Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weems Road improvements good news for foot and pedal traffic

Road work is either viewed as good and necessary (if it's a road you'll be using) or wasteful and unnecessary (if it's not). Of course, even the good sort of road improvements are at best considered an inconvenience. If it's the road I live on, for instance, all the work should be done overnight. In a single night. By elves. And the elves should also repair all my shoes before I wake up, and maybe change the oil in the car, too.


Because of this understandable self-absorption, I didn't notice that the City of Tallahassee was working on Weems Road till I tried to drive on it and got stopped by the "ROAD CLOSED" signs. After turning back and making my way around the construction, I noticed that the west end of Easterwood Drive was also under the bulldozer. What was going on? Would my dream of bike lanes for Easterwood be realized?


Well, no. Not really. But the project is part of Tallahassee's Pedestrian and Street Safety (PASS) program, which sounds like a good thing. When it's done there will be bike lanes and sidewalks the entire length of Weems Road as well as the little bit of Easterwood between Weems and Capital Circle NE (US 319). Although this won't give bicycle and foot traffic direct access to Tom Brown Park on Easterwood, it will connect the Goose Pond Trail with Mahan Drive (US 90) and Capital Circle NE, allowing pedalers and walkers to enter Tom Brown via the trail. The intersection of Weems and Easterwood will become a roundabout, which probably doesn't have any advantages for non-motorized travelers. The intersection of Easterwood and Capital Circle NE will get a traffic signal, which would make it easier for a runner to get to Tom Brown Park from, say, Boot Camp Fitness And Training.


The rest of Easterwood won't get sidewalks and bike lanes, leaving out the last link in a six-kilometer pedestrian-and-bicycle loop incorporating the Goose Pond Trail, Weems Road, Easterwood Drive, and Connor Boulevard. As long as the south end of Weems Road is closed, the five-kilometer loop through Tom Brown Park that I described last year won't be usable. The loop will be better than ever though once that stretch of Weems re-opens.


That re-opening is scheduled for the end of 2011 "weather permitting." The "weather" that governs road projects doesn't seem to have much to do with meteorological conditions, but never mind. That will mark the end of Phase I of the project, which includes the west bit of Easterwood and all of Weems south of the railroad track. Phase II, Weems Road between the railroad tracks and Mahan Drive, is scheduled to start in 2013. Phase II is currently "under design," but is supposed to have all the bike lanes, sidewalks, gutters and stormsewers, and other improvements that Phase I will have.


In the long term this will be a good thing. In the short term, if you're going to a race or cross-country meet in Tom Brown Park during 2011, then plan on using Connor Boulevard to get there.


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29 December 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 29 December 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

1 JANUARY 2011
  • Wilde Mountain Scramble. 8:30am ET. Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, 49000 Heritage Park Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer.
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. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
  • 7th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Online registration at active.com. lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or 229-400-5854.
  • Valdosta First Race of the New Year 5K. 8:00am ET. 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.
  • Fight For Air 5K. 7:00am CT. Pier Park, Panama City, Florida. Event flyer. eventspanamacity@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
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). 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
  • Relay Resolution 5K. 8:00am ET. Florida State University, Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Krista Rand, krr09c@fsu.edu or fsurelayforlife.specialevents@gmail.com or 386-341-6221.
  • Second annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • 15th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00am ET Marathon and Half-Marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
22 JANUARY 2011
  • ABAC Fitness Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Red Hills Tennis Complex, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. JoeWilson 229-392-6587, or Jimmy Ballenger 229-391-4939.
29 JANUARY 2011
  • Red Fox Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Kim McKiernan, mckiernank@leonschools.net
  • 2nd annual FSU First Responders 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. FRU@admin.fsu.edu or 850-644-3349.
  • 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. 1:00pm ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, Georgia 31707. Saint Teresa's School web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Pine Grove PTO Run For Your Life 5K. Pine Grove Elementary School, 4023 Pine Grove Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Fort Rucker Black History Celebration 5K. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, kristi.fink@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308.
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. 2010 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 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. 2010 story. Event page at Facebook.com. Entry form and flyer. okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Chattahoochee Smoochie 5K. 9:00am ET. Angus Gholson Nature Park, 400 Park Street, Chattahoocheee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
19 FEBRUARY 2011
  • 23rd annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30am ET. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks, Florida 32355. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.com. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • Tomato Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. John Paul II Catholic High School, 5100 Terrebone Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. andiamomanagement@gmail.com
  • Olustee Festival 5K. 7:00am ET. Lake Desoto/Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida. Online entry at active.com.
  • Hospice Half Marathon & Dewey Dash 5K. 8:00am ET half marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, GA 31601-2101. Event page on facebook.com. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runsignup.com. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676 or Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Mardi Gras 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
26 FEBRUARY 2011
  • Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavillion 13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Seeley Gutierrez, seel76@aol.com
  • 2nd annual Cougar Roll and Stroll 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Elcan-King Elementary School, 725 East Louise Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819-4699. Entry form and flyer. Jamye Hathcoat, jhathcoat@dcboe.com or Amber Esquivel, aesquivel@dcboe.com
  • 11th annual St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. St Andrews Civic Club, 2629 West 10th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Art Of Surviving 5K and one-mile fun run. Hahira Elementary School, 350 Claudia Drive, Hahira, Georgia 31632-1568. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
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). 2010 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. 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
12 MARCH 2011
  • Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Connie Clark, 850-933-2429.
  • St. Patty's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, kristi.fink@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308.
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.
19 MARCH 2011
  • Pilot Club 5K and one-mile fun run for Brain Related Disorders. 8:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online entry at active.com.
26 MARCH 2011
  • Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Kim Welch, kim.welch@med.fsu.edu or 850-488-3514.
  • Fifth annual Ability First Walk, Run, and Roll-A-Thon 5K. 10:00am ET. Myers Park, 913 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Seventh annual Valdosta Junior Service League 'Dosta Dash 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 10K & 5K / 9:30am ET one mile. Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, 305 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Legacy Run for Life 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:15am ET 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Legacy Park -- Sherwood Baptist Church Sports Park, 1518 Old Pretoria Road, Albany, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. Event web page.
  • Peanut Proud 5K and one-mile fun run. 12:00pm ET 5K (one mile follows). Court House Square, Blakely, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Jay Winkler, 229-225-7213.
2 APRIL 2011
  • 36th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online entry at active.com. 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. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.com. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Run for the Rams 5K. 8:00am CT. In front of the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2011
  • Second annual Southern Scholarship Foundation Education for Life 5K. 3:30pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. 850-222-3833.
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
  • First Fruits 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Kinsaul Park, 5th Street, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Jeff Tinch, 850-785-7625.
23 APRIL 2011
  • Rose34th annual Rose City Run 10K and one mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomasville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • Cubs Run 5K Race For Kids. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile fun run.
    Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.. Entry form and flyer.
  • Junior Service League of Panama City 5K Rabbit Race and ½-mile Bunny Hop. 8:00am CT. Panama City Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
21 MAY 2011
  • Second annual Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • 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.
30 MAY 2011
  • Valdosta Memorial Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com.
11 JUNE 2011
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
27 AUGUST 2011
  • Grape Harvest Festival Vineyard 5K. FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. 2010 story. Bobby Phills, bobby.phills@famu.edu or 850-599-3996 or 850-528-4616 (C).
5 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
24 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 36th annual 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. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
3 DECEMBER 2011
  • 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. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30om ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 DECEMBER 2011
  • 31st 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. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 in running photos

In the grand journalistic tradition of spending way too much time before and after January 1 re-hashing the past year, I present all my race photography from 2010. It's not all the photography that I did during the year, nor is it every race that I covered, but there are a lot of images here. I thought of going back and coming up with a total number of pictures, but I killed that idea right away.


There's nothing new here, but there may be something you missed. Or something you wanted to see again.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

2,500 years after Aesop, slow but steady still wins the race

[ The following is a column about pacing that I wrote for the 4 December 2010 Tallahassee Democrat about pacing in distance running. I'd still like to write more extensively about pacing, but this is a start. ]


As the weather cools and the races lengthen, it’s even more important to remember that it’s all about pacing.


You can witness bad pacing in just about any race. Watch the runners who are leading the first couple of hundred yards. Chances are that at the end of the race they’ll no longer be leading, finishing much farther back and in obvious distress. You can experience it yourself if you’re one of the runners who goes out at a faster pace than you can maintain--the exhilaration of early speed gives way to fatigue and the need to slow down, then pain and the need to slow down some more. Going out too fast is not the way to maximize your performance and it’s certainly not a fun way to run. And in longer races--well, a 26-mile marathon gives you a lot more time to regret early-race exuberance than a 3.1-mile 5K.


Part of the problem is adrenaline, the fight-or-flight hormone. The excitement accompanying a race causes adrenaline levels to rise, and you actually feel good running faster than you should. In distance running, this is only going to encourage you to write checks that you body won’t be able to cash. In talking about adrenaline, people will often tell stories about an aged grandmother lifting an automobile off her trapped grandson. That’s some impressive weight lifting, but it’s only one repetition. Adrenaline will produce short-term feats, but it’s not terribly useful for endurance events like distance running.


Even pacing is the way to get the most out of your body in a distance race, but how do you achieve it? In the 1920s, the great Paavo Nurmi, the original “Flying Finn,” recognized the importance of pacing and began to carry a stopwatch on all his training runs and many of his races. This was no small thing back then when the watches were the size of hockey pucks and Nurmi would have been regarded as a lunatic if he hadn’t won so many Olympic medals. With today’s digital wristwatches it’s much easier to always have a stopwatch handy, and you should. Time everything. Always be aware of what your pace is workouts, track and trail, and work on maintaining an even pace. Over time you’ll learn how your body feels at various paces, and the watch will seldom surprise you.


Like Nurmi, you can also carry a watch in races. Most races (the good ones) have each mile accurately and clearly marked. In a marathon this is a frequent enough check to allow you to make adjustments. In fact, in a marathon you’d be better off starting out a bit slower and adjusting the pace downward, with the added benefit that you can use the first couple of miles to get warmed up. In shorter races, though, by the time you get to the one-mile mark it may be too late to make an adjustment. If your sense of pace is truly abysmal, consider adding a personal checkpoint to the course. Measure, say, a quarter mile from the start, and check your pace there. That should be early enough to make necessary changes and still have a good race.


At the front of the back, syncopated pacing like speeding up at the end (a kick) or in the middle (a surge) become important for the few people contending to win the race. But for most of us, just trying to run our best, even pacing is the way to go.


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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

22 December 2010 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 22 December 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

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. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
  • 7th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Online registration at active.com. lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or 229-400-5854.
  • Valdosta First Race of the New Year 5K. 8:00am ET. 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.
  • Fight For Air 5K. 7:00am CT. Pier Park, Panama City, Florida. Event flyer. eventspanamacity@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
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). 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-297-0009)
  • Relay Resolution 5K. 8:00am ET. Florida State University, Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Krista Rand, krr09c@fsu.edu or fsurelayforlife.specialevents@gmail.com or 386-341-6221.
  • 15th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00am ET Marathon and Half-Marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
  • 2nd annual Moving In Memory Of Marline 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online entry at active.com.
22 JANUARY 2011
  • ABAC Fitness Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Red Hills Tennis Complex, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. JoeWilson 229-392-6587, or Jimmy Ballenger 229-391-4939.
29 JANUARY 2011
  • Red Fox Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Entry form and flyer. Kim McKiernan, mckiernank@leonschools.net
  • 2nd annual FSU First Responders 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. FRU@admin.fsu.edu or 850-644-3349.
  • 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. 1:00pm ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, Georgia 31707. Saint Teresa's School web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Pine Grove PTO Run For Your Life 5K. Pine Grove Elementary School, 4023 Pine Grove Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
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. 2010 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 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. 2010 story. Event page at Facebook.com. Entry form and flyer. okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
19 FEBRUARY 2011
26 FEBRUARY 2011
  • Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavillion 13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Seeley Gutierrez, seel76@aol.com
  • 2nd annual Cougar Roll and Stroll 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Elcan-King Elementary School, 725 East Louise Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819-4699. Entry form and flyer. Jamye Hathcoat, jhathcoat@dcboe.com or Amber Esquivel, aesquivel@dcboe.com
  • Art Of Surviving 5K and one-mile fun run. Hahira Elementary School, 350 Claudia Drive, Hahira, Georgia 31632-1568. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
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). 2010 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. 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
12 MARCH 2011
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.
19 MARCH 2011
  • Pilot Club 5K and one-mile fun run for Brain Related Disorders. 8:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online entry at active.com.
26 MARCH 2011
  • Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Kim Welch, kim.welch@med.fsu.edu or 850-488-3514.
  • Fifth annual Ability First Walk, Run, and Roll-A-Thon 5K. 10:00am ET. Myers Park, 913 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Seventh annual Valdosta Junior Service League 'Dosta Dash 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 10K & 5K / 9:30am ET one mile. Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, 305 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Legacy Run for Life 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:15am ET 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Legacy Park -- Sherwood Baptist Church Sports Park, 1518 Old Pretoria Road, Albany, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. Event web page.
  • Peanut Proud 5K and one-mile fun run. 12:00pm ET 5K (one mile follows). Court House Square, Blakely, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Jay Winkler, 229-225-7213.
2 APRIL 2011
  • 36th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2010 story. Event web site. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). Online entry at active.com. 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. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.com. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Run for the Rams 5K. 8:00am CT. In front of the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2011
  • Second annual Southern Scholarship Foundation Education for Life 5K. 3:30pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. 850-222-3833.
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
  • First Fruits 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Kinsaul Park, 5th Street, Lynn Haven, Florida. Jeff Tinch, 850-785-7625.
23 APRIL 2011
  • Rose34th annual Rose City Run 10K and one mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomasville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • Cubs Run 5K Race For Kids. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile fun run.
    Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.. Entry form and flyer.
  • Junior Service League of Panama City 5K Rabbit Race and ½-mile Bunny Hop. 8:00am CT. Panama City Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
21 MAY 2011
  • Second annual Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • 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.
30 MAY 2011
  • Valdosta Memorial Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com.
11 JUNE 2011
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
27 AUGUST 2011
  • Grape Harvest Festival Vineyard 5K. FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. 2010 story. Bobby Phills, bobby.phills@famu.edu or 850-599-3996 or 850-528-4616 (C).
5 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
24 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 36th annual 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. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
3 DECEMBER 2011
  • 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. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30om ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 DECEMBER 2011
  • 31st 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. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com

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