Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fast times add up to wins for Hall and Smith

Cumulative 5KSuppose that you have a recurring nightmare where you're back on your high school track team, scheduled to double in the 1600 and the 3200, and your coach walks up to you and says, "I know it's not your event, but we need you to run the 200." Well, if that haunts your dreams at night, then the Cumulative 5K is not for you. In the event, runners race a 3200, line up for a 200 after a short rest, then do a third and final 1600-meter race. Standings are determined by the sum of the three times each runner recorded while racing a total of 5000 meters.


For Valdosta State cross-country runner Josh Hall, though, the Cumulative 5K is exactly the stuff that dreams are made of, good dreams. On Saturday morning, 26 July 2014, Hall won the third annual Cumulative 5K in Hahira, Georgia, covering 5000 meters of running on the Valwood School track in 16:50.2. Valdosta's Rick Mazurkiewicz was the best master runner in the Cumulative, placing fourth in the overall standings with a 19:34.0 total. Elizabeth Smith of Valdosta was the top woman in the event, coming in seventh overall with a 21:03.1. Alice Smoot, the women's champ at the 2012 Cumulative, was this year's top woman master, tenth overall in 21:44.6.


Josh Hall wasted no time getting out front in the 2014 Cumulative. During the opening race he lapped the entire field, posting 11:01.9 for the 3200--the fastest 3200 leg in the history of the Cumulative. Hall followed up with the fastest 200 meters of the morning, a 29.6, and concluded his efforts with a 5:18.7 1600, the fastest 1600 ever run at the Cumulative. It all went to add up to a Cumulative 5K record of 16:50.2.


Behind Hall, Valdosta High cross-country coach Ryan Kelly ended the 3200 in second place at 12:39.4, 12 seconds up on Rick Mazurkiewicz (12:51.6), and 17 seconds ahead of DeShon Taylor (12:56.3). Kelly logged a 35.4 200, losing ground to Mazurkiewicz (32.1) and Taylor (31.9), but holding on to second. Taylor concluded the Cumulative with the second best 1600 of the day, 5:55.2, overtaking Marzurkiewicz in the standings. Taylor's time wasn't fast enough to catch Kelly, though; the coach's 6:02.5 gave him a second-place sum of 19:17.3. Taylor was third in 19:23.4 and Mazurkiewicz fourth in 19:34.0.


Elizabeth Smith had the fastest women's times in each of the three races--13:44.5, 38.1, and 6:40.5--clearly giving her a winning total of 21:03.1. In the battle for second place in the women's standings, Debbie Green edged Alice Smoot in the 3200, 14:14.1 to 14:16.7, then again in the 200, 36.5 to 41.2. It came down to the 1600, where Smoot made up the 7.3-second deficit and more, outrunning Green 6:46.7 to 7:03.7. At 21:44.6 Smoot was the second woman and first woman master; Green was third woman and second woman master at 21:54.3.


28 athletes completed the 2014 Cumulative 5K.


Third annual Cumulative 5K

Valwood School Track, Hahira, Georgia

Saturday, 26 July 2014


  1. 16:50.2 = 11:01.9 + 29.6 + 5:18.7 ~ Josh Hall (M, 19) Valdosta, GA
  2. 19:17.3 = 12:39.4 + 35.4 + 6:02.5 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 35) Lake Park, GA
  3. 19:23.4 = 12:56.3 + 31.9 + 5:55.2 ~ DeShon Taylor (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  4. 19:34.0 = 12:51.6 + 32.1 + 6:10.3 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:09.0 = 13:28.3 + 32.5 + 6:08.2 ~ Ryan Bradshaw (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  6. 20:30.4 = 13:29.2 + 31.3 + 6:29.9 ~ Jim Simoneau (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  7. 21:03.1 = 13:44.5 + 38.1 + 6:40.5 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  8. 21:32.6 = 14:04.5 + 40.2 + 6:47.9 ~ Rob Sheridan (M, 53) Valdosta, GA
  9. 21:43.8 = 14:00.6 + 34.8 + 7:08.4 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  10. 21:44.6 = 14:16.7 + 41.2 + 6:46.7 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 57) Valdosta, GA
  11. 21:54.3 = 14:14.1 + 36.5 + 7:03.7 ~ Debbie Green (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  12. 22:14.0 = 14:34.4 + 40.5 + 6:59.1 ~ Lars Leader (M, 62) Valdosta, GA
  13. 22:15.0 = 14:26.5 + 34.8 + 7:13.7 ~ Melanie Ellis (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  14. 22:19.0 = 14:39.2 + 39.6 + 7:00.2 ~ Rusty Jones (M, 61) Valdosta, GA
  15. 23:20.6 = 15:07.6 + 32.8 + 7:40.2 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 65) Valdosta, GA
  16. 24:03.2 = 15:43.4 + 41.8 + 7:38.0 ~ Nancy Elam (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  17. 24:46.0 = 16:09.4 + 32.4 + 8:04.2 ~ Bobby Goddard (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  18. 24:52.4 = 16:10.3 + 37.1 + 8:05.0 ~ Jim Dawkins (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
  19. 25:02.4 = 16:00.7 + 41.3 + 8:20.4 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  20. 25:02.8 = 16:14.8 + 44.9 + 8:03.1 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 55) Tifton, GA
  21. 25:07.0 = 16:16.1 + 42.4 + 8:08.5 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 36) Lake Park, GA
  22. 25:37.8 = 17:00.8 + 35.0 + 8:02.0 ~ Davy Register (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  23. 25:55.5 = 16:59.4 + 35.4 + 8:20.7 ~ Jim Hall (M, 63) Valdosta, GA
  24. 26:15.2 = 17:07.9 + 40.8 + 8:26.5 ~ Wayne Kountis (M, 55) Tifton, GA
  25. 26:28.2 = 17:20.2 + 43.3 + 8:24.7 ~ Beth Ford (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  26. 29:51.0 = 19:31.8 + 47.1 + 9:32.1 ~ Raquel Goddard (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  27. 30:09.2 = 18:52.1 + 35.7 + 10:41.4 ~ Paul Hamilton (M, 39) Nashville, GA
  28. 31:59.3 = 20:23.7 + 50.5 + 10:45.1 ~ Joe Christian (M, 76) Naylor, GA


Cumulative 5K winners, 2012-2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
28 July 201217:38.4, Tyler Thurman20:18.3, Alice Smoot19
27 July 201317:25.8, Tyler Thurman19:53.3, Alison Peters31
26 July 201416:50.2, Josh Hall21:03.1, Elizabeth Smith28


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

23 July 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 July 2014. 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.
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23 JULY 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #6. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
24 JULY 2014
  • 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. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
26 JULY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series Run #3, 3.5 Mile Magnolia Trail Run. 6:00 PM ET. Magnolia Trail, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Series entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443‐6795.
  • 2nd annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM ET. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
  • 3rd annual Cumulative 5K (3200m + 200m + 1600m). 7:30 AM ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, 229-630-1455.
  • Mosley Football/Coach Graff Fanatic Fan 5K. 8:00 AM CT. A.L. Kinsaul Park, 5th Street, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
29 JULY 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #12. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Pelham Hornets Campus Running Series #8. 7:30 PM ET. 720 Barrow Avenue SW, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Entry form and flyer.
30 JULY 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #7. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
31 JULY 2014
  • 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. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
2 AUGUST 2014
  • Tallahassee's kind-of-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. Event page on Facebook. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 4th annual Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Road, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com.
5 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
6 AUGUST 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #8. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
9 AUGUST 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series Run #4, 5.5 Mile Cadillac Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Cadillac Trail, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Series entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443‐6795.
  • 2nd annual Smoke Under The Oaks 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2013 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Andy Payne, createeight@yahoo.com or 229-726-2794.
  • 17th 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • 2nd annual Kolomoki Mounds Super Moon Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 PM ET one mile / 9:30 PM ET 5K. Kolomoki Mounds State Park, 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely, Georgia 39823. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. leighbruner@windstream.net or 229-724-2150.
  • Georgia Veterans Sprint Triathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele, Georgia 31015. 2011 story. Event web page.
12 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
13 AUGUST 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #9. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
16 AUGUST 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 17th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
  • 2nd annual Cross Country Is Fun 5K Road Race. 7:30 AM ET. 1605 Azalea Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455
  • Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club, 101 6th Avenue SW, Cairo, Georgia 39828. Entry form and flyer.
  • South Georgia Chrysalis Tygart Trail Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Camp Tygart, 436 Woody Jackson Circle, Ray City, Georgia 31645. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. kellympate@gmail.com
  • Wildcat Invitational. 7:20 AM ET Open 5K / 8:00 AM ET High School Boys 5K / 8:30 AM ET High School Girls 5K / 9:00 AM ET Middle School Boys Race / 9:30 AM ET Middle School Girls Race. Freedom Park, Valdosta, Georgia. Ryan Kelly, rkelly@gocats.org or 229-333-8555.
  • Love 2 Run's Run For Our Troops 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Trail, 501 Recreation Rd, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event page on Facebook. love2runllc@gmail.com
  • Squeal Like A Pig 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Amy Mann, amy.mann@roadraceconsultants.com or 850-890-5775.
19 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 AUGUST 2014
  • 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
  • 9th 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. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Theresa Lattner, Tmlattner@valdosta.edu or 229-333-5898.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • The Nude Run 5K 8:30 AM ET. Suwannee Valley Resort, 786 NW Stephen Foster Drive, White Springs, Florida 32096. Online registration at active.com. TheNudeRun@gmail.com or 352-354-2474.
26 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
30 AUGUST 2014
  • Flatlanders Dawg Gone Good Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Church Street, behind First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Georgia. 2013 story. 2011 story.
  • 35th annual Midnight Chase 5K. 11:59 PM CT. 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 or 850-763-5005.
1 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 6th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K and 1500m fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
6 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Angie's 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Angies5Kfunrun@gmail.com
  • 2nd 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.
  • 5th annual Partnership Cancer Fund 5K and one-mile walk. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. john.sparks@lcpfh.org
  • Run Fur Fun 5K cross-country run. 9:00 AM ET. Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. southernpawsanimalsanctuary@gmail.com or 229-416-9604 or 229-400-5610.
  • 6th annual Mosley Dolphin Dash. 7:30 AM ET. Lynn Haven Recreation Center, 2201 Recreation Drive, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
7 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 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.
13 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 33rd 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
  • 2nd annual Run Around The Lakes 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Deer Lake United Methodist Church, 8013 Deerlake Road South, Bradfordville, Florida 32312. 2013 story. Event web page.
  • 4th annual Honor Your Neighbor 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 2nd 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.
  • Pass The Pastor 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Ozark Baptist Church, 282 S Union Ave, Ozark, Alabama 36360. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. LaChrissha Culpepper, culpepperpad@hughes.net or 334-441-5460.
20 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd 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. 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.
  • 5th 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. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Mike Terhune, 850-212-2494
  • 12th 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. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
  • 8th 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 on active.com. Brian Goguen, cgoguen@sw.rr.com or 334-794-9029.
  • 3rd 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. Jim Shields, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net or 904-318-8104.
  • Four for Ruth's Cottage 4M and Patter for Patti one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET four mile / 6:45 PM ET one mile. The Hilton Inn, 200 Boo Drive, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Amy Fraser, amy.fraser@hilton.com or 229-382-8484x503.
  • Clinch Memorial Hospital 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. 1050 Valdosta Hwy, Homerville, Georgia 31634.
27 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
  • 6th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • 4th annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, 112 Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. getamammy@bellsouth.net
  • 3rd annual Sale City Community Outreach 5K. 8:00 AM ET. City Hall, 122 E. Broad Street Sale City, Georgia 31784. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event page on Facebook.
28 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Chi Phi's 4th Annual Captain John Tinsley Memorial 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. Event page on Facebook. Event web page.
4 OCTOBER 2014
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 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. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
  • 7th annual Jog For Jake 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET 5K / 6:4 PM ET one mile. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia. 2013 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-To-Gate 4.2-Mile Run. 9:00 AM CT. 3rd Avenue and Raider Street parking lot, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
  • 5th annual Riverwalk Run 5K. 5:00 PM CT. Riverwalk Pavilion, Downtown Milton, Florida. USATF certified course FL09073EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. linsey.williamson@ci.milton.fl.us or 850-983-5466.
5 OCTOBER 2014
  • 2nd annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard and Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
11 OCTOBER 2014
  • 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Chuck and Jana Davis, cdaviscycle@gmail.com or 850-385-8611.
  • Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one mile. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Northeast Campus of Tift County High School, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794.
12 OCTOBER 2014
  • Rez3 Series Fall 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.
  • Blue Mountain Beach Half Marathon and 10K. 7:00 AM CT. Blue Mountain Beach, 2217 Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
18 OCTOBER 2014
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • 7th 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.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Unity Baptist Church, 101 East Bryant Drive, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • PumpkinJack O'Lantern Jog 5K and fun run. 7:00 PM ET fun run / 7:30 PM 5K. Thomas County Upper Elementary School, 4681 U.S. Highway 84 Bypass, Thomasville, Georgia 31792.
25 OCTOBER 2014
  • 35th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
26 OCTOBER 2014
  • Hurricane7th 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. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Bob Lotane, robertlotane1@gmail.com or 850-545-9446, or Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • 5th 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.
1 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 4th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • 4th 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
  • Spooky 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, 334-255-0308.
  • Run4Jesus 5K. 7:45 AM ET. The RV Park at Georgia Baptist Conference Center, 165 W Weeks St, Norman Park, Georgia 31771. Online registration at active.com.
8 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 4th annual Truck Route Trek 50K and Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Oak Valley Publix Plaza, Capital Circle NW and North Monroe Street (US 27), Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer.
  • 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.
  • Crossroads Pregnancy Center 5K. 10:00 AM ET. Crossroads Pregnancy Center, 19930 N US Highway 441, High Springs, Florida 32643. Online registration at active.com.
11 NOVEMBER 2014
  • USA Flag4th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
15 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Pelham Wildlife Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Camp Charis, 3574 Spence Rd, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Entry form and flyer.
22 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 20th 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Turkey Trot 10K and 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 334-255-0308.
27 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. 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. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual 30A Thanksgiving 10K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT. 34 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida. USATF certified 10K course #FL12097EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Hammer Down Multisport, craig@hammerdownmultisport.com or 850-259-1788.
29 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
6 DECEMBER 2014
  • 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. Lisa or Eric Johnson, 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • 6th annual Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
13 DECEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2013 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 4th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
  • Mistletoe 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-2296.
20 DECEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's fourth annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
27 DECEMBER 2014
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
31 DECEMBER 2014
  • 3rd annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
3 JANUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 2nd 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.
10 JANUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 31st annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 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.
17 JANUARY 2015
24 JANUARY 2015
  • Red Fox6th annual Red Fox 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. redfoxtrot5K@gmail.com
  • 6th annual FSU Medical Response Unit 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • PigThe 33rd annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00 PM CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 15K course map. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
8 FEBRUARY 2015
  • 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. 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
14 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Samoa22nd 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
21 FEBRUARY 2015
7 MARCH 2015
  • 10th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
  • 9th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 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. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • tiny tortoise7th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 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. 2014 story. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
8 MARCH 2015
  • 6th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
14 MARCH 2015
  • Shamrock27th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
  • 37th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. 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.
21 MARCH 2015
  • 4th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
28 MARCH 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K and Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
4 APRIL 2015
11 APRIL 2015
  • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 41st 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
25 APRIL 2015
  • Rose37th 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). 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
1 MAY 2015
  • 28th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
2 MAY 2015
  • 14th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
9 MAY 2015
16 MAY 2015
  • Catfish4th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • 9th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
23 MAY 2015
  • USA Flag30th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
25 MAY 2015
  • USA Flag7th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • USA Flag9th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
30 MAY 2015

6 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 18th annual Potluck Bash Cross Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
  • 3rd annual Bainbridge Spring 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course GA13047WC. Bainbridge Leisure Services, 229-248-2010.
  • 41st annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 10:30 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
13 JUNE 2015
  • USA Flag3rd annual Valdosta Flag Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
20 JUNE 2015
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 37th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
27 JUNE 2015
  • 3rd annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2014 story. 2013 story. Michael Atkinson, nexnbax1@comcast.net or 850‐656‐2200.
  • 37th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • 4th annual Anchors Away 6K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trails - Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. Brooke Bullard, bbullard@achkids.org or 850-763-7102.
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. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
18 JULY 2015
  • 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. 5k@barneshc.com or acourseline@earthlink.net
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Get ready for another year of middle school cross country, Tallahassee!

The 2014 middle school cross-country season for Leon County Schools is set. Unlike recent years, there will be five meets instead of four. Here's what is on the menu:


Leon County Schools
2014 Middle School Cross-Country Schedule
DateTimeMeetVenue
September 3
Wednesday
6:00 PM Girls
6:30 PM Boys
Fort Braden RunFort Braden Park
September 10
Wednesday
6:00 PM Girls
6:30 PM Boys
Mustang InvitationalMontford Middle School
September 18
Thursday
10:45 AM Girls
11:15 AM Boys
Everhart InvitationalGretchen Everhart School
September 24
Wednesday
6:00 PM Girls
6:30 PM Boys
Swift Creek InvitationalAlford Greenway
October 1
Wednesday
6:00 PM Girls
6:30 PM Boys
LCS ChampionshipApalachee Regional Park


Sukhi KhoslaEven before 2012, when Tallahassee first got the nod to host the FHSAA High School Cross-Country Championships, the Capital City had become a bastion of cross-country running. The middle school program has been an important part of that. Since 2007 six athletes from Tallahassee high schools have won nine state cross country titles: Joe Franklin (2007), Matt Mizereck (2007, 2008, 2009), Patrick Swain (2009), Carly Thomas (2009), Rachel Givens (2012), Sukhi Khosla (2013). Of those six, four of those athletes ran middle school cross country in Leon County Schools. A fifth, Patrick Swain, raced for Maclay School during his middle school years. Tallahassee high schools also claimed six team titles during those same years; each of those squads was heavy with former middle school runners. Middle school experience may not be essential to later success, but it certainly doesn't seem to hurt.


Crusader Cross Country ClassicThe public middle schools end their season with the championship meet on October 1, but the harriers at Holy Comforter Episcopal School will still be racing. On Thursday, October 23, HCES will host their annual Crusader Classic Cross-Country Meet on Lawson's Course, a beautiful venue behind the school. The Crusader Classic races are 3K, in contrast to the Leon County Schools races which are two miles. It's all cross country.


Those are the dedicated middle school meets, but there will also be middle school races at other meets in the area, including the Cougar Cross-Country Challenge on September 6 and the Quail Trail Invitational south of Thomasville, Georgia, on September 27.


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