Monday, October 31, 2011

So how old is the Boston Mini Marathon really?

Boston Mini MarathonI've been trying to come up with a list of all the winners of the Boston Mini Marathon. The project started after the 2010 race, and I spent a few minutes looking up the easy years, 1998 to 2010. After that I put away the list and forgot about it. There was no hurry; so far as I knew I was the only one who cared.


The 2011 race, billed by everyone as the 32nd annual Boston Mini Marathon, brought the project back to mind again. Winners Kevin Sullivan and Sheryl Rosen had run the fastest times since 1998, but there were 18 other years to consider before you could say whether or not Sullivan's 69:29 or Rosen's 82:10 were course records. I went back to work, digging through old Gulf Winds Track Club newsletters and back issues of Racing South magazine. With eight-and-a-half years of data still missing, I tried Google out of desperation. And found this:


This was entirely unexpected. If the 2011 race was really the 32nd annual Boston Mini Marathon, then 1980 would have been the first race. But this Waycross Journal-Herald article indicates that the Mini actually started in 1979. Unless someone skipped a year along the way, the 2011 race was actually the 33rd Boston Mini Marathon.


Of course, this discovery just creates more work. Now the age of the race is in question, and the 1979 newspaper article carelessly omits the name of the top woman finisher. You know, it may be time to shelve the list for another twelve months. The work won't be any easier in a year, but with any luck I'll have forgotten about it entirely by then.


Boston (mini) Marathon Champions, 1980-2011
Date
MenWomen
29 October 201169:29 Kevin Sullivan
82:10 Sheryl Rosen
30 October 2010
75:13 Vince Molosky
86:59 Lisa Johnson
31 October 2009
79:49 Vince Molosky87:10 Sheryl Rosen
25 October 2008
81:50 Myles Gibson86:19 Sheryl Rosen
27 October 2007
76:18 John Seppala
87:35 Sheryl Rosen
28 October 2006
81:18 Michael Martinez
82:49 Sheryl Rosen
29 October 2005
81:11 Myles Gibson
96:32 Jennifer Kilinski
30 October 2004
83:55 David Yon
91:57 Jane Johnson
25 October 2003
76:20 Myles Gibson
97:52 Lisa Whitworth
26 October 2002
84:38 Mike Posey
92:41 Carrie Weyant
27 October 2001
82:36 Steven Walker
95:24 Carrie Weyant
28 October 2000
75:28 Art Remillard
83:20 Sarah Docter-Williams
30 October 1999
78:22 Corey Cherr
95:28 Julie Carico
31 October 1998
80:25 Rusty Jones
97:01 Peggy Simpson
1997


1996


28 October 1995
78:21 Paul Hough91:01 Katherine Perez
29 October 1994
72:42 Paul Hough92:34 Diane Turchick
30 October 1993
75:33 Paul Hough86:09 Carrie Weyant
31 October 1992
77:45 Steve Carney86:05 Carrie Hunnicutt
26 October 1991


27 October 1990
79:33 Brian Murphy86:44 Donna Miller
28 October 1989
71:23 Alex Walmsley93:10 Mary Jean Yon
29 October 1988
74:22 T. C. Carroll1:41:54 Nancy Widener
1987


8 November 1986


11 November 1985
67:30 Herb Wills
88:06 Patti Sudduth
27 October 1984


1983


1982
67:48 Noel Shuman

31 October 1981
69:57 Gary Slayton
88:56 Lt. Vickie Monroe
1980Gary Slayton

27 October 197971:40 Bruce Carpenter

Got any information on the missing years? Let me know! Send an
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hwills@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.


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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sullivan and Rosen smokin' at the Boston Mini

On every approach to Boston, Georgia on US 84, you'll find a sign saying, "Welcome to Boston. Visit our Historic Downtown." Appended below that, you'll also read, "Boston Mini Marathon. Last Saturday in October." Now that's civic pride. That other Boston, up in New England, doesn't tout its Patriot's Day marathon to motorists that way. In Massachusetts, they probably think that they have other things to be proud of rather than a footrace. Probably something having to do with early American history. Certainly not the Red Sox.


Each year since 1980, the Georgian Boston has unashamedly hosted it's half-marathon, always on the same out-and-back course on the Old Dixie Road. Only the cows in the pastures along the way have changed. Well, the pavement has gotten noticeably older over the years. If the cracks get any wider, the race will have to be advertised as a trail run.


In 2011, though, the road was still more or less intact and the cows in the fields were ready to watch some racing on Saturday morning, Oct. 29. Kevin Sullivan of Capital City Running and Tallahassee's Vince Molosky, the event's defending champion, set the early pace. The pair ran together for the first two kilometers, much as they had three weeks earlier at the Pine Run 20K. This time, though, Sullivan broke away much earlier, pulling ahead of Molosky on the third kilometer. By seven kilometers Sullivan was up by 200 meters, running strong. At the halfway turnaround on the 11th kilometer the margin had increased to nearly 800 meters and Sullivan was still running strong. When Sullivan returned to downtown Boston and the finish line he was two kilometers ahead of Molosky, clocking 69:29 for the half marathon--the fastest time in at least the last 14 years of the 32-year old race. Molosky finished runner-up in 76:50. Behind Molosky, Jay Wallace finished in third place as the top master, running 77:31.


After finishing as the top woman at the Boston Mini four straight years from 2006-2009, Sheryl Rosen missed the 2010 race. But she was back in Boston in 2011. Darting out ahead of the rest of the female field almost immediately after the start, Rosen led the entire race, clocking 82:10 for the half-marathon distance--her fastest Boston Mini yet. Some 1800 meters back, runner-up Seeley Gutierrez was finishing up a 90:02 performance. Tallahassee's Micah Adriani was the third woman in, running 93:37. The fastest woman master of the morning was Tallahassee's Mary Vancore, sixth among the women with a 99:05.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Boston mini Marathon
  1. 69:29 ~ Kevin Sullivan (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 76:50 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 77:31 ~ Jay Wallace (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 81:33 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 81:46 ~ Doug Bell (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 81:59 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 83:14 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 83:21 ~ Pauncho Hufstetler (M, 37) Bainbridge, GA
  9. 83:50 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 85:14 ~ David Burnett (M, 35) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2011 Boston mini Marathon
  1. 82:10 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 90:02 ~ Seeley Gutierrez (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 93:37 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 97:04 ~ Kristine Cox (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 98:27 ~ Angela Wable (F, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 99:05 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 1:40:38 ~ Jane Johnson (F, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 1:41:23 ~ Lori Abbey (F, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 1:44:19 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 1:44:24 ~ Kristen Yasinac (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL

Boston (mini) Marathon Champions, 1980-2011
Date
MenWomen
29 October 201169:29 Kevin Sullivan
82:10 Sheryl Rosen
30 October 2010
75:13 Vince Molosky
86:59 Lisa Johnson
31 October 2009
79:49 Vince Molosky87:10 Sheryl Rosen
25 October 2008
81:50 Myles Gibson86:19 Sheryl Rosen
27 October 2007
76:18 John Seppala
87:35 Sheryl Rosen
28 October 2006
81:18 Michael Martinez
82:49 Sheryl Rosen
29 October 2005
81:11 Myles Gibson
96:32 Jennifer Kilinski
30 October 2004
83:55 David Yon
91:57 Jane Johnson
25 October 2003
76:20 Myles Gibson
97:52 Lisa Whitworth
26 October 2002
84:38 Mike Posey
92:41 Carrie Weyant
27 October 2001
82:36 Steven Walker
95:24 Carrie Weyant
28 October 2000
75:28 Art Remillard
83:20 Sarah Docter-Williams
30 October 1999
78:22 Corey Cherr
95:28 Julie Carico
31 October 1998
80:25 Rusty Jones
97:01 Peggy Simpson
1997


1996


28 October 1995
78:21 Paul Hough91:01 Katherine Perez
29 October 1994
72:42 Paul Hough92:34 Diane Turchick
30 October 1993
75:33 Paul Hough86:09 Carrie Weyant
31 October 1992
77:45 Steve Carney86:05 Carrie Hunnicutt
26 October 1991


27 October 1990
79:33 Brian Murphy86:44 Donna Miller
28 October 1989
71:23 Alex Walmsley93:10 Mary Jean Yon
29 October 1988
74:22 T. C. Carroll1:41:54 Nancy Widener
1987


8 November 1986


11 November 1985
67:30 Herb Wills
88:06 Patti Sudduth
27 October 1984


1983


1982
67:48 Noel Shuman

31 October 1981
69:57 Gary Slayton
88:56 Lt. Vickie Monroe
1980Gary Slayton

27 October 197971:40 Bruce Carpenter

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Carmichael finishes frighteningly far ahead at Trick-or-Trot 5K

Caleb CarmichealMore than a few people wore costumes in the Tallahassee YMCA's sixth annual Trick Or Trot 5K in Southwood on Friday evening, 28 October 2011. Some people came as Batman, or as a Dr. Seuss character, or a Disney character, or a pirate, or a monster, or an animal. Caleb Carmichael didn't wear a costume, but he came as his competitors worst nightmare. Carmichael, a University of West Florida assistant cross-country coach, jumped out into the lead and then got farther and farther ahead, ultimately winning by nearly 400 meters in 16:27. Grady Smith was a distant second in 17:49, followed by Peter Kaus in 18:13. Jay Silvanima was the top male master in the field, placing 8th overall in 21:16.


Nancy StedmanThe top master and the top finisher were one and the same in the women's division, with Tallahassee's Nancy Stedman placing 13th overall in 22:18 to finish as the first female. Florida State University School cross-country runners Savana Osterbye and Sydney Earp ran 23:39 and 23:57 to finish as the second and third females respectively. Less than two hours earlier, Osterbye and Earp had each run a 5K cross-country race with the FSUS team on the north side of town. Some people just don't know when to stop.


The sixth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K was run on a USATF certified course (FL10091EBM) through Tallahassee's Southwood community. In previous years the race had been held on a Saturday morning; this time around it was run on a Friday evening with a 6:00PM starting time. The change didn't seem to hurt race attendance at all.


Top Ten Men
  1. Grady Smith16:27 ~ Caleb Carmichael (M, 27) Pensacola, FL
  2. 17:49 ~ Grady Smith (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:13 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 18:25 ~ Brian Manry (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 18:50 ~ Jasen Fulghum (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 20:04 ~ Joseph Garcia (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 21:02 ~ Wyatt Brooks (M, 37) Tallahasee, FL
  8. 21:16 ~ Jay Silvanima (M, 51) Tallahasee, FL
  9. 21:28 ~ Jim Martin (M, 50)
  10. 21:51 ~

Top Ten Women
  1. Sydney Earp22:18 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 23:39 ~Savana Osterbye (F, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 23:57 ~ Sydney Earp (F, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 24:29 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 29) Tallahasee, FL
  5. 24:35 ~ Katie Howard (F, 21)
  6. 25:05 ~ Keisha Cowhey (F, 35)
  7. 26:05 ~ Jessie Spraggins (F, 27)
  8. 26:22 ~ Lisa Bohl (F, 52)
  9. 26:25 ~ Julie Accardo (F, 33)
  10. 26:46 ~ Joy Waller (F, 17)

Known winners of the Capital Area YMCA Trick-or-Trot 5K, 2006-2011
Date
Men
Women
28 OCT 2011
16:27 Caleb Carmichael
22:18 Nancy Stedman
30 OCT 2010
16:42 Daniel Lee
20:02 Katie Showman
31 OCT 2009


18 OCT 2008
15:35 Chris Lake
21:49 Vickie Horne
13 OCT 2007


21 OCT 2006
Prediction run
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thomasville runners continue Region 1-AA dominance

When it comes to the GHSA Region 1-AA cross-country meet, Thomasville High needs to remember to bring their uniforms, their racing shoes, and their brooms. The Bulldogs made a clean sweep of the meet for the second year in a row at Pebble Hill Plantation south of Thomasville, Georgia on Wednesday morning, 26 October 2011. Behind sophomore Mareika Haaren's winning 23:19, the Thomasville girls team won the region title with a near-perfect 17 points, taking the first four places in the five-kilometer race. In the boys' race, Thomasville's Grif Rutherford successfully defended his 2010 Region title with a 17:40 win, leading his team to victory with 40 points.


It was a clear morning with moderate temperatures, beautiful conditions to showcase the beautiful Pebble Hill venue. The girls ran just after 10:30, the start somewhat delayed by the late arrival of the Albany team. A trotting horse pulling a sulky guided the runners around the course. After a circuit of the meadow where the race started, Thomasville's first four runners were at the front of the field, led by Kara Meng. Meng continued to set the pace through two kilometers, but during the third kilometer Thomasville's Mareika Haaren took over the lead, opening up a six-second margin. Meng never lost contact, though, and closed the gap over the final two kilometers. At the finish line it was Haaren over Meng, but only by a single second, 23:19 to 23:20. Defending Region champ Rosalie White was third for Thomasville in 23:55. Emma Fennelly (4th, 25:25) and Samantha Clark (7th, 25:12) completed Thomasville's scoring, giving the Bulldogs 17 points and the win. The victory qualified Thomasville to run in the state championships in Carrollton on 5 November 2011. The top four teams advance out of the Region, so Albany (2nd, 53), Cook County (3rd, 88), and Early County (4th, 96) would be joining Thomasville in Carrollton.


The boys' 5K race immediately followed the girls'. The horse-and-sulky had vanished, but the boys followed a Gator around the course. Mostly, though, they followed Thomasville sophomore Grif Rutherford. Rutherford was leading right after the start, chased by Fitzgerald senior Pedro Martinez. Rutherford continued to pull away, though, and ended up winning more than 150 meters in 17:40, 48 seconds faster than he ran at the 2010 Region 1-AA Meet. Martinez hung on to second, running 18:17. Including Rutherford, Thomasville put three runners in the top ten, setting up a 40-point total--good enough to defend their 2010 Region title. Fitzgerald took second with 69 points and Cook County third with 74, each team joining Thomasville in qualifying for a trip to the state meet in Carrollton. For the fourth spot, though, Early County and Berrien County each had 100 points. The tie-breaker was the sixth runner on each team. It was close. Early County's sixth runner placed 38th, and Berrien's 39th, less than eight seconds apart, but enough to send Early County on to Carrollton, ending Berrien County's season.


Girls' Team Standings
  1. Thomasville, 17 points
  2. Albany, 53
  3. Cook County, 88
  4. Early County, 96
  5. Berrien, 143
  6. Fitzgerald, 162

Top Ten Girls

  1. 23:18.96 ~ Mareike Haaren (Thomasville) 10
  2. 23:19.93 ~ Kara Meng (Thomasville) 11
  3. 23:54.58 ~ Rosalie White (Thomasville) 11
  4. 24:24.93 ~ Emma Fennelly (Thomasville) 11
  5. 24:42.49 ~ Jessica Burnette (Albany) 12
  6. 25:04.96 ~ Marlee Futch (Cook County)
  7. 25:11.05 ~ Samantha Clark (Thomasville) 12
  8. 25:19.71 ~ Kair'sha Jackson (Albany) 11
  9. 25:20.24 ~ Faith Evans (Albany) 9
  10. 25:29.74 ~ Ashley Parker (Berrien County) 11

Boys' Team Standings
  1. Thomasville, 40 points
  2. Fitzgerald, 69
  3. Cook County, 74
  4. Early County, 100
  5. Berrien County, 100
  6. Albany, 134

Top Ten Boys
  1. 17:39.84 ~ Grif Rutherford (Thomasville) 10
  2. 18:16.02 ~ Pedro Martinez (Fitzgerald) 12
  3. 18:40.52 ~ Jonathon Davison (Early County) 11
  4. 18:44.40 ~ Michael Johns (Early County) 11
  5. 19:15.65 ~ John Wilcox (Cook County) 11
  6. 19:22.84 ~ Tony Jackson (Cook County) 11
  7. 19:25.02 ~ Will White (Thomasville) 10
  8. 19:35.99 ~ Ruben Pule (Berrien County) 11
  9. 19:49.93 ~ Rhett Rutherford (Thomasville) 9
  10. 19:55.49 ~ Cameron Anderson (Berrien County) 11

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

26 October 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 26 October 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 OCTOBER 2011
  • YMCA Trick or Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30pm ET one mile / 6:00pm ET 5K. YMCA at Southwood, 3196 Merchants Row Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer. Tasha Everette, teverette@capitalregionymca.org or 850-701-0461.
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. 8:00am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Second annual Halloween Hustle 5K. 8:00AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • 33rd annual Tricker Trek 10K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 10K / 9:30am CT one mile. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401-2724. USATF certified course FL90031DL (10K). Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin, 850-271-5896, or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
  • Race to Rescue Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET. Nature trail, Earl Maye Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Nicole Touchton, info@racetorescuebdchs.com or 229-254-3371.
  • Eighth annual St. John Road Race 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot. 8:30 am ET (5K), 9:30 am ET (1 Mile), 9:45 am ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602-1699. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. 229-244-2556.
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Gill Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • FSU Habitat for Humanity "Home is Where the Hope Is" 5K. 9:00AM ET. Tully Gym, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Joe Donoghue, jfdonoghue@fsu.edu
  • Flagler College Tallahassee Run For The Books 5K. 9:00AM ET. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Karen Atkinson, atkinsok@tcc.fl.edu or 850-201-8070.
  • Sixth annual Valdosta State University Turkey Trot 10K. VSU Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Ave. Valdosta, Georgia 31698. Online registration at valdosta.edu.
  • St. Francis Paws for a Cause 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET. Christ Episcopal Church, 1521 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Amy Whitehead, amypwhitehead@gmail.com
  • 20th annual Army Aviation Association of America Chili 5K. 9:00am CT. Festival Field, 5th Avenue and 4th Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Course map. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • 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.
10 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign 5K. 8:30AM ET. Southwood State Office Complex, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Tim Unger, UngerT@dor.state.fl.us or 850-617-8832; or Alison Dodson, Alison@uwbb.org or 850-487-2087.
11 NOVEMBER 2011
  • USA FlagVeteran's Day 5K. 8:00AM ET. Vietnam War Memorial, Monroe Street at Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe West, comedyjoe@netzero.com or 850-212-2587.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Sgt. Daniel Dale Green Scholarship 5K. 8:30AM ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Keith Campbell, keith.campbell@talgov.com
  • USA FlagBainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. 2010 story. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Liv Warren, LivWarren@hotmail.com or 229-243-0508.
  • Almost World-Famous YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K / 5K /one-mile fun run. 7:45 am ET one mile / 8:30 am ET 15K and 5K. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Entry form and flyer. dwallace@albanyareaymca.org or 229-436-0531.
  • Blazer Corp 5K. 8:00AM ET. Burton Street next to McKey Park, Valdosta, Georgia. 2010 story. Cameron Miller cjmiller@valdosta.edu or Candace Brown canbrown@valdosta.edu
  • Second annual Soldier Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00am ET. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA10070WC (marathon) and GA10081WC (half-marathon). Event web site. Online entry at active.com. Event page on Facebook. info@soldiermarathon.com
13 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 10th annual FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 9:00AM ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2010 story. 2009 story. Amanda Morden, aam10f@med.fsu.edu
19 NOVEMBER 2011

  • 3rd annual Marzuq Shrine / Bradley's Country Fun Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Country Store, 10655 Centerville Road, Moccasin Gap, Florida 32309. 2010 Linkstory. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Trash Dash 5K. 8:30AM ET. Leon County Landfill, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Nancy Paul, nancy@marpanrecycling.com or Mary Jean Yon, maryjeanyon@comcast.net
  • 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.
  • Third annual United Way Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a_m_bentley@yahoo.com or 229-403-9075.
  • Turkey Trot 10K, 5K & one-mile Fun Run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308
  • Suwannee County School Board Wellness Initiative Turkey Trot 5K. 8:00AM ET. First Federal Sportsplex, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Kathy Wood, wellness@suwannee.k12.fl.us or 386-364-4700.
  • Wild Hog Jog 5K and Chicken Crawl one mile. 9:00AM CT. Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Kris Retherford, k.retherford@retherfordcontracting.net or 850-527-2861.
  • Marlin Athletic Fitness Challenge 5K. 4:00PM CT. Arnold High School Football Field 550 Alf Coleman Road Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • MCLB Turkey Trot. 9:00AM ET. Golf Driving Range, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, . Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. 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
  • Swine Time Festival 5K. 8:30am ET. Swine Time Festival Fair Grounds, New Street, Climax, Georgia. Event web page. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com
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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 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
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET 5K / one mile immediately afterward. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • Red Nose Run 5K. 8:00AM ET. Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Entry form and flyer. Brandee Zambrano, 229‐225‐7420
  • Junior Service League 5K Reindeer Race and one-mile Santa Shuffle. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
17 DECEMBER 2011
  • Tannenbaum Trail Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Lynn Haven Centennial 5K. 7:30AM CT. Lynn Haven Library (Sheffield Park), 901 Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
31 DECEMBER 2011
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
7 JANUARY 2012
  • 28th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
14 JANUARY 2012
  • 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-591-0081)
  • 16th 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.
  • Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run Half-Marathon / 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. gcccfoundation@gmail.com
21 JANUARY 2012
  • 8th 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. Lance Wilson, lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or 229-400-5854.
  • House of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Panama City First Baptist Church, 640 Grace Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
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
11 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 20th annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET one mile / 9:00AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Third annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Suzanne Berkey, smb07h@fsu.edu or 727-459-8597.
18 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 24th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30AM ET. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • Second annual Hospice Half Marathon & Dewey Dash 5K. 8:00am ET half marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2010 story. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676
  • Blue-Grey 5K. 7:00AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse start 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
3 MARCH 2012
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, & one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com
  • 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.
10 MARCH 2012
11 MARCH 2012
  • 3rd 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.
17 MARCH 2012
  • Second annual Doggie Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am 5K / 9:30am one mile. John Paul II Catholic High School, Grove Park Drive at Terrebonne Drive, Southwood, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Chris Akins or Sheri Logue, info@correctionsfoundation.org or 850-410-4475.
  • Third annual Pilot 5K for Brain-Related Disorders. 7:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
24 MARCH 2010
  • Third annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • 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.
7 APRIL 2012
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. Event web site.
  • Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site.
28 APRIL 2012
  • Rose35th 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
5 MAY 2012
  • 11th annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
12 MAY 2012
  • 6th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
2 JUNE 2012
  • 15th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
23 JUNE 2012
  • 14th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Event web site. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • 34th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2011 story. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
27 OCTOBER 2012
  • 33rd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Altmaier and Johnson take the 2011 Sundberg 5K

David AltmaierDavid Altmaier was the first to finish Tallahassee's 13th annual Sundberg Memorial 5K, running 17:05 for the 3.1-mile race through Maclay Gardens State Park on Saturday, 22 October 2011. Runner-up and fastest master finisher Carl Nordhielm finished nearly 200 meters behind Altmaier in 17:47. The first female finisher was Tallahassee schoolteacher Lisa Johnson, who placed sixth overall in 18:49, just eleven seconds shy of the women's record for the Sundberg 5K. For the third year in a row, defending champion Nancy Stedman was the first woman master, this time placing 30th overall in 22:22.


2011 Sundberg 5KOver the years there has been a proliferation of races on the Maclay Gardens course. This year alone, in addition to the Sundberg 5K, the Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K was run in Maclay, as was the Fallen Heroes 5K and the running portion of the Red Hills Triathlon. The Halloween Hustle 5K is scheduled in the Gardens just seven days after the Sundberg on October 29. The Sundberg, though, is senior to all those races, having been run in Maclay since 1999--far enough back that the course had to be changed when the park entrance was re-aligned several years ago. And the race memorializes Alan C. Sundberg, who worked at Maclay Gardens State Park. Maclay is more than just a convenient venue for the Sundberg 5K.


Carl NordhielmAs always, the race started in the Lake Hall recreation area. Altmaier dashed away from the lake ahead of the field, chased by Raa Middle School cross-country runners Evan Francis and James Dodson. A kilometer into the race, though, Francis and Dodson had fallen back. Master runners Carl Nordhielm, Tony Guillen, and Myles Gibson were leading the pursuit of Altmaier. Nordhielm and Guillen dropped Gibson on the trail section in the middle of the race. With a kilometer to go they were no threat to Altmaier but there were still master honors to fight over. While Altmaier went on to a 17:05 win, Nordhielm pulled away from Guillen to take the master title, 17:47 to 18:02. Gibson held on to fourth, holding off Cole Tessier 18:40 to 18:47.


Lisa JohnsonLisa Johnson led the women from wire to wire, running eleven seconds faster than her winning time seven days earlier in the Conley Yellow Jacket Swarm 5K. Women's runner-up Brandi Campbell was almost 400 meters back in 20:21. 2011 Sickle Cell 5K champion Tiffany Barz was the third woman finisher, placing 23rd in 21:09. After winning the women's division in 2010, Nancy Stedman was the fourth woman finisher in 22:22, and had to be content with finishing as the first woman master for the third straight year.


184 athlete finished the 2011 Sundberg 5K. The race benefits the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Sundberg Memorial 5K
  1. Myles Gibson17:05 ~ David Altmaier (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:47 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:02 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 18:40 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 45) Donalsonville, GA
  5. 18:47 ~ Cole Tessier (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:23 ~ Steve Griffin (M, 28)
  7. 19:27 ~ Juan OrdoƱez (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 19:29 ~ Mike LaBossiere (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 19:38 ~ Evan Francis (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 19:40 ~ Zach Weston (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL

Brandi CampbellTop Ten Women, 2011 Sundberg Memorial 5K
  1. 18:49 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 20:21 ~ Brandi Campbell (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 21:09 ~ Tiffany Barz (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:22 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 22:57 ~ Abby Griffin (F, 28)
  6. 24:03 ~ Dolly Ubriani (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 24:32 ~ Mary Gorham-Rowan (F, 45)
  8. 24:40 ~ Stephanie Lievense (F, 21)
  9. 24:50 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 48) Woodville, FL
  10. 25:26 ~ Marena Benoit (F, 12)


Alan C. Sundberg Memorial 5K Champions, 1999 - 2011
DateMenWomen
23 October 1999
Dwayne Maddron (18:12)
Betty Lewis (21:33)
2000


27 October 2001
Wade Brett (16:21)
Angela Dempsey (20:45)
19 October 2002
Mike LaBossiere (19:40)
Angela Dempsey (20:54)
25 October 2003
Matt Ertl (18:12)
Seeley Lovett (19:53)
30 October 2004
Shawn Patterson (16:18)
Seeley Lovett (20:11)
29 October 2005
Jay Wallace (17:03)
Allison Eagen (20:01)
28 October 2006
Gary Droze (17:11)
Christina Woytalewicz (18:38)
27 October 2007
Joe Franklin (16:21)
Seeley Lovett (19:11)
25 October 2008
Chris Lake (16:02)
Angela Dempsey (21:22)
24 October 2009
Steve Mucchetti (16:57)
Kara Taylor (18:38)
23 October 2010
Jay Smith (20:02)
Nancy Stedman (22:13)
22 October 2011
David Altmaier (17:05)
Lisa Johnson (18:49)


Links

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

19 October 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 19 October 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 OCTOBER 2011
  • Spooky In The Park 5K. 9:00PM CT. Enterprise Recreation Complex, 1901 Neil Metcalf Road, Enterprise, Alabama. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Tricia Hilbun, thilbun@cityofenterprise.net or 334-348-2683.
22 OCTOBER 2011
  • 13th annual Alan C. Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3413. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Bill Sundberg, bill@sundbergandhessman.com or 850-402-3000.
  • Second annual Epic 5K Challenge. 8:00AM ET. Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site. jfis4670@bellsouth.net
  • 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.
  • Randolph County Crossroads Festival 5K Road Race and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET 5K / 8:30AM ET one mile. Cuthbert, Georgia. Event web site. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Fourth annual Run Fun For A Cure 5K. 9:00am ET. Greenwood Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Debbie Beeson, dmbeeson@archbold.org or 229-403-9016.
23 OCTOBER 2011
  • Second annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
28 OCTOBER 2011
  • YMCA Trick or Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30pm ET one mile / 6:00pm ET 5K. YMCA at Southwood, 3196 Merchants Row Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer. Tasha Everette, teverette@capitalregionymca.org or 850-701-0461.
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. 8:00am ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • Second annual Halloween Hustle 5K. 8:00AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • 33rd annual Tricker Trek 10K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT 10K / 9:30am CT one mile. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401-2724. USATF certified course FL90031DL (10K). Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin, 850-271-5896, or Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018.
  • Spooky 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
  • Race to Rescue Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET. Nature trail, Earl Maye Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Nicole Touchton, info@racetorescuebdchs.com or 229-254-3371.
  • Eighth annual St. John Road Race 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot. 8:30 am ET (5K), 9:30 am ET (1 Mile), 9:45 am ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602-1699. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. 229-244-2556.
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Gill Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com
  • FSU Habitat for Humanity "Home is Where the Hope Is" 5K. 9:00AM ET. Tully Gym, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Joe Donoghue, jfdonoghue@fsu.edu
  • Flagler College Tallahassee Run For The Books 5K. 9:00AM ET. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Karen Atkinson, atkinsok@tcc.fl.edu or 850-201-8070.
  • Sixth annual Valdosta State University Turkey Trot 10K. VSU Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Ave. Valdosta, Georgia 31698. Online registration at valdosta.edu.
  • St. Francis Paws for a Cause 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET. Christ Episcopal Church, 1521 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Amy Whitehead, amypwhitehead@gmail.com
  • 20th annual Army Aviation Association of America Chili 5K. 9:00am CT. Festival Field, 5th Avenue and 4th Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Course map. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Justin Howell, justin.w.howell@conus.army.mil
  • 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.
10 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign 5K. 8:30AM ET. Southwood State Office Complex, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Tim Unger, UngerT@dor.state.fl.us or 850-617-8832; or Alison Dodson, Alison@uwbb.org or 850-487-2087.
11 NOVEMBER 2011
  • USA FlagVeteran's Day 5K. 8:00AM ET. Vietnam War Memorial, Monroe Street at Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe West, comedyjoe@netzero.com or 850-212-2587.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Sgt. Daniel Dale Green Scholarship 5K. 8:30AM ET. Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. Keith Campbell, keith.campbell@talgov.com
  • USA FlagBainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819. 2010 story. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC. Liv Warren, LivWarren@hotmail.com or 229-243-0508.
  • Almost World-Famous YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K / 5K /one-mile fun run. 7:45 am ET one mile / 8:30 am ET 15K and 5K. Albany YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Entry form and flyer. dwallace@albanyareaymca.org or 229-436-0531.
  • Blazer Corp 5K. 8:00AM ET. Burton Street next to McKey Park, Valdosta, Georgia. 2010 story. Cameron Miller cjmiller@valdosta.edu or Candace Brown canbrown@valdosta.edu
  • Second annual Soldier Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00am ET. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA10070WC (marathon) and GA10081WC (half-marathon). Event web site. Online entry at active.com. Event page on Facebook. info@soldiermarathon.com
13 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 10th annual FSUCares Homecoming 5K. 9:00AM ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2010 story. 2009 story. Amanda Morden, aam10f@med.fsu.edu
19 NOVEMBER 2011

  • 3rd annual Marzuq Shrine / Bradley's Country Fun Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Bradley's Country Store, 10655 Centerville Road, Moccasin Gap, Florida 32309. 2010 Linkstory. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com
  • Trash Dash 5K. 8:30AM ET. Leon County Landfill, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Nancy Paul, nancy@marpanrecycling.com or Mary Jean Yon, maryjeanyon@comcast.net
  • 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.
  • Third annual United Way Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. Southside Elementary School, 491 3rd St SE, Cairo, Georgia 39828-2796. Entry form and flyer. Andrea Bentley, a_m_bentley@yahoo.com or 229-403-9075.
  • Turkey Trot 10K, 5K & one-mile Fun Run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Caroline Driscoll, caroline.driscoll@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308
  • Suwannee County School Board Wellness Initiative Turkey Trot 5K. 8:00AM ET. First Federal Sportsplex, 1201 Silas Drive, Live Oak, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Kathy Wood, wellness@suwannee.k12.fl.us or 386-364-4700.
  • Wild Hog Jog 5K and Chicken Crawl one mile. 9:00AM CT. Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Kris Retherford, k.retherford@retherfordcontracting.net or 850-527-2861.
  • Marlin Athletic Fitness Challenge 5K. 4:00PM CT. Arnold High School Football Field 550 Alf Coleman Road Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • MCLB Turkey Trot. 9:00AM ET. Golf Driving Range, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, . Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. 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
  • Swine Time Festival 5K. 8:30am ET. Swine Time Festival Fair Grounds, New Street, Climax, Georgia. Event web page. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com
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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 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
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET 5K / one mile immediately afterward. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • Red Nose Run 5K. 8:00AM ET. Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Entry form and flyer. Brandee Zambrano, 229‐225‐7420
  • Junior Service League 5K Reindeer Race and one-mile Santa Shuffle. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
17 DECEMBER 2011
  • Tannenbaum Trail Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Lynn Haven Centennial 5K. 7:30AM CT. Lynn Haven Library (Sheffield Park), 901 Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
31 DECEMBER 2011
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
7 JANUARY 2012
  • 28th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
14 JANUARY 2012
  • 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-591-0081)
  • 16th 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.
  • Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run Half-Marathon / 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. gcccfoundation@gmail.com
21 JANUARY 2012
  • 8th 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. Lance Wilson, lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or 229-400-5854.
  • House of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Panama City First Baptist Church, 640 Grace Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
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
11 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 20th annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET one mile / 9:00AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Third annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Suzanne Berkey, smb07h@fsu.edu or 727-459-8597.
18 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 24th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30AM ET. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • Second annual Hospice Half Marathon & Dewey Dash 5K. 8:00am ET half marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2010 story. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676
  • Blue-Grey 5K. 7:00AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse start 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
3 MARCH 2012
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, & one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com
  • 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.
10 MARCH 2012
11 MARCH 2012
  • 3rd 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.
17 MARCH 2012
  • Second annual Doggie Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am 5K / 9:30am one mile. John Paul II Catholic High School, Grove Park Drive at Terrebonne Drive, Southwood, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Chris Akins or Sheri Logue, info@correctionsfoundation.org or 850-410-4475.
  • Third annual Pilot 5K for Brain-Related Disorders. 7:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
24 MARCH 2010
  • Third annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • 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.
7 APRIL 2012
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. Event web site.
  • Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site.
28 APRIL 2012
  • Rose35th 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
5 MAY 2012
  • 11th annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
12 MAY 2012
  • 6th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
2 JUNE 2012
  • 15th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
23 JUNE 2012
  • 14th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Event web site. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • 34th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2011 story. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.