Saturday, July 4, 2015

Potter and Churchill have a blast at the Firecracker 5K

2015 Capital City Kiwanis Firecracker 5KWith less than 200 meters left in Tallahassee's Firecracker 5K, Ty Murray overtook the leader of the race, Michael Potter. But Potter had enough left in the tank to outkick Murray, winning the Independence Day race 17:00 to 17:01. Alyson Churchill was the first female finisher, placing 21st overall in 19:23.


Saturday morning, 4 July 2015, was the 33rd annual Firecracker 5K, the third time that Capital City Kiwanis had held the race in Tallahassee and the second time that it had been run in Cascades Park. This year the start was on Suwanee Street, just west of where the Edison Restaurant is taking shape. Nearly 400 athletes set out just after 8:00 AM, heading toward East Lafayette Street. Ohio Northern University distance runner Michael Potter charged to the front, getting 14 seconds ahead of the field by the end of the first kilometer. After two kilometers Potter had expanded that gap to 26 seconds, but his pursuers hadn't surrendered yet.


At that point there were eight runners in the chase group. By the four-kilometer mark the chase group was down to four runners--Nate Kaiser, Roger Schmidt, Ty Murray, and Avery Bartlett--and they were only eight seconds behind Potter.


Michael Potter, Ty Murray"I thought we could catch him," said Murray. Murray is a recent graduate of Chiles High, where he was part of state championship teams in both track and cross country. He plans to run for Florida State in the fall, but on Independence Day his plan was to run down Michael Potter.


On the trail around Boca Chuba pond Murray passed Potter. After four-and-a-half kilometers out front, the Ohio Northern Klondike had lost the lead. Potter didn't fold, though. He hung with Murray on Suwanee Street, past the Edison, then shot ahead just before the finish line to take first in 17:00. Murray was second in 17:01.


"He went out hard," said Murray about Potter. "He really went after it, so he deserved to win."


Nate KaiserA few seconds later Roger Schmidt of Capital City runners finished third in 17:07. Avery Bartlett was fourth in 17:11, and Nate Kaiser fifth in 17:15. Maclay School cross country coach Gary Droze was the fastest master runner in the race, coming in fifth overall in 17:45.


Just like Potter had gone to the front early in the men's competition, Alyson Churchill was soon leading the women's field. A Swift Creek Middle School runner, Churchill had run the 2014 Firecracker 5K in 24:09, trotting alongside her sister Megan. This year Alyson Churchill was racing.


"Sheryl [Rosen] and I started out ahead of Alyson, but she passed us early," recalled Jillian Heddaeus. "She was gone."


Alyson ChurchillHalfway through the race Sheryl Rosen was the only woman with a chance of catching Churchill, and Rosen was twenty seconds behind. Rosen narrowed that gap slightly, but not enough to challenge Churchill. The 13-year-old won the women's division with a 19:23, her fastest time yet for 5K. Rosen was the women's runner-up, coming in 23rd overall in 19:37. 29th overall in 20:45, Anna Busby was the third female finisher, and Brittney Barnes the fourth, 30th overall in 20:55. Angela Dempsey was the top woman master and eleventh female finisher, placing 47th overall in 22:06.


With the competition so far back for most of the way, how does Alyson Churchill stay mentally focused on the race?


"I try to think about my sisters who are also running," explained Churchill. "And today, Daddy!"


The winner did indeed have two sisters in the race, Megan Churchill (37th, 21:21) and Paige Churchill (97th, 25:45), as well as her father, Rob Churchill (189th, 30:50).


Sheryl Rosen"I ran 5K for the first time today," said Mr. Churchill. "And I didn't stop."


Alyson Churchill will be racing Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness on 22 August 2015, where she'll be the defending champion in the girls' 3K. Beyond that, she's looking forward to middle school cross country season.


"I really like the championship course at Apalachee Regional Park," said Churchill. "It seems like a faster course and I like the woods."


370 people finished Capital City Kiwanis' 33rd annual Firecracker 5K, with another 26 completing the earlier one-mile fun run. Chip timing of both races was provided by Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Capital City Kiwanis Firecracker 5K
  1. 16:59.47 ~ Michael Potter (M, 25)Avery Bartlett
  2. 17:00.48 ~ Ty Murray (M, 18)
  3. 17:06.78 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 24)
  4. 17:10.47 ~ Avery Bartlett (M, 18)
  5. 17:14.69 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 35)
  6. 17:33.16 ~ Blaine Thomas (M, 18)
  7. 17:39.45 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 18)
  8. 17:42.80 ~ Michael Niezgoda (M, 26)
  9. 17:44.95 ~ Gary Droze (M, 54)
  10. 18:03.45 ~ William Bridges (M, 21)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Capital City Kiwanis Firecracker 5K
  1. 19:22.80 ~ Alyson Churchill (F, 13)Anna Busby
  2. 19:36.51 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 31)
  3. 20:44.36 ~ Anna Busby (F, 24)
  4. 20:54.31 ~ Brittney Barnes (F, 27)
  5. 21:15.85 ~ Molly McCann (F, 16)
  6. 21:18.55 ~ Emily Molen (F, 13)
  7. 21:20.52 ~ Megan Churchill (F, 13)
  8. 21:25.56 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 21)
  9. 21:29.80 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 32)
  10. 21:59.66 ~ Katie Sack (F, 23)

Recent winners of the Firecracker 5000m
DateMenWomenFinishers
5 July 201517:00, Michael Potter19:23, Alyson Churchill370
4 July 201417:06, Joseph Garcia18:58, Katie Slater431
4 July 201318:22, Roger Schmidt20:53, Katie Showman
4 July 201216:14, Stanley Linton22:36, Nancy Stedman
4 July 201117:20, Joel Piotrowski21:35, Stephanie Stout
3 July 201018:45, Cliff Skelton22:29, Nancy Stedman
4 July 200916:46, Daniel Lee19:26, Emily Ness
4 July 2008
4 July 200718:05, Tony Guillen21:51, Julie Clark
4 July 200617:40, James Cook20:03, Julia Vola
4 July 200516:44, Jeff Dubias20:30, Heather Bailey
3 July 200415:48, Caleb Carmichael18:39, Kara Newell
4 July 2003
4 July 200216:57, Jason Fulghum22:07, Janice Hochstein
4 July 200117:22, Paul Hoover17:53, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 July 200015:57, Gary Droze18:10, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 July 199916:37, Tim Simpkins17:56, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 July 199816:05, Damian Wilson17:35, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 July 1997
4 July 199615:45, Gary Droze19:13, Carrie Weyant
4 July 199416:07, Gary Droze18:19, Lisa Herman
4 July 199016:55, Bill Crooks19:10, Vikki Saga
4 July 198916:47, Paul Hoover20:27, Mae Cleveland
4 July 198817:02, Paul Hoover
From 1983 to 2012 the Firecracker 5000 was run in Gadsden County from
Sycamore to Greensboro.
In 2013 the Firecracker 5000 was run in Tallahassee on trails in Phipps

Park.
In 2014 the Firecracker 5000 was run in Tallahassee from Cascades Park
on USATF Certified Course FL14067EBM.

In 2015 the Firecracker 5000 was run in Tallahassee from Cascades Park
on USATF Certified Course FL15071EBM.


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Friday, July 3, 2015

Tallahassee's 1990 Devil Take The Hindmost Run

[ This is a report I wrote on Tallahassee's 1990 Devil-Take-The-Hindmost Run that appeared in the October 1990 issue of the Gulf Winds Track Club newsletter, The Fleet Foot. This . ]

Devil
Sporting a chartreuse bandana, Shannon Sullivan hosted one more annual edition of the Tallahassee Devil Take the Hindmost Race.


Twenty-eight lined up for the start, although not all appear in the results; several snuck off the track rather than face the pitchfork of this year's devil, Ilse Wolfe West. This year's field was loaded with more than a few fast out-of-town runners left over from the ECHO 8K earlier in the day. It was one of these, Mark Kathman of the Daytona Beach Track Club, who surprised Gulf Winds regular Dave Keen with a 57-second last lap to take the win.


Results, Devil-Take-The-Hindmost Run
Saturday, 18 September 1990
Mike Long Track, Tallahassee, Florida
PlaceNameLaps
1. Mark Kathman22
2. Dave Keen21
3. Bill Crooks20
4. Steve Wilcox19
5. Eric Petersen18
6. John Charlton17
7. Dan Clark16
8.Brian Herring15
9. Jeff Nielsen14
10. Bernard Cylc13

Alec Walmsley13
12. Dana Stetson12
13. Jeff Bowman11
14. Shannon Sullivan10
15.Carl Smith9
16. John Devine8
17. Kurt Westfall7
18. Joe Dexter6

Tom Perkins6
20.Tom Kelso5
21. Megan Westfall4
22. Skyler Perkins3


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

1 July 2015 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 1 July 2015. 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
2 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
4 JULY 2015
  • 33rd annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL15071EBM. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
  • USA Flag7th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Firecracker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Online registration at active.com.
  • 37th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • FCHS Spritzer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, Florida. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
  • Firecracker 5K Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • 16th annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. ay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
  • 30th 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. Online registration at active.com. 850-671-2815.
8 JULY 2015
9 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
11 JULY 2015
  • 6th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
  • Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course GA15001WC. Event web site. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Tony Gilbert, crowdisrun@windstream.net or 229-724-7660.
  • 2nd annual Watermelon Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Georgia 31793. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Mary Byrd-Davis Scholarship Fund 5K. 8:30 AM ET. St. James Baptist Church, 144 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Northeast, Baconton, Georgia 31716. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. St. James Baptist Church, 229-787-5334.
13 JULY 2015
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #4. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 7:00 PM 200m / 7:10 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:22 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:25 PM 100m / 7:30 PM 400m / 7:40 PM 3200m / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
15 JULY 2015
16 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
18 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series #3, Coon Bottom Trail. 8:00 AM ET. Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Series entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • 7th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. charlie4@barneshc.com
19 JULY 2015
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #2, Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
22 JULY 2015
23 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8 (Events TBD). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
25 JULY 2015
  • Tallahassee's usually annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00 PM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • 3rd annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
27 JULY 2015
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #5. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 7:00 PM 200m / 7:10 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:22 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:25 PM 100m / 7:30 PM 400m / 7:40 PM 3200m / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
29 JULY 2015
1 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series #4, Redbug Trail. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Park, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Series entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • Under The Stars 5K and one-mile fun run 8:30 PM ET one mile / 9:00 PM ET 5K. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deer Lake West, Bradfordville, Florida 32312. USATF certified course FL13081EBM. Online registration at EventBrite.com. JoAnne Suggs, JoAnne.Suggs@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030. CANCELED
  • 5th annual Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Road, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Team Joe Warrior Foundation 5K and 1K kids run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT 1K. Gayle's Trails at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Online entry at active.com.
  • 25th 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. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
5 AUGUST 2015
8 AUGUST 2015
  • 4th 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. 2014 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
  • 18th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30 PM ET one mile / 6:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida. 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. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
12 AUGUST 2015
15 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 18th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
  • Love 2 Run's Wounded Warrior 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Trail, 501 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. love2runllc@gmail.com
  • Miles For Missions 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET 8K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
22 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 8K course map. 5K course map. 3K course map. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at Eventbrite.com. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Cheer You On 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 215 Randall Street. Hahira, Georgia 31632. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jackie Tillman 229-834-0244 or Alyce Solomon 229-561-1146.
29 AUGUST 2015
  • Cougar Cross-Country Challenge Community 5K. 7:15 AM ET community 5K / 8:00 AM ET high school girls' 5K / 8:40 AM ET high school boys' 5K / 9:15 AM ET middle school girls' 3K / 9:40 AM ET middle school boys' 3K / 10:10 AM community mile challenge. Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Chris Sumner, lfcsumner3@aol.com
  • Wakulla High School NJROTC 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. Online regstration at RaceIt.com. whsnjrotcboosterclub@gmail.com
  • 10th annual Blazer Dash VSU Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. Valdosta State University Campus Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Theresa Lattner, Tmlattner@valdosta.edu or 229-333-5898.
  • Sand Dollar Duathlon (1.5-mile run, 12-mile bicycle, 3.1-mile run). 7:15 AM CT. Tyndall Beach Access Parking Lot, Louisiana Avenue, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida 32409. Online registration at active.com.
5 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 3rd annual Fishnet 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 6th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Mike Terhune, 850-212-2494
  • 36th annual Midnight Chase 5K and 1/2-mile fun run. 11:30 PM CT half mile / 12:00 Midnight CT 5K. Old K-Mart and Beall's Outlet Parking Lot, 7038 W Hwy 98, Panama City Beach, Florida 32412. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018 (c) 850-763-5005 (h).
6 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 4th annual Alys Beach 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 8:30 AM CT one mile. Alys Beach Resort, 9581 County Hwy 30A East, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. The Alys Foundation, amiller@alysbeach.com or 850-213-5609.
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3, Youth Triathlon and Adult Super Sprint Triathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
7 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 7th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 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.
  • 39th 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RacerPal.com. macontracks@macontracks.org
12 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 34th 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. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
  • 3rd annual Stars and Stripes Patriot Run 6K. 8:30 AM ET. Myrtlewood Plantation, Campbell Street, Thomasville, Georgia. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual First Responder 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer.
19 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at Eventbrite.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 7th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2014 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site. Jennifer Smith, Jennifer.Smith@networkts.com or 229-226-2110.
  • 13th 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Robin McCord, rmccord@moultrieymca.org or 229-985-1154.
  • 9th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 North Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Online registration at active.com. Carol Goguen, cgoguen@graceba.net or 334-794-9029.
  • 4th annual Through The Zoo 5K and Run Your Tail Off one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. The Parks at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com.
  • 4th annual Sam Strong Run 2 End Duchenne 5K and one-mile walk. 8:00 AM ET. Newberry Elementary School, 25705 SW 15th Avenue, Newberry, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. BeSamStrong@gmail.com
  • Pass The Pastor 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Ozark Baptist Church, 282 South Union Avenue, Ozark, Alabama 36360. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. LaChrissha Culpepper, culpepperpad@hughes.net or 334-441-5460.
  • Inaugural Fort Rucker Hispanic Heritage Half Marathon. 7:30 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, 334-255-2296.
  • 2nd annual Faith at the Beach 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trail in Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
26 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
  • 5th annual Run for Lawson Cross Country 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
  • 4th 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.
  • Bay High School Tornado Alley 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Bay High School, 1200 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com. Bay High School Foundation, 850-532-5454.
3 OCTOBER 2015
  • Hurricane8th annual Red Cross Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 4:00 PM ET one mile / 4:30 PM ET 5K. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • 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. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society Race To Rescue 5K and one-mile dog jog. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin Nature Trail, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Nicole Touchton, nikkitouchton@hotmail.com or 229-254-3371.
  • Run For More Lives 15K, 10K, 5K, and 2K. 9:00 AM CT 15K, 10K, and 5K / 10:00 AM CT 2K. Beacon Hill Park, Beacon Hill Park Road, Saint Joe Beach, Florida 32456. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Bull Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Middlebrooks Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
4 OCTOBER 2015
  • 3rd annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Golf Club, Grove Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
10 OCTOBER 2015
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 30A 10 Mile Run and 5K. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 8:00 AM CT 10 Mile. Blue Mountain Beach, 2217 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Multisport Fitness, 225-772-2737.
  • Buddy Check 10K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET one mile / 10:00 AM 10K. Chehaw Park Mountain Bike Trailhead, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 229-446-4020.
11 OCTOBER 2015
  • Tri The Rez Triathlon. (⅓-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run). 8:30 AM ET. Florida State University Reservation, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
  • 30A Half Marathon and 10K. 7:00 AM CT. Blue Mountain Beach, 2217 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Multisport Fitness, 225-772-2737.
17 OCTOBER 2015
  • Race 4 Readiness 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Northwood Centre, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. USATF certified course FL14068EBM. Megan Gocs, mgocs@elcbigbend.org or 850-552-7305.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Unity Baptist Church, 101 East Bryant Drive, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. 2014 story. Event web site. info@gapeanutfestival.org or Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • 8th 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. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Buddies Not Bullies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Online registration at active.com.
18 OCTOBER 2015
  • 6th 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.
24 OCTOBER 2015
  • 3rd annual Run Baby Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Sharon Sheffield Park, 925 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
  • Chick-Fil-A Connect Race Valdosta 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 8:10 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Crossroads Baptist Church, 3001 Country Club Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event web page.
31 OCTOBER 2015
  • Pumpkin36th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • 37th annual Tricker Trek 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Panama City Beach Conservation Park Visitor Center, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Gumby Weckherlin 850-271-5896 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018.
  • Spooky 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT 5K. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center, 334-255-3794.
7 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:15 AM ET 15K / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Albany Area YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event web page. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 5th 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. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. info@runforyourlungs.org or Shelia Knight 229-881-7046 or Shellie Gay 229-894-5884.
11 NOVEMBER 2015
  • USA Flag5th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
14 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 5th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • Hoofing It For Habitat 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Conservation Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Entry form and flyer. Nancy Stedman, realtornancy@comcast.net
15 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Race 13.1 Tallahassee. 7:00 AM ET half marathon / 7:15 AM ET 10K and 5K. 4018 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event web site. info@race131.com
21 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 21st 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. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Turkey Trot 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 334-255-2296.
  • 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Sharon Sheffield Park, Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
26 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th 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. 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Mexico Beach Community Garden Turkey Trot 5K. Mexico Beach Community Garden,
    7th Street between Georgia Avenue and Maryland Boulevard, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
28 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 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.
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 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
  • 28th 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. 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.
12 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2014 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at UltraSignUp.com. tallahasseeultra@gmail.com
  • 5th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
  • Mistletoe 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-3794.
19 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's fifth annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
26 DECEMBER 2015
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
27 DECEMBER 2015
  • 33rd annual Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page.
  • 4th annual Panama City Beach Biggest Loser Half-Marathon and 5K. 7:00 AM CT half marathon / 7:30 AM CT 5K. Aaron Bessant Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. Event web site.
31 DECEMBER 2015
  • 4th annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
2 JANUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 3rd annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • 2nd annual TMH For Life Challenge 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, 1300 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. JoAnne Suggs, JoAnne.Suggs@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
  • 12th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC.
9 JANUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 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.
16 JANUARY 2016
  • 39th annual Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 8:00 AM ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel, jackiemcdaniel1@gmail.com or 850-591-0081.
  • 3rd annual Half Shell Hustle 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Riverfront Park, 80 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 2015 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Shelley Shepard, shelshep@yahoo.com or 850-653-6621.
  • 20th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00 AM ET Marathon / 8:15 AM ET Half-Marathon / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. 2015 story. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
23 JANUARY 2016
  • Red Fox7th annual Trent Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Rick and Lois Burnette, TrentTrot5K@gmail.com or 850-294-9946.
  • 5th annual Valdosta BCM Run 4 Missons. 8:00 AM ET. Baptist Collegiate Ministries House, 1522 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jef Ford or Anne Eanes at 229-242-2071.
30 JANUARY 2016

6 FEBRUARY 2016
  • 4th annual Jog With The Generals 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K & 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page.
  • 19th 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.
7 FEBRUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. USATF certified marathon course #FL11125EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course #FL09001EBM. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2016
  • Samoa23rd 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
20 FEBRUARY 2016
27 FEBRUARY 2016
    5 MARCH 2016
    • 11th 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. 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
    • 10th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 1912 story. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
    • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Susan Bassett, sbassett@stgeorgewired.com or 850-323-0092.
    • tiny tortoise8th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
    12 MARCH 2016
    • Shamrock28th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K.Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. scurry@kumconline.org
    • 38th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, Alabama 36344. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
    • 16th annual Azalea 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story.
    • 4th annual Gut Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
    13 MARCH 2016
    • 7th annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:40 AM ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. USATF certified marathon course FL10137EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course FL10028EBM. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
    19 MARCH 2016
    • 5th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
    26 MARCH 2016
    • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
    2 APRIL 2016
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    9 APRIL 2016
    • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. Event web page. 2015 story. Susan Brooks Shearer, 850-545-6678.
    • 16th annual Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    16 APRIL 2016
    23 APRIL 2016
    • Rose39th 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). 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
    6 MAY 2016
    • 29th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
    7 MAY 2016
    • 15th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    • Marzuq Shrine's 13th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
    • 34th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15 AM CT (first wave). Edgewater Beach Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@gulfcoasttriathlon.com
    28 MAY 2016
    • USA Flag31st 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
    30 MAY 2016
    • USA Flag8th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    • USA Flag10th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
    4 JUNE 2016
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 19th annual Potluck Bash Cross Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
    • 42nd 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
    18 JUNE 2016
    • Monticello Kiwanis' 38th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 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.
    25 JUNE 2016
    4 JULY 2016
    • 34th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 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 Flag8th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    • 38th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605.
    • 17th annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. ay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. Event page on Facebook. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
    • 31st 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.
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