“There’s not a bad place to run on the island. We run on the coast, on the bike path. . . . The oak trees are enormous, and with the Spanish moss, you feel like you’re running through a jungle. We like to run on the beach at low tide. . . . Tony proposed to me on Driftwood Beach when we had the supermoon, and we got married there. You feel like you’re away from everything because it’s so calm and beautiful.”
— Lisa Hammett
As told to Jennifer Senator
Photograph by Gabriel Hanway
Lisa and Tony Hammett reside in Woodstock, Georgia, and own Peak Racing Events. The accomplished runners frequently log miles on Jekyll, which hosts several competitive races each year, including the annual turtle crawl triathlons and the Jekyll Island marathon and 10k.