Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In Hahira, Butzin and Davis lead the race to Get-A-Mammy

Dan Butzin bested a field of 101 athletes on Saturday morning, 24 September 2016, running 19:03 to win the sixth annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. The 3.1-mile road race was run from Bethany Baptist Church in Hahira, Georgia.


Butzin is a Valdosta, Georgia, athlete, as were the next three finishers. Rob McGhin was second in 20:54, and Jim Simoneau was third in 22:30. Heath Martin, an alumnus of the Valwood School cross country team, ran 22:49 for fourth.


Kelly Davis of Valdosta took the women's title, placing fourth overall in 22:53. Another Valdosta runner, Lauren Bewley, was runner-up on the women's side and seventh overall in 24:18.


Valdosta's Jim Dawkins was the fastest master runner in the race and fifth overall in 24:00. Gina Purvis of Tifton, Georgia was the first woman master and third female finisher, eighth overall in 24:35.


Proceeds of the annual event benefit Get-A-Mammy, Inc., a non-profit that provides funds for mammograms, reconstructive surgery, and cancer research. The organization also works to increase awareness of the importance of regular mammorgrams in the early detection of breast cancer, urging all women to "get a mammy." A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia provided timing and finish line services for the sixth annual Get-A-Mammy 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Get-A-Mammy 5K
  1. 19:02.9 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  2. 20:54.0 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  3. 22:30.0 ~ Jim Simoneau (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  4. 22:49.0 ~ Heath Martin (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:59.3 ~ Jim Dawkins (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:39.2 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 67) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:06.9 ~ Dusty Dorminey (M, 42) Lake Park, GA
  8. 25:40.4 ~ Wayne Kountis (M, 57) Tifton, GA
  9. 26:28.4 ~ Rusty Jones (M, 63) Valdosta, GA
  10. 27:03.3 ~ Greg Prine (M, 51) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2016 Get-A-Mammy 5K
  1. 22:52.1 ~ Kelly Davis (F, 26) Valdosta, GA
  2. 24:18.0 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:34.6 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 57) Tifton, GA
  4. 24:44.1 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 44) Pavo, GA
  5. 26:10.8 ~ Jennifer Woodall (F, 29) Lenox, GA
  6. 26:14.5 ~ Julie Prine (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  7. 26:30.4 ~ Aubrey Sweeney (F, 21) Ray City, GA
  8. 27:59.6 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 49) Valdosta, GA
  9. 28:23.6 ~ Amy Reese (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  10. 29:31.4 ~ Terry Cooper (F, 58) Hahira, GA

Get-A-Mammy 5K winners, 2011 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
1 October 201118:14, David Burnett20:59, Alice Smoot142
29 September 201221:43, Jackson Williams23:38, Audrey Williams165
28 September 201325:05, Nate Simmons22:28, Makenzee Page78
27 September 201419:47, Kyle Leisey22:04, Elizabeth Smith87
26 September 201524:39, Kaden Leisey26:29, Julie Prine75
24 September 201619:03, Dan Butzin22:53, Kelly Davis101
The Get-A-Mammy 5K was run in Valdosta from 2011 to 2014 and in Hahira from
2015 to 2016.


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Moore and Kendrick are the mightiest warriors at Brookwood's Warrior Run

Warrior RunOn Saturday morning, 24 September 2016, for the third year in a row athletes came to the Brookwood School Lanigan Track and Field Complex in Thomasville, Georgia for the annual Warrior Run. This time the crowd of competitors was over a hundred strong. The fastest legs in the crowd, though, belonged to seventeen-year-old Samuel Moore, who won the 5K race in 19:04.


Twelve-year-old Joy Kendrick--a seventh-grader at Sherwood Christian in Albany, Georgia--was first in the women's standings, running 21:38. Another Sherwood cross-country runner, senior Samantha Pappas, was the second female finisher, running 22:33. Sherwood sophomore Ana Kendrick was third on the women's side with a 23:08.


Mark Saussy was the first master runner and 25th male in the Warrior Run 5K; Saussy ran the 3.1 mile course in 24:20. At 26:01 Leigh Saussy was the top woman master and tenth female finisher.


108 athletes finished Brookwood School's third annual Warrior Run 5K. Proceeds of the race and the associated one-mile fun run support the Oak Street Episcopal Mission's Camp Hope, a summer camp for children six to twelve years old who live in the Oak Street Community of Thomasville, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Brookwood Warrior Run 5K
  1. 19:04 ~ Samuel Moore
  2. 19:36 ~ Jordan Roberts
  3. 19:47 ~ Parker Dixon
  4. 19:50 ~ Walt Cochran
  5. 20:07 ~ Collin Phillips
  6. 20:14 ~ Josh Kendrick
  7. 20:21 ~ Chad Johnson
  8. 20:22 ~ Christian Bell
  9. 20:44 ~ Caleb Thompson
  10. 20:47 ~ Nathan Roberts

Top Ten Women, 2016 Brookwood Warrior Run 5K
  1. 21:38 ~ Joy Kendrick
  2. 22:33 ~ Samantha Pappas
  3. 23:08 ~ Anna Kendrick
  4. 23:16 ~ Caroline Mathis
  5. 24:02 ~ Alexis Kelley
  6. 24:08 ~ Beverly Johnson
  7. 24:12 ~ Tiffany Nunnally
  8. 25:24 ~ Caitlyn Santiago
  9. 25:26 ~ Blair Pollock
  10. 26:01 ~ Lee Saussy

Known winners of the Brookwood Warrior Run, 2014 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
4 October 2014
10 October 2015
24 September 201619:04, Samuel Moore21:38, Joy Kendrick108


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Kiros and Reilly add their names to Prefontaine 5K history

West of Tallahassee, Florida, the Silver Lake Recreation Area became the main Off-Highway Vehicle trail head for the Apalachicola National Forest. Silver Lake still includes a nature trail, picnic tables, a swimming beach, and two scenic ponds. At one time the Recreation Area included a campground, but that has been closed for quite a few years now. A Girl Scout camp and a Boy Scout camp were once nearby, but those are also gone now. Silver Lake was developed for recreation in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, but earlier settlers must have been aware of the area. It couldn't have been unknown to the even earlier Native Americans, either. Before that it was probably a popular watering hole for mastodons and other prehistoric fauna. But since 1976, Silver Lake has been the home of Gulf Winds Track Club's annual Salute To Prefontaine 5K. That event returned to Silver Lake for the 41st time on Saturday morning, 24 September 2016.

Geb Kiros
Geb Kiros

Silver Lake has a history, but the Prefontaine Forest 5K has acquired a history over the years. Several of the athletes whose performances made that history were on the starting line for the 2016 race. 2015 champion Peter Van Brussel was racing, and so was 2010 winner Jay Wallace and 2002 winner David Yon. Ten-time Prefontaine 5K champion Gary Droze was also starting that morning. But with no respect for history, Geb Kiros dashed out into the lead right after the start of the race. The Florida A & M University biostatistics professor was twenty meters ahead when the runners disappeared into the forest near the 400-meter mark.


The Prefontaine Forest 5K has never been much of an event for spectators. In most years the runners vanished into the woods right after the start, only to be seen again right before the finish. Their struggles with sand, hills, and tree roots went unwitnessed, as did their unscheduled encounters with wildlife. In the 2016 race, the athletes went twice around a 2500-meter loop, so onlookers at least caught a glimpse of the runners at halfway before the competition returned to the forest. What they saw was that master runner Kiros had lengthened his lead and was more than 100 meters ahead of Gary Droze, the next runner.

Gary Droze
Gary Droze

That didn't change during the second lap. When Kiros emerged from the forest he was still more than 100 meters ahead and maintained that margin to the finish line, winning in 18:38. Droze was second in 19:05 and Jay Wallace third in 19:21. Zach DeVeau moved up three places on the second lap to take fourth in 19:39. Jim Halley was fifth in 19:47 and defending champ Peter Van Brussel placed sixth in 19:53.


In the women's competition Samantha Reilly set the early pace, getting 80 meters ahead on the first lap then maintaining that lead for the rest of the race. Reilly crossed the finish line with the women's title, placing 22nd overall. It was the best 5K time yet for Reilly, a member of the Tallahassee Community College Women's Cross Country team, and the fastest 5K ever by anyone on her team. Emily Smith was runner-up in the women's standings, 24th overall in 23:22. Another TCC Eagle, Mia Widerkehr, was third in the women's division, placing 26th overall in 23:28. TCC's Monet Madeux was the fourth woman and 35th overall in 24:44. Monica Judd was the top woman master and sixth female finisher, 39th overall in 24:47.

Samantha Reilly
Samantha Reilly

162 athletes finished the challenging 3.1-mile course through the Apalachicola National Forest. Gulf Winds Track Club chip-timed the race.


Jay WallaceTop Ten Men, 2016 Salute to Prefontaine 5K
  1. 18:38 ~ Geb Kiros (M, 50)
  2. 19:05 ~ Gary Droze (M, 55)
  3. 19:21 ~ Jay Wallace (M, 52)
  4. 19:39 ~ Zach DeVeau (M, 28)
  5. 19:47 ~ Jim Halley (M, 37)
  6. 19:53 ~ Peter Van Brussel (M, 23)
  7. 20:01 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 38)
  8. 20:10 ~ Eric Godin (M, 32)
  9. 20:32 ~ Philip Sura (M, 46)
  10. 20:59 ~ Don Smith (M, 37)

Emily SmithTop Ten Women, 2016 Salute to Prefontaine 5K
  1. 22:58 ~ Samantha Reilly (F, 25)
  2. 23:22 ~ Emily Smith (F, 31)
  3. 23:28 ~ Mia Wiederkehr (F, 18)
  4. 24:35 ~ Monet Madeux (F, 20)
  5. 24:44 ~ Kendall Ward (F, 16)
  6. 24:47 ~ Monica Judd (F, 42)
  7. 24:50 ~ Jessa Stewart (F, 13)
  8. 25:18 ~ Laura Reina (F, 52)
  9. 25:37 ~ Angela Dempsey (F, 48)
  10. 25:55 ~ Deborah Congdon (F, 46)

Known winners of GWTC's Prefontaine Forest 5K
1976 - 2016
DateMenWomen
25 September 197615:43, Tim Simpkins19:20, Nancy McCormac
September 197715:35, Tim Simpkins19:00, Janice Gage
23 September 1978

September 1979

20 September 198017:17, George West20:52, Donna Miller
September 198118:20, Shannon Sullivan22:27, Pam Ledbetter
September 1982

24 September 198317:17, Jeff Doherty20:36, Donna Miller
September 198417:11, Larry Abele20:43, Barbara Balzer
September 198516:51, Tim Simpkins20:40, Darien Andreu
27 September 198617:20, Tim Simpkins22:14, Laura Partin
12 September 198717:33, Tom Burr21:20, Linda Nicholson
24 September 198817:38, Tom Burr22:23, Yvonne Gsteiger
23 September 198917:25, Tim Simpkins21:30, Vikki Saga
22 September 199017:12, Bill Crooks22:23, Tina Davies
22 September 199117:54, Gary Droze24:48, Tina Davies
19 September 199218:29, Gary Droze22:05, Diane Blas
18 September 199317:58, Tim Simpkins24:16, Sissi Carroll
17 September 199417:00, Gary Droze21:16, Carrie Weyant
30 September 199517:12, Gary Droze22:56, Sissi Carroll
28 September 199619:18, Gary Droze22:56, Jane Johnson
27 September 199718:50, Bill Crooks23:07, Julie Clark
26 September 199819:26, Paul Hoover24:44, Peggy Simpson
25 September 199917:56, Gary Droze24:13, Brandi Rook
30 September 200017:49, Gary Droze22:17, Allie Hunter
29 September 200119:37, Scott Poindexter22:17, Allie Hunter
5 October 200222:17, David Yon25:47, Yvonne Gsteiger
27 September 200318:35, Shawn Patterson23:49, Angela Dempsey
25 September 200417:43, Gary Droze22:46, Seeley Lovett
24 September 200518:13, Gary Droze24:06, Jane Johnson
23 September 200617:24, Gary Droze19:59, Stephanie Liles
29 September 200717:29, Chris Gregory20:26, Micah Adriani
27 September 200818:16, Daniel Lee21:10, Kati Gosnell
26 September 200920:28, Joel Piotrowski21:20, Micah Adriani
25 September 201018:53, Jay Wallace22:17, Kelly Stevens
24 September 201119:08, Michael Martinez22:31, Olivia Swedberg Yinger
22 September 201217:18, Stanley Linton20:58, Micah Adriani
21 September 201316:27, Stanley Linton23:34, Melissa Geary
27 September 201417:43, Chris Lake22:30, Cora Atkinson
26 September 201518:42, Peter Van Brussel23:38, Emily Smith
24 September 201618:38, Geb Kiros22:58, Samantha Reilly


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Sunday, September 25, 2016

At Silver Lake the final laps are victory laps for Mazziotta and Martin

Gulf Winds Track Club staged the 41st annual Salute to Prefontaine 5K near Silver Lake, west of Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday morning, 24 September 2016. During the four decades of history of the event, the Prefontaine Classic high school meet has been a sometimes feature of the program. Among the years that the high school ran at Silver Lake were 2004 to 2007 and 2014 to 2016. Whatever the future of the Prefontaine Classic, high school graduation would ensure that 2016 was the last time that seniors Jake Mazziotta and Haleigh Martin would run at the meet. They each made that final act count, though. Maclay's Mazziotta won the boys' 5K race in 17:54, while Martin went 20:58 to win the girls' 5K.

Jake Mazziotta
Jake Mazziotta

The boys ran first, starting just after 9:30 AM. The course was twice around a circuit of the Silver Lake Recreation Area, a tour that included sand, hills, narrow paths, and views of trees downed by Hurricane Hermine earlier in the month. It wasn't a fast course by any means, but Maclay's Jake Mazziotta appreciated the ruggedness.


"I like the fact that you don't have to worry about time, that it's purely about the competition," said Mazziotta. "It was definitely harder this year."

Gatlin Nennstiel
Gatlin Nennstiel

Mazziotta helped to make it harder for his competition, setting the pace for the field during the first lap around the course. Gatlin Nennstiel of Aucilla Christian and Maclay's Clay Milford followed him closely on the first lap, but not so closely on the second. Mazziotta opened up a gap during the second time around, going on to win by over 80 meters in 17:54. Nennstiel was second in 18:13, and Milford held off Wakulla's Bryce Cole to take third, 18:19 to 18:21.


Cole was just the first of a wave of Wakulla runners, though. The boys from Wakulla County also took the next three places, with Scott Lloyd fifth in 18:40, Caleb Wiedeman sixth in 18:57, and Dylan Peebles seventh in 18:57. Maclay's Gannon Hundley placed eighth in 19:02, but then Dalten Park (9th, 19:06) finished the scoring for Wakulla. Wakulla also took the next two places--Dalton Gray was tenth in 19:08 and Alex Smythe eleventh in 19:08--putting both its pushers ahead of Maclay's fourth runner. The result was the Wakulla was first with 31 points, and Maclay second with 37. Aucilla Christian was third with 77 points.

Clay Milford
Clay Milford

2016 Prefontaine Classic Team Standings, Boys
  1. Wakulla, 31
  2. Maclay, 37
  3. Aucilla Christian, 77
  4. John Paul II Catholic, 107

Top 15 Boys, 2016 Prefontaine Classic
  1. 17:54 ~ Jake Mazziotta (Maclay)
  2. 18:13 ~ Gatlin Nennstiel (Aucilla Christian)
  3. 18:19 ~ Clayburn Milford (Maclay)
  4. 18:21 ~ Bryce Cole (Wakulla)
  5. 18:40 ~ Scott Lloyd (Wakulla)
  6. 18:57 ~ Caleb Wiedeman (Wakulla)
  7. 18:57 ~ Dylan Peebles (Wakulla)
  8. 19:02 ~ Gannon Hundley (Maclay)
  9. 19:06 ~ Dalten Parker (Wakulla)
  10. 19:08 ~ Dalton Gray (Wakulla)
  11. 19:08 ~ Alex Smythe (Wakulla)
  12. 19:09 ~ Chris Porter (Wakulla)
  13. 19:10 ~ Simon Hodgson (Franklin County)
  14. 19:13 ~ Jay Brown (Maclay)
  15. 19:49 ~ Marcus Bryant (Godby)

Mazziotta wasn't quite clear on how many years he had raced at Silver Lake. "I think this is my third or fourth time."


Haleigh Martin was similarly unsure. "Three, I think."

Haleigh Martin
Haleigh Martin

Three was the correct number. Martin had won her first Prefontaine Classic in 2014, with Maclay's Caroline Willis taking second. In 2015 Willis had taken first with Martin relegated to runner-up. In 2016 the two seniors were back at Silver Lake for a final showdown at the Prefontaine Classic.


Martin grabbed the lead on the first loop. Willis was close through the first mile, but Martin widened the margin on the second time around. Martin was more than 70 meters ahead when she crossed the finish line first in 20:58. Willis was second in 21:17.

Caroline Willis
Caroline Willis

"That was definitely not really fun," said Martin. "The hill at the Cougar Challenge was worse but the sand out there today was tiring. I stumbled a couple of times."


After Willis, two more Maclay Marauders took the next two places, with Molly McCann third in 21:30 and Lindsay James fourth in 22:23. the Maclay girls wrapped up their scoring with Rachel Rumana placing eighth in 24:05 and Kenzie Mazziotta ninth in 24:20. After that the Marauders had a mathematically unbeatable total of 26 points and the 2016 Prefontaine Classic title. Two points separated the next three teams, with Aucilla Christian second with 77 points, Wakulla third with 78, and John Paul II Catholic fourth with 79.

Molly McCann
Molly McCann

2016 Prefontaine Classic Team Standings, Girls
  1. Maclay, 26
  2. Aucilla Christian, 77
  3. Wakulla, 78
  4. John Paul II Catholic, 79
  5. Franklin County, 121

Top 15 Girls, 2016 Prefontaine Classic
  1. 20:58 ~ Haleigh Martin (Wakulla)
  2. 21:17 ~ Caroline Willis (Maclay)
  3. 21:30 ~ Molly McCann (Maclay)
  4. 22:23 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay)
  5. 23:32 ~ Genevieve Printiss (Franklin County)
  6. 23:43 ~ Julia Rose Travis (John Paul II Catholic)
  7. 24:02 ~ Alyssa Langston (Wakulla)
  8. 24:05 ~ Rachel Rumana (Maclay)
  9. 24:20 ~ Kenzie Mazziotta (Maclay)
  10. 24:32 ~ Sofia St Julien (Godby)
  11. 24:32 ~ Ella Porche (Maclay)
  12. 24:34 ~ Sofia Paredes (Maclay)
  13. 24:39 ~ Emma Travis (John Paul II Catholic)
  14. 24:48 ~ Natalie Vasquez (Aucilla Christian)
  15. 25:24 ~ Olivia Wulton (Aucilla Christian)


Some past champions of the Prefontaine Classic

High School Boys' 5K
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
25 September 2004Maclay, 55 points19:48, Grant Stauffer (Brookwood)
24 September 2005Trinity Prep, 2717:31, Whitney Stickland (North Florida Christian)
23 September 2006Lincoln, 5416:46, Joseph Franklin (Godby)
29 September 2007Maclay, 1917:38, Conor Sweeney (Maclay)
27 September 2014Maclay, 2518:25, Clay Milford (Maclay) 8
26 September 2015Maclay, 3217:39, Clay Milford (Maclay) 9
24 September 2016Wakulla, 3117:54, Jake Mazziotta (Maclay) 12
High School Girls' 5K
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
25 September 2004Maclay, 24 points22:47, Katy Swain (Maclay)
24 September 2005Maclay, 1519:58, Adriana Piekarewicz (Maclay)
23 September 2006Maclay, 2020:27, Alicia Fenley (Maclay)
29 September 2007Lincoln, 3520:21, Laura Hempel (Rickards)
27 September 2014Maclay, 2121:19, Haleigh Martin (Wakulla) 10
26 September 2015Maclay, 3820:48, Caroline Willis (Maclay) 11
24 September 2016Maclay, 2620:58, Haleigh Martin (Wakulla) 12


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Fort Walton Beach kind of day at the Dolphin Dash

In 2015 Niceville High swept the team titles at Mosley High's Dolphin Dash cross country meet. on Saturday morning, 24 September 2016, another Okaloosa County school, Fort Walton Beach High, swept the team titles at the eighth annual Dolphin Dash. It was actually the third time in the history of the Lynn Haven, Florida event that Fort Walton Beach had returned home with both boys' and girls' team honors.


It's a wonder that Okaloosa County schools are still welcome at the Dolphin Dash.


But Bay County athletes did well enough when it came to individual performances. For instance, in the first race of the morning, the high school girls' 5K, Panama City Rutherford senior Zeana Guirey won by 150 meters, running 21:00. Fort Walton Beach took the next two places, with Jessica Riley second in 21:39 and Maia Rivera third in 21:43. Ella Swigler of host school Mosley was fourth in 21:52.


Fort Walton Beach went on to add two more runners in the top ten, Lauren Adams (5th, 22:03) and Jeanette Chastain (9th, 22:55). Trinity Chastain (11th, 23:14) completed Fort Walton Beach's scoring, giving the team 30 points and first place among six teams. Led by the the sixth-place 22:23 finish of Emma Wilson, North Bay Haven was second in the team standings with 71 points. Rutherford was third with 92 points.


Team Standings, High School Girls, 2016 Dolphin Dash
  1. 20:59.04 ~ Zeana Guirey (Rutherford) 12
  2. 21:38.78 ~ Jessica Riley (Fort Walton Beach) 12
  3. 21:42.67 ~ Maia Rivera (Fort Walton Beach) 11
  4. 21:51.77 ~ Ella Swigler (Mosley) 11
  5. 22:02.24 ~ Lauren Adams (Fort Walton Beach) 9
  6. 22:22.52 ~ Emma Wilson (North Bay Haven) 5
  7. 22:34.86 ~ Cristina Carr (Rutherford) 12
  8. 22:37.25 ~ Blessing Nkembo (Rickards) 12
  9. 22:54.92 ~ Jeanette Chastain (Fort Walton Beach) 11
  10. 22:55.49 ~ Carina Richardson (Rickards) 11

Top Ten High School Girls, 2016 Dolphin Dash
  1. Fort Walton Beach, 30
  2. North Bay Haven, 71
  3. Rutherford, 92
  4. Mosley, 95
  5. Rickards, 95
  6. Wewahitchka, 130

In the high school boys' 5K another Rutherford senior won by that familiar margin of 150 meters--Alix Gennette. The 17:11 win was the second title in a week for Gennete; he had also placed first at the Ram Run on 17 September 2016.


Fort Walton Beach answered by taking the next six places, with scorers Jordan Huckaby second in 17:43, Brandon I Meza third in 17:46, Parker Dewrell fourth in 17:46, George McCann fifth in 17:51, and Daniel Orcutt sixth in 18:07. After that onslaught, Fort Walton Beach had a mathematically unbeatable 20 points and another team title. Led by frosh Antonio Vicente (13th, 18:55), North Bay Haven was second among the seven boys' teams with 89 points. Wewahitchka was third with 93 points behind their top scorer Elijah Sarmiento (8th, 18:17).


Team Standings, High School Boys, 2016 Dolphin Dash
  1. 17:10.36 ~ Alix Gennette (Rutherford) 12
  2. 17:42.55 ~ Jordan Huckaby (Fort Walton Beach) 10
  3. 17:45.56 ~ Brandon I Meza (Fort Walton Beach) 10
  4. 17:45.99 ~ Parker Dewrell (Fort Walton Beach) 11
  5. 17:50.42 ~ George McCann (Fort Walton Beach) 12
  6. 18:06.43 ~ Daniel Orcutt (Fort Walton Beach) 12
  7. 18:09.05 ~ Sage Delfino (Fort Walton Beach) 11
  8. 18:16.88 ~ Elijah Sarmiento (Wewahitchka) 12
  9. 18:27.80 ~ Joseph Jones (Rickards) 11
  10. 18:31.31 ~ Kanon Martin (Port St. Joe)

Top Ten High School Boys, 2016 Dolphin Dash
  1. Fort Walton Beach, 20
  2. North Bay Haven, 89
  3. Wewahitchka, 93
  4. Rickards, 118
  5. Rutherford, 123
  6. Bay, 127
  7. Mosley, 129

Individual champs, Mosley Dolphin Dash, 2009 - 2016
DateBoysGirls
17 October 200916:35, Gabe Holguin (Bay)21:22, Sydney Newsom (Mosley)
16 October 201016:55, Dieumy Duclos (Godby)21:08, Bria Upshur (West Florida Tech)
15 October 201116:45, Stanley Linton (Wakulla)20:08, Mikayla Hodges (Arnold)
13 October 201216:34, Charles Shackelford (Fort Walton Beach)18:54, Emma Rudman (Fort Walton Beach)
28 September 201316:36, Connor Daughton (Maclay)19:09, Madison Harris (Wakulla)
10 September 201416:13, Trey LaNasa (Fort Walton Beach)19:42, Emma Rudman (Fort Walton Beach)
5 September 201517:15, Ethan Mines (Mosley)19:23, Claire Crist (Niceville)
24 September 201617:11, Alix Gennette21:00, Zeana Guirey (Rutherford)


Team champs, Mosley Dolphin Dash, 2009 - 2016
DateBoysGirls
17 October 2009Arnold, 43 pointsMosley, 15 points
16 October 2010Arnold, 65West Florida Tech, 18
15 October 2011Crestview, 67Wakulla, 51
13 October 2012Fort Walton Beach, 15Fort Walton Beach, 22
28 September 2013Maclay, 44Crestview, 60
10 September 2014Fort Walton Beach, 23Fort Walton Beach, 33
5 September 2015Niceville, 32Niceville, 18
24 September 2016Fort Walton Beach, 20Fort Walton Beach, 30


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Friday, September 23, 2016

Homestretch sprints pay off for Amaya Jones and Wes Blake at Everhart

Thursday, 22 September 2016, was a morning for close finishes in the Everhart Invitational Middle School Cross Country Meet at Tallahassee, Florida's Gretchen Everhart School. In the girls' two-mile race, Raa eighth-grader Amaya Jones came from behind to slip across the line just ahead of Swift Creek's Lexi Gray. The boys' two-mile was just exciting, with Swift Creek eighth-grader Wes Blake outkicking Gabriel Jager-Sumner of Fairview on the homestretch for an 11:47 to 11:49 victory. The Montford girls and the Swift Creek boys came away with the team titles.

Amaya Jones
Amaya Jones

Most of the Leon County Schools' middle school cross country meets are in the evening, but the Everhart Invitational comes in the late morning, right in the middle of the work day. You have to slip away from work to watch, much like all the afternoon games the Chicago Cubs played before lights were finally installed in Wrigley Field. Another Wrigley Field tradition are the spectators on neighboring rooftops, watching the Cubs without the burden of buying a ticket. There's no admission charge to the Everhart Invitational, but in one of the backyards facing the schoolyard the residents had set up a pair of lawn chairs to watch the race. Wrigley field is a bit older than the Everhart Invitational, but the 2016 event was it's 30th running, making it the oldest middle school cross country meet in Tallahassee if not all of Florida. And just like Wrigley has peculiarities like ivy-covered walls and a short outfield, the Everhart course has its own quirks, such as most of the route being on neighborhood streets rather than fields or forest.


There was a slight problem with the course shortly after the girls' race started at 11:00 AM. A little past the quarter-mile mark, a ribbon was strung across the way. This was sorted out in a few moments, though, and the leaders continued onward--Swift Creek sixth-grader Paige Churchill, Swift Creek eighth-grader Lexi Gray, and Raa eighth-grader Amaya Jones.

Lexi Gray
Lexi Gray

After leaving the schoolyard Churchill fell off the pace. Gray was a few seconds ahead of Jones by the mile mark, but that gap got no wider during the second mile. Then, on the homestretch it narrowed. With the finish line approaching, Jones accelerated. Gray was also picking up the pace, but Jones continued to close. Just before the finish line Jones overtook Gray and sprinted home first in 13:51. Gray was a close second in 13:52. Montford sixth-grader Sophia Harris won a homestretch battle with Paige Churchill to take third in 14:14; Churchill was fourth in 14:18.


It was the first cross country win for Amaya Jones, who is only in her second year of the sport. Her earlier running was on the track.


"I used to do track and I thought I'd try this out," explained Jones. "I ran 400, 800, and 1500 with Tallahassee Zoom. Today, I just wanted to keep a good distance and sprint at the end."

Paige Churchill and Sophia Harris
Paige Churchill and Sophia Harris

Sophia Harris was just the first of four Montford Mustangs in the top ten. Montford also had eighth-grader Elizabeth Sauer finish fifth in 14:32, seventh-grader Sadie Wolfe sixth in 14:35, and seventh-grader Kellet Snyder ninth in 14:47. The Mustangs' fifth scorer was seventh-grader Caroline Cummings, fifteenth in 15:02, giving Montford 38 points and the team title. Deerlake had 55 points and second place in the field of seven teams. Swift Creek edged Raa for third, 78 to 79.


2016 Everhart Invitational Team Standings, Girls
  1. Montford, 38
  2. Deerlake, 55
  3. Swift Creek, 78
  4. Raa, 79
  5. Fairview, 119
  6. Fort Braden, 182
  7. Cobb, 200
  8. Griffin, NTS
    Nims, NTS

Top Ten Girls, 2016 Everhart Invitational
  1. 13:50.97 ~ Amaya Jones (Raa) 8
  2. 13:51.86 ~ Lexi Gray (Swift Creek) 8
  3. 14:13.05 ~ Sophia Harris (Montford) 6
  4. 14:17.70 ~ Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 6
  5. 14:31.79 ~ Elizabeth Sauer (Montford) 8
  6. 14:34.06 ~ Sadie Wolfe (Montford) 7
  7. 14:37.54 ~ Jayd Derickson (Deerlake) 8
  8. 14:40.81 ~ Lilli Unger (Raa) 8
  9. 14:46.51 ~ Kellett Snyder (Montford) 7
  10. 14:47.18 ~ Mckenna Swartzman (Deerlake) 8

After the girls' race, Amaya Jones was enthused about the Everhart course. "It has less hills and more flat ground, which is what I'm used to."


Swift Creek eighth-grader Wes Blake, fifth in the boys' race at the 2015 Everhart Invitational, had a somewhat different memory of the venue.

Gabriel Jager-Sumner, Wes Blake
Gabriel Jager-Sumner and Wes Blake

"I'm not a fan of that [Everhart] course," said Blake. "There's a giant hill about halfway. And it's in the middle of the day so it's always hot."


Flat, or giant hill? If there was a hill midway through the boys' race, Blake and Fairview seventh-grader Gabriel Jager-Sumner led the way up its slopes. They passed the mile mark in front of everyone, virtually together in 5:54. The two stayed side-by-side till less than 200 meters to go, where Jager-Sumner bolted ahead. Blake countered with his own move, overtaking Jager-Sumner during the final hundred meters. The two runners hurled over the finish line, with Blake first in 11:47 and Jager-Sumner second in 11:49. Nicholas Samuel, a Fairview eighth-grader, was third in 12:28, just ahead of Raa's Amarie Moore (4th, 12:30) and Swift Creek's Eric Stillman (5th, 12:31).

Nicholas Samuel
Nicholas Samuel

Connor Edwards (9th, 12:49) and Brody Miller (10th, 12:50) also finished in the top ten for the Swift Creek Wolves. Trenton Blake (16th, 13:07) finished the scoring for the Wolves, giving Swift Creek points and first place among the nine teams at the meet. Deerlake scored 70, placing second to Swift Creek for the second week in a row. Montford squeaked past Fairview 85 to 86 for third.


After the Everhart Invitational, two meets remained in the Leon County Schools' 2016 cross country season--Montford's Mustang Stampede on 28 September 2016, and the LCS Championship Meet on 5 October 2016.


2016 Everhart Invitational Team Standings, Boys
  1. Swift Creek, 41
  2. Deerlake, 70
  3. Montford, 85
  4. Fairview, 86
  5. Raa, 117
  6. Cobb, 144
  7. Griffin, 206
  8. Fort Braden, 258
  9. Nims, 261

Top Ten Boys, 2016 Everhart Invitational
  1. 11:46.50 ~ Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 8
  2. 11:48.41 ~ Gabriel Jager-Sumner (Fairview) 7
  3. 12:27.49 ~ Nicholas Samuel (Fairview) 8
  4. 12:30.00 ~ Amarie Moore (Raa) 8
  5. 12:30.67 ~ Eric Stillman (Swift Creek) 6
  6. 12:37.24 ~ Campbell Hart (Cobb) 8
  7. 12:42.48 ~ James Fygetakis-Gollop (Raa) 7
  8. 12:44.32 ~ Michael Sweeney (Deerlake) 8
  9. 12:48.18 ~ Connor Edwards (Swift Creek) 6
  10. 12:49.45 ~ Brody Miller (Swift Creek) 7


Everhart Invitational Champions, 1988 - 2016
DateBoysGirls
22 September 2016Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 11:47Amaya Jones (Raa) 13:51
17 September 2015Spencer Amsellem (Deerlake) 12:17Emily Molen (Deerlake) 12:16
18 September 2014Tavaris King (Griffin) 12:04Lawton Campbell (Deerlake) 12:41
19 September 2013Jacob Dodson (Raa) 11:46Ana Wallace (Deerlake) 13:13
20 September 2012Matthew Cashin (Raa) 12:01Saige Kemeny (Montford) 13:19
22 September 2011Evan Francis (Raa) 11:56Zoe Sheldon (Swift Creek) 13:43
30 September 2010Wil Luca (Raa) 11:41Rebecca Clendinen (Raa) 13:57
1 October 2009Cade Zimmerman (Deerlake) 11:33Cece Williams (Deerlake) 13:26
25 September 2008Will Henderson (Raa) 11:42Cece Williams (Deerlake) 11:56
27 September 2007Will Henderson (Raa) 12:11Carly Thomas (Raa) 12:27
28 September 2006Will Stanford (Raa) 10:59Summer Shepherd (Raa) 12:59
29 September 2005Kurt Dietrich (Swift Creek) 12:07Jana Stolting (Deerlake) 13:26
30 September 2004Graham Hawkes (Cobb) 11:51Mallory Alonzo (Raa) 14:01
2 October 2003Joe Franklin (Griffin) 11:38Charlotte Murrell (Cobb) 14:17
3 October 2002Bryan Miletich (Deerlake) 11:51Julia Bryant (Deerlake) 14:06
4 October 2001Kevin Bryant (Raa) 12:33Karen Devick (Raa) 13:58
4 October 2000Danny Sass (Deerlake) 13:04LaShaunta Arnold (Fairview) 14:50
1 October 1999Logan Wolcott (Raa) 12:52LaShaunta Arnold (Fairview) 14:30
13 October 1998Matt Varn (Swift Creek) 12:31Allie Hunter (Swift Creek) 14:27
1997Anthony Washington (Bellevue) 12:26Allie Hunter (Swift Creek) 15:00
1996
6 October 1995Bryan Hendricks (Cobb) 8:15*Meredith Warren (Raa) 10:36*
6 October 1994Kevin Anderson (Deerlake) 8:10*Meredith Warren (Raa) 9:56*
20 October 1993
20 October 1992Mark Roehl (Raa) 8:40*Brianne Pla (Cobb) 9:33*
22 October 1991Michael Rodriguez (Raa) 8:38*Holly Skinner (Cobb) 10:15*
10 October 1990Tim Bolton (Cobb) 8:44*Christy Weinberger(Bellevue)10:17*
24 May 1990Wayne McDaniel (Raa) 6:58†Cynthia Costin (Griffin) 8:06†
23 May 1989Wayne McDaniel (Raa) 7:09†Tonia Jackson (Nims) 8:13†
10 May 1988Bobby Jessup (Griffin) †Tonia Jackson (Raa) †
* 1-1/2 mile race at Gretchen Everhart School
† 2 km race at Florida State University


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#1776 (That's the spirit!)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lincoln frosh Alyson Churchill stuns Southwest Georgia with an 18:06

Bainbridge High BearcatsIn the early 1800s, Seminole raids from Spanish Florida into Georgia in the United States helped to precipitate the First Seminole War. Emulating those ninteenth-century raiders, high school athletes from Tallahassee, Florida showed up in Bainbridge, Georgia on Saturday morning, 17 September 2016, for Bainbridge High's seventeenth annual Bearcat Cross Country Invitational. They returned home to Florida with every honor to be won at the meet--Tallahassee's Maclay School took both the boys' and girls' team titles, and Maclay sophomore Clay Milford captured first place in the boys' race. Tallahassee Lincoln frosh Alyson Churchill carted home first place in the girls' 5K.


The Invitational opened at 8:00 AM with the high school girls' 5K race. Alyson Churchill was on the starting line with the Lincoln team. A frosh, this was only her second high school race, but Churchill's first had been a win at the Cougar Cross Country Challenge, where she had run 18:47 on 27 August 2016. Colquitt County junior Elizabeth Funderburk was also in the race. Funderburk had more than a few high school wins on her record, including the 2014 Bearcat Invitational title. Just a week earlier on 10 September 2016, Funderburk had gone 18:34 to win the high school girls' 5K at the Lee County Invitational.


"Elizabeth led for around the first 800 meters," recalled Churchill. "Then I passed her and was able to stay in front for the rest of the race. I knew she was close behind me though. She definitely pushed me."


Churchill was pushed enough that she ran 18:06, possibly becoming the first girl to crack 19:00 at the Bearcat Invitational, and very nearly the first to break 18:00. Funderburk was second in 18:25.


Third place went to Maclay's first runner, senior Caroline Willis, in 19:48. The Maclay onslaught continued with senior Molly McCann taking fifth in 20:13, eighth-grader Lindsay James sixth in 20:29, sixth-grader Ella Porcher eleventh in 21:46, and frosh Avery Smith twelfth in 22:12. With that, the Maclay girls had 32 points and the 2016 Bearcat Invitational team title. Churchill and the Lincoln girls took second in the field of thirteen teams with 48 points. Led by the seventh-place finish of frosh Emily Golden, Tift County was third with 110 points.


2016 Bearcat Invitational Team Standings, High School Girls
  1. Maclay, 31
  2. Lincoln, 48
  3. Tift County, 110
  4. Lee County, 124
  5. Aucilla Christian, 157
  6. Bainbridge, 181
  7. Thomas County Central, 199
  8. Colquitt County, 205
  9. Worth County, 208
  10. Seminole County, 271
  11. Thomasville, 313
  12. Baconton Charter, 346
  13. Grace Christian, 370

Top 15 High School Girls, 2016 Bearcat Invitational
  1. 18:05.97 ~ Alyson Churchill (Lincoln) 9
  2. 18:24.58 ~ Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County) 11
  3. 19:47.18 ~ Caroline Willis (Maclay) 12
  4. 20:02.45 ~ Alli Hay (Pataula Charter) 12
  5. 20:12.44 ~ Molly McCann (Maclay) 12
  6. 20:28.47 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay) 8
  7. 20:48.13 ~ Emily Golden (Tift County) 9
  8. 21:02.52 ~ Chase Merrick (Lincoln) 9
  9. 21:20.50 ~ Megan Churchill (Lincoln) 9
  10. 21:37.66 ~ Olivia Miller (Chiles) 10
  11. 21:45.79 ~ Ella Porcher (Maclay) 6
  12. 22:11.32 ~ Avery Smith (Maclay) 9
  13. 22:15.62 ~ Macy Williams (Seminole County) 9
  14. 22:17.09 ~ Sophia Paredes (Maclay) 6
  15. 22:21.43 ~ Abbey Schultz (Lincoln) 12

The boys's race was next on the program. After finishing back in the pack in the Cougar Challenge and the Bay Invitational, Maclay's Clay Milford got his first win of the 2016 season, running 16:41. Maclay senior Jake Mazziotta was second in 16:55, and Aucilla Christian senior Gatlin Nennstiel placed third in 17:16.


After the one-two finish of Milford and Mazziotta, the Maclay boys added performances from senior Gannon Hundley (6th, 17:54), junior Daniel Sweeney (10th, 18:21), and frosh Jay Brown (15th, 18:43) to rack up a team total of 32 points, putting the Marauders first among seventeen teams. Led by top-five finishes by senior Josh Liles (4th, 17:29) and junior Clayton Carlson (5th, 17:44), Tallahassee's Lincoln Trojans were second with 51 points. The hosting Bainbridge Bearcats were third with 117 points behind their top runner, junior Efrain Diaz (18th, 18:46).


2016 Bearcat Invitational Team Standings, High School Boys
  1. Maclay, 32
  2. Lincoln, 51
  3. Bainbridge, 117
  4. Lee County, 144
  5. Seminole County, 144
  6. Tift County, 185
  7. Aucilla Christian, 198
  8. Thomas County Central, 241
  9. Fitzgerald, 262
  10. Colquitt County, 297
  11. Baconton Charter, 316
  12. Cairo, 336
  13. Early County, 337
  14. Worth County, 350
  15. Grace Christian, 352
  16. Thomasville, 396
  17. Brookwood, 449

Top 15 High School Boys, 2016 Bearcat Invitational
  1. 16:40.81 ~ Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 10
  2. 16:54.21 ~ Jake Mazziotta (Maclay) 12
  3. 17:15.71 ~ Gatlin Nennstiel (Aucilla Christian) 12
  4. 17:28.83 ~ Josh Liles (Lincoln) 12
  5. 17:43.91 ~ Clayton Carlson (Lincoln) 11
  6. 17:53.23 ~ Gannon Hundley (Maclay) 12
  7. 17:54.47 ~ Jake Merritt (Colquitt County) 11
  8. 18:11.50 ~ David A Keen (North Florida Christian) 9
  9. 18:16.36 ~ Dennis Majano (Lincoln) 11
  10. 18:20.68 ~ Daniel Sweeney (Maclay) 11
  11. 18:26.56 ~ Dustin Reynolds (Seminole County) 12
  12. 18:28.22 ~ Hunter Hatfield (Lee County) 11
  13. 18:28.53 ~ Benjamin Phillips (Lee County) 9
  14. 18:29.59 ~ Charles Hruda (Lincoln) 10
  15. 18:42.15 ~ Jay Brown (Maclay) 9

In the middle school races, Georgia athletes had better luck against the Florida incursion. Representing Thomas County Middle School in Thomasville, Georgia, eighth-grader Anna James won the middle school girls' two mile, running 13:32. Eighth-grader Laney Grubbs from Crawfordville, Florida's Wakulla Middle School was runner-up in 14:01. Lee County seventh-grader Emily Phillips placed third in 14:20.


Tift Middle Schools' seventh-grader Ainsley Toews was fourth in 14:29. Tift also had eighth-grader Noelia Sandoval place sixth in 14:57, seventh-grader Alexandria Vaughan ninth in 15:20, eighth-grader Karoline Ponder tenth in 15:29, and seventh-grader Anna Willis thirteenth in 15:46, giving the squad 35 points and the team title. Emily Phillips and Lee County were second with 62 points. Led by eighth-grader Meg Houston (11th, 15:32), Pataula Charter was third with 93 points.


2016 Bearcat Invitational Team Standings, Middle School Girls
  1. Tift, 35
  2. Lee County, 62
  3. Pataula Charter, 93
  4. Thomas County, 99
  5. Wakulla, 144
  6. Colquitt County, 160
  7. Seminole County, 166
  8. Baconton Charter, 192

Top 15 Middle School Girls, 2016 Bearcat Invitational
  1. 13:31.48 ~ Anna James (Thomas County) 8
  2. 14:00.16 ~ Laney Grubbs (Wakulla) 8
  3. 14:19.44 ~ Emily Phillips (Lee County) 7
  4. 14:28.77 ~ Ainsley Toews (Tift) 7
  5. 14:54.71 ~ Emma Scwarc (Brookwood) 8
  6. 14:56.16 ~ Noelia Sandoval (Tift) 8
  7. 15:17.36 ~ Vivian Schuyler (Bainbridge) 8
  8. 15:17.63 ~ Gracie Lawhon (Wakulla) 8
  9. 15:19.28 ~ Alexandria Vaughan (Tift) 7
  10. 15:28.13 ~ Karoline Ponder (Tift) 8
  11. 15:31.01 ~ Meg Houston (Pataula Charter) 8
  12. 15:34.61 ~ Alea Bochette (Lee County) 7
  13. 15:45.53 ~ Anna Willis (Tift) 7
  14. 15:54.52 ~ Katie McMillan (Tift) 8
  15. 15:55.57 ~ Emma Briggs (Bainbridge) 8

Lee County brought 26 athletes to Bainbridge for the middle school boys' two mile, but Tift eighth-grader J. D. Bengston edged Lee County seventh-grader Josh Macklin for the win, 11:35 to 11:39. Grace Christian eighth-grader Wyatt Carpenter was third in 11:52.


In all, Tift put four runners in the top eight, but while Tift was waiting for a fifth runner, Lee County placed seventh-grader Alex Collins seventh in 12:26, eighth-grader Seth Tomlinson tenth in 12:51, eighth-grader Will Tomlinson eleventh in 12:56, and sixth-grader Wyatt Waddell twelfth in 13:10. With that, Lee County had 42 points and the championship. Tift was second with 61 points. Behind the fifth-place 12:20 performance of eighth-grader Lawson Brinkley, MacIntyre Park was third in the team standings with 80 points.


2016 Bearcat Invitational Team Standings, Middle School Boys
  1. Lee County, 42
  2. Tift, 61
  3. MacIntyre Park, 90
  4. Bainbridge, 140
  5. Colquitt County, 166
  6. Worth County, 172
  7. Brookwood, 209
  8. Grace Christian, 222
  9. Thomas County, 246
  10. Seminole County, 246
  11. Pataula Charter, 250
  12. Christ Classical, 307
  13. Baconton Charter, 314

Top 15 Middle School Boys, 2016 Bearcat Invitational
  1. 11:34.59 ~ J. D. Bengston (Tift) 8
  2. 11:38.91 ~ Josh Macklin (Lee County) 7
  3. 11:52.00 ~ Wyatt Carpenter (Grace Christian) 8
  4. 12:04.36 ~ Beau Bengston (Tift) 8
  5. 12:19.27 ~ Lawson Brinkley (MacIntyre Park) 8
  6. 12:24.07 ~ Jeremiah Thomas (Tift) 8
  7. 12:25.67 ~ Alex Collins (Lee County) 7
  8. 12:26.78 ~ Bryce Stephens (Tift) 8
  9. 12:46.50 ~ Daniel Jones (Grace Christian) 8
  10. 12:50.61 ~ Seth Tomlinson (Lee County) 8
  11. 12:55.79 ~ Will Tomlinson (Lee County) 8
  12. 13:09.38 ~ Wyatt Waddell (Lee County) 6
  13. 13:11.24 ~ Aiden Matthews (Bainbridge) 8
  14. 13:11.60 ~ Case Gregory (Colquitt County) 7
  15. 13:14.83 ~ Jack Saussy (Brookwood) 7

Timing of the 2016 Bearcat Invitational was provided by Miles and Minutes, LLC, of Tallahassee, Florida.


Bainbridge High School Bearcat Cross-Country Invitational Champions
2000 - 2016
High School Girls 5K
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ









27 September 2003Tift County, 3922:28, Demonessa Pyle (Berrien County)



24 September 2005Tift County, 32
23 September 2006

22 September 2007

20 September 2008Bainbridge, 3921:06, April Thomas (Bainbridge) 10
19 September 2009Westover, 4519:31, April Thomas (Bainbridge) 11
18 September 2010Lee County
17 September 2011Tift County, 3621:50, Ericka Taylor (Westover) 11
22 September 2012Thomasville, 6421:05, Ericka Taylor (Westover) 12
14 September 2013Thomas County Central, 5519:56, Paige Braswell (Bainbridge) 12
20 September 2014Maclay, 3519:11, Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County) 9
26 September 2015Lincoln, 6021:10, Juliana Krueger (Lincoln) 12
17 September 2016Maclay, 3118:06, Alyson Churchill (Lincoln) 9
High School Boys 5K
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ









27 September 2003Westover, 4117:47, David Marley (Westover)



24 September 2005Bainbridge, 54
23 September 2006

22 September 2007

20 September 2008Tift County, 3717:13, David Daniel (Thomasville) 11
19 September 2009Tift County, 4916:04, Hunter Honeycutt (Tift County) 10
18 September 2010Westover
17 September 2011Tift County, 5516:48, Hunter Honeycutt (Tift County) 12
22 September 2012Bainbridge, 7716:40, Josh Mason (Westover) 12
14 September 2013Bainbridge, 6516:15, Chase Harris (Bainbridge) 11
20 September 2014Maclay, 5116:59, Bryce Swindell (Lassiter) 12
26 September 2015Lowndes, 4316:52, Kaleb Wolfenden (Lowndes) 11
17 September 2016Maclay, 3216:41, Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 10
Additions and corrections to this table will be accepted gratefully. ~HW


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#1775

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

21 September 2016 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 21 September 2016. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
Map
24 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
  • Prancing Pumpkin 5K. 8:30 AM. Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. prancingpumpkin5k@gmail.com
  • 8th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site.
  • 6th annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story.
  • 3rd annual Warrior Run 5K and fun run. 8:00 AM ET / 9:00 AM ET fun run. Lanigan Track and Field Complex at Brookwood School, 301 Cardinal Ridge Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
  • Enterprise State Community College Race For Literacy 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Enterprise State Community College track, 600 Plaza Drive, Enterprise, Alabama 36331. Online registration at active.com.
1 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Race 4 Readiness 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL16012EBM. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Megan Gocs, mgocs@elcbigbend.org or 850-552-7305.
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Pelham Wildlife Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Pelham High School, 720 Barrow Avenue, Pelham, Georgia 31779. 2015 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Carol Shiver, carolshiver430@gmail.com or 229-328-6147 or 229-294-2341.
  • Riverfront Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 8:50 AM ET 5K. Albany Welcome Center, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
  • 5th annual Run to Remember 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 10K, 5K / 7:15 AM ET one mile. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department, 4th Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
  • 8th annual Riverwalk Run 5K. 5:00 PM CT. Riverwalk Pavilion, 5237 South Willing Street, Milton, Florida 32570. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL09073EBM. Event page on Facebook. linsey.williamson@ci.milton.fl.us or 850-983-5466
  • Pink 5K Color Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, 919 South Broad Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
2 OCTOBER 2016 (Sunday)
  • 4th annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Golf Club, Grove Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
8 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 AM ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Hurricane9th annual Red Cross Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, 4079 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • House Cup 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 104 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. Event page on Facebook. Michele Bohlmann quidditchatfsu@gmail.com
  • Bull Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Middlebrooks Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425. 2015 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Bonifay Kiwanis, 850-373-5003.
  • Sprint On The Flint Triathlon (400m swim, 10-mile bicycle, 5K run). 7:30 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Jim Rainey of Georgia MultiSports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
  • Terry Lewis Flemming 5K and Dice Run. 8:00 AM ET. Darton State College, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
15 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Run With The Moose 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Quincy Moose Lodge, 1831 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • 10th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, 208 East Third Street (corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91), Donalsonville, Georgia. 2015 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at ZapEvent.com. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • Pelham Stingers Breast Cancer / HIV-AIDS 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Freedom Park, 128 West Railroad Street, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Event page on Facebook.
  • Friends of Sunland Rock, Roll, and Stroll 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Sunland Center, 3700 Williams Drive, Marianna, Florida 32448. Beth Basford, 850-482-9210.
22 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 2nd annual TMH For Life Challenge Fall 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 9:15 AM ET one mile. Canopy Oaks Elementary School, 3250 Point View Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL15105EBM. Tonya Smith, tonya.smith@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
  • 2nd annual MSA 4 Life 5K Blitz and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2015 story. Online registration at RaceEntry.com. Wild Side Running, wildsiderunning@gmail.com or 229-395-5778.
  • Pumpkin4th annual Jack O'Lantern Jog 5K Trail Run and fun run. 5:00 PM ET 5K / 6:00 PM fun run. Thomas County Upper Elementary School, 4681 U.S. Highway 84 Bypass, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer.
23 OCTOBER 2016 (Sunday)
  • 7th annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15 AM ET. Battery Park, Apalachicola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10040EBM (marathon). Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
29 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • Pumpkin37th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • 13th annual St. John Road Race 5K, one mile, and Tot Trot. 8:00 AM ET (5K), 9:00 AM ET (one mile), 9:15 AM ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699. 2015 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site.
  • 4th annual Race To Rescue 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Nicole Touchton, nikkitouchton@hotmail.com or 229-254-3371.
5 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Deerlake Run for Education 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deer Lake West, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL13081EBM.
  • 6th annual Run For Your Lungs 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. Lake Blackshear Retreat, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia. 2015 story. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. info@runforyourlungs.org or Shelia Knight 229-881-7046 or Shellie Gay 229-894-5884.
12 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Habitat For Humanity 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Conservation Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Entry form and flyer. Nancy Stedman, realtornancy@comcast.net
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 8:15 AM ET one mile. Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, 1818 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer.
  • 2nd annual Support Lowndes High School Cross Country 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Martha Mazurkiewicz, marthamazurkiewicz@lowndes.k12.ga.us
  • 7th annual Soldier Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:30 AM ET Marathon and Half Marathon / 7:40 AM ET 5K. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA13113WC (marathon) and GA13112WC (half-marathon). Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Event web site. Online entry at active.com. info@soldiermarathon.com
19 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 22nd annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Four Seasons Fall 4-Miler. 8:00 AM ET. Brooks County Courthouse, 200 South Washington Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce, 229-263-9085.
24 NOVEMBER 2016 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual Harvest Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leesburg Recreation Building, 110 Starksville Avenue, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
26 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • PigSwine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
  • 17th annual Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
2 DECEMBER 2016 (Friday)
3 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM CT Marathon / 7:30 AM CT Half Marathon / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 850-235-1159
  • 29th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:15 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Monroe Street at Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
  • 4th annual Reindeer Run 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Wakulla Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Street, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Susan Jones, bluewatersusan@gmail.com or 850-566-7584.
  • 4th annual Frosty 5K and Merry Mile. 7:00 PM ET Mile / 7:30 PM ET 5K. Seminole State Park, 7878 State Park Drive, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845. 2015 story. Mandy Johnson, Ajohnson@swgafarmcredit.com or 229-254-6346.
10 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. tallahasseeultra@gmail.com
  • Beyond The Burns 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 6th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). Tory Schofill, jslthomasville@yahoo.com or 954-829-9167.
  • 7th annual Reindeer Race 10K, 5K, and ½-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 10K / 8:15 AM CT 5K. Saint Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. 2015 story. 2012 story. USATF certified courses FL15062EBM (10K) and FL13047EBM (5K). Event web page. Panama City Junior League, 5K&jlpanamacity.org
  • Miles For Missions 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Northside Baptist Church, 200 East Park Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com
17 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
24 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
    31 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
    • 18th annual Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
    • 5th annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    1 JANUARY 2017 (Sunday)
    • Florida Track Club's 2nd annual Frank Shorter Road Mile. 12:00 Noon ET. Magnolia Parke, Gainesville, Florida. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
    7 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 4th annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
    • 34th annual Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page.
    14 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12001EBM. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
    • 4th annual Half Shell Hustle 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Riverfront Park, 80 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page.
    21 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    28 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • 5th annual Trailblazer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. DeSoto Trail Elementary School, 5200 Tredington Park Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course FL14085EBM. Jennifer Hay, jennghayfl@gmail.com
    • TulipTulip Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL14149EBM. Event page on Facebook.
    • 6th annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page.
    4 FEBRUARY 2016 (Saturday)
    • 20th annual Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K and 5K. 7:00 AM CT 15K / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Maritime Park, 301 West Main Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. 2015 story. USATF certified 15K course #FL08009EBM. USATF certified 5K course #FL08010EBM. Event web site.
    5 FEBRUARY 2017 (Sunday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified marathon course #FL15085EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course #FL15084EBM. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
    11 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Samoa24th annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
    18 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    25 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Mardi Gras 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:15 AM CT one mile. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2016 story. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
    • 6th annual Strides For Scholars 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Nelson Building, 1311 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
    • 12th annual Five Points Of Life 5K and 1.2-mile kids' run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:15 AM ET 1.2 mile. University of Florida Center for Performing Arts, Hull Road and SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32607. 2016 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
    26 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • 12th annual Five Points Of Life Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. University of Florida Center for Performing Arts, Hull Road and SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32607. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
    4 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • 12th annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
    • 11th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 1912 story. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
    • tiny tortoise9th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL09011EBM. Event web page. Cindy Preston, Cynthia.F.Preston@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
    • Adel Kiwanis 5K and one-mile fun run. Memorial Stadium, 1600 Massee Post Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
    • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2016 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Susan Bassett, sbassett@stgeorgewired.com or 850-323-0092.
    11 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • Shamrock29th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K.Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. scurry@kumconline.org
    • 39th annual Winston Howell 5K Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, Alabama 36344. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
    • 17th annual Smoothie King 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story.
    • McGuire's 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Prediction 5K. 9:00 AM CT. McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. USATF certified 5K course FL14026EBM. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
    18 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • 6th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
    • St. Patrick's 3rd annual "Lap A Leprechaun" 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road, Albany, Georgia 31721. 2016 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
    25 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Specialty School, 330 Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Entry form and flyer. Eilene Perry, eileneperry@yahoo.com or 229-392-2563.
    1 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd annual Springtime 10K, 5K and one-mile kids' run. 7:45 AM ET one-mile / 8:10 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certifed course FL12022EBM (10K). USATF-certifed course FL11045EBM (5K). Event web site. springtime10k@gmail.com.
    • 6th annual Run For The Nurses half-marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET half marathon and 5K. 8:30 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Athletic Center, Perimeter Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2016 story. 2014 story. Event web site. Becky Arnold, rarnold@abac.edu or 229-391-5024.
    8 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. Event web page. 2016 story. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
    15 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00 AM ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL13028EBM. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at PalaceSaloon.EventBrite.com. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
    • 50th annual Easter Beach Run Four Mile. 12:00 Noon ET Four Mile / 1:15 PM ET Two Mile / 2:00 PM ET Kids' races. 70 Boardwalk (next to Bubba Gump Shrimp), Daytona Beach, Florida. Event web site.
    22 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • 2nd annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Carrabelle Christian Center, 142 River Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. 2016 story. BeLinda Wharton, bhwharton@gmail.com or 850-544-5410.
    29 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Rose40th annual Rose City Run 10K and one-mile kids' run. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course GA12003WC (10K). 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
    6 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    • 16th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    • 3rd annual Julep Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2016 story. 2015 story.
    13 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    20 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Catfish6th annual BFD Catfish Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. M and B Train Park, North Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
    • 11th annual Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
    • 8th annual Daylily City 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. City Park, 8th Street at Parrish Avenue, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Steve Schramm, schramm726@yahoo.com or 229-561-2725.
    27 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    • USA Flag32nd annual Memorial Day Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Run. 7:30 AM CT. Unity Park, Chinquain Drive and Eglin Boulevard, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
    29 MAY 2017 (Monday)
    • USA Flag9th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    • USA Flag11th annual Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 PM ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
    3 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
    • 43rd annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 9:00 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
    • 5th annual Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Americus First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lee Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page.
    10 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
      17 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
      • Monticello Kiwanis' 39th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
      24 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
      1 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
        4 JULY 2017 (Tuesday)
        • 35th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile Sparkler Run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL15071EBM. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
        • USA Flag9th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
        • 39th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2016 story. 2015 story.
        • 18th annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Jay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
        • 3rd annual FCHS Spritzer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, Florida. 2015 story. Kati Hathcock, khathcock@franklin.k12.fl.us or 850‐653‐6474.
        • 3rd annual Firecracker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2015 story. Road Race Consultants, LLC, 850-890-4775.
        • Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Under the Palms Park, 304 7th Street, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. Online registration at active.com. Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 888-723-2546.
        • 32nd annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440 yard swim, 10-mile bicycle, 3-mile run adults / 100 yard swim, 3-mile bicycle, one-mile run kids). 7:00 AM CT adult triathlon / 8:45 AM CT kids triathlon. Blue Spring Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. 850-671-2815.
        8 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
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              29 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
              • 5th annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
              5 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
              • 8th annual Operation One Voice Florida Fallen Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Mike Terhune, Michael.Terhune@talgov.com or 850-212-2494.
              • 20th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:30 PM ET one mile / 7:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com or 850-509-2191.
              • 29th annual Bushwacker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Pensacola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10048EBM. 2016 story. 2015 story.
              12 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's 20th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
              • 28th annual Run For Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:15 PM ET. Red Hill Athletic Center, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Stallion Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story.
              19 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 8K course map. 5K course map. 3K course map. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
              26 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)

              2 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)

              4 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Monday)
              • 9th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
              • 41st annual Macon Labor Day Road Race 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET 10K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. 4553 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course GA12100WC. USATF certified 5K course GA12099WC. Event web page. macontracks@macontracks.org
              9 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
              • 36th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jill Huewitt, jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
              16 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at Eventbrite.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
              • 15th annual Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 10K and 5K, 9:00 AM ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. 2016 story 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Robin McCord, rmccord@moultrieymca.org or 229-985-1154.
              23 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd annual Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
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