Wednesday, April 28, 2010

28 April 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 April 2010. 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

30 APRIL 2010
  • 23rd annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. 229-336-5255 or gnatdays@camillageorgia.com
1 MAY 2010
  • Ninth annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Second annual Moultrie Technical College Classic 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 5K and 10K / 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie Technical College, 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Darbie Avera, davera@moultrietech.edu or 229-891-7000.
  • Olivia's Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. First United Methodist Church, 300 Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Beverly Shirley, beverlyashirley@bellsouth.net or 229-243-6071.
  • 25th annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Downtown Endurance 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. 334-792-3217 or bjones@fbcdothan.org
8 MAY 2010
  • Seventh annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • Chili-Propelled 5K. 8:00am ET. Fredonia Baptist Church, 1855 Fredonia Road,Thomasville, Georgia 31757-1030. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Tara Strickland, stricklyfit@aol.com or 229-227-0019.
  • River Town Days 5K and One Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET. Earle Mae Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. info@bainbridgegachamber.com.com or 229-246-4774.
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Event web page. Chief Shan Ash, snash@dothan.org or 334-615-4501.
  • 3rd annual Run For The Children 5K. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, 200 W Moore St, Valdosta, GA. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Courtney Sheeley, cdsheeley@dhr.state.ga.us or 229-245-5369.
  • Colony City Chase 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Fitzgerald High School, 601 West Cypress, Fitzgerald, Georgia. Online registration at active.com. Steve Taylor, stevetaylor@windstream.net or 229-423-5048.
  • 28th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
13 MAY 2010
  • Women's Day 5K. 6:00pm CT. Middlebrooks Park, Banfill Avenue at Depot Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425. Traci Corbin, Traci_Corbin@doh.state.fl.us or 850-547-8500 x 249.
15 MAY 2010
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327. Entry form and flyer.
  • 4th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Army 10-Miler. 7:00 am CT. Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg. 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-3794
  • Racing with Rotary Charity Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Kinderlou Forest Recreation Center, Valdosta, Georgia. Allan Dear, dear5@earthlink.net or 229-247-9880
  • Altha FCCLA 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Highway 71 North, Altha, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Nicole Bay 850-209-1913 or Carylee Sewell 850-447-2200 or Altha Public School 850-762-2131.
22 MAY 2010
  • Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • Barefoot 5K. 8:00am CT. Compass Lake In The Hills, 645 Compass Lake Drive, Alford, Florida 32420. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. mary@runningmoms.org or edna@runningmoms.org
  • North Florida Olympic Triathlon (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run). 7:30am ET. Cherry Lake 4H Camp, 3861 NE Cherry Lake Circle, Madison, Florida 32340. Event web site. info@drcsports.com or 352-637-2475.
  • Tyler Carter Memorial Duathlon (2.3 mile run, 18.5 mile bike, 2.3 mile run). 8:30am ET. Berrien County Park and Recreation, 1015 Exum Road, Nashville, Georgia 31639. Online registration at active.com.
23 MAY 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon for Youth 15 & under (125 yd swim; 3 mile bike; 1 mile run). 8:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
31 MAY 2010
  • 4th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara 229-248-2230 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day Running Celebration 8K, 5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:54am ET 8K / 8:01am ET one-mile / 9:09am ET 5K / 9:49am ET 5K. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, GA 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, bennywade@hughes.net or ranreb@planttel.net
  • Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Old S. L. Mason School, Baytree Road and Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
1 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #1 (50m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 1600m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
5 JUNE 2010
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
  • Captain Chad Reed Memorial 5K. 9:30am ET. Dixie County High School, 16077 SE Highway 19, Cross City, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Stroll 'N' Roll Duathlon (5K run, 13.1 mile bike, one-mile run). 8:00am ET. Beverlye Middle School, 1025 South Beverlye Road, Dothan, Alabama 36301. Event web page. Sherry Creel 334-677-6195 or Bill Davenport 334-798-1192.
8 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #2 (50m, 100m, 800m, 4x100m and 3200m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
12 JUNE 2010
  • Watermelon Road Race 12K / 5K / one mile. 7:30am ET one mile / 7:50am ET 12K and 5K. Cordele, GA. Event web page. Jamie Fernandez, jamiecfernandez@yahoo.com or 229-271-1900.
15 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #3 (50m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 1600m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
19 JUNE 2010
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, FL. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer.
  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Triathlon (¼-mile swim, 10.6-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:00am CT. West Beach, Lake Tholocco on Johnston Rd., Ft Rucker, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-3794
22 JUNE 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • All-Comers Track Meet #4 (50m, 100m, 800m, 4x100m and 3200m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
26 JUNE 2010
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • Summer Sizzler 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, FL. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Hobson Fulmer, 850-927-2510 or hobson@fairpoint.net
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550
29 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #5 (50m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 1600m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 JULY 2010
  • God and Country 5K. 8:00am ET. Live Oak Recreation Fields, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com. 386-364-8386
4 JULY 2010
  • Valdosta 5K. 7:15 am ET. Valdosta, GA. Five Points, North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
5 JULY 2010
  • 25th annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440-yard swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run). 7:00 am CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL. Entry form and flyer. Terry Edwards, fst1@earthlink.net or 850-482-3415.
6 JULY 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • All-Comers Track Meet #6 (50m, 100m, 800m, 4x100m and 3200m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
13 JULY 2010
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #1. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
17 JULY 2010
  • Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
20 JULY 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #2. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
24 JULY 2010
  • 25th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. Event web page. Event entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
27 JULY 2010
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #3. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #4. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
10 AUGUST 2010
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #5. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
14 AUGUST 2010
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 8:00 am ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
17 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #6. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
24 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
28 AUGUST 2010
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
31 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #14. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
11 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon II. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
18 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 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.
25 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 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
  • Second annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
9 OCTOBER 2010
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
16 OCTOBER 2010
  • White Sand Triathlon II (600m swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run). 7:30am CT. Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
23 OCTOBER 2010
  • Tri The Rez Sprint Triathlon (⅓-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run). 8:00am ET. Florida State University Reservation, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Event web site. Online registration at imathlete.com. Austin Boyle, fmj30cal@gmail.com or 561-247-5801.
  • “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:00am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
30 OCTOBER 2010
  • 31st annual 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).
  • 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.
6 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Ironman Florida (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site.
25 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15k / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET 5K. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
4 DECEMBER 2010
  • 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. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
11 DECEMBER 2010
  • 30th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
6 FEBRUARY 2011
  • 37th 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. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
5 MARCH 2011
  • 5th 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
2 APRIL 2011
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 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.
9 APRIL 2011
  • 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.
16 APRIL 2011
  • 37th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kudos for Corbin and McCarthy at "Education For Life" 5K

Seven days after his victory at the Run For Autism 5K, Brian Corbin made it two in a row with a 18:18 win at the inaugural running of the Education For Life 5K on the Florida State University campus on Saturday, 24 April 2010. As at the Run For Autism, the next runner to follow Corbin over the finish line was Mickey Moore, who clocked 19:10. Corbin was also the fastest master runner in the Education For Life race. Maegan McCarthy topped the women's field, finishing sixth overall in 21:01. McCarthy formerly ran cross country for Tampa's Plant High School (c/o 2005). The next woman finisher and top woman master was Lilburn, Georgia's Kim Walters, who finished 13th overall in 22:14.


Over 200 runners finished the first year event, a benefit for the Southern Scholarship Foundation, which since 1955 has enabled students in financial need to attend FSU, FAMU, UF, and FGCU by providing rent-free housing. Not entirely coincidentally, the president of the foundation is Mickey Moore, the runner-up in the Education For Life 5K. The race started and finished on FSU's Mike Long Track, touring the west side of campus on a mostly flat USATF certified course (FL06015DL). The same course was used earlier this year for the Special Olympics of Leon County 5K.




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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lake and Hines beat the storm at Rose City

Chris Lake is undefeated in local races since 2008. He hasn't lost since the 2008 Palace Saloon 5K, where he finished in second just three seconds behind winner Nick Sunseri. Lake's two-year winning streak covers at least sixteen races of distances ranging from one mile to ten miles and has included the Springtime 10K, the Palace Saloon 5K, and two Turkey Trot 15K titles. Until Saturday, however, he had never run Thomasville's Rose City 10K.

"Where do I go to register?" he asked Friday.

So Lake put his winning streak on the line, the starting line of the 33rd annual Rose City 10K at 8:00am on 24 April 2010. 32 minutes and 51 seconds later he had his seventeenth straight win and first Rose City 10K title. Runner-up Christopher Rice finished 350 meters back in 34:04, with Daniel Lee (34:17) taking third and Vince Molosky (34:30) fourth. Jay Wallace took top master (over 40) honors, finishing fifth overall in 34:48.


In the women's division, Amy Hines was also experiencing the Rose City event for the first time. Like Lake, she found this to be no handicap and cruised to a win in 37:42, finishing about the time that Sheryl Rosen and Lisa Johnson were passing the six-mile mark. Late in the sixth mile Rosen and Johnson were still running side by side, but Rosen pulled away over the last few hundred meters to take the runner-up spot in 39:06, while Johnson was third among the women with a 39:17. Thomasville's own Mary Anne Grayson finished as top woman master in 42:07.

Not long after Grayson crossed the finish line the rains started. The soaking didn't seem to discourage the distribution of free soda, ice cream, and hot dogs, but it did lead to the cancellation of the kids' mile. Still, you have to expect an "April Shower" at the Rose City Run every decade or so, and you didn't have to scramble around looking for sun screen while waiting for the awards.




Rose City Run 10K Champions, 1978 - 2010
1978 Gary Slayton (31:25) Janice Hochstein (36:45)
1979 Mike Rasper (31:47) Janice Hochstein (37:49)
1980 George West (31:18) Colleen Joiner (38:14)
1981 Mabre McCray (30:21) Nicole Batchelder (40:26)
1982 Ernie McKee (30:33) Nicole Batchelder (38:31)
1983 Noel Shuman (30:47) Darien Andreu (34:57)
1984 Gary Slayton (33:05) Barbara Balzer (37:51)
1985 Rick Miller (32:36) Barbara Balzer (37:41)
1986 Rick Miller (32:05) Janice Hochstein (37:35)
1987 Herb Wills (29:57) Karen MacHarg (37:39)
1988 Jessie Close (31:55) Karen MacHarg (37:59)
1989 Jessie Close (31:39) Karen MacHarg (36:49)
1990 Jessie Close (31:56) Karen MacHarg (37:04)
1991 Jessie Close (31:15) Vikki Saga (38:33)
1992 Trent Smith (33:04) Vikki Saga (37:48)
1993 Gary Droze (31:28) Vikki Saga (38:24)
1994 Robin Rogers (30:19) Lisa Herman (37:37)
1995 Jessie Close (31:52) Suzanne Rigg (35:37)
1996 Jessie Close (32:18) Carrie Weyant (39:37)
1997 Brian Erb (32:29) Sarah Docter-Williams (36:40)
1998 Alan Black (31:58) Sarah Docter-Williams (36:07)
1999 Alan Black (32:21) Sarah Docter-Williams (37:14)
2000 Sean Daniels (34:15) Anna Pichrtova (35:20)
2001 Paul Spangler (32:05) Sarah Docter-Williams (36:22)
2002 Alan Black (30:53) Jane Johnson (39:35)
2003 Matt Kalinski (31:58) Julie Carico (41:53)
2004 Jessie Close (33:44) Kate Remillard (39:52)
2005 Jessie Close (33:44) Sarah Docter-Williams (37:08)
2006 Jessie Close (34:32) Barbara Jarnagin (38:38)
2007 Alan Black (31:21) Sheryl Rosen (39:02)
2008 Malcolm Campbell (33:10) Donna Garcia (37:40)
2009 Nathaniel Haskins (32:34)Mary Anne Grayson (41:38)
2010 Chris Lake (32:51) Amy Hines (37:42)


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Beyond age grading with Dr. Schweinfleisch

I was naturally excited when I read the latest about age-graded running results. Obviously, I just needed to look up some of my recent results on an age-grading table, and the times would be revealed to be every bit as competitive as I was in high school or college. By taking into account the half-century (less five days) that I've spent on this planet I would be credited with the glory that my sweat in local 5K races had surely entitled me to.

But I was disappointed. The age-graded adjustments given to men of my age weren't very significant. Age grading might move me ahead of a couple of 25-year olds that had outkicked me recently, but that was about it. I had missed out on the generous adjustment I would have gotten as an eight-year-old, but I saw that I could look forward to similar advantage at age 90. I also noticed that I could do especially well on the tables if, say, Athletics South Africa were to declare that I was a woman. After all, it had worked for Caster Semenya. On the other hand, a lot of real women run faster than I do, as do more than a few men ten years older than I am. Age grading didn't seem to be the key to proving my worth on the roads.

In addition to being thirty years older than when I was trying to crack 29 minutes in the 10K, I'm also a little more massive--say about 20 kilograms worth. Was there such thing as weight grading? What would weight grading say about my current performances? Well, you can find anything on the internet, and I discoverd that Dr. Wilhelm Schweinfleisch of the Porque Institute was not only working on this very problem, but was also traveling through Tallahassee on his way to a conference. I contacted Dr. Schweinfleisch and he agreed to meet me at my offices at Burger King. The doctor smiled pityingly as I ordered a Small combo; he then stepped up and asked for a triple Whopper with cheese value meal.

"Small, medium, or large?" asked the woman at the register.

"Enormous," said Dr. Schweinfleisch.

"So, Dr. Schweinfleisch..." I began.

"Please, call me Willi," insisted the doctor, shoveling fries into his mouth.

"Willi, then. What can you tell me about weight grading of athletic performances?"

Schweinfleisch laughed, spraying fragments of char-broiled beef. "Weight is not a relevant enough measure. A six-foot-four man of 200 pounds is not carrying the same amount of excess weight as a five-foot-eight man also of 200 pounds. You must use the Body Mass Index."

"And you have a handicapping table for Body Mass Index grading?"

"One of my tables is for that, yes," said Dr. Schweinfleisch, taking a pull on his chocolate shake. "I also have a table for handicapping based on LDL cholesterol levels. I'm working on an arthritis-grading system, but it is very difficult to quantify joint damage. It's the same problem I had with my ADHD-grading tables, and it may delay publication."

"Where do you think you'll publish your work?"

"Look for it in Runner's World."

Dr. Schweinfleisch noticed that it was time to leave to catch his flight, so he grabbed a few slices of pie for his drive to the airport and said goodbye. Be on the lookout for his article, though. It's sure to revolutionize athletic competition.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

15th annual Palace Saloon 5K, 15 April 1989

Back with more "results from the attic," here's the invitational section and the open section of the 1989 Palace Saloon 5K, directed by Larry Jennings. For the 15th annual race, Jennings endured one of the nightmares of every race director when it rained the morning of the event. The fields for the Palace had approached 400 finishers in 1988 and 1990, but on that wet morning the number of runners crossing the finish line dipped below 300.

The athletes who did run didn't seem to be put out by the weather at all. Rick Miller won in a very respectable 15:23, outkicking Tim Simpkins (captured on film by Rex Cleveland). The open section preceded the invitational, so any open runners who cared to hang around in the rain were able to witness the dramatic finish. Yvonne Gsteiger was the top woman in 19:05, finishing tenth overall in the invitational section.

The results presented here were transcribed from a 1989 issue of the newsletter of the Gulf Winds Track Club, the Fleet Foot. Both photos were taken by newsletter editor Rex Cleveland and appeared on the cover of the Fleet Foot. The first shows #838 Rick Miller (1st, 15:23) driving for the finish line ahead of Tim Simpkins (2nd, 15:26) and everyone else in the race. The other photo shows #837 Lynn Mendoza (13th, 20:32) arriving in front of the Palace Saloon as the fourth woman finisher. Those familiar with the Tallahassee running scene will see several familiar names in the results--some who aren't running anymore, others who are running quite a bit more slowly nowadays, and still others who (most unfairly of all) are running every bit as fast now as they were then.

15th Annual Palace Saloon 5K Road Race
Tallahassee, Florida
Presented by the Gulf Winds Track Club
15 Apr 1989 8:00 A.M.

********** INVITATIONAL RUN RESULTS **********

Place Name S Age Time Pace
===== =========================== = === ======= =====
1. Rick Miller M 32 15:23
2. Tim Simpkins M 34 15:26
3. Bill Crooks M 25 15:40
4. Tom Burr M 27 16:18
5. Bill McGuire M 41 16:20
6. Dave Hagemes M 43 16:47
7. Frank Reguero M 34 17:03
8. Rich Leslie M 41 17:21
9. James Dickson M 45 17:27
10. Yvonne Gsteiger F 31 19:05
11. Barbara Balzer F 36 19:28
12. Kim Huffman F 20 20:20
13. Lynn Mendoza F 27 20:32
14. Mary Jean Yon F 33 20:48
15. Jodi Waldron F 25 20:48
16. Joy Opheim F 34 20:50
17. Margarete Deckert F 56 22:10


********** OPEN RUN RESULTS **********

Place Name S Age Time Pace
===== =========================== = === ======= =====
1. Paul Carrington M 20 16:40
2. George West M 35 16:53
3. Mark Opitz M 27 16:58
4. Kent Vann M 37 17:01
5. Karl Hempel M 37 17:08
6. David Yon M 33 17:17
7. Bob Garcia M 30 17:20
8. Geno Mitchell M 20 17:20
9. Terry Presnell M 39 17:33
10. Joe D'Agostino M 32 17:40
11. Jeff Bowman M 27 17:50
12. Dan Hyre M 45 17:51
13. Bob Barrable M 35 17:54
14. Heath Simmons M 16 17:57
15. W Ray Scott M 35 18:02
16. Gary Durrett M 35 18:04
17. Daryl Williams M 28 18:09
18. Rick Asadourian M 29 18:27
19. Lloyd Cline M 39 18:27
20. Joe Dexter M 43 18:28
21. Lee Cohee M 48 18:30
22. Jeff Nielsen M 31 18:30
23. Jim McCauley M 35 18:33
24. Tom Maureau M 29 18:33
25. Steve Vandergriff M 29 18:36
26. Gary Griffin M 39 18:41
27. Gene Glotzbach M 37 18:47
28. John Whitworth M 32 19:01
29. Larry Workman M 40 19:07
30. Matt Draper M 22 19:08
31. Jeff Doherty M 30 19:09
32. Bob Bentofsky M 36 19:10
33. Gary Kenny M 38 19:19
34. Gary Mendelson M 35 19:20
35. Dennis Barton M 48 19:25
36. Dana Stetson M 32 19:31
37. Don Brauns M 32 19:37
38. Bill de Grummond M 54 19:40
39. Jeff Blair M 34 19:42
40. Steve Foxwell M 36 19:44
41. James Deadman M 31 19:46
42. C P Nockrenz M 27 19:51
43. John Richie M 41 19:44
44. Gerry Rof M 48 19:58
45. Gene Rhodes M 34 20:01
46. Ed Truex M 54 20:03
47. Bruce Ricca M 31 20:05
48. Daryl Ellison M 40 20:06
49. unknown 20:11
50. Jak Effersone M 30 20:13
51. Charles Perego M 37 20:13
52. Tom Kelso M 46 20:15
53. Chuck Fisher M 41 20:16
54. Bruce Harvey M 35 20:20
55. Alex Simons M 49 20:22
56. Tom Carpenter M 20:23
57. Tom Dye M 54 20:31
58. Mike Minerva M 53 20:38
59. Mark Demont M 30 20:40
60. Ed Knight M 66 20:46
61. David Smith M 26 20:51
62. Leann Barber F 33 20:52
63. Sid Gholson M 39 20:54
64. Lynn Walden F 26 20:56
65. unknown 20:57
66. Bergen Bloomquist M 11 21:01
67. Bill Brinson M 42 21:03
68. Jerry Hart M 41 21:03
69. Keith Collins M 35 21:05
70. Michael Blair M 30 21:08
71. Bob Myhre M 39 21:12
72. David Iden M 17 21:17
73. Marvin Stuart M 35 21:18
74. Bob Elias M 35 21:19
75. Richard Addison M 35 21:20
76. unknown 21:21
77. David Vance M 52 21:23
78. unknown 21:23
79. Susannah Lyle F 35 21:26
80. Ron Christie M 43 21:27
81. J Hoskins M 34 21:27
82. Andrew Williams M 34 21:30
83. Rick Brafford M 36 21:32
84. Linda Ellison F 37 21:34
85. Eric Smith M 50 21:36
86. Gordon Palmer M 35 21:37
87. Cathy Fausone F 32 21:40
88. David Golden M 40 21:41
89. Arthur Ward M 55 21:42
90. Jerry O'Connor M 60 21:46
91. Robert McNeal M 27 21:47
92. Schef Wright M 39 21:48
93. Brad Thomas M 35 21:49
94. Dan Damerville M 38 21:51
95. Ed West M 33 21:56
96. Dave Barbour M 43 21:58
97. unknown 22:00
98. Doug Jones M 36 22:05
99. George Brown M 49 22:05
100. Jane Henderson F 37 22:07
101. Dave Jarrett M 31 22:09
102. J K Davis M 35 22:10
103. Charles Seese M 24 22:11
104. Chris Hirst M 27 22:11
105. G Koehler M 40 22:12
106. Phil Rivers M 39 22:23
107. Tom Robins M 29 22:31
108. Bert Hartsfield M 36 22:33
109. Rick Fausone M 39 22:35
110. Danny Battles M 39 22:37
111. Theresa Kolanko F 39 22:40
112. Kent K M 31 22:42
113. Cass Vickers M 40 22:48
114. Barry Gay M 38 22:53
115. Pat Dugan F 38 22:56
116. Scott Harden M 37 22:57
117. Sabrina Bass F 33 23:00
118. John Ruddell M 42 23:01
119. Diana O'Steen F 40 23:04
120. Jay Myhre M 33 23:09
121. Sandra Mecklenburg F 26 23:09
122. Lamons Warren F 46 23:12
123. Jim Parrish M 46 23:14
124. Jerry Kleehammer M 41 23:17
125. Julian Graham M 45 23:19
126. Don Adams M 43 23:21
127. Tom Powell M 41 23:23
128. Jeff Allen M 37 23:26
129. Jack Tebo M 59 23:28
130. Steve Brown M 35 23:29
131. Michael Boyd M 36 23:30
132. Dot Skofronick F 52 23:31
133. Joe Sisson M 35 23:44
134. John Robbins M 23 23:46
135. John George M 37 23:47
136. Scott Eagen M 23 23:48
137. Peg Griffin F 33 23:49
138. E Jones M 41 23:52
139. Barbara Fisher F 36 23:54
140. Ken Sylvestri M 37 23:55
141. Pete Skinner M 47 23:57
142. Sharon Anderson F 19 23:57
143. Chris Allen M 30 23:59
144. Kwan Soo Shin 29 24:00
145. Carol Rhodes F 40 24:01
146. Linda Sharer F 19 24:04
147. Emily Ruddell F 42 24:06
148. Gary Burrage M 31 24:10
149. Steve Stanford M 26 24:17
150. Bob Campbell M 49 24:19
151. Hayward Walker M 33 24:28
152. Michael Wood M 29 24:31
153. Jody Elliott 41 24:35
154. George Brosscone M 25 24:42
155. Tricia Wood F 31 24:47
156. Ann Mahoney F 35 24:49
157. Lynn Harvey F 32 24:50
158. Ernie Rehder M 49 24:52
159. Janis Yarborough F 35 24:57
160. Layne Smith 40 25:00
161. John Alderson M 62 25:03
162. Bill Dobson M 35 25:05
163. Beth Shade F 31 25:07
164. Tom Zaccardi M 36 25:10
165. Anne Draper F 47 25:16
166. Bill McLain M 38 25:17
167. Gloria Crittenden F 40 25:20
168. unknown 25:24
169. Philip Chryst M 36 25:25
170. Michael Barnard M 11 25:25
171. Chris Dexter M 7 25:26
172. Jerry Maurey M 57 25:26
173. Andrew Maurey M 28 25:27
174. Melina H Yo F 36 25:28
175. Jay Wiggins M 38 25:29
176. Philip Bass M 28 25:29
177. Francis King 22 25:32
178. Homer Harrell M 42 25:36
179. Kitty Convertino F 39 25:37
180. Paul Hyatt M 20 25:39
181. T Hansen 34 25:46
182. Leon Simpkins M 52 25:48
183. E M Wollcott 62 25:49
184. Francis Watson 49 25:50
185. Colleen Kinkade F 26 25:51
186. Tom B M 49 25:55
187. Walter Haar M 48 26:02
188. Ilse Wolfe F 25 26:08
189. Lynn Nihlen F 44 26:08
190. Andy Bailey M 27 26:10
191. Mark Faccio M 22 26:14
192. Cathy Conrardy F 32 26:16
193. Ben Bailey M 25 26:18
194. Ann Kass F 43 26:19
195. Bryan Desloge M 29 26:24
196. Dave Groves M 35 26:27
197. John Opper M 33 26:28
198. Gary Hamrick M 38 26:30
199. Randy Merchant M 33 26:31
200. Rich O'Donnell M 24 26:33
201. Mike Threapleton M 29 26:34
202. Cathy McDaris F 31 26:34
203. Zon DuBois 27 26:40
204. Mary Knight F 61 26:40
205. Phyllis Quets F 26 26:41
206. Bill Enfinger M 31 26:54
207. Gloria Barber F 39 26:54
208. Karen Bernhardt F 34 27:06
209. Erin Westfall F 14 27:07
210. Dianne Langston F 28 27:11
211. Kay Posey F 35 27:14
212. Linda Battle F 26 27:14
213. Susan Cox F 30 27:20
214. Leslie Gjedde F 42 27:22
215. Carol Flanagan F 33 27:25
216. Dick Stehmeyer M 36 27:26
217. Ken Davis M 35 27:32
218. Wendy Baker F 33 27:33
219. Richard Baker M 39 27:33
220. Doug Roberts M 30 27:34
221. Robin Rudicell 37 27:42
222. Bonnie Benge F 38 27:43
223. Marvin Hatcher M 39 27:45
224. Andy Yowell 20 27:50
225. Shirley Campbell F 39 27:51
226. Barb Everett F 35 27:53
227. Sherrell 46 27:53
228. Anne Kinch F 27 27:55
229. J D Thompson 8 27:56
230. Nat Toulon M 43 27:56
231. Jerry Draper M 49 27:56
232. Jeremiah Foxwell M 8 27:59
233. John Lovett M 43 28:03
234. Betty Hallman F 30 28:04
235. Dan Plough M 27 28:09
236. Sam Colosimo M 27 28:12
237. Sherrill Sturgis 28 28:20
238. Betsy Booth F 32 28:22
239. unknown 28:32
240. Will Walker M 39 28:33
241. Joann Connors F 44 28:35
242. Jean Bowling F 52 28:36
243. Matt Faraccio M 27 28:36
244. Debbie Brown F 25 28:37
245. Stephie Johnson F 31 28:41
246. unknown 28:45
247. Cynthia Christen F 36 28:53
248. S Kulakowski 28 29:04
249. Jeanette White F 32 29:10
250. Jan Bragdon 42 29:11
251. Martha Story F 41 29:20
252. Robert Deguzman M 27 29:37
253. Skyler Perkins F 8 29:39
254. Tom Perkins M 37 30:08
255. Jan Putnal 41 30:16
256. Lucy Westfall F 41 30:32
257. Erin Camblin F 28 30:47
258. Julie O'Malley F 35 30:48
259. Jody Foley F 22 31:10
260. Leslie Mami F 45 31:30
261. Dale Gjedde M 49 31:31
262. Sue Skinner F 38 31:33
263. Jan Rogers 48 32:11
264. Patricia Golden F 27 32:24
265. Carol Reynolds F 27 32:26
266. JoAnn Bone F 48 32:30
267. Catherine Jenkins F 23 32:41
268. Monica Hatchett F 33 32:48
269. Jeanne O'Kon F 37 33:03
270. Ralph Bennett M 52 33:06
271. Frances Brown F 33 33:17
272. Marie Boyle F 35 33:22
273. Kara Williams F 26 33:23
274. Diane Schmitt F 25 33:48
275. Jill Haynes F 23 35:13
276. unknown
277. unknown
278. unknown
279. Casey Cason M 71 35:53

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

A 5K road loop in Tom Brown Park

One thing that directors of established road races seldom have to worry about is a course. The next director of the Boston Marathon, the Palace Saloon 5K, or the Springtime 10K won't have to come up with a course, won't have to agonize over finding a venue with decent parking, access to restrooms, and a minimum of traffic. Even if the course is lousy, tradition excuses you from improving it.

New events aren't so lucky. Of course, there's nothing to prevent the newly-minted director of the First Annual 5K Charity Run/Walk for Cross-eyed Kittens from using the course of an established race. This is easy enough to do because in spite of my protests, most of these races are 5K runs. Old timers on the Tallahassee running scene will bore you to death with reminiscences about how every other 5K in town in the 1970s and 1980s was run as two loops around Messer Field. The Maclay Gardens State Park 5K course gets used for several races each year, in spite of the fact that the Gardens are bursting to the seams when a race attracts over 200 runners. Races on the Florida State University campus recycle the same few 5K courses over and over again.

There are also several 5K races held in Tom Brown Park. Tom Brown is a fine venue for a road race. There is plenty of parking. There are many public toilets. Tom Brown Park's stretch of the Goose Pond Trail is 1.55 miles of paved, multi-use trail on which you can run without fear of being flattened by a tractor trailer.

In spite of this, there is no decent road-race course in Tom Brown Park.

For starters, most of them aren't road race courses. The Lincoln High School Invitational 5K is, quite unashamedly, a cross-country race. The AIDS 5K , the Tails and Trails, and the Schools Stomping out Diabetes 5K runs, however, all included long stretches of hiking trails or other terrain that would be considered cross country. The Fallen Heroes 5K stayed mostly to pavement, but only by having two 180-degree turns on the Goose Pond Trail--which also meant that you had runners going in two different direction trying to use the same narrow trail. The Goose Pond Trail can't really handle two-way traffic in a large footrace, but it's adequate for several hundred runners of one-way traffic, say as part of a loop.

So here is a 5K loop course for Tom Brown Park.


Start on the Goose Pond Trail near Pavilion 13 and head towards Weems Road. Better yet, start on the park road parallel to the trail near the Pavilion, and then turn onto the trail where it crosses the road. This gives you more room for the runners at the start of the race. At the end of the trail, turn left onto Weems and head up the hill to Easterwood Drive. Turn left onto Easterwood Drive. Just after the tennis courts but before Easterwood takes you out of Tom Brown Park and on to Connor Boulevard, turn left onto a park road that takes you downhill and past the Lake Leon playground. Near the dog park, this park road makes a very close approach to the Goose Pond Trail. Hop over to the trail and continue to the vicinity of Pavilion 13 and the finish line.

The loop is extremely close to being exactly five kilometers. Close to two kilometers of that is on the traffic-free Goose Pond Trail. Easterwood and Weems aren't sleepy country lanes, but they aren't highways, either. Tom Brown Park is perched on the slopes of the Lake Lafayette basin, so there are some hills--but is that a bad thing? I've described the loop going counter-clockwise, but it's a loop--there's nothing to prevent a hypothetical race director from sending runners around it clockwise, or changing the location of the start.

Of course, there's nothing to prevent a hypothetical race director from continuing to send runners around hair-pin turns on the Goose Pond Trail, or through the woods to play "Find-the-Root" on the hiking paths. But now you'll know that they had another option.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stolting makes it official, signs with San Francisco


In a ceremony at the school gymnasium, Maclay senior Jana Stolting signed a letter of intent to attend the University of San Francisco next fall. Stolting will be running cross-country and track for the Dons starting with the 2010-2011 season.



Even though the 2010 high school track season is not quite over, Stolting will already be graduating this spring as one of the fastest high school girl distance runners in the althletics history of Tallahassee and Leon County. Her 3200m time of 10:41.54 is the best ever in the area, and her 1600m time of 4:57.64 is eclipsed only by Kathy Ward's 4:55.72. Stolting has so many FHSAA-1A district and region titles in track and cross country that I despair at counting them all. In her final high school cross-country race Stolting won the 2009 Florida Athletic Coaches Association Senior All-Star race, leading her region's team to victory.


In moving to the Other Coast, I'm sure that Stolting will miss iconic Tallahassee events like the Palace Saloon 5K. But San Francisco has the Bay-To-Breakers, and if she's not planning on winning it then she's already working on a costume.

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21 April 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 21 April 2010. 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 APRIL 2010
  • Rose33rd Annual Rose City Run 10K and one mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomsaville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). Event web site. Entry form and flyer. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • Education For Life 5K. 8:00am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Run for Autism 5K. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
30 APRIL 2010
  • 23rd annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 pm ET. Courthouse Square Park, Camilla, Georgia. 229-336-5255 or gnatdays@camillageorgia.com
1 MAY 2010
  • Ninth annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Second annual Moultrie Technical College Classic 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 5K and 10K / 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie Technical College, 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Darbie Avera, davera@moultrietech.edu or 229-891-7000.
  • Olivia's Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. First United Methodist Church, 300 Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Beverly Shirley, beverlyashirley@bellsouth.net or 229-243-6071.
  • 25th annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Downtown Endurance 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 300 West Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301. 334-792-3217 or bjones@fbcdothan.org
8 MAY 2010
  • Seventh annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • River Town Days 5K and One Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET. Earle Mae Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. info@bainbridgegachamber.com.com or 229-246-4774.
  • Dothan Fire Department / Dothan Runners Club “Fit to Fight” 5K / 10K. 8:00 am CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Event web page. Chief Shan Ash, snash@dothan.org or 334-615-4501.
  • Colony City Chase 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Fitzgerald High School, 601 West Cypress, Fitzgerald, Georgia. Online registration at active.com. Steve Taylor, stevetaylor@windstream.net or 229-423-5048.
  • 28th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
15 MAY 2010
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327. Entry form and flyer.
  • 4th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Army 10-Miler. 7:00 am CT. Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-3794
  • Racing with Rotary Charity Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Allan Dear, dear5@earthlink.net or 229)247-9880
  • Altha FCCLA 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Highway 71 North, Altha, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Nicole Bay 850-209-1913 or Carylee Sewell 850-447-2200 or Altha Public School 850-762-2131.
22 MAY 2010
  • Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • Barefoot 5K. 8:00am CT. Compass Lake In The Hills, 645 Compass Lake Drive, Alford, Florida 32420. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. mary@runningmoms.org or edna@runningmoms.org
  • North Florida Olympic Triathlon (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run). 7:30am ET. Cherry Lake 4H Camp, 3861 NE Cherry Lake Circle, Madison, Florida 32340. Event web site. info@drcsports.com or 352-637-2475.
23 MAY 2010
  • Red Hills Triathlon for Youth 15 & under (125 yd swim; 3 mile bike; 1 mile run). 8:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
31 MAY 2010
  • 4th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, GA 39819. Entry form and flyer. Mandi O'Mara 229-248-2230 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day Running Celebration 8K, 5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:54am ET 8K / 8:01am ET one-mile / 9:09am ET 5K / 9:49am ET 5K. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, GA 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, bennywade@hughes.net or ranreb@planttel.net
  • Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Old S. L. Mason School, Baytree Road and Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
1 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #1 (50m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 1600m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
5 JUNE 2010
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
  • Captain Chad Reed Memorial 5K. 9:30am ET. Dixie County High School, 16077 SE Highway 19, Cross City, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Stroll 'N' Roll Duathlon (5K run, 13.1 mile bike, one-mile run). 8:00am ET. Beverlye Middle School, 1025 South Beverlye Road, Dothan, Alabama 36301. Event web page. Sherry Creel 334-677-6195 or Bill Davenport 334-798-1192.
8 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #2 (50m, 100m, 800m, 4x100m and 3200m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
15 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #3 (50m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 1600m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
19 JUNE 2010
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, FL. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer.
  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Triathlon (¼-mile swim, 10.6-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:00am CT. West Beach, Lake Tholocco on Johnston Rd., Ft Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-3794
22 JUNE 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • All-Comers Track Meet #4 (50m, 100m, 800m, 4x100m and 3200m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
26 JUNE 2010
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • Summer Sizzler 5K / 1 Mile. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, FL. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Hobson Fulmer, 850-927-2510 or hobson@fairpoint.net
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550
29 JUNE 2010
  • All-Comers Track Meet #5 (50m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m and 1600m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 JULY 2010
  • God and Country 5K. 8:00am ET. Live Oak Recreation Fields, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com. 386-364-8386
4 JULY 2010
  • Valdosta 5K. 7:15 am ET. Valdosta, GA. Five Points, North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
5 JULY 2010
  • 25th annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440-yard swim, 10-mile bike, 5K run). 7:00 am CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, FL. Entry form and flyer. Terry Edwards, fst1@earthlink.net or 850-482-3415.
6 JULY 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • All-Comers Track Meet #6 (50m, 100m, 800m, 4x100m and 3200m). 6:00pm ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old Highway 41, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
13 JULY 2010
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #1. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
17 JULY 2010
  • Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
20 JULY 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #2. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
24 JULY 2010
  • 25th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. Event web page. Event entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
27 JULY 2010
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #3. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #4. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
10 AUGUST 2010
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #5. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
14 AUGUST 2010
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 8:00 am ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
17 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
  • Valdosta All-Comer Cross-Country Series 1-mile and 5K #6. 7:00pm ET one mile / 5K immediately follows. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601. Get Active, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
24 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
28 AUGUST 2010
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
31 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #14. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
11 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon II. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
18 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 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.
25 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 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
  • Second annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
9 OCTOBER 2010
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
16 OCTOBER 2010
  • White Sand Triathlon II (600m swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run). 7:30am CT. Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
23 OCTOBER 2010
  • Tri The Rez Sprint Triathlon (⅓-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run). 8:00am ET. Florida State University Reservation, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Event web site. Online registration at imathlete.com. Austin Boyle, fmj30cal@gmail.com or 561-247-5801.
  • “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:00am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
30 OCTOBER 2010
  • 31st annual 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).
  • 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.
6 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Ironman Florida (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site.
25 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15k / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET 5K. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
4 DECEMBER 2010
  • 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
  • Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
11 DECEMBER 2010
  • 30th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
5 MARCH 2011
  • 5th 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
2 APRIL 2011
  • 35th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 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.
9 APRIL 2011
  • 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.
16 APRIL 2011
  • 37th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com

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