Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Team Florida Track Club's Nadler and McGrail run through Payne to victory

Trail of Payne 10KKampala, Uganda hosted the World Cross-Country Championships on Sunday, 26 March 2017. The women competed at eight kilometers, while the men raced twelve kilometers. This disparity isn't limited to cross-country at the international level. At the NCAA the men's race is ten kilometers but the women's race is six kilometers. You don't see many such differences in athletics outside of cross-country, at least in the running events. There is no "men's marathon" and "women's marathon;" everyone runs 42.195 kilometers. The 10,000-meter run is 10,000 meters long, no matter who is running.


Equality for the sexes also rules the day at the Micanopy Trail of Payne cross-country run. Everyone at that annual event competes at ten kilometers. That was true at the first Trail of Payne in 2011, and it was still true at the seventh annual Trail of Payne on Saturday morning, 25 March 2017. Enoch Nadler of Gainesville, Florida won that race in 33:16. Another Gainesville athlete, Stephanie McGrail, took the women's title, placing eighth overall in 39:44. Both Nadler and McGrail are members of Team Florida Track Club.


Team Florida Track Club's Brady Holmer, a former Norther Kentucky University distance runner, grabbed the runner-up spot with a 34:33. Yet another Team Florida Track Club athlete, Jacksonville University track-and-cross-country alumnus Andy Merrill, took third in 34:40. Patrick Gallagher of Gainesville was the fastest master runner in the Trail of Payne, placing sixth overall in 38:12.


Gainesville's Anne Elise Creamer was second in the women's standings and ninth overall in 40:19. Eva George of Gainesville was the third woman and thirteenth overall in 42:13. Gretchen Loyd was the first woman master and fourth female finisher, placing seventeenth overall in 43:54.


The "Payne" in the "Trail of Payne" is Payne's Prairie, a large basin south of Gainesville that figures into the history and geology of the area. 207 athletes endured the Payne to finish the ten-kilometer run. Start 2 Finish Race Management timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Trail of Payne 10K
  1. 33:16, Enoch Nadler (M, 31) Gainesville, FL
  2. 34:33, Brady Holmer (M, 23)
  3. 34:40, Andy Merrill (M, 23)
  4. 37:19, Hutson Rapier (M, 34)
  5. 37:43, Michael Dougherty (M, 26)
  6. 38:12, Patrick Gallagher (M, 41) Gainesville, FL
  7. 39:35, Trent Herzog (M, 20)
  8. 41:13, Miles Harris (M, 28)
  9. 41:30, Dan Monteau (M, 53)
  10. 41:52, Ryan Harris (M, 27)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Trail of Payne 10K
  1. 39:44, Stephanie McGrail (F, 30)
  2. 40:19, Anne Elise Creamer (F, 26) Gainesville, FL
  3. 42:13, Eva George (F, 32) Gainesville, FL
  4. 43:54, Gretchen Loyd (F, 43)
  5. 44:41, Lauren Pearlman (F, 34)
  6. 45:09, Elizabeth Andrade (F, 47) Gainesville, FL
  7. 45:27, Sarah Williams (F, 37)
  8. 46:03, Monica Huster (F, 24) Gainesville, FL
  9. 46:49, Ana Sotillo (F, 22)
  10. 46:50, Virginia Hatch (F, 33)

Trail of Payne 10K winners, 2011 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
19 March 201135:56, Christian Kern41:06, Tatiana Titova271
17 March 201234:37, Mike Hensley40:33, Tenley Godfrey342
16 March 201337:12, Christopher Raye40:22, Stephanie McGrail273
29 March 201437:16, Nick Auyeung41:30, Carol Rowe244
28 March 201534:02, Mike Hensley42:12, Meredith DeFranco271
26 March 201635:42, Bobby Hensley43:11, Pix McGrix194
25 March 201733:16, Enoch Nadler39:44, Stephanie McGrail207


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#1925

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spratt over Spratt, while Stacie Elliott takes the women's title at the Bobcat 5K

Located on the east edge of Tallahassee, Florida, the Alford Greenway reportedly contains more than seventeen miles of trails for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and running. And on Saturday morning, 25 March 2017, just over three miles of those trails were the course for Buck Lake Elementary School's inaugural Bobcat 5K Trail Run. Kyle Spratt won the 3.1-mile race, edging Kolby Spratt 20:41 to 20:42. Stacie Elliott was the women's champion, placing sixth overall in 21:32.

Kyle Spratt
Kyle Spratt

The Bobcat 5K was a cross-country run, with all the hills and challenging footing characteristic of cross-country. March isn't thought of as cross-country season in the United States; it's actually in the heart of track season. In fact, while the Bobcat 5K was run, competition on Florida State University's Mike Long Track was raging during the FSU Relays. But America's sports seasons aren't a law of nature. That same weekend, athletes raced at the World Cross-Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda. Surely, that would inspire any enthusiast of the sport to get out for their own run on the turf.


Kyle Spratt and Kolby Spratt certainly had credentials as cross-country runners. Seventh graders at Swift Creek Middle School, both had raced on the Swift Creek boys' cross-country team during the 2015 season, and again during the 2016 season when their school won the county championship. If love of cross-country wasn't already enough to get them out to the Alford Greenway for the Bobcat 5K, then there was the added incentive that the two were alumni of Buck Lake Elementary School, the host of the race.

Kolby Spratt
Kolby Spratt

Kyle Spratt tore into the lead right after the start of the race. Kolby Spratt wasn't as quick off the starting line, but by halfway through the race he was running second, just a few steps behind Kyle. Kolby continued to shadow Kyle throughout the rest of the race, but couldn't overtake him. Kyle got the win in 20:41, with Kolby second in 20:42. Rich Heitmeyer took third in 20:54, with Vince Molosky fourth in 21:02.


Laura McDermott teaches at Buck Lake. "I had to run here!" said McDermott. "This is my school!"

Stacie Elliott
Stacie Elliott

Patriotism for Buck Lake got McDermott to the race, but it didn't get her first place in the women's standings. Stacie Elliott took that honor, leading the women's field from start to finish and running 21:32. McDermott was runner-up on the women's side and eighth overall in 21:49. Lauren Whittier, an eighth-grader on the Swift Creek cross-country team, was the third female finisher and ninth overall in 23:10.


Mark Kasper was the fastest master runner in the race, placing tenth overall in 23:58. Marie Dennis was the first woman master, finishing fourth in the women's standings and eleventh overall in 24:17.

Laura McDermott
Laura McDermott

The Buck Lake Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization staged the Bobcat Family Trail Run as a benefit for the school. 102 athletes finished the 5K and another 86 completed a one-mile fun run. Gulf Winds Track Club chip-timed both races.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Bobcat Family Trail Run 5K
  1. 20:41, Kyle Spratt (M, 13)
  2. 20:42, Kolby Spratt (M, 13)
  3. 20:54, Rich Heitmeyer (M, 36)
  4. 21:02, Vince Molosky (M, 37)
  5. 21:19, Marcial Lopez-Marre (M, 16)
  6. 21:39, Carter Quiggins (M, 12)
  7. 23:58, Mark Kasper (M, 56)
  8. 24:54, Daniel Faulkner (M, 27)
  9. 25:15, Cooper Ballantine (M, 8)
  10. 25:15, John Davis (M, 34)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Bobcat Family Trail Run 5K
  1. 21:32, Stacie Elliott (F, 35)
  2. 21:49, Laura McDermott (F, 37)
  3. 23:10, Lauren Whittier (F, 14)
  4. 24:17, Marie Dennis (F, 42)
  5. 26:02, Laura York (F, 40)
  6. 26:15, Asley Maxwell (F, 26)
  7. 27:01, Chrissy Coutts (F, 46)
  8. 29:37, Ann Chadwell (F, 48)
  9. 29:47, Fran McLean (F, 60)
  10. 30:00, Denise Hale (F, 37)

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#1924

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pottorff turns a US #4 9:03.44 and Churchill a US #1 10:23.81 at the FSU Relays

Florida State University RelaysMaking eight swift circuits of the Mike Long Track on the Tallahassee campus of Florida State University, Caleb Pottorff blasted a 9:03.44 to win the high school boys' 3200 at the Florida State University Relays--a US#4 time for the Lincoln Park senior. Then, while lane one was still smoking from Pottorff's performance, Lincoln frosh Alyson Churchill scorched the track with a US#1 10:23.81 in the high school girls' 3200. The two 24 March 2017 races accented the Relays' reputation for fast 3200 competition on Friday evenings.


There were three sections of the boys' 3200. Seeding had relegated the 2016 state cross-country champions in class 1A and class 4A, Mount Dora Christian sophomore Gabriel Curtis and Winter Springs senior Matt Doyle, to section two. Two other 2016 cross-country champs, Pottorff of class 2A and Chiles junior Michael Phillips of class 3A, were in section three with the top seeds. It didn't necessarily look like the fast section during the first half of the race. The pace started out ambitiously enough, with the leaders running the first 400 in under 67 seconds. The next three laps, though, averaged a sluggish 70 seconds each, bringing the field through 1600 around 4:37.


Then they started racing. The pace picked up during the fifth lap as Pottorff dashed out into the lead. Pottorff continued to push through laps six and seven, while the rest of the field backed off, seeming to be gathering strength for the final 400 meters. But when the bell lap opened, Pottorff was more than 30 meters ahead.


Phillips of Chiles kicked hard, trying to chase down Pottorff. Creekside senior Matthew Clark followed in Phillips' wake. Neither, though, could make up the ground they'd given up to Pottorff after the 1600 mark, and Pottorff hung on to win in 9:03.44. Phillips was second in 9:05.22 and Clark third in 9:07.36.


The three section of the high school girls' 3200 followed. Seeding isn't perfect. No one would argue that Winter Park junior Rafaella Gibbons, the two-time defending champion in the event, didn't belong in section three. It was also clear that two-time state cross-country champion Tsion Yared deserved a spot in the third section. Colquitt County junior Elizabeth Funderburk, though, ended up seeded in section two.


Funderburk followed North Fort Myers senior Kayla Easterly through the first 1600, then took over when Easterly started to fade. Finishing strong, Funderburk posted a 10:42.16, a time fast enough to win the girls' 3200 at the Relays in six of the last twelve years. Any athlete in section three was going to have to beat Funderburk's time in order to win.


Alyson Churchill started section three at a pace fast enough to put her well under Funderburk's 10:42.16. Actually, Churchill started off fast enough for a runner headed out to break 10:00. Only East Lake senior Jennifer Lima dared to try to stick with Churchill. But while the Lincoln frosh had slowed by midway through the race, passing the 1600 in 5:03.73, Lima was out of contact and Churchill was still moving faster than the rest of the field. Churchill struggled on the last lap, but the race was over. She crossed the finish line in 10:23.81, the 2017 FSU Relays champion in the 3200 for high school girls. Rafella Gibbons made up some ground on Churchill during the final lap, but not enough to challenge the Lincoln frosh nor enough to better Funderburk's time. Gibbons was third in 10:45.20. Tsion Yared was third in 10:45.48, Jupiter frosh Alexanra Del Re was fourth in 10:46.25, and Jennifer Lima fifth in 10:48.46.


2017 Florida State University Relay high school boys' 3200, top ten
  1. 9:03.44, Caleb Pottorff (Lincoln Park) 12
  2. 9:05.22, Michael Phillips (Chiles) 11
  3. 9:07.36, Matthew Clark (Creekside) 12
  4. 9:12.31, Nicholas Deal (Creekside) 12
  5. 9:13.66, Matthew Newland (Chiles) 11
  6. 9:14.12, Trenton Mandato (Trinity) 12
  7. 9:14.88, Joshua Collins (Belen Jesuit) 11
  8. 9:17.02, Tanner Chada (Hinckley-Big Rock) 12
  9. 9:19.02, Skylar Stidam (Christian Academy of Indiana) 11
  10. 9:21.85, John Cacciatore (Satellite) 12

2017 Florida State University Relay high school girls' 3200, top ten
  1. 10:23.81, Alyson Churchill (Lincoln) 9
  2. 10:42.16, Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County) 11
  3. 10:45.20, Rafaella Gibbons (Winter Park) 11
  4. 10:45.48, Tsion Yared (Pine Crest) 9
  5. 10:46.25, Alexandra Del Re (Jupiter) 9
  6. 10:48.46, Jennifer Lima (East Lake) 12
  7. 10:48.54, Hannah Schneidewind (Niceville) 11
  8. 10:50.86, Amanda Beach (Melbourne Central Catholic) 12
  9. 10:53.85, Kaylee DuPont (South Forsyth) 11
  10. 10:54.14, Ana Wallace (Chiles) 11

High School 3200-meter winners, Florida State University Relays, 2006 - 2017
DateMenWomen
24 March 20069:38.76, Daniel Roberts (Crested Butte) 1211:20.32, Alison Babb (Oak Hall) 12
30 March 20079:29.73, Joseph Franklin (Godby) 1111:34.31, Katy Swain (Maclay) 11
28 March 20089:15.18, Joseph Franklin (Godby) 1210:42.71, Kayla Hale (Holy Trinity) 11
27 March 20099:06.78, Derek Wehunt (Sickles) 1111:02.90, Jana Stolting (Maclay) 11
26 March 20109:02.87, Matt Mizereck (Leon) 1210:41.54, Jana Stolting (Maclay) 12
25 March 20119:12.16, Kikanae Punyua (Glenelg) 1210:34.90, Kacy Smith (Estero) 10
23 March 20129:10.37, Andres Arroyo (Colonial) 1110:30.53, Lily Williams (Chiles) 12
22 March 20139:07.38, Mac Macoy (Vestavia Hills) 1110:15.70, Carmen Carlos (McGill-Toole) 12
21 March 20148:59.50, Sukhi Khosla (Leon) 1110:50.94, Emily Edwards (Fort Myers) 12
27 March 20159:03.57, Sukhi Khosla (Leon) 1210:42.20, Rafaella Gibbons (Winter Park) 9
25 March 20169:08.54, Noah Perkins (Seffner Christian) 1210:35.64, Rafaella Gibbons (Winter Park) 10
24 March 20179:03.44, Caleb Pottorff (Lincoln Park) 1210:23.81, Alyson Churchill (Lincoln) 9


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#1923

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Victories at the Viking Glow Run for Fineout and Lesho

Fourth annual Viking Glow RunCross-country runner Brandon Fineout, a Pine Grove Middle School eighth-grader, won the fourth annual Viking Glow Run 5K on Friday evening, 17 March 2017. Fineout covered the course through the Kinderlou Forest community of Valdosta, Georgia in 23:19. A few steps behind Fineout, Mitch Lesho, an eight-year-old from Warner Robins, Georgia, outkicked Mark Henderson for the runner-up spot, 23:25 to 23:26. Henderson, a Valdosta athlete, was the first master runner in the race.


Meara Lesho of Tuscon, Arizona was the first woman in the 5K, placing eleventh overall in 25:51. Valdosta's Samantha DeMersseman was the second woman and thirteenth overall in 26:01. Ten-year-old Fiora Shen of Valdosta was third in the women's standings and fifteenth overall in 27:09. Another Valdosta resident, Ginger Taylor, was the first woman master and tenth female finisher, placing 26th overall in 29:25.


138 athletes finished the 5K, with another 274 completing a one-mile run. The event was held by the Westside Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization as a fundraiser. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the races and provided finish line services.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Viking Glow Run
  1. 23:18.9, Brandon Fineout (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:24.9, Mitch Lesho (M, 8) Warner Robins, GA
  3. 23:25.2, Mark Henderson (M, 42) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:03.0, Adrian Sefa (M, 10) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:05.2, Parks McCranie (M, 12) Nashville, GA
  6. 24:12.1, Jesse Reed (M, 38) Hahira, GA
  7. 24:20.2, Gavin Kovsky (M, 16) Hahira, GA
  8. 24:20.5, Avorin Kovsky (M, 17) Hahira, GA
  9. 24:47.2, Jeremy Martin (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:56.8, Jay Prince (M, 45) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2017 Viking Glow Run
  1. 25:50.5, Meara Lesho (F, 35) Tucson, AZ
  2. 26:00.8, Samantha DeMersseman (F, 38) Valdosta, GA
  3. 27:08.7, Fiora Shen (F, 10) Valdosta, GA
  4. 27:35.3, Catherine Moody (F, 12) Valdosta, GA
  5. 27:36.5, Maggie Kovsky (F, 15) Hahira, GA
  6. 27:45.2, Alyssa Pate (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  7. 28:45.5, Ella Safe (F, 12) Valdosta, GA
  8. 28:49.7, Jensen Best (F, 11) Valdosta, GA
  9. 29:22.4, Analee Reames (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  10. 29:24.3, Ginger Taylor (F, 42) Valdosta, GA

Viking Glow Run 5K winners, 2014 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
7 March 201421:31, Jackson Green25:21, Ashlee Thompson345
6 March 201519:38, Jackson Green26:19, Leah Walker163
18 March 201621:54, Noah Hart26:20, Samantha DeMersseman189
17 March 201723:19, Brandon Fineout25:51, Meara Lesho138


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#1922

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

22 March 2017 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 22 March 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.
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25 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
  • 2nd annual Florida High FAN 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Florida State University School, 3000 Schoolhouse Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2016 story. USATF certified course FL15107EBM (5K). Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Canceled
  • 4th annual Fort Braden Fund Run 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Fort Braden School, 15100 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Entry form and flyer. Ashley Prosser, prossera@leonschools.net
  • Bobcat 5K Family Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. J R Alford Greenway, 2500 South Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Specialty School, 330 Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 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.
  • 40th annual Okefenokee 10K Swamp Run. 9:00 AM ET. Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, 5626 Laura Walker Road, Waycross, Georgia 31503. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Heather Hall, okefenokeetcc@gmail.com or 912-816-7668.
  • 3rd annual Superdave 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 PM ET one mile / 8:00 PM ET 5K. Thomas County Middle School, 4681 US Highway 84 Bypass, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2015 story. Online registration at LocalRaces.com.
  • 7th annual Trail of Payne 10K. 8:30 AM ET. Payne's Prairie State Park, 100 Savannah Boulevard, Micanopy, Florida 32667. 2016 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 9th annual Peanut Proud 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. College Street at Court Square, Blakely, Georgia. Event web site. Jay Winkler, 229-225-7213.
  • 17th annual Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook.
26 MARCH 2017 (Sunday)
  • 4th annual Run To Give 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Florida State University Heritage Tower Fountain, 269 Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
1 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd 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. 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.
  • Where The Wild Things Run 5K Trail Race. 8:00 AM ET. WAFT Studios, 215 WAFT Hill Lane, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Fort Rucker Ribbon Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
  • 5th annual Minuteman 5K Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event page on Facebook. Robert Kelly, robert.kelly.7@us.af.mil or 334-340-8643.
2 APRIL 2017 (Sunday)
  • 4th annual Book It 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Phi Delta Theta's Trent Taylor 5K. 10:30 AM ET. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Event page on Facebook.
8 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • 8th annual Education For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Amber Tynan, atynan@southernscholarship.org or 850-222-3833.
  • Climb the Hill for Good Health FAMU 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida A & M University Coleman Memorial Library, 525 Orr Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. Dr. Geb Kiros, gekiros@gmail.com Postponed
  • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. Event web page. 2016 story. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
  • 6th annual Run For The Nurses half-marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET half marathon and 5K. 8:30 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Athletic Center, Perimeter Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2016 story. 2014 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Becky Arnold, rarnold@abac.edu or 229-391-5024.
  • 4th annual Breeze By The Bay 10K and 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Port Saint Joe High School, 101 Shark Drive, Port Saint Joe, Florida 32456. 2106 story. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. jslpsj@gmail.com or Michelle Perrin 850-899-0094.
  • 4th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd annual Warrior Creek 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Perryland Farms, 8200 LaValle Lane, Perry, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL15053EBM. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceIt.com. LaDonna LaValle, warriorcreek5k@gmail.com or 850-584-2371.
  • 10th annual Draggin’ Tail Ultra Trail Challenge 25K / 50K. 7:00 AM ET. Torreya State Park, 2576 NW Torreya Park Road, Bristol, FL 32321. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Coon Hill Day 5K and half-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:15 AM CT fun run. Coon Hill Cemetery, Coon Hill Cemetery Road, Jay, Florida 32565. Event page on Facebook. Matt Dobson, mdobson@liberty.edu or 850-217-2603.
9 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Camp Kesem Florida State 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook.
15 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00 AM ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL13028EBM. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jon Nash, director@ps5k.com
  • Run for the Ranch 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:15 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. 25 1st Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia 31776. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Building on Faith 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 10K and 5K. Unity Baptist Church, 101 East Bryant Drive, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • BARC Fix 'Em 5K. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. barcfixem5k@gmail.com
  • Mayhaw Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce, 320 East College Street, Colquitt, Georgia 39837. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce, cmccoc@bellsouth.net or 229-758-2400.
  • 50th annual Easter Beach Run Four Mile. 12:00 Noon ET Four Mile / 1:15 PM ET Two Mile / 2:00 PM ET Kids' races. 70 Boardwalk (next to Bubba Gump Shrimp), Daytona Beach, Florida. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
22 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Southwood Capital Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story.
  • 4th annual Meridian Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. North Florida Christian School, 3000 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event website.
  • 2nd annual Hops and Half Shells 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM ET. Wakulla Environmental Institute, 170 Preservation Way, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. 2016 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ranie Thompson, thompsor@tcc.fl.edu
  • 2nd annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Carrabelle Christian Center, 142 River Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. BeLinda Wharton, bhwharton@gmail.com or 850-544-5410.
  • Little River Run 5K (Formerly the Road Kill Run). 8:00 AM ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course GA11076WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com
  • Colin P. Kelly 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center, Building 12, 325 NW Turner Davis Drive, North Florida Community College, Madison, Florida 32340. 2016 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Tyler Coody coodyt@nfcc.edu or 850-973-1639.
  • Saint Andrew Bay Center 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT one mile / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Leslie Porter Wayside Park, 200 Michigan Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida, 32444. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
23 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • Presidential 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at tilt.com.
29 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
  • Rose40th 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). 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Rose City Run entry form. Online registration at active.com. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • 4th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL06045DL. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Ft. Rucker Army Ten-Mile Run-Off and 5 x Two-Mile Relay. 7:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 2013 story. Event web page. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center 334-255-2296 or MWR Central at 334-255-2997.
  • Run For Hope 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET one mile / 9:20 AM ET 5K. Riverfront Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Online registration at active.com.
6 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
  • 16th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • 3rd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Boll Weevil 10K and 3K fun run. 8:00 AM CT. First United Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Enterprise, Alabama 36330. Course map. Entry form and flyer.
12 MAY 2017 (Friday)
  • 30th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
13 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
  • Marzuq Shrine's 14th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5K course map. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Chad Holliday, cholliday72@aol.com or 850-778-7228.
  • 3rd annual Breathe Easy 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:15 AM ET one mile. Valdosta State University Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2016 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • 2nd annual Four Season Spring 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.
  • 36th annual Navy Copper Collar 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, 350 South Crag Road, Panama City, Florida 32407. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
20 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
  • Catfish6th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • 11th 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. 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.
  • 8th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Steve Schramm, schramm726@yahoo.com or 229-561-2725.
  • Fort Rucker Surivors and Fallen Heroes 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
  • Salute The Wounded 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Marianna Municipal Airport, Marianna, Florida 32446. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
27 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
  • USA Flag32nd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
29 MAY 2017 (Monday)
  • USA Flag9th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 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.
  • USA Flag11th annual Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 PM ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
3 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
  • 4th annual Run 2-1-1 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K & 5K. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. USATF certified 10K course FL16013EBM. USATF certified 5K course FL16012EBM.
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 20th annual Potluck Bash Cross Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 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.
  • 6th annual Anchors Away 6K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trails - Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 5th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • 43rd annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 9:00 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
10 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual 5K At Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley CafĂ©, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Shannon Moore, lee_shannon@rocketmail.com
17 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
  • Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 10K / 7:45 AM ET one-mile. Saint Peter's Anglican Church, 4784 Thomasville Road (US 319), Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 39th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer.
24 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
  • 5th annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
1 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
    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.
    • 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. 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.
    • 32nd annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440 yard swim, 10-mile bicycle, 3-mile run adults / 100 yard swim, 3-mile bicycle, one-mile run kids). 7:00 AM CT adult triathlon / 8:45 AM CT kids triathlon. Blue Spring Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. 850-671-2815.
    8 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
      15 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
      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.
      29 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
      • 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.
      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.
      • 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 page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com or 850-509-2191.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      12 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
      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.
      • 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.
      26 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)

      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
      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.
      16 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.
      • 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 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.
      30 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
      • 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
      • 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
      14 OCTOBER 2017 (Saturday)
        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.
        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).
        • Fort Rucker Spooky 5K. 9:00 AM CT. West Beach, Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. Event web page.
        4 NOVEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
        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. 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.
        • 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.
        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
        • 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)
          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. 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.
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