There was no question as to which runner on the street was fastest. For the second year in a row it was Stanley Linton, no longer a student at Wakulla High School but a freshman at Florida State University. Coming back from a victorious run in the Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge that morning, Linton ran 10:04 to finish well in front of the blinking, shuffling hoard. Katherine Resavage, a sixth-grader on the Holy Comforter Episcopal School cross-country team, was the first female finisher, running 13:24.
As a disclaimer to the winning times, the published route for the 2012 run appeared to be more than a bit longer than three kilometers. The event shirts announced that this was the 25th anniversary Jingle Bell Run, and that quarter century has been a history of long courses, short courses, and no results. But for a few minutes on a Saturday evening, people were out moving around the streets of Tallahassee when they could have been parked on the couch watching television. Count that as a win for everyone.
- A few more photos of the 2012 Tallahassee Jingle Bell Run
- 2011 story, "Linton and Kurgatt head the horde at Jingle Bell 3K"
- 2010 story, "Slupecki and Hagen lead a cast of thousands at the Jingle Bell 3K"
- 2009 story, "Mizereck masters the mob at Jingle Bell Run"
- Find upcoming races that include timing and results on the Trouble Afoot! calendar