Saturday, October 31, 2009

Muddy at Maclay

It's a meet with an identity crisis. This year it was called the "city championship," an odd name for an event that included teams from schools as far flung as Marianna, which isn't even in the same time zone as Tallahassee. A couple of years ago the same meet was billed as the "Big Bend Championship," which was somewhat more accurate, but the name didn't last. The course has always been around the Maclay School campus, but changes from year to year. This year it was a multi-loop affair, with a gesture at being "real" cross country by routing the runners through a mud-filled holding pond. On the other hand, the five-kilometer course also included over a kilometer of running on the Maclay School track, which probably falls outside of the mud-lovers' definition of "real" cross country.

The runners seemed unconcerned with event names or the true meaning of cross country. Those issues certainly weren't plaguing the mind of Maclay's Jana Stolting when she leaped immediately to the front of the field at the start of the high school girls' 5K race. Stolting ate up grass, mud, synthetic running track surface, and dirt indiscriminately to clock 18:59, finishing well ahead of runner-up Stefanie Kurgatt (19:47) of Maclay. The two were joined in the top five by their teammates Shelby Salimone (21:00), Kristen Sweeney (21:44), and Lindsey Sanders (22:29) in scoring a winning fifteen points--the best possible score in high school cross country. Aucilla Christian, the second-place team, was well back with 67 points, just ahead of third-place Florida State University School's 73 points.

The high school boys' 5K wasn't settled as early. The initial leader in that race was North Florida Christian's Daren Evans, who flew through the first quarter-mile in 75 seconds. When Evans's early exuberance had worn off, the lead fell to Dieumy Duclos of Godby, Terrell Bryant of Godby, and Robert Abellera of Florida State. Passing the half-way point in 8:50, Duclos moved out in front for good, winning the race in 17:37. Bryant beat out Abellera for second place, 17:55 to 17:59. The team title, however, went to Maclay School, as the Marauders put four runners in the top ten and beat second-place Godby 38 to 59, with Lincoln a few more points back at 67.

After the first two races had churned up the muddy sections of the course it was time for the middle school two-mile event. Jack Rutledge, runner-up at the Owl Run earlier this season, moved early into the lead. He was unchallenged and ran away from the field to win by over 50 meters in 13:11, with Alex Pittman of Christ Classical Academy second in 13:25. Team honors went to Maclay, scoring 25 points over Florida State's 32. No other schools fielded a full team in the race. In the middle school girls' competition,Kasey James of Wakulla ran 14:21 for the win, finishing well ahead of the battle for second place between Tamani Wilson (14:44) and Caroline Willis (14:46), both of Maclay. Maclay was the only school to field a full girls' team in the race, therefore winning the title with a perfect fifteen points.

For the high schools, the post-season begins the week after this meet, starting with FHSAA district competitions. District 1-1A will be hosted by Maclay on this course, or some muddy variation thereof.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Poole, Bartlett victorious at Holy Comforter

Maclay School's Lindsey Poole covered a three-kilometer course in 13:35 to run away with the girls' race at a middle-school cross-country meet at Tallahassee's Holy Comforter Episcopal School on Thursday, 22 October 2009. Poole finished almost a minute ahead of runner-up Liza Ray, also of Maclay, who ran 14:32. Maclay dominated the girls' race, capturing the first six places and putting all eight of their runners in the top ten.

In the boys 3K race, Bennett Harrell and Jared Grigas of Holy Comforter moved into the lead near the end of the first kilometer. Behind them, however, Cornerstone's Avery Bartlett was moving up through the pack. By the end of the second kilometer Bartlett had closed on Harrell and Grigas. During the third kilometer Bartlett began building his own lead, going on to win the race in 12:39. Harrell was second in 12:50, just ahead of third-place Grigas's 12:51.

Holy Comforter Episcopal School's cross-country course is in a meadow behind the school's campus on Fleischmann Road, formerly a cow pasture on Welaunee Plantation, the same property from which the nearby Miccosukee Greewnway was carved. A shallow ravine cuts the meadow, so runners climb and descend several slopes as they loop around the meadow. There are very few trees so the runners don't get much shade, but spectators can see almost the entire course, especially if they bring a pair of field glasses.

Girls 3 Km Results
  1. Lindsey Poole (Maclay) 13:35
  2. Liza Ray (Maclay) 14:32
  3. Tamani Wilson (Maclay) 14:33
  4. Cardine Willis (Maclay) 15:03
  5. Lauren McBroom (Maclay) 15:06
  6. Cora Alvie (Maclay) 15:21
  7. Clara Francis McClure (CCA) 15:32
  8. Jessra Brennes (CCA) 15:42
  9. Kelly Keleman (Maclay) 15:47
  10. Emma Herrelson (Maclay) 15:53
  11. Erin Dewey (Cornerstone) 16:03
  12. Scarlett Hines (Trinity) 16:05
  13. Emma Raymaker (Trinity) 16:11
  14. Angela Faintein (Trinity) 16:49
  15. Ann Marie Faintein (Trinity) 16:55
  16. Erin Coleman (Trinity) 17:01
  17. Kate Carter (Cornerstone) 17:06
  18. Brooke Grindberg (Cornerstone) 17:11
  19. Abbt Stene (Cornerstone) 18:09
  20. Alex Young (Cornerstone) 19:18
  21. Mary Margaret Stewart (Cornerstone) 20:17
  22. Jane Stone (Cornerstone) 20:22
  23. Omie Caine (Cornerstone) 20:23
  24. Lily Kates (Magnolia) 23:40
  25. Katie Rusmisell (Magnolia) 24:24
  26. Zolia Ray (Magnolia) 26:58
  27. Sanela Bulkk (Magnolia) 26:58
Numbered List

Boys 3 Km Results
  1. Avery Bartlett (Cornerstone) 12:39
  2. Bennett Harrell (HCES) 12:50
  3. Jared Grigas (HCES) 12:51
  4. Alex Pittman (CCA) 13:23
  5. Andrew Buren (Trinity) 12:26
  6. Alex Kallinger (CCA) 13:37
  7. Jeff Auger (Maclay) 13:39
  8. Charlie Lang (HCES) 14:11
  9. Ris Martin (HCES) 14:15
  10. Jack Gabel (Maclay) 14:39
  11. Tye Bethea (Trinity) 14:44
  12. Evan Bondi (Trinity) 14:48
  13. Jake Mazziotta (Maclay) 14:52
  14. Jimmy Massell (Maclay) 15:18
  15. Alex Weaver (Maclay) 15:20
  16. Trey Schulte (Trinity) 16:00
  17. Bradley Copenhagen (Trinity) 16:18
  18. Ace Callie (Maclay) 17:20
  19. Zach Roberts (Cornerstone) 18:03
  20. Ridge Morris (Cornerstone) 18:04
  21. Jacob Tillman (Cornerstone) 18:19
  22. Will Stupski (Maclay) 19:54
  23. Liam Ralston (Magnolia) 24:52
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

28 October 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 October 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

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.
  • Fourth annual Trick or Trot 5K. 9:00am ET. Southwood Town Center, near Merchants Row Blvd and Four Oaks Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event flyer. Event registration form. Rael Young, ryoung@capitalregionymca.org
  • 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.
  • Second annual Smithville Chicken Pie 5K/10.2K/1 Mile Fun Run. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:00am ET 10.2K / 8:15am ET one mile. Cedar St and Main St, Smithville, Georgia. Joy Sanders, sanders9716@bell­south.net or 229-869-0064.
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
  • Fundracer 5K Cross-Country Run. 1:00pm ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Chris Sumner, LFCSumner3@aol.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
  • Run For Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Hudson Park, Crawfordville, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Eric Anderson, anderson.eric1@yahoo.com or 850‐926‐2010
8 NOVEMBER 2009
  • FSU Dance Marathon’s “Dash Down Stadium” 5K. 8:30am ET. “Unconquered” statue on Langford Green, Champions Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Travis Rasmussen, tcr07c@fsu.edu or 904-657-9135.
  • Second annual Florida Kids Triathlon. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Organizer's web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@kidstri2.com
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raider Run 5K & one mile. 9:00am CT 5K / 10:00am one mile. Houston Academy, 901 Buena Vista Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • Don Hersman, Sr., 5K Run For ALS. 8:00am CT. Middlebrooks Park, Bonifay, Florida. Don or Dawn Hersman 850-547-5211
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.
  • United Way Community 5K and Fun Run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a.bentley@grady.k12.ga.us or 229-403-9075.
  • Turkey Trot 10k/5k & 1 Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308
  • Alabama-Auburn 5K Rival Run. 9:00am CT. Hartford National Guard Armory, Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 167, Hartford, Alabama. Event blog. Cary Hatcher, hatch@alaweb.com, 334-588-2343, or 334-944-7115.
22 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Engineers Without Borders 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Event web page (includes course map). Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Heidi Coggins, hmc07@fsu.edu
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.
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30pm ET. Valdosta, Georgia. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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
1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 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
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Snyder and Fleming are winners at FSUCares 5K

Aaron Snyder led a field of 363 runners to the finish line at the annual FSUCares 5K on Florida State University's Tallahassee campus on Sunday afternoon, 25 October 2009. Snyder's winning time was 16:22, putting him nearly a quarter mile ahead of runner-up Kyle Harris of Bainbridge, who finished at 17:37. Snyder broke his competition by the end of the first mile, and spent the last two miles of the race building up his lead. Snyder is a former track and cross country runner for Iona College (c/o 2008) and an Oklahoma high school state champion in the 800m and 1600m. The top master finisher was Joel Piotrowski, finishing sixth overall in 18:28.

The class of the women's competition was Mary Catherine Fleming, a former Orlando (Florida) Boone High School (c/o 2008) distance runner. Fleming was 26th overall in 21:18, forty seconds ahead of Alexis Gouldman, the next woman across the finish line. Gouldman was also a distance runner in high school, competing for Gulf Breeze High School (c/o 2008) in northwest Florida. Lisa Cox was the top woman master at 50th overall in 22:57, her third master win in the month of October.

The course started on West Call Street in front of the Florida State University medical school and wandered about the west side of the main university campus, ultimately arriving next to Langford Green. The afternoon was bright, with dry air and a temperature that everyone wants their home to be at. The race is put on by FSUCares, a student organization dedicated to bringing health care to the needy both here and abroad.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mucchetti and Taylor grab wins at the 2009 Sundberg 5K

After a long hard struggle with Jay Wallace, Steve Mucchetti clocked 16:57 for the win at the eleventh annual Alan Sundberg Memorial 5K in Maclay Gardens State Park on 24 October 2009. Wallace was second and the to master finisher in 17:01. In the women's division the win went to Florida State University sophomore Kara Taylor, who beat out her fellow FSU runner Emily Ness 18:38 to 18:39.

It was a cool, damp morning, and seemed to get cooler as the race progressed. There was, of course, the usual mad dash off of the starting line near Lake Hall, but by the time the dust had settled around half a mile into the race, Mucchetti held a significant lead on the field while being stalked by Wallace and Tony Guillen. Going into the second mile, Guillen faded and was eventually picked off by David Altmaier. In the meantime, Wallace pursued and overtook Mucchetti on the unpaved section of the course on the Lake Overstreet Trail. Climbing the hill up from the Lake Overstreet Trail, Wallace built up a lead on Mucchetti. Wallace was still ahead with less than a mile to go when the pair reached the main road through the park. But Mucchetti made up the ground during the return to Lake Hall and finished the race with a four-second advantage over Wallace. Back in 17:21, Altmaier emerged as best of the rest.

The women's division was even more hotly contested. Kara Taylor led early, but three-fourths of a mile into the race, Emily Ness, Kelsey Scheitlin, and Sheryl Rosen were all within striking distance. Back on the Lake Overstreet Trail during the second mile, Scheitlin passed Ness to move into second, but Ness reclaimed the runner-up position early in the third mile. The runner passed the gardens entrance around two-and-a-half miles with Taylor, Ness, Scheitlin, and Rosen within seconds of each other. From this point, however, Scheitlin and Rosen began to fade, while Taylor and Ness raced back to Lake Hall. It was Taylor over Ness at the finish line, but only by a second. Scheitlin ran 18:59 to hang onto third, with Rosen but a few yards back in 19:04. The top master finisher for the women was Nancy Stedman, 53rd overall in 22:24.

The Sundberg 5K is an annual benefit for the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation in the name of Alan C. Sundberg, Jr., who died of skin cancer in 1998 at the age of 33.

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Run, Bike, and...Swing?

"Run, Bike, and Swing for the Cure" was the name of the event that Boot Camps to Go held on 24 October 2009 as a benefit for the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Swing? In America, run-bike-and-swim triathlons are common, and run-bike-and-canoe events are not unheard of. What athletes were swinging that morning at the Industrial Drive location of Boot Camps to Go was kettlebells. To the list of exercise weights including dumbbells and barbells, add the kettlebell. A kettlebell is a heavy lump of metal with a handle attached. Track and field fans will find it reminiscent of the implement used during indoor season for the thirty-five-pound weight throw, but everyone else will look at it and see the profile of a cauldron or a kettle--hence "kettlebell."

"Marathoners have taken a full two minutes off of their times by adding kettlebell exercises to their training," I was assured by Laurel Blackburn of Boot Camps to Go. I neglected to ask whether the marathoners were going from 2:12 to 2:10 or from 5:01 to 4:59.

After an instruction period for novices on how to do kettlebell swings, the athletes started the event. First, they ran a loop of about 0.6 miles around Industrial Drive. After completing that lap, they bicycled around the same loop. After bicycling a lap, it was onto the gym floor for a set of swings with the kettlebell. After you put down the kettlebell, it was out the door to repeat the whole run-bike-swing formula again. The number of run-bike-swing circuits each athlete completed from 11:00am to 11:40am was recorded. The flyer promised "...one of the most intense workouts ever." After a couple of laps, most of the participants looked as if they would agree. And most everyone was there for a workout. You didn't see a whole lot of racing shoes or carbon-fiber-and-gossamer racing bicycles, just good solid equipment that you could build up a sweat with.

By noon everyone had returned to the gym floor for awards. The top team award went to a group of four athletes who accumulated thirteen run-bike-swing laps among themselves. Their teamwork, however, fell short of agreeing on a team name. "Name? I dunno," they shrugged. Cheryl Derstine was the top woman with three laps, and Paul Peavy the top male, also with three laps. At the end of the awards ceremony, Laurel Blackburn presented Judi Taber of the TMH Foundation with a generous check for the Sharon Ewing Walker Center.

Boot Camps to Go plans to make this annual event. Next time I'll show up early enough to learn how to swing a kettlebell.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wins for Kurgatt and Swain at Panhandle Championships

Maclay School freshman Stefanie Kurgatt outran her teammate, Jana Stolting, 17:48 to 17:54, to win the varsity girls 5K race at the Panhandle Cross Country Championships in Marianna, Florida on Saturday, 24 October 2009. It was Stolting's first loss of the 2009 cross-country season. Although Maclay took the top two spots in the race, Chiles runners Lily Williams (18:09), Carly Thomas (18:22), and Kendall Andrews (19:04) took the next three places plus twelfth and eighteenth to win the team competition with a low score of 42 points, just ahead of runners-up Fort Walton Beach at 50 points. Maclay took third with 62 points.

In the varsity boys 5K race, defending FHSAA-1A state champion and Maclay senior ran a winning time of 15:51, finishing nearly 90 meters ahead of his closest challenger, Gabriel Holguin of Bay. Holguin's time was 16:07. The next three places, though, went to Pensacola Washington runners Ian Bordelon (16:13), Jacob Kotick (16:15), and Thomas Arnold (16:15), leading a charge that gave Washington the team title with 45 points. Second place in the team standings went to Fort Walton Beach, again a bridesmaid with 78 points.

After the Panhandle Championships, less than two weeks of the cross-country season remain before the first District meet in the FHSAA state championship series.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

21 October 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 21 October 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

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. Online registration at active.com. 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. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Holli Thompson, hlthompson@valdosta.edu or 229-672-0857.
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.
  • Fourth annual Trick or Trot 5K. 9:00am ET. Southwood Town Center, near Merchants Row Blvd and Four Oaks Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event flyer. Event registration form. Rael Young, ryoung@capitalregionymca.org
  • 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.
  • Second annual Smithville Chicken Pie 5K/10.2K/1 Mile Fun Run. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:00am ET 10.2K / 8:15am ET one mile. Cedar St and Main St, Smithville, Georgia. Joy Sanders, sanders9716@bell­south.net or 229-869-0064.
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
  • Run For Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Hudson Park, Crawfordville, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Eric Anderson, anderson.eric1@yahoo.com or 850‐926‐2010
8 NOVEMBER 2009
  • FSU Dance Marathon’s “Dash Down Stadium” 5K. 8:30am ET. “Unconquered” statue on Langford Green, Champions Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Travis Rasmussen, tcr07c@fsu.edu or 904-657-9135.
  • Second annual Florida Kids Triathlon. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Organizer's web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@kidstri2.com
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raider Run 5K & one mile. 9:00am CT 5K / 10:00am one mile. Houston Academy, 901 Buena Vista Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • Don Hersman, Sr., 5K Run For ALS. 8:00am CT. Middlebrooks Park, Bonifay, Florida. Don or Dawn Hersman 850-547-5211
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.
  • United Way Community 5K and Fun Run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a.bentley@grady.k12.ga.us or 229-403-9075.
  • Turkey Trot 10k/5k & 1 Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308
  • Alabama-Auburn 5K Rival Run. 9:00am CT. Hartford National Guard Armory, Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 167, Hartford, Alabama. Event blog. Cary Hatcher, hatch@alaweb.com, 334-588-2343, or 334-944-7115.
22 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Engineers Without Borders 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Event web page (includes course map). Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Heidi Coggins, hmc07@fsu.edu
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.
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30pm ET. Valdosta, Georgia. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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
1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 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
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.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, October 18, 2009

Chase Harris wins 2009 AIDS 5K

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Tallahassee's Tom Brown Park, Chase Harris of outran all comers at the 18 October 2009 AIDS 5K run, held by Big Bend Cares. At 19:16.97, twelve-year-old Harris finished comfortable ahead of runner-up and top master, Jonathan Hunt, who ran 19:32. The top woman finisher was Lynn Masimore of Tallahassee, tenth overall with a time of 23:10.90. Lisa Cox finished as top master at thirteenth overall in 24:17--her second straight weekend in that position after having won top master honors at the FSU Invitational open 5K eight days earlier.

The race more closely resembled a cross-country run than a road race; the runners went twice around a loop that included the paved Goose Pond Trail and some of the park's natural trails through the woods. Big Bend Cares had more than a few course marshals directing the runners, but perhaps they could have used one more--race winner Harris mentioned that he taken a wrong turn along the way.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

14 October 2009 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 14 October 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

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. Online registration at active.com. 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. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Holli Thompson, hlthompson@valdosta.edu or 229-672-0857.
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.
  • Fourth annual Trick or Trot 5K. 9:00am ET. Southwood Town Center, near Merchants Row Blvd and Four Oaks Blvd, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event flyer. Event registration form. Rael Young, ryoung@capitalregionymca.org
  • 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.
  • Second annual Smithville Chicken Pie 5K/10.2K/1 Mile Fun Run. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:00am ET 10.2K / 8:15am ET one mile. Cedar St and Main St, Smithville, Georgia. Joy Sanders, sanders9716@bell­south.net or 229-869-0064.
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
  • Run For Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Hudson Park, Crawfordville, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Eric Anderson, anderson.eric1@yahoo.com or 850‐926‐2010
8 NOVEMBER 2009
  • FSU Dance Marathon’s “Dash Down Stadium” 5K. 8:30am ET. “Unconquered” statue on Langford Green, Champions Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Travis Rasmussen, tcr07c@fsu.edu or 904-657-9135.
  • Second annual Florida Kids Triathlon. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Organizer's web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@kidstri2.com
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raider Run 5K & one mile. 9:00am CT 5K / 10:00am one mile. Houston Academy, 901 Buena Vista Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • Don Hersman, Sr., 5K Run For ALS. 8:00am CT. Middlebrooks Park, Bonifay, Florida. Don or Dawn Hersman 850-547-5211
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.
  • United Way Community 5K and Fun Run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a.bentley@grady.k12.ga.us or 229-403-9075.
  • Turkey Trot 10k/5k & 1 Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308
  • Alabama-Auburn 5K Rival Run. 9:00am CT. Hartford National Guard Armory, Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 167, Hartford, Alabama. Event blog. Cary Hatcher, hatch@alaweb.com, 334-588-2343, or 334-944-7115.
22 NOVEMBER 2009
  • Engineers Without Borders 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Event web page (includes course map). Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Heidi Coggins, hmc07@fsu.edu
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.
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30pm ET. Valdosta, Georgia. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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
1 JANUARY 2010
  • Valdosta New Year's Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
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.
  • Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 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
  • St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. Oaks Along The Bay Park, 10th Street and Beck Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Step Fitness Blue Grey 5K. 7:30am ET. Lake DeSoto, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.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.

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