Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20 August 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 13 August 2014. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
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23 AUGUST 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
  • 9th annual Blazer Dash VSU Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. Valdosta State University Campus Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Theresa Lattner, Tmlattner@valdosta.edu or 229-333-5898.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Pelham Hornet Invitational Open 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Pelham High School cross-country course, 203 Mathewson Avenue SW, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Entry form and flyer. Ashley Cochran, http://www.active.com/branford-fl/running/distance-running-races/all-for-hoops-duathalon-and-5k-2014 or 229-294-8623.
  • The Nude Run 5K 8:30 AM ET. Suwannee Valley Resort, 786 NW Stephen Foster Drive, White Springs, Florida 32096. Online registration at active.com. TheNudeRun@gmail.com or 352-354-2474.
26 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
30 AUGUST 2014
  • 2nd annual Fishnet 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Flatlanders Dawg Gone Good Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Church Street, behind First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Georgia. 2013 story. 2011 story.
  • 35th annual Midnight Chase 5K. 11:59 PM CT. Old K-Mart and Beall's Outlet Parking Lot, 7038 W Hwy 98, Panama City Beach, Florida 32412. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, 850-774-0018 or 850-763-5005.
  • Cross Country 5K Challenge. 8:00 AM ET. Rembert Farms, 13126 NW 174th Avenue, Alachua, Florida 32615. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. emctureous@oakhall.org
31 AUGUST 2014
  • 3rd annual Alys Beach 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 8:30 AM CT one mile. Alys Beach Resort, 9581 County Hwy 30A East, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. The Alys Foundation, amiller@alysbeach.com or 850-213-5609.
1 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 6th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 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.
6 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Angie's 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Angies5Kfunrun@gmail.com
  • 2nd annual Stars and Stripes Patriot Run 6K. 8:30 AM ET. Myrtlewood Plantation, Campbell Street, Thomasville, Georgia. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 5th annual Partnership Cancer Fund 5K and one-mile walk. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Valdosta Middle School track, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. acourseline@earthlink.net
  • Run Fur Fun 5K cross-country run. 9:00 AM ET. Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. southernpawsanimalsanctuary@gmail.com or 229-416-9604 or 229-400-5610.
  • 6th annual Mosley Dolphin Dash. 7:30 AM ET. Lynn Haven Recreation Center, 2201 Recreation Drive, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
  • Faith at the Beach 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trails at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
  • We Run This Town 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Blakely First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia 39823. Entry form and flyer. Margaret Winkler, 229-225-7212.
7 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3, Youth Triathlon and Adult Super Sprint Triathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
13 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 33rd annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
  • 2nd annual Run Around The Lakes 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Deer Lake United Methodist Church, 8013 Deerlake Road South, Bradfordville, Florida 32312. 2013 story. Event web page.
  • 4th annual Honor Your Neighbor 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Pepper Festival 5K and one-mile Fun Run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Ponder Park, 5471 Alabama Avenue, Omega, Georgia 31775. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. acourseline@earthlink.net
  • 2nd annual First Responder 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer.
  • Pass The Pastor 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Ozark Baptist Church, 282 S Union Ave, Ozark, Alabama 36360. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. LaChrissha Culpepper, culpepperpad@hughes.net or 334-441-5460.
  • All For Hoops Duathlon and 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Ivey Park, US 27, Branford, Florida 32008. Online registration at active.com.
20 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 5th annual Operation One Voice Florida Fallen Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Mike Terhune, 850-212-2494
  • 12th annual Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 10K and 5K, 9:00 AM ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
  • 8th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 North Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Online registration on active.com. Brian Goguen, cgoguen@sw.rr.com or 334-794-9029.
  • Race For The Nations 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. New Covenant Church Family Life Center, 3531 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Shelby Wolf, shelby@valdostadailybread.com or 229-292-4282.
  • 3rd annual Through The Zoo 5K and Run Your Tail Off one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. The Parks at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Jim Shields, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net or 904-318-8104.
  • Four for Ruth's Cottage 4M and Patter for Patti one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET four mile / 6:45 PM ET one mile. The Hilton Inn, 200 Boo Drive, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Amy Fraser, amy.fraser@hilton.com or 229-382-8484x503.
  • Clinch Memorial Hospital 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. 1050 Valdosta Hwy, Homerville, Georgia 31634.
27 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Doug Bell, dbell@penningtonlaw.com or 850-510-7146.
  • 6th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • 4th annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. getamammy@bellsouth.net
  • 3rd annual Sale City Community Outreach 5K. 8:00 AM ET. City Hall, 122 E. Broad Street Sale City, Georgia 31784. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Rock By The Sea 5K. 9:00 AM ET. St. George Island, Florida 32328. Event web site.
28 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Chi Phi's 4th Annual Captain John Tinsley Memorial 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
4 OCTOBER 2014
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Riverfront Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 8:50 AM ET 5K. Albany Welcome Center, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
  • 7th annual Jog For Jake 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET 5K / 6:4 PM ET one mile. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia. 2013 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-To-Gate 4.2-Mile Run. 9:00 AM CT. 3rd Avenue and Raider Street parking lot, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
  • 5k Bull Run for the Wounded Warrior Project. 8:00 AM CT. Middlebrooks Park, Depot Street and Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Miranda Hudson, Miranda@panhandlesalvage.com or 850-373-5003.
  • 5th annual Riverwalk Run 5K. 5:00 PM CT. Riverwalk Pavilion, Downtown Milton, Florida. USATF certified course FL09073EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. linsey.williamson@ci.milton.fl.us or 850-983-5466.
5 OCTOBER 2014
  • 2nd annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard and Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
11 OCTOBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 AM ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Chuck and Jana Davis, cdaviscycle@gmail.com or 850-385-8611.
  • 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
  • 4th annual Conley Yellow Jacket Swarm 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Conley Elementary School, 2400 East Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. 10K USATF certified course FL11084EBM. Entry form and flyer. Tonya Granger, faithsforevermom@yahoo.com
  • 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
  • 35th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
26 OCTOBER 2014
  • Hurricane7th annual Red Cross Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 4:00 PM ET one mile / 4:30 PM ET 5K. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Bob Lotane, robertlotane1@gmail.com or 850-545-9446, or Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • 5th annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15 AM ET. Battery Park, Apalachicola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10040EBM (marathon). Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
1 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 4th annual Run for Lawson Cross Country 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
  • Spooky 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, 334-255-0308.
  • Run4Jesus 5K. 7:45 AM ET. The RV Park at Georgia Baptist Conference Center, 165 W Weeks St, Norman Park, Georgia 31771. Online registration at active.com.
8 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 4th annual 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.
  • 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 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. 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
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.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

"Cross Country is Fun," so fun that Kelly and Smith are back for a second year

Ryan KellyThe results for the 2014 "Cross Country is Fun" 5K came with a disclaimer: "The event was held on an actual XC course, not a road course."


This may seem odd, but in 2013 the first "Cross Country is Fun" race was held on the streets around the Valdosta State University campus. Next year it may very well be a 5000-meter race on the track, but the 2014 race was held on a true cross-country course over the turf and trails of Freedom Park in Valdosta, Georgia. The very same course was used immediately afterwards for the high school races of Valdosta High's Wildcat Cross-Country Invitational.


Ryan Kelly is the cross country coach for the Wildcats, but before his squad took the course he posted a winning 19:18 5K in the "Cross Country Is Fun" race. It was Kelly's second straight win in the annual race; he had also won the first "Cross Country Is Fun" 5K in 2013. Brishen House of Valdosta took second in 20:35, and Valdosta's Decker House placed third in 20:51.


Valdosta runner Elizabeth Smith won the women's title, finishing fourth overall in 23:27. Smith had placed fourth in the women's standings in the 2013 edition of the race.


Terry Adams was the fastest master in the field, finishing seventh overall in 23:57. Just behind Adams, women's runner-up Melanie Ellis placed eighth overall in 24:00, the first master woman in the race.


47 athletes completed the 3.1-mile route through Freedom Park.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Cross Country Is Fun 5K
  1. 19:17.3 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 35) Lake Park, GA
  2. 20:34.2 ~ Brishen House (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:50.4 ~ Decker House (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  4. 23:38.0 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  5. 23:49.2 ~ Ryan Roper (M, 15) Lakeland, GA
  6. 23:56.1 ~ Terry Adams (M, 40) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:06.3 ~ Steven Dansereau (M, 52) Lakeland, GA
  8. 24:18.1 ~ Michael Baun (M, 57) Valdosta, GA
  9. 24:31.0 ~ Zachary Cox (M, 16) Lakeland, GA
  10. 25:09.7 ~ Rusty Jones (M, 61) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2014 Cross Country Is Fun 5K
  1. 23:26.3 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:59.9 ~ Melanie Ellis (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:27.0 ~ Debbie Green (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:47.8 ~ Alison Thornhill (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  5. 25:53.0 ~ Brianna Prinsloo (F, 27) Hahira, GA
  6. 26:31.8 ~ Nancy Elam (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  7. 27:37.6 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 36) Lake Park, GA
  8. 28:39.8 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 55) Tifton, GA
  9. 31:57.4 ~ Jennifer Massey (F, 35) Thomaston, GA
  10. 32:23.3 ~ Lexi Metts (F, 11) Hahira, GA

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Gibson and Pinder love to win at Love 2 Run's 5K

Myles GibsonThe Westgate Park Trail in Dothan, Alabama, has been a busy racing venue during the summer of 2014. On 26 July 2014 93 athletes raced the Tasty Tiger Trot 5K on the trail, and on 23 August 2014 Dothan Runners Club will host their annual Life Is A Beach 5K on the trail. Between the two on the calendar was Love 2 Run's 5K Trail Race. Donalsonville master runner Myles Gibson won that 16 August 2014 event in 18:45, finishing almost 400 meters ahead of the next competitor. Jillian Pinder of Pensacola, Florida, took the women's title, finishing eighth overall in 22:00. 190 athletes completed the 3.1-mile tour of the park.


Gibson had run 18:20 on a slightly different course through Westgate Park three weeks earlier, placing third in the Tasty Tiger Trot 5K. At Love 2 Run's 5K, 18:45 was fast enough for a big win for Gibson. Master runner Dale Thomas of Taylor, Alabama, finished runner-up in 20:19. Mike Houston, Jr., took third in the race with a 21:15. Houston, a sophomore cross-country runner at Dothan High, will be racing in Westgate again on 9 October 2014 when his team hosts the Dothan Tiger Classic on the trail.


Jill Pinder didn't win the women's competition by the kind of margin that Gibson enjoyed in the men's race, but she still finished about 100 meters ahead of the women's runner-up. Pinder was a standout on the Troy University women's soccer team from 2008 to 2010. Behind Pinder, Dothan master runner Missy Sexton edged Heidi Chamula for the second women's spot, 22:29 to 22:30. Sexton and Chamula were 11th and 12th overall. Master runner Margaret Winkler of Blakely, Georgia, was fourth in the women's standings, 18th overall in 23:30.


The first-year race was hosted by Love 2 Run, a technical runnins store in Dothan, Alabama. All proceeds of the race went to the Wounded Warrior Program.


Top Ten Men, Love 2 Run's 2014 5K Trail Race
  1. 18:45 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 48) Donalsonville, GA
  2. 20:19 ~ Dale Thomas (M, 51) Taylor, AL
  3. 21:15 ~ Mike Houston Jr. (M, 15) Dothan, AL
  4. 21:45 ~ Thomas Newell (M, 28) Dothan, AL
  5. 21:47 ~ Larry Green (M, 47) Dothan, AL
  6. 21:56 ~ Nicholas Dulaney (M, 15) Ozark, AL
  7. 21:57 ~ Eric Hudson (M, 41) Bonifay, FL
  8. 22:04 ~ Robert Robledo (M, 22) New Brockton, AL
  9. 22:24 ~ Jeremiah Maddox (M, 36) Newton, AL
  10. 22:31 ~ Peter Brooks (M, 24) Dothan, AL

Top Ten Women, Love 2 Run's 2014 5K Trail Race
  1. 22:00 ~ Jillian Pinder (F, 25) Pensacola, FL
  2. 22:29 ~ Missy Sexton (F, 43) Dothan, AL
  3. 22:30 ~ Heidi Chamula (F, 24) Dothan, AL
  4. 23:30 ~ Margaret Winkler (F, 40) Blakely, GA
  5. 24:20 ~ Val Lichner (F, 55) Bonifay, FL
  6. 24:59 ~ Lindsay Sport (F, 28)
  7. 25:31 ~ Courtney Helms (F, 33) Dothan, AL
  8. 25:33 ~ Lorretta Shapiro (F, 41) Dothan, AL
  9. 25:37 ~ Kristina Bennett (F, 41)
  10. 26:21 ~ Larissa Collier (F, 33)

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Morning mile honors for Mizereck and Willis

Matt MizereckAround breakfast time on Saturday morning, 16 August 2014, Matt Mizereck ran unchallenged for four laps around the Maclay School track, posting a winning time of 4:22.11 in Gulf Winds Track Club's 17th annual "Breakfast on the Track" Mile. Maclay sophomore Caroline Willis was the top female in the event, running 5:26.81. 212 athletes competed in the one-mile race, which was run in ten sections seeded by projected finish time.


Matt Mizereck ran in the first section, which started at 7:45 AM. Immediately after the starting pistol fired, Mizereck bolted to the front, followed by master runner Joseph Carnegie. The pace was too swift for Carnegie, though, and before the end of the first lap he gave up the second position to Joseph Garcia. Garcia was able to hold on to the second spot, but Mizereck steadily pulled away. Churning out one fast lap after another, Mizereck cruised to a 4:22.11 win. Garcia remained runner-up, posting a 4:35.41. Chris Lake outkicked Zach DeVeau for third, 4:39.22 to 4:41.61. Geb Kiros was the first master runner in the field, placing thirteenth overall in 4:57.21.


Chris Lake and Zach DeVeauMizereck had previously run the "Breakfast on the Track" Mile once in 2006, finishing tenth in 5:01.09. At the time he was just out of eighth grade and still racing in Raa Middle School colors. Since then Mizereck had won three state titles in cross country and three more in track and field while competing for Leon High, and logged three years of collegiate distance running at the University of Florida plus another half year at Florida State. A 4:22.11 mile wasn't exactly comparable to his high school 1600-meter best of 4:11.76 or his college 1500-meter best of 3:51.17, but Mizereck wasn't exactly approaching the race seriously.


"I got here at 7:30 or 7:35 and jogged two laps," Mizereck admitted, describing his warm up. "For as horrible as I felt the race was alright."


4:22.11 was good enough to win the race, though, and it was also the second best performance in the 17 years of the "Breakfast on the Track" Mile. Only Ryan Deak's 2001 record of 4:21.47 was faster.


"I'd like to come back next year and go after the record," said Mizereck.


Katie Sherron and Caroline WillisRunning in the second section Caroline Willis, a sophomore distance runner at Maclay, approached the race more seriously than Mizereck. 15 years old, Willis is just a year older than Mizereck was when he first raced at the "Breakfast on the Track," but this was her third time in Gulf Winds Track Club's one-mile run. Outkicking Katie Showman for the women's title, Willis ran her fastest mile ever, a 5:26.81. Sherron was less than a step behind in 5:27.12. Jillian Heddaeus was third in the women's standings with a 5:53.29. Middle school runners took the next three spots, with Deerlake's Emily Molen fourth in 5:57.64, Holy Comforter's Katherine Resavage fifth in 6:01.64, and Lindsay James of Maclay sixth in 6:06.12. Mary Vancore took top master woman honors, tenth in the women's division with a 6:16.40.


Just over 60 years ago, on 6 May 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four mile, a 3:59.4. Afterwards, though, he had to leave the Oxford University track at Iffley Road to get dinner. After the "Breakfast on the Track" Mile, athletes were invited to enjoy pancakes right at the track. Civilization marches on.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Breakfast on the Track Mile
  1. 4:22.11 ~ Matt Mizereck (M, 22)Geb Kiros
  2. 4:35.41 ~ Joseph Garcia (M, 18)
  3. 4:39.33 ~ Chris Lake (M, 26)
  4. 4:41.61 ~ Zach DeVeau (M, 26)
  5. 4:44.61 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 30)
  6. 4:45.17 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 34)
  7. 4:46.60 ~ Jake Mazziotta (M, 16)
  8. 4:48.61 ~ Ryan Truchelut (M, 28)
  9. 4:50.87 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 30)
  10. 4:51.28 ~ Thomas Howell (M, 18)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Breakfast on the Track Mile
  1. 5:26.81 ~ Caroline Willis (F, 15)Jillian Heddaeus
  2. 5:27.12 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 32)
  3. 5:53.29 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 31)
  4. 5:57.64 ~ Emily Molen (F, 12)
  5. 6:01.64 ~ Katherine Resavage (F, 13)
  6. 6:06.12 ~ Lindsay James (F, 11)
  7. 6:06.34 ~ Rachel Rumana (F, 15)
  8. 6:07.90 ~ Kenzie Mazziotta (F, 13)
  9. 6:15.65 ~ Hannah Hosay (F, 12)
  10. 6:16.40 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 50)

"Breakfast On The Track" Mile champions, 1998-2014
DateMenWomen
8 August 19984:36 ~ Robert Pautienus5:21 ~ Jane Johnson
14 August 19994:26 ~ Lee Willis5:27 ~ Jane Johnson
26 August 20004:42.97 ~ Gary Droze5:09.08 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
18 August 20014:21.47 ~ Ryan Deak5:08.94 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
17 August 20024:35.07 ~ Lee Willis5:10.33 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
16 August 20034:45.20 ~ David Huntzinger5:02.28 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
14 August 20044:32.40 ~ Lee Willis5:11.79 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
13 August 20054:46.26 ~ Art Remillard5:07.13 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
12 August 20064:47.58 ~ Whitney Strickland5:09.85 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
18 August 20074:48.04 ~ Michael Martinez5:12.91 ~ Sarah Docter-Williams
16 August 20084:31.39 ~ Whitney Strickland5:12.79 ~ Jana Stolting
15 August 20094:43.40 ~ Patrick Swain5:05.66 ~ Jana Stolting
21 August 20104:33.30 ~ Trevor Touchton5:00.97 ~ Stefanie Kurgatt
20 August 20114:26.90 ~ Kevin Sullivan5:05.82 ~ Stefanie Kurgatt
18 August 20124:40.52 ~ Travis Covert5:01.74 ~ Stefanie Kurgatt
17 August 20134:34.92 ~ Remy Tamer5:12.07 ~ Sheryl Rosen
16 August 20144:22.11 ~ Matt Mizereck5:26.81 ~ Caroline Willis


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