Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Joseph Visconti and Madlen Kappeler shine at NAIA Pre-Nationals in Tallahassee

On Saturday morning, 17 September 2022, Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park was the venue for a Pre-National cross country meet—the third Pre-National in the past twelve months. This time it was the NAIA Pre-National Invitational, and the meet opened with Joseph Visconti winning the men's 8K in 25:53. The Valdosta State men claimed too team honors with 40 points. In the women's 5K, Florida Atlantic's Madlen Kappeler threw down a 18:24 for the win, leading the Owls to first place in the team standings with 46 points.

Joseph Visconti
Joseph Visconti

The starting gun fired at 7:30 AM in Field #1, the shot announcing the opening of the meet and the beginning of the men's 8K. At the end of the first kilometer Joseph Visconti led the field, racing unattached and wearing his old high school colors from the Christ School in Arden, North Carolina. Later in the first half of the race, Brishen House of Valdosta State moved up into second. Visconti was farther ahead. By the end of the sixth kilometer, Logan Kraus of Valdosta State took over third. Visconti was farther ahead. Maintaining a 15-second gap over the final two kilometers, Visconti crossed the finish line first in 25:53. House took second in 26:08, and Kraus was third in 26:25.


Valdosta State's Charlie Eaton took ninth in 27:21, giving the Blazers three athletes in the top ten. Dalton Pender (14th, 27:30) and Adam Mastrobuono (20th, 27:51) wrapped up the scoring for the Blazers, giving the team 40 points and first place.

Brishen House
Brishen House

Led by Carson Philbin (5th, 27:07), Savannah College of Art and Design at Atlanta put up 60 points for second. Scoring 78, the Cumberlands Patriots placed third in the field of ten teams. Their top finisher was Noah McClellan, sixth in 27:07.


Men's Team Standings, 2022 NAIA Pre-Nationals
  1. Valdosta State, 40
  2. SCAD Atlanta, 60
  3. Cumberlands, 78
  4. SCAD Savannah, 83
  5. Mobile, 129
  6. Ave Maria, 154
  7. Thomas, 199
  8. Florida Atlantic, 203
  9. Saint Thomas, 229
  10. Webber, 292

2022 NAIA Pre-Nationals Men's 8K, Top Ten
  1. 25:52.2, Joseph Visconti (Unattached)
  2. 26:07.6, Brishen House (Valdosta State) SR-4
  3. 26:24.5, Logan Kraus (Valdosta State) JR-3
  4. 27:05.0, Preston Webb (Mobile) JR-3
  5. 27:06.1, Carson Philbin (SCAD Savannah) JR-3
  6. 27:06.4, Noah McClellan (Cumberlands) SO-2
  7. 27:16.2, Jonathan Werble (Unattached)
  8. 27:17.1, Bryce Derick (SCAD Atlanta) JR-3
  9. 27:21.0, Charlie Eaton (Valdosta State) JR-3
  10. 27:23.5, DeShawn Crowe (Cumberlands) SO-2

By the halfway point of the women's 5K, Madlen Kappeler was in command of the race. Kappeler, Florida Atlantic's junior from Germany, started the second half with a fifteen-second lead. Angela Cipriani, a Valdosta State assistant coach competing unattached, narrowed that gap during the second half, but couldn't catch Kappeler. Kappeler reached the finish line in a winning 18:24, with Cipriani second in 18:29. Montserrat De Santiago, a senior racing for the Savannah College of Art and Design at Savannah, held off Cumberlands frosh Emily Bird for third, 18:39 to 18:43.

Madlen Kappeler
Madlen Kappeler

Bird was one of three Cumberlands athletes in the top ten. But in addition to Kappeler, Florida Atlantic also had Casey O'Connor ((5th, 18:53) in the top ten, plus Erin Shannon (14th, 19:36), Jordan Stevens (16th, 19:38), and Holly Arrison (20th, 19:55) in the top twenty. Owl pushers Paige Saiz (23rd, 20:03) and Anabell Reumann (24th, 20:12) added two more points to the Cumberlands score, giving the Florida Atlantic women a 46 to 49 victory.


De Santiago and the SCAD-Savannah women placed third in the field of twelve teams, scoring 83 points.

Angie Cipriani
Angela Cipriani

Thomas University of Thomasville, Georgia hosted the 2022 NAIA Pre-Nationals. Half Mile Timing chip-timed and scored the races.


Women's Team Standings, 2022 NAIA Pre-Nationals
  1. Florida Atlantic, 46
  2. Cumberlands, 49
  3. SCAD Savannah, 83
  4. Dalton State, 113
  5. Ave Maria, 118
  6. Valdosta State, 157
  7. Florida Gateway College, 207
  8. Mobile, 244
  9. Florida A&M, 264
  10. St. Thomas (Fla.), 285
  11. Tallahassee CC, 286
  12. Webber, 338

2022 NAIA Pre-Nationals Women's 5K, Top Ten
  1. 18:23.6, Madlen Kappeler (Florida Atlantic) JR-3
  2. 18:28.7, Angela Cipriani (Unattached)
  3. 18:38.2, Montserrat De Santiago (SCAD Savannah) SR-4
  4. 18:42.3, Emily Bird (Cumberlands) FR-1
  5. 18:52.7, Casey O'Connor (Florida Atlantic) SO-2
  6. 18:56.0, Theresa Long (Ave Maria) JR-3
  7. 18:58.6, Ashlyn Liddle (Cumberlands) FR-1
  8. 19:00.0, Victoria Shedron (Cumberlands) SR-4
  9. 19:06.9, Jane Eiselstein (Unattached)
  10. 19:07.4, Caitlyn Koske (Valdosta State) SO-2

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Braedyn Wormeck, Cassidy De Young, and Flagler Palm Coast own the Nighthawk Invitational

Apalachee Regional Park is in Tallahassee, Florida. Flagler Palm Coast High School is across the state in Palm Coast. It's well over a 200-mile drive between the two--a lot of geography. Neverthless, on Saturday morning, 17 September 2022, the Flagler Palm Coast Bulldog cross-country teams owned Apalachee Regional Park, sweeping the high school races at the Thomas University Nighthawk Invitational. Bulldog sophomore Braedyn Wormeck won the boys' 5K by more than 100 meters, running 16:52 and leading his team to a winning score of 26 points. In the girls' race, led by sophomore Cassidy De Young's 21:40 5K, Flagler Palm Coast athletes nabbbed the first seven places, putting up a perfect score of 15.

Braedyn Wormeck, Hayden Herndon
Braedyn Wormeck and Hayden Herndon

The first high school race of the morning was the boythe elventh place 18:05 performance of sopomore Landen Turley.s' 5K. Midway, a pair of Flagler Palm Coast athletes had taken over the race--sophomore Braedyn Wormeck and junior Hayden Herndon. The second half of the race belonged to Wormeck; he left Herndon and everyone else far behind. While Wormeck pulled away, Walker Elrod, a frosh from Grace Christian in nearby Bainbridge, overtook Herndon.


Wormeck cruised over the finish line in a winning 16:52. Herndon caught Elrod on the homestretch, kicking past the frosh to take second with a 17:16. Elrod, also clocked in 17:16, placed third.

Hayden Herndon, Walker Elrod
Hayden Herndon and Walker Elrod

Senior Barak Olago nabbed fourth place for Flagler Palm Coast with a 17:21. The next five places, though, belonged to Steinbrenner High, led by sophomore Charles Clark, whose 17:25 was good for fifth place. But junior Justin Gillliam answered for the Bulldogs, taking tenth in 17:55. Flagler Palm Coast senior Brandon Kalasnik finished the scoring for the Bulldogs, placing twelfth in 18:20 and giving his team a mathematically unbeatable score of 26 points. Flagler Palm Coast had won the boys' 5K at the inaugural Nighthawk Invitational.


With five runners in the top ten, Steinbrenner put up 30 points, good for second place in the field of five teams. Saint Francis placed third with 86 points, led by the elventh place 18:05 performance of sopomore Landen Turley.


High School Boys' Team Standings, 2022 Nighthawk Invitational
  1. Flagler Palm Coast, 26
  2. George Steinbrenner, 30
  3. Saint Francis, 86
  4. Leon, 101
  5. Colquitt County, 139

Top Ten Boys, 2022 Nighthawk Invitational
  1. 16:51.1, Braedyn Wormeck (Flagler Palm Coast) 10
  2. 17:15.2, Hayden Herndon (Flagler Palm Coast) 11
  3. 17:15.4, Walker Elrod (Grace Christian)
  4. 17:20.7, Barak Olago (Flagler Palm Coast) 12
  5. 17:24.7, Charles Clark (George Steinbrenner) 10
  6. 17:30.4, Brady Peifer (George Steinbrenner) 10
  7. 17:38.7, Ethan Russ (George Steinbrenner) 11
  8. 17:41.2, Joaquin Abanses (George Steinbrenner) 10
  9. 17:43.1, Nicholas Pugh (George Steinbrenner) 11
  10. 17:54.8, Justin Gilliam (Flagler Palm Coast) 11

Cassidy De Young, a Flagler Palm Coast sophomore, took the lead in the girls' 5K almost immediately after the starting gun fired. At the halfway point of the race De Yong was already half a minute ahead of the next runner. No one closed that gap to challenge her. In fact, De Young only got farther ahead on her way to the finish line, which she crossed in a winning 21:40.

Cassidy De Young
Cassidy De Young

Two more Flagler Palm Coast runners dueled for second, with senior Genesis Epstein edging frosh Arianna Slaughter for that runner-up spot, 22:23 to 22:24.


Likewise, a pair of athletes from Flagler Palm Coast were in a close race for fourth. Senior Arianna Slaughter inched ahead of sophomore Annabelle Moore to decide that battle, both clocked in 22:59. With that, the Bulldogs had taken the first five places, tallying fifteen points--the lowest possible score in cross-country. Another first-place team trophy was going back to Palm Coast.

Genesis Epstein, Arianna Slaughter
Arianna Slaughter and Genesis Epstein

Port Saint Joe eighth-grader RJ Gerlach was the first non-Bulldog to finish. Gerlach took eighth in 24:34, leading her team to second place with 56 points. Colquitt County was third with 69 points; their top runner was senior Mattie Rigsby, fourteenth in 26:31.


High School Girls' Team Standings, 2022 Nighthawk Invitational
  1. Flagler Palm Coast, 15
  2. Port Saint Joe, 56
  3. Colquitt County, 69

Top Ten Girls, 2022 Nighthawk Invitational
  1. 21:39.7, Cassidy De Young (Flagler Palm Coast) 10
  2. 22:22.2, Genesis Epstein (Flagler Palm Coast) 12
  3. 22:23.9, Arianna Slaughter (Flagler Palm Coast) 9
  4. 22:58.6, Kayleigh Johnson (Flagler Palm Coast) 12
  5. 22:58.8, Annabelle Moore (Flagler Palm Coast) 10
  6. 23:07.1, Lexie Shupe (Flagler Palm Coast) 11
  7. 23:56.0, Ma'Shuyn Jeffers (Flagler Palm Coast) 12
  8. 24:33.2, RJ Gerlach (Port Saint Joe) 8
  9. 24:48.8, Molly Partin (Port Saint Joe) 8
  10. 25:08.9, Taylor Novak (Flagler Palm Coast) 10

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Charlotte Sikes and Caio Zacchi each pick up a third conference win at the Mustang Stampede

The middle school harriers of Leon County Schools were at Montford Middle School on Tuesday, 6 September 2022, for the tenth annual Mustang Stampede Cross-Country Meet. Deerlake swept the team titles, with the girls putting up a winning 28 points and the boys' squad scoring 49. But the individual titles went to other school--Swift Creek sixth-grader Charlotte Sikes won the girls' 3K in 12:29, and Nims eighth-grader Caio Zacchi took first in the boys' 3K with a 10:55.

Charlotte Sikes
Charlotte Sikes

The meet opened at 6:00 PM with the start of the girls' 3K. A few seconds later, Charlotte Sikes was leading the field around the grounds of Montford. Haley Heitmeyer, a Montford eighth-grader, led the pursuit for most of the race, but no one was ever close enough to challenge Sikes; the Swift Creek sixth-grader had a lead of more than 80 meters when she crossed the finish line first in 12:29. Deerlake eighth-grader Kaia Ables passed Heitmeyer on the homestretch to take second in 12:47. Heitmeyer was third in 12:49.


Including Ables, all of the Deerlake scorers were in the top ten. Sixth-grader Emma-Claire Tanenbaum was fourth in 13:19, seventh-grader Chloe Molen was fifth in 13:23, seventh-grader Katie Webb was eighth in 14:20, and sixth-grader Yujeong Lee was ninth in 14:21. That gave the Deerlake girls 28 points and first place in the eight-team field. It was the fourth year in a row that the Buck girls had won the Mustang Stampede.

Kaia Ables
Haley Heitmeyer leading Kaia Ables

Heitmeyer and the Montford girls put up 41 points to place second in the team standings. Sikes and Swift Creek edged the Raa girls for third, 92 to 95.


2022 Mustang Stampede Team Standings, Girls
  1. Deerlake, 28
  2. Montford, 41
  3. Swift Creek, 92
  4. Raa, 95
  5. Cobb, 130
  6. Fairview, 166
  7. Nims, 212
  8. Griffin, 231
  9. Fort Braden, NTS
    Woodville, NTS

Top 10 Girls, 2022 Montford Mustang Stampede 3K
  1. 12:28.86, Charlotte Sikes (Swift Creek) 6
  2. 12:46.90, Kaia Ables (Deerlake) 8
  3. 12:48.95, Haley Heitmeyer (Montford) 8
  4. 13:18.75, Emma-Claire Tanenbaum (Deerlake) 6
  5. 13:22.25, Chloe Molen (Deerlake) 7
  6. 13:31.22, Savannah Stanley (Montford) 8
  7. 13:34.33, Andi Vilardo (Montford) 8
  8. 14:19.69, Katie Webb (Deerlake) 7
  9. 14:20.89, Yujeong Lee (Deerlake) 6
  10. 14:21.37, Andrea Jimenez (Montford) 6

By the end of the first kilometer of the boys' 3K, Caio Zacchi, wearing Nims Middle School black, was the clear leader. A trio of eighth-graders were a few seconds back--Jack Koon of Fairview, Jonathan Kiros of Deerlake, and Gavin Poucher of Montford. During the second kilometer Koon pulled away from Kiros and Poucher, but lost a few more steps to Zacchi. Zacchi maintained his lead through the final kilometer, finishing first in 10:55. Koon was second in 11:03. Kiros dropped Poucher on the homestretch to take third, 11:07 to 11:11.

Caio Zacchi
Caio Zacchi

Ten schools had boys' teams in the Mustang Stampede, the most ever in the ten-year history of the annual meet. Montford, the host school, were defending champions; the Mustangs put Gavin Poucher and eighth-grader Trent Parsons (7th, 11:40) in the top ten. But Deerlake also had two runners in the top ten, Kiros and and sixth-grader Jack Hassell (6th, 11:37). Sixth-grader Nicholas Hassell (11th, 12:24) and eighth-graders Hagen Perdue (13th, 12:25) and Camden Williams (16th, 12:45) complete Deerlake's scoring, giving the Bucks 49 points and first place--their school's fifth Mustang Stampede boys' team title in the last six years.


Poucher and Montford tallied 58 points to take second. Koon and Fairview placed third with 89 points.

Jack Koon
Jack Koon, Gavin Poucher, Jonathan Kiros

With the Mustang Stampede in the books, the fourth meet on the schedule of Leon County Schools' 202s middle school cross-country season is the Everhart Invitational at Gretchen Everhart School on Wednesday morning, 14 September 2022. The season coninues with the Falcon Invitational at the North Florida Fairgrounds on 22 September 2025, the Mabry Invitational at the FSU Rec Sportsplex on 30 September 2022, and the LCS League Championship Meet at Apalachee Regional Park on 5 October 2025.


2022 Mustang Stampede Team Standings, Boys
  1. Deerlake, 49
  2. Montford, 58
  3. Fairview, 89
  4. Raa, 116
  5. Swift Creek, 124
  6. Cobb, 152
  7. Nims, 214
  8. Fort Braden, 215
  9. Griffin, 232
  10. Woodville, 293

Top 10 Boys, 2022 Montford Mustang Stampede 3K
  1. 10:54.82, Caio Zacchi (Nims) 8
  2. 11:02.28, Jack Koon (Fairview) 8
  3. 11:06.99, Jonathan Kiros (Deerlake) 8
  4. 11:10.48, Gavin Poucher (Montford) 8
  5. 11:35.90, Emari Thomas (Fairview) 7
  6. 11:36.45, Jacob Hassell (Deerlake) 6
  7. 11:39.63, Trent Parsons (Montford) 8
  8. 11:40.44, Antonio Clements (Cobb) 7
  9. 11:48.44, Cooper Rideout (Swift Creek) 8
  10. 12:13.06, Ethan Nicholson (Fairview) 8

Mustang Cross-Country Stampede Champions
2013 - 2022
Girls
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
27 September 2013Swift Creek, 37 points13:42, Saige Kemeny (Montford) 7
10 September 2014Swift Creek, 3412:46, Lawton Campbell (Deerlake) 8
30 September 2015Swift Creek, 4312:25, Emily Molen (Deerlake) 8
28 September 2016Montford, 4313:12, Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 6
28 September 2017Swift Creek, 2013:12, Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 7
20 September 2018Montford, 4011:45, Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 8
19 September 2019Deerlake, 4013:03, Kyra Swart (Deerlake) 6
14 October 2020Deerlake, 1812:50, Kyra Swart (Deerlake) 7
7 September 2021Deerlake, 2211:55, Abbey Griffin (Deerlake ) 8
6 September 2022Deerlake, 2812:29, Charlotte Sikes (Swift Creek) 6
Boys
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
27 September 2013Montford, 56 points11:56, Jacob Dodson (Raa) 8
10 September 2014Swift Creek, 6612:14, Tavaris King (Griffin) 8
30 September 2015Deerlake, 4311:56, Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 7
28 September 2016Swift Creek, 3911:28, Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 7
28 September 2017Deerlake, 4211:15, Ben Kirbo (Montford) 8
20 September 2018Deerlake, 349:43, Wyatt Townsend (Deerlake) 8
19 September 2019Deerlake, 3610:54, Patrick Koon (Fairview) 8
14 October 2020Deerlake, 4311:31, Danny Mauldin (Deerlake) 8
7 September 2021Montford, 4511:02, Asa Swope (Swift Creek ) 8
6 September 2022Deerlake, 4910:55, Caio Zacchi (Nims) 8
From 2013 to 2017, the race distance at the Mustang Stampede was two miles. In
2018 the distance was changed to three kilometers.


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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Isabella Laughton and Isaac Chambers were swift to the summit at Dueling Summits

Tallahassee, Florida's high school cross-country season began on Saturday morning, 27 August 2022, at the Dueling Summits Meet in Phipps Park. There were earlier, pre-season races, but do those really count? If you sneak into your parents room on December 21 and surreptitiously unwrap a present, that doesn't mean it's Christmas, does it?

Isabella Laughton
Isabella Laughton

So the season opened with Wakulla sophomore Isabella Laughton winning the high school girls' 5K at Dueling Summits, running 22:17. Isaac Chambers, a Lowndes junior, took first in the boys' 5K in 18:10. The Wakulla girls won the team title in their race with 35 points. The Lowndes boys likewise took home a first-place team trophy to Valdosta, Georgia, scoring 42 points.


The girls' race started at 8:00 AM. With a mile to go, Cadence Curnalia, a Thomas County Central sophomore was leading, with Wakulla's Isabella Laughton a step behind. Lowndes sophomore Kendall Johnson and Community Christian senior Teresa Meli followed. However, the final mile included a second descent down to Lake Jackson, followed by a final climb out away from the lake. After that down-and-up, the athletes had less than 400 meters to go, and Meli was leading, five seconds ahead of Johnson and Laughton. The sophomores ran down Meli on the homestretch, with Laughton getting the win in 22:17 and Johnson a close second in 22:19. Meli placed third in 22:22. Valwood junior Emma Burnett outkicked Curnalia for fourth, both runners clocked in 23:09.

Race Start
The start of the high school girls' 5K

The Wakulla girls had all five scorers in the top ten. After Laughton came junior Taylor Pfeifer (7th, 23:33), sophomore Lana Hawkins (8th, 24:06), junior Liliana Lewis (9th, 24:11), and frosh Ember Odom (10th, 24:12). That added up to 42 points and first place for Wakulla, the second year in a row that the War Eagle girls had won Dueling Summits.


Johnson and Lowndes scored 70 points, placing second in the field of thirteen teams. Led by Meli, Community Christian was third with 118 points.


Team Standings, High School Girls, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. Wakulla, 35
  2. Lowndes, 70
  3. Community Christian, 118
  4. Valwood, 124
  5. Lincoln, 137
  6. Rickards, 189
  7. Thomas County Central, 194
  8. Tift County, 196
  9. Altha, 227
  10. Westover, 239
  11. Blountstown, 301
  12. Grace Christian, 313
  13. Seminole County, 336

Top Ten High School Girls, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. 22:16.20, Isabella Laughton (Wakulla) 10
  2. 22:18.80, Kendall Johnson (Lowndes) 10
  3. 22:21.10, Teresa Meli (Community Christian) 12
  4. 23:08.50, Emma Burnett (Valwood) 11
  5. 23:08.80, Cadence Curnalia (Thomas County Central) 10
  6. 23:26.60, Ella Burnett (Valwood) 11
  7. 23:32.80, Taylor Pfeifer (Wakulla) 11
  8. 24:05.30, Lana Hawkins (Wakulla) 10
  9. 24:10.60, Liliana Lewis (Wakulla) 11
  10. 24:11.30, Ember Odom (Wakulla) 9

The boys' 5K started with a downhill charge toward Lake Jackson. Lowndes juniors Isaac Chambers and Toshiya Bass weren't at the front of that initial charge, but they were neverthless soon leading the race. After the final climb up from Lake Jackson, Chambers was on the homestretch and more than 100 meters ahead of the other runners. He maintained that position all the way to the finish line, arriving first in 18:10. Bass was second in 18:31. Bainbridge junior Jahlae Sapp held off a late challenge by Wakulla frosh Henry Lewis to take third, 18:36 to 18:37.

Isaac Chambers
Isaac Chambers

In addition to the one-two finish of Chambers and Bass, Lowndes also had another top ten finisher; senior Aaron Munger was seventh in 19:19. Lowndes remaining scorers were sophomore Dylan Chambers (14th, 19:36) and frosh Jack Sorensen (19th, 19:53), putting the Vikings first among sixteen teams with 42 points.


Lincoln was the runner-up team, scoring 67 points behind senior Joseph McLeod (10th, 19:26). The Wakulla boys scored 100 points, taking third.


Team Standings, High School Boys, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. Lowndes, 42
  2. Lincoln, 67
  3. Wakulla, 110
  4. Community Christian, 139
  5. Blountstown, 146
  6. Tift County, 150
  7. Rickards, 153
  8. Bainbridge, 196
  9. Thomasville, 266
  10. Thomas County Central, 278
  11. Valwood, 351
  12. Grace Christian, 365
  13. Seminole County, 372
  14. Cairo, 402
  15. North Florida Christian, 413
  16. Westover, 420

Top Ten High School Boys, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. 18:09.60, Isaac Chambers (Lowndes) 11
  2. 18:30.30, Toshiya Bass (Lowndes) 11
  3. 18:35.40, Jahlae Sapp (Bainbridge) 11
  4. 18:36.40, Henry Lewis (Wakulla) 9
  5. 18:51.40, Blair Golden (Tift County) --
  6. 19:00.40, Ethan Burnett (Valwood) 9
  7. 19:18.40, Aaron Munger (Lowndes) 12
  8. 19:18.50, Caden Godwin (Bainbridge) 11
  9. 19:21.60, Hunter Shuler (Blountstown) 11
  10. 19:25.30, Joseph McLeod (Lincoln) 12


Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet High School Winners
2006 - 2022

Girls
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
16 September 2006Maclay, 2320:44, Laura Hempel (Rickards)
10 September 2007Maclay, 1820:36, Jana Stolting (Maclay)
15 September 2008Maclay, 3920:18, Jana Stolting (Maclay)
14 September 2009Maclay, 4321:05, Stefanie Kurgatt (Maclay)
2 October 2010West Florida Tech, 2719:23, Stefanie Kurgatt (Maclay)
8 October 2011Lincoln, 4921:16, Savana Osterbye (FSUS)
2012No meet held in 2012
31 August 2013Leon, 2720:35, Madison Harris (Wakulla)
6 September 2014Leon, 4421:09, Haleigh Martin (Wakulla)
29 August 2015Fort Walton Beach, 2421:16, Caroline Willis (Maclay)
27 August 2016Chiles, 4018:47, Alyson Churchill (Lincoln)
26 August 2017Chiles, 8018:29, Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County)
25 August 2018Chiles, 2719:42, Abigail Schrobilgen (Chiles) 12
24 August 2019Chiles, 3918:52, Alyson Churchill (Chiles) 12
28 August 2021Wakulla, 2521:23, Kelly Davis (Chiles) 12
27 August 2022
Wakulla, 3522:17, Isabella Laughton (Wakulla) 10
Boys
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
16 September 2006Lincoln, 4216:56, Joseph Franklin (Godby)
10 September 2007Maclay, 2317:18, Whitney Strickland (NFCS)
15 September 2008Niceville, 3617:02, Whitney Strickland (NFCS)
14 September 2009Maclay, 4717:27, Patrick Swain (Maclay)
2 October 2010Lincoln, 5216:10, Jacob Slupecki (Lincoln)
8 October 2011Lincoln, 6316:55, Stanley Linton (Wakulla)
2012No meet held in 2012
31 August 2013Leon, 3416:47, Sukhi Khosla (Leon)
6 September 2014Leon, 1516:42, Sukhi Khosla (Leon)
29 August 2015Leon, 5216:38, Adam Wallenfelsz (Leon)
27 August 2016Chiles, 3216:44, Michael Phillips (Chiles)
26 August 2017Chiles, 2316:42, Michael Phillips (Chiles)
25 August 2018Chiles, 3217:01, Connor Phillips (Chiles) 12
24 August 2019Leon, 2817:11, Jackson Yarbrough (Leon) 10
28 August 2021Chiles, 2016:32, Wyatt Townsend (Chiles) 11
27 August 2022
Lowndes, 4218:10, Isaac Chambers (Lowndes) 11


The Red Hills Running Club put four runners in the top five of the middle school girls' 3K, starting with Haley Heitmeyer, who won the race by close to 100 meters. Heitmeyer, an eighth grader at Montford Middle School, ran 12:04--nearly a minute faster than her time in the 2021 Dueling Summits. Lilly Bell, a Maclay eighth-grader, finished second in 12:29.

Red Hills Running Club
Middle school girls team champs, Red Hills Running Club

The next three places belonged to Red Hills, though, with eighth-grader Savannah Stanley third in 12:46, eighth-grader Andi Vilardo fourth in 13:01, and sixth-grader Emma-Claire Tanenbaum fifth in 13:17. Red Hills third-grader Acadia Hassel finished twelfth in 14:14, giving Red Hills 24 poiints and first place in a field of ten teams.


The Maclay girls scored 34 points, taking second. Holy Comforter Episcopal school was third with 86 points behind team leader Regan Mayfield. Eighth-grader Mayfield ws thirteenth in 14:16.


Team Standings, Middle School Girls, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. Red Hills Running Club, 24
  2. Maclay, 34
  3. Holy Comforter Episcopal, 86
  4. Trinity Catholic, 98
  5. Bainbridge, 110
  6. Tifts, 152
  7. MacIntyre Park, 208
  8. Cornerstone, 248
  9. Thomas County, 257
  10. Whigham, 261

Top Ten Middle School Girls, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. 12:04.00, Haley Heitmeyer (Red Hills Running Club) 8
  2. 12:28.20, Lilly Bell (Maclay) 8
  3. 12:45.60, Savannah Stanley (Red Hills Running Club) 8
  4. 13:00.60, Andi Vilardo (Red Hills Running Club) 8
  5. 13:16.80, Emma-Claire Tanenbaum (Red Hills Running Club) 6
  6. 13:37.30, Mary Price (Maclay) 7
  7. 13:55.20, Mallory Van Leuven (Maclay) 7
  8. 14:00.90, Emerson Huggins (Bainbridge) 7
  9. 14:03.10, Ellie Mazziotta (Maclay) 8
  10. 14:06.20, Isabella Weyand (Lowndes) 8

Logan Phipps was in the lead pack after the start of the middle school boys' 3K, but he was the only one in the group who could keep up the pace. The Maclay seventh-grader's rivals all dropped back, and Phipps came home a winner in 10:50. Another seventh-grader, Fairview's Emari Thomas, was second in 11:13. Brookwood eighth-grader Wesley Warren placed third in 11:17.

Logan Phipps
Logan Phipps

A few steps behind Warren, Trinity Catholic seventh-grader James Mogg was fourth in 11:21. Trinity Catholic also had scoring performances from Knight seventh-grader Leo Perez (18th, 12:34), eighth-grader Patrick Bond (20th, 12:38), seventh-grader Asher McGrew (21st, 12:39), and sixth-grader Brody Wallace (36th, 13:12). Those five gave the Knights 66 points and the top spot among sixteen teams in the boys' race.


Lowndes was second with 74 points, led by eighth-grader William Rhoades (11th, 11:54). Maclay and Phipps tallied 96 points, placing third in the team standings.


Team Standings, Middle School Boys, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. Trinity Catholic, 66
  2. Lowndes, 74
  3. Maclay, 96
  4. Holy Comforter Episcopal, 114
  5. Thomas County, 114
  6. Marianna, 122
  7. MacIntyre Park, 126
  8. Bainbridge, 262
  9. Tifts, 279
  10. Whigham, 283
  11. Grace Christian, 326
  12. Christ Classical, 332
  13. Knights Running Club, 355
  14. Spring Creek, 414
  15. Cornerstone, 444
  16. Tallahassee Classical, 477

Top Ten Middle School Boys, 2022 Dueling Summits Cross-Country Meet
  1. 10:49.50, Logan Phipps (Maclay) 7
  2. 11:12.50, Emari Thomas (Fairview) 7
  3. 11:17.00, Wesley Warren (Brookwood) 8
  4. 11:20.40, James Mogg (Trinity Catholic) 7
  5. 11:25.30, Landon Reeves (Community Christian) 7
  6. 11:27.50, Travis Ephriam (Marianna) 8
  7. 11:31.90, Ethan Nicholson (Fairview) 8
  8. 11:35.00, Connor Thumm (Maclay) 8
  9. 11:38.00, Landon Heitmeyer (Unattached) 3
  10. 11:47.60, Maxwell Wester (Marianna) 8

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#2877

Monday, August 29, 2022

Newcomers Charlotte Sikes and Caio Zacchi rule the races at the ARPXC Invitational

It didn't help if you had run the meet before. It didn't even help if you had won the meet before. When the ARPXC Invitational Middle School Cross-Country Meet was over Apalachee Regional Park on Wednesday afternoon, 24 August 2022, newcomers had won both races at the annual fixture. In her debut middle school race, Swift Creek sixth-grader Charlotte Sikes took first in the girls' 3K, running a meet record 11:34. Caio Zacchi, a Nims eighth-grader who had never run a cross-country race before, won the boys' 3K in 10:30, also a meet record. There was some respect for the past in the team competition, though; Deerlake swept the team titles for a second year in a row, the Buck girls scoring 29 points to successfully defend their 2021 title and the Deerlake boys likewise defending with 48 point.

Charlotte Sikes
Charlotte Sikes

Although only a sixth-grader, Charlotte Sikes had been running for several years before arriving at the ARPXC Invitational for her first race as a middle school athlete. She was experienced, but not unsure of how the race would go.


"I've run 12:30 on this course at the AAU Meet. And I've been practicing at Apalachee Regional Park," said Sikes. "I expected to be about 12:00 and finish maybe fifth."


Sikes might have adjusted those expectations if she had known that no girl had ever before run as fast as 12:30 for 3K in the ARPXC Invitational. A few minutes after the 6:00 PM ET start of the girls' 3K, Sikes was the first girl past the one-kilometer mark, leading the field by close to 40 meters.

Chloe Molen, Kaia Ables
Kaia Ables and Chloe Molen

"Maybe I can do this!" she thought.


Chloe Molen, a Deerlake seventh-grader, led the pursuit of Sikes, closely followed by Deerlake eighth-grader Kaia Ables. Molen had won the girls' 3K in the 2021 ARPXC Invitational, but Sikes wasn't waiting for challengers. At two kilometers Sikes was over 100 meters ahead and running strong. The final kilometer took her over the one significant climb on the course, the Wall, and toward the homestretch.


"Going down toward the finish line I didn't know how far people were behind," said Sikes.

Haley Heitmeyer
Haley Heitmeyer

As it turns out, the nearest person was almost 200 meters behind when Sikes crossed the line first in a winning 11:34. Chloe Molen took second in 12:20, a big improvement on her 12:37 in the 2021 race. Kaia Ables held off a late charge from Montford eighth-grader Haley Heitmeyer to take third, 12:23 to 12:25.


In addition to Molen and Ables, Deerlake had three other athletes in the top ten--Buck sixth-grader Emma-Claire Tanenbaum (6th, 12:52), Buck seventh-grader Allie Davenport (8th, 13:59), and Buck sixth-grader Grace Toulon (10th, 14:05). Those five gave the Deerlake girls 29 points and first place in a seven-team field.


Led by Heitmeyer, Montford tallied 36 points for second place. Sparked by Sikes' win, the Swift Creek girls placed third with 83 points.


92 athletes representing ten schools finished the girls' 3K.


2022 ARPXC Invitational Team Standings, Girls
  1. Deerlake, 29
  2. Montford, 36
  3. Swift Creek, 83
  4. Raa, 108
  5. Cobb, 119
  6. Fairview, 183
  7. Griffin, 204
  8. Fort Braden, NTS
    Nims, NTS
    Woodville, NTS

Top Ten Girls, 2022 ARPXC Invitational
  1. 11:33.97, Charlotte Sikes (Swift Creek) 6
  2. 12:19.89, Chloe Molen (Deerlake) 7
  3. 12:22.44, Kaia Ables (Deerlake) 8
  4. 12:24.80, Haley Heitmeyer (Montford) 8
  5. 12:36.41, Savannah Stanley (Montford) 8
  6. 12:51.21, Emma-Claire Tanenbaum (Deerlake) 6
  7. 12:56.89, Andi Vilardo (Montford) 8
  8. 13:58.91, Allie Davenport (Deerlake) 7
  9. 14:00.03, Isabella Youngberg (Montford) 8
  10. 14:04.59, Grace Toulon (Deerlake) 6

Caio Zacchi hadn't raced cross-country before the 2022 ARPXC Invitational, but he had racing experience on the track, where he had run a 4:58 for 1600 meters.


"That was at the County Championship," said Zacchi. He didn't mention that his 4:58 was the winning time in that championship.


Jack Koon of Fairview and Deerlake's Jonathan Kiros had finished behind Zacchi the day he went 4:58. 800 meters into the boys' 3K at Apalachee Regional Park, Zacchi was leading the race with Koon and Kiros trailing. Kiros, an eighth-grader, was the defending champion, having won in 2021 with an 11:28. Also an eighth-grader, Koon had placed fourth in 2021, running 12:06.

Caio Zacchi
Caio Zacchi

Leading the chase, Koon was twenty meters behind Zacchi after 800 meters. With one kilometer to go, that margin had widened to 70 meters and Kiros had moved into second. Kiros narrowed the gap but couldn't close it. Zacchi crossed the finish line first in 10:30, still 30 meters ahead. Kiros was second in 10:36, and Koon third in 10:53.


"There were a lot of hills and stuff, but it was easy until we got over there," said Zacchi, gesturing toward the Wall.


Had he learned anything in his first cross-country race?

Jonathan Kiros
Jonathan Kiros

"To not start out so fast," said Zacchi.


Kiros was the first of three Deerlake athletes in the top ten. Joining him were sxith-grader Jacob Hassell (7th, 11:53) and eighth-grader Lowell Mick (10th, 12:18). Fairview also put three runners in the top ten, but the Deerlake boys closed out their team scoring with sixth-graders Nicholas Hassell (12th, 12:43) and Nolan Block (17th, 12:54). Once Block crossed the finish line, the Bucks had 48 points, placing first out of nine teams.

Jack Koon
Jack Koon

Montford took second, scoring 61 points behind team leader Salvatore Giove. Giove, an eighth-grader, was fourth in 11:07. Led by Koons's third place showing, Farivew scored 91 points to place third in the team standings.


120 athletes representing ten schools finished the boys' 3K at the 2022 ARPXC Invitational. Brian Corbin timed and scored the meet.


2022 ARPXC Invitational Team Standings, Boys
  1. Deerlake, 48
  2. Montford, 61
  3. Fairview, 91
  4. Swift Creek, 111
  5. Raa, 127
  6. Cobb, 162
  7. Griffin, 193
  8. Nims, 201
  9. Fort Braden, 238
  10. Woodville, NTS

Top Ten Boys, 2022 ARPXC Invitational
  1. 10:29.66, Caio Zacchi (Nims) 8
  2. 10:35.03, Jonathan Kiros (Deerlake) 8
  3. 10:52.63, Jack Koon (Fairview) 8
  4. 11:06.63, Salvatore Giove (Montford) 8
  5. 11:23.53, Emari Thomas (Fairview) 7
  6. 11:49.99, Trent Parsons (Montford) 8
  7. 11:52.02, Jacob Hassell (Deerlake) 6
  8. 12:01.62, Cooper Rideout (Swift Creek) 8
  9. 12:13.35, Ethan Nicholson (Fairview) 8
  10. 12:17.51, Lowell Mick (Deerlake) 8

ARPXC Invitational Champions
2015 - 2022
Girls
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
2 September 2015Swift Creek, 2612:34.24, Alyson Churchill (Swift Creek) 8
7 September 2016Canceled due to hurricane damage
7 September 2017Deerlake, 3713:05.25, Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 7
30 August 2018Swift Creek, 3612:51.04, Maya Tang (Deerlake) 8
12 August 2019Montford, 4012:43.44, Skye Williams (Montford) 8
26 August 2021Deerlake, 1812:36.11, Chloe Molen (Deerlake ) 6
24 August 2022Deerlake, 2911:33.97, Charlotte Sikes (Swift Creek) 6
Boys
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
2 September 2015Rained Out
7 September 2016Canceled due to hurricane damage
7 September 2017Deerlake, 3411:07.71, Patrick Koon (Fairview) 6
30 August 2018Rained Out
12 August 2019Fairview, 4110:31.55, Patrick Koon (Fairview) 8
26 August 2021Deerlake, 4911:27.50, Jonathan Kiros (Deerlake ) 7
24 August 2022Deerlake, 4810:29.66, Caio Zacchi (Nims) 8
The 2015 races were two miles. In later years the athletes raced three kilometers.


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#2876

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

24 August 2022 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 24 August 2022. 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.
Races are being abruptly canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, so if a race is farther
away than across the street, it is more important than ever to confirm that the event is
actually taking place. Also, please make sure that you are comfortable with whatever
hygienic protocols an event has in place. Be safe, and smooth trails!


27 August 2022 (Saturday)
  • Dueling Summits Community 5K Cross-Country Race. 7:15 AM ET community 5K / 8:00 AM ET high school girls' 5K / 8:40 AM ET high school boys' 5K / 9:30 AM ET middle school girls' 3K / 10:00 AM ET middle school boys' 3K. Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Chris Sumner, lfcsumner3@aol.com
  • 142nd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
3 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • GrapesGeorgia Muscadine Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Paulk Vineyards, 1788 Satilla Road, Wray, Georgia, 31798. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 41st 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.
  • 143rd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
5 September 2022 (Monday)
  • 6th annual Bluebird Run For Brookie B 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. J.R. Alford Greenway, 2500 Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. contact@bluebirdrun.com
  • 12th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Complex, 401 Baytree Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2019 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 45th 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.
10 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • 40th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL18025TY. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Valdosta Fire Department's 2nd annual 9/11 Memorial 5K. 7:59 AM ET. Downtown Valdosta, 120 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 144th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
17 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th 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. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL17042TY. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 15th 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. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2013 story. Carol Goguen, cgoguen@graceba.net or 334-794-9029.
  • 145th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
24 September 2022 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 45th annual Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Venue TBA. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Run to Prevent - Suicide Prevention 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET mile / 10:00 AM ET 5K. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RaceEntry.com.
  • 146th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
1 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • beeHahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • 6th annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Crooked River Grill at Saint James Bay Golf Club, 151 Laughing Gull Lane, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event profile on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. BeLinda Wharton, bhwharton@gmail.com or 850-544-5410.
  • Bull Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Middlebrooks Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425. 2015 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Claybank 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Dale County Public Lake, 861 Myrtle Drive Ozark, Alabama 36311. Online registration at RaceEntry.com
  • 147th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
8 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • PineGulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 AM ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. GWTCpinerun@gmail.com or text Carter Hay (850-294-9388) or Jennifer Hay (850-294-9395).
  • Jolly Roger4th annual Pirates of the High Seas 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2019 story. 2018 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Headland Harvest Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. 25 Grove Street, Headland, Alabama 36345. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
  • 148th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
15 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • 13th annual Sandi McCool Champions of Hope 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. The Plant, 308 North Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Online registration at RaceRoster.com.
  • 149th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
22 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • 2nd annual Argyle Volunteer Fire Department Fund Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Lake DeFuniak, 1183 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Event web page.
  • 150th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
29 October 2022 (Saturday)
  • Pumpkin41st annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified half-marathon course GA18076WC. Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. 2021 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • 17th annual St. John Road Race 5K. 8:00 AM ET. St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 41st annual Tricker Trek 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 10K and 5K / One mile immediately afterwards. Conservation Park, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event page on Facebook.
  • Dothan Running Festival 10K, 5K, and kids' run. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 8:00 AM CT Mile / 8:30 AM CT 10K. Foster Street, Dothan, Alabama. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at ChronoTrack.com. racedirector@runthecircle.com
  • 151st weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
30 October 2022 (Sunday)
  • GrapesOzan Haunted Wine Run 5K. 11:30 AM CT. Ozan Winery and Vineyard, 173 County Road 301, Calera, Alabama 35040. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com
5 November 2022 (Saturday)
  • 12th annual Run For Your Lungs 5K. 9:30 AM ET 5K / 9:35 AM ET one mile. Lake Blackshear Resort, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia 31015. 2018 story. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. 2019 Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 152nd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
6 November 2022 (Sunday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 6th annual Rex Cleveland Road Mile. 4:30 PM ET. Myers Park, 616 Myers Park Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 2nd annual ArtFest Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and fun run. 8:00 AM ET Half-Marathon / 8:30 AM ET 10K / 9:00 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET mile. Colquitt County Art Center, 401 Seventh Avenue SW, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
12 November 2022 (Saturday)
  • Catfish10th 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. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Ben Hall, blountstownfire@gmail.com or 850-674-4988.
  • 153rd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
13 November 2022 (Sunday)
  • 5th annual Hand and Hearts for Horses Veterans Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 2:00 PM ET 5K / 2:30 PM ET mile. Hands And Hearts For Horses, 3824 Lower Cairo Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2018 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
19 November 2022 (Saturday)
  • 154th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
24 November 2022 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 46th 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. 2019 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certified course FL11001TY (15K). USATF-certified course FL11113EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL11112EBM (5K). Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
  • 9th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Race web site. Online registration at UltraSignUp.com.
  • 11th annual 30A Thanksgiving Day 10K, 5K, and one mile. 7:30 AM CT 10K / 7:35 AM CT mile / 9:30 AM CT 5K. 78 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida 32461. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at GetMeRegistered.com.
26 November 2022 (Saturday)
  • 22nd annual Pilgrim Chase Trail Race 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Grayton Beach Kous Kouri 8-Mile and 4-Mile Trail Races. 8:00 AM CT. Grayton Beach State Park, 357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Event web page. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com.
  • 155th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
3 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • 156th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
10 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • Wolfpack Jingle Bell 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET mile. Florida Gateway College, 19 SE College Place, Lake City, Florida 32025. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 157th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
17 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • 158th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
24 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual VLPRA Jingle Jog 5K. 8:00 AM ET 5K. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 159th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
31 December 2022 (Saturday)
  • 160th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
1 January 2023 (Sunday)
  • Val D'Osta New Year 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Valdosta State University Complex, 401 Baytree Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2022 story. 2020 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Florida Track Club's 7th annual Frank Shorter Road Mile. 12:00 Noon ET. H Spurgeon Cherry "Westside" Pool, 1001 NW 31st Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. USATF course certification map #FL17087TY. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
7 January 2023 (Saturday)
  • 161st weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
14 January 2023 (Saturday)
  • 9th annual Half Shell Hustle 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Riverfront Park, 80 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 2022 story. 2020 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Online registration at WebScorer.com.
  • 162nd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
21 January 2023 (Saturday)
  • 163rd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
28 January 2023 (Saturday)
  • 164th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
4 February 2023 (Saturday)
  • 27th Dr. James H. Crowdis 10K & 5K. 9:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. 2020 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified 10K course GA17002WC. USATF certified 5K course GA15001WC. Event web site. Online registration at RaceEntry.com.
  • 165th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
5 February 2023 (Sunday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 48th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2022 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified marathon course FL17089TY. USATF certified half-marathon course FL17066TY. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. 2022 event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
  • 166th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
11 February 2023 (Saturday)
  • 167th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
18 February 2023 (Saturday)
  • 168th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
25 February 2023 (Saturday)
  • 169th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
4 March 2023 (Saturday)
11 March 2023 (Saturday)
18 March 2023 (Saturday)
  • 171st weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
25 March 2023 (Saturday)
  • 172nd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
1 April 2023 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 46th annual Springtime 10K, 5K and one-mile kids' run. 7:45 AM ET one-mile / 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certifed course FL22011JK (10K). USATF-certifed course FL22012JK (5K). Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. springtime10k@gmail.com.
  • 173rd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
8 April 2023 (Saturday)
  • 174th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
15 April 2023 (Saturday)
  • 175th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
22 April 2023 (Saturday)
  • 176th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
29 April 2023 (Saturday)
  • 177th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
6 May 2023 (Saturday)
  • 178th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
13 May 2023 (Saturday)
  • 179th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
20 May 2023 (Saturday)
  • 180th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
27 May 2023 (Saturday)
  • 181st weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
3 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Jam On The Coast 5K. 9:30 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407. 2022 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 11th annual Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Americus First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lee Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 2022 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RacerPal.com.
  • 49th annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 7:30 AM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2022 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 182nd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
10 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 25th annual Potluck Bash Four-Mile Cross-Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 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 RunSignUp.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
  • 183rd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
17 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 44th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL17008TY. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. watermelonrun@gmail.com
  • 4th annual Super Dad 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Beer Company, 109 Briggs Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 184th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
24 June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters' 10th annual Paul Hoover 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. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. NexnBax1@Comcast.net
  • 185th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
1 July 2023 (Saturday)
  • USA Flag4th annual Keystone Heights Freedom 5K. Keystone Heights City Hall, 555 Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 186th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
4 July 2023 (Tuesday)
  • Capital City Kiwanis' 40th 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. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL17036TY. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceRoster.com.
  • USA FlagValdosta State University Cross Country's 14th annual Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta State University Athletic Complex, 401 Baytree Road, Valdota Georgia 31601. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Florida Track Club's 45th annual Jack Gamble Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2022 story. 2019 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. USATF certified three-mile course FL17088TY. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
8 July 2023 (Saturday)
  • 13th annual Big Dog Heat Wave Five Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Lake Oliver Marina, 5501 River Road, Columbus, Georgia 31904.. 2022 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 187th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
15 July 2023 (Saturday)
  • 14th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 188th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
22 July 2023 (Saturday)
  • 189th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
29 July 2023 (Saturday)
  • 190th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
5 August 2023 (Saturday)
12 August 2023 (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. 2022 story. 2021 story. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 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. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
  • 192nd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
19 August 2023 (Saturday)
  • 193rd weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
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