Friday, October 24, 2014

Milburn and Resavage light up Lawson's Course

Katherine ResavageThe Tallahassee Middle School Open Championship was the last hurrah of the 2014 middle school cross country season in Florida's Capital City. The Holy Comforter Crusaders won the girls' team title, scoring 27 points on their home course in the 23 October 2014 meet. The Crusaders were led by Katherine Resavage, who won the 3K race in 11:28. In the following boys 3K it was all Maclay, with the Marauders putting up a winning score of 18 points while their ace, Clay Milburn, crushed the field with a 9:42.


Racing opened at 4:00 PM that afternoon on Lawson's Course with the middle school girls' 3K. Holy Comforter eighth-grader Katherine Resavage went to the front early, but Emily Molen of Deerlake wasn't far behind. Five days earlier, Molen had finished just a second behind Resavage in a two-mile race at the Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross Country Rampage. Resavage glanced back over her shoulder with a kilometer to go and saw that Molen was again keeping it close; only five seconds separated the the two runners.


Emily MolenOver the last kilometer, though, Resavage expanded that separation. She pulled steadily away from Molen, breaking the race open on her way to an 11:28 win and a new course record. Meanwhile, Maclay runners Kenzie Mazziotta and Lindsay James were gaining on Molen. Molen stayed ahead of them though to take second in 11:46. Mazziotta was third in 11:54 and James fourth in 11:56.


Jainey Coates took fifth for Maclay in 12:13, giving the Marauders a great start on their team score. But then came a big red wave of Crusaders, as Holy Comforter took the next nine places. Resavage, Ella Thames (6th, 12:23), Hannah Hosay (7th, 12:30), Avery Smith (8th, 12:36), and Emma McGibany (9th 13:03) totaled 27 points for Holy Comforter, a mathematically unbeatable score. Maclay was a close second with 32 points, and Cornerstone placed third with 83.


With the win, Resavage and the Crusaders are done racing till the Middle School State Championships in Lakeland on 1 November 2014.


Girls' Team Standings, 2014 Tallahassee Open Middle School XC Championship
  1. Holy Comforter, 27
  2. Maclay, 32
  3. Cornerstone, 83
  4. Christ Classical, 102

Top Ten Girls, 2014 Tallahassee Open Middle School XC Championship
  1. 11:27.25 ~ Katherine Resavage (Holy Comforter) 8Lindsay James and Kenzie Mazziotta
  2. 11:45.94 ~ Emily Molen (Unattached) 7
  3. 11:53.72 ~ Kenzie Mazziotta (Maclay) 8
  4. 11:55.14 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay) 6
  5. 12:12.33 ~ Jainey Coates (Maclay) 9
  6. 12:22.11 ~ Ella Thames (Holy Comforter) 8
  7. 12:29.94 ~ Hannah Hosay (Holy Comforter) 7
  8. 12:35.90 ~ Avery Smith (Holy Comforter) 7
  9. 13:02.27 ~ Emma McGibany (Holy Comforter) 8
  10. 13:06.57 ~ Elizabeth Calabro (Holy Comforter) 7

Five days before the Tallahassee Middle School Open Championship, Clay Milford had run two races at the Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage. The Maclay eighth-grader had finished 13th in the high school boys's 5K, running 18:00. Less than two hours later he won the middle school boys' two-mile in 11:24. The meet at Holy Comforter would be comparatively easy for Milford; this time he only had to run one race.


Milford was leading early. James Ford of Holy Comforter and Johnny McClure of Maclay managed to stay close through the first half of the race, but then Milford ran away from them. With a kilometer to go Milford's lead was up to half a minute and growing. He rushed home in 9:41.83, a new course record and the fastest time in Florida so far this season. McClure overtook Ford during the second half to grab second in 10:36. Ford held off a late challenge from Maclay's Kennan Milford to take third, 10:45 to 10:48. Maclay added a fifth-place 10:56 finish from Max Eastman and a sixth-place 11:05 from Jay McDuffie to score a near-perfect 18 points, winning the team title. Holy Comforter was second with 48, and the Falcon Track Club was third with 72 points.


"I'm going to focus on the [Middle School] State Championship," said Milford. "There's a guy from Miami, from Belen Jesuit, who ran the same time that I did at Pre State."


That would be Rodrigo Madiedo of Belen Jesuit Prep. Both Milford and Madiedo ran 17:40 in the Pre State Meet at the FSU Invitational. Both are eighth graders. Both have qualified for the Middle School State Championship.


Middle school cross country may be over in Tallahassee, but outside the Capital City it's not over yet.

Johnny McClure
Boys' Team Standings, 2014 Tallahassee Open Middle School XC Championship
  1. Maclay, 18
  2. Holy Comforter, 48
  3. Falcon Track Club, 72
  4. Christ Classical, 114
  5. Imagine, 150

Top Ten Boys, 2014 Tallahassee Open Middle School XC Championship
  1. 9:41.83 ~ Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 8
  2. 10:35.53 ~ Johnny McClure (Maclay) 7James Ford
  3. 10:44.52 ~ James Ford (Holy Comforter) 8
  4. 10:47.18 ~ Kennan Milford (Maclay) 6
  5. 10:55.62 ~ Maxwell Eastman (Maclay) 8
  6. 11:04.80 ~ Jay McDuffie (Maclay) 8
  7. 11:09.80 ~ Alfredo Paredes (Maclay) 8
  8. 11:17.51 ~ Alexander Gilliam (Falcon Track Club) 8
  9. 11:18.76 ~ Bryce Valveri (Holy Comforter) 8
  10. 11:20.32 ~ Joseph Ashebo (Holy Comforter) 7

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Pyle, Smith prove no flash-in-the-pan at Skillet Festival's Cast Iron 5K

Skillet Festival BannersIn the Quitman, Georgia, Cast Iron 5K on Saturday morning, 18 October 2014, Thomasville, Georgia, athlete Gareth Pyle made it to the finish line only just ahead of Rose City Tri Club's Chad Johnson. But Pyle did edge out Johnson, 20:16 to 20:18, winning the race and successfully defending his 2013 title in the race. Pyle's time for the 3.1-mile course was over half-a-minute faster than his winning time the previous year. Johnson's 20:18 earned him the top master spot in the standings.


Coming in third overall at 21:36, Elizabeth Smith of Valdosta, Georgia, topped the women's standings. Alison Thornhill of Valdosta was the women's runner up, placing fifth overall in 22:19. Valdosta's Debbie Green was the first woman master, finishing sixth overall in 22:31.


Put on by the Boys And Girls Club of Valdosta, the Cast Iron 5K is part of the Brooks County Skillet Festival. The annual festival is held in Quitman, Georgia, on the third Saturday of October. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course / Line, LLC, of Valdosta. 59 athletes finished the 2014 race.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Cast Iron 5K
  1. 20:15.2 ~ Gareth Pyle (M, 35) Thomasville, GA
  2. 20:17.2 ~ Chad Johnson (M, 43) Thomasville, GA
  3. 22:16.5 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  4. 22:56.2 ~ Rusty Jones (M, 61) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:04.9 ~ Billy Taylor (M, 65) Valdosta, GA
  6. 23:29.5 ~ Steven Dansereau (M, 53) Lakeland, GA
  7. 24:20.1 ~ Michael Guilmette (M, 51) Lake Park, GA
  8. 25:07.1 ~ Chip Pledger (M, 27) Jefferson, GA
  9. 25:16.5 ~ Lars Leader (M, 62) Valdosta, GA
  10. 26:31.6 ~ Jonathan Falks (M, 31) Ray City, GA

Top Ten Women, 2014 Cast Iron 5K
  1. 21:35.4 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:18.4 ~ Alison Thornhill (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  3. 22:30.8 ~ Debbie Green (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  4. 25:04.4 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 36) Lake Park, GA
  5. 25:37.7 ~ Leanna Greene (F, 28) Lake Park, GA
  6. 26:52.4 ~ Jessie Wortman (F, 11) Quitman, GA
  7. 27:29.8 ~ Pollyanna Bass (F, 42) Pavo, GA
  8. 28:08.4 ~ Lexi Metts (F, 11) Hahira, GA
  9. 28:14.2 ~ Beth Ford (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  10. 28:22.9 ~ Tori Holmes (F, 38) Lake Park, GA

Cast Iron 5K winners, 2011-2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
17 September 201117:51, Masked Avenger22:08, Gretchen Bielmyer101
15 September 201218:30, Masked Avenger24:22, Rebecca Meindl55
19 October 201320:48, Gareth Pyle22:18, Makenzee Page86
18 October 201420:16, Gareth Pyle21:36, Elizabeth Smith59
The historic predecessor of the Cast Iron 5K was an 8K race
that was held annually in Quitman from 2007 to 2010.


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chiles boys and Maclay girls victors at Warrior Rampage

Jacob KempRunners gotta run. Marianna High School was forced to cancel the 25th annual Panhandle Cross Country Championships on 18 October 2014, but there was no way that the harriers of Northwest Florida were going to skip racing less than two weeks before the district round of the state tournament. With Marianna no longer an option, many teams traveled to Monticello, Florida, for Aucilla Christian Academy's Warrior Cross-Country Rampage. Chiles senior Jacob Kemp won the boys' 5K race in 17:25, leading his team to a winning score of 35 points. Wakulla sophomore Haleigh Martin ran 19:48 to win the girls' 5K, but it was Maclay that took the team title, scoring 25 points. Maclay also excelled in the middle school boys' competition, with where Marauder eighth-grader Clayburn Milford ran a winning 11:24 while his team scored 18 points for the win. Running unattached, Deerlake's Lawton Campbell won the middle school girls' race in 12:49, and Holy Comforter took the team title with a perfect 15-point score.


Aucilla Christian hosted the races on the ground of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office, a little piece of the University of Florida in Jefferson County, just west of Monticello. The boy's Varsity 1 race was first on the schedule, starting between rows of pecan trees at 8:30 AM. As the leaders sprinted out of the orchard and through a swamp-creek forest, Jacob Kemp of Chiles was well back in the pack. Kemp was where he needed to be, though, and by the mile mark he was out in front, with teammate Aric Hawkins right off his shoulder. At two miles Kemp had opened up a gap. Hawkins was still running in second, and Chiles frosh Matt Newland had moved up into third. Two Maclay runners, sophomore Jake Mazziotta and junior George Gwynn, were right behind Newland.Gatlin Nennstiel


Kemp maintained his lead over the hilly final mile of the race, scooting home a winner in 17:24. Newland edged Mazziotta for the next spot, 17:30 to 17:32. Behind them, Maclay's Gwynn outfought Wakulla sophomore Bryce Cole 17:39 to 17:40.


There was another section of the race yet to run, though--the boys' Varsity 2 5K at 9:30 AM. Aucilla Christian sophomore Gatlin Nennstiel broke free of the field during the first mile, then ran the rest of the race solo, pushing himself to a 17:28. It was a good enough mark to earn Nennstiel the runner-up mark in the final standings. Even so, Chiles ended up with four runners in the top ten--Jacob Kemp (1st, 17:25), Matt Newland (3rd, 17:30), sophomore Drew Starnes (9th, 17:54), and senior Aric Hawkins (10th, 17:57). Once Chiles junior Jake Crumpacker (12th, 17:58) had crossed the finish line, the Timberwolves had 35 points and the team title. Maclay was second with 58 points, and Wakulla third with 93.


High School Boys' Team Standings, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. Chiles, 35
  2. Maclay, 58
  3. Wakulla, 93
  4. Rickards, 127
  5. Mosley, 149
  6. Aucilla Christian, 171
  7. South Walton, 181
  8. Florida High, 192
  9. North Florida Christian, 232
  10. Franklin County, 293

Top Ten High School Boys, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. 17:24.50 ~ Jacob Kemp (Chiles) 12Matt Newland
  2. 17:27.93 ~ Gatlin Nennstiel (Aucilla Christian) 10
  3. 17:29.88 ~ Matt Newland (Chiles) 9
  4. 17:31.40 ~ Jake Mazziotta (Maclay) 10
  5. 17:38.37 ~ George Gwynn (Maclay) 11
  6. 17:39.67 ~ Bryce Cole (Wakulla) 10
  7. 17:48.22 ~ Ethan Mines (Mosley) 11
  8. 17:48.98 ~ Solomon Stevens (Rickards) 11
  9. 17:53.50 ~ Drew Starnes (Chiles) 10
  10. 17:56.40 ~ Aric Hawkins (Chiles) 12

Haleigh Martin and Caroline WillisSophomores Haleigh Martin of Wakulla and Caroline Willis of Maclay had been dueling since the pre-season, when Willis had edged Martin in the Miller Landing Madness 5K. During the season, though, Martin had eclipsed Willis at the Cougar Challenge, the Prefontaine Forest Run, and Pre State at the FSU Invitational. Nevertheless Willis wasn't about to concede the Warrior Rampage to Martin. Soon after the 9:00 AM start, the two were out in front of the rest of the field, battling for the lead. Just past the two mile mark, Martin had a couple of steps on Willis. Then came the last mile and the hills.


"Up the hill on the third mile," said Martin, recalling where she broke the race open.


Martin continued home to get her fourth win of the season, running a career-best 19:48. Willis was second in 20:18, and Taylor County junior Meagan Giddens took third in 21:09. Lindsay James of Maclay was fourth in 21:13. Maclay's other three scorers joined Willis and James in the top ten--sixth-grader Kenzie Mazziotta (6th, 21:29), frosh Jainey Coates (8th, 22:17), and frosh Ann Elise Desotell (9th, 22:18). Those five gave the Marauders a winning total of 25 points. Wakulla was a distant second with 73 points, and Lincoln placed third with 81.


High School Girls' Team Standings, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. Maclay, 25
  2. Wakulla, 73
  3. Lincoln, 81
  4. Mosley, 90
  5. Aucilla Christian, 120
  6. Florida High, 163
  7. North Florida Christian, 175

Top Ten High School Girls, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. 19:47.60 ~ Haleigh Martin (Wakulla) 10Meagan Giddens
  2. 20:17.80 ~ Caroline Willis (Maclay) 10
  3. 21:08.59 ~ Meagan Giddens (Taylor County) 11
  4. 21:12.52 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay) 6
  5. 21:26.68 ~ Ella Swigler (Mosley) 9
  6. 21:28.87 ~ Kenzie Mazziotta (Maclay) 8
  7. 21:40.03 ~ Alexis McElroy (Lincoln) 10
  8. 22:16.23 ~ Jainey Coates (Maclay) 9
  9. 22:17.11 ~ Ann Elise Desotell (Maclay) 9
  10. 22:18.98 ~ Julia Rose Travis (John Paul II) 10

Clayburn Milford and Johnny McClureNine days before the Warrior Rampage, Maclay's middle school boys had lost to Holy Comforter by a single point at the Crusader Classic. The Marauders started the two-mile middle school race at the Rampage thinking of revenge. At the halfway point of the race, Maclay's Clayburn Milford and Johnny McClure were sharing the lead, four seconds ahead of the Crusader Classic champion, James Ford of Holy Comforter. 400 meters later, Milford had broken away from McClure. Milford widened the gap as he raced for home, crossing the finish line a winner in 11:24. McClure was second in 11:40. Ford was third in 11:53, but the next three runners were all from Maclay--Kennan Milford (4th, 12:00), Max Eastman (5th, 12:08), and Jay McDuffie (6th, 12:13). Once McDuffie had crossed the finish line, Maclay had a mathematically unbeatable total of 18 points and the team title. Holy Comforter was second with 41 points, and Florida State University School was third with 81.


Middle School Boys' Team Standings, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. Maclay, 18
  2. Holy Comforter, 41
  3. Florida High, 81

Top Ten Middle School Boys, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. 11:23.11 ~ Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 8James Ford
  2. 11:39.79 ~ Johnny McClure (Maclay) 7
  3. 11:52.98 ~ James Ford (Holy Comforter) 8
  4. 11:59.46 ~ Kennan Milford (Maclay) 6
  5. 12:07.24 ~ Maxwell Eastman (Maclay) 8
  6. 12:12.61 ~ Jay McDuffie (Maclay) 8
  7. 12:41.74 ~ Thomas Deison (Maclay) 7
  8. 12:47.69 ~ Bryce Valveri (Holy Comforter) 8
  9. 12:47.98 ~ Joseph Ashebo (Holy Comforter) 7
  10. 13:24.84 ~ Jackson Roberts (Holy Comforter) 7

Lawton CampbellThere was a single middle school race at the Warrior Rampage, with the girls and boys running together. This was a bit unusual for Deerlake eighth-grader Lawton Campbell, who had run in separate girls' races in each of the four meets of Leon County Schools' 2014 middle school cross-country season.


"I've never run with the boys before," said Campbell. "There were people to chase. It was a different environment and I enjoyed it."


Campbell had very few people to chase, boys or girls, because she finished tenth overall in 12:49, winning the girls' title. It was the fifth win in five races this season for Campbell, Leon County Schools' 2014 middle school girls champion. The Warrior Rampage won't be Campbell's last race this season, either.


"November 1 is the State Championship," said Campbell.


Behind Campbell, Deerlake's Emily Molen and Montford's Caitlin Wilkey had been closing on Katherine Resavage of Holy Comforter. Resavage held them off, though, to take the girls' runner-up spot in 13:05. Molen was third in the the girls' standings with a 13:06, and Wilkey fourth at 13:08. Wilkey was followed by the next four Holy Comforter scorers--Avery Smith (5th, 13:58), Ella Thames (6th, 14:03), Elizabeth Calabro (7th, 14:19), and Emma McGibbany (8th, 14:32). The Crusaders' top five were the first five scorers in the race, giving Holy Comforter a perfect 15-point score and the win. Cornerstone was second with 54 points, and Florida State University School third with 70.


Middle School Girls' Team Standings, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. Holy Comforter, 15
  2. Cornerstone Learning 54
  3. Florida High, 70

Top Ten Middle School Girls, 2014 Aucilla Christian Warrior Cross-Country Rampage
  1. 12:48.46 ~ Lawton Campbell (Unattached)Katherine Resavage
  2. 13:04.20 ~ Katherine Resavage (Holy Comforter) 8
  3. 13:05.51 ~ Emily Molen (Unattached) 7
  4. 13:07.37 ~ Caitlin Wilkey (Unattached) 7
  5. 13:57.99 ~ Avery Smith (Holy Comforter) 7
  6. 14:02.59 ~ Ella Thames (Holy Comforter) 8
  7. 14:18.39 ~ Elizabeth Calabro (Holy Comforter) 7
  8. 14:31.98 ~ Emma McGibany (Holy Comforter) 8
  9. 14:45.06 ~ Hailey Hobbs (Holy Comforter) 8
  10. 14:47.89 ~ Catherine Maclean (Unattached) 8

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Brittney Skiles wins Sylvester's 2014 Peanut Run

PeanutsSomehow the Georgia Peanut Festival got along for 15 years without a road race. Then in 1979, the 16th year, a 10,000-meter run was added. And why not? After all, in addition to being the home of the Peter Pan Peanut Butter and the Georgia Peanut Festival, Sylvester, Georgia, had also been the site of Georgia's first marathon, way back back in 1912. Over the years the Peanut Run shrank in distance to a 5K, and in 2012 the race wasn't held at all. Nevertheless the Peanut Run has endured over more than three decades, and athletes gathered in Sylvester on Saturday morning, 18 October 2014, for the 35th running of the event.


Brittney Skiles was the first of 52 athletes across the finish line, not just the top woman but the overall winner. The head cross-country coach at Georgia Southwestern State University, Skiles covered the 3.1-mile course in 21:01. Master runner Lorenzo Gomez was the runner-up and the first male finisher, running 22:15. Cindy Gaskin was the top female master, the second woman finisher and ninth overall in 27:11.


Top Ten Women, 2014 Peanut Run 5KBrittney Skiles
  1. 21:00.50 ~ Brittney Skiles (F, 25)
  2. 27:10.70 ~ Cindy Gaskin (F, 41)
  3. 28:05.20 ~ Cherie McDonald (F, 48)
  4. 28:05.20 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 55)
  5. 29:30.00 ~ Judy Lindsey (F, 50)
  6. 29:56.00 ~ Sheila Oliver (F, 51)
  7. 30:03.00 ~ Lindsey Wright (F, 30)
  8. 30:39.00 ~ Molly Barnard (F, 34)
  9. 31:28.00 ~ Aleisha Goldon (F, 32)
  10. 31:34.00 ~ Hope Ganas (F, 28)

Top Ten Men, 2014 Peanut Run 5K
  1. 22:14.10 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 49)
  2. 22:52.20 ~ Warren Juster (M, 47)
  3. 25:11.00 ~ Russell Crew (M, 51)
  4. 25:28.70 ~ James Hawke (M, 48)
  5. 26:01.90 ~ Colby Simpson (M, 31)
  6. 26:21.90 ~ Ethan Golden (M, 37)
  7. 26:29.00 ~ Craig Bragg (M, 33)
  8. 27:54.80 ~ Anthony Bivins (M, 54)
  9. 28:48.80 ~ Bonito Torres (M, 53)
  10. 28:50.50 ~ Stan Okon (M, 48)

Peanut Festival Road Race winners, 1979-2014
DistanceDateMenWomenFinishers
29 September 197910K32:55, Craig Barnes42:16, Cindy Poudrier
8 October 198310K32:24, Louis Floyd37:55, Jeanette McDonald
13 October 198410K31:25, Adam Pinkston42:00, Barbara Truelove
12 October 198510K31:59, Mike Mead39:44, Deb Baber194
10 October 198710K33:02, Art Spann40:07, Deb Baber
5K15:41, Louis Floyd19:52, Diann Martin
13 October 19905KDave HagemesTammy Suber
17 October 20045K17:33, Sharod McCullough23:35, Courtney Mitchell33
16 October 20055K19:02, Sharod McCullough24:52, Jennifer Bridges46
20065K
20075K
20085K
20095K
16 October 20105K17:14, John Seppala25:06, Hope Moore95
15 October 20115K19:16, Dale Pate19:55, Breidna Badie71
20 October 2012No race held
19 October 20135K21:15, Jonathan Luna26:15, Lydia Rogers60
18 October 20145K22:15, Lorenzo Gomez21:01, Brittney Skiles52


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sterling debuts for Lake and Turner at Tall Timbers

Chris LakeChris Lake has won more than a few of the oldest races in the Tallahassee, Florida, area, sometimes more than once. He has won the Springtime 10K, a race that started in 1975, and the Rose City 10K, which goes back to 1978. He has won the 40-year-old Palace Saloon 5K and the 39-year-old Turkey Trot 15K. The Boston (Mini) Marathon was first run in 1979; Lake won it in 2012. At the 39th running of the Prefontaine Forest 5K on 27 September 2014 he added that title to his collection.


Lake hadn't won Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run 20K, though. When he started running cross country at Chiles High School in 2003, the Pine Run had been held at International Paper's Southlands Experimental Forest near Bainbridge, Georgia, each October since 1977. By the time he graduated Chiles in 2007 International Paper had announced that it was selling off Southlands, ending 30 years of Pine Runs. When Gordon Cherr revived the Pine Run at Tall Timbers Research Station in 2008, Lake was in his second year of studies at Florida State University.


On Saturday morning, 11 October 2014, Chris Lake finally got to test himself at the Pine Run. He made the grade. Lake ran 72:10, finishing the 20K race over 1600 meters ahead of the next runner. Lake's time was the fastest in the Pine Run's seven years at Tall Timbers, eclipsing even the 73:15 run by three-time Canadian Olympian Kevin Sullivan in the 2011 race.


Three-time Pine Run champion Vince Molosky finished second behind Lake in 78:41. Another Pine Run veteran, Eric Godin, was third in 86:15. Joel Piotrowski was the first master runner in the race, placing fourth overall in 87:08. It was his seventh Pine Run in the last seven years.


Master runner Elspeth Turner took the women's title, crossing the finish line just behind Piotrowski, fifth overall in 87:09. Like Lake, Turner hadn't run the Pine Run before, but marked her debut with a win. It was no wonder, though. Originally from the United Kingdom, Turner had been a standout distance runner at the University of Alabama, making the NCAA All American women's cross-country team in 1987 and setting a number of school records. Her school record in the women's 10,000 meters of 33:05.43, set in 1988, still stands.


Allison Palmer finished runner-up in the women's standings, 20th overall in 96:48. Jillian Heddaeus was the third woman across the finish line, 27th overall in 99:08.


164 athletes finished Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Pine Run 20K at Tall Timbers.


[ All of the photos used in this report are the work of Fred Deckert. ]


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Pine Run 20K
  1. 1:12:10 ~ Chris Lake (M, 27)Vince Molosky and Eric Godin
  2. 1:18:41 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 35)
  3. 1:26:15 ~ Eric Godin (M, 30)
  4. 1:27:08 ~ Joel Piotrowski (M, 45)
  5. 1:27:53 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 52)
  6. 1:28:25 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 30)
  7. 1:29:17 ~ Mark Tombrink (M, 26)
  8. 1:29:27 ~ Duane Evans (M, 47)
  9. 1:30:33 ~ Philip Sura (M, 44)
  10. 1:31:31 ~ Brian Molen (M, 38)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Pine Run 20K
  1. 1:27:09 ~ Elspeth Turner (F, 49)Joel Piotrowski and Elspeth Turner
  2. 1:36:48 ~ Allison Palmer (F, 28)
  3. 1:39:08 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 31)
  4. 1:40:58 ~ Jessie Kircher (F, 20)
  5. 1:41:47 ~ Chelsey Palmer (F, 26)
  6. 1:42:32 ~ Lindsey Toole (F, 19)
  7. 1:43:32 ~ Christienne Coutts (F, 43)
  8. 1:43:52 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 52)
  9. 1:45:14 ~ Nikky Manausa (F, 33)
  10. 1:46:23 ~ Blair Bodenmiller (F, 27)

Champions of Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run 20K, 1977-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
15 October 197767:19 ~ Herb Wills86:21 ~ Rosemary Desloge124
14 October 197869:30 ~ Jim Eastman81:21 ~ Janice Gage167
13 October 197971:28 ~ Louis Floyd86:29 ~ Laura Ledbetter144
11 October 198071:57 ~ Kirk Fechter98:20 ~ Michelle Jernigan134
10 October 198175:05 ~ Jeff Doherty99:40 ~ Marianne Crawford101
9 October 198267:00 ~ Herb Wills97:17 ~ Kathe Brookover106
22 October 198369:32 ~ Herb Wills85:43 ~ Patti Sudduth128
20 October 198472:37 ~ Kirk Fechter89:55 ~ Donna Miller107
19 October 198568:54 ~ Herb Wills88:22 ~ Patti Sudduth71
18 October 198671:20 ~ Bill Crooks87:31 ~ Janice Gage Hochstein146
17 October 198768:58 ~ Tom Swiersz85:56 ~ Kay Capozzi125
15 October 198865:36 ~ Herb Wills82:29 ~ Paula Johnson170
14 October 198969:46 ~ Herb Wills89:53 ~ Jodi Waldron139
13 October 199069:55 ~ Herb Wills85:10 ~ Donna Miller113
12 October 199165:43 ~ Jessie Close88:16 ~ Mary Jean Yon150
17 October 199266:34 ~ Gary Droze82:17 ~ Carrie Hunnicutt141
16 October 199375:26 ~ Paul Hoover80:53 ~ Paula Johnson134
15 October 199472:45 ~ Tim Simpkins80:18 ~ Jane Johnson147
14 October 199577:39 ~ Tim Simpkins82:46 ~ Jane Johnson146
12 October 199674:32 ~ Tim Simpkins80:30 ~ Jane Johnson172
11 October 199771:36 ~ Gary Droze80:12 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams156
10 October 199873:12 ~ Gary Droze81:35 ~ Jane Johnson125
9 October 199980:41 ~ Robert Pautienus82:23 Sarah Docter-Williams170
14 October 2000 79:28 ~ Art Remillard82:43 ~ Jane Johnson150
13 October 200180:57 ~ Tim Unger84:03 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams128
12 October 200283:37 ~ Tim Bolton86:46 ~ Jane Johnson137
11 October 200384:14 ~ David Yon97:27 ~ Lisa Whitworth79
9 October 200483:01 ~ David Guerra91:55 ~ Jane Johnson94
9 October 200579:41 ~ Myles Gibson89:55 ~ Jane Johnson136
14 October 200678:22 ~ Jay Wallace81:31 ~ Sheryl Rosen108
No race held in 2007
11 October 2008 77:45 ~ Vince Molosky 87:32 ~ Kati Gosnell142
2 October 2009 75:22 ~ Jay Wallace 86:21 ~ Sheryl Rosen155
9 October 2010 73:39 ~ Vince Molosky 90:21 ~ Jane Johnson243
8 October 2011 73:15 ~ Kevin Sullivan 84:02 ~ Sheryl Rosen180
13 October 201274:48 ~ Vince Molosky95:05 ~ Jane Johnson199
12 October 201374:27 ~ Stanley Linton85:36 ~ Sheryl Rosen171
11 October 201472:10 ~ Chris Lake87:09 ~ Elspeth Turner164
From 1977 to 2006 the race was run at International Paper's Southlands
Experimental Forest south of Bainbridge, Georgia.
From 2008 to 2014 the race was run at Tall Timbers Research Station
at the north end of Leon County, Florida.


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#1229

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ford and Resavage lead a Holy Comforter sweep of the Crusader Classic

Katherine ResavageThe Holy Comforter Episcopal School cross-country team seldom lets visitors win at their home meets, and the Crusader Cross Country Classic on Thursday afternoon, 9 October 2014, was no exception. The Crusaders won everything there was to win, starting with Holy Comforter's Katherine Resavage taking the girls' three-kilometer race in 11:38 and leading her team to a winning score of 23 points. In the boys' 3K, Crusader James Ford grabbed a 10:57 win while his team scored a narrow 28 to 29 win over runner-up Maclay.


The girls race started at 4:00 PM on Lawson's Course, the cross-country paradise carved out of old cow pasture behind Holy Comforter Episcopal School. By the end of the first half a kilometer Katherine Resavage was out front with Catherine MacLean of Mowatt Middle School (Lynn Haven, FL) a few meters back. The rest of the field followed. Halfway through the race, Resavage was still running away from everyone. Mowatt continued to hold down second, followed by three Holy Comforter runners--Hannah Hosay, Elizabeth Calabro, and Emma McGibany. However, Maclay runners Lindsay James and Kenzie Mazziotta were moving up, challenging McGibany for fifth.


No one was moving up on Katherine Resavage, though. The Crusader eighth-grader successfully defended her 2013 title while setting a new girls' course record of 11:38. Finishing strong, Lindsay James of Maclay took second in 12:33 while her fellow Marauder Kenzie Mazziotta placed third in 12:36. The Crusaders answered by taking the next four places with Hannah Hosay (4th, 12:38), Elizabeth Calabro (5th, 12:51), Ella Thames (6th, 13:05), and Haley Hobbs (7th, 13:10). Catherine MacLean was eight in 13:16.


With five scorers in the top seven, Holy Comforter had a mathematically unbeatable score of 23 points and the win. Maclay was second with 44, and Cornerstone edged Trinity Catholic 93 to 95 for third.

Lindsay James
2014 Crusader Classic Team Standings (Girls)
  1. Holy Comforter, 23
  2. Maclay, 44
  3. Cornerstone Learning, 93
  4. Trinity Catholic, 95
  5. Christ Classical, 125

Top Ten Girls, 2014 Crusader Classic 3K
  1. 11:37.90 ~ Katherine Resavage (Holy Comforter) 8
  2. 12:32.04 ~ Lindsay James (Maclay) 6Kenzie Mazziotta and Elizabeth Calabro
  3. 12:35.41 ~ Kenzie Mazziotta (Maclay) 8
  4. 12:37.50 ~ Hannah Hosay (Holy Comforter) 7
  5. 12:50.80 ~ Elizabeth Calabro (Holy Comforter) 7
  6. 13:04.58 ~ Ella Thames (Holy Comforter) 8
  7. 13:09.73 ~ Haley Hobbs (Holy Comforter) 8
  8. 13:15.67 ~ Catherine MacLean (Mowat Middle School) 8
  9. 13:18.65 ~ Jainey Coates (Maclay) 8
  10. 13:30.16 ~ Emma McGibany (Holy Comforter) 8

James FordHoly Comforter's James Ford didn't start off in front, but you don't win a 3000-meter race in the first 100 meters or even the first 500 meters. It was around the 500-meter mark that Ford took over the lead. Not much later, Johnny McClure of Maclay moved into second, a few meters back of Ford. Ford added a few more meters to that lead during the race, but McClure started to narrow the gap as the finish approached. The Maclay runner never got close enough to challenge, though, and Ford crossed the line first in 10:57, winning the race for a second year in a row. McClure was second in 11:03.


Holy Comforter's Bryce Valveri (4th, 11:20), Joseph Ashebo (6th, 11:29), and Trey Jackson (8th, 11:37) gave the Crusaders four runners in the top ten. However, Maclay also had four Marauders in the top ten--McClure, Kennan Milford (3rd, 11:15), Max Eastman (7th, 11:34), and Alfredo Paredes (9th, 11:38). Moving on to the fifth runners, Maclay's Thomas Deison grabbed 11th in 11:57 while Jackson Roberts of Holy Comforter was 12th in 12:16--a one point advantage for the Marauders. But the Marauders needed yet another point to catch the Crusaders as Holy Comforter won the boys' race 28 to 29. Trinity Catholic was third with 74 points.


Holy Comforter will host one more meet at Lawson's course this fall, the Tallahassee Middle School Open on Thursday afternoon, 23 October 2014. The first race starts at 3:30 PM.

Johnny McClure
2014 Crusader Classic Team Standings (Boys)
  1. Holy Comforter, 28
  2. Maclay, 29
  3. Trinity Catholic, 74
  4. Christ Classical, 110

Top Ten Boys, 2014 Crusader Classic 3K
  1. 10:56.87 ~ James Ford (Holy Comforter) 8
  2. 11:02.81 ~ Johnny McClure (Maclay) 7Kennan Milford
  3. 11:14.37 ~ Kennan Milford (Maclay) 6
  4. 11:19.12 ~ Bryce Valveri (Holy Comforter) 8
  5. 11:24.98 ~ Avery Whaley (Community Christian) 8
  6. 11:28.49 ~ Joseph Ashebo (Holy Comforter) 7
  7. 11:33.51 ~ Max Eastman (Maclay) 8
  8. 11:36.21 ~ Trey Jackson (Holy Comforter) 7
  9. 11:37.18 ~ Alfredo Paredes (Maclay) 8
  10. 11:53.23 ~ Aidan Murtha (Trinity Catholic) 8

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#1226

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8 October 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 8 October 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.
Map
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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Chuck and Jana Davis, cdaviscycle@gmail.com or 850-385-8611.
  • 2nd annual Go Pink 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Market Square, 1415 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2013 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Leslie Smith, lesliesmith@tallahassee.com
  • Zeta Tau Alpha's 20th annual Race To Live 5K. 10:00 AM ET. Zeta Tau Alpha, 514 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL, 32301. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
  • 4th annual Run Wild 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Kelly Daire, Kelly.Daire@MyFWC.com or 850-617-9560.
  • 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.
  • Power Up 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Georgia Power, 509 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
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
  • Race 4 Readiness 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Northwood Centre, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. Event page on Facebook. Matt Guse, mguse@elcbigbend.org or 850-552-7338.
  • 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. Entry form and flyer. info@gapeanutfestival.org or Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • PumpkinJack O'Lantern Jog 5K and fun run. 6:30 PM ET fun run / 7:30 PM 5K. Thomas County Upper Elementary School, 4681 U.S. Highway 84 Bypass, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
25 OCTOBER 2014
  • Miles For Mason 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. andreameadows@comcast.net
  • 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).
  • The Great Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET. Java Depot, 105 East Ellis Street, Perry, Florida. Event web page. Entry form. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Monica Blount, monica@plantationbookkeeping.com or 850-843-0259.
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 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
  • 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. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:15 AM ET one mile. Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, 1818 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Bainbridge, GA 39819. 229-243-0508.
  • Almost World Famous YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:15 AM ET 15K / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Albany Area YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia. 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
  • Hoofing It For Habitat 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Conservation Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Nancy Stedman, realtornancy@comcast.net
  • 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.
  • 4th annual Run For Your Lungs 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. Lake Blackshear Retreat, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. info@runforyourlungs.org or Shelia Knight 229-881-7046 or Shellie Gay 229-894-5884.
21 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Tifton Junior Women's Club Glow Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET one mile / 6:45 PM ET 5K. Northside Baptist Church, 4605 Murray Avenue, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Online registration at active.com. Tifton Junior Woman's Club, emilym.carr@gmail.com or 205-807-2911.
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.
  • 4th annual Wild Hog Jog 5-Mile and 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, Florida. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Kris Retherford, krisreth@gmail.com or 850-527-2861.
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 page on Facebook. 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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. 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. Online registration at active.com. 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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. 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.
  • 11th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Nan McIntosh, 229-416-6624.
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.
31 JANUARY 2015
  • 3rd 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. Jennifer Hay, jennghayfl@gmail.com
7 FEBRUARY 2015
  • 4th annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. Event page on Facebook.
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
28 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Purple Heart3rd annual Purple Heart 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Bainbridge State College, 2500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. 2014 story. 2013 story. Eric Dueno eric.dueno@bainbridge.edu or 229-248-2577; Juan Gomez 229-248-2634.
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
25 JULY 2015
  • Tallahassee's usually annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00 PM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • 4th annual Cumulative 5K (3200m + 200m + 1600m). 7:30 AM ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
1 AUGUST 2015
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 5th 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.
  • 4th annual Run to Remember 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 10K, 5K / 7:15 AM ET one mile. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department, 4th Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia. 2014 story. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
8 AUGUST 2015
  • 18th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30 PM ET one mile / 6:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
15 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 18th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
22 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
7 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 7th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
12 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 34th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
19 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
26 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Doug Bell, dbell@penningtonlaw.com or 850-510-7146.
  • 7th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2014 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site.
3 OCTOBER 2015
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Riverfront Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 8:50 AM ET 5K. Albany Welcome Center, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
4 OCTOBER 2015
  • 3rd annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Golf Club, Grove Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
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