m. 0.1’ 2:45 p.m. 4.0’ Jan. 3 7:04 a.m. 5:03 p.m. 9 a.m. 0.0’ 3:08 a.m. 3.1’ 6:42 p.m. 5 a.m. 9:51 p.m. 0.2’ 3:24 p.m. 4.3Bishop, Leines and Loy—all rst time marathoners—all agreed the Honolulu Marathon experience was amazing. The longest distance any of them had run on Kwajalein was 20 miles in preparation for this year’s marathon. Fluhrer, on the other hand, had one Kwaj marathon under his belt already. One of the biggest differences between running on Kwaj and running in Hawaii was the weather, the four agreed. Kwajalein runners often begin in the very pre-dawn hours since nishing at 8 a.m. or later can be met with brutal heat and MARATHON, from page 6 Jen Dupuy celebrates crossing the finish line at the 2014 Pauper’s Marathon on Kwajalein Dec. 15.Photo by Jane Ereksonhumidity. In Hawaii, however, the runners were kept cool with a light rain and colder temperatures. They all agreed the biggest “wow factor” of the race was the sheer amount of runners—not just at the beginning, but throughout the whole race. Over 31,000 people ran or walked. “We did our best to maneuver through the crowd and it enticed me to move quicker and pass people,” Loy said. And one thing they’ll never get here on Kwaj— reworks started the race. Jane Erekson poses for a cheesy photo after claiming her 2014 Pauper’s Marathon medal Dec. 15. She finished second overall and first for the ladies.Photo by Jane Erekson