Wednesday, April 29, 2009

29 April 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 29 April 2009. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.

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1 MAY 2009
  • 22nd Annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Eric Brooks 229-395-1763 or eric@camillageorgia.com
2 MAY 2009
  • Tails & Trails 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 8:30 am ET. Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • Spring Fling 8-Mile / 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 am ET 8-mile and 5K, 9:30 am ET 1-mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. springflingrun@gmail.com
  • Moultrie Technical College Classic 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 7:30 am ET 5K & 10K, 9:00 am ET 1 mile. Packer Park, 343 Darbyshire Rd, Moultrie, GA 31768. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Darby Avera 229-891-7000 davera@moultrietech.edu
  • 24th Annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00 am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Downtown Endurance 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. 334-792-3217 or bjones@fbcdothan.org
  • Dewar Elementary School 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET one mile / 8:30 am ET 5K. Dewar Elementary School, 3539 Mount Zion Church Road, Valdosta. Entry form and flyer. Melissa Roe 229-219-1370 or mroe@lowndes.k12.ga.us
8 MAY 2009
  • River Town Days 5K. 8:00 am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Info at active.com. Blaine Palmer 229-400-3674
9 MAY 2009
  • 6th Annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, (850) 212-2926 or romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Colony City Chase 5K. 8:00 am ET. Fitzgerald High School, 601 West Cypress Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750. Online registration at active.com. 229-423-5048
16 MAY 2009
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327. Entry form and flyer.
  • Florida A & M Developmental Research School 5K. 8:30 am ET. FAMU DRS, 400 Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. Entry form and flyer. Natalie Jackson (850)412‐5921
  • 3rd Annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Army 10-Miler. 7:00 am CT. Fort Rucker, Alabama. Event web page. 334-255-3794
  • Bay County Association of Realtors 5K Fun Run/Walk. 8:30 am CT. Front Beach Road & Back Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL. Nancy Palmer 850-625-7433
23 MAY 2009
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Entry form and flyer.
25 MAY 2009
  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara 229-400-3750 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Old S. L. Mason School, Baytree Road and Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:59 am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, GA 31015. USATF certified course #GA07012WC. Entry form and flyer.
13 JUNE 2009
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
20 JUNE 2009
  • Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition “Run for One, Run for All” 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood State Office Complex on Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Erica Higgins, (850) 922-3498 or HigginsE@leoncountyfl.gov
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, FL. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Online registration at active.com.
27 JUNE 2009
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244
  • Summer Sizzler 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, FL. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, 850-927-2510 or hobson@fairpoint.net
4 July 2009
  • Firecracker 5K. 7:30 am ET. Greensboro, FL. Greensboro Kiwanis, PO Box 97, Greensboro, FL 32330.
  • Valdosta 5K. 7:15 am ET. Valdosta, GA. Five Points, North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia.
  • Freedom Springs Triathlon. 7:00 am CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL. Entry form and flyer. Terry Edwards (850)482-3415 or fst1@earthlink.net
18 July 2009
  • Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. Larry Dykes (334) 792-6021
  • Summer Sprint 5K. 7:30 am CT. Panama City, FL. 850-234-4370
  • Loop the Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
1 August 2009
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Wausua, FL. Frank or Carol Kreis 850-773-2030
15 August 2009
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon. 8:00 am ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com
29 August 2009
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
  • Winnersville Half-Ironman & Sprint Triathlon. 7:30 am ET (Half-Ironman, 1 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13 mile run), 8:00 am ET (Sprint, 45 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3.6 mile run). Valdosta Lowndes 4-H Facility, 5000 4-H Club Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Registration form.
12 September 2009
  • Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K. 8:00 am ET. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. Velma Penermon Stevens, (850)222-2355
19 September 2009
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, FL. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Lisa Unger, 850-562-2901 or ungertl@juno.com
26 September 2009
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 9:00 am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL. Jeff Nielsen, 850-459-8859 or dobieman@comcast.net
  • Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Civic Center Parking Lot, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Brian Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
10 October 2009
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Stepping Out for your Heart 5K. 8:00 am ET. Tift County High School, Northeast Campus, 3021 Fulwood Rd, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Darian Peavy 229-353-7796 or darian.peavy@tiftregional.com, or Ernest Lang 229-383-4264.
24 October 2009
  • Expression 5K. 8:30 am ET. Christian Heritage Church, 2820 Sharer Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Liz Baker, 850-212-7406 or lizbaker777@aol.com or expressionrun@gmail.com
31 October 2009
  • Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
14 November 2009
21 November 2009
  • 15th Annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run & Relay 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. Event web site. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe 850-763-5005, joeruns@yahoo.com
26 November 2009
  • Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15k / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site.
28 November 2009
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
5 December 2009
  • 2009 Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Killearn Lakes Elementary School, 8037 Deerlake Drive East, Bradfordville, FL. USATF certified courses FL07049EBM (10 mile) and FL07048EBM (5 mile). Event web page. Judy Alexander, 850-383-1361 or jalexander98@comcast.net
  • Christmas Parade 5K. 6:00 pm ET. Douglas, Georgia. Cathy Browning (912-384-1616 or cbrowning@windstream.net) or C.M. Jenkins (912-384-7448 or 912-383-5445 or cimjenkins@windstream.net)
12 December 2009
  • 29th Annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
16 January 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
7 February 2010
  • 36th Annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Event web site. USATF certified course FL06020DL (Marathon), FL06021DL (half-Marathon). Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
10 April 2010
  • 36th Annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some Palace Saloon 5K Numbers

Being co-director with Reid Vannoy of the recently completed 35th annual Palace Saloon 5K, I have been getting more than a few comments and questions about the size of the field this year. People seem interested in how the size of this year's race compares with earlier runnings of the Palace. The records of the race are somewhat spotty, so I can't say that it's the largest Palace Saloon 5K ever, but I can say that it's larger than any other I've been able to find a record for.

I also get asked about how the number of participants compares with other races in the area. This is a little bit easier to answer if you can agree on what the question is. I decided to compare the number of registered finishers in the Palace Saloon 5K with the number of registered finishers in other Gulf Winds Track Club races during the previous year (i.e., 12 April 2008 through 11 April 2009). I didn't want to use the calendar year, because then I would have to wait till the end of 2009 to make my comparison.







DATE RACE FINISHERS

11/27/2008 Turkey Trot 5K 1,714

4/11/2009 Palace Saloon 5K 1,022

3/28/2009 Springtime 10K 658

11/27/2008 Turkey Trot 1 Mile 597

2/1/2009 Tallahassee Half-Marathon 416

3/28/2009 Springtime 5K 409

11/27/2008 Turkey Trot 10K 389

11/27/2008 Turkey Trot 15K 341

2/1/2009 Tallahassee Marathon 203

8/16/2008 Breakfast on the Track One-Mile Run* 190

12/6/2008 Ten-Mile Challenge (10-Mile Run) 177

9/20/2008 Women's Distance Festival 5K 167

6/7/2008 Potluck Bash Four Mile Run 144

10/11/2008 Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K 142

9/27/2008 Prefontaine 5K 133

1/10/2009 Bowlegs 5K 117

8/30/2008 Miller Landing Madness 5K 110

2/21/2009 Flash 12K 105

1/17/2009 Gulf Winds Track Club 15K 96

1/17/2009 Gulf Winds Track Club 30K 87

12/6/2008 Ten-Mile Challenge (5-Mile Run) 80

8/30/2008 Miller Landing Madness 8K 76

3/28/2009 Springtime 1 Mile 74

8/30/2008 Miller Landing Madness 3K 73

12/13/2008 Tallahassee Ultra-Distance Classic 50K 33

2/21/2009 Flash 6K 30

12/13/2008 Tallahassee Ultra-Distance Classic 50 Mile 17

9/20/2008 Women's Distance Festival 1 Mile 12

*Single race run in multiple sections.


I took the figures from results published at the Gulf Winds Track Club's web site, http://www.gulfwinds.org/. Because the Palace Saloon 5K is a single race, I've chosen to compare individual races rather than entire events. Thus, for example, the Women's Distance Festival 5K and the Women's Distance Festival one-mile fun run are listed separately rather than combined as one event. This seemed fair, and it also made the Palace's numbers look more impressive, so I went with it.

The only valid conclusion that you can take from this exercise is that I like numbers a lot.

Credit for the number of finishers at the Palace this year has to go to the runners who love this race enough to run it each year, and to the heroic volunteers who served the crowds at registration before the race and at the finish line after the race. These are the people who directly responsible not only for the size of this event, but for the smooth execution that kept a large race from becoming a large disaster. Hats off to ya, and I hope you'll be around for the 36th annual Palace Saloon 5K on 10 April 2010.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bridge to Somewhere

There should be a bridge on Jackson Bluff Road over Munson Slough.


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Historically, there has been such a bridge. Jackson Bluff Road ran west to Jackson Bluff, a prominence on the Ochlockonee River that's the site of the Jackson Bluff dam (a.k.a. the Lake Talquin dam). However, in the 1930s Dale Mabry Airfield expanded to the point that the road was cut by one of the runways. Jackson Bluff Road no longer needed to cross Munson Slough, so the bridge disappeared. Dale Mabry Field ceased operation in the 1960s when Tallahassee opened a new airport, and Jackson Bluff Road resumed its old route over the runways. However, instead of Jackson Bluff Road getting a new bridge and railroad crossing, West Pensacola Street was extended to meet up with the Blountstown Highway.

For automobile traffic, you really don't need a bridge on Jackson Bluff Road. Drivers can cross the Munson Slough on the Pensacola Street Bridge, or use one of the bridges on the roads that connect Roberts Avenue and Jackson Bluff Road. What would really be useful here is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge. This would connect the neighborhoods west of Munson Slough with James Messer Fields Park. It would also enhance Jackson Bluff Road's utility as a east-west corridor for bicycle traffic--a corridor that points right at the Florida State University campus and downtown Tallahassee. Finally, the Tallahassee-Leon County Greenways Master Plan includes a shared-use trail paralleling the railroad. The bridge would allow people to access the trail from Jackson Bluff Road on either side of the slough.

CSX might not be terribly happy about having a bicycle and pedestrian path crossing their tracks, but it would sure beat having another automobile crossing.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

22 April 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 22 April 2009. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.MapHere are some upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map above. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it. An updated version of this schedule is posted to http://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/ every Wednesday, except when it isn't. If you want to link to this schedule or bookmark it, use this address, which will always give you the most recently posted calendar: http://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/search/label/calendar?max-results=1

25 APRIL 2009
  • 32nd 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, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Entry form. Event web site.
  • Junior League of Tallahassee 5K Run for Reading. 8:00 am ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Alison Voorhees, 850-933-9038 or run.for.reading@gmail.com
  • Altha Project Graduation Race to the Finish 5K. 8:00 am CT. Sam Atkins Park, Blountstown, FL 32424. Online registration at active.com
  • Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page.

1 MAY 2009
  • 22nd Annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Eric Brooks 229-395-1763 or eric@camillageorgia.com
2 MAY 2009
  • Tails & Trails 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 8:30 am ET. Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • Spring Fling 8-Mile / 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 am ET 8-mile and 5K, 9:30 am ET 1-mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. springflingrun@gmail.com
  • Moultrie Technical College Classic 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 7:30 am ET 5K & 10K, 9:00 am ET 1 mile. Packer Park, 343 Darbyshire Rd, Moultrie, GA 31768. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Darby Avera 229-891-7000 davera@moultrietech.edu
  • 24th Annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00 am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Downtown Endurance 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. 334-792-3217 or bjones@fbcdothan.org
  • Dewar Elementary School 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET one mile / 8:30 am ET 5K. Dewar Elementary School, 3539 Mount Zion Church Road, Valdosta. Entry form and flyer. Melissa Roe 229-219-1370 or mroe@lowndes.k12.ga.us
8 MAY 2009
  • River Town Days 5K. 8:00 am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Info at active.com. Blaine Palmer 229-400-3674
9 MAY 2009
  • 6th Annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, (850) 212-2926 or romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Colony City Chase 5K. 8:00 am ET. Fitzgerald High School, 601 West Cypress Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750. 229-423-5048
16 MAY 2009
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327. Entry form and flyer.
  • Florida A & M Developmental Research School 5K. 8:30 am ET. FAMU DRS, 400 Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. Entry form and flyer. Natalie Jackson (850)412‐5921
  • 3rd Annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Army 10-Miler. 7:00 am CT. Fort Rucker, Alabama. Event web page. 334-255-3794
  • Bay County Association of Realtors 5K Fun Run/Walk. 8:30 am CT. Front Beach Road & Back Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL. Nancy Palmer 850-625-7433
23 MAY 2009
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Entry form and flyer.
25 MAY 2009
  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara 229-400-3750 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Old S. L. Mason School, Baytree Road and Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:59 am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, GA 31015. USATF certified course #GA07012WC. Entry form and flyer.
13 JUNE 2009
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
20 JUNE 2009
  • Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition “Run for One, Run for All” 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood State Office Complex on Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Erica Higgins, (850) 922-3498 or HigginsE@leoncountyfl.gov
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, FL. USATF certified course #FL06044DL.
27 JUNE 2009
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244
  • Summer Sizzler 5K / 1 Mile. 6:00 pm ET. St. George Island, FL. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, 850-927-2510 or hobson@fairpoint.net
4 July 2009
  • Firecracker 5K. 7:30 am ET. Greensboro, FL. Greensboro Kiwanis, PO Box 97, Greensboro, FL 32330.
  • Freedom Springs Triathlon. 7:00 am CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL. Entry form and flyer. Terry Edwards (850)482-3415 or fst1@earthlink.net
18 July 2009
  • Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes (334) 792-6021
  • Summer Sprint 5K. 7:30 am CT. Panama City, FL. 850-234-4370
1 August 2009
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Wausua, FL. Frank or Carol Kreis 850-773-2030
15 August 2009
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon. 8:00 am ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com
29 August 2009
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
12 September 2009
  • Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K. Jake Gaither Park, Tallahassee, FL. Velma Penermon Stevens, (850)222-2355
19 September 2009
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, FL. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Lisa Unger, 850-562-2901 or ungertl@juno.com
26 September 2009
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 9:00 am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL. Jeff Nielsen, 850-459-8859 or dobieman@comcast.net
  • Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Civic Center Parking Lot, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Brian Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
10 October 2009
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
21 November 2009
  • 15th Annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run & Relay 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. Event web site. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe 850-763-5005, joeruns@yahoo.com
26 November 2009
  • Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15k / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site.
28 November 2009
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
5 December 2009
  • 2009 Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Killearn Lakes Elementary School, 8037 Deerlake Drive East, Bradfordville, FL. USATF certified courses FL07049EBM (10 mile) and FL07048EBM (5 mile). Event web page. Judy Alexander, 850-383-1361 or jalexander98@comcast.net
12 December 2009
  • 29th Annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
7 February 2010
  • 36th Annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. Event web site. USATF certified course FL06020DL (Marathon), FL06021DL (half-Marathon). Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
10 April 2010
  • 36th Annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Flint River Greenway Trail, Albany, Georgia

After checking the weather, and making sure that the Flint River wasn't above flood stage in Albany, Georgia, we decided that it would be a good day to explore the Flint River Greenway Trail. Not that the Flint River is prone to flooding, but the trail is in the flood plain, and is probably underwater during any flood event. In fact, the trail had been underwater a couple of weeks before our visit, and the river was still high.

The trail is twelve-feet wide and paved with concrete. The southern end of the trail was near the Vietnam War Memorial in Veterans Park, or very close to the intersection of East Oglethorpe Boulevard (US 82) and South Front Street. From here, the trail descends a short, steep slope to the river, passing underneath the Oglethorpe Bridge to head upstream (roughly north) with the Flint River on your right. Coming out from under the bridge, the trail passes below Ray Charles Plaza, at the top of the riverbank on your left you should be able to see a bronze statue of Charles at his piano. Past Ray Charles Plaza the trail runs underneath the Broad Avenue bridge and enters Riverside Park. Riverside Park has a lot of pedestrian traffic, so don't expect to be able to run or ride swiftly here. Uphill to the left is the Flint RiverQuarium, a uniquely-shaped building that also contains a blue-hole spring.

At the north end of Riverside Park the trail goes under a railroad trestle. This is the official start of the trail, or at least where the 0-mile marker post stands. There are mileage posts every half mile from here to the north end of the trail at Cleve Cox Landing. There are also street names painted on the pavement every block, showing you where 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, and other Albany street would intersect the trail if they actually made it that far east. Of all the east-west avenues in Albany, only Society Avenue and 3rd Avenue make it over the railroad tracks and through the wetlands to bump into the trail.

After about a half mile the trail and the Flint River start to angle apart. Early in the second mile the trail splits to pass under another railroad trestle. North of the trestle, the Oxford Construction Company is on the left side of the trail and the Oxford Environmental Park is on the right. The park seems to have formerly been the sand mine for the construction company; now it has been turned over to whatever wildlife can live there. Nature trails dotted with benches and observation decks run through the park from the greenway trail down to the Flint River.

North of Oxford Environmental Park, the Flint River Greenway Trail passes the 1-1/2 mile post and then runs under the Liberty Expressway (US 19) bridge over the Flint River. North of US 19 the trail winds around a pond with an observation deck, and then straightens out to head north to an intersection with unpaved Georgia Power Road. A short side-trip east on Georgia Power Road will take you to a narrow bridge over Muckafoone Creek, from which you can see the Lake Chehaw spillway. If water is going over the spillway you'll be able to hear it from the trail.

Past Georgia Power Road the Greenway Trail starts to wind as it passes the two-mile mark. There are also some short climbs on this stretch. Paths to the right of the trail are worth exploring for views of Muckafoone Creek, Lake Chehaw, and the ruins of an old railroad bridge. Continuing on the Greenway Trail will take you to the parking lot for Cleve Cox Landing, a boat ramp on Lake Chehaw. Go all the way to the boat ramp itself to see the last milepost on the trail, marked 2.4 miles.

Not quite three miles long, the Flint River Greenway Trail is short but pleasant. It doesn't really go anywhere, so it has little or no potential as an alternative transportation corridor. The trail is principally a recreational trail, and it gets a lot of recreational use. There were lots of cyclists and walkers on the trail during our visit, and hoofprints along the trail demonstrated that equestrians had been using the greenway as well. The trail was originally conceived to run about seven miles from Radium Springs in the south to the Parks at Chehaw in the north, but plans to complete the northern extension of the trail have been postponed due to lack of funds. The Albany - Sasser - Dawson Rail Trail was also supposed to link to the Flint River Greenway Trail, but that project has yet to move off the drawing board.

But if you're in Albany and the river don't rise, check out the Flint River Greenway Trail.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

The Sunshine State and the Washboard State

picture of roadwayI like bicycle lanes. A four-inch wide stripe of paint isn't much to separate you from motor traffic, but I have my own strip of pavement to pedal on--even if I do have to share it with broken glass and rotten armadillo carcasses. There are quite a few bicycle lanes on Florida highways now, US 319 for instance. But if you keep pedaling north on US 319, eventually you cross over into Georgia

Georgia also has "bicycle lanes" on many of its highways. These really aren't for bicycles, though. They're cut with deep grooves, possibly to wake up a sleeping driver whose automobile has started to drift off the road. The washboard pattern would more than startle you out of your reverie if you were on a bicycle. It's sort of a "welcome to Georgia!" complimentary pulverization of your vertebrae. It can't do your machine any good, either. If I were riding from Tallahassee, Florida to Thomasville, Georgia, it would certainly encourage me to turn around at the state line.

Maybe that's the point. It would explain a lot.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Martha Wellman Park Trail, Tallahassee, Florida

If you've been driving on West Tennessee Street (US 90) just west of Capital Circle NW in recent years, you may have noticed a massive stormwater retention pond being constructed south of the highway. That pond-- a joint project of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Conservation, the Florida Department of Transportation and Blueprint 2000--will soon be the setting for another Tallahassee-area paved trail, the Martha Wellman Park Trail. This joins the Lake Henrietta Trail and the Lake Elberta Trail as local trails built around stormwater retention ponds.

The pond is part of the Blueprint 2000 project to improve Capital Circle NW from the Interstate 10 interchange south to West Tennessee Street (US 90). All the new pavement--from widening the road, adding sidewalks and bike lanes, and improving intersections--creates more stormwater run-off, and that water has to go somewhere, hence the creation of "Regional Pond #1." However, instead of digging a deep hole and fencing it off, "the facility was designed as a multi-use pond." West Tallahassee gets a park and trail.

The trail is already in place. It is ten-feet wide, paved with asphalt, and makes a 3870-foot circuit of the pond. The east side of the trail is bordered by the Oakside Park mobile-home village, and the south side by homes on Shuler Road, but much of the trail is bounded by woods. Eight spots on the outside of the trail have been prepared for the mounting of benches. A parking lot is already in place along US 90, but is currently occupied by construction vehicles. Landscaping continues, but sod and trees have already been planted. Cypress trees have been set along the water; right now the trees look like tomato stakes but one day they will line the pond like the columns of a cathedral. In that same happy future, the magnolia and live oak saplings planted on the outside of the trail will be providing shade.

The trail already has a few users. As for the pond, local birds are not waiting for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In three visits I've spotted doves, red-winged blackbirds, cormorants, great blue herons, american egrets, wood storks, and other birds on and around the water.

You can find the trail across the highway from the Capital Center, 5050 West Tennessee Street, home to offices of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Revenue--aka "Taxland." The park and trail should be immediately useful to workers at the Capital Center, being a pleasant site for a lunchtime stroll or for a workout before or after the business day.

Blueprint 2000 has tentatively scheduled the dedication of the park for 9:30 am on 1 June 2009 and will be named Martha Wellman Park. Martha Wellman served on the Economic and Environmental Consensus Committee and was a Community Representative on the Capital Circle Southwest Project.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

15 April 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 15 April 2009. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.

Map

Here are some upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map above. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it. An updated version of this schedule is posted to http://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/ every Wednesday, except when it isn't. If you want to link to this schedule or bookmark it, use this address, which will always give you the most recently posted calendar: http://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/search/label/calendar?max-results=1

18 APRIL 2009
  • Autism Research 5K and one mile. 8:00 am ET 5K / 9:00 am ET one mile. Southwood Commerce Center, Merchant's Row Blvd at Four Oaks Blvd, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. veronica.jones@med.fsu.edu
  • Planting New Hope 5K. 9:00 am ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Smiling Pig 5K. 8:00 am CT. Citizens’ Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, FL 32446. Entry form and flyer.
  • 3rd Annual Hahira United Methodist Church Hope and Faith 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. Hahira United Methodist Church, 100 East Stanfill Street, Hahira, GA 31632.
  • Mayhaw Festival 5K. 8:30 am ET. Colquitt, GA.
  • Festival on the Rivers 5 Mile. 7:30 am CT. Geneva High School, 505 Panther Dr, Geneva, AL 36340. Event web page.
25 APRIL 2009
  • 32nd 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, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Entry form. Event web site.
  • Junior League of Tallahassee 5K Run for Reading. 8:00 am ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Alison Voorhees, 850-933-9038 or run.for.reading@gmail.com
  • Altha Project Graduation Race to the Finish 5K. 8:00 am CT. Sam Atkins Park, Blountstown, FL 32424. Online registration at active.com
  • Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page.

1 MAY 2009
  • 22nd Annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Eric Brooks 229-395-1763 or eric@camillageorgia.com
2 MAY 2009
  • Tails & Trails 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 8:30 am ET. Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • Spring Fling 8-Mile / 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 am ET 8-mile and 5K, 9:30 am ET 1-mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. springflingrun@gmail.com
  • Moultrie Technical College Classic 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 7:30 am ET 5K & 10K, 9:00 am ET 1 mile. Packer Park, 343 Darbyshire Rd, Moultrie, GA 31768. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Darby Avera 229-891-7000 davera@moultrietech.edu
  • 24th Annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00 am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Downtown Endurance 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. 334-792-3217 or bjones@fbcdothan.org
8 MAY 2009
  • River Town Days 5K. 8:00 am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Info at active.com. Blaine Palmer 229-400-3674
9 MAY 2009
  • 6th Annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, (850) 212-2926 or romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Colony City Chase 5K. 8:00 am ET. Fitzgerald High School, 601 West Cypress Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750. 229-423-5048
16 MAY 2009
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327. Entry form and flyer.
  • Florida A & M Developmental Research School 5K. 8:30 am ET. FAMU DRS, 400 Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. Entry form and flyer. Natalie Jackson (850)412‐5921
  • 3rd Annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Army 10-Miler. 7:00 am CT. Fort Rucker, Alabama. Event web page. 334-255-3794
  • Bay County Association of Realtors 5K Fun Run/Walk. 8:30 am CT. Front Beach Road & Back Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL. Nancy Palmer 850-625-7433
23 MAY 2009
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Entry form and flyer.
25 MAY 2009
  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara 229-400-3750 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:59 am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, GA 31015. USATF certified course #GA07012WC. Entry form and flyer.
13 JUNE 2009
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
20 JUNE 2009
  • Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition “Run for One, Run for All” 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood State Office Complex on Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Erica Higgins, (850) 922-3498 or HigginsE@leoncountyfl.gov
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, FL. USATF certified course #FL06044DL.
27 JUNE 2009
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244
  • Summer Sizzler 5K / 1 Mile. 6:00 pm ET. St. George Island, FL. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, 850-927-2510 or hobson@fairpoint.net
4 July 2009
  • Firecracker 5K. 7:30 am ET. Greensboro, FL. Greensboro Kiwanis, PO Box 97, Greensboro, FL 32330.
  • Freedom Springs Triathlon. 7:00 am CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL. Entry form and flyer. Terry Edwards (850)482-3415 or fst1@earthlink.net
18 July 2009
  • Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes (334) 792-6021
  • Summer Sprint 5K. 7:30 am CT. Panama City, FL. 850-234-4370
1 August 2009
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Wausua, FL. Frank or Carol Kreis 850-773-2030
15 August 2009
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon. 8:00 am ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com
29 August 2009
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
12 September 2009
  • Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K. Jake Gaither Park, Tallahassee, FL. Velma Penermon Stevens, (850)222-2355
19 September 2009
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, FL. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Lisa Unger, 850-562-2901 or ungertl@juno.com
26 September 2009
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 9:00 am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL. Jeff Nielsen, 850-459-8859 or dobieman@comcast.net
  • Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Civic Center Parking Lot, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Brian Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
10 October 2009
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
21 November 2009
  • 15th Annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run & Relay 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. Event web site. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe 850-763-5005, joeruns@yahoo.com
26 November 2009
  • Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15k / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site.
28 November 2009
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
5 December 2009
  • 2009 Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Killearn Lakes Elementary School, 8037 Deerlake Drive East, Bradfordville, FL. USATF certified courses FL07049EBM (10 mile) and FL07048EBM (5 mile). Event web page. Judy Alexander, 850-383-1361 or jalexander98@comcast.net
12 December 2009
  • 29th Annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
10 April 2010
  • 36th Annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Online registration at active.com.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Robida outruns a thousand to win the Palace Saloon 5K

race photoOver a thousand runners left James Messer Fields Park just after 8:00 am on 11 April 2009, headed for the Palace Saloon. Sixteen minutes and twenty-one seconds after the starting gun had sounded, John Robida was the first to arrive, becoming the overall winner of the 35th annual Palace Saloon 5K. Seven seconds back David Altmaier edged out Stephen Cox for the runner-up spot, 16:28 to 16:30. Top master runner honors went to Michael Martinez, who finished seventh overall in 17:22. It was a repeat title for Martinez, who was also the Palace Saloon Run's fastest master in 2006. A Grand Master (age 50 and over) title was awarded for the first time this year, and David Yon took the new prize, running 18:41.


race photorace photoLisa Johnson successfully defended her women's title, beating out the nearest challenger, Amy Paine, 18:11 to 18:15. 2002 titleist Allison Eagen was the third woman in at 19:03. During this century, Julie Clark had established a near monopoly on the women's master division, winning the honors in six of the last seven years. But in this year's Palace Saloon 5K, Mary Anne Grayson broke Clark's stranglehold, running 20:22 to finish as the top woman master. Jane Johnson took home the first ever women's Grand Master prize with a 20:29.

The race had 1,022 registered finishers, the most ever recorded in the 35-year history of the Palace Saloon 5K. The 36th annual Palace Saloon 5K is scheduled for 10 April 2010.


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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

8 April 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road race schedule for 8 April 2009. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.

Map

Here are some upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the area in the map above. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it. An updated version of this schedule is posted to http://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/ every Wednesday, except when it isn't. If you want to link to this schedule or bookmark it, use this address, which will always give you the most recently posted calendar: http://troubleafoot.blogspot.com/search/label/calendar?max-results=1

11 APRIL 2009
  • 35th Annual Palace Saloon 5 km. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. Registration form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Freedom Sports "Run For Reina." 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, 16150 Front Beach Road
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413. Online registration at active.com.
18 APRIL 2009
  • Autism Research 5K and one mile. 8:00 am ET 5K / 9:00 am ET one mile. Southwood Commerce Center, Merchant's Row Blvd at Four Oaks Blvd, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. veronica.jones@med.fsu.edu
  • Planting New Hope 5K. 9:00 am ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd Annual Hahira United Methodist Church Hope and Faith 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. Hahira United Methodist Church, 100 East Stanfill Street, Hahira, GA 31632.
  • Mayhaw Festival 5K. 8:30 am ET. Colquitt, GA.
  • Festival on the Rivers 5 Mile. 7:30 am CT. Geneva High School, 505 Panther Dr, Geneva, AL 36340. Event web page.
25 APRIL 2009
  • 32nd 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, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Entry form. Event web site.
  • Junior League of Tallahassee 5K Run for Reading. 8:00 am ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Alison Voorhees, 850-933-9038 or run.for.reading@gmail.com
  • Altha Project Graduation Race to the Finish 5K. 8:00 am CT. Sam Atkins Park, Blountstown, FL 32424. Online registration at active.com
  • Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page.

1 MAY 2009
  • 22nd Annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Eric Brooks 229-395-1763 or eric@camillageorgia.com
2 MAY 2009
  • Tails & Trails 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 8:30 am ET. Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • Spring Fling 8-Mile / 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 am ET 8-mile and 5K, 9:30 am ET 1-mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. springflingrun@gmail.com
  • Moultrie Technical College Classic 5K / 10K / 1 Mile. 7:30 am ET 5K & 10K, 9:00 am ET 1 mile. Packer Park, 343 Darbyshire Rd, Moultrie, GA 31768. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Darby Avera 229-891-7000 davera@moultrietech.edu
  • 24th Annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00 am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Downtown Endurance 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. 334-792-3217 or bjones@fbcdothan.org
8 MAY 2009
  • River Town Days 5K. 8:00 am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Info at active.com. Blaine Palmer 229-400-3674
9 MAY 2009
  • 6th Annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, (850) 212-2926 or romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Colony City Chase 5K. 8:00 am ET. Fitzgerald High School, 601 West Cypress Street, Fitzgerald, GA 31750. 229-423-5048
16 MAY 2009
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327. Entry form and flyer.
  • 3rd Annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Army 10-Miler. 7:00 am CT. Fort Rucker, Alabama. Event web page. 334-255-3794
  • Bay County Association of Realtors 5K Fun Run/Walk. 8:30 am CT. Front Beach Road & Back Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL. Nancy Palmer 850-625-7433
23 MAY 2009
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Entry form and flyer.
25 MAY 2009
  • 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara 229-400-3750 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:59 am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, GA 31015. USATF certified course #GA07012WC. Entry form and flyer.
13 JUNE 2009
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
20 JUNE 2009
  • Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition “Run for One, Run for All” 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood State Office Complex on Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Erica Higgins, (850) 922-3498 or HigginsE@leoncountyfl.gov
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, FL. USATF certified course #FL06044DL.
27 JUNE 2009
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244
  • Summer Sizzler 5K / 1 Mile. 6:00 pm ET. St. George Island, FL. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, 850-927-2510 or hobson@fairpoint.net
4 July 2009
  • Firecracker 5K. 7:30 am ET. Greensboro, FL. Greensboro Kiwanis, PO Box 97, Greensboro, FL 32330.
  • Freedom Springs Triathlon. 7:00 am CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL. Entry form and flyer. Terry Edwards (850)482-3415 or fst1@earthlink.net
18 July 2009
  • Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303.
  • Summer Sprint 5K. 7:30 am CT. Panama City, FL. 850-234-4370
1 August 2009
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Wausua, FL. Frank or Carol Kreis 850-773-2030
15 August 2009
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon. 8:00 am ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com
29 August 2009
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
19 September 2009
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, FL. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Lisa Unger, 850-562-2901 or ungertl@juno.com

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