National Anthem

The National Anthem and America the Beautiful was sung by Bethany Pierce, lead singer of  Plastic Angels, before the start of the race.

The daughter of a minister, Bethany Pierce grew up singing in church and various choirs. Gymnastics coach by day, singer by night, she came onto the Cape music scene in 2013 as the lead singer of a local cover band. She and guitarist Jeff Lawson met later that year, and by November, the duo had become Angry Ginger, now known as Plastic Angels.