Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day three-peat for Rice in Valdosta

One day someone other than Chris Rice will win Valdosta's Memorial Day 5K. That day has not yet arrived, though. On Saturday, 30 May 2011, Valdosta's third annual Memorial Day 5K was marked by Rice successfully defending his 2010 title and winning the race for the third straight time, running 17:10.


Maybe next year.


Valdosta's Masked Avenger finished runner-up in 17:52, while Cairo's Stephen Robbins took third in 18:28. The fastest master runner in the race was Lynn Burnett of Livingston, Tennessee; Burnett placed eighth overall in 20:57.


Valdosta's own Alice Smoot was the first woman as well as the first woman master, finishing ninth overall in 21:06. 14th overall in 21:53, Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer was the women's runner-up behind Smoot once again.


102 athletes finished the race, up from last year's field of 79 finishers.


Results, 2011 Valdosta Memorial Day 5K
  1. 17:10 Christopher Rice (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  2. 17:52 Masked Avenger (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  3. 18:28 Stephen Robbins (M, 14) Cairo, GA
  4. 19:12 David Burnett (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  5. 19:38 Clyde Foster, Jr (M, 17) Naylor, GA
  6. 19:39 Spence Holben (M, 37) Lee, FL
  7. 20:51 Tyler Thurman (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  8. 20:57 Lynn Burnett (M, 54) Livingston, TN
  9. 21:08 Alice Smoot (F, 53) Valdosta, GA
  10. 21:23 Chuck Marshburn (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  11. 21:29 Keegan Boyd (M, 23) Lakeland, GA
  12. 21:36 Justo Cabral (M, 38) Valdosta, GA
  13. 21:49 Tom Phillips (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  14. 21:53 Gretchen Bielmyer (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  15. 22:33 Wes Hand (M, 39) Nashville, GA
  16. 22:43 Kevin Langley (M, 40) Adel, GA
  17. 23:04 Jody Penney (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  18. 23:11 Frank Ryan (M, 43) Hahira, GA
  19. 23:22 Libby Smith (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  20. 23:32 Cody Pezent (M, 10) Adel, GA
  21. 23:32 Larry Morts (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
  22. 23:49 Jonathan Rogers (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  23. 23:58 Alan Johnson (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  24. 24:00 Rob Sheridan (M, 50) Valdosta, GA
  25. 24:10 Tony Hezekiah (M, 53) Valdosta, GA
  26. 24:33 Ben Register (M, 29) Hahira, GA
  27. 24:46 Melanie Hall (F, 27) Tifton, GA
  28. 24:46 Bob Moon (M, 56) Valdosta, GA
  29. 24:58 Donaldson Johnson (M, 42) Hahira, GA
  30. 25:21 Jim Janek (M, 53) Adel, GA
  31. 25:43 Anita Burnett (F, 54) Livingston, TN
  32. 25:49 Gene Murphy (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
  33. 26:02 Robert Wise (M, 57) Valdosta, GA
  34. 26:27 Jim Hall (M, 60) Valdosta, GA
  35. 26:32 Leslie Whiddon (F, 38) Hahira, GA
  36. 26:37 Janis Lee (F, 56) Hahira, GA
  37. 26:39 Kristy Johnson (F, 41) Hahira, GA
  38. 26:47 Marlena Butler (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  39. 26:48 Ellen Carlo (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  40. 26:49 Daniel Swilley (M, 12) Valdosta, GA
  41. 26:51 Stephanie Adams (F, 44) Jennings, FL
  42. 26:54 Dusty Dorminey (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
  43. 26:55 Alan Sanderson (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  44. 27:04 Danny Swilley (M, 40) Valdosta, GA
  45. 27:13 Allison Thornhill (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  46. 27:14 Steven Truitt (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  47. 27:19 Jena Suffel (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  48. 27:20 Alden Walker (F, 15) Valdosta, GA
  49. 27:48 Leslie Beal (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  50. 28:01 David Penney (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  51. 28:35 Heather Kelly (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  52. 29:09 Laura Washnock (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  53. 29:18 A.Jacks Green (M, 10) Valdosta, GA
  54. 29:29 Lindsi Jones (F, 28) Valdosta, GA
  55. 29:34 Darren McCall (M, 28) Valdosta, GA
  56. 29:46 Farrah Sinclair (F, 34) Chuluota, FL
  57. 29:58 Misty McQuaig (F, 33) Homerville, GA
  58. 30:11 Rookie Gage (M, 38) Hoover, AL
  59. 30:13 Brooke Reese (F, 11) Jesup, GA
  60. 30:20 Steven Coyne (M, 60) Valdosta, GA
  61. 30:22 Chad Fernandez (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  62. 30:50 Ada Steele (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  63. 30:53 Cheyenne Reese (F, 11) Jesup, GA
  64. 30:56 Joe Christian (M, 72) Naylor, GA
  65. 31:18 Gee Edwards (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  66. 31:25 Matthew Dent (M, 13) Greensboro, GA
  67. 31:34 Deborah Russell (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
  68. 31:35 LaRue Russell (M, 37) Valdosta, GA
  69. 31:56 Sylvia Ellis (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  70. 32:00 Amanda Shapard (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  71. 32:15 Galen Mirate (F, 55) Valdosta, GA
  72. 32:24 Ben Davis (M, 23) Valdosta, GA
  73. 32:40 Tiberius Drocea (M, 9) Valdosta, GA
  74. 33:07 Robert Kumpel (M, 51) Valdosta, GA
  75. 34:01 Danya Schutt (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  76. 34:02 Tammy Greer (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
  77. 35:47 Sharon Hilton (F, 43) Valdosta, GA
  78. 35:48 Jospeh Pezent (M, 7) Adel, GA
  79. 35:57 Lorin Pezent (M, 46) Adel, GA
  80. 37:07 Laura Dent (F, 47) Greensboro, GA
  81. 37:22 Deborah McDonald (F, 53) Valdosta, GA
  82. 37:32 Christine Cabral (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  83. 37:32 Rosemary Taormina (F, 40) Pooler, GA
  84. 37:48 Tyler Ellis (M, 9) Valdosta, GA
  85. 37:56 Creed Sinclair (M, 7) Chuluota, FL
  86. 37:57 Scott Sinclair (M, 34) Chuluota, FL
  87. 38:00 Heather Drocea (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  88. 39:24 Alexyss Metts (F, 7) Hahira, GA
  89. 39:38 Ronnie Metts (M, 66) Hahira, GA
  90. 39:59 Leonard E. Cato (M, 79) Valdosta, GA
  91. 40:18 Sandra Tucker (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  92. 42:00 Amelia Kumpel (F, 13) Valdosta, GA
  93. 43:22 Tiffany Kumpel (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  94. 43:33 Richard Lee (M, 59) Hahira, GA
  95. 46:28 Benjamin Baccigalori (M, 27) Hahira, GA
  96. 46:49 Denise Harrington (F, 58) Marlboro, NJ
  97. 47:33 Anita Bosch (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
  98. 47:34 April Baccigalori (F, 29) Hahira, GA
  99. 48:13 Jadine Murphy (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
  100. 49:14 Gene Murphy (M, 61) Valdosta, GA
  101. 49:54 Elizabeth Kumpel (F, 8) Valdosta, GA
  102. 50:04 Carol Ekman (F, 67) Lakeland, GA

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Linton and O'Neill fleet in the streets of Bainbridge

Under the lengthening shadows of a Bainbridge, Georgia evening, Stanley Linton ran 17:06 to win the fifth annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race on Monday, 30 May 2011. The Wakulla High School distance runner finished over 150 meters ahead of his nearest rival, Stephen Robbins of Cairo, Georgia. Robbins posted a 17:41 for the 3.1-mile course. Greg Waddell was the fastest master in the race, placing seventh overall in 19:17. Paula O'Neill was the first woman as well as the first woman master, crossing the line twelfth overall in 22:02. For the second year in a row, Cora Atkinson was the female runner-up; Atkinson was sixteenth overall in 22:38.


The men's race was dominated by youth, with high school runners taking the top three places: Linton of Wakulla High, Robbins of Brookwood School, and Dewey Reynolds of Bainbridge High. Only half of the top ten were old enough to vote. Linton grabbed the lead in the first mile and held on till the finish. Robbins trailed Reynolds in the early stages of the race, but eventually took over the second position. Left behind, Reynolds held off a late charge by Jasen Fulghum to hang on to third, 18:28 to 18:31.


Tallahassee's Paula O'Neill was not an early leader in the women's competition. 700 meters into the race she was still in fourth place, challenging Lilly Rockwell for third, while Cora Atkinson hung back in fifth. But the race was 5,000 meters long, and the fast starters faded out of contention. O'Neill moved past Rockwell into the lead, then Atkinson passed Rockwell to move into second. O'Neill (22:02) and Atkinson (22:38) grabbed the first two spots, and Rockwell (23:04) the third. Sarah Dugas finished fourth, only a hairbreadth ahead of a surging Julie Harris; both runners were clocked in 23:37.


84 athletes finished the race, a fund-raiser for Bainbridge High School cross country. The event was under new direction this year after four years with Mandi O'Mara at the helm.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
  1. 17:06 Stanley Linton (M, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  2. 17:43 Stephen Robbins (M, 14) Cairo, GA
  3. 18:28 Dewey Reynolds (M, 17) Bainbridge, GA
  4. 18:31 Jasen Fulghum (M, 27)
  5. 19:11 Richie Hughes (M, 20)
  6. 19:14 Bryan Ordonez (M, 17)
  7. 19:17 Greg Waddell (M, 45)
  8. 19:53 Phillip Wilbourn (M, 31)
  9. 20:32 Caleb Harris (M, 10) Bainbridge, GA
  10. 21:28 Javonte Ross (M, 19)

Top Ten Women, 2011 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
  1. 22:02 Paula O'Neill (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:38 Cora Atkinson (F, 16) Wakulla, FL
  3. 23:04 Lilly Rockwell (F, 27)
  4. 23:37 Sarah Dugas (F, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:37 Julie Harris (F, 45) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 23:43 Lori Westphal (F, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 25:07 Tara Strickland (F, 46)
  8. 25:09 Raychel Gray (F, 16)
  9. 25:37 Gina Crowley (F, 31)
  10. 26:08 Jessica Miranda (F, 13)


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Dobson and Cheruiyot lead GWTC to team title repeat at Gate-to-Gate

Led by the race-winning performance of Matt Dobson, the Gulf Winds Track Club beat out Northwest Florida Track Club for team honors at the Gate-to-Gate 4.4-mile road race. It was the second straight year that GWTC took home the team title. The 26th annual event was held on Eglin Air Force Base on Memorial Day morning, 30 May 2011. Gulf Winds' team total of 1:39:50 was over fourteen minutes better than Northwest Florida's 1:53:53.


The four-runner teams must include at least one woman, and Pasca Cheruiyot's performance was key in GWTC's success. An alumna of Coach Karen Harvey's Florida State University distance-running program, Cheruiyot was the fastest woman in the race, placing fifth overall in 25:18. Dobson of Jay, Florida was the fastest man and the fastest master in the race at 24:21, while Vince Molosky (3rd, 24:36) and John Robida (8th, 25:35) made up the rest of the GWTC squad. The first Northwest Florida TC runners was still out on the course when the fourth GWTC scorer crossed the finish line.


A Gulf Winds Track Club team of master runners--Mike Martinez (10th, 26:09), Tim Unger (16th, 27:12), Brian Corbin (22nd, 27:47), and Judy Alexander (136th, 33:49)--took third place with a cumulative time of 1:54:57. Eight teams competed in the open division, and 1382 runners finished the 26th annual edition of the Memorial Day classic.


Tallahassee finishers at the 2011 Gate-to-Gate

PLACE ATHLETE                 S AGE CITY             ST TIME    PACE 
===== ======================= = === ================ == ======= =====
3. Vince Molosky M 31 Tallahassee FL 24:36 5:36
5. Pasca Cheruiyot F 22 Tallahassee FL 25:18 5:45
9. Justin Dickieson M 25 Crawfordville FL 25:46 5:52
10. Michael Martinez M 45 Tallahassee FL 26:09 5:57
16. Tim Unger M 51 Tallahassee FL 27:12 6:11
21. Heather Griffis F 25 Tallahassee FL 27:42 6:18
22. Brian Corbin M 43 Tallahassee FL 27:47 6:19
36. Keith Gates M 29 Tallahassee FL 29:02 6:36
41. Cole Tessier M 28 Tallahassee FL 29:12 6:39
46. Bing Xu M 43 Tallahassee FL 29:33 6:43
54. Brian Davis M 33 Tallahassee FL 30:29 6:56
61. Camilo Ordonez M 32 Tallahassee FL 30:48 7:00
117. Kristine Cox F 33 Tallahassee FL 33:03 7:31
136. Judy Alexander F 49 Tallahassee FL 33:49 7:42
137. Joe Donoghue M 64 Tallahassee FL 33:51 7:42
136. Judy Alexander F 49 Tallahassee FL 33:49 7:42
201. Sissi Carroll F 52 Tallahassee FL 35:34 8:05
204. Keith Rowe M 49 Tallahassee FL 35:37 8:06
262. Elizabeth Stupi F 27 Tallahassee FL 37:04 8:26
295. Susan Williams F 26 Tallahassee FL 37:44 8:35
348. Lisa Unger F 43 Tallahassee FL 38:57 8:51
401. Mary King F 32 Tallahassee FL 40:05 9:07
409. Dustin Williams M 26 Tallahassee FL 40:21 9:11
614. Carrie Bruce F 36 Tallahassee FL 44:22 10:05
690. Misty Carter F 32 Tallahassee FL 45:44 10:24
747. Lilly Unger F 8 Tallahassee FL 47:07 10:43
885. Veronica Deveau F 26 Tallahassee FL 50:03 11:23
1044. Elise Scamahorn F 24 Tallahassee FL 54:25 12:22
1129. Thomas Zaccardi M 58 Tallahassee FL 57:09 13:00
1181. Nicole Phillips F 22 Tallahassee FL 59:10 13:27


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Guillen and Zeiler KO their competition in the Fight For Air 5K

On 28 May 2011 Tony Guillen led a field of nearly 300 athletes on a five-kilometer tour of the streets of Tallahassee's Centerville Conservation Community, winning the American Lung Association's "Fight For Air" 5K with a time of 18:10. Guillen was the fastest master as well as the first overall finisher in the race. Immediately behind him Lindsay Zeiler, a volunteer assistant for the Florida State University track team, was the second overall finisher and the top woman in the race. Zeiler ran 18:49, making her a perfect three-for-three on the Tallahassee roads. Her previous women's titles in the Capital City came earlier this spring in April's Palace Saloon 5K and May's Tulip Trot 5K. At third overall in 19:20, Ryan Dotson was the men's runner-up, while Karen Geltko posted a 19:52 to finish fourth overall as the women's runner-up.


The Centerville Conservation Community is a still mostly empty sub-division north of Pisgah Church Road between Bradfordville Road and Centerville Road. The community is the home of the Centerville Trail. Centerville itself is a historic community with a vague location. At least as old as Tallahassee, Centerville was significant enough at one time to lend its name to Centerville Road, but you can drive the length of Leon County Road 151 and it will quietly change from Centerville Road to Moccasin Gap Road without you ever spotting a trace of Centerville (and never mind Moccasin Gap). I read once that after the end of the Rebellion in 1865, United States troops in the area were stationed in Centerville--but there was still no clue as to where exactly that was. Maps label the intersection of Pisgah Church Road and Bradfordville Road as Centerville, but that's over a mile from Pisgah Church, the one structure in the area that clearly belongs to historic Centerville. If there ever was such a village, it disappeared with the cotton fields that surrounded it, leaving behind only a name.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Fight For Air 5K
  1. 18:10 Tony Guillen (M, 42)
  2. 19:20 Ryan Dotson (M, 28)
  3. 20:33 Mike LaBossiere (M, 45)
  4. 20:50 Mike Shank (M, 42)
  5. 21:08 Jay Silvanima (M, 51)
  6. 21:15 James Taylor (M, 47)
  7. 21:19 Dan Anderson (M, 47)
  8. 21:56 John Lightle (M, 30)
  9. 22:08 Ryan Fitzgerald (M, 31)
  10. 22:10 Tom Pescatore (M, 44)

Top Ten Women, 2011 Fight For Air 5K
  1. 18:49 Lindsay Zeiler (F, 26)
  2. 19:52 Karen Geletko (F, 32)
  3. 24:13 Katie Howard (F, 20)
  4. 24:39 Karima Anderson (F, 24)
  5. 25:51 Ashley Gammon (F, 21)
  6. 25:59 Breighly Bolton (F, 16)
  7. 26:28 Ashley Heath (F, 26)
  8. 26:32 Amy McGibany (F, 40)
  9. 26:39 Blair Lilly (F, 37)
  10. 26:41 Meaghan Pickles (F, 29)

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

For some, Marion trumps Boston in 2011

On Saturday morning, 28 May 2011, the collegiate national champion will be crowned. In the marathon.


Don't look for athletes from Florida State or the University of Florida at Gainesville to be competing for this title. Those schools are members of the NCAA, and the NCAA has never seen fit to include the marathon in their athletic championships. But the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the NAIA, has included the men's marathon in their annual track and field championship meet since 1972. When the NAIA added women's track and field in 1981, the marathon was on the ladies' schedule of events--three years before the Olympic finally added the women's marathon to its program in 1984. So you won't see athletes from FSU or Florida in the marathon championship in Marion, Indiana, but you might see three runners from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University--Flo Vazquez, Alex Frazier, and Russell Snyder are all entered in the race.


Collegians have always run the marathon whether or not there was collegiate competition in the event. 1957 Boston Marathon champion John J. Kelley ran his first two Boston Marathons while attending Boston University. The World University Games included a men's marathon from 1981 to 1995 and a women's marathon from 1983 to 1995 (after which the distance was reduced to a half marathon).


It's probably the most exclusive annual marathon in the United States. Qualifying for the Olympic Trials is tougher, but that only comes around every four years. Men have to run a 2:44:00 or better, women a 3:34:00. A "B" standard of 2:50:00 for men and 3:36:00 for women might get you into the race, but doesn't guarantee entry. Alternatively, men can run a 1:14:00 half marathon (1:16:40 "B") and women a 1:33:00 (1:36:00 "B") to qualify. Most of this year's men and all of this year's women qualified with a half marathon time. Not just anyone can meet the standards and compete. You have to be a student at one of the 290 schools that belong to the NAIA. The school has to have a track team. You have to be eligible to compete under the rules. You have to be crazy enough to run a marathon in Marion, Indiana at the end of May.


And your coach has to be crazy enough to let you run. An athlete doesn't get any more points for winning the marathon than for any other event. A coach has to be looking at the numbers. Could an athlete score more points for the team running both the 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters than he could in the marathon? It's the same calculation that goes on when deciding what to do with a decathlete.


After all the qualifying and calculating, 74 men and 62 women are entered in the 2011 NAIA championship marathon. It won't be a large field on the starting line at 6:00am in front of Burns Science Hall on the Indiana Wesleyan University campus. But whoever wins will be the national marathon champion. In my book, that beats both the BCS and a playoff system. Hail to the victor!


NAIA Men's Marathon Champions, 1972-2010
YEAR TIME ATHLETE, SCHOOL
2010 2:31.44.30 Jeff Jackson, The Master’s (Calif.)
2009 2:28.27.00 Trent Waage, Black Hills State (S.D.)
2008 2:27.44.0 h Juan Mejia, California State San Marcos
2007 2:21:57 Marco Venancio, Concordia (Calif.)
2006 2:24:07 Daniel Ellis, Oklahoma Baptist
2005 2:25.34 Dave Gramlich, Malone (Ohio)
2004 2:25:02 Andrew Smith, McKendree (Ill.)
2003 2:28:27 John Ngure, Huntington (Ind.)
2002 2:31:41 Pawel Oboz, Mary (N.D.)
2001 2:30.07 Sean Birren, Lindenwood (Mo.)
2000 2:33:36 Natnael Amare, Northwood (Texas)
1999 2:30:44 Zac Johnson, Oklahoma Baptist
1998 2:28:46 Sean Birren, Lindenwood (Mo.)
1997 2:22.25 John Gachao, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
1996 2:30:24 John Viitenan, West Florida
1995 2:23:43 John Gachao, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
1994 2:27:30 John Bartlett, Life (Ga.)
1993 2:28.19 Goshu Tadese, Fresno Pacific (Calif.)
1992 2:28.14.00 Haffis Banire, Lubbock Christian (Texas)
1991 2:30.06.00 Rick Penman, Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)
1990 2:33.22.0 Jon Murray, Harding (Ark.)
1989 2:29.52.7 Gary Schafer, Valley City State (N.D.)
1988 2:26:13 Paul Brigman, Missouri Baptist
1987 2:30:01 Greg Miller, Eastern Oregon
1986 2:29:19 James Cairns, Puget Sound (Wash.)
1985 2:21:08 James Cairns, Puget Sound (Wash.)
1984 2:27:51 Terry Coker, Belmont (Tenn.)
1983 2:21:18 Terry Coker, Belmont (Tenn.)
1982 2:21:38 Todd Sperling, Wisconsin-Superior
1981 2:29:52 Karl Neidermeier, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
1980 2:30:33 Bill Langout, Wisconsin-Eau Claire
1979 2:26:01 Brian Haugh, Marymount (Kan.)
1978 2:22:26 Tom Antczak, Wisconsin-La Crosse
1977 2:25:19 Tim Terrill, Saginaw Valley State (Mich.)
1976 2:28:07 Dave Elger, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
1975 2:29:14 Roger Vann, John Brown (Ark.)
1974 2:22:54 Lucian Rosa, Wisconsin-Parkside
1973 2:26:01 Lucian Rosa, Wisconsin-Parkside
1972 2:41:13 Wayne Frongello, Boston State (Mass.)



NAIA Women's Marathon Champions, 1981-2010
YEAR TIME ATHLETE, SCHOOL
2010 2:57.59.01 Wendy O’Lexey, Black Hills State (S.D.)
2009 3:01:49 Wendy O’Lexey, Black Hills State (S.D.)
2008 2:57:10 Kaitlin Fadden, Houghton (N.Y.)
2007 2:51:30 Anna Stumbo, Westmont (Calif.)
2006 2:49:14 Jessica Goulder, Westmont (Calif.)
2005 2:57:56 Tausha Kuzmic, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
2004 2:49:30 Cara Rumble, Cal State-San Marcos
2003 3:05:13 Nikki Underwood, Black Hills State (S.D.)
2002 3:01:05 Michelle Brake, Friends (Kan.)
2001 3:05.11 Mikki Massey, Park (Mo.)
2000 3:04:41 Shandi Hertz, Mary (N.D.)
1999 2:58.40.4 h Michelle Abernathy, Berry (Ga.)
1998 2:57:23 Amy Knobloch, Lindenwood (Mo.)
1997 2:57:19.0 h Angie Sparacino, Dana (Neb.)
1996 3:07:44 Heather Thompson, Doane (Neb.)
1995 2:54:27 Shawna Doty, Jamestown (N.D.)
1994 2:58:32 Theresa Walton, Southern Oregon
1993 2:52.54 Peggy Murphy, Oklahoma Christian
1992 2:49.14 Amber Anderson, Midland Lutheran (Neb.)
1991 2:49:24 Peggy Murphy, Oklahoma Christian
1990 3:03:07 Marie Farrar, North Florida
1989 3:06:03 Amy Baker, Doane (Neb.)
1988 3:00:46 Miriam Otten, Missouri Baptist
1987 2:59:44 Tracy Nelson, Winona State (Minn.)
1986 3:07:15 Tracy Nelson, Winona State (Minn.)
1985 2:51:05 Jolene Fisher, Southern Utah
1984 2:57:20 Cindy Reinhart, Saginaw Valley State (Mich.)
1983 2:59:02 Sharon Foster, Adams State (Colo.)
1982 3:03:00 Liz Garman, Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
1981 2:59:44 Wendy Burman, Wisconsin-Parkside


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25 May 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 25 May 2011. 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 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. 8:00am ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
  • Jama Jog 5K. 8:00am ET. Gibson Inn, 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, Florida. Online entry at active.com.
  • Furry Friend Fun Day 5K. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Sean Brosnan 850-691-2725.
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. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 5th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:53 am ET. Crisp County Recreation Department, 1205 North 5th St. Extension, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, ranreb@planttel.net or bennywade@hughes.net or 229-273-2981.
2 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
4 JUNE 2011
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
  • Adelily 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Goody's, North Hutchinson Avenue (US 41), Adel, Georgia. 2010 story. Kemp Greene 229-896-3724.
  • Pure Water, Pure Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. West Bainbridge Baptist Church, 801 Griffin Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Diane VunCannon, wbbc_gav@yahoo.com or 229-246-2855
7 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
9 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
10 JUNE 2011
  • Watermelon Road Race 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00am ET one mile / 7:30am ET 10.5K and 5K. Cordele, Georgia. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Jamie C. Fernandez of Impact Sports & Fitness, jamiecfernandez@yahoo.com or 229-271-1900.
11 JUNE 2011
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550.
  • Run 4 tHe Revolution 5K and Clover Trot Fun Run. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:30am ET fun run. Lake Park Elementary School, 604 West Marion Avenue, Lake Park, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Galen Mirate, galenm@bellsouth.net or 229-561-0747.
  • Tomato Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Slocomb Recreational Park, 375 East Cox Street, Slocomb, Alabama 36375. Norma Neal, 334-798-1068.
  • Darton College Dip and Dart Biathlon. 8:00am ET. Darton College, 2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
14 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
16 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
18 JUNE 2011
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley ( jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158) or Katrina Walton ( kwalton@centurylink.net or 850-510-9512).
19 JUNE 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #2. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
21 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
25 JUNE 2011
  • Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • Jogging For James 5K. 7:30am ET. 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
28 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. WestgaLinkte Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
30 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
2 JULY 2011
  • 2nd annual God And Country 5K. 8:00am ET. Live Oak Recreation Fields, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
5 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
7 JULY 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
9 JULY 2011
  • Mike the Dog's Peppy Sanchez 5K and The Magoo 5-Miler. 8:30am ET. Wakulla State Forest. Entry form and flyer. Dana Stetson, danastetson@yahoo.com or 850-668-3839.
  • Roo Bear Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, Georgia 31015.
12 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
14 JULY 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
16 JULY 2011
  • Third annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. 2010 story. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
19 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
21 JULY 2011Link
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
23 JULY 2011
  • 26th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
  • 2nd annual Run With the Moose 5K. 8:00am ET. 1831 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Course map. Dawn Mackland, lodge2672@mooseunits.org or 850-294-9317
26 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
6 AUGUST 2011
  • 3rd annual Coach Mike Run For The Kids 5K. 8:00am ET. Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tolar Griffin, Tolar.Griffin@wcsb.us
  • Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • Scallop Sprint 5K. 8:00am ET. George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Florida. Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, info@gulfchamber.org or 850-227-1223.
9 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
13 AUGUST 2011
  • Third annual Operation One Voice Fallen Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Bob Obernier, robert.obernier@talgov.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 7:45am ET Duathlon / 8:00am ET Sprint Triathlon. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
16 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
20 AUGUST 2011
  • Downtown MusicFest 5K. 7:30am. Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Avenue Dothan, Alabama 36303-4802. Michelle Wilkinson 334-677-1104
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).
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2010 story. Mike Sims 850-514-3424 or Tom Perkins 850-894-2019.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Second annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K, 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Online registration at GeorgiaRunner.com. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
30 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 2nd annual Trojan Pride 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion #13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tanise Jackson tljackson212@gmail.com or Lincoln High School 850-487-2110.
  • 32nd 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 2011
  • 4th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 30th 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. Velma Penermon Stevens, 850-222-2355
  • 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
17 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. 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. 2010 story. Event web page. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
24 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Third annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
1 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Third 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.
  • Run For The Renaissance. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
8 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon & 5K. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
15 OCTOBER 2011
  • Conley Elementary Yellow Jacket Swarm 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET 10K & 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Conley Elementary School, 2400 East Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Rebecca Posner, posnerr@leonschools.net or 850-414-5610 ext. 305.
  • 5th 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. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Chomp Cancer 5K. 8:00am ET. Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 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. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
22 OCTOBER 2011
  • 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.
23 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
29 OCTOBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 7:30am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 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.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
19 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 17th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
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. 2010 story. 2009 story. 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. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
26 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
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). 2010 story. 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. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 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. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 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. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
17 DECEMBER 2011
28 JANUARY 2012
  • The 30th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 38th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
3 MARCH 2012
  • 6th 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). 2011 story. Event web site. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2011 story. Event web page. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00am ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. USATF certified course #FL09012EBM. Online registration at active.com. V. Morgan Tyrone, Victor.Tyrone@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
31 MARCH 2012
  • 37th 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
14 APRIL 2012
  • 38th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Molosky and Gutierrez break records at Wakulla Springs

The last time Vince Molosky was racing at Wakulla Springs State Park it was a 50-mile race on the pavement last December. On Saturday, 21 May 2011, Molosky was racing in Wakulla Spring again, but this time it was a mere 5K on unpaved roads and trails through the sanctuary of the park--the fifth annual Friends Of Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run. Molosky edged out runner-up Stephen Cox 16:59 to 17:06 to set a new event record and win the race. It was Molosky's third straight local win, a winning streak that had started with the Tails and Trail 10K on April 30 and continued with the Tulip Trot 5K on May 14. Dan Clark of Alachua, Florida was another 40 meters back in 17:15, and Tallahassee's Jay Wallace was fourth overall and the first master in 17:31. 2010 champion Justin Dickieson was fifth in 17:41.


Unike Molosky, Seeley Gutierrez didn't bring a winning streak to the 2011 Wakulla Springs 5K, nor had she recently run an ultra-marathon in the park, but she nevertheless won the women's division, setting a new women's event record of 19:29. Gutierrez was the first woman to ever go under 20:00 at the Friends Of Wakulla Springs race, but she wasn't the last. The next three women--Katie Showman (21st, 19:42), Kelly Stevens (22nd, 19:46), and Summer Calder (28th, 19:59)--all broke 20:00. In a tight race for the top woman master spot, Mary Vancore, the seventh woman in, edged out the eighth woman in, Paula O'Neil, for the title, 22:20 to 22:24.


Held annually, the Friends Of Wakulla Springs 5K is the only time each year that people are allowed to run in the sanctuary area of Wakulla Springs State Park, which is not open to the general public. 326 finishers of the 5K took advantage of the opportunity this year, plus another 48 runners in an earlier one-mile fun run. Proceeds from the races are used by the Friends Of Wakulla Springs to protect and enhance Wakulla Springs State Park.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Friends of Wakulla Springs 5K
  1. 16:59 Vince Molosky (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:06 Stephen Cox (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 17:15 Dan Clark (M, 39) Alachua, FL
  4. 17:31 Jay Wallace (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 17:41 Justin Dickieson (M, 25) Crawfordville, FL
  6. 17:50 Michael Nesius (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 17:56 Stanley Linton (M, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  8. 18:21 Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 18:25 Sean Hudson (M, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 18:33 Joel Piotrowski (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2011 Friends of Wakulla Springs 5K
  1. 19:29 Seeley Gutierrez (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:42 Katie Showman (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:46 Kelly Stevens (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:59 Summer Calder (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 21:03 Micah Adriani (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 22:12 Kristine Cox (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 22:20 Mary Vancore (F, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 22:24 Paula O'Neill (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 22:27 Stephanie Stout (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 22:37 Ashley Daily (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL


Wakulla Springs 5K Champions, 2007-2011
Date
MenWomen
19 May 2007
Miles Gibson (19:09)
Olivia Swedberg (22:16)
17 May 2008
Jay Wallace (17:42)
Sydney Nutting (23:29)
16 May 2009
Tyler Price (17:20)
Roxanne Hughes (21:49)
15 May 2010
Justin Dickieson (17:56)
Kati Gosnell (20:03)
21 May 2011
Vince Molosky (16:59)
Seeley Gutierrez (19:29)


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Manry and Thomas are the first Steve Ellis 5K champions

Brian Manry led 119 runners on a five-kilometer circuit of Florida State University's main campus in Tallahassee on 21 May 2011, winning the inaugural Steve Ellis Memorial 5K. Manry posted a 17:34 for the course, finishing nearly 200 meters ahead of runner-up Stephen Robbins of Cairo. In third place overall, Tallahassee's Mickey Moore was the fastest master runner in the race. Chiles High School distance runner Carly Thomas, the 2009 FHSAA state cross-country champion, won the women's division, placing eighth overall in 20:11 and finishing over 600 meters ahead of the next woman, Lena Shields (22nd, 24:13). Fran McLean was the third woman in and the first woman master, running 24:48.


Manry lost no time in taking the lead, and was well in command by the end of the first kilometer. Behind him, Stephen Robbins and Mickey Moore were renewing their duel from two weeks earlier at the Marzuq 5K, closely trailed by Andrew Smyth. After two kilometers Manry was only farther ahead, while Robbins had opened up a 30-meter lead on Moore. Another 60 meters back, Florida State alumnus Hugh Bosely of San Francisco had moved past Smyth into fourth. With less than a kilometer to go and only a loop around Campbell Stadium left to run, the race was still Manry's. Robbins had broken contact with Moore, while Moore was now only 40 meters ahead of Bosely. After circling the stadium the top four didn't change--Manry was first in 17:34; Robbins clung to second in 18:23; Moore held off Bosely 18:54 to 19:07 to hang on to third place and the top master spot.


Manry led nearly the entire race, and Carly Thomas led the women nearly the entire race. Leaving the rest of the female field behind her, the rising senior at Chiles High moved up through the field, breaking into the top ten at halfway and ultimately finishing eighth. Runner-up Lena Shields never challenged Thomas, while Shields was comfortably ahead of the third woman in, top woman master Fran McLean. McLean couldn't rest easy in third, though, as Ruthie McCormick was just a few steps back on the final straightaway. But McLean held off McCormick on the way to the finish chute, 24:48 to 24:51.


The namesake of the race, Steve Ellis, covered Florida State University sports for the Tallahassee Democrat for nearly two decades until his untimely death in late 2009. A memorial race seemed fitting in Ellis' case; he had been a cross-country runner at Clemson University and Winter Park High School. The race venue was also appropriate to Ellis' memory, starting and finishing between Dick Howser Baseball Stadium and Doak Campbell Football Stadium, and running past many of the important sports facilities on the FSU main campus. The course also included a climb up Gallows Hill on Copeland Street, which may or may not have been appropriate but was certainly memorable. Proceeds from the race benefit the Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship fund of the FSU College of Communications.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Steve Ellis Memorial 5K
  1. 17:34 Brian Manry (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:23 Stephen Robbins (M, 14) Cairo, GA
  3. 18:54 Mickey Moore (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:07 Hugh Bosely (M, 49) San Francisco, CA
  5. 19:53 Andrew Smyth (M, 24)
  6. 20:08 Volodymyr Zharkov (M, 48)
  7. 20:57 Dennis Keane (M, 17)
  8. 21:13 Cameron Kostrzecha (M, 17)
  9. 21:23 John Jensenius III (M, 25)
  10. 22:01 Ryan Fitzgerald (M, 31)

Top Ten Women, 2011 Steve Ellis Memorial 5K
  1. 21:11 Carly Thomas (F, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 24:13 Lena Shields (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 24:48 Fran McLean (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 24:51 Ruthie McCormick (F, 35)
  5. 25:38 Kory Skrob (F, 40)
  6. 25:45 Kelly Garland (F, 40)
  7. 25:56 Kim Thomas (F, 41)
  8. 26:53 Susan Kelly (F, 59)
  9. 27:29 Kelly Torres (F, 32)
  10. 28:50 Linda Shults (F, 54)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

18 May 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 18 May 2011. 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 MAY 2011
  • Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Jim Lamar, jhlamar@tallahassee.com
  • Pride Stride 5K. 8:00am ET. Leon High School, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Angie Strickland, 850-443-1000.
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00 am ET (one mile), 8:30 am ET (5K). Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • Victory For Victoria 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 10K and 5K / 9:30am one mile. Valwood School, 1903 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Becky Wetherington 229-242-8491 or Margaret Anne Newsome 229-300-6102.
  • The Good Race 5K. 5:00pm CT. Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. Entry form and flyer. Larry Cobb 850-573-0598 or Cassie Willis 850-718-7840.
  • Boat Lake Duathlon (5K run, 10 mile bike, one mile run), 5K run, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Boat Lake Picnic Area, Sunny Hills, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, 850‐774‐0018.
  • Tyler Carter Memorial Duathlon. 8:00am ET. 101 Exum Road Nashville, Georgia 31639. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
22 MAY 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #1. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
28 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. 8:00am ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
  • Jama Jog 5K. 8:00am ET. Gibson Inn, 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, Florida. Online entry at active.com.
  • Furry Friend Fun Day 5K. 9:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Sean Brosnan 850-691-2725.
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. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 5th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:53 am ET. Crisp County Recreation Department, 1205 North 5th St. Extension, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, ranreb@planttel.net or bennywade@hughes.net or 229-273-2981.
2 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
4 JUNE 2011
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
  • Adelily 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Goody's, North Hutchinson Avenue (US 41), Adel, Georgia. 2010 story. Kemp Greene 229-896-3724.
  • Pure Water, Pure Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. West Bainbridge Baptist Church, 801 Griffin Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Diane VunCannon, wbbc_gav@yahoo.com or 229-246-2855
7 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
9 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
10 JUNE 2011
  • Watermelon Road Race 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00am ET one mile / 7:30am ET 10.5K and 5K. Cordele, Georgia. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Jamie C. Fernandez of Impact Sports & Fitness, jamiecfernandez@yahoo.com or 229-271-1900.
11 JUNE 2011
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550.
  • Run 4 tHe Revolution 5K and Clover Trot Fun Run. 7:30am ET 5K / 8:30am ET fun run. Lake Park Elementary School, 604 West Marion Avenue, Lake Park, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Galen Mirate, galenm@bellsouth.net or 229-561-0747.
  • Tomato Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Slocomb Recreational Park, 375 East Cox Street, Slocomb, Alabama 36375. Norma Neal, 334-798-1068.
  • Darton College Dip and Dart Biathlon. 8:00am ET. Darton College, 2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
14 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
16 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
18 JUNE 2011
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley ( jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158) or Katrina Walton ( kwalton@centurylink.net or 850-510-9512).
19 JUNE 2011
  • Red Hills Kids Triathlon #2. 9:00am ET. FSU Morcom Aquatic Center, 2550 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32310. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Mike Weyant and Stephanie Liles-Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
21 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
25 JUNE 2011
  • Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, FL 32428. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
28 JUNE 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
30 JUNE 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
2 JULY 2011
  • 2nd annual God And Country 5K. 8:00am ET. Live Oak Recreation Fields, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
5 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
7 JULY 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
9 JULY 2011
  • Mike the Dog's Peppy Sanchez 5K and The Magoo 5-Miler. 8:30am ET. Wakulla State Forest. Entry form and flyer. Dana Stetson, danastetson@yahoo.com or 850-668-3839.
  • Roo Bear Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, Georgia 31015.
12 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
14 JULY 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
16 JULY 2011
  • Third annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. 2010 story. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
19 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
21 JULY 2011Link
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
23 JULY 2011
  • 26th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
  • 2nd annual Run With the Moose 5K. 8:00am ET. 1831 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Course map. Dawn Mackland, lodge2672@mooseunits.org or 850-294-9317
26 JULY 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
6 AUGUST 2011
  • 3rd annual Coach Mike Run For The Kids 5K. 8:00am ET. Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tolar Griffin, Tolar.Griffin@wcsb.us
  • Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • Scallop Sprint 5K. 8:00am ET. George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Florida. Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, info@gulfchamber.org or 850-227-1223.
9 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
13 AUGUST 2011
  • Third annual Operation One Voice Fallen Heroes 5K. 8:00am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Bob Obernier, robert.obernier@talgov.com
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 7:45am ET Duathlon / 8:00am ET Sprint Triathlon. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
16 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
23 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
20 AUGUST 2011
  • Downtown MusicFest 5K. 7:30am. Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Avenue Dothan, Alabama 36303-4802. Michelle Wilkinson 334-677-1104
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).
  • Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2010 story. Mike Sims 850-514-3424 or Tom Perkins 850-894-2019.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Second annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K, 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Online registration at GeorgiaRunner.com. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
30 AUGUST 2011
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 2nd annual Trojan Pride 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion #13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tanise Jackson tljackson212@gmail.com or Lincoln High School 850-487-2110.
  • 32nd 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 2011
  • 4th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 30th 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. Velma Penermon Stevens, 850-222-2355
  • 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
17 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. 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. 2010 story. Event web page. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
24 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Third annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00am ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
1 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Harrison at 229-328-6147.
  • Third 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.
  • Run For The Renaissance. 8:00am CT. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
8 OCTOBER 2011
  • Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon & 5K. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
15 OCTOBER 2011
  • Conley Elementary Yellow Jacket Swarm 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET 10K & 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Conley Elementary School, 2400 East Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Rebecca Posner, posnerr@leonschools.net or 850-414-5610 ext. 305.
  • 5th 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. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Chomp Cancer 5K. 8:00am ET. Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 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. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Freedom Sports, info@myfreedomsports.com or 850-249-2120.
22 OCTOBER 2011
  • 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.
23 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
29 OCTOBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 7:30am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 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.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
19 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 17th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, FL. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
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. 2010 story. 2009 story. 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. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
26 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes 334-792-6021
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). 2010 story. 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. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 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. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 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. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
17 DECEMBER 2011
28 JANUARY 2012
  • The 30th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 38th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
3 MARCH 2012
  • 6th 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). 2011 story. Event web site. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2011 story. Event web page. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00am ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. USATF certified course #FL09012EBM. Online registration at active.com. V. Morgan Tyrone, Victor.Tyrone@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
31 MARCH 2012
  • 37th 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
14 APRIL 2012
  • 38th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story.

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