Wednesday, September 30, 2009

30 September 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 30 September 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

3 OCTOBER 2009
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Salmonole Run. 8:00 am ET. Florida State University, 117 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira, Georgia. Event web site. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com
  • Joann Weintritt Memorial Pumpkins in the Park 2-Mile Run. 8:00am CT. Under the Oaks Park, 5843 E Hwy 98, Panama City, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate to Gate 4.2-Mile Run. 9:00am CT. Daleville Gate, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. 334-255-3794.
10 OCTOBER 2009
  • Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational. 7:50am ET college men's 8K / 8:30am college women's 5K / 9:00am high school boys' 5K / 9:30am high school girls' 5K / 10:10am Open boys and men's 5K / 10:40am Open girls' and women's 5K. Apalachee Regional Park cross-country course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer for the 5K open races. 978-430-9786 or hjn08c@fsu.edu
  • Parent's Weekend 5K. 7:30 am ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, South Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web site. Entry form. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Stepping Out for your Heart 5K. 8:00 am ET. Tift County High School, Northeast Campus, 3021 Fulwood Rd, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation web site. Darian Peavy 229-353-7796 or darian.peavy@tiftregional.com, or Ernest Lang 229-383-4264.
  • Oyster Spat Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Sugar Hill Beach in St George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, Florida 32328. Event web site. rickplesinger@yahoo.com
  • Marianna Fire Rescue "Stepping out for Fire Safety" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT. Marianna Fire Rescue Station 1, 4425 Clinton Street, Marianna, FL. Online registration at active.com. bennettb@cityofmarianna.com or 850-526-4612.
  • Champions of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303. Entry form. Race flyer. (334) 673-4150.
  • Valdosta State University Homecoming 5K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. VSU Campus Recreation, 229-333-5898 or imsports@valdosta.edu
17 OCTOBER 2009
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Red Fox Trot 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am one-mile fun run. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Centerville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Lisa Johnson, robertselementaryrace@gmail.com, or Kim McFarland, mcfarlandk2@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
  • Semper Fi Society 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University Leach Student Recreation Center, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Mario Naccarato, marioknocka@hotmail.com
  • John Johnson Bulldog Trot 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET. John Johnson Elementary School, 1947 West Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com, or Tammi Enfinger, tenfinger@dcboe.com
  • Joyce's Jog 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am ET 1-mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, Hwy 84 and Hwy 91, Donalsonville, Georgia. Event web site. Steffey Vines, 229-254-2867.
18 OCTOBER 2009
  • Big Bend Cares 2009 AIDS 5K Run. 3:00 pm ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Melissa Walton, mwalton@bigbendcares.org or 656-2437 x225.
24 OCTOBER 2009
  • 11th annual Alan Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web site.
  • 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
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
  • Paws in the Park 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET 5K / 9:00 am ET 1-mile. Constitution Convention Park, Port St. Joe, Florida. USATF certified course FL08039EBM. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. J. Mercuri, jmer@gtcom.net or 850-227‐6940.
  • ZTA Think Pink 5K. 7:00am ET. Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
25 OCTOBER 2009
  • FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 4:00 pm ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web site. Registration form and flyer. Laura Davis, led07f@med.fsu.edu
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).
  • Celebration Baptist Church Fall Fest 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Celebration Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Alan Hart, 850-321-4143.
  • Tricker Trek 10K Run & 1 Mile Family Fun Run. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL. Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin (850)271-5896 or Joe Edgecombe (850)774-0018
  • Sixth annual St. John Road Race 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot. 8:30 am ET (5K), 9:30 am ET (1 Mile), 9:45 am ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602-1699. Entry form and flyer. 229-244-2556
  • Run for Your Life 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00am CT. Blountstown Health and Rehab Center, 16690 SW Chipola Rd, Blountstown, Florida. Dan Walsh, 850-674-4080.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Event web page. Race flyer. 334-255-3794.
1 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Team Gey 5K Run/Walk Toward an ALS Cure. 9:00am ET. Florida State University College of Law, 425 West Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Barbara Leach, 850-766-0475
5 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Florida State Employees Charitable Contribution for United Way 5K. 9:00am ET. Shusters Eatz Cafe, 4055 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Tim Unger, 850-921-0035.
7 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Cops For Kids 5K. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee, Florida. Cops For Kids web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Rogers, 850-566-4131 or 850-566-2560.
  • 5K Run For Global Health. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Michelle Clark, globemedfsu@gmail.com
  • Alligator Lake 5K / 10K. 9:00am ET. Alligator Lake Park, 1498 SW Country Club Road, Lake City, FL 32025. Online registration at active.com. Dusty Smith, halfmiletiming_dusty@hotmail.com
  • 18th Annual Army Aviation Association of America Chili 5K. 9:00am CT. Howze Field, Novosel Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama. USATF certified course #AL04012JD. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • 4th Annual Turkey Trot 10K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. VSU Campus Recreation, 229-333-5898, or Paul Gugliucci, pvgugliucci@valdosta.edu
14 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition 5K. 8:00am ET. Southwood State Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Gwen Williams, williamsg@leoncountyfl.gov or (850) 414-9826.
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Entry form and flyer.
  • 18th Annual Run For Rover 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:30am ET 1-mile. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course #GA91032WIN. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Entry form and flyer. Carol Jones, pets@rose.net or 229-228-0613.
  • Miles for Smiles 5K. 8:30 am ET (one-mile fun run), 9:00 am ET (5K). Coffee Regional Medical Center, 1101 Ocilla Road, Douglas, GA 31533.
  • YMCA Holiday Chili Run. 8:00 am ET. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Online registration at active.com.
  • Trot for Tots 10K & 5K. 9:00 am CT. Panama City Marina, 1 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • Lace Up for the Youth of Henry County 5K and 1-Mile. 8:00am CT. Henry County Courthouse, 101 Court Sq Ste H, Abbeville, AL 36310. Pastor Spears, jspears@mvpsportsonline.org or 334-685-9381.
  • Tri the Rez Triathlon and Triathlon Relay (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 5K run). 8:00am ET. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Entry form and flyer. Austin Boyle, alb06r@fsu.edu or 850-383-9196.
21 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Junior League of Tallahassee 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Alison Voorhees, jlt5Krun@gmail.com
  • Marzuq Shrine Bradley's Country Fun Day Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road Tallahassee, FL 32309. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe 850-763-5005, joeruns@yahoo.com
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Georgia Turkey Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Georgia Golf Driving Range, 814 Radford Blvd, Albany, Georgia. Event organizers website. Online registration at active.com.
  • Run With The Son 5K. 9:00am CT. Altha Area Recreational Park, 15727 NW Bodiford Road, Altha, FL 32421. Online registration at active.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. Online registration at active.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:55am ET 1,500m. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
  • Move Your Feet to the Beat 5K. 8:00am CT. WaterSound Village Commons, U.S. Hwy 98, WaterSound, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Joan Luchese, jmluchese@bellsouth.net or 850-231-9941
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. Entry form and flyer. Judy Alexander, 850-383-1361 or jalexander98@comcast.net
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Contact reindeertrot@gmail.com
  • Run For The Redfish Half-Marathon, 5K, and Kids' Fun Run. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. Event web site. Registration form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 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)
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Kiwanis Hometown Holiday Celebration Fun Run. 2:00 pm ET. 8th Street Middle School's Brodie Field, 8th Street & Forrest Street, Tifton, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
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. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
9 JANUARY 2010
  • Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
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)
23 JANUARY 2010
  • 5th Annual Special Olympics Leon County 5K. 9:00 am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. USATF certified course #FL06015DL. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
6 FEBRUARY 2010
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). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2010
  • 2nd annual Trade Love Run 5K & 10K. 8:00am ET. Willis Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. Larissa Carpenter, BainbridgeTradeLoveRun@gmail.com
20 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Flash 12 km / 6 km. 8:13am ET. J Lewis Hall, Sr. Park, 7575 Old Woodville Road, Woodville, FL 32310. USATF certified 12K course #FL05007DL. Entry form and flyer. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com or 850-668-4907.
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
3 APRIL 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.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, September 29, 2009

Apalachee Regional Park Cross-Country Course Map Released

With the Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational less than two weeks away, FSU has released the "final" map of the course at Apalachee Regional Park.
The map was drawn by Florida State University coach Karen Harvey. There is no compass rose, but the top of the map is east, so Lake Lafayette is to the left (north) and US 27 / Apalachee Parkway is to the right (south).

The FSU Cross-Country Invitational will be the inaugural event on the course; it is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, 10 October 2009 and will include collegiate, high school, and open races.
  • 7:50am College Men’s 8k
  • 8:30am College Women’s 5k
  • 9:00am High School Varsity Boys 5k
  • 9:30am High School Varsity Girls 5k
  • 10:10am Open Male 5k (open to all ages)
  • 10:40am Open Female 5k (open to all ages)
  • 11:00am College and High School Team Awards
Visitors to the course should stay the heck away from the radio-controlled airfield. They don't strafe the course, runners shouldn't intefere with their planes. If anything, we have a common enemy out at the Apalachee Regional Park--the feral pigs that wander out of the woods and dig everything up.

Before the Invitational there will be one last workday on the course on the morning of Sunday, 4 October 2009. The Apalachee Regional Park cross-country course was developed through a partnership of the Leon County Division of Parks and Recreation, the Gulf Winds Track Club, and Florida State University. The course is located in Apalachee Regional Park, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, or on US 27 about 4-and-a-half miles east of the intersection of US 319 (Capital Circle) and US 27 (Apalachee Parkway).

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Lost on the Quail Trail

Pebble Hill Plantation opened its gates on Saturday morning, 26 September 2009, and welcomed runners to the Quail Trail 5K and the Thomasville Invitational cross-country meet. When the morning was over Steven Cox had won the Quail Trail in 22:01 while Nancy Stedman won the women's division in 24:38. In the high school races, Maclay's Jana Stolting opened her season by winning the girls' race with an 18:43, finishing over a quarter mile ahead of the runner-up, Stefanie Kurgatt. The title in the boys' race went to David Daniel, a Thomasville High senior who ran 17:39 to finish 10 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger, Maclay's Austin Stevens.

You may have noticed the somewhat unusual winning times for the Quail Trail. If they seem a bit slow for a 5K, well, they are. Very early in the race the runners were led astray and everyone ended up running 6-1/3 kilometers, or some other odd distance. Estimates vary, but all opinions agreed that the course as run was farther than 5K. This started with the reluctance of Pebble Hill's management to allow their beautiful grounds to be defaced with chalked course markings. So for the Quail Trail 5K, the only markings were a few inadequate signs here and there, about the size of a sheet of typing paper and hand lettered. There was a lead vehicle, but the driver didn't know the course. There seemed to be course workers at every intersection, but somehow the field missed a turn anyway.

Apparently everyone ran the same route, though, and it wasn't a PR course anyway. Plus, everyone got to see some beautiful plantation land (although I doubt anyone was paying much attention to scenery after the third mile).

After the last of the Quail Trail runners had been shooed off the plantation roads, it was time for the high school cross-country program of the Thomasville Invitational. The high school runners seemed to have better success at staying on the course. Possibly their course was marked better, or their lead vehicle was driven by someone who actually knew where to go. Or perhaps their coaches had bullied them into going over the course before the race. That's always a good idea.

The girls' race was the opening contest of the season for Maclay's Jana Stolting, who had missed her team's first two competitions. Stolting cruised into the lead early and stayed there. The top three places went to Maclay, as Stolting was trailed in by teammates Stefanie Kurgatt (20:18) and Shelby Salimone (21:10). Sweeping the top three places certainly didn't hurt Maclay in the team standings, and the Marauders defeated runners-up Lee County High School 34 to 89. Lee County ended up just two points ahead of third-place team, Bainbridge.

Similarly to Stolting, Thomasville High's David Daniel took an early lead in the boys' race. Daniel--the 2008 Georgia Region 1-2A champion--never built the kind of lead that Stolting enjoyed, but still crossed the line well ahead of Maclay's Austin Stevens and Maclay's Patrick Swain (18:21). Nevertheless, Maclay won the team crown, outscoring runner-up Bainbridge 40 to 64.

In spite of the snafus, it might still be worth going back to the Quail Trail next year. The setting is beautiful, the high school competition is great, and there might still be some folks lost out there that we need to look for.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

23 September 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 September 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

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
  • Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • A Bridge to a Brighter Day 5K. 8:00 am CT. Carl Grey Park, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jog For Jake 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Headland Fall Farmers' Market 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT. Gazebo on the square on Park Street, Headland, Alabama. Susan Owens 334-889-2225
3 OCTOBER 2009
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Salmonole Run. 8:00 am ET. Florida State University, 117 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira, Georgia. Event web site. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com
  • Joann Weintritt Memorial Pumpkins in the Park 2-Mile Run. 8:00am CT. Under the Oaks Park, 5843 E Hwy 98, Panama City, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate to Gate 4.2-Mile Run. 9:00am CT. Daleville Gate, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. 334-255-3794.
10 OCTOBER 2009
  • Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational. 7:50am ET college men's 8K / 8:30am college women's 5K / 9:00am high school boys' 5K / 9:30am high school girls' 5K / 10:10am Open boys and men's 5K / 10:40am Open girls' and women's 5K. Apalachee Regional Park cross-country course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer for the 5K open races. 978-430-9786 or hjn08c@fsu.edu
  • Parent's Weekend 5K. 7:30 am ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, South Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web site. Entry form. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Stepping Out for your Heart 5K. 8:00 am ET. Tift County High School, Northeast Campus, 3021 Fulwood Rd, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation web site. Darian Peavy 229-353-7796 or darian.peavy@tiftregional.com, or Ernest Lang 229-383-4264.
  • Oyster Spat Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Sugar Hill Beach in St George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, Florida 32328. Event web site. rickplesinger@yahoo.com
  • Marianna Fire Rescue "Stepping out for Fire Safety" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT. Marianna Fire Rescue Station 1, 4425 Clinton Street, Marianna, FL. Online registration at active.com. bennettb@cityofmarianna.com or 850-526-4612.
  • Champions of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303. Entry form. Race flyer. (334) 673-4150.
  • Valdosta State University Homecoming 5K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. VSU Campus Recreation, 229-333-5898 or imsports@valdosta.edu
17 OCTOBER 2009
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Red Fox Trot 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am one-mile fun run. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Centerville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Lisa Johnson, robertselementaryrace@gmail.com, or Kim McFarland, mcfarlandk2@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
  • Semper Fi Society 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University Leach Student Recreation Center, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Mario Naccarato, marioknocka@hotmail.com
  • John Johnson Bulldog Trot 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET. John Johnson Elementary School, 1947 West Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com, or Tammi Enfinger, tenfinger@dcboe.com
  • Joyce's Jog 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am ET 1-mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, Hwy 84 and Hwy 91, Donalsonville, Georgia. Event web site. Steffey Vines, 229-254-2867.
18 OCTOBER 2009
  • Big Bend Cares 2009 AIDS 5K Run. 3:00 pm ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Melissa Walton, mwalton@bigbendcares.org or 656-2437 x225.
24 OCTOBER 2009
  • 11th annual Alan Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web site.
  • 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
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
  • Paws in the Park 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET 5K / 9:00 am ET 1-mile. Constitution Convention Park, Port St. Joe, Florida. USATF certified course FL08039EBM. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. J. Mercuri, jmer@gtcom.net or 850-227‐6940.
  • ZTA Think Pink 5K. 7:00am ET. Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
25 OCTOBER 2009
  • FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 4:00 pm ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web site. Registration form and flyer. Laura Davis, led07f@med.fsu.edu
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).
  • Celebration Baptist Church Fall Fest 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Celebration Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Alan Hart, 850-321-4143.
  • Tricker Trek 10K Run & 1 Mile Family Fun Run. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL. Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin (850)271-5896 or Joe Edgecombe (850)774-0018
  • Sixth annual St. John Road Race 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot. 8:30 am ET (5K), 9:30 am ET (1 Mile), 9:45 am ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602-1699. Entry form and flyer. 229-244-2556
  • Run for Your Life 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00am CT. Blountstown Health and Rehab Center, 16690 SW Chipola Rd, Blountstown, Florida. Dan Walsh, 850-674-4080.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Event web page. Race flyer. 334-255-3794.
1 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Team Gey 5K Run/Walk Toward an ALS Cure. 9:00am ET. Florida State University College of Law, 425 West Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Barbara Leach, 850-766-0475
5 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Florida State Employees Charitable Contribution for United Way 5K. 9:00am ET. Shusters Eatz Cafe, 4055 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Tim Unger, 850-921-0035.
7 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Cops For Kids 5K. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee, Florida. Cops For Kids web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Rogers, 850-566-4131 or 850-566-2560.
  • 5K Run For Global Health. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Michelle Clark, globemedfsu@gmail.com
  • Alligator Lake 5K / 10K. 9:00am ET. Alligator Lake Park, 1498 SW Country Club Road, Lake City, FL 32025. Online registration at active.com. Dusty Smith, halfmiletiming_dusty@hotmail.com
  • 18th Annual Army Aviation Association of America Chili 5K. 9:00am CT. Howze Field, Novosel Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama. USATF certified course #AL04012JD. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • 4th Annual Turkey Trot 10K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. VSU Campus Recreation, 229-333-5898, or Paul Gugliucci, pvgugliucci@valdosta.edu
14 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition 5K. 8:00am ET. Southwood State Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Gwen Williams, williamsg@leoncountyfl.gov or (850) 414-9826.
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Entry form and flyer.
  • 18th Annual Run For Rover 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:30am ET 1-mile. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course #GA91032WIN. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Entry form and flyer. Carol Jones, pets@rose.net or 229-228-0613.
  • Miles for Smiles 5K. 8:30 am ET (one-mile fun run), 9:00 am ET (5K). Coffee Regional Medical Center, 1101 Ocilla Road, Douglas, GA 31533.
  • YMCA Holiday Chili Run. 8:00 am ET. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Online registration at active.com.
  • Trot for Tots 10K & 5K. 9:00 am CT. Panama City Marina, 1 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • Lace Up for the Youth of Henry County 5K and 1-Mile. 8:00am CT. Henry County Courthouse, 101 Court Sq Ste H, Abbeville, AL 36310. Pastor Spears, jspears@mvpsportsonline.org or 334-685-9381.
  • Tri the Rez Triathlon and Triathlon Relay (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 5K run). 8:00am ET. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Entry form and flyer. Austin Boyle, alb06r@fsu.edu or 850-383-9196.
21 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Junior League of Tallahassee 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Alison Voorhees, jlt5Krun@gmail.com
  • Marzuq Shrine Bradley's Country Fun Day Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road Tallahassee, FL 32309. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe 850-763-5005, joeruns@yahoo.com
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Georgia Turkey Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Georgia Golf Driving Range, 814 Radford Blvd, Albany, Georgia. Event organizers website. Online registration at active.com.
  • Run With The Son 5K. 9:00am CT. Altha Area Recreational Park, 15727 NW Bodiford Road, Altha, FL 32421. Online registration at active.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. Online registration at active.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:55am ET 1,500m. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
  • Move Your Feet to the Beat 5K. 8:00am CT. WaterSound Village Commons, U.S. Hwy 98, WaterSound, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Joan Luchese, jmluchese@bellsouth.net or 850-231-9941
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. Entry form and flyer. Judy Alexander, 850-383-1361 or jalexander98@comcast.net
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Contact reindeertrot@gmail.com
  • Run For The Redfish Half-Marathon, 5K, and Kids' Fun Run. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. Event web site. Registration form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 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)
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Kiwanis Hometown Holiday Celebration Fun Run. 2:00 pm ET. 8th Street Middle School's Brodie Field, 8th Street & Forrest Street, Tifton, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
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. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
9 JANUARY 2010
  • Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
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)
23 JANUARY 2010
  • 5th Annual Special Olympics Leon County 5K. 9:00 am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. USATF certified course #FL06015DL. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
6 FEBRUARY 2010
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). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
20 FEBRUARY 2010
  • Flash 12 km / 6 km. 8:13am ET. J Lewis Hall, Sr. Park, 7575 Old Woodville Road, Woodville, FL 32310. USATF certified 12K course #FL05007DL. Entry form and flyer. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com or 850-668-4907.
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
3 APRIL 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Online registration at active.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, September 20, 2009

Kurgatt, Doherty win 2009 Lincoln Cross-Country Invitational

The Lincoln Invitational doesn't care that you're a state cross-country champion. It doesn't even care if you're the defending champion. This was evident on Saturday, 19 September 2009, when Riley Doherty ran 16:19 over the Tom Brown Park 5K course for the win, ahead of FHSAA-1A champion Patrick Swain, FHSAA-3A champion Matt Mizereck, and defending Invitational champion Will Stanford. In the girls race there were no state champions or defending champions to be dethroned, and in a re-run of Monday's Cougar Challenge Maclay's Stefanie Kurgatt ran away from teammate Kristin Sweeney to claim the title, 19:59 to 20:26.

A morning meet in past years, the Invitational opened at 5:00 pm in Tom Brown Park with the girls' 5K race. Or at least the start was scheduled for 5:00 pm. Girls from 13 schools waited on the line for ten minutes for the race to start while a light rain fell. Finally the starting gun fired and the runners charged down a grassy slope. After the initial scramble, Maclay's Sweeney took the lead early in the first mile as the runners moved over the Goose Pond Trail bike path. On the second mile as the course ran through the woods, though, the lead belonged solely to Kurgatt, with Sweeney and Maclay senior Lindsey Sanders holding the next two positions. However, behind the Maclay vanguard the Leon girls were moving up through the field. Maclay held the first three positions all the way to the line, but Sanders had to fight off Leon's Allison Clarke for third, 22:12 to 22:14. Maclay had the first three positions in hand, but Leon had the next four, and for the fans of both teams there was a tense wait for the fifth runners to decide the team title. In the end Maclay's Lindsey Poole (19th, 23:50) and Elizabeth Santoro (28th, 24:14) were in well before Leon's Taylor McMahon (74th, 29:15), and Maclay took the team title, defeating the defending champion Leon 53 to 88.

The threat of rain fading, the boys' race started as soon as the girls were off the course. Even after half a mile as the runners traversed the Goose Pond Trail bike path, the mob was led by some raging optimists, but Doherty, Swain, and Mizereck were just off the lead, with defending champion Stanford back in the pack. By the middle of the second mile, Doherty and Swain were leading through the woods with Mizereck trailing in third. Swain moved out in front on the third mile and had a respectable lead around the last turn, a hairpin bend around a pine tree. Doherty rounded the tree seconds behind him. Swain looked cool and unreadable as usual. Doherty looked nothing but determined, and went after the leader on the final straight. The spectator noise increased as Doherty overtook and passed Swain, winning by less than half a second. 200 meters back, Stanford of Leon had moved up through the field to end up in third place at 16:57. Two-time state champion Mizereck faded to eleventh, where he finished in 18:02.

Leon placed its five scorers in the top twelve, so there was less drama in the boys' team competition than in the girls'. Leon ended up winning for the fourth year in a row with 37 points, while Maclay's 75 points was good enough for the Marauders to placed second, improving on their 2008 third-place performance.

More hot competition in high school cross country lays ahead, most notably in three weeks at the October 10 Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational at the new Apalachee Regional Park cross-country course.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Scheitlin, Robida Take Tallahassee Women's Distance Fest Titles


Kelsey Scheitlin overtook Micah Adriani in the last mile of a hilly 5K course to win the 2009 Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival on Saturday morning, 19 September 2009. Scheitlin finished in 19:00, 19 seconds ahead of the second woman in, Sarah Docter-Williams, who finished as top woman master in the event. Adriani was the third woman across the line in 19:36, just ahead of last year's runner-up, Sheryl Rosen, at 19:37. Meanwhile, in the men's race, John Robida took the lead soon after the start and never relinquished it to finish as top male in 16:34. He was stalked by the top male master, Jay Wallace, who crossed the line second overall in 16:45. Defending champion David Altmaier finished fourth in 17:39 behind Vince Molosky's 17:13.


The Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival is part of the Road Runners Club of America's series of Women's Distance Festival races around the country. The Tallahassee edition of the Festival started out as a women's-only race, evolved into an event with separate men's and women's races, and finally arrived at its current format, a 5K race in which the women start five minutes ahead of the men. It's interesting to note that the AAU mandated that the 1972 New York Marathon be run with the women competitors being given a ten-minute head start, but that this rule was protested as being demeaning to the women.

The course is USATF certified (FL00022DL) and starts and finishes near Optimist Park in the Indianhead Acres section of Tallahassee. There are some hilly sections--mountain runners may scoff, but no one will mistake this for a flat course.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

16 September 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 16 September 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

19 SEPTEMBER 2009
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, FL. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Entry form and flyer. Lisa Unger, ungertl@juno.com or 850-562-2901.
  • Race of the South 10K / 5K / One Mile. 7:30am ET 10K & 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Ave SE, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. Entry form and flyer. Contact Leslie Peretti (229) 985-1154 or leslieymca@hotmail.com
  • Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run 10K / 5K / Fun Run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, FL. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Civic Center Parking Lot, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. Brian Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.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
  • Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • A Bridge to a Brighter Day 5K. 8:00 am CT. Carl Grey Park, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jog For Jake 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Headland Fall Farmers' Market 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT. Gazebo on the square on Park Street, Headland, Alabama. Susan Owens 334-889-2225
3 OCTOBER 2009
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Salmonole Run. 8:00 am ET. Florida State University, 117 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira, Georgia. Event web site. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com
  • Joann Weintritt Memorial Pumpkins in the Park 2-Mile Run. 8:00am CT. Under the Oaks Park, 5843 E Hwy 98, Panama City, FL. Online registration at active.com.
10 OCTOBER 2009
  • Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational. 7:50am ET college men's 8K / 8:30am college women's 5K / 9:00am high school boys' 5K / 9:30am high school girls' 5K / 10:10am Open boys and men's 5K / 10:40am Open girls' and women's 5K. Apalachee Regional Park cross-country course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer for the 5K open races. 978-430-9786 or hjn08c@fsu.edu
  • Parent's Weekend 5K. 7:30 am ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, South Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web site. Entry form. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Stepping Out for your Heart 5K. 8:00 am ET. Tift County High School, Northeast Campus, 3021 Fulwood Rd, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation web site. Darian Peavy 229-353-7796 or darian.peavy@tiftregional.com, or Ernest Lang 229-383-4264.
  • Oyster Spat Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Sugar Hill Beach in St George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, Florida 32328. Event web site. rickplesinger@yahoo.com
  • Marianna Fire Rescue "Stepping out for Fire Safety" 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT. Marianna Fire Rescue Station 1, 4425 Clinton Street, Marianna, FL. Online registration at active.com. bennettb@cityofmarianna.com or 850-526-4612.
  • Champions of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303. Entry form. Race flyer. (334) 673-4150.
17 OCTOBER 2009
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Red Fox Trot 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am one-mile fun run. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Centerville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Lisa Johnson, robertselementaryrace@gmail.com, or Kim McFarland, mcfarlandk2@mail.leon.k12.fl.us
24 OCTOBER 2009
  • 11th annual Alan Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web site.
  • 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
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
25 OCTOBER 2009
  • FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 4:00 pm ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web site. Registration form and flyer. Laura Davis, led07f@med.fsu.edu
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).
  • Celebration Baptist Church Fall Fest 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Celebration Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Alan Hart, 850-321-4143.
  • Tricker Trek 10K Run & 1 Mile Family Fun Run. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL. Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin (850)271-5896 or Joe Edgecombe (850)774-0018
  • Sixth annual St. John Road Race 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot. 8:30 am ET (5K), 9:30 am ET (1 Mile), 9:45 am ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602-1699. Entry form and flyer. 229-244-2556
7 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Cops For Kids 5K. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee, Florida. Cops For Kids web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Rogers, 850-566-4131 or 850-566-2560.
  • Alligator Lake 5K / 10K. 9:00am ET. Alligator Lake Park, 1498 SW Country Club Road, Lake City, FL 32025. Online registration at active.com. Dusty Smith, halfmiletiming_dusty@hotmail.com
14 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Miles for Smiles 5K. 8:30 am ET (one-mile fun run), 9:00 am ET (5K). Coffee Regional Medical Center, 1101 Ocilla Road, Douglas, GA 31533.
  • YMCA Holiday Chili Run. 8:00 am ET. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Online registration at active.com.
  • 18th Annual Run For Rover 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:30am ET 1-mile. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course #GA91032WIN. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Entry form and flyer. Carol Jones, pets@rose.net or 229-228-0613.
  • Trot for Tots 10K & 5K. 9:00 am CT. Panama City Marina, 1 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.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. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe 850-763-5005, joeruns@yahoo.com
  • Run With The Son 5K. 9:00am CT. Altha Area Recreational Park, 15727 NW Bodiford Road, Altha, FL 32421. Online registration at active.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.
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:55am ET 1,500m. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Contact reindeertrot@gmail.com
  • Run For The Redfish Half-Marathon, 5K, and Kids' Fun Run. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. Event web site. Registration form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 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)
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 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)
6 FEBRUARY 2010
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). Online registration at active.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
6 MARCH 2010
  • 4th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
27 MARCH 2010
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Fun Station 1-Miler. 8:00am ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
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.

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