Sunday, August 28, 2016

Alyson Churchill meets the Challenge, runs 18:47

In 2014 Wakulla's Haleigh Martin won the high school girls 5K at the Cougar Cross Country Challenge, pulling away from runner-up Caroline Willis of Maclay in the final kilometer. At the 2015 Cougar Cross Country Challenge it was Willis' turn to win, while Martin finished farther back in seventh. On 27 August 2016, though, neither Willis nor Martin could keep up with Lincoln High frosh Alyson Churchill at the Cougar Challenge. Churchill stunned the field in Tallahassee, Florida's Phipps Park that Saturday morning, racing the 3.1-mile course in 18:47.

Alyson Churchill
Alyson Churchill

It was the second Saturday in a row that Churchill, Martin, and Willis had raced at Phipps Park. The previous week they had done a pre-season run in the Miller Landing Madness 5K, where Churchill had gone 19:20. That was on a different course, though.


"I have heard that it is pretty hilly," Churchill commented on the Cougar Challenge course after her run at Miller Landing Madness. "I'm hoping to get a better time there."


As Churchill noted, the 5K course at the Cougar Cross Country Challenge isn't flat. Phipps Park is located on a slope going down to the shore of Lake Jackson, with elevation differences in the park of over 100 feet. During the 5K race, the runners make two descents to the lakeshore, with two corresponding ascents. The footing isn't the best, either. The grass, wet with dew, is trimmed no lower than ankle height. Where no grass grows, the path has been sprinkled with coarse gravel. It isn't a track. It isn't a well-groomed course like the one at nearby Apalachee Regional Park. But it is where runners at the Cougar Challenge have tested themselves in recent years.

2016 Cougar Cross Country Challenge
The start of the high school girls' 5K

The high school girls got the course at 8:00 AM, after runners in an earlier community race had finished with it. Running her first race in Lincoln colors, Churchill lost little time in taking the lead. At the mile mark she was so far ahead that it looked like she was out for a solo training run along Lake Jackson. Half a minute behind, Willis and Martin dueled for second. Another five seconds back, Chiles High junior Ana Wallace led a group in pursuit of Willis and Martin. No one was catching Churchill, though. The Lincoln frosh continued to lengthen her lead. Martin pulled away from Willis. Then with just over a kilometer to go, Wallace overtook Willis.


"It was around two or two-and-a-half miles, before the last uphill," said Wallace. "I was expecting to be closer to Alyson Churchill, but she had a really good race. I wasn't ready to go that hard. Haleigh Martin also had a good race."

Caroline Willis, Haleigh Martin
Caroline Willis, Haleigh Martin

Churchill flew up the last major uphill, then 400 meters later crossed the finish line in 18:47, the fastest time ever recorded by a high school girl at the Cougar Challenge. Martin was second in 19:49 and Wallace third in 20:07. Willis held off a late charge from Chiles sophomore Emily Culley to take fourth, 20:35 to 20:40.


Wallace and Culley were joined in the top ten by their Timberwolf teammate, Chiles frosh Caitlin Wilkey. When Chiles junior Erin Phelps (12th, 21:33) and Chiles frosh Emily Molen (13th, 21:39) had crossed the finish line, the Timberwolves had 40 points and the team title. Led by Willis, Maclay took second with 93 points. Behind the tenth-place, 21:19, finish of sophomore Katherine Resavage, Leon High placed third with 93 points, just ahead of the fourth-place total of 95 points scored by Churchill's Lincoln team.

Ana Wallace
Ana Wallace

Team Standings, High School Girls, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. Chiles, 40
  2. Maclay, 72
  3. Leon, 93
  4. Lincoln, 95
  5. Gulf Breeze, 144
  6. Southland, 176
  7. Tift County, 262
  8. Valdosta, 311
  9. Wakulla, 318
  10. Suwannee, 319
  11. Florida State, 338
  12. Aucilla Christian, 340
  13. John Paul II Catholic, 347
  14. Thomas County Central, 362
  15. Westover, 385
  16. Bainbridge, 398
  17. Rickards, 414
  18. Lowndes, 427
  19. Franklin County, 540
  20. Grace Christian, 597

Top Ten High School Girls, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. 18:46.87 ~ Alyson Churchill (Lincoln) 9
  2. 19:48.42 ~ Haleigh Martin (Wakulla) 12
  3. 20:06.83 ~ Ana Wallace (Chiles) 11
  4. 20:34.38 ~ Caroline Willis (Maclay) 12
  5. 20:39.64 ~ Emily Culley (Chiles) 10
  6. 20:58.12 ~ Molly McCann (Maclay) 12
  7. 21:07.04 ~ Caitlin Wilkey (Chiles) 9
  8. 21:09.21 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay) 8
  9. 21:09.98 ~ Emily Golden (Tift County) 9
  10. 21:18.13 ~ Katherine Resavage (Leon) 10

There was no lonely leader at the mile mark in the high school boys' 5K. A lead pack of over a dozen athletes thundered through the end of the first mile together. Going up the first major uphill, though, the story started to change.


"Right after we finished the first big hill we started to break apart," recalled Chiles junior Matthew Newland. "Then there were four of us."

High School Boys' 5K
Early in the high school boys' 5K

The four were Newland, Chiles junior Michael Phillips, Leon senior Matthew Cashin, and Lowndes senior Kaleb Wolfenden. By the start of the final uphill climb, Phillips and Newland had opened a gap on the other two runners.


"Going up the last hill I thought Cashin was closer," said Newland.

Mile Mark
The leaders at the mile mark

He wasn't. Phillips broke away from Newland and raced home for the win in 16:44. Newland took second in 16:58. Cashin was third in 17:07, just ahead of Wolfenden in fourth at 17:10.


Phillips and Newland weren't the only Timberwolves in the top ten; Chiles also had senior Alex Gruenwald finish fifth in 17:35 and senior Zach Jackson place tenth in 17:54. When Timberwolf sophomore Samuel Mountin came home fourteenth in 17:59, Chiles had 32 points and the win. Led by senior Bryce Cole (9th, 17:47) Wakulla placed second with 107 points. The Leon High boys, winners of the meet the previous three years, were third with 110 points. Maclay was fourth with 113.

Chiles Boys
The Chiles High boys' cross country team

Of those top four boys' teams, Chiles won the state title in 2014. Leon has also contended for the state championship in class 4A, and Maclay in class 1A. For class 2A Wakulla, though, battling for the top spot among those other three programs is a new experience. Their coach, Paul Hoover, was pleased with their performance but still cautious.


"It's early," said Coach Hoover. "I'll feel good if we're still in the thick of it in two months. But they did a good job. They worked hard this summer, eight of them went to training camp with us, and I'm proud of them."


It was early. The state meet was still ahead on 5 November 2016, and there was a lot of running and racing left before then. Every step of it was a step to be savored.


Team Standings, High School Boys, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. Chiles, 32
  2. Wakulla, 107
  3. Leon, 110
  4. Maclay, 113
  5. Lincoln, 163
  6. Valdosta, 227
  7. Gulf Breeze, 230
  8. Cottondale, 233
  9. Lowndes, 243
  10. Thomas County Central, 302
  11. Bainbridge, 324
  12. Tift County, 351
  13. Suwannee, 369
  14. Southland, 413
  15. Westover, 428
  16. Aucilla Christian, 485
  17. John Paul II Catholic, 485
  18. Grace Christian, 496
  19. Brookwood, 551
  20. Escambia, 576
  21. The Rock, 606
  22. Franklin County, 620

Top Ten High School Boys, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. 16:43.68 ~ Michael Phillips (Chiles) 11
  2. 16:57.97 ~ Matthew Newland (Chiles) 11
  3. 17:06.33 ~ Matthew Cashin (Leon) 12
  4. 17:09.99 ~ Kaleb Wolfenden (Lowndes) 12
  5. 17:34.77 ~ Alexander Gruenewald (Chiles) 12
  6. 17:38.17 ~ Colter Foster (Leon) 12
  7. 17:41.76 ~ Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 10
  8. 17:42.81 ~ Jake Mazziotta (Maclay) 12
  9. 17:46.09 ~ Bryce Cole (Wakulla) 12
  10. 17:53.15 ~ Zachary Jackson (Chiles) 12


Cougar Cross Country Challenge High School Winners
2006 - 2016

Girls
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
16 September 2006Maclay, 2320:44, Laura Hempel (Rickards)
10 September 2007Maclay, 1820:36, Jana Stolting (Maclay)
15 September 2008Maclay, 3920:18, Jana Stolting (Maclay)
14 September 2009Maclay, 4321:05, Stefanie Kurgatt (Maclay)
2 October 2010West Florida Tech, 2719:23, Stefanie Kurgatt (Maclay)
8 October 2011Lincoln, 4921:16, Savana Osterbye (FSUS)
2012No meet held in 2012
31 August 2013Leon, 2720:35, Madison Harris (Wakulla)
6 September 2014Leon, 4421:09, Haleigh Martin (Wakulla)
29 August 2015Fort Walton Beach, 2421:16, Caroline Willis (Maclay)
27 August 2016Chiles, 4018:47, Alyson Churchill (Lincoln)
Boys
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
16 September 2006Lincoln, 4216:56, Joseph Franklin (Godby)
10 September 2007Maclay, 2317:18, Whitney Strickland (NFCS)
15 September 2008Niceville, 3617:02, Whitney Strickland (NFCS)
14 September 2009Maclay, 4717:27, Patrick Swain (Maclay)
2 October 2010Lincoln, 5216:10, Jacob Slupecki (Lincoln)
8 October 2011Lincoln, 6316:55, Stanley Linton (Wakulla)
2012No meet held in 2012
31 August 2013Leon, 3416:47, Sukhi Khosla (Leon)
6 September 2014Leon, 1516:42, Sukhi Khosla (Leon)
29 August 2015Leon, 5216:38, Adam Wallenfelsz (Leon)
27 August 2016Chiles, 3216:44, Michael Phillips (Chiles)


After the high school competition had ended with Chiles High sweeping the girls' and boys' team titles, it was time for the middle school races. Allison Drummond--an eighth-grader at Oak View Middle School in Newberry, Florida--ran away from the field in the girls' 3K, running 11:47 and winning by a margin of well over 200 meters. Albany, Georgia Southland Academy seventh-grader Jadie Burrell took second in 12:38, and Maclay School sixth-grader Ella Porcher was third in 12:43.

Allison Drummond
Allison Drummond

Porcher was one of three Maclay athletes in the top ten, including sixth-grader Sophia Paredes (6th, 12:57) and Lillian Phipps (10th, 13:40). However, Maclay's Tallahassee rival, Holy Comforter, also put three runners in the top ten--sixth-grader Camille Resavage (5th, 12:54), eighth-grader Katelyn Dessi (7th, 13:13), and seventh-grader Kate Smith (8th, 13:21). When the scores were totaled, both Holy Comforter and Maclay had 44 points. The title came down to the sixth runner on each team, and seventh-grader Kate Krizner (19th, 14:19) gave Holy Comforter the win. Tift placed third with 85 points.


Team Standings, Middle School Girls, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. Holy Comforter, 44
  2. Maclay, 44
  3. Tift, 85
  4. Southland, 111
  5. Valdosta, 123
  6. Thomas County, 129
  7. Bainbridge, 161

Top Ten Middle School Girls, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. 11:46.10 ~ Allison Drummond (Oak View) 8
  2. 12:37.74 ~ Jadie Burrell (Southland) 7
  3. 12:42.67 ~ Ella Porcher (Maclay) 6
  4. 12:48.71 ~ Anna James (Thomas County) 8
  5. 12:53.78 ~ Camille Resavage (Holy Comforter) 6
  6. 12:56.02 ~ Sophia Paredes (Maclay) 6
  7. 13:12.92 ~ Katelyn Dessi (Holy Comforter) 8
  8. 13:20.50 ~ Kate Smith (Holy Comforter) 7
  9. 13:22.96 ~ Emily Azola (Valdosta) 6
  10. 13:39.22 ~ Lillian Phipps (Maclay) 6

Eighth-graders Wyatt Carpenter and Daniel Jones went one-two for Bainbridge, Georgia's Grace Christian Academy in the middle school boys' 3K, running 10:51 and 11:12. Tift eighth-grader Beau Bengston was third in 11:20, and fifth-grader Patrick Koon of Tallahassee's School of Arts and Sciences placed fourth in 11:29.

Wyatt Carpenter
Wyatt Carpenter

However helpful it may be for a team to take the top two places, it's five runners that determine a team's score. The first of Holy Comforter's five was seventh-grader Leo Kelly, fifth in 11:31. Kelly was joined by the rest of the Crusaders' scorers--seventh-grader Ben Kirbo (12th, 11:57), seventh-grader Jackson Yarbrough (17th, 12:19), sixth-grader Caleb Heuchan (18th, 12:23), and eighth-grader Jackson Jones (20th, 12:23). Together, they gave Holy Comforter 61 points and the team title. Led by Bengston, Tift was second with 86 points. Behind the eleventh-place 11:55 of seventh-grader Parker Jackson, Valdosta placed third with 97 points.


Team Standings, Middle School Boys, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. Holy Comforter, 61
  2. Tift, 86
  3. Valdosta, 97
  4. Bainbridge, 122
  5. Maclay, 163
  6. Thomas County, 172
  7. Brookwood, 176
  8. Grace Christian, 181
  9. Jefferson County, 206
  10. Christ Classical, 240
  11. Arts and Sciences, 269

Top Ten Middle School Boys, 2016 Cougar Cross-Country Challenge
  1. 10:50.73 ~ Wyatt Carpenter (Grace Christian) 8
  2. 11:11.23 ~ Daniel Jones (Grace Christian) 8
  3. 11:19.20 ~ Beau Bengston (Tift) 8
  4. 11:28.61 ~ Patrick Koon (Arts and Sciences) 5
  5. 11:30.97 ~ Leo Kelly (Holy Comforter) 7
  6. 11:38.30 ~ Jeremiah Thomas (Tift) 8
  7. 11:38.71 ~ Bryce Stephens (Tift) 8
  8. 11:39.01 ~ Nicholas Samuel (Unattached) 8
  9. 11:48.34 ~ Tanner Humphrey (Southland) 7
  10. 11:53.87 ~ Aiden Matthews (Bainbridge) 8

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Skipper leads Life to victory at the Cougar XC Challenge

Friday, 26 August 2016, was a day of firsts at Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Florida. It was the first college women's race ever at the Cougar Cross Country Challenge. It was the first collegiate race ever held in Phipps Park. The race was also the first competition for Tallahassee Community College's first ever women's cross country team. And it was a first place finish for Life University sophomore Elizabeth Skipper, leading her team to first place in the team standings.

Cora Atkinson, Elizabeth Skipper
Cora Atkinson, Elizabeth Skipper

The race started just after 5:30 PM, with 35 runners from four schools headed downhill toward the shores of Lake Jackson. By the end of the first mile a group of four leaders had reached the level lakeside--Pasco-Hernando State College sophomore Charlene Sanchez, Chipola Community College frosh Nicole Morse, and two Life University athletes, sophomore Elizabeth Skipper and senior Cora Atkinson. The course turned uphill away from the lake during the second mile, and Sanchez fell behind. Meanwhile, Morse opened a gap on Skipper and Atkinson. Neverthless, the race was unfolding according to plan for the two Life University runners.


"We didn't completely kill ourselves on the first uphill," said Skipper. "We were conserving energy."


Skipper and Atkinson caught Morse on the way back down to the lake. There was still a second big uphill before the finish line.

Nicole Morse, Charlene Sanchez
Leaders after a mile

"We passed the girl from Chipola [Morse]," said Skipper. "We could still hear her at two-and-a-half miles when we got to the last uphill. We worked together on the hill to stay ahead and then continued to work together till we were in sight of the finish."


Skipper dashed ahead to get the win in 21:56, while Atkinson took second in 22:04. Morse was third in 22:10. Sanchez placed fourth in 22:45.


Led by the one-two finish of Skipper and Atkinson, the Life University women scored 32 points to take the team title. Behind Sanchez, Paso-Hernando tallied 39 points and placed second. Frosh Samantha Reilly became the first Tallahassee Community College Eagle to finish a cross country race, placing seventh in 23:28 and leading her team to a third-place score of 75. Chipola was fourth in the team standings with 90 points.

Samantha Reilly
Samantha Reilly

Chipola, Pasco-Hernando, and Tallahassee will join South Florida State College for another first on 4 November 2016, the first Florida College System Activities Association women's cross country championship. The meet, also the NJCAA Region 8 Championship, is scheduled for the Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross Country Course west of Tallahassee. Elizabeth Skipper knows that course well enough. A Bishop Moore Catholic High alumna, Skipper raced at ARPXC four times during high school. Cora Atkinson, an alumna of nearby Wakulla High, is also familiar with ARPXC. She also knew the Phipps Park course as well as anyone else in the race, having run there since high school.


"This is where I ran the first race of my first cross country season," said Atkinson. "And now it's where I've run the first race of my last cross country season."


For every first, a last. For every beginning, and ending.


Results, 2016 Cougar XC Challenge College Women's 5K
    Cougar Cross Country Challenge
  1. 21:55.58 ~ Elizabeth Skipper (Life University) SO
  2. 22:03.69 ~ Cora Atkinson (Life University) SR
  3. 22:09.19 ~ Nicole Morse (Chipola Community College) FR
  4. 22:44.39 ~ Charlene Sanchez (Pasco-Hernando State College) SO
  5. 23:01.09 ~ Tori Favela-Parra (Life University) SR
  6. 23:25.81 ~ Cynthia Negron (Pasco-Hernando State College) SO
  7. 23:27.31 ~ Samantha Reilly (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  8. 23:44.09 ~ Morgan Mattera (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  9. 23:54.22 ~ Annaliese Besaw (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  10. 23:58.61 ~ Tatiana Gonzales (Life University) FR
  11. 24:03.17 ~ Mia Wiederkehr (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  12. 24:08.14 ~ Marffee Simbulan (Pasco-Hernando State College) SO
  13. 24:12.34 ~ Kylyn Burbine (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  14. 24:16.01 ~ Nylah Brown (Life University) FR
  15. 24:16.58 ~ Angirika Colbert (Life University) JR
  16. 24:36.31 ~ Monet Madeux (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  17. 24:48.10 ~ Aaleigah Knight (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  18. 24:53.68 ~ Lydia Wiedeman (Chipola Community College) SO
  19. 25:37.18 ~ Amanda Atkinson (Pasco-Hernando State College) SO
  20. 26:27.73 ~ Ava Thompson (Pasco-Hernando State College) SO
  21. 26:37.69 ~ Jeanna Prisco (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  22. 26:40.08 ~ Lauren Hale (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  23. 27:15.29 ~ Jade Smelcer (Chipola Community College) FR
  24. 27:26.27 ~ Marianna Sanchez (Life University) SR
  25. 27:41.36 ~ Ellie Stubblefield (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  26. 27:54.46 ~ Angela Goldstein (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  27. 28:01.25 ~ Jessica Rodriguez (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  28. 28:58.02 ~ Aubrey Crespo (Pasco-Hernando State College) FR
  29. 30:04.10 ~ Maria Julia (Life University) FR
  30. 30:09.40 ~ Clover Carithers (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  31. 30:15.55 ~ Conner Melvin (Chipola Community College) FR
  32. 30:33.19 ~ Hannah Redmond-Rees (Chipola Community College) SO
  33. 31:16.75 ~ Jasmine Green (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  34. 31:29.47 ~ Regan Ward (Tallahassee Community College) FR
  35. 37:22.40 ~ Hanne Polden (Life University) JR

Team standings, 2016 Cougar XC Challenge College Women's 5K
  1. Life University, 32
  2. Pasco-Hernando State College, 39
  3. Tallahassee Community College, 75
  4. Chipola Community College, 90

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

24 August 2016 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 24 August 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
27 AUGUST 2016 (Saturday)
  • 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
  • 11th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Theresa Lattner, Tmlattner@valdosta.edu or 229-333-5898.
  • Pelham Hornet Invitational Open 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. 720 Barrow Avenue SW, Pelham, Georgia 31779. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Ashley Cochran, acochran@pelham-city.k12.ga.us or 229-294-8623.
  • 36th annual Midnight Express 5,000 Meter Road Race. 11:59 PM ET. Country's Barbecue, 3137 Mercury Drive, Columbus, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
3 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 37th 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. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018 (c) 850-763-5005 (h).
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
4 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Sunday)
  • 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.
5 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Monday)
  • 2nd annual Bluebird Run For Brookie B 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:00 AM ET one mile. J.R. Alford Greenway, 2500 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. contact@bluebirdrun.com
  • 8th 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.
  • 40th 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
10 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 35th 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. 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.
  • B1 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, 112 Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • South Georgia Ballet Tutus and Tennis Shoes 5K & Fun Run. 8:00 AM ET fun run / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
17 SEPTEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 35th 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. 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.
  • 4th annual Fishnet 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 104 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 14th 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. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Robin McCord, rmccord@moultrieymca.org or 229-985-1154.
  • 10th 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. Carol Goguen, cgoguen@graceba.net or 334-794-9029.
  • Kolomoki Full Moon Glow Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 PM ET. Kolomoki Mounds State Park, 205 Indian Mound Road, Blakely, Georgia 39823. 2014 story. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Margaret Winkler 229-225-7212.
  • 2nd annual Race For Grace 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Holder Park Youth Center, 101 6th Street SW, Cairo, Georgia 39828. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com
  • Fly The Pines 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Wakulla County Airport, US HWY 98, Panacea, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
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. 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)
  • 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.
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.
    • 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)
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        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.
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