Thursday, January 29, 2015

The peculiar athletic career of Douglas Parish

J R Alford GreenwayAfter the State of Florida acquired the J. R. Alford Greenway in 2000, the land has become available for public recreation, including running. The Greenway has been the site for several cross-country races, including the 2013 Iota Tau Alpha Run For The Tape. Some folks wondered why no one had staged a race their sooner. Well, who was to say they hadn't? The land had been around much longer than the current generation of runners. Cattle pastures, cotton and tobacco plantations, and Native American villages had all occupied portions of the Greenway over the centuries and millennia. So I invented a fictional nineteenth-century athletic event for the park:

In the 1850s the land was part of the plantation of Wallace Chaires. Chaires would hold an annual cross-country run for his slaves each autumn. The winner received a hog and was excused from the cotton harvest. Understandably, the tradition did not survive the Unpleasantness of 1861-1865.

A good story has to have some roots in the truth, so that's where I sowed my story. There was never (so far as I know) a Wallace Chaires, but the Chaires family had been active in the area. The village of Chaires is just a few miles east of the J. R. Alford Greenway, and a plantation house belonging to the Chaires family had stood on the Greenway itself before being burned to the ground during the Chaires Massacre of 1838, an action in the Seminole Wars. The Chaires family had been planters and slave owners. I'd never heard of southern planters racing their slaves, but the English gentry used to stage races between their footmen, so it seemed plausible.


I didn't realize just how plausible till I was browsing Clifton Paisley's The Red Hills of Florida, 1528-1865 and read about Douglas Parish. Paisley reported that Parish had been a Jefferson County slave that had been entered in races against other slaves by his master, James Parish. Paisley's source had been a 1936 interview of Douglas Parish collected in the Federal Writers' Project Slave Narratives. Here are some excerpts from that interview:

Douglas Parish was born in Monticello, Florida, May 7, 1850, to Charles and Fannie Parish, slaves of Jim Parish...

As a small boy Douglas used to spend his time shooting marbles, playing ball, racing and wrestling with the other boys. The marbles were made from lumps of clay hardened in the fireplace. He was a very good runner, and as it was a custom in those days for one plantation owner to match his runner against that of his neighbor, he was a favorite with Parish because he seldom failed to win the race. Parish trained his runners by having them race to the boundary of his plantation and back again. He would reward the winner with a jack-knife or a bag of marbles.

Just to be first was an honor in itself, for the fastest runner represented his master in the Fourth of July races when runners from all over the country competed for top honors, and the winner earned a bag of silver for his master. If Parish didn't win the prize, he was hard to get along with for several days, but gradually he would accept his defeat with resolution. Prizes in less important races ranged from a pair of fighting cocks to a slave, depending upon the seriousness of the betting.

So Douglas Parish was a runner, right?


But the story didn't hold up so well when I started looking for more information about Parish. I succeeded in turning up several census records for a Douglas Parish that was born in the 1860s, but none for a Douglas Parish born in 1850. If the census records were correct, Parish was indeed born into slavery, but was still a very young boy when Emancipation came. Unless James Parish and the other plantation owners were holding toddler races, Douglas Parish's athletic career had not been as a slave.


Before or after the Civil War, there may very well have been races. Douglas Parish may have run in them. The training may have been as described. How far was it to the edge of James Parish's plantation, anyway? What was Douglas Parish's mile time?


I have enough difficulty finding names and times for past winners of the Monticello Melon Run; answering these questions from the more distant past may be impossible. If nothing else, it seems that athletics has deep roots in this area.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

28 January 2015 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 January 2015. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
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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. USATF certified course FL14085EBM. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jennifer Hay, jennghayfl@gmail.com
  • 2nd annual Run 2-1-1 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K & 5K. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • TulipTulip Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • High Noon Trailblazer 5K. 12:00 PM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com
  • Chiefland Health and Fitness 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Chiefland Health and Fitness, 212 North Main Street, Chiefland, Florida 32626. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • Capes and Crowns 5K and fun run. 3:00 PM CT 5K / 4:30 PM CT fun run. The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 9100 Baytowne Boulevard, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550. Online registration at active.com.
7 FEBRUARY 2015
  • 3rd annual Jog With The Generals 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K & 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net.
  • 2nd annual Love Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Wild Side Running Store, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2014 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 18th annual Sweetheart Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. Rehabilitation Services of Tifton, 1488 Old Ocilla Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2011 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Sommer Dunston, rst.sdunston@yahoo.com or 229-386-5200.
  • Kickin' It In The Sticks 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. 192 Church of God Street, Statenville, Georgia 31648. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Kickin' It In The Sticks 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. 192 Church of God Street, Statenville, Georgia 31648. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 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.
  • 13th annual Holy Nativity School 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:15 AM CT one mile. Holy Nativity Episcopal School, 205 Hamilton Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer. 850-747-0060.
  • 2nd annual Lateesha Faulk Clinton Memorial 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd Street, Cairo, Georgia 39828. 2014 results. Entry form and flyer. Janet Walden, j.walden@grady.k12.ga.us or 229-377-3723.
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.
  • 5th annual Hospice Half Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Elizabeth Greene, esutton621@gmail.com or 229-403-4854. Canceled
  • 6th annual Don't Run With Scissors 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Sallas Mahone Elementary School, 3686 Lake Laurie Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Paul Brown, pbrown8@gmail.com or 229-333-8530.
  • kiss5th annual Chattahoochee Smoochie 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Chattahoochee Landing, 269 River Landing Road, Chattahoochee, Florida. 2011 story. 850-663-23223.
  • Mardi GrasMardi Gras 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:15 AM CT one mile. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Valentine's Day Dash 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Darton State College, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Online registration at active.com. Cumulus Broadcasting, marie.erickson@cumulus.com or 229-485-1200.
  • Dothan Runners' Stache Dash 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021.
  • Enterprise YMCA Sweetheart 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Enterprise YMCA, 904 Ozark Highway, Enterprise, Alabama 36331. Event page on Facebook.
21 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Lightning BoltGulf Winds Track Club's 27th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30 AM ET. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks, Florida 32355. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. USATF certified 12K course FL11133EBM. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • 3rd annual Break-A-Leg 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Young Actors Theatre, 609 Glenview Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
  • 2nd annual 2LT Justin Sisson 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Landis Green, Florida State University, 116 Honors Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Ryan Kelly, rwk12@my.fsu.edu
  • 4th annual Apple Classic 10K and 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Hammock Bay, 74 Great Hammock Bend Freeport, Florida 32439. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
22 FEBRUARY 2015
  • 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. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. medicalresponse@admin.fsu.edu
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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Eric Dueno eric.dueno@bainbridge.edu or 229-248-2577; Juan Gomez 229-248-2634.
  • 11th annual Valdosta Junior Service League 'Dosta Dash 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K & 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, 305 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. dostadash@yahoo.com.
  • 9/11 Heroes Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 3:00 PM ET. Lee County Courthouse, 100 Leslie Highway, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Event web page. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Leesburg@911HeroesRun.org
  • 2nd annual Miles For Missions 15K, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 15K / 8:30 AM ET 10K / 9:00 AM ET 5K / 9:15 AM ET one mile. Fellowship Church, 1997 NE Colin Kelly Hwy, Madison, Florida 32340. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. madpd305@embarqmail.com
  • Ryan Teall Bigger Than Cancer 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Gaskin Park, Wewahitchka, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Kerri Barlow, ksb4fsu@aol.com or 850-832-8659.
6 MARCH 2015
  • Ignite the Night 5K. 6:00 PM CT. Citizens Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
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. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. 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.
  • 4th annual Girl Scout Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1001 West 11th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Arrowhead Cross Country 5K Jamboree and one-mile fun run.8:00 AM ET 5K. Alligator Lake Park, 420 SE Alligator Glen, Lake City, Florida 32025. Online registration at active.com.
  • Joggin' For Your Noggin' 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Darby Pavilion at Wilson Park, 162 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Hayley Lewis, lewis.hayley.a@gmail.com or 386-288-4695.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. scurry@kumconline.org
  • 3rd annual March of Dimes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. Lawton Chiles High School, 7200 Lawton Chiles Lane, Bradfordville, Florida 32312. 2014 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • 37th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
  • Michael Buras Memorial Wild Chicken 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. South Main Street and West Magnolia Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750. 2013 story. igtfoundation@yahoo.com
  • St. Patrick's 2nd annual "Lap A Leprechaun" 5K. 9:00 AM ET. St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road, Albany, Georgia 31721. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
21 MARCH 2015
  • 6th annual Education For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Amber Tynan, atynan@southernscholarship.org or 850-222-3833.
  • 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.
  • Azalea 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2014 story. 2011 story.
  • 5th annual Legacy Run for Life 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:15 AM ET 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Legacy Park (aka Sherwood Baptist Church Sports Park), 1518 Old Pretoria Road Albany, Georgia. 2011 story. USATF certified course #GA11088WC. Online registration at active.com.
  • 5th annual Anglers On the Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT 10K / 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Deer Point Elementary School, 4800 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida 32404. Online registration at active.com.
  • Pilot Club 5K and one-mile fun run for Brain-Related Disorders. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 6th annual Run For Haven 10K and 5K. 4:30 PM ET. 105 SW 128 Street, Tioga, Florida. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S. World Down Syndrome Day Dash 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Laura Young, 334-648-2235.
  • Gridiron 5K Challenge. 8:00 AM ET. Dorsett Football Stadium, 900 North Johnson Stripling Road, Perry, Florida 32347. Online registration at active.com.
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
  • 15th annual Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • Dothan Autism 5K Race To Solve The Puzzle. 7:30 AM CT. Kiwanis Pavillion at Westgate Park, Dothan, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
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. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at PalaceSaloon.EventBrite.com. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
  • 4th annual Run For The Nurses half-marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET half marathon and 5K. 8:30 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Athletic Center, Perimeter Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2014 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Becky Arnold, rarnold@abac.edu or 229-391-5024.
  • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Susan Brooks Shearer, 850-545-6678.
  • 2nd annual Coach Post 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM CT. St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • Barney's Run for Warriors 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:15 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, 814 Radford Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31704. Online registration at active.com.
  • 8th annual Draggin’ Tail Ultra Trail Challenge 25K / 50K. 7:00 AM ET. Torreya State Park, 2576 NW Torreya Park Road, Bristol, FL 32321. Event page on Facebook. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Jackson County Habitat for Humanity and Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Citizens Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida. Event web page.
  • Superhero's 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Entry form and flyer.
18 APRIL 2015
  • 4th annual Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Southwood Capital Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2012 story.
  • 8th annual FSU Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Northwood Centre, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Kim Welch, kim.welch@med.fsu.edu or 850-488-3514.
  • Minuteman 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Robert Kelly, robert.kelly.7@us.af.mil or 334-340-8643.
  • 2nd annual Color-Me-Viking 5K Trail Run 8:00 AM ET. Pine Grove Middle School, 4159 River Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. 2014 story. Online registration at active.com. Melissa Roe melissaroe@lowndes.k12.ga.us or 229-219-3234.
  • 4th annual Running of the Bulldogs 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Bell High School track, 930 South Main Street, Bell, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Fools Rush In 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Freeport Regional Sports Complex, 563 Hammock Trail East, Freeport, Florida 32439. Online registration at active.com. Freeport Middle School, kfedup@hotmail.com or 850-835-2838.
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.
  • 2nd annual Meridian Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. North Florida Christian School, 3000 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event website.
  • Road Kill 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course GA11076WC. Event web page.
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.
  • Dothan Runners' Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021.
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

4 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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
11 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
18 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
25 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
2 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
4 JULY 2015
  • 33rd annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
  • USA Flag7th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
9 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
11 JULY 2015
  • 6th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
16 JULY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
18 JULY 2015
  • 7th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. charlie4@barneshc.com
23 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8 (Events TBD). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
25 JULY 2015
  • Tallahassee's usually annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00 PM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • 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
  • Under The Stars 5K and one-mile fun run 8:30 PM ET one mile / 9:00 PM ET 5K. Killearn Lakes, Bradfordville, Florida. JoAnne Suggs, JoAnne.Suggs@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 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.
17 OCTOBER 2015
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Unity Baptist Church, 101 East Bryant Drive, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. 2014 story. Event web site. info@gapeanutfestival.org or Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • 8th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, 208 East Third Street (corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91), Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
31 OCTOBER 2015
  • Pumpkin36th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
11 NOVEMBER 2015
  • USA Flag5th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
21 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 21st annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
26 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
28 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • 7th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 28th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:15 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Monroe Street at Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
12 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 5th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
19 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's fifth annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
26 DECEMBER 2015
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
27 DECEMBER 2015
  • 33rd annual Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page.
  • 4th annual Panama City Beach Biggest Loser Half-Marathon and 5K. 7:00 AM CT half marathon / 7:30 AM CT 5K. Aaron Bessant Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. Event web site.
31 DECEMBER 2015
  • 4th annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
2 JANUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 3rd annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • 2nd annual TMH For Life Challenge 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, 1300 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. JoAnne Suggs, JoAnne.Suggs@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
  • 12th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC.
9 JANUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12001EBM. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
16 JANUARY 2016
  • 39th annual Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 8:00 AM ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel, jackiemcdaniel1@gmail.com or 850-591-0081.
  • 20th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00 AM ET Marathon / 8:15 AM ET Half-Marathon / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. 2015 story. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
23 JANUARY 2016
  • Red Fox7th annual Trent Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Rick and Lois Burnette, TrentTrot5K@gmail.com or 850-294-9946.
  • 5th annual Valdosta BCM Run 4 Missons. 8:00 AM ET. Baptist Collegiate Ministries House, 1522 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jef Ford or Anne Eanes at 229-242-2071.
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