Saturday, April 30, 2011

Molosky and Griffis tear up the trails at Tom Brown

In the ten-year history of the Tails & Trails, the event hasn't always include a 10K. But when it has Vince Molosky has always won it. Even going back to 2006 when it was still called the "Furry Scurry," Molosky came away with the 10K title. 2011 was no different with Molosky running 36:41 to win the 10K at the 10th annual Tails & Trails on 30 April 2011. Behind him on the trails of Tallahassee's Tom Brown Park and Lafayette Heritage Park, Brian Manry was runner-up in 37:11, followed by Peter Kaus at 38:22. Tony Guillen placed fourth in 38:41, taking top master honors ahead of Jack McDermott (5th, 39:14).


Heather Griffis didn't have Molosky's history at the Tails & Trails, but she still won the women's division of the trail 10K handily in 41:06, the fastest time ever run by a woman at the event. The runner-up, Ocala's Kate Hoyt, was half a kilometer back in 43:23. Carroll Hageseth improved on her 2010 time in the race by nearly a minute and a half to run 50:29 and take the first women's master spot.

Top Ten Men, 2011 Tails & Trails 10K
  1. 36:41 Vince Molosky (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 37:11 Brian Manry (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 38:22 Peter Kaus (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 38:41 Tony Guillen (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 39:14 Jack McDermott (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 39:47 Cory Gerbrandt (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 39:52 Jim Shields (M, 52) Jacksonville, FL
  8. 41:08 Michael Kennett (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 41:18 Jeff Nielsen (M, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 41:35, Eric Godin (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2011 Tails & Trails 10K
  1. 41:06 Heather Griffis (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 43:23 Kate Hoyt (F, 22) Ocala, FL
  3. 46:53 Marietta Colberg (F, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 47:03 Kendall Hargrett (F, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 48:24 Jaye Danforth (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 49:19 Kirsti Satterstrom (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 49:29 Laura Vest (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 49:30 Nina Peters
  9. 49:33 Shelley Yaun (F, 33) Monticello, FL
  10. 49:55 Hypatia Bolivar (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  11. 49:58 Karima Anderson (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL

Runners could avoid half the distance by electing to compete in the 5K, but just like the 10K the 5K concluded with a kilometer of climbing from the lowest spot on the course up to the highest spot on the course, the finish line. Three-time Canadian Olympian Kevin Sullivan already had the race under control when the uphill started; he went on to win in 17:04. Tallahassee's Christopher Coutts placed second in 17:32. Jay Wallace was the top master, finishing fourth in 18:12.


In the women's race Seeley Gutierrez was leading when the final climb to the finish started, but Kelly Stevens was right behind her. Stevens passed Gutierrez during the final kilometer and went on to win 19:41 to 19:50. Katie Showman clung to third behind them in 20:10. Lori Abbey was the fastest master woman and the eleventh woman across the finish line in 23:17.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Tails & Trails 5K
  1. 17:04 Kevin Sullivan (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:32 Christopher Coutts (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:07 Stanley Linton (M, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  4. 18:09 Jay Wallace (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 18:35 Justin Dickieson (M, 25) Crawfordville, FL
  6. 18:43 Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 18:51 Keith Howell (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 18:57 Sean Hudson (M, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 18:59 Keith Gates (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 19:03 Bing Xu (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2011 Tails & Trails 5K
  1. 19:41 Kelly Stevens (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:50 Seeley Gutierrez (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 20:10 Katie Showman (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 20:35 Brandi Campbell (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 20:40 Micah Adriani (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 20:58 Sheryl Rosen (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 21:54 Ashley Daily (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 22:36 Christienne Coutts (F, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 22:38 Kristine Cox (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 22:56 Stephanie Stout (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kent and Howell hit the trail at Brian Dowling 5K

Of all the many Dothan, Alabama races run on the Larry and Rona Dykes Trail in Westgate Park, the senior event is the Brian Dowling Memorial 5K, which has been held since at least, well, a few years ago, anyway. At the 2011 edition of the race on Saturday, April 23, Northview High's Sean Kent took time out from his track season to loop the park in a winning 18:50, finishing half a minute ahead of runner-up Brad Wood (19:21). Theron Carter, the defending champion, was third overall in 19:28. Howell was also the first master finisher, crossing the finish line over a minute ahead of the next master runner, Dale Thomas (4th, 20:34).


Less than two weeks after a 99:21 performance at the Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Megan Howell of Daleville was on the trail in Westgate winning the women's division in the Brian Dowling 5K. Howell ran 20:46, placing fifth overall. Behind Howell, Dana Cody (8th, 21:03) was the women's runner-up. Fort Rucker's Melissa Unrath, the 2011 Winston Howell 10K champion, ran 21:45 to place13th overall as the third woman and first woman master.


The Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run is an annual event of the Dothan Runners Club, which conducts the race as a benefit for the Wiregrass Humane Society.


Results, 2011 Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run
  1. Sean Kent (M , 15) 18:50
  2. Brad Wood (M , 32) 19:21
  3. Theron Carter (M , 50) 19:28
  4. Dale Thomas (M , 47) 20:34
  5. Megan Howell (F , 25) 20:46
  6. Joe Ferguson (M , 35) 20:50
  7. Eric Bernard (M , 31) 20:56
  8. Dana Cody (F , 31) 21:03
  9. Taylor Hara (M , 16) 21:15
  10. Michael Brennan (M , 26) 21:24
  11. Mike Houston (M , 38) 21:40
  12. Mike Simmons (M , 51) 21:43
  13. Melissa Unrath (F , 42) 21:45
  14. Ted Hampton (M , 45) 21:50
  15. Bill Davis (M , 40) 22:06
  16. B.J. Russell (M , 27) 22:15
  17. Farrest Taylor (M , 50) 22:26
  18. Bill Odum (M , 55) 22:50
  19. Dale Thomas II (M , 23) 23:12
  20. James Wesley Cantrell (M , 43) 23:17
  21. Kelvin Mills (M , 30) 23:50
  22. Michael Houston (M , 11) 23:58
  23. Kristina Bennett (F , 38) 24:13
  24. Andi McClurkin (F , 34) 24:41
  25. Roger Sprandel (M , 69) 24:54
  26. Kingsley Paquette (M , 51) 24:55
  27. Patrick McNeill (M , 35) 25:00
  28. Nathan Freese (M , 14) 25:04
  29. Carolyn Houston (F , 39) 25:06
  30. Tim Vaughan (M , 54) 25:13
  31. Nancy Hein (F , 54) 25:35
  32. Donna Hovey (F , 44) 25:42
  33. Ken McGinity (M , 57) 25:42
  34. Brian Lumbatis (M , 56) 26:02
  35. Daniel Barrentine (M , 27) 26:04
  36. Jill Wofsey (F , 47) 26:09
  37. Mike McCord (M , 53) 26:44
  38. Ken Wimberly (M , 55) 26:48
  39. Winston Howell (M , 69) 27:00
  40. Katie Trice (F , 23) 27:04
  41. Susie Sugg (F , 40) 27:10
  42. Tom Mobley (M , 14) 27:35
  43. Shelley mcNeill (F , 34) 27:36
  44. Katie Barrentine (F , 26) 27:58
  45. Alex Jordan (M , 10) 28:04
  46. Anna Heninger (F , 26) 28:30
  47. Raymond Mobley (M , 54) 28:31
  48. Shawn Cooper (M , 36) 28:32
  49. Rosie Oates (F , 58) 28:34
  50. David Andrews (M , 56) 28:41
  51. Vernon Hein (M , 54) 28:59
  52. Joe Lebrasseur (M , 75) 29:06
  53. Marthan Spencer (F , 27) 29:22
  54. Todd Hoover (M , 40) 29:25
  55. Fred Terrell (M , 48) 29:28
  56. Matthew Chalker (M , 32) 29:40
  57. Kate Hara (F , 42) 30:10
  58. Ted Hils (M , 58) 30:19
  59. Donny Bowling (M , 57) 30:32
  60. Chris Jordan (M , 14) 31:12
  61. Kim Patton (F , 50) 31:17
  62. Noah Adkins (M , 14) 31:17
  63. Blaine Stewart (M , 45) 31:18
  64. John Reddick (M , 44) 31:19
  65. Eddie Robinson (M , 51) 31:44
  66. Jim Bixby (M , 62) 32:14
  67. Karen Matthews (F , 47) 32:16
  68. Stephen Trowbridge (M , 56) 33:10
  69. Antonio McDonald (M , 28) 33:11
  70. Zachary Irwin (M , 26) 33:12
  71. Geeja Mims (F , 39) 33:25
  72. Morgan Freese (F , 14) 33:28
  73. Sheila Landingham (F , 33) 33:29
  74. Chester Nolin (M , 55) 33:30
  75. Jim Porlier (M , 58) 33:48
  76. Angie Thomas (F , 39) 34:01
  77. Lara Zander (F , 24) 34:04
  78. Debra Monday (F , 25) 34:07
  79. Tom West (M , 71) 34:55
  80. Shirley Leach (F , 61) 34:56
  81. Steffey Vines (F , 46) 35:49
  82. Lori Grubbs (F , 43) 35:53
  83. Susan Hand (F , 59) 36:44
  84. Lydia Davis (F , 14) 36:45
  85. Janet Wolfe (F , 53) 36:50
  86. Angelique Hays (F , 7) 37:13
  87. Chris Hays (M , 33) 37:13
  88. Kerri Payne (F , 38) 37:48
  89. Rob Marshall (M , 14) 39:13
  90. Evan Hall (M , 15) 39:14
  91. Ranah McSween (F , 24) 39:17
  92. Donna McHugh (F , 61) 39:43
  93. Jerry Parrish (M , 69) 41:15
  94. Jean Parrish (F , 66) 41:24
  95. Kathy Bowling (F , 56) 43:23
  96. Lynn Trowbridge (F , 52) 43:48
  97. Megan Adams (F , 26) 44:18
  98. Jessica Dougherty (F , 18) 44:54
  99. Scotty Payne (M , 39) 45:23
  100. Sue Burkett (F , 50) 45:52
  101. Robin Marshall (F , 39) 49:46
  102. Wanda Faust (F , 58) 49:46
  103. Stephanie Hood-Irwin (F , 28) 51:19
  104. Rachel McDonald (F , 26) 51:22
  105. Susan Brakefield (F , 63) 51:38

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27 April 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 27 April 2011. 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 area in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.

Map

30 APRIL 2011
  • Tenth annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 26th annual Bay County Race Judicata. 8:00am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Dewar Elementary School "Catch Me If You Can" 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 9:00am ET one mile. Dewar Elementary School, 3539 Mt. Zion Church Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Entry form and flyer. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Trot For Tots 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Morningside Baptist Church, 1303 Vada Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. Entry form and flyer. Jennifer Brock, 229-246-4880.
  • 26th annual Race Judicata 5K and ½-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 5K / ½ mile follows. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Milltown Motorcade 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. lanierfamcom@windstream.net or 229-482-3476.
1 MAY 2011
  • 4th annual A. R. Inspirational 5K. 3:00pm ET. Bainbridge Middle School, 1301 E. College Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara, momara@dcboe.com
6 MAY 2011
  • 24th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229‐336‐5255.
7 MAY 2011
  • Eighth annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • Third annual Moultrie Technical College Classic 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 5K and 10K / 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie Technical College, 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788. Event page on facebook. Entry form and flyer. Darbie Avera, davera@moultrietech.edu or 229-891-7000.
  • Viking Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Westside Elementary School 2470 James Road Valdosta, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 29th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
13 MAY 2011
  • Hand in Hand Relay For Life 5K. 6:15pm ET. Bainbridge Middle School track, 1301 East College Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. kabs_harrison@yahoo.com or awh0925@gmail.com
14 MAY 2011
  • Second annual Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • 5th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Event web page. Chief Shan Ash, snash@dothan.org or 334-615-4501.
  • Dirtbags 5K. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Diana Stocker, stkdirtbags@hotmail.com or 850-249-9785.
21 MAY 2011
  • Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Jim Lamar, jhlamar@tallahassee.comLink
  • Pride Stride 5K. 8:00am ET. Leon High School, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Angie Strickland, 850-443-1000.
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 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. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • The Good Race 5K. 5:00pm CT. Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. Entry form and flyer. Larry Cobb 850-573-0598 or Cassie Willis 850-718-7840.
22 MAY 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #1. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
28 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
30 MAY 2011
  • Valdosta Memorial Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 5th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:53 am ET. Crisp County Recreation Department, 1205 North 5th St. Extension, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, ranreb@planttel.net or bennywade@hughes.net or 229-273-2981.
4 JUNE 2011
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
  • Adelily 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Goody's, North Hutchinson Avenue (US 41), Adel, Georgia. 2010 story. Kemp Greene 229-896-3724.
7 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
11 JUNE 2011
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550.
  • Tomato Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Slocomb Recreational Park, 375 East Cox Street, Slocomb, Alabama 36375. Norma Neal, 334-798-1068.
14 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
18 JUNE 2011
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley ( jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158) or Katrina Walton ( kwalton@centurylink.net or 850-510-9512).
19 JUNE 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #2. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
21 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
25 JUNE 2011
  • Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
28 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
2 JULY 2011
  • 2nd annual God And Country 5K. 8:00am ET. Live Oak Recreation Fields, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
5 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
9 JULY 2011
  • Roo Bear Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, Georgia 31015.
12 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
16 JULY 2011
  • Third annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. 2010 story. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
19 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 JULY 2011
  • 26th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
26 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
6 AUGUST 2011
  • Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
9 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
13 AUGUST 2011
  • Third annual Operation One Voice Fallen Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Bob Obernier, robert.obernier@talgov.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 7:45am ET Duathlon / 8:00am ET Sprint Triathlon. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
16 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
20 AUGUST 2011
  • Downtown MusicFest 5K. 7:30am. Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Avenue Dothan, Alabama 36303-4802. Michelle Wilkinson 334-677-1104
27 AUGUST 2011
  • Grape Harvest Festival Vineyard 5K. FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. 2010 story. Bobby Phills, bobby.phills@famu.edu or 850-599-3996 or 850-528-4616 (C).
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2010 story. Mike Sims 850-514-3424 or Tom Perkins 850-894-2019.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Second annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K, 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Online registration at GeorgiaRunner.com. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
30 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Midnight Chase 5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Run. 12:00am CT. Panama City, FL. Registration on active.com. Nancy Dingus 850-763-6891 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018
5 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 4th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon II. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
24 SEPTEMBER 2011
1 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Third annual Jog For Jake 5K. 6:30pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
8 OCTOBER 2011
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
15 OCTOBER 2011
  • 5th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET one mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91, Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • White Sand Triathlon II (600m swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run). 7:30am CT. Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
22 OCTOBER 2011
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
23 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
29 OCTOBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 7:30am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Ironman Florida (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
19 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 17th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
24 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
26 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
3 DECEMBER 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30om ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 DECEMBER 2011
  • 31st annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
17 DECEMBER 2011
28 JANUARY 2012
  • The 30th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 38th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
3 MARCH 2012
  • 6th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2011 story. Event web site. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2011 story. Event web page. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
31 MARCH 2012
  • 37th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
14 APRIL 2012
  • 38th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tracking down the area's 10K road races

Back in the second half of the 1970s when running was really getting a grip in this area, the staple of road racing was the ten-kilometer event. Every village and hamlet was hosting a road race, and most of them were 10K. Some are still around, like Thomasville's Rose City Run 10K, but many are gone. Whigham's Rattlesnake Round-Up 10K, Climax's Swine Time 10K, and Cavalry's Mule Day 10K have all disappeared. For sheer irony my favorite was the Pelham Gold Leaf Tobacco 10K, but it has faded off into history with the rest of them.


There are probably more road races than ever, but most of them are 5K events. For a variety of reasons, 5K races are easier to produce than longer runs. They're also the lowest common denominator of road racing; the director has a better chance at drawing a large crowd by putting on a race that most runners have the training to tackle. Of course, you probably aren't going to travel to a 5K, because there are probably three of them in your own home town on the same day.


Prompted by Michael Kennett's queries about 10K races in the area, I decided to do a census of the ten-kilometer events in the Trouble Afoot! region (i.e., 100 miles or less from Tallahassee). It turns out that there are still quite a few left, some of them very fine races. There are longer races out there, too, but they were never very numerous--there are probably just as many half-marathons in the region as there ever were, if not more. But just as vast herds of buffalo once darkened the plains, ten-kilometer road races once dominated the racing schedule. Just as you might go to a national park or a petting zoo to see the last of the bison, I thought it was worth while to track down the remaining 10K races. I've tried to be thorough, but I may have missed a few. If I've left your favorite off the list, please let me know.



Adel, Georgia
  • Buzzard Day Road-Kill Run 10K
    Most recently run 26 February 2011
    Uncertified course, trail run
Albany, Georgia
  • Jingle Bell 10K
    Most recently run 4 December 2010 (story)
    2010 champions: Adam Ross (35:41), Karen Hamby (45:23)
    194 finishers
    USATF certified (GA09042WC)
Apalachicola, Florida
  • Running For The Bay 10K
    Most recently run 1st annual, 23 October 2010
    2010 champions: Joel Pieper (46:03), Anna McCalley (54:09)
    88 finishers
    USATF certified (FL10072EBM)
Bainbridge, Georgia
  • Kiwanis River Run 10K
    Most recently run 7th annual, 8 January 2011 (story)
    2011 champions: Richard Jennings (33:55), Jessica Monk (49:15)
    32 finishers
    USATF certified (GA05001WC)

  • Veteran's Day Classic 10K
    Most recently run 13 November 2010 (story)
    2010 champions: Pauncho Hufstettler (37:09), Brook Pace (46:44)
    78 finishers
    USATF certified (GA98012WC)
Cairo, Georgia
  • Missionette Extraordinary Run 10K
    Most recently run 4th annual, 15 May 2010 (story)
    2010 champions: Chris Holt (46:40), Angelina Horne (43:17)
    19 finishers
    USATF certified (GA09001WC)
Dothan, Alabama
  • Fit to Fight 10K
    Most recently run 8 May 2010
    2010 champions: Brad Jones (38:35), Vicki Graf (47:41)
    61 finishers
    Uncertified course

  • Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K
    Most recently run 11 September 2010
    2010 champions: Joe Ferguson (44:23), Reyna Johnson (52:20)
    86 finishers
    Uncertified course
Hartford, Alabama
  • Winston Howell 10K
    Most recently run 33rd annual, 12 March 2011 (story)
    2011 champions: Matt Dobson (35:01), Melissa Unrath (44:44)
    50 finishers
    USATF certified (AL96005JD)
Moultrie, Georgia
  • Moultrie Technical College Classic 10K
    Most recently run 2nd annual, 1 May 2010
    2010 champions: Michael Strickland (39:36), Laura Lofton (49:59)
    40 finishers?
    Uncertified course

  • Race of the South 10K
    Most recently run 24 September 2010 (story)
    2010 champions: Ben Hoover (41:29), Dawn Montooth (50:07)
    32 finishers
    Uncertified course
Panama City, Florida
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K
    Most recently run 2nd annual, 15 January 2011 (story)
    2011 champions: Nathan Spradley (37:26), Michaela Ashley (43:58)
    33 finishers
    Uncertified course
Tallahassee, Florida
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K
    Most recently run 5th annual, 6 March 2010 (story) (Not run in 2011; returning in 2012)
    2010 champions: Vince Molosky (34:51), Sheryl Rosen (39:03)
    136 finishers
    USATF certified (FL09035EBM)

  • Springtime 10K
    Most recently run 36th annual, 2 April 2011 (story)
    2011 champions: Chris Lake (32:34), Pasca Cheruiyot (34:52)
    934 finishers
    USATF certified (FL11044EBM)

  • Tails & Trails 10K
    Most recently run 1 May 2010 (story)
    2010 champions: Vince Molosky (35:44), Micah Adriani (42:38)
    315 finishers
    Uncertified course (trail run)

  • Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K
    Most recently run 25 November 2010 (story)
    2010 champions: Josh Brown (35:23), Karen Harvey (36:47)
    587 finishers
    USATF certified (FL10110EBM)
Thomasville, Georgia
  • Rose City Run 10K
    Most recently run 34th annual, 23 April 2011 (story)
    2011 champions: Chris Lake(32:46), Donna Garcia (38:58)
    ??? finishers
    USATF certified (GA92011WN)
Valdosta, Georgia
  • 'Dosta Dash 10K
    Most recently run 7th annual, 26 March 2011 (story)
    2011 champions: Scot Gardner (36:15), Alice Smoot (44:15)
    97 finishers
    Uncertified course

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lake and Garcia go for two at Rose City

It was a day for repeat winners at the 34th annual Rose City Run in Thomasville, Georgia on 23 April 2011. 2010 champion Chris Lake successfully defended his title, finishing four minutes ahead of his competition in 32:46. Meanwhile, 2008 women's champion Donna Garcia returned to Thomasville to run 38:58 for her second win in southwest Georgia's oldest road race.


The morning started with Thomasville shrouded in fog. But any protection from the sun offered by the clouds had disappeared by 8:00 am and race time, promising a hot time during the middle miles on treeless Pinetree Boulevard. Soon after the start Chris Lake was leading. He passed the first mile of the 6.2-mile race in 5:08, by which time the rest of the field was barely visible in the distance behind him. Lake only got farther ahead as the race progressed, crossing the finish line over four minutes before Pauncho Hufstetler of Bainbridge, Georgia, who finished runner-up in 36:59. The win was not only Lake's third straight race title in the month of April, but also his third straight title defense--in going "three-for-April," Lake had also successfully defended titles at the Springtime 10K and the Palace Saloon 5K. The Rose City Run's top master spot went to Kevin Sweeny, who placed fifth overall in 38:53.


Lake ended his race over a kilometer ahead of the runner-up, but the women's race was considerably closer. Marietta's Donna Garcia, a US Olympic trials qualifier as recently as 2000, edged out Tallahassee's Sheryl Rosen for the title, 38:58 to 39:06. Rosen duplicated exactly her 2010 Rose City performance--second place, 39:06. Garcia, the Georgia state record-holder for her age group in the 10K, was also the top woman master in the race. At 42:15 Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson was the third woman finisher and the second woman master.


Top Ten Men, 34th annual Rose City Run 10K
  1. Chris Lake, 32:46
  2. Pauncho Hufstetler, 36:59
  3. Marc Kaiser, 37:59
  4. Peter Kaus, 38:35
  5. Kevin Sweeny, 38:53
  6. Bing Xu, 38:54
  7. Rocky Hufstetler, 39:03
  8. Kyle Harris, 39:28
  9. Stephen Robbins, 39:35
  10. Chase Harris, 39:40

Top Ten Women, 34th annual Rose City Run 10K
  1. Donna Garcia, 38:58
  2. Sheryl Rosen, 39:06
  3. Mary Anne Bullard-Grayson, 42:15
  4. Beth Sutkowy, 43:00
  5. Taylor Benton, 44:26
  6. Ashley Kiefer, 45:14
  7. Brandi Faircloth, 45:29
  8. Paula O’Neill, 45:55
  9. Lori Richardson, 46:10
  10. Cora Atkinson, 47:33

Rose City Run 10K Champions, 1978 - 2011
1978 Gary Slayton (31:25) Janice Hochstein (36:45)
1979 Mike Rasper (31:47) Janice Hochstein (37:49)
1980 George West (31:18) Colleen Joiner (38:14)
1981 Mabry McCray (30:21) Nicole Batchelder (40:26)
1982 Ernie McKee (30:33) Nicole Batchelder (38:31)
1983 Noel Shuman (30:47) Darien Andreu (34:57)
1984 Gary Slayton (33:05) Barbara Balzer (37:51)
1985 Rick Miller (32:36) Barbara Balzer (37:41)
1986 Rick Miller (32:05) Janice Hochstein (37:35)
1987 Herb Wills (29:57) Karen MacHarg (37:39)
1988 Jessie Close (31:55) Karen MacHarg (37:59)
1989 Jessie Close (31:39) Karen MacHarg (36:49)
1990 Jessie Close (31:56) Karen MacHarg (37:04)
1991 Jessie Close (31:15) Vikki Saga (38:33)
1992 Trent Smith (33:04) Vikki Saga (37:48)
1993 Gary Droze (31:28) Vikki Saga (38:24)
1994 Robin Rogers (30:19) Lisa Herman (37:37)
1995 Jessie Close (31:52) Suzanne Rigg (35:37)
1996 Jessie Close (32:18) Carrie Weyant (39:37)
1997 Brian Erb (32:29) Sarah Docter-Williams (36:40)
1998 Alan Black (31:58) Sarah Docter-Williams (36:07)
1999 Alan Black (32:21) Sarah Docter-Williams (37:14)
2000 Sean Daniels (34:15) Anna Pichrtova (35:20)
2001 Paul Spangler (32:05) Sarah Docter-Williams (36:22)
2002 Alan Black (30:53) Jane Johnson (39:35)
2003 Matt Kalinski (31:58) Julie Carico (41:53)
2004 Jessie Close (33:44) Kate Remillard (39:52)
2005 Jessie Close (33:44) Sarah Docter-Williams (37:08)
2006 Jessie Close (34:32) Barbara Jarnagin (38:38)
2007 Alan Black (31:21) Sheryl Rosen (39:02)
2008 Malcolm Campbell (33:10) Donna Garcia (37:40)
2009 Nathaniel Haskins (32:34)Mary Anne Grayson (41:38)
2010 Chris Lake (32:51) Amy Hines (37:42)
2011 Chris Lake (32:46) Donna Garcia (38:58)


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Friday, April 22, 2011

Richardson, Palumbo twilight winners at IMPACT 5K

In a Friday evening race, Jeremy Richardson took off ahead of nearly a hundred other runners and was never challenged for the lead en route to a 18:23 win at the IMPACT 5K. Jeff Armstrong, the runner up, was over a minute behind Richardson at 19:25, and third-place Nathan Adams another minute-and-a-half back at 20:56. Bill McGuire turned in a 21:27 to finish as the first master runner, placing fourth overall. In the women's competition, Hillary Palumbo was as dominating as Richardson had been among the men. Palumbo, a Florida State University School track coach, ran 22:53 to take the top women's spot and placing ninth overall. The next woman in after Palumbo was Alexandria Smith (13th, 23:45). Lynn Panton was the fastest woman master and the sixth woman to cross the finish line, placing 19th overall in 24:55.


The inaugural IMPACT 5K was hosted by the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Foundation as a benefit for their Concussion Management Programs. The race was held on the Tallahassee Community College campus on the same course as the annual Run For The Cookies 5K (USATF FL08011EBM). The 6:30 pm 5K was preceded by a 6:00 pm one-mile fun run.


Top Ten Men, IMPACT 5K
  1. Jeremy Richardson (M, 21) 18:23
  2. Jeff Armstrong (M, 35) 19:25
  3. Nathan Adams (M, 27) 20:56
  4. Bill McGuire (M, 63) 21:27
  5. Chase Murray (M, 19) 22:15
  6. Nicholas Papagikos (M, 21) 22:33
  7. Joshua Orndorff (M, 29) 22:37
  8. Gary Johnston (M, 36) 22:41
  9. Robert Whitehurst (M, 23) 23:26
  10. Anthony Monaro (M, 20) 23:36

Top Ten Women, IMPACT 5K
  1. Hillary Palumbo (F, 26) 22:53
  2. Alexandria Smith (F, 21) 23:45
  3. Azalee Hunt (F, 22) 23:55
  4. Katie Howard (F, 20) 23:59
  5. M. Amelia Bryant (F, 22) 24:06
  6. Lynn Panton (F, 48) 24:55
  7. Kate Goff (F, 19) 24:57
  8. Alexis Sowell (F, 20) 26:32
  9. Megan Oster (F, 19) 27:01
  10. Elizabeth Riley (F, 17) 27:09

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lake grabs his second Palace win, Zeiler her first

Chris Lake powered up the Jackson Bluff Road hill, shedding his pursuers and going on to win his second straight title at Tallahassee's 37th annual Palace Saloon 5K on Saturday morning, 16 April 2011. Lake covered the course in 15:48, becoming the first to win back-to-back men's titles in the race since Gary Droze in 1996 and 1997. While Lake was racing to victory, former Southeast Missouri Redhawk distance runner Lindsay Zeiler was putting together a strong last mile to win the Palace Saloon 5K women's championship in 18:24.


The race started from Tallahassee Community College, marking the first time since 1975 that the Palace Saloon 5K didn't start from Messer Park. Early in the morning it looked like the race might not start at all, as powerful electrical storms accompanied by a tornado watch swept through Tallahassee. But the rain had stopped by 7:00 am, and much of the cloud cover had drifted away by 7:30. When the starting siren sounded after 8:00, the storms were just a bad memory.


Lake led early, closely followed up Appleyard Drive by Marc Akbar, Tripp Southerland, and Ryan Sloan. Sloan had fallen off the pace by the end of the third kilometer, but Akbar and Southerland were still in striking range of Lake. But the end of the fourth kilometer is marked by a long climb on Jackson Bluff Road, and Lake was too strong on the uphill for Akbar and Southerland. From the crest of the hill you can see the Palace Saloon and the finish line, and Lake cruised downhill to victory in 15:48. Akbar beat out Southerland for the runner-up spot, 15:57 to 16:03, while Nate Kaiser (16:18) overtook Ryan Sloan (16:22) for fourth.

Lauren Poulos set the early pace for the women, but two-time Palace champ Lisa Johnson was never far behind--and neither was Lindsay Zeiler. Johnson soon took over the lead, and then Zeiler passed Poulos during the third kilometer to move into second. As with the men's race, Jackson Bluff Road and its hill was where the women's race turned. Zeiler went by Johnson and built up a commanding lead, arriving at the Palace Saloon at 18:24 to take the women's title. Johnson stumbled across the line runner-up in 18:43. Poulos was third, holding off Sheryl Rosen 19:01 to 19:05.


Michael Martinez (17th, 17:51) defeated Tony Guillen (23rd, 18:04) to take the master runner title. The fastest woman master of the morning was Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson (62nd, 20:17); it was Grayson's third straight master win at the Palace Saloon 5K. After Grayson the next woman master runner was Julie Clark (93rd, 21:38). Grayson and Clark were respectively the ninth and eleventh women to finish the race.


Many of the entries didn't show up Saturday morning, perhaps because of the weather. Still, 1064 runners finished the 2011 Palace Saloon 5K, the third straight year that over 1000 completed the race. Only in 2010 did more runners cross the finish line at the Palace. It was also the largest race in Tallahassee so far in 2011, exceeding both the Springtime 10K (934) and the Springtime 5K (731).


Top Ten Men, 37th annual Palace Saloon 5K
  1. 15:48, Chris Lake (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 15:57, Marc Akbar (M, 19) Palm Coast, FL
  3. 16:03, Tripp Southerland (M, 26) Jacksonville Beach, FL
  4. 16:18, Nate Kaiser (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 16:22, Ryan Sloan (M, 23) Jacksonville, FL
  6. 16:25, David Thomas (M, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 16:31, Nathan Holden (M, 25) Jacksonville, FL
  8. 16:32, Charlie Johnson (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 16:35, Stephen Cox (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 16:44, Jacob Slupecki (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 37th annual Palace Saloon 5K
  1. 18:24, Lindsay Zeiler (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:43, Lisa Johnson (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:01, Lauren Poulos (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:05, Sheryl Rosen (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 19:38, Kirsten Hagen (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:40, Kailand Cosgrove(F, 20) Tarpon Springs, FL
  7. 19:57, Kelly Stevens (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 20:08, Micah Adriani (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 20:17, Mary Anne Grayson (F, 45) Thomasville, GA
  10. 21:31, Cara Lavier (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL

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20 April 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 20 April 2011. 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 area in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.

Map

22 APRIL 2011
  • IMPACT 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00pm ET one mile / 6:30pm ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Davy Young, Davy.Young@tlhoc.com or 850-556-4141 / April Jacobson, april.jacobson@tlhoc.com or 850-219-1932 x 3386
23 APRIL 2011
  • Rose34th 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, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • Cubs Run 5K Race For Kids. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one-mile fun run.
    Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Entry form and flyer.
  • Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
  • Junior Service League of Panama City 5K Rabbit Race and ½-mile Bunny Hop. 8:00am CT. Panama City Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
30 APRIL 2011
  • Tenth annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 26th annual Bay County Race Judicata. 8:00am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Dewar Elementary School "Catch Me If You Can" 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 9:00am ET one mile. Dewar Elementary School, 3539 Mt. Zion Church Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Entry form and flyer. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Trot For Tots 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Morningside Baptist Church, 1303 Vada Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. Entry form and flyer. Jennifer Brock, 229-246-4880.
  • 26th annual Race Judicata 5K and ½-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 5K / ½ mile follows. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Milltown Motorcade 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. lanierfamcom@windstream.net or 229-482-3476.
1 MAY 2011
  • 4th annual A. R. Inspirational 5K. 3:00pm ET. Bainbridge Middle School, 1301 E. College Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara, momara@dcboe.com
6 MAY 2011
  • 24th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229‐336‐5255.
7 MAY 2011
  • Eighth annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • Third annual Moultrie Technical College Classic 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 5K and 10K / 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie Technical College, 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788. Event page on facebook. Entry form and flyer. Darbie Avera, davera@moultrietech.edu or 229-891-7000.
  • Viking Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Westside Elementary School 2470 James Road Valdosta, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 29th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
13 MAY 2011
  • Hand in Hand Relay For Life 5K. 6:15pm ET. Bainbridge Middle School track, 1301 East College Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. kabs_harrison@yahoo.com or awh0925@gmail.com
14 MAY 2011
  • Second annual Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • 5th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Event web page. Chief Shan Ash, snash@dothan.org or 334-615-4501.
  • Dirtbags 5K. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Diana Stocker, stkdirtbags@hotmail.com or 850-249-9785.
21 MAY 2011
  • Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. Jim Lamar, jhlamar@tallahassee.comLink
  • Pride Stride 5K. 8:00am ET. Leon High School, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Angie Strickland, 850-443-1000.
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 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. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • The Good Race 5K. 5:00pm CT. Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. Entry form and flyer. Larry Cobb 850-573-0598 or Cassie Willis 850-718-7840.
22 MAY 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #1. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
28 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
30 MAY 2011
  • Valdosta Memorial Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 5th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:53 am ET. Crisp County Recreation Department, 1205 North 5th St. Extension, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, ranreb@planttel.net or bennywade@hughes.net or 229-273-2981.
4 JUNE 2011
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
  • Adelily 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Goody's, North Hutchinson Avenue (US 41), Adel, Georgia. 2010 story. Kemp Greene 229-896-3724.
7 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
11 JUNE 2011
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550.
  • Tomato Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Slocomb Recreational Park, 375 East Cox Street, Slocomb, Alabama 36375. Norma Neal, 334-798-1068.
14 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
18 JUNE 2011
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley ( jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158) or Katrina Walton ( kwalton@centurylink.net or 850-510-9512).
19 JUNE 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #2. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
21 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
25 JUNE 2011
  • Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
28 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
5 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
9 JULY 2011
  • Roo Bear Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, Georgia 31015.
12 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
16 JULY 2011
  • Third annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. 2010 story. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
19 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 JULY 2011
  • 26th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
26 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
6 AUGUST 2011
  • Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
9 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
13 AUGUST 2011
  • Third annual Operation One Voice Fallen Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Bob Obernier, robert.obernier@talgov.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 7:45am ET Duathlon / 8:00am ET Sprint Triathlon. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
16 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
20 AUGUST 2011
  • Downtown MusicFest 5K. 7:30am. Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Avenue Dothan, Alabama 36303-4802. Michelle Wilkinson 334-677-1104
27 AUGUST 2011
  • Grape Harvest Festival Vineyard 5K. FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. 2010 story. Bobby Phills, bobby.phills@famu.edu or 850-599-3996 or 850-528-4616 (C).
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2010 story. Mike Sims 850-514-3424 or Tom Perkins 850-894-2019.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Second annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K, 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Online registration at GeorgiaRunner.com. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
30 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Midnight Chase 5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Run. 12:00am CT. Panama City, FL. Registration on active.com. Nancy Dingus 850-763-6891 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018
5 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 4th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon II. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
24 SEPTEMBER 2011
1 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Third annual Jog For Jake 5K. 6:30pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
8 OCTOBER 2011
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
15 OCTOBER 2011
  • 5th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET one mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91, Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • White Sand Triathlon II (600m swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run). 7:30am CT. Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
22 OCTOBER 2011
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
23 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
29 OCTOBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 7:30am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Ironman Florida (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
19 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 17th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
24 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
26 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
3 DECEMBER 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30om ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
10 DECEMBER 2011
  • 31st annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
17 DECEMBER 2011
28 JANUARY 2012
  • The 30th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 38th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
3 MARCH 2012
  • 6th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2011 story. Event web site. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2011 story. Event web page. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
31 MARCH 2012
  • 37th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
14 APRIL 2012
  • 38th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story.