Saturday, October 30, 2010

Molosky makes it two-in-a-row at the Boston Mini




"Last Saturday in October."



That's Boston, Georgia's unaltering date for its annual Mini Marathon and the festival that has grown up around it. And on the morning of 2010's "Last Saturday in October" the 13.1-mile race was held for the 31st time, starting as usual in downtown Boston and heading out-and-back on the road to Dixie, Georgia. This time around, Vince Molosky successfully defended his 2009 title with a run of 75:13, over four minutes faster than he had run the previous year. Molosky finished about a kilometer ahead of the runner up, Carl Nordhielm, who was also the top master runner in the race. The next master runner, Tony Guillen, edged out Keith Howell for third place overall, 82:13 to 82:18.


The women's title went to Lisa Johnson; Johnson placed tenth overall in 86:59. Johnson was nearly a kilometer and a half in front of the next woman, Olivia Swedberg, who finished 25th overall in 93:37. The third woman across the finish line was Lisa Dillman, who was also the top woman master in the race. Dillman ran 95:22.





Top Ten Men
  1. Vince Molosky, 75:13
  2. Carl Nordhielm, 79:50
  3. Tony Guillen, 82:12
  4. Keith Howell, 82:18
  5. Jack McDermott, 84:20
  6. Myles Gibson, 84:54
  7. Brian Corbin, 85:15
  8. Michael Martinez, 86:38
  9. David Knauf, 86:42
  10. Bing Xu, 87:16

Top Ten Women
  1. Lisa Johnson, 87:00
  2. Olivia Swedberg, 93:38
  3. Lisa Dillman, 95:22
  4. Laura McDermott, 1:41:24
  5. Ashley Daily, 1:42:35
  6. Stephanie Stout, 1:43:24
  7. Lori Richardson, 1:44:06
  8. Lori Abbey, 1:44:32
  9. Lynn Massimore, 1:45:01
  10. Kristine Cox, 1:45:19

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Seminoles Sweep ACC Cross-Country Meet

For the fourth year in a row, the Florida State women's cross country team has come away from the Atlantic Coast Conference championships with the league title. And for the first time in FSU history, the men won the ACC meet, making it a clean sweep for the Seminoles.


The ACC meet was hosted by Boston College on Saturday morning on the grounds of Franklin Park in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Competition opened with the women's 6K race. North Carolina State freshman Laura Hoer ran down early leader Kendra Schaaf (4th, 20:11.7) to win the individual title in 20:04.4. Leading the Seminole charge, Pasca Cheruiyot finished runner-up in 20:05.4. Pilar McShine also finished in the top ten for Florida State, placing 5th in 20:25.9. Virginia put three runners in the top ten, but all five of FSU's scorers were home before Virginia's fourth runner, and Florida State outscored Virginia for the win, 52 to 75.


The men's 8K followed immediately. Virginia runners Emil Heineking (23:40.1) and Ryan Collins (23:40.5) took the top two spots, closely followed by Florida State's Matthew Leeder (23:42.2) and Ciaran O'Lionaird (23:43.6). The Seminoles next three runners (Jakub Zivec, David Forrester, and Wesley Rickman) finished in 11th, 12th, and 13th--and all five Florida State scorers were in before any other ACC school had seen their third runner across the line. FSU's winning total was 43 points, 38 ahead of runner-up North Carolina State. N. C. State edged out arch-rival North Carolina for the number two spot, 81 to 84.


2010 ACC Women's Team Standings
  1. Florida State, 52
  2. Virginia, 75
  3. Duke, 99
  4. Boston College, 100
  5. North Carolina, 123
  6. North Carolina State, 137
  7. Wake Forest, 206
  8. Virginia Tech, 207
  9. Clemson, 208
  10. Maryland, 311
  11. Georgia Tech, 315
  12. Miami, 353

Top Ten Women
  1. Laura Hoer (North Carolina State) 20:04.4
  2. Pasca Cheruiyot (Florida State) 20:05.4
  3. Anna Nosenko (Wake Forest) 20:10.6
  4. Kendra Schaaf (North Carolina) 20:11.7
  5. Pilar McShine (Florida State) 20:25.9
  6. Jillian King (Boston College) 20:30.4
  7. Caroline King (Boston College) 20:31.6
  8. Barbara Strehler (Virginia) 20:33.1
  9. Stephanie Garcia (Virginia) 20:33.2
  10. Morgane Gay (Virginia) 20:36.7

2010 ACC Men's Team Standings
  1. Florida State, 43
  2. North Carolina State, 81
  3. North Carolina, 84
  4. Virginia, 92
  5. Duke, 93
  6. Wake Forest, 209
  7. Virginia Tech, 242
  8. Maryland, 244
  9. Boston College, 254
  10. Clemson, 267
  11. Georgia Tech, 271
  12. Miami, 357

Top Ten Men
  1. Emil Heineking (Virginia) 23:40.1
  2. Ryan Collins (Virginia) 23:40.5
  3. Matthew Leeder (Florida State) 23:42.2
  4. Ciaran O'Lionaird (Florida State) 23:43.6
  5. Bo Waggoner (Duke) 23:43.9
  6. Adam Cunningham (North Carolina) 23:44.1
  7. Evan Watchempino (North Carolina) 23:48.9
  8. Greg Kelsey (Maryland) 23:50.0
  9. Andrew Colley (North Carolina State) 23:56.1
  10. Ryan Hill (North Carolina State) 24:07.0

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

White and Rutherford lead a Thomasville sweep of Region 1-2A

If Thomasville High School had to pick a theme for the GHSA Region 1-2A cross-country championships, it would have been something like, "It's our party and we'll win if we want to." The hosts from Thomasville won every title at stake at the meet at Pebble Hill Plantation on Thursday morning, 28 October 2010. Led by Rosalie White's first place finish, the Thomasville girls won the regional team title with 28 points. In the boys' race, Thomasville's Grif Rutherford was the regional champion, and the Thomasville team placed first with 56 points.


It was a warm, humid morning that belonged more to the opening weeks of cross-country season than to mid-autumn and one of the last meets of the season. The sky was mostly cloudy, though, and never got clear enough for the sun to harass the runners. The girls' 5K race started somewhat after 10:30. Albany High School's Kair'Shay Jackson set the early pace, but by the end of the first kilometer she had been overtaken by Rosalie White of Thomasville. White continued to lead, but could never quite shake Jackson. With just under a kilometer to go, Jackson started to close on White, but then White smelled home and ran away from Jackson, winning the race 23:03 to 23:13. Loren Martin of Early County was third (24:12), while Kara Meng of Thomasville was fourth (24:29). All five Thomasville scorers finished in the top ten, giving the Bulldogs a winning total of 28 points. The top four teams qualified for the GHSA Championship Meet in Carrollton on 6 November 2010, and Thomasville, Albany (2nd, 47 points), Early County (3rd, 51 points), and Fitzgerald (4th, 96 points) made the cut.


Jonathon Davison of Early County went to the front early in the boys' race, but soon fell back. Close to the end of the first kilometer Thomasville's Grif Rutherford became the new pacesetter, with Pedro Martinez of Fitzgerald on his heels. Martinez couldn't keep up the pursuit, though, and was passed first by Michael Johns of Early County and then Tony Jackson of Cook County. Johns kept Rutherford in sight, but couldn't catch him. Rutherford crossed the line first in 18:29, followed by Johns (18:42), Jackson (19:05), and Martinez (19:27). While Rutherford won by nearly 60 meters, the team standings were much closer--Thomasville only edged Fitzgerald for the regional title by the thinnest of margins, 56 to 57. Cook County and Early County were in a battle for third that was nearly as close, with Cook prevailing 67 to 69. The top four teams qualified for the state championships, but the season was over for Berrien County (5th, 113 points) and Albany (6th, 137 points).


Aside from rudely winning everything in sight, Thomasville High put on a good meet for their guests. Pebble Hill Plantation is a beautiful venue, and the course the runners take through the plantation includes a variety of surfaces and terrain. In addition to course markings, Thomasville High had course marshals at every intersection and a lead bicyclist.


Girls' Team Standings
  1. Thomasville, 28 points
  2. Albany, 47 points
  3. Early County, 50 points
  4. Fitzgerald, 85 points

Top Ten Girls
  1. Rosalie White (Thomasville) 23:02.27
  2. Kair'Shay Jackson (Albany) 23:12.84
  3. Raven Martin (Early County) 24:11.68
  4. Kara Meng (Thomasville) 24:28.46
  5. Dallas Knox (Early County) 24:49.87
  6. Emma Fennelly (Thomasville) 24:52.55
  7. Jessica Burnett (Albany) 25:24.96
  8. Rebecca Jones (Thomasville) 26:11.68
  9. Carrie Mata (Thomasville) 27:21.87
  10. Hiltkeria Childs (Albany) 27:41.49

Boys' Team Standings
  1. Thomasville, 56 points
  2. Fitzgerald, 57 points
  3. Cook County, 67 points
  4. Early County, 69 points
  5. Berrien County, 113 points
  6. Albany, 137 points

Top Ten Boys
  1. Grif Rutherford (Thomasville) 18:28.49
  2. Michael Johns (Early County) 18:41.58
  3. Tony Jackson (Cook County) 19:04.93
  4. Pedro Martinez (Fitzgerald) 19:26.21
  5. Chino Aguilera (Thomasville) 19:43.68
  6. Saul Gonzales (Cook County) 20:09.52
  7. Drew Thomas (Cook County) 20:20.43
  8. Jonathon Davison (Early County) 20:25.52
  9. Will White (Thomasville) 20:37.24
  10. Andre Magwood (Fitzgerald) 20:49.99

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

27 October 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 27 October 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 OCTOBER 2010
  • Capital Region YMCA "Trick Or Trot" 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. YMCA at Southwood, 3196 Merchants Row Blvd Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Tasha Everette, teverette@capitalregionymca.org or 850- 701-0461.
  • Celebration Baptist Church Fall Fest 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Event web page. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • GroupFit Studio 5K & Kids' Hallowe'en Hustle. 8:00am ET. . Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Entry form and flyer.
  • 31st annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. 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.
  • Blountstown Health and Rehab "Run for Your Life" 5K & one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Blountstown Health and Rehab Center, 16690 SW Chipola Rd, Blountstown, Florida. 850-674-4311.
31 OCTOBER 2010
  • Ninth annual FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 4:00 pm ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Maegan McCarthy, mmm08@med.fsu.edu
4 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign 5K. 8:30am ET. Southwood Office Complex, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. Tim Unger, UNGERT@dor.state.fl.us or 850-617‐8832.
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. Entry form and flyer. Gillian Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • 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
  • Covenant Hospice & Fireman's Ladder Scatter 5K. 9:00am CT. Covenant Hospice parking lot, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration (and a course description) at active.com. Merian Milton, merian.milton@covenanthospice.org ; or Terri Glass, terri.glass@covenanthospice.org or 850-482-8520.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • Run For Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Hudson Park, Crawfordville, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Eric Anderson, anderson.eric1@yahoo.com or 850‐926‐2010
  • 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.
  • Florida Seafood Festival Redfish Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Gibson Inn, 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Michael Shuler, mshuler@fairpoint.net
  • 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
  • Third annual Professor Steven G. Gey 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Event page on Facebook. Barbara Leach, barbara.jean.leach@gmail.com or 850-766-0475.
  • Semper Fi Society 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University Leach Student Recreation Center, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. David Richey, dtr05@fsu.edu
  • 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
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Entry form and flyer. Liv Warren, LivWarren@hotmail.com or 229-243-0508.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soldier Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00am ET. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA10070WC. (marathon) and GA10081WC (half-marathon). Entry form and flyer. Event web site. Online entry at active.com. Event page on Facebook. info@soldiermarathon.com
14 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Cops for Kids 5K Trail Run. 8:00am ET. Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Facebook event page. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. Mike Rogers, info@rogersdevelopments.com or 850-566-4131 or 850-566-2560.
  • FAMU/FSU Engineers Without Borders 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Event web site. Justin Martinez, martiju@eng.fsu.edu
  • 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. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Second annual 5K Race For Global Health. 8:30am ET. Florida State University Westcott Fountain, Copeland Street at College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Christina Greco, globemedfsu.extpresident@gmail.com
  • United Way Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a.bentley@grady.k12.ga.us
  • 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
  • Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base Turkey Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. MCLB Golf Driving Range, 814 Radford Boulevard, Albany, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 229-639-5268.
  • 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. Event page on Facebook. 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. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Post-Turkey Trot 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Michelle Spano, mas08n@fsu.edu or 239-572-1998.
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • 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.
  • Santa's Sleigh Race. 10:00am CT.
  • 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 Fun Run. 6:15pm ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Event web page. Facebook event page. Shannon Sullivan, sportsbeat@earthlink.net or 850-212-5129.
  • Gator Dare Duathlon (2K run, 10-mile bike, 5K run). Wewahitchka, Florida. Mary Holley, 850-639-2228.
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. Online registration at active.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 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
  • Race For Autism 5K. 9:00am ET. 2201 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Coastal Fitness, 850-229-1900 or christinetfh@aol.com or coastalfitnesspsj@yahoo.com
18 DECEMBER 2010
  • Beaches and Bells Holiday 5K and 1K fun run. 8:00am CT 5K / 9:00am CT 1K. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL, 32417. Online registration at active.com.
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. Event page on Facebook. 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)
29 JANUARY 2011
  • The 29th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2011
  • FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge 4M Run. 11:00am ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook.
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.
19 FEBRUARY 2011
5 MARCH 2011
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5 km and 10 km. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Event web site. Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com or 850-508-0874.
  • 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
28 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
11 JUNE 2011

Monday, October 25, 2010

Runners "Think Pink" at Valdosta State

Lowndes High School distance runners Trevor Simmons, Caleb Coil, and Noah Coil took a Saturday morning off from cross country season to run the Think Pink 5K on the Valdosta State University campus. Their performance was the stuff that high school coaches' dreams are made of, with the trio taking three of the first six places. David Holland of rival Valdosta High School was twelfth in 22:28. But this was no cross-country race, and the win went to the Masked Avenger in 18:24, while Sirmans finished runner-up in 19:09. David Turner of Knoxville, Tennessee was the top master finisher, placing 15th overall in 22:59. Valdosta's Gretchen Bielmyer led the women's division with a 23:21, good for 17th overall. Less than a hundred meters back, Angel Godwin of Valdosta was the women's runner-up, 20th overall in 23:35. The fastest woman master in the race was Valdosta's Stephanie Moss (35th, 26:32).


255 athletes finished the Think Pink 5K making it one of the largest races in Valdosta. The race is an annual affair of the Eta Iota chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Valdosta State University. ZTAs across the nation are active in the fight against breast cancer, and ZTA of VSU hosts the Think Pink 5K during Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a breast cancer fundraiser.


Top Ten Men
  1. Masked Avenger, 18:24
  2. Trevor Sirmans, 19:09
  3. Anthony Giuliano, 19:53
  4. Caleb Coil, 20:10
  5. Chris Stover, 20:18
  6. Noah Coil, 20:45
  7. Paul Alunm, 21:01
  8. Sean Franklin, 21:48
  9. Cody Campbell, 21:49
  10. Chris Nish, 22:17

Top Ten Women
  1. Gretchen Bielmyer, 23:21
  2. Angel Godwin, 23:35
  3. Audrey Williams. 23:46
  4. Janelle Jimison, 23:52
  5. Mallory Eubanks, 25:56
  6. Stephanie Moss, 26:32
  7. Cindy Robinson, 26:41
  8. Jamie Brown, 27:32
  9. Emily Decesarre, 27:45
  10. Randi Maintz, 27:50

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chisena and Showman win ZTA's "Race to Live"

Michael Chisena flew down Tallahassee's Gallows Hill on College Avenue to a two-second victory in the 2010 Race To Live 5K. Chisena's ran 17:45 in the event, which started slightly after 10:00am on Saturday, 23 October 2010. Katie Showman was the top woman finisher in the race, completing the course in 21:17. Showman led the women nearly from the start. The men's race was in dispute all the way to the finish.


The race started in front of the Zeta Tau Alpha house on College Avenue with a steep climb up to the Westcott building on Copeland Street. Many runners dashed up the first hill, apparently unaware that they still had three miles to go once they reached the crest. After the first hill, the race began a clockwise loop around the Florida State campus. The sprinters faded away, leaving the distance runners in front. Chisena was one of the leaders. By the end of three kilometers the lead pack was down to three--Alfred Nater, Michael Chisena, and Raley Beggs. At four kilometers the same three runners were the lead group, but Chisena was in front. The race finished with a climb on Copeland back up to Westcott, and then a downhill return to the ZTA house on College Avenue.


The Race To Live 5K is held annually by the Florida State University chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha as a fundraiser to benefit the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer funding is a national crusade for Zeta Tau Alpha; on the same morning less than a hundred miles away the Valdosta State chapter of ZTA was also hosting a fundraising race, the Think Pink 5K. FSU ZTA had hosted the race during the spring in past years, but moved the race to October this year--October is national breast cancer awareness month. ZTA does a fine job with traffic control, with marking the course, with having course marshals at every turn, with having superbly staffed water tables, and with turning out hundreds of students to run the race--many of whom don't run at any other time. But race results are handled unusually. That is, they aren't handled at all. For the purpose of awards, race bibs are color-coded according to division, and volunteers note the bib number of each color that crosses the line first. These are never cross-referenced with the runners' names or times, so the awards ceremony includes stirring announcements such as: "And the overall women's winner was...Number 867!" After a few such presentations you're waiting for someone to bellow Patrick McGoohan's line, "I am not a number; I am a free man!"


The "Race To Live 5K" has been around for many years. Even at a new time of year it should remain a fixture on the Tallahassee running calendar. If you do run it in the future, remember to keep your pace controlled on the first hill and to bring your own stopwatch.


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jay Smith and Nancy Stedman take the 2010 Sundberg titles

Jay Smith outfought Juan Ordonez over the final yards of the race to win the 12th annual Alan C. Sundberg Memorial 5K in Maclay Gardens State Park on Saturday, 23 October 2010. Smith clocked 20:01.37 to Ordonez's 20:03.28. Dr. Mike LaBossiere was the fastest master of the morning, placing third in 20:20.07. Nancy Stedman was the top woman finisher and the first woman master, coming in 10th overall in 22:12.01. Stedman was over a minute ahead of the next woman, Cindy Geeker, who finished 12th overall in 23:19.63.


It was a clear, cool morning, the best weather for distance running that Florida's Big Bend has seen so far this autumn. Chuck Davis took the pace out fast early, shadowed by Jeff Armstrong. By the beginning of the second kilometer Davis and Armstrong had a respectable margin on the rest of the field. That lead would not last. By the fourth kilometer Jay Smith and Juan Ordonez were out in front, occasionally swapping the lead, with Dr. Mike LaBossiere and Jeff Armstrong a few meters back. Davis had fallen back into fifth and out of contention. Over the final kilometer Smith and Ordonez got away from LaBossiere and Armstrong but could not escape one another. Smith held Ordonez off on the course's final downhill plunge toward Lake Hall, crossing the line with the win. LaBossiere made it in a few seconds before Armstrong (20:25.68), while Davis (20:38.60) barely hung on to fifth ahead of Camilio Ordonez (20:39.26).


In the women's competition Nancy Stedman was in front by the end of the first kilometer and held the lead all the way to the finish line. Karima Anderson was in the second spot in the early going, but was overtaken by Cindy Geeker. During the fifth kilometer of the race, Geeker went by Anderson and built up a ten-second lead, beating Anderson to the finish line 23:19.63 to 23:29.48.


120 runners completed the Sundberg 5K. The race is held each year in the memory of Alan C. Sundberg, Jr., an attendant at Maclay Gardens State Park. Sundberg died of skin cancer in 1998 at the tragically young age of 33. All proceeds from the race go to benefit the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation. In addition to a great run through the park and a T-shirt, each participant in the race gets a skin-cancer screening.


Alan C. Sundberg Memorial 5K Champions, 1999 - 2010
DateMenWomen
23 October 1999
Dwayne Maddron (18:12)
Betty Lewis (21:33)
2000


27 October 2001
Wade Brett (16:21)
Angela Dempsey (20:45)
19 October 2002
Mike LaBossiere (19:40)
Angela Dempsey (20:54)
25 October 2003
Matt Ertl (18:12)
Seeley Lovett (19:53)
30 October 2004
Shawn Patterson (16:18)
Seeley Lovett (20:11)
29 October 2005
Jay Wallace (17:03)
Allison Eagen (20:01)
28 October 2006
Gary Droze (17:11)
Christina Woytalewicz (18:38)
27 October 2007
Joe Franklin (16:21)
Seeley Lovett (19:11)
25 October 2008
Chris Lake (16:02)
Angela Dempsey (21:22)
24 October 2009
Steve Mucchetti (16:57)
Kara Taylor (18:38)
23 October 2010
Jay Smith (20:02)
Nancy Stedman (22:13)


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mary Smoot and Stephen Robbins rule GISA Region 3-2A

In southwest Georgia, the road to the GISA-2A state cross-country championships started at the GISA Region 3-2A championships at Greenwood Plantation outside of Thomasville, Georgia on Wednesday afternoon, 20 October 2010. On a beautiful day for cross country, the Brookwood girls won the Region 3 championship while Valwood's Mary Alice Smoot ran to the individual title with a 22:01 5K. Brookwood also took the boys' title, led by Stephen Robbins' region-winning 18:54.


The girls' raced first. Mary Alice Smoot crossed the line for Valwood about a hundred meters ahead of the runner-up, Westwood's Virginia Vereen (22:28). Brookwood's first runner, Virginia Nash, was next in at 22:48. Valwood and Brookwood each put four runners in the top ten. Valwood's Smoot had beaten Brookwood's Vereen, but Brookwood's second runner (Leigh Stauffer) came in before Valwood's second (Ann Cannon), Brookwood's third finished before Valwood's third, Brookwood's fourth before Valwood's fourth, and Brookwood's fifth before Valwood's fifth. Advantage, Brookwood, 34 to 41. Westwood (3rd, 71 points) and Crisp (4th, 77 points) joined Valwood and Brookwood in advancing to the GISA State Championships.


Nothing was close about the boys' race. Stephen Robbins' finished nearly 200 meters ahead of the runner-up, his Brookwood teammate Alex Carico (19:42). All five of Brookwood's scorers finished 11th or better for a winning total of 25 points, a mathematically unbeatable score. Valwood (2nd, 47 points) and Westwood (3rd, 59 points) were the other schools' whose teams qualified for the state championships. Matt Bradley (5th, 20:05) from Randolph Southern qualified as an individual for the state championships by finishing in the top ten.


The Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) is the private-school counterpart of the Georgia High School Association, which governs sports for public schools. Westfield School will host the GISA state cross-country championships on October 30 at the Georgia Industrial Children's Home in Macon.


The two-loop course at Greenwood Plantation is Brookwood School's home cross-country course. The footing can be sandy for the runners as they follow the route through the upland forest of longleaf pines, punctuated by the occasional oak. The public can experience every hill of the Greenwood Plantation course on Saturday morning, 23 October 2010, when Brookwood hosts the Fun Run For A Cure 5K. The benefit for the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center starts at 9:00am ET.


Girls' Team Standings
  1. Brookwood, 34 (3, 4, 6, 7, 14)
  2. Valwood, 41 (1, 5, 8, 9, 18)
  3. Westwood, 71 (2, 10, 11, 23, 25)
  4. Crisp, 77 (12, 13, 15, 17, 20)

Top Ten Girls
  1. Mary Alice Smoot (Valwood) 22:01
  2. Virginia Vereen (Westwood) 22:28
  3. Virginia Nash (Brookwood) 22:48
  4. Leigh Stauffer (Brookwood) 23:02
  5. Ann Rankin Cannon (Valwood) 23:15
  6. McKenzie Harrell (Brookwood) 23:21
  7. Caroline Penhallegon (Brookwood) 23:28
  8. Catherine Maxwell (Valwood) 23:35
  9. Jordan Lewis (Valwood) 23:56
  10. Claire Collins (Westwood) 24:14

Boys' Team Standings
  1. Brookwood, 25 (1, 2, 5, 7, 10)
  2. Valwood, 47 (3,6,8,13,15)
  3. Westwood, 59 (4, 9, 11, 17, 18)

Top Ten Boys
  1. Stephen Robbins (Brookwood) 18:54
  2. Alex Carico (Brookwood) 19:42
  3. Holden Holley (Valwood) 20:09
  4. Jake Kotter (Westwood) 20:40
  5. Matt Bradley (Randolph Southern) 20:5
  6. Daniel Fortner (Brookwood) 21:21.34
  7. Dallas Beal (Valwood) 21:21.67
  8. Hampton Worthey (Brookwood) 21:45
  9. Craig Smoot (Valwood) 21:53
  10. Matthew Hilliard (Westwood) 22:55

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20 October 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 20 October 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

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. Entry form and flyer. Bill Sundberg, bill@sundbergandhessman.com or 850-402-3000.
  • ZTA's Race To Live 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30am ET one mile / 10:00am ET 5K. ZTA House, 514 West College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Loren Zachary, 904-514-1595.
  • Run Fun For A Cure 5K. 9:00am ET. Greenwood Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia. Debbie Beeson, dmbeeson@archbold.org or 229-403-9016.
  • ZTA "Think Pink!" 5K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University front lawn, 1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Pirates on the Run 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Entry form and flyer. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
  • 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.
  • Hannah's Gifts of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Foundation Fitness Center. 17960 US Highway 431S #107. Headland, AL 36345-8459. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Jay Jay Parker, thefoundationfitness@yahoo.com or 334 693-3488.
  • 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.
24 OCTOBER 2010
  • Dothan Six-Hour Run. 8:00am CT. Dykes Running Trail at Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web site. Morgan Cummings, morganc@alum.mit.edu
30 OCTOBER 2010
  • Capital Region YMCA "Trick Or Trot" 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. YMCA at Southwood, 3196 Merchants Row Blvd Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Tasha Everette, teverette@capitalregionymca.org or 850- 701-0461.
  • Celebration Baptist Church Fall Fest 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Event web page. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • GroupFit Studio 5K & Kids' Hallowe'en Hustle. 8:00am ET. . Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-3413. Entry form and flyer.
  • 31st annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. 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.
  • Blountstown Health and Rehab "Run for Your Life" 5K & one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Blountstown Health and Rehab Center, 16690 SW Chipola Rd, Blountstown, Florida. 850-674-4311.
31 OCTOBER 2010
  • Ninth annual FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 4:00 pm ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Maegan McCarthy, mmm08@med.fsu.edu
4 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign 5K. 8:30am ET. Southwood Office Complex, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. Tim Unger, UNGERT@dor.state.fl.us or 850-617‐8832.
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. Entry form and flyer. Gillian Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • 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
  • Covenant Hospice & Fireman's Ladder Scatter 5K. 9:00am CT. Covenant Hospice parking lot, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration (and a course description) at active.com. Merian Milton, merian.milton@covenanthospice.org ; or Terri Glass, terri.glass@covenanthospice.org or 850-482-8520.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • Run For Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Hudson Park, Crawfordville, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Eric Anderson, anderson.eric1@yahoo.com or 850‐926‐2010
  • 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
  • Third annual Professor Steven G. Gey 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Event page on Facebook. Barbara Leach, barbara.jean.leach@gmail.com or 850-766-0475.
  • Semper Fi Society 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University Leach Student Recreation Center, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. David Richey, dtr05@fsu.edu
  • 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
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Entry form and flyer. Liv Warren, LivWarren@hotmail.com or 229-243-0508.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soldier Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00am ET. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA10070WC. (marathon) and GA10081WC (half-marathon). Entry form and flyer. Event web site. Online entry at active.com. Event page on Facebook. info@soldiermarathon.com
14 NOVEMBER 2010
  • Cops for Kids 5K Trail Run. 8:00am ET. Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Facebook event page. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. Mike Rogers, info@rogersdevelopments.com or 850-566-4131 or 850-566-2560.
  • FAMU/FSU Engineers Without Borders 5K. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. Event web site. Justin Martinez, martiju@eng.fsu.edu
  • 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. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Second annual 5K Race For Global Health. 8:30am ET. Florida State University Westcott Fountain, Copeland Street at College Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Christina Greco, globemedfsu.extpresident@gmail.com
  • United Way Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a.bentley@grady.k12.ga.us
  • 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
  • Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base Turkey Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. MCLB Golf Driving Range, 814 Radford Boulevard, Albany, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 229-639-5268.
  • 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. Event page on Facebook. 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. Entry form and flyer. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Post-Turkey Trot 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Michelle Spano, mas08n@fsu.edu or 239-572-1998.
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:45am ET one mile. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • 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 Fun Run. 6:15pm ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Park Avenue at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Event web page. Facebook event page. Shannon Sullivan, sportsbeat@earthlink.net or 850-212-5129.
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. Online registration at active.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 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
  • Race For Autism 5K. 9:00am ET. 2201 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Coastal Fitness, 850-229-1900 or christinetfh@aol.com or coastalfitnesspsj@yahoo.com
18 DECEMBER 2010

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. Event page on Facebook. 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)
29 JANUARY 2011
  • The 29th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2011
  • FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge 4M Run. 11:00am ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook.
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.
19 FEBRUARY 2011
5 MARCH 2011
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5 km and 10 km. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Event web site. Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com or 850-508-0874.
  • 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
28 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
11 JUNE 2011

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