Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 college cross-country season in the Tallahassee area

The weather may not have given a hint of it yet, but cross-country season is coming. I can't imagine how many high school teams there are within a hundred miles of Tallahassee. It would be like guessing the number of jelly beans in a large jarful--where the number keeps changing and all the jelly beans are different sizes. Keeping up with all the high school meets in that area would be even more difficult. Many high school races haven't been scheduled yet, will be largely unannounced before they happen, and there will be no record of them after they're held.

The colleges are a different matter. There aren't that many of them in the area, not all of them field cross-country teams, and their schedules tend to be settled and published in advance of the season. Based on those schedules, here are the college cross-country meets that are taking place this season in the Trouble Afoot! coverage area (i.e., a hundred miles or less from Tallahassee). Maybe there's one near enough to you that you can get out and watch the harriers.

  • 28 August 2010 (Saturday)
    Albany, Georgia. Darton College XC Season Opener Meet. Hosted by Darton College on the Darton campus cross-country trails.

  • 11 September 2010 (Saturday)
    Albany, Georgia. Albany State University Invitational. Hosted by Albany State University. 10:00am ET.

  • 25 September 2010 (Saturday)
    Dawson, Georgia. Darton Invitational/Skiles' Farm. Hosted by Darton College.

  • 2 October 2010 (Saturday)
    Tallahassee, Florida. 2nd Annual Bobby Lang Invitational. Hosted by Florida A & M University on campus. 10:00am ET.

  • 8 October 2010 (Friday)
    Tallahassee, Florida. Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational. Hosted by Florida State University at Apalachee Regional Park.

  • 30 October 2010 (Saturday)
    Albany, Georgia. NJCAA Region XVII Championship. Hosted by Darton College on the Darton campus cross-country trails.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cook and Rosen lead the Madness

The story is that cross-country event organizers in Europe want nothing more than to have a muddy course for their runs. To that end, they want rain. They pray for rain. They hire witches to conjure up rain. If rain fails, they soak the course with fire hoses the night before the race. The story is that the Europeans are serious about their mud.


It's not such a big thing with us in Tallahassee. But Tom Perkins, race director for the Miller Landing Madness 8K, 5K, and 3K races, had a little bit of that European love-for-mud in him the morning of his event, 28 August 2010.


"Did you see my mud patch?" asked Perkins.

"Your mud patch?" I responded in confusion. I'm often confused when talking to race directors.

"Yeah, my mud patch. I could only make one of them."

"Oh, you mean where the 5K course and the 8K course split."

"Yeah, that's it," beamed Perkins. "That's my mud patch!"


By the end of Saturday morning over 400 runners had seen his mud patch, the runners in the Miller Landing Madness 8K, 5K, and 3K, all of whom had to make at least one trip around or through the mud. The rest of the course through Elinor Klapp Phipps Park was excellent for running, firm and well-drained in spite of the rain the day before the races.


Florida State University grad student Kevin Cook didn't seem to have a problem with the footing or anything else as he won the 8K race in 26:28. Last year's champion, Chris Lake, never let Cook get out of sight, but he couldn't catch Cook, either, and had to settle for the runner-up spot in 26:42. It was Lake's first loss since the 2008 Palace Saloon 5K. Just behind Lake, Peter Wood outdueled Daniel Roberts for third, 26:46 to 26:47. Tallahassee's Michael Martinez was the top master runner, finishing seventh overall in 32:45. Sheryl Rosen (12th, 33:29) dominated the women's division, finishing more than half a kilometer ahead of the second-place female, Katie Showman (33rd, 37:50). Kirsten Baggett was the first woman master to finish, placing 66th overall in 42:26.


In the 5K Patrick Swain ran 17:15 for the win. Swain, a cross-country runner at Maclay School, is the defending Florida high school cross country champion in class A. Swain's teammate at Maclay, Austin Stevens, took second in 17:20, while the next two places went to Jacob Slupecki (17:22) and Travis Covert (17:45). Terance Keenan of Tallahassee was the top master, running 19:26 to finish 13th overall. Maclay School's Stefanie Kurgatt (11th, 19:22) was the first female, well ahead of runner-up Micah Adriani (16th, 20:17). Nancy Stedman (52nd, 24:19) was the first woman master in the 5K.


Wil Luca outran Sukhi Khosla for the 3K title, 11:14 to 11:25. Madeline Horgan was the first female finisher, 21st overall at 13:30.


I have one last story from the race. As I was taking pictures of the 8K, one of the slower runners went by me with about a mile to go.

"What's your name?" she called out.

"Herb Wills," I replied.

"I'm Patti," she said. "And I'm going to finish."

She did. 1:09:54.


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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ireland and Bokenfohr winners at this beach party

Providence Christian School cross-country coach Nicholas Ireland ran 17:52 on the trails of Westgate Park to win the "Life is a Beach" 5K on 21 August 2010 in Dothan, Alabama. Ireland finished over half a kilometer ahead of the runner-up, Dothan's Tyler Scheidt (20:02). Theron Carter of Brundidge, Alabama ran 20:11 to place third and take the top master spot. Competition was much tighter in the women's division, with Katrina Bokenfohr (11th, 21:50) crossing the finish line just a few steps ahead of her twin sister Kristina Bokenfohr (13th, 21:52). The Bokenfohrs are sophomores and runners on the cross-country team at Enterprise (Alabama) High School. Melissa Unrath (17th, 22:21) of Enterprise was the first woman master and third woman overall.


There were 113 recorded finishers in the "Life is a Beach" 5K. The run was held on Westgate Park's Larry & Rona Dykes Trail, a 3.5-mile course that sees a lot of races. The Pilgrim Chase Trail Run, the Last Gasp Trail Run, The Leprechuan Chase Trail Run, the Five-A-Day, the Minuteman Trail Run, the Brian Dowling Memorial 5K, and the entire Hot Summer Nights series are among the events staged on the loop at Westgate. The course is convenient. Traffic control is not a problem. And it doesn't hurt that it's one of the best cross-country courses in the region.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

25 August 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 25 August 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

28 AUGUST 2010
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Entry form and flyer. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
  • Leesburg In The Long Run For Kids 10.5K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K and 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia, 31763. Entry form and flyer. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
31 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #14. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
4 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Florida Fallen Heroes 5K Run. 8:00am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • 31st annual Midnight Chase 5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Run. 12:00am CT. Panama City, FL. Registration on active.com. Nancy Dingus 850-763-6891 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018
5 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Mike the Dog's ½-Marathon. 8:00am ET. Lafayette Heritage Park, Heritage Park Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. Facebook event page. Entry form and flyer. Dana Stetson, danastetson@yahoo.com or 850-668-3839.
  • FSU Youth Triathlon & Adult Super Sprint Triathlon. 7:30am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, 2560 Pottsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at IAmAthlete.com. Suzanne Henslee, Zanna@tampabay.rr.com or 727-CAN-RACE.
  • Second annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch September Triathlon / Duathlon (sprint tri 750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate tri 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run; sprint duathlon 5K run, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate duathlon 10K run, 40K bike, 10K run). 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
6 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 3rd annual Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Facebook event page. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Kolomoki Gate to Gate Labor Day Four-Mile Fun Run. 9:00am ET. Kolomoki Mounds State Park, 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely, Georgia 39823-4460. Jay Winkler, 229-758-2316 or 229-225-7213.
  • Labor Day 5K and 1500m. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:25am ET 1500m. In front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Facebook event page. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
11 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 29th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Velma Penermon Stevens, 850-222-2355
  • Home Is Where The Hope Is 5K. 9:00am ET. Tully Gym, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Chris Roberts, info@fsuhabitat.org or 321-544-9350.
  • 4th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K. 8:00 am CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Online registration at active.com. Brian Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
  • Partnership Cancer Fund 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. McKey Park, 112 Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer (includes a course map). Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Brittany Marie Memorial 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Lanier County High School, 325 W. Patten St. Lakeland, GA 31635. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runsignup.com. Donna Reese, montess@mchsi.com, or Todd Smoot, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • 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.
  • Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10K and 5K, 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
  • Fourth annual Loop the Lake 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church, 216 East Live Oak Avenue, De Funiak Springs, Florida 32435. Entry form and flyer. Kathy Morrow kmorrow@chelco.com or 850-892-2111.
  • Second annual Gulf Coast Sun Run half marathon / 5K / Fun Run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, FL. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Brooks County Boys & Girls Club 8K. Quitman, Georgia. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
25 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 9:00am 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. 8:00am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • A Bridge to a Brighter Day 5K. 7:00am CT. Carl Grey Park, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • Bridge Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632-3174. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runningintheusa.com. Paul Everett pauleverett@outsourcelogistics.com or Matt Mullican mattmullican@bethanyemail.com
  • Diamond Lake Triathlon (750m swim, 13.2 mile bike, 5K run). 8:00am CT. Boat Lake, Galiano Court at Shenandoah Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at setupevents.com.
2 OCTOBER 2010
  • 2nd annual Salmonole Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, 117 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Online registration at active.com. Amanda Tazaz, tazaz@ocean.fsu.edu
  • Wakulla Middle School Run for Technology 5K. 8:00am ET. Wakulla Middle School, 22 Jean Drive, Crawfordville, Florida 32327-4114. Tolar Griffin, griffint@wakulla.k12.fl.us or 850-294-6456.
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Second annual Jog For Jake 5K. 6:30pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate Run 4.2 mile. 9:00am CT. Daleville Gate, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-3794.
  • Headland Fall Farmers' Market 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT 5K / 8:30am CT one mile. Gazebo on the square on Park Street, Headland, Alabama. Event web page. Susan Owens 334-889-2225
  • High Springs River Fest Weekend 4K. 7:30am ET. Main Street and NW 2nd Avenue, High Springs, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
  • WindMark Beach Sunset 10K, 5K, and one-mile kids' run. 5:00pm ET. WindMark Beach, 101 Good Morning Street #103, Port St. Joe, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
9 OCTOBER 2010
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira, Georgia. Race entry form. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • 5th annual Paws in the Park 5K & one mile. 8:00am CT. Constitution Convention Park, Centennial Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. USATF certified course #FL08039EBM. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Jennifer Mercuri, jmer@gtcom.net or 850-227-6940.
  • Main Street Eufaula 5K Trail Run and one-mile Mayor's Fun Run. 8:30am CT 5K / 10:00am CT one mile. Old Creek Town Park, Eufaula, Alabama 36027. Entry form and flyer. Ann Sparks, 334-616-6170.
  • Dystance4Dystonia 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Covenant United Methodist Church, 3610 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. Rebecca Sharp, rlsharp@centurylink.net or 334-671-1500.
16 OCTOBER 2010
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 7:30am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Entry form. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Tift County High School northeast campus, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Entry form and flyer. Darian Peavy, darian.peavy@tiftregional.com or 229-353-7796, or Ernest Lang, 229-382-4264.
  • 4th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET one mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91, Donalsonville, Georgia. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon, 5K, & relay. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Champions of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Online registration at samcfoundation.org.
  • 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.
17 OCTOBER 2010
  • Big Bend Cares 2010 AIDS 5K Run. 3:00 pm ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Perry Thomas, pthomas@bigbendcares.org or 850-656-2431 ext 225.
23 OCTOBER 2010
  • 12th annual Alan C. Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web site.
  • 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.
  • Alligator Lake 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Alligator Lake Park, 1498 SW Country Club Road, Lake City, FL 32025. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Dusty Smith, halfmiletiming_dusty@hotmail.com
  • “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.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-3794.
  • 32nd annual Tricker Trek 10K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 10K / 9:30am CT one mile. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401-2724. USATF certified course FL90031DL (10K). Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin, 850-271-5896, or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018.
  • Third 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@bell south.net or 229-869-0064.
6 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Gillian Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • 19th 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. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • Hog Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Dooly County High School, 715 3rd Street, Vienna, Georgia 31092-1199. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Emmy Reid, etreid@uga.edu or 229-268-4171.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com.
7 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Florida Kids Triathlon. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 1620 Panama City Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@kidstri2.com
13 NOVEMBER 2010
  • 19th 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.
  • 2nd annual John Johnson Bulldog Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. John Johnson Elementary School, 1947 West Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. April Aldridge aaldridge@dcboe.com or Tammi Enfinger at tenfinger@dcboe.com
  • Almost World-Famous YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K / 5K /one-mile fun run. 7:45 am ET one mile / 8:30 am ET 15K and 5K. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Tracy Wallace, twallace@albanyareaymca.org or 229-436-0531.
  • Trot for Tots 10K & 5K. 9:00 am CT. Panama City Marina, 1 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com. 850-872-3137.
14 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Second annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch November Triathlon / Duathlon (sprint tri 750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate tri 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run; sprint duathlon 5K run, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate duathlon 10K run, 40K bike, 10K run). 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
20 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Marzuq Shrine / Bradley's Country Fun Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Country Store, 10655 Centerville Road, Moccasin Gap, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer.
  • 16th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge / three-person relay / 5K. 8:00am CT. St. Theresa's Catholic ,2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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 / 8:55am ET 1500m. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
27 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
  • Junior Service League 5K Turkey Trot. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
4 DECEMBER 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 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.
  • 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 5K & one mile. 2:00 pm ET. 8th Street Middle School's Brodie Field, 8th Street & Forrest Street, Tifton, Georgia. Event web site.
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30pm ET. Valdosta, Georgia. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K. 6:15pm ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Event web page. Shannon Sullivan, sportsbeat@earthlink.net or 850-212-5129.
11 DECEMBER 2010
18 DECEMBER 2010
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
1 JANUARY 2011
  • 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.
8 JANUARY 2011
  • 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.
15 JANUARY 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
6 FEBRUARY 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
12 FEBRUARY 2011
  • Run For The Cookies 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am one mile / 9:00am 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
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
13 MARCH 2011
  • 2nd annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, FL 32060. USATF certified course FL10028EBM (Marathon & half-Marathon), Event web page. Entry form. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
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
21 MAY 2011
  • Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. Jim Lamar, jhlamar@tallahassee.com


Monday, August 23, 2010

Edwards outruns Edwards at Hornet's Nest 5K

Dashing through the streets of Pelham, Georgia, Cullen Edwards ran 21:39 to win the second annual Hornet's Nest 5K road race on Saturday morning, 21 August 2010. Edwards is starting his junior year at Pelham High School where he runs on the cross-country team. He finished the race a scant five seconds ahead of the runner-up, Guthrie Edwards. The top master runner in the race was Terry Durham of Albany, Georgia; Durham finished sixth overall in 25:56. Another Pelham High cross-country runner, Beth Philips, was first female, placing ninth overall in 26:46. Anna Wade of Leesburg was the fastest woman master of the morning, placing 14th overall in 29:10.


The Hornet's Nest 5K is hosted by the Pelham High School cross-country team with Coach Ashley Hutto as race director. The race is a fund raiser for the team's upcoming season. 24 athletes finished this year's edition of the Hornet's Nest run, down from last year's total of 47 finishers in the inaugural running of the event.


Second annual Hornet's Nest 5K
Pelham, Georgia
21 August 2010

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == ========
1. Cullen Edwards M 16 Pelham GA 21:38.48
2. Guthrie Edwards M 14 Pelham GA 21:43.78
3. Ruben Rivera M 14 Pelham GA 21:52.02
4. Kyle Taylor 20 22:35.27
5. Chad Johnson M 39 Thomasville GA 23:21.17
6. Terry Durham M 46 Albany GA 25:55.18
7. Josh Reams M 34 Pelham GA 25:55.31
8. ( unknown )
9. Beth Phillips F 15 Pelham GA 26:45.32
10. Charles Parramore M 38 Valdosta GA 27:05.77
11. Michelle Godwin F 32 Pelham GA 28:00.30
12. Ashley Scott 22 28:49.58
13. Eddie Parramore M 63 Baconton GA 28:50.78
14. Anna Wade F 42 Leesburg GA 29:09.58
15. Bob Hodges M 60 Pelham GA 29:18.43
16. Chris Burroughs 14 29:42.40
17. Jeff Granberry M 51 Albany GA 30:48.58
18. David Zoellick 25 32:20.43
19. Becky Cooling F 40 Albany GA 35:24.11
20. Denise Flores F 44 Moultrie GA 36:34.35
21. Mary Cliff Williamson F 35 Camilla GA 36:35.11
22. Dorrie Drinkwater F 31 Pelham GA 38:48.28
23. Holly Phillips F 31 Sale City GA 38:53.11
24. Maria Bologna 31 38:58.39


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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Winters and Jackson winners at Vineyard Run

Around late July when you're running on the trails of north Florida you'll notice them. You may not see them, but you'll smell their fruity pungency as you run by. If you look down, you'll see them at your feet--dark purple, almost black. If you look up, you may be able to spot them hanging from their vines, high up in the trees. They're muscadines, Florida's native grape, and August is muscadine harvest time. So every August, Florida A & M University's Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research holds a Grape Harvest Festival at their offices east of Tallahassee on Mahan Drive near the I-10 / US 90 interchange. The festival includes grape tastings, wine tastings, hot-air balloon rides, live music, grape-throwing, and the Vineyard 5K run.


Or the not-quite-5K run. At this year's Festival on Saturday, 21 August 2010, race management hadn't made sure that a gate on the race course was unlocked, and the lead vehicle had to take the runners on a somewhat shorter tour of FAMU's vineyards. Runners are adaptable, though, and everyone continued to race. Shuaib Winters, a distance runner on FAMU's track team, was first to complete the abbreviated run in 12:15. His teammate Lamere Buchanan, a middle-distance specialist, was runner-up in 12:34. "Marathon Jack" McDermott of the Gulf Winds Track Club was the fastest master runner with a 14:13 clocking. Chandelic Jackson, an incoming freshman at FAMU, won the women's division in 15:08. Shanay Mayes, another incoming freshman at FAMU, placed second in the women's division with a 15:58.


In the ROTC unit team division, FAMU Navy ROTC won for the ROTC Challenge Cup for the second straight year, defeating the runners-up from FAMU Army ROTC and the third-place team from FSU Air Force ROTC.


The locked gate on the course is not one of those mistakes that runners easily forget. But there are lots of road races with accurate courses, and not nearly as many that are followed by wine tastings, samples of more varieties of muscadines than most people suspect the existence, and a performance by FAMU's "Marching 100" band. And maybe next year someone will remember to unlock the gate.


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Mile for Breakfast

Trevor Touchton, a fifteen-year-old Lincoln High School sophomore, ran 4:33.30 to win the 13th annual "Breakfast On The Track" one-mile run. Touchton led most of the race, which was held at Tallahassee's Maclay School track on Saturday morning, 21 August 2010. Maclay School's Stefanie Kurgatt (another fifteen-year-old sophomore) won the women's division in a record time for the event of 5:00.97. Michael Martinez edged out Jay Wallace for the top master runner spot, 4:55.38 to 4:56.38. Sarah Docter-Williams, the former women's record holder, was the top woman master with a 5:34.81.


The race was run in eight sections seeded by projected finish times with the fastest sections run first. In section one, Touchton moved to the front early, shadowed by Florida State alum Kevin Cook and the defending Breakfast-On-The-Track champion Patrick Swain. Charlie Johnson trailed the group, but made his move with Touchton on the final lap, placing second in 4:37.96. Cook and Swain were left behind to fight over third with Cook prevailing 4:39.16 to 4:39.57. Touchton's most recent previous performance was a third-place showing at last week's Trojan Pride 5K.


The women's division was also decided in the first section, with Kurgatt running steadily away from women's runner-up Amy Hines (16th, 5:15.96) and third-place woman Micah Adriani (29th, 5:31.68). For the masters, Michael Martinez ran the first section as a stalking horse, moving up through the field to challenge Jay Wallace late in the race, ultimately taking eighth place and the masters' title. The women's master honors, though, were determined in the second section. Sarah Docter-Williams was the only master woman in the section, but no one in the later sections could touch her 5:34.81.


The Breakfast On The Track is a Gulf Winds Track Club event and raises money for Maclay School athletics. 191 runners ran the mile this year. The name of the event derives from the pancakes served to the runners after the race--a traditional meal which seems traditionally popular in spite of the traditional August heat and humidity. In deference to the latter, the awards ceremony for the Breakfast On The Track is head in and around the Maclay School swimming pool. There's even a lifeguard on duty, just in case someone didn't wait 40 minutes after eating their pancakes to take the water and gets cramps.


"Breakfast On The Track" Mile champions, 1998-2010
Date
MenWomen
8 August 1998
Robert Pautienus (4:36)
Jane Johnson (5:21)
14 August 1999
Lee Willis (4:26)
Jane Johnson (5:27)
26 August 2000
Gary Droze (4:42.97)
Sarah Docter-Williams (5:09.08)
18 August 2001
Ryan Deak (4:21.47)
Sarah Docter-Williams (5:08.94)
17 August 2002
Lee Willis (4:35.07)Sarah Docter-Williams (5:10.33)
16 August 2003
David Huntzinger (4:45.20)
Sarah Docter-Williams (5:02.28)
14 August 2004
Lee Willis (4:32.40)Sarah Docter-Williams (5:11.79)
13 August 2005
Art Remillard (4:46.26)
Sarah Docter-Williams (5:07.13)
12 August 2006
Whitney Strickland (4:47.58)
Sarah Docter-Williams (5:09.85)
18 August 2007
Michael Martinez (4:48.04)
Sarah Docter-Williams (5:12.91)
16 August 2008
Whitney Strickland (4:31.39)Jana Stolting (5:12.79)
15 August 2009
Patrick Swain (4:43.40)
Jana Stolting (5:05.66)
21 August 2010
Trevor Touchton (4:33.30)
Stefanie Kurgatt (5:00.97)


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Rosen outraces the herd at the Run With The Moose 5K

Coming off of a three-month hiatus from local racing, Sheryl Rosen ran 20:52 to win the Run With The Moose 5K in Quincy, Florida on Saturday, 14 August 2010. Rosen crossed the line about 260 meters ahead of runner up Jay Silvanima of Tallahassee. Silvanima edged out third-place runner Matthew Rowan of Quincy for the top master spot, 22:01 to 22:10. Tallahassee's Nancy Stedman was the second woman across the line and the top woman master, placing sixth overall in 24:37.


22 athletes finished the Run With The Moose 5K. The event was produced by the Quincy Lodge of the Loyal Order of the Moose (Lodge #2672) as a benefit for Special Olympics. The race was followed by the Moose Lodge's Family Fun Day.


Run With The Moose 5K
Quincy, Florida
14 August 2010

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == =======
1. Sheryl Rosen F 26 Tallahassee FL 20:52
2. Jay Silvanima M 50 Tallahassee FL 22:01
3. Matthew Rowan M 41 Quincy FL 22:10
4. Mark McCassa M 45 Grand Ridge FL 22:25
5. Terry Presnell M 61 Quincy FL 22:39
6. Nancy Stedman F 48 Tallahassee FL 24:37
7. Jim Heberle M 52 Tallahassee FL 24:41
8. David Anderson M 60 Tallahassee FL 25:06
9. Manuel Steele M 41 Tallahassee FL 25:17
10. Angela Wable F 36 Tallahassee FL 25:37
11. Ashley Merritt F 28 Marianna FL 27:06
12. Jason Thompson M 36 Quincy FL 29:34
13. Jeff Starks M 47 Quincy FL 29:48
14. Mike Stiles M 51 Quincy FL 30:11
15. Diane Howell F 53 Bainbridge FL 30:50
16. Jessica Miller F 32 Quincy FL 31:17
17. Tony Miller M 33 Quincy FL 31:19
18. John Rakestraw M 73 Tallahassee FL 31:23
19. Amy Brown F 37 Quincy FL 33:21
20. Anthony Roberts M 48 Tallahassee FL 34:00
21. Mercedes Anderson F 15 Lynn Haven FL 39:59
22. Todd Anderson M 34 Lynn Haven FL 54:24


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wayne Angel to head men's track and cross-country at FAMU

Florida A & M University president James Ammons hopes to announce on Friday that Wayne Angel has been hired as the Rattlers' men's track & field and cross-country head coach. Angel brings almost two decades of coaching experience to the job, having filled posts at Pike High School in Indianapolis, the University of Tennessee-Martin, Wichita State, Iowa, and the University of Illinois. Illinois was Angel's most recent position. An Illini alumnus, Angel was the men's track & field head coach at his alma mater for six seasons before his resignation in November, 2009. In the Big Ten Conference outdoor track & field championships during Angel's tenure, the Illini placed fifth (2004), fourth (2005), fifth (2006), sixth (2007), ninth (2008), and ninth (2009). In indoor track Angel's teams were fourth (2004), third (2005), third (2006), tenth (2007), seventh (2008), and seventh (2009).

Wayne Angel started his athletic career at Rantoul (Illinois) Township High School (c/o 1971), where his distinguished career earned him induction into the RTHS Hall of Fame in 1985. From there it was a short drive to Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, where Angel was a two-time NJCAA All-American in track & field, also competing as a cross-country runner and a wrestler from 1971-1973. Parkland inducted Angel into its athletic hall of fame in 2009. Angel concluded his collegiate career at the University of Illinois from 1981-1982, setting a school record of 50.56 in the 400m hurdles and graduating with a degree in physical education. He also served in the military, becoming an Army Airborne Ranger and a Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Army's Air Assault School. Angel continued his athletic career in the military, setting an armed forces record of 49.93 in the 400m hurdles, winning three gold medals in the World Military Games, and competing in two U.S. Olympic Trials (1980 and 1984).

Wayne Angel and Tammy Angel have four children, Danielle, Wayne, Geoffrey, and Raven.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

18 August 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 18 August 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

21 AUGUST 2010
  • Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL. Entry form and flyer. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
  • Grape Harvest Festival Vineyard 5K. FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Bobby Phills, bobby.phills@famu.edu or 850-599-3996 or 850-528-4616 (C).
  • 2nd annual Hornet's Nest 5K Road Race and one-mile kids' run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:50am ET one mile. Pelham High School, 720 Barrow Avenue Pelham, GA 31779. Entry form and flyer. Ashley Hutto, crosscountry2g@aol.com or 229-403-6960.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • 5th annual Valdosta State University Community 5K. 7:30am ET. Valdosta State University Alumni House, 1603 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Shawn Phippen, sphippen@valdosta.edu
  • Winnersville Sprint and Titletown Olympic Triathlon. 7:30 am ET (Sprint, 500-yard swim, 14 mile bike, 3.6 mile run; Olympic, 1000 yard swim, 27 mile bike, 6.2 mile run). Valdosta Lowndes 4-H Facility, 5000 4-H Club Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Event web site. Online registration at imathlete.com.
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. Entry form and flyer. Mike Sims (850)514-3424 or Tom Perkins (850)894-2019
  • Leesburg In The Long Run For Kids 10.5K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K and 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia, 31763. Entry form and flyer. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
31 AUGUST 2010
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #14. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
4 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Florida Fallen Heroes 5K Run. 8:00am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • 31st annual Midnight Chase 5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Run. 12:00am CT. Panama City, FL. Registration on active.com. Nancy Dingus 850-763-6891 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018
5 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Mike the Dog's ½-Marathon. 8:00am ET. Lafayette Heritage Park, Heritage Park Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. Facebook event page. Entry form and flyer. Dana Stetson, danastetson@yahoo.com or 850-668-3839.
  • FSU Youth Triathlon & Adult Super Sprint Triathlon. 7:30am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, 2560 Pottsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at IAmAthlete.com. Suzanne Henslee, Zanna@tampabay.rr.com or 727-CAN-RACE.
  • Second annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch September Triathlon / Duathlon (sprint tri 750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate tri 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run; sprint duathlon 5K run, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate duathlon 10K run, 40K bike, 10K run). 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
6 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 3rd annual Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Facebook event page. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Kolomoki Gate to Gate Labor Day Four-Mile Fun Run. 9:00am ET. Kolomoki Mounds State Park, 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely, Georgia 39823-4460. Jay Winkler, 229-758-2316 or 229-225-7213.
  • Labor Day 5K and 1500m. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:25am ET 1500m. In front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Facebook event page. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
11 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • 29th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Velma Penermon Stevens, 850-222-2355
  • 4th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K. 8:00 am CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Online registration at active.com. Brian Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
  • Partnership Cancer Fund 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. McKey Park, 112 Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer (includes a course map). Get Active Running & more, 229-219-0010.
  • Brittany Marie Memorial 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Lanier County High School, 325 W. Patten St. Lakeland, GA 31635. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runsignup.com. Donna Reese, montess@mchsi.com, or Todd Smoot, getactive.val@earthlink.net or 229-219-0010.
  • 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.
  • Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10K and 5K, 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
  • Fourth annual Loop the Lake 5K. 8:00 am CT. First Baptist Church, 216 East Live Oak Avenue, De Funiak Springs, Florida 32435. Entry form and flyer. Kathy Morrow kmorrow@chelco.com or 850-892-2111.
  • Second annual Gulf Coast Sun Run half marathon / 5K / Fun Run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, FL. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Brooks County Boys & Girls Club 8K. Quitman, Georgia. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
25 SEPTEMBER 2010
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 9:00am 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. 8:00am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • A Bridge to a Brighter Day 5K. 7:00am CT. Carl Grey Park, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • Bridge Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632-3174. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runningintheusa.com. Paul Everett pauleverett@outsourcelogistics.com or Matt Mullican mattmullican@bethanyemail.com
  • Diamond Lake Triathlon (750m swim, 13.2 mile bike, 5K run). 8:00am CT. Boat Lake, Galiano Court at Shenandoah Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at setupevents.com.
2 OCTOBER 2010
  • 2nd annual Salmonole Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, 117 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Online registration at active.com. Amanda Tazaz, tazaz@ocean.fsu.edu
  • Wakulla Middle School Run for Technology 5K. 8:00am ET. Wakulla Middle School, 22 Jean Drive, Crawfordville, Florida 32327-4114. Tolar Griffin, griffint@wakulla.k12.fl.us or 850-294-6456.
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Second annual Jog For Jake 5K. 6:30pm ET. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate Run 4.2 mile. 9:00am CT. Daleville Gate, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-3794.
  • Headland Fall Farmers' Market 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 7:30am CT 5K / 8:30am CT one mile. Gazebo on the square on Park Street, Headland, Alabama. Event web page. Susan Owens 334-889-2225
  • High Springs River Fest Weekend 4K. 7:30am ET. Main Street and NW 2nd Avenue, High Springs, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
  • WindMark Beach Sunset 10K, 5K, and one-mile kids' run. 5:00pm ET. WindMark Beach, 101 Good Morning Street #103, Port St. Joe, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
9 OCTOBER 2010
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira, Georgia. Race entry form. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • 5th annual Paws in the Park 5K & one mile. 8:00am CT. Constitution Convention Park, Centennial Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida. USATF certified course #FL08039EBM. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Jennifer Mercuri, jmer@gtcom.net or 850-227-6940.
  • Main Street Eufaula 5K Trail Run and one-mile Mayor's Fun Run. 8:30am CT 5K / 10:00am CT one mile. Old Creek Town Park, Eufaula, Alabama 36027. Entry form and flyer. Ann Sparks, 334-616-6170.
  • Dystance4Dystonia 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Covenant United Methodist Church, 3610 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. Rebecca Sharp, rlsharp@centurylink.net or 334-671-1500.
16 OCTOBER 2010
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 7:30am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. Entry form. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Tift County High School northeast campus, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Entry form and flyer. Darian Peavy, darian.peavy@tiftregional.com or 229-353-7796, or Ernest Lang, 229-382-4264.
  • 4th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET one mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91, Donalsonville, Georgia. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon, 5K, & relay. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL. Online registration at active.com.
  • Champions of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Southeast Alabama Medical Center, 1108 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Online registration at samcfoundation.org.
  • 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.
17 OCTOBER 2010
  • Big Bend Cares 2010 AIDS 5K Run. 3:00 pm ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Perry Thomas, pthomas@bigbendcares.org or 850-656-2431 ext 225.
23 OCTOBER 2010
  • 12th annual Alan C. Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Event web site.
  • 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.
  • Alligator Lake 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Alligator Lake Park, 1498 SW Country Club Road, Lake City, FL 32025. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Dusty Smith, halfmiletiming_dusty@hotmail.com
  • “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.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-3794.
  • 32nd annual Tricker Trek 10K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 10K / 9:30am CT one mile. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401-2724. USATF certified course FL90031DL (10K). Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin, 850-271-5896, or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018.
  • Third 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@bell south.net or 229-869-0064.
6 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Gillian Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • 19th 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. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • Hog Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Dooly County High School, 715 3rd Street, Vienna, Georgia 31092-1199. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Emmy Reid, etreid@uga.edu or 229-268-4171.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com.
7 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Florida Kids Triathlon. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 1620 Panama City Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@kidstri2.com
13 NOVEMBER 2010
  • 19th 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.
  • 2nd annual John Johnson Bulldog Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. John Johnson Elementary School, 1947 West Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. April Aldridge aaldridge@dcboe.com or Tammi Enfinger at tenfinger@dcboe.com
  • Almost World-Famous YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K / 5K /one-mile fun run. 7:45 am ET one mile / 8:30 am ET 15K and 5K. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Tracy Wallace, twallace@albanyareaymca.org or 229-436-0531.
  • Trot for Tots 10K & 5K. 9:00 am CT. Panama City Marina, 1 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401. Online registration at active.com. 850-872-3137.
14 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Second annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch November Triathlon / Duathlon (sprint tri 750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate tri 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10K run; sprint duathlon 5K run, 20K bike, 5K run; intermediate duathlon 10K run, 40K bike, 10K run). 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
20 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Marzuq Shrine / Bradley's Country Fun Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Country Store, 10655 Centerville Road, Moccasin Gap, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer.
  • 16th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge / three-person relay / 5K. 8:00am CT. St. Theresa's Catholic ,2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
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 / 8:55am ET 1500m. Patterson Street in front of Get Active, 3200-C North Ashley St, Valdosta, GA 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
27 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
  • Junior Service League 5K Turkey Trot. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
4 DECEMBER 2010
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 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.
  • 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 5K & one mile. 2:00 pm ET. 8th Street Middle School's Brodie Field, 8th Street & Forrest Street, Tifton, Georgia. Event web site.
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30pm ET. Valdosta, Georgia. Contact Get Active, 229-219-0010.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K. 6:15pm ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Event web page. Shannon Sullivan, sportsbeat@earthlink.net or 850-212-5129.
11 DECEMBER 2010
18 DECEMBER 2010
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
1 JANUARY 2011
  • 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.
8 JANUARY 2011
  • 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.
15 JANUARY 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
6 FEBRUARY 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
13 MARCH 2011
  • 2nd annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, FL 32060. USATF certified course FL10028EBM (Marathon & half-Marathon), Event web page. Entry form. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
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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