Friday, June 23, 2017

Valdosta State University Blazers 2017 Cross-Country Schedule

Valdosta State University has released the Blazers' 2017 cross-country schedule.


Valdosta State has been racing on the trails for at least half a century. As Valdosta State College, the school became a charter member of the Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1958. When the GIAC held its first cross-country championship in 1961, Valdosta State was there. In 1965 the VSC team won the school's first conference title in cross-country. The program hit a high-water mark in 1978 when VSC's men's team placed third in the NCAA-D2 Cross-Country Championships. Since 2015 Blazer Head Coach Todd Smoot has led the program.


Most of the Blazers' 2017 campaign is on the road. However, the season opener is at home on 1 September 2017, and another meet--the FSU Invitational on 6 October 2017--is just down the road in Tallahassee.


Here's the slate of races that 2017 has in store for the Blazers.


Valdosta State University Blazers
Women's Cross-Country Schedule
2017 - 2018 Season
DateMeetLocation
1 September 2017VSU Border Clash 5KValdosta, GA
16 September 2017Montevallo Falcon Invitational 6KMontevallo, AL
29 September 2017SCAD-Atlanta Invitational 5KNewnan, GA
6 October 2017FSU Cross Country Invitational 5KTallahassee, FL (ARPXC)
21 October 2017Gulf South Conference Championship 5KDanville, AL
4 November 2017NCAA-D2 South Regional 6KLakeland, FL
18 November 2017NCAA-D2 National Championships 6KEvansville, IN



Valdosta State University Blazers
Men's Cross-Country Schedule
2017 - 2018 Season
DateMeetLocation
1 September 2017VSU Border Clash 6KValdosta, GA
16 September 2017Montevallo Falcon Invitational 8KMontevallo, AL
29 September 2017SCAD-Atlanta Invitational 8KNewnan, GA
6 October 2017FSU Cross Country Invitational 8KTallahassee, FL (ARPXC)
21 October 2017Gulf South Conference Championship 8KDanville, AL
4 November 2017NCAA-D2 South Regional 10KLakeland, FL
18 November 2017NCAA-D2 National Championships 10KEvansville, IN


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#2013

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fowler and Wardley lead at the Superhero 5K

During a year in South Carolina I learned that the Lowcountry of that state is very much like the Panhandle of Florida. So I imagine that USAF Sergeant Cubby Fowler, a Lowcountry native, felt right at home in Lynn Haven, Florida on Saturday morning, 17 June 2017. Fowler certainly felt comfortable enough to win the Emerald Coast Junior Women's Club's Superhero 5K by 600 meters, running 20:02. At 22:47 Jamie Wardley was the top woman and overall runner-up.


Joel Jason was second in the men's standings and third overall in 23:01. Warren Clifton was the first master runner in the race and the third male finisher, fourth overall in 23:10. Master runner Scott Bennette was the fourth man and fifth overall in 23:19.


Kim Allan was the first woman master and second female finisher, placing tenth overall in 25:24. Master runner Eve Phillips was third in the women's standings and thirteenth overall in 26:39.


103 athletes finished the Emerald Coast Junior Women's Club 2017 Superhero 5K.


Top Ten Men, Emerald Coast Junior Women's Club 2017 Superhero 5K
  1. 20:02, Cubby Fowler (M, Overall)
  2. 23:01, Joel Jason (M, 30 to 34)
  3. 23:10, Warren Clifton (M, 40 to 44)
  4. 23:19, Scott Bennette (M, 45 to 49)
  5. 23:33, Jason McHann (M, 30 to 34)
  6. 24:04, Aaron Scrimager (M, 40 to 44)
  7. 24:15, Daniel Burke (M, 50 to 54)
  8. 25:22, Jerome Borromeo (M, 25 to 29)
  9. 26:08, Joe Grammer (M, 60 to 64)
  10. 26:37, Chris Westlake (M, 40 to 44)

Top Ten Women, Emerald Coast Junior Women's Club 2017 Superhero 5K
  1. 22:47, Jamie Wardley (F, Overall)
  2. 25:24, Kim Allan (F, 45 to 49)
  3. 26:39, Eve Phillips (F, 50 to 54)
  4. 27:05, Amilia Almosara (F, 35 to 39)
  5. 27:41, Kate Archer (F, 25 to 29)
  6. 27:47, Tracey Powell (F, 30 to 34)
  7. 29:06, Patti Reinhardt (F, 50 to 54)
  8. 29:16, Kathy Cox-Duncan (F, 40 to 44)
  9. 29:32, Lisa Kern (F, 45 to 49)
  10. 29:53, Rebecca DeBell (F, 50 to 54)


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#2012

Rodgers and Dove rule the roads in the world's Watermelon Capital

2017 Watermelon Road Race logoCordele, Georgia is the watermelon capital of the world.


Just about anyone from Cordele will tell you that. Who is to say they are wrong? Or right? Other cities may claim the title as well, but there isn't a United Nations commission to decide these things. In support of Cordele's right to watermelon capital status, watermelons are actually grown in the area (although most people drive by too quickly on Interstate 75 to see any of the melons). Cordele is also the home of Watermelon Capital Speedway, and the city celebrated its 68th annual Watermelon Festival in 2017. Cordele is also the home of the Watermelon Road Race.


The race has been contested at a variety of distances over the years, but on Saturday morning, 17 June 2017, the race was at five kilometer. Cordele's own William Rodgers won that 5K by over a minute, running 19:06. Juan Garcia of Cordele took second in 20:09. Cordele's Jerard Castro edged Aultman Hurt for third, 20:37 to 20:40.


Kimberly Dove of Byrom, Georgia took the women's title, placing sixth overall in 21:39. Hazlehurst, Georgia athlete Marie Ann Escobar, a rising senior on the cross-country team at Jeff Davis High School, was second in the women's standings and eighth overall in 22:00. Vienna, Georgia's Caitlin Mixon, the 2016 Watermelon Race women's champion, was the third woman and ninth overall in 22:09.


Harold Benton of Leesburg, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the race and the eighth male finisher, coming in eleventh overall in 22:36. Karen Stewart of Dawson, Georgia was the top woman master and sixth female finisher, 15th overall in 26:00.


89 athletes finished Cordele's 2017 Watermelon Road Race.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Cordele Watermelon 5K
  1. 19:05.90, William Rodgers (M, 29) Cordele, GA
  2. 20:08.64, Juan Garcia (M, 33) Cordele, GA
  3. 20:36.61, Jerard Castro (M, 19) Cordele, GA
  4. 20:39.29, Aultman Hurt (M, 17) Cordele, GA
  5. 21:06.61, Bucky Thompson (M, 34) Byromville, GA
  6. 21:57.82, Robert Bishop (M, 17) Pitts, GA
  7. 22:35.30, Cameron Clark (M, 27) Rochelle, GA
  8. 22:35.93, Harold Benton (M, 60) Leesburg, GA
  9. 23:47:95, Julian Strickland (M, 52) Leesburg, GA
  10. 26:08.37, Isaac Rhodes (M, 15) Pitts, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Cordele Watermelon 5K
  1. 21:38.61, Kimberly Dove (F, 29) Byron, GA
  2. 21:59.92, Marie Escobar (F, 17) Hazlehurst, GA
  3. 22:08.78, Caitlin Mixon (F, 27) Vienna, GA
  4. 23:24.92, Ame Gibbs (F, 39) Cordele, GA
  5. 25:44.41, Brooke Marshall (F, 33) Cordele, GA
  6. 25:59.51, Karen Stewart (F, 52) Dawson, GA
  7. 26:19.89, Jessica Childers (F, 31) Leslie, GA
  8. 26:23.46, Diane Heath (F, 47) Leesburg, GA
  9. 27:07.46, Sofia Gevara (F, 32) Cordele, GA
  10. 27:27.99, Georgia York (F, 43) Cordele, GA

Cordele Watermelon 5K
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
14 June 200810K33:46, David Marley51:34, Elizabeth Lambert45
5K20:37, Patrick Calcutt22:25, Neeli Fortson70
13 June 200912K43:34, Austin McDonald60:35, Cheryl Vail63
5K17:47, Nathan Norton24:35, Katherine McGarr84
12 June 201012K54:24, Bret Campbell62:39, Emily Parker59
5K19:00, Nathan Norton22:12, Molly Smith95
10 June 201110.5K45:54, Sean McConnell51:16, Leah Ellis25
5K18:47, Masked Avenger24:50, Heidi Taylor64
9 June 201210.2K
5K
8 June 20135K18:54, Robert Bledsoe21:18, Katherine McGarr103
7 June 20145K18:45, Hunter Kimball24:41, Lauren Pollock78
27 June 20155K21:21, Robert McCoy25:49, Charlene Pennymon67
18 June 20165K19:44, Robert McCoy24:02, Caitlin Mixon59
17 June 20175K19:06, William Rodgers21:39, Kimberly Dove89


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#2011

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Johnson and Sherron each collect a second Melon Run title

If there was ever a good year for repeat winners at Monticello, Florida's annual 5K Melon Run, it was 2017. At the 39th running of the event on Saturday morning, 17 June 2017, 2009 winner Charlie Johnson was the overall winner in 16:55. 2016's top master runner, Geb Kiros, successfully defended his title, placing third overall in 18:08. 2011 women's champ, Katie Sherron, won her second Melon Run women's title, finishing ninth overall in 19:13. And Andrea Duffy, the top woman master in 2016, repeated that feat in 2017, finishing 48th overall and seventh in the women's standings with a 22:54.

2017 Monticello Kiwanis Melon Run 5K
Overall winners of the 2017 Monticello Kiwanis Melon Run 5K

As it has so many times before, the race started at 8:15 AM on Washington Street with the Jefferson County Courthouse looming behind the runners. Tallahassee runner Chris O'Kelley set the early pace.


"Chris was leading for the first mile or so," recalled Charlie Johnson. "At around one-and-a-half miles I closed in on him and made the pass."


That left the second half of the race for Johnson to open a gap of nearly a minute on O'Kelley. Behind Johnson's winning 16:55, O'Kelley was second in 17:51 and Geb Kiros third in 18:08.


In the women's field, Katie Sherron wasn't the only past champion in the race. Sheryl Rosen, winner of the Melon Run women's title in 2013, was also on the starting line that morning.


"I ran with Sheryl for the first mile," said Sherron. "We didn't see any other ladies around us. Then I saw Zach and Barrett sneaking up on me so I started to pick up the pace and negative split the next two miles."


Zach is Sherron's husband, who was pushing their infant son, Barrett, in a stroller during the race.


""Nobody wants to get 'strollered' by their own baby!" declared Sherron.


Running away from Rosen (as well as from Zach and Barrett), Rosen was the first woman across the finish line, posting a time of 19:13--significantly faster the 19:28 she logged in her 2011 win. Kat Sack overtook Rosen to finish second in the women's standings and seventeenth overall in 19:52. Rosen was the third woman and 21st overall in 20:11.


(Zach DeVeau, pushing baby Barrett, was eighteenth overall in 19:55.)


It was a typically warm and humid June morning on race day in Monticello. As always, the course was challenging.


"I was really happy with my time and execution since it was so hot and those last two hills are no joke," assessed Sherron.


"That last uphill was brutal," agreed Johnson. "But it was all worth it once we got the endless supply of watermelon post race."


Sometimes the prize is commensurate with the price.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Melon Run 5K
  1. 16:55, Charlie Johnson (M, 37)
  2. 17:51, Chris O'Kelley (M, 24)
  3. 18:08, Geb Kiros (M, 50)
  4. 18:19, Ryan Truchelut (M, 31)
  5. 18:29, Jim Halley (M, 37)
  6. 18:39, Michael Rhodes (M, 48)
  7. 18:45, Mickey Moore (M, 47)
  8. 18:59, Charles Biberg (M, 24)
  9. 19:19, Eric Godin (M, 33)
  10. 19:23, Peter Kaus (M, 33)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Melon Run 5K
  1. 19:13, Katie Sherron (F, 35)
  2. 19:52, Kat Sack (F, 25)
  3. 20:11, Sheryl Rosen (F, 33)
  4. 21:33, Jillian Heddaeus (F, 34)
  5. 21:55, Alyssa Terry (F, 23)
  6. 21:57, Laura McDerrmott (F, 37)
  7. 22:54, Andrea Duffy (F, 41)
  8. 23:18, Brittney Barnes (F, 29)
  9. 23:32, Tsige Tadesse (F, 44)
  10. 23:38, Angela Dempsey (F, 48)

Known winners of the Monticello Melon Run 5K, 1979 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
23 June 197915:39, Gary Slayton20:36, Carolyn Crochet
28 June 198015:28, Gary Slayton19:49, Debbie Dickson
1981

19 June 198215:10, Andy Whitener17:38, Laura Ledbetter
18 June 1983
23 June 198415:37, Gary Slayton19:45, Cindy Walker
22 June 198516:09, Felton Wright19:12, Barbara Balzer
21 June 198615:55, Bill Crooks18:32, Karen MacHarg
20 June 198716:14, Bill Crooks19:33, Peggy Johnson257
25 June 198815:47, Bill Crooks18:18, Karen MacHarg324
24 June 198915:02, Jeff Pigg19:05, Vikki Saga
23 June 199015:20, Jessie Close18:06, Karen MacHarg
22 June 199115:23, Phillip Rowan19:34, Vikki Saga
20 June 199215:10, Jessie Close18:35, Lynda Nilges386
26 June 199316:07, Bill Crooks19:37, Sue Kany
29 June 199416:13, Gary Droze18:49, Sarah Heeb
24 June 199514:57, John Charlton19:54, Sissi Carroll
22 June 1996

28 June 1997

27 June 199816:33, Tommy Kunish17:51, Sarah Docter-Williams
26 June 199916:23, Tommy Kunish21:05, Peggy Simpson193
17 June 200017:08, Tim Simpkins18:32, Kim Winn141
16 June 200116:29, Ryan Deak17:54, Sarah Docter-Williams238
22 June 200217:54, Doug Gorton21:41, Laura Atlee139
21 June 2003

19 June 200417:18, Tim Unger20:30, Kate Remillard121
18 June 200518:31, Jack McDermott18:07, Sarah Docter-Williams123
17 June 200617:36, Nathan Haskins22:35, Loranne Ausley170
16 June 200716:28, Nathan Haskins18:50, Sarah Docter-Williams261
21 June 200816:08, Nathan Haskins20:16, Deb Jones194
20 June 200916:54, Charlie Johnson23:49, Sandy Holt267
19 June 201018:07, Gabriel Leitz19:59, Micah Adriani283
18 June 201116:38, Sammy Palmer19:28, Katie Showman258
16 June 201216:28, Stephen Cox18:59, Seeley Gutierrez379
15 June 201316:42, Stanley Linton18:49, Sheryl Rosen284
21 June 201416:17, Chris Lake19:08, Seeley Gutierrez244
20 June 201518:03, Roger Schmidt20:49, Teresa Ristow232
18 June 201615:50, Stanley Linton19:44, Brittney Skiles212
17 June 201716:55, Charlie Johnson19:13, Katie Sherron326
Thank you to Pat Dugan for providing information about the 1987 race.


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#2010

Epstein and Howes earn props at the Props Father's Day 5K

2017 Props Brewery Father's Day 5KIt was Austin Epstein's day at the Father's Day 5K. On Saturday evening, 17 June 2017, Epstein won Props Brewery's first-year event by more than 70 meters, running 17:31 through the streets of Fort Walton Beach. Claudia Howes was the first woman in the race, placing eleventh overall in 21:51.


Epstein, the overall winner, had just graduated from Navarre High, where he was a 2016 District champion in cross country and a 2017 District champion in two events on the track, the 1600 and the 3200. Tim Kogge was second to Epstein in 17:47, and Steve Harris placed third overall in 18:18. Karl Denninger was the fastest master runner in the 5K, finishing fourteenth overall in 22:59.


Placing twentieth overall, Julie Houtman edged Paula Piazza for the runner-up spot in the women's standings, 23:55 to 23:58. Piazza was the first woman master in the race and 21st overall.


The inaugural Father's Day 5K was contested on a flat, out-and-back course starting and finishing at Props Brewery and Tap Room, 125 Lovejoy Road, in Fort Walton Beach. 180 athletes finished the race.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Props Brewery Father's Day 5K
  1. 17:31, Austin Epstein (M, 18)
  2. 17:47, Tim Kogge (M, 33)
  3. 18:18, Steve Harris (M, 37)
  4. 18:23, Nathan Isaacs (M, 23)
  5. 18:34, J T Perot (M, 17)
  6. 19:02, Thomas Achtien (M, 26)
  7. 19:12, Anthony D'Amato (M, 33)
  8. 20:29, Matt Rays (M, 30)
  9. 21:08, Kent Glover (M, 15)
  10. 21:34, Cliff Ennis (M, 36)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Props Brewery Father's Day 5K
  1. 21:51, Claudia Howes (F, 19)
  2. 23:55, Julie Houtman (F, 37)
  3. 23:58, Paula Piazza (F, 53)
  4. 26:46, Kathy Bryant (F, 30)
  5. 27:05, Nikki Perot (F, 42)
  6. 27:34, Tamara Burrton (F, 45)
  7. 27:34, Holly Black (F, 46)
  8. 27:44, Cheryl Hammer (F, 60)
  9. 27:49, Molly Pennela (F, 33)
  10. 27:56, Sarah Denninger (F, 20)

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#2009

21 June 2017 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 14 June 2017. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
Map
22 JUNE 2017 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
23 JUNE 2017 (Friday)
  • Run Against The Clock 5K Prediction Run. 7:00 PM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook.
24 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
  • 5th annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
  • 39th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • 4th annual Georgia Military College Valdosta 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Georgia Military College, 4201 North Forrest Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Lisa Wagner, lwagner@gmc.edu or 229-269-4827.
  • Flint River Ramble Four-Mile Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. First Tee Golf Course, 110 West Mercer Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Fort Rucker Triathlon (.25-mile swim, 10.6-mile cycle, 3.1-mile run). 7:00 AM CT. West Beach, Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
26 JUNE 2017 (Monday)
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #4. 6:30 PM ET. Rolling schedule: 1600 meter, 200m, 800m, 50m (youth 10 and under), 100m, 400m, 3200m, 4 x 400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Rails To Trails 5K. 7:30 PM ET. Manchester Road Park and Ride, Columbus, Georgia 31909. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Carolee Luther, caroleeluther@gmail.com or 706-593-2909.
29 JUNE 2017 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
1 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series #2, Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park (4-1/2 miles). 7:30 AM ET. Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Series web page. Series page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jim and Kristin Halley GulfWindsTrails@gmail.com.
  • Run For Freedom 5K. 8:00 AM ET. East Bank Park, Eufaula Street, Fort Gaines, Georgia 39851. fortfestivals@gmail.com or 229-254-0138.
  • 2nd annual Big Sky Bravery 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Broadway & 11th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901. Event website. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 32nd annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440 yard swim, 10-mile bicycle, 3-mile run adults). 7:00 AM CT men's wave / 7:03 AM CT women's wave. Blue Spring Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
4 JULY 2017 (Tuesday)
  • 35th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile Sparkler Run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL15071EBM. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
  • USA Flag9th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 39th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2016 story. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 18th annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Jay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
  • 3rd annual FCHS Spritzer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, Florida. 2015 story. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Kati Hathcock, khathcock@franklin.k12.fl.us or 850‐653‐6474.
  • 3rd annual Firecracker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2015 story. Road Race Consultants, LLC, 850-890-4775.
  • Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Under the Palms Park, 304 7th Street, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. Online registration at active.com. Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 888-723-2546.
  • Taylor County Habitat For Humanity Homerun 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Rosehead Park, 105 East Ellis Street, Perry, Florida 32348. Online registration at active.com.
  • Cooter Stew Four on the Fourth 4 x 1 Team Relay. 7:00 PM ET. Cooter Stew Cafe, 958 Port Leon Drive, Saint Marks, Florida 32355. Tom Perkins, tomperkinsfsu@gmail.com
6 JULY 2017 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
8 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
  • 4th annual Watermelon Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Georgia 31793. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Good Life City Runners Road Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albany State University West Campus (nee Darton State College), 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook.
  • Big Dog Heat Wave Five Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Big Dog Running Company, 1200 Broadway Street, Columbus, Georgia. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
13 JULY 2017 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
15 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series #3, Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park (5 miles). 7:30 AM ET. Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Series web page. Series page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jim and Kristin Halley GulfWindsTrails@gmail.com.
  • 9th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 33rd annual Bridge of Lions 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course FL10062EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jacob Smith, racesmith@hotmail.com or 386-747-3532.
20 JULY 2017 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
22 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
  • 8th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
  • 5th annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
  • HOPE for Heroes and Horses 5K. 7:00 AM CT. 792 Highway 20, Youngstown, Florida 32466. Event page on Facebook.
  • Take A Bite Of The Peach 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. River Front Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Online registration at active.com.
24 JULY 2017 (Monday)
  • Flat Rock Park 5K. 7:30 PM ET. Flat Rock Park, 6106 Warm Springs Road, Columbus, Georgia 31909. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Carolee Luther, caroleeluther@gmail.com or 706-593-2909.
29 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
  • Southern Discomfort 24 hour, 12 hour, and 6 hour. 8:00 AM ET. Chehaw Park, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia. Online registration at UltraSignup.com
5 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
  • 8th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 5K course map. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Mike Terhune, Michael.Terhune@talgov.com or 850-212-2494.
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series #4, Tom Brown Park (4-1/2 miles). 6:30 PM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Series web page. Series page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jim and Kristin Halley GulfWindsTrails@gmail.com.
  • 20th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:30 PM ET one mile / 7:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com or 850-509-2191.
  • 28th annual Run For Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:15 PM ET. Red Hill Athletic Center, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Stallion Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • 29th annual Bushwacker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Pensacola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10048EBM. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at SignMeUp.com.
  • 2nd annual Four Season Summer 4-Miler. 8:00 AM ET. Brooks County Courthouse, 100 East Screven Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce, 229-263-9085.
  • 2nd annual Back The Blue 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2016 story. Online registration at active.com.
12 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 20th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
  • Georgia Veterans Sprint Triathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele, Georgia 31015. 2011 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
19 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 8K course map. 5K course map. 3K course map. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Cross-Country-Is-Fun All-Comer Meet. 7:20 AM ET athletes 20 and older 5K / 8:00 AM 19 and under girls 5K / 8:30 AM ET 19 and under boys 5K. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. 2014 story. 2013 story. Todd Smoot, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Lakebottom Park 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Weracoba Park, Columbus, Georgia 31901. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Carolee Luther, caroleeluther@gmail.com or 706-593-2909.
  • 4th annual Cross Country 5K Challenge. 7:45 AM ET. Rembert Farms, 13126 NW 174th Avenue, Alachua, Florida 32615. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
26 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
  • Cougar Cross-Country Challenge Community 5K. 7:15 AM ET community 5K / 8:00 AM ET high school girls' 5K / 8:40 AM ET high school boys' 5K / 9:15 AM ET middle school girls' 3K / 9:40 AM ET middle school boys' 3K / 10:10 AM elementary school half mile. Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Chris Sumner, lfcsumner3@aol.com
  • 12th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • Big Dog Running Company Teen Challenge 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Iron Bank Coffee Company, 6 W 11th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 37th annual Midnight Express 5,000 Meter Road Race. 11:59 PM ET. Country's Barbecue, 3137 Mercury Drive, Columbus, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
2 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)

4 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Monday)
  • 2nd annual Bluebird Run For Brookie B 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:00 AM ET one mile. J.R. Alford Greenway, 2500 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. contact@bluebirdrun.com
  • 9th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 41st annual Macon Labor Day Road Race 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET 10K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. 4553 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course GA12100WC. USATF certified 5K course GA12099WC. Event web page. macontracks@macontracks.org
  • Big Dog Labor Day Classic 10K. 7:30 AM ET. Headquarter Nissan, 1725 Whittlesey Road, Columbus, Georgia 31904. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
9 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 36th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jill Huewitt, jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
  • 2nd annual South Georgia Ballet Tutus and Tennis Shoes 10K, 5K, and fun run. 8:00 AM ET fun run / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • B1 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, 112 Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2016 story.
  • Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Suzanne Inman Angell, sangell@swgrc.org
16 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
  • 4th annual Saint Jude Run To End Childhood Cancer 5K. 8:00 AM ET. 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2016 story. Event web page.
  • 15th 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. 2016 story 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Robin McCord, rmccord@moultrieymca.org or 229-985-1154.
  • 4th annual Faith at the Beach 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trail in Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
23 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 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.
  • 11th 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. Carol Goguen, cgoguen@graceba.net or 334-794-9029.
  • Run Through The Dark 10 Mile and 3 Mile. 7:30 PM ET. Chehaw Park, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at UltraSignup.com.
30 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 7th annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story.
  • 3rd annual Encounter 316 Five Mile, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:20 AM ET five mile and 5K. 200 North Pinetree Boulevard, Thomasville, Georgia 31972. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Michael Raybon, mraybon@balfourlumber.com
  • Bull Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Middlebrooks Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hispanic Heritage 10K and Two-Mile Fun Run. 7:30 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 2013 story. Event web page.
7 OCTOBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Columbus Day 60-Mile Relay. 4:00 AM ET. Big Dog Running Company, 1200 Broadway Street, Columbus, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
14 OCTOBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • Run With The Moose 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Quincy Moose Lodge, 1831 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. 2016 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course #FL16043TY.
  • 2nd annual Speed The Light 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Adel First Assembly of God, 601 Massee Post Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
15 OCTOBER 2017 (Sunday)
  • 30A Half Marathon and 5K. 7:00 AM CT half marathon / 7:25 AM CT 5K. Gulf Place, Spires Lane and Andrews Drive East, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. USATF certified half-marathon course FL16029TY. USATF certified 5K course FL16030TY. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
21 OCTOBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 11th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
22 OCTOBER 2017 (Sunday)
  • 8th 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.
28 OCTOBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 7th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • Pumpkin38th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • 14th annual St. John Road Race 5K, one mile, and Tot Trot. 8:00 AM ET (5K), 9:00 AM ET (one mile), 9:15 AM ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699. 2015 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site.
  • Fort Rucker Spooky 5K. 9:00 AM CT. West Beach, Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
  • Big Dog Howl 5K. 8:00 PM ET. Big Dog Running Company, 1200 Broadway Street, Columbus, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
4 NOVEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • Deerlake Run for Education 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deer Lake West, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL13081EBM. Event page on Facebook.
  • 7th 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. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. info@runforyourlungs.org or Shelia Knight 229-881-7046 or Shellie Gay 229-894-5884.
11 NOVEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • USA Flag7th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF certified 5K course #FL16053TY. Event page on Facebook. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 8:15 AM ET one mile. Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, 1818 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • 3rd annual Support Lowndes High School Cross Country 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Martha Mazurkiewicz, marthamazurkiewicz@lowndes.k12.ga.us
  • YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:15 AM ET 15K / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Albany Area YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707.
  • Fort Rucker Turkey Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
18 NOVEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 4th annual Habitat For Humanity 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Conservation Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2016 story. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL11064EBM.
  • 2nd annual Four Season Fall 4-Miler. 8:00 AM ET. Brooks County Courthouse, 100 East Screven Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce, 229-263-9085.
  • Barney's Run For Warriors Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:15 AM ET. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, 814 Radford Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31704. USATF-certified marathon course GA17036WC. USATF-certified half-marathon course GA17035WC. USATF-certified 10K course GA16049WC. USATF-certified 5K course GA16048WC. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
23 NOVEMBER 2017 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 4th annual Harvest Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leesburg Recreation Building, 110 Starksville Avenue, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Race web site.
  • 5th annual Mexico Beach Turkey Trot 5K. 8:30 AM CT. Mexico Beach Community Garden,
    7th Street between Georgia Avenue and Maryland Boulevard, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. 2015 story.
25 NOVEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • PigSwine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
  • 18th annual Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
2 DECEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd annual Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • Delta Nu Zeta's 3rd annual Reindeer Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 104 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM CT Marathon / 7:30 AM CT Half Marathon / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 850-235-1159
  • 30th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:15 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Monroe Street at Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
  • 5th annual Reindeer Run 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Wakulla Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Street, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Susan Jones, bluewatersusan@gmail.com or 850-566-7584.
  • 5th annual Frosty 5K and Merry Mile. 7:00 PM ET Mile / 7:30 PM ET 5K. Seminole State Park, 7878 State Park Drive, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845. 2015 story. Mandy Johnson, Ajohnson@swgafarmcredit.com or 229-254-6346.
  • 4th annual Fellowship Baptist Church Jingle Bell Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Fellowship Baptist Church, 126 Lincoln Avenue, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750. Jeanie Leigh Harper, fellowshipjinglebelljog2014@gmail.com or 229-424-6076.
9 DECEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 37th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. tallahasseeultra@gmail.com
  • Ugly Sweater 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
16 DECEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
23 DECEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 2nd annual VLPRA Ugly Sweater 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2016 story.
30 DECEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
  • 19th annual Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
31 DECEMBER 2017 (Sunday)
1 JANUARY 2018 (Monday)
  • Resolution Run 5K. 10:00 AM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia. 2017 story. 2016 story.
  • Florida Track Club's 3rd annual Frank Shorter Road Mile. 12:00 Noon ET. Magnolia Parke, Gainesville, Florida. 2017 story. 2016 story. USATF course certification map #FL16078TY. Event page on Facebook.
6 JANUARY 2018 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 5th annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2017 story. 2016 story.
  • 4th annual TMH For Life Challenge Winter 5K run and 3K walk. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, 1775 One Healing Place, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14147EBM. Tonya Smith, tonya.smith@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
13 JANUARY 2018 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12001EBM. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
  • 5th annual Half Shell Hustle 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Riverfront Park, 80 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page.
20 JANUARY 2018 (Saturday)
27 JANUARY 2018 (Saturday)
  • Red Fox9th annual Trent Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF certified course FL11132EBM. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Rick and Lois Burnette, TrentTrot5K@gmail.com or 850-294-9946.
  • Tulip6th Tulip Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL14149EBM. Event page on Facebook.
  • 7th annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
  • 3rd annual Kicking And Screaming 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 38th annual Matanzas 5000-Meter Road Race. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one-mile. Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange Street, Saint Augustine, Florida. 2017 story. USATF certified course #FL12049EBM. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
3 FEBRUARY 2018 (Saturday)
4 FEBRUARY 2018 (Sunday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 44th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
10 FEBRUARY 2018 (Saturday)
  • Samoa25th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
17 FEBRUARY 2018 (Saturday)
24 FEBRUARY 2018 (Saturday)
3 MARCH 2018 (Saturday)
  • 12th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 1912 story. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
  • 40th annual Winston Howell 5K Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, Alabama 36344. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2016 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Susan Bassett, sbassett@stgeorgewired.com or 850-323-0092.
9 MARCH 2018 (Friday)
  • 4th annual Glow For Alpha Rho 5K and fun run. 7:00 PM ET fun run / 7:30 PM ET 5K. Cook High School Memorial Stadium, 1600 Massee Post Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story.
10 MARCH 2018 (Saturday)
  • 18th annual Smoothie King 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story.
17 MARCH 2018 (Saturday)
  • 8th annual Shamrock Jog and Jam 5K Night Race and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET one mile / 6:30 PM ET 5K. Rylander Park, 110 North Hampton Street, Americus, Georgia. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story.
24 MARCH 2018 (Saturday)
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Specialty School, 330 Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Entry form and flyer. Eilene Perry, eileneperry@yahoo.com or 229-392-2563.
  • 41st annual Okefenokee 10K Swamp Run. 9:00 AM ET. Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, 5626 Laura Walker Road, Waycross, Georgia 31503. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Heather Hall, okefenokeetcc@gmail.com or 912-816-7668.
31 MARCH 2018 (Saturday)
7 APRIL 2018 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Springtime 10K, 5K and one-mile kids' run. 7:45 AM ET one-mile / 8:10 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certifed course FL12022EBM (10K). USATF-certifed course FL11045EBM (5K). Event web site. springtime10k@gmail.com.
14 APRIL 2018 (Saturday)
  • 5th annual Coach Post 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT 10K / 7:45 AM CT 5K / 8:45 AM CT one mile. St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook.
21 APRIL 2018 (Saturday)
28 APRIL 2018 (Saturday)
  • Rose41st 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). 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • 5th annual Nene Fest 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL06045DL. Event profile on Facebook.
5 MAY 2018 (Saturday)
  • 17th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • 4th annual Julep Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 33rd annual Race Judicata 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2017 story. 2011 story.
11 MAY 2018 (Friday)
  • 31st annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
12 MAY 2018 (Saturday)
  • Marzuq Shrine's 15th annual Mothers Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5K course map. Chad Holliday, cholliday72@aol.com or 850-778-7228.
  • 4th annual Run For Ansley 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Golf Club at Summerbrooke, 7505 Preservation Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story.
19 MAY 2018 (Saturday)
  • Catfish7th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • 12th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • 9th annual Daylily City 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. City Park, 8th Street at Parrish Avenue, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story.
26 MAY 2018 (Saturday)
  • USA Flag33rd 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. USATF certified 4.4-mile course #FL16037EBM. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
28 MAY 2018 (Monday)
  • USA Flag10th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
2 JUNE 2018 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 21st annual Potluck Bash Four-Mile Cross-Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
9 JUNE 2018 (Saturday)
  • 7th annual 5K At Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley CafĂ©, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web site.
16 JUNE 2018 (Saturday)
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 40th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL17008TY. watermelonrun@gmail.com
23 JUNE 2018 (Saturday)
30 JUNE 2018 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story.
4 JULY 2018 (Wednesday)
  • 36th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile Sparkler Run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL15071EBM. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
  • USA Flag10th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 40th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 20th annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Jay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
  • 4th annual FCHS Spritzer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, Florida. 2015 story. Kati Hathcock, khathcock@franklin.k12.fl.us or 850‐653‐6474.
  • Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Under the Palms Park, 304 7th Street, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 888-723-2546.
  • Cooter Stew Four on the Fourth 4 x 1 Team Relay. 7:00 PM ET. Cooter Stew Cafe, 958 Port Leon Drive, Saint Marks, Florida 32355. Tom Perkins, tomperkinsfsu@gmail.com
7 JULY 2018 (Saturday)
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