Sunday, February 26, 2012

Slupecki and Rosen trample the record books at Stomp

Jacob SlupeckiCrushing his own course record by 43 seconds, Lincoln High track star Jacob Slupecki successfully defended his 2011 championship at the third annual Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K in Tom Brown Park on Saturday morning, 25 February 2012. Slupecki's 16:47 put him across the finish line over 600 meters ahead of the runner up, Peter Kaus, who ran 19:12. Right on Kaus' heels and closing was Sheryl Rosen, the first female finisher, placing third in 19:13. Florida A & M University philosophy professor Michael LaBossiere was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing fifth overall in19:35. The top woman master that morning was Marietta Colberg, 21st in 22:32.


Peter KausThe Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes event was an entire carnival, almost as big as the length of its name. Other activities besides the 5K included mountain bike races, a one-mile fun run, Zumba, music, and kickball. The 5K race, though, was the first event of the morning, scheduled for an 8:30am start. Slupecki bolted into the lead almost immediately. After 800 meters he was already 50 meters ahead and continuing to pull away. Behind him, Peter Kaus and Hunter Scott vied for second. Kaus had been the 2011 Diabetes 5K runner up, and Scott is one of Slupecki's teammates at Lincoln High. Scott broke contact with Kaus, leading the latter by forty meters halfway through the race. During the second half of the race, though, Scott dropped out, leaving Kaus alone in second, and at times 200 meters ahead of the next runner. Slupecki went on to win in a course record 16:47. Kaus was almost caught, but hung on to the runner-up spot, a few steps ahead of Sheryl Rosen. Michael Kennett was fourth in 19:20.


Sheryl RosenThe women's entries included 2011's defending champion, Kelly Stevens, but it also included Sheryl Rosen. The two ran together during the first mile, leading the women's field. By halfway through the race, though, Rosen had slipped ahead of Stevens, opening up a three-second gap. The second half of the race was all Rosen's, as she continued to increase her margin over Stevens. Rosen's winning time of 19:13 set a new course record for women, breaking the old record of 19:17 set in 2010 by Shannon Coates. Stevens was the next woman across the finish line, placing sixth overall in 19:36.


Slupecki's 16:47 and Rosen's 19:13 were not the only records established at the 2012 Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K. The 257 finishers in the race was also a new record for the event. The Diabetes 5K just might outgrow Tom Brown Park's Goose Pond Trail one of these years.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Diabetes 5K
  1. Michael Kennett16:47 ~ Jacob Slupecki (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:12 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:20 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:35 ~ Mike LaBossiere (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 19:58 ~ Zach De Vean (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 20:12 ~ Luke Liles (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 20:20 ~ Brad Diesburg (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 20:42 ~ Dustin Rhodes (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 20:48 ~ John Dascomb (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 20:52 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Diabetes 5K
  1. Kelly Stevens19:13 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:36 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 21:41 ~ Kate Chunka (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:32 ~ Marietta Colberg (F, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:28 ~ Brittany Hilliker (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 23:35 ~ Fran Mclean (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 23:53 ~ Michelle Tigue (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 23:56 ~ Ana Wallace (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 23:59 ~ Karima Anderson (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 24:03 ~ Krista Killius (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL

Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K Winners, 2010-2012
Date
Men
Women
Finishers
27 Feb 2010
17:40, Jared Black
19:17, Shannon Coates
217
26 Feb 2011
17:30, Jacob Slupecki
21:23, Kelly Stevens
229
25 Feb 2012
16:47, Jacob Slupecki
19:13, Sheryl Rosen
257


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Zeiler molto allegro in Tomato Trot 5K

Lindsay ZeilerThe second half of the Tomato Trot 5K belonged to Lindsay Zeiler on Sunday, 19 February 2012, as did victory in that race through Tallahassee's Southwood community. The former Southeast Missouri State University Redhawk track star won the second annual race in 19:22, finishing over 400 meters ahead of the runner-up, Lincoln High junior Jonathan Grisiaffi. Grisiaffi covered the course in 21:19.


Lindsay Zeiler and Jonathan Grisiaffi turn onto Four Oaks Boulevard about midway through the second annual Tomato Trot 5K.The race started near John Paul II Catholic High School just after 11:00am. Grisiaffi bolted away from the rest of the field as the runners fought a stiff breeze on Shumard Oak Boulevard. He was well out ahead by the end of the first kilometer, but Zeiler was in second, stalking him. By the end of the second kilometer, where the course climbed Merchants Row Boulevard toward the Southwood town center, Zeiler had closed the gap on Grisiaffi. Zeiler took command during the third kilometer, and spent the second half of the race running away from Grisiaffi.


The Tomato Trot 5K was the first event in the second day of the 2012 Italian Family Festival, held on the grounds of John Paul II High School.


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

A dozen fast for Cox and Showman at Flash 12K

Stephen CoxMaclay School assistant track coach Stephen Cox stole the lead from Wakulla High distance runner Stanley Linton during the tenth kilometer of the Flash 12K, then went on to win the 24th annual race in 41:23. Gary Droze, the head track coach at Maclay, was the fastest master runner in the 12K, placing third overall in 42:45. Tallahassee's Katie Showman took top female honors in the race with a 49:52, while Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson ran 51:46 to finish as the first female master. 214 athletes completed the race, held Saturday, Feb. 18 in St. Marks.


2012 Flash 12KIt was the second year in a row that St. Marks was the site for the Flash 12K, after a long history of the race being run first in Chaires and later in Woodville. Swarms of hungry no-see-ums greeted the runners that morning as they assembled near the starting line in front of Fort San Marcos de Apalachee.


"It's kind of a weird distance," commented one of the runners.


Yes and no. You certainly won't see as many 12K as 5K events on the weekend road racing circuit, but 12K is the official distance for the world cross-country championships. For those of us who never quite switched over to metrics, it works out to almost exactly seven-and-a-half miles.


Stephen CoxSome minutes after the scheduled 8:30am, the race got under way. Maclay coach Gary Droze led the initial charge off the starting line, but before the end of the first kilometer Stanley Linton was out in front. Just four days earlier, Linton had opened his senior year track season with wins in both the 1600 (4:48.34) and the 3200 (10:20.03) at a track meet at Rickards High School. In this longer race he led the field through the streets of St. Marks and onto the Tallahassee-St. Marks Rail Trail. By midway through the third kilometer, Linton was 20 seconds up on Droze, with Stephen Cox another five seconds back in third.

Stephen Cox and Stanley Linton
For a while Linton's lead grew, but during the second half of the race Cox accelerated. Linton didn't. Cox moved past Droze into second and started chasing down Linton. At nine kilometers, Cox pulled even with the Wakulla High senior. After a brief battle, Cox was the front runner. He spent the last two kilometers running away from the field, finishing the race over 200 meters ahead in 41:23. Linton was runner-up in 42:13, with Droze another 150 meters back in 42:45.


Katie ShowmanLike Linton, in the women's competition Katie Showman went to the front early. By the third kilometer, a group of four runners was chasing Showman--Kristine Cox, Micah Adriani, Mary Anne Grayson, and Flash 12K defending champion Kelly Stevens. Cox dropped out of the pursuit group and Showman continued to pull away, making it look like Adriani, Stevens, and Grayson were going to be fighting for second. Showman crossed the finish line in 49:52, close to 200 meters ahead of Kelly Stevens, who had fought free of Adriani and Grayson to take the runner-up spot in 50:38. Grayson was closing on Adriani on the homestretch, but Adriani hung on to take third, 51:40 to 51:46.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Flash 12K
  1. Gary Droze41:23 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 42:13 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 42:45 ~ Gary Droze (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 44:28 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 44:36 ~ Jay Wallace (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 45:01 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 45:08 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 45:23 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 45:44 ~ Tim Unger (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 47:38 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL

Kelly StevensTop Ten Women, 2012 Flash 12K
  1. 49:52 ~ Katie Showman (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 50:38 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 51:40 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 51:46 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 46) Thomasville, GA
  5. 53:21 ~ Kristine Cox (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 53:40 ~ Angela Wable (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 54:54 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 55:07 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 55:18 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  10. 55:20 ~ Christina Greene (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL


Flash 12K Champions, 1989-2012
Date
Men
Women
1989 39:44, John Devine 48:50, Barbara Balzer
199044:10, David Rigby
54:40, Kathy Weiss
199139:36, Jessie Close
50:24, Tina Davies
199239:33, Jessie Close
45:24, Paula Johnson
199342:40, Jonathan Bigg
45:43, Linda Nilges
1994 38:02, Robin Rogers45:34, Jane Johnson
199540:49, Gary Droze
45:34, Jane Johnson
1996 41:10, Gary Droze
44:27, Jane Johnson
1997 39:25, Brian Erb
47:57, Sarah Williams
7 Feb 1998 42:57, Clarence Calloway
45:12, Sarah Williams
20 Feb 1999 44:40, Tim Simpkins
46:27, Sarah Williams
19 Feb 2000 39:44, Michael Strickland
46:06, Sara Docter-Williams
17 Feb 2001 43:56, Tim Unger 45:38, Sarah Docter-Williams
16 Feb 2002 40:35, Gary Droze 47:17, Jane Johnson
1 Feb 2003 42:52, Shawn Patterson 52:18, Lisa Whitworth
7 Feb 2004 42:46, Tim Unger
52:49, Lisa Whitworth
5 Feb 2005 42:05, Lee Willis 45:30, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 Feb 2006
42:49, Vince Molosky
50:21, Lisa Johnson
17 Feb 2007
44:58, Todd Smoot
52:22, Kim Likens
16 Feb 2008
43:10, Tripp Southerland
50:57, Stephanie Liles
21 Feb 2009
42:34, Jay Wallace
50:48, Jane Johnson
20 Feb 2010
41:57, Daniel Lee
47:12, Sheryl Rosen
19 Feb 2011
40:57, Thomas Kunish
49:23, Kelly Stevens
18 Feb 2012
41:23, Stephen Cox
49:52, Katie Showman
In 1989-2004 the race started and finished in Chaires.
In 2005-2010 the race started and finished at J. Lewis Hall Park
in Woodville. (FL05007DL)
In 2011-2012 the race started and finished at Fort San Marcos
de Apalachee in St. Marks. (FL11133EBM)


89 runners finished the 6K race that was run concurrently with the 12K. Duane Evans of Crawfordville, Florida was the fastest overall finisher in the shorter race as well as the top master, finishing about half a kilometer ahead of his nearest challenger in 24:57. Tallahassee's Nancy Gribble was the first female and the first female master in the 6K, placing fourth overall in 27:39.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Flash 6K
  1. Duane Evans24:57 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44) Crawfordville, FL
  2. 27:16 ~ Daniel Cosme (M, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 27:24 ~ Michael Culligan (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 28:49 ~ Mark O' Neill (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 30:26 ~ Michael Molen (M, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 30:37 ~ Steven Bingert (M, 24)
  7. 31:09 ~ Alvin Young (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 32:27 ~ Christopher Turner (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 33:15 ~ Ed Claiborne (M, 57) Monticello, FL
  10. 34:13 ~ Jeremy Shinn (M, 31) Gainesville, FL
Nancy Gribble
Top Ten Women, 2012 Flash 6K
  1. 27:39 ~ Nancy Gribble (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 28:07 ~ Fran McLean (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 29:21 ~ Jamie Nichols (F, 23) Crawfordville, FL
  4. 29:28 ~ Ana Wallace (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 29:28 ~ Alexandra Wallace (F, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 29:44 ~ Emily Molen (F, 10) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 31:35 ~ Karen Bennett (F, 35) Crawfordville, FL
  8. 32:42 ~ Shelby Stanley (F, 60) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 33:06 ~ Lilly Unger (F, 9) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 33:13 ~ Amy Gregor (F, 31) Gainesville, FL

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tallahassee Marathon 2012

Solomon KandieLast year Gulf Winds Track Club's annual Tallahassee Marathon had to leave the St. Marks Trail because of construction. It was like having to evacuate a home for a natural disaster. Sure, the marathon goes back to 1975, and it has only been held on the St. Marks Trail since 2004, but that was enough time for the trail to seem like home. So it was a homecoming of sorts when the event returned to the trail last Sunday, Feb. 5, for the 38th annual running. Last year's course through Southwood was nice, but it was good to be back. That the trail had been renovated, repaved, and widened was a bonus.


Not that many of the over 300 athletes entered in the marathon would have necessarily recognized the course. Less than half of the runners were from Tallahassee, and several of those would have been running their first 26.2-mile race. The majority of the field was from out of town, representing 25 different states and four foreign countries.


One of those out-of-town runners was Solomon Kandie, a Kenyan training in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kandie ran with the leaders for the first mile or two, the parts of the course on the FSU campus. Soon after that he broke away, building up a gap of almost two minutes by the eight-mile mark. Kandie continued to run away from the field for a while, leading by 2:42 at halfway. He was over three minutes ahead at 19 miles, but something had changed. Kandie was looking back. He was starting to slow down.


Behind Kandie, Matt Flaherty was not slowing down. Running in the second position, Chicago’s Flaherty had passed the eight-mile mark chatting with third-place runner Justin Gillette. After Gillette dropped back, Flaherty exchanged friendly words with anyone he met along the course. He was running relaxed and he was maintaining his pace. So when Kandie slowed, Flaherty began to close in. Over the last seven miles, Flaherty cut Kandie’s lead in half, but he couldn’t catch the runner from Nairobi. Kandie won the marathon in 2:27:23, followed by Flaherty in 2:28:59. Gillette was third across the finish line on FSU’s Mike Long Track in 2:36:01.


In 2011 FSU track coach Karen Harvey posted the fastest women’s time ever in the Tallahassee Marathon, running 2:43:33. Just a year later Leah Thorvilson turned Harvey’s time into the second fastest, winning the women’s division in an event-record 2:40:06, placing fifth overall. It was just three weeks after Thorvilson had run a 2:42:09 in the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston, Texas. Thorvilson finished over three miles ahead of the second-place women, Melissa Gillette, 18th in 3:04:38. Tallahassee runner Katie Showman was the third woman finisher, running 3:16:51.


Another 608 athletes finished the half marathon, swelling the crowd on the course. Crawfordville’s Stanley Linton was the fastest in the 13.1 mile race, running 1:15:31. Nearly half a mile back, Tampa’s John Robida outkicked Kentucky master runner Randy McDowell for second, 1:18:21 to 1:18:24 Tallahassee triathlete Seeley Gutierrez was the top woman in the “short” race, finishing eighth overall in 1:27:09.


For the third year in a row, a record number of runners finished both the marathon and the half marathon. If the race continues to grow, the state may have to widen the St. Marks Trail some more.


Top Ten Men, GWTC's 2012 Tallahassee Marathon
  1. 2:27:23 ~ Solomon Kandie (M, 33)
  2. 2:28:59 ~ Matt Flaherty (M, 26)
  3. 2:36:01 ~ Justin Gillette (M, 29)
  4. 2:37:26 ~ John Piggott (M, 46)
  5. 2:42:07 ~ David Ndungu (M, 33)
  6. 2:45:10 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 32)
  7. 2:48:32 ~ Chuck Engle (M, 40)
  8. 2:53:27 ~ Michael Nesius (M, 27)
  9. 2:54:36 ~ Karim Hasnaoui (M, 29)
  10. 2:57:30 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 42)

Top Ten Women, GWTC's 2012 Tallahassee Marathon
  1. 2:40:06 ~ Leah Thorvilson (F, 33)
  2. 3:04:38 ~ Melissa Gillette (F, 29)
  3. 3:16:51 ~ Katie Showman (F, 30)
  4. 3:28:30 ~ Jodi Snodgrass (F, 29)
  5. 3:35:57 ~ Erica Szilagyi-Norgart (F, 51)
  6. 3:40:31 ~ Jennifer Kilinski (F, 33)
  7. 3:40:31 ~ Marci Gray (F, 37)
  8. 3:43:01 ~ Sandy Holt (F, 26)
  9. 3:44:27 ~ Amy McClenathan (F, 52)
  10. 3:45:57 ~ Lori Richardson (F, 25)

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hog heaven for Gillette and Cody at Hog Wild

Hog Wild leadersMarianna, Florida distance runner Cedric Gillette took early command at the Dothan, Alabama 30th annual Hog Wild Run on January 28, ultimately winning the 15K race in 58:41. Over 700 meters back, Chris Neal of Pace, Florida finished as the runner up and top master in 60:37. Dothan's Dana Cody took the women's title for the second straight year, placing eighth overall in 66:22. Michelle Underwood of Niceville was the second woman finisher and the first woman master, 13th in 66:58. Over 200 athletes completed the 9.3-mile race.


Cedric GilleteIt was not quite hot enough on the road to fry bacon when the race began on Saturday afternoon, but it was warmer than you'd expect for January, even in south Alabama. The start was delayed beyond the scheduled time of 2:00pm, but eventually the command was given, and over 500 athletes in the 15K and the 5K set off from the front of the Wiregrass Museum of Art on Museum Avenue. Before the end of the first kilometer, Cedric Gillette was ahead of all of them. After five kilometers Gillette's lead was up to 200 meters and still growing. His nearest pursuers at that point were Chris Neal and Dothan Northview High distance runner Justin Cagle. Gillette ran away to win in 58:41, while Neal dropped Cagle to take second in 60:37. Bainbridge, Georgia master runner Greg Waddell caught Cagle to take third in 62:04, while Cagle hung on to place fourth in 63:46.
Dana Cody

Dothan's Dana Cody successfully defended her 2011 Hog Wild 15K women's title with a 66:22, improving almost three minutes on her time in the 2011 race. However, Cody wasn't the only athlete in the women's competition to beat the 2011 winning time of 69:12. Not far back, runner-up Michelle Underwood crossed the line in 66:58, and third-place woman Megan Howell put up a 68:14, placing 16th overall.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Hog Wild 15K
  1. Chris Neal58:41 ~ Cedric Gillette (M, 30) Marianna, FL
  2. 60:37 ~ Chris Neal (M, 58) Pace, FL
  3. 62:04 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 45) Bainbridge, GA
  4. 63:46 ~ Justin Cagle (M, 18) Dothan, AL
  5. 65:23 ~ Nick Voss (M, 45) Dothan, AL
  6. 65:59 ~ Phillip Wilbourne (M, 32) Blakely, GA
  7. 66:12 ~ Jeff Dasinger (M, 39) Midland City, AL
  8. 66:22 ~ Juan Ordonez (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 66:26 ~ Kerry Underwood (M, 48) Ty Ty, GA
  10. 66:39 ~ Camilo Ordonez (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Hog Wild 15K
  1. 66:22 ~ Michelle UnderwoodDana Cody (F, 31) Dothan, AL
  2. 66:58 ~ Michelle Underwood (F, 44) Niceville, FL
  3. 68:14 ~ Megan Howell (F, 26) Daleville, AL
  4. 74:55 ~ Margaret Winkler (F, 38) Blakely, GA
  5. 75:17 ~ Brie Cornell (F, 36) Dothan, AL
  6. 75:30 ~ Jessica Benak (F, 24) Dothan, AL
  7. 77:14 ~ Katie Hartzog (F, 31) Headland, AL
  8. 78:42 ~ Sandy Ebanks (F, 46) Pace, FL
  9. 79:12 ~ Kristina Bennett (F, 39) Dothan, AL
  10. 79:17 ~ Lori Westphal (F, 42) Tallahassee, FL

Hog Wild 15K winners, 2010-2012
Date
Men
Women
30 Jan 2010
59:41, Brian McMahon
58:54, Anna Hallex
29 Jan 2011
59:21, Sean Kent
69:12, Dana Cody
28 Jan 2012
58:41, Cedric Gillette
66:22, Dana Cody
From 1983 to 2009, the Hog Wild Run was a five-mile race.


Tallahassee master runner Brian Hickey edged out Dothan schoolboy Michael "M.J." Houston for the top spot in the 5K race at Hog Wild, 20:19 to 20:28. Regina Fritz of Ozark, Alabama enjoyed a larger margin of victory in the women's division, placing fourth overall in 20:51. The women's runner-up, master runner Missy Sexton, was over 200 meters back in 22:01.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Hog Wild 5K
  1. 2012 Hog Wild start20:19 ~ Brian Hickey (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 20:28 ~ MJ Houston (M, 12) Dothan, AL
  3. 20:32 ~ Joseph Fritz (M, 42) Ozark, AL
  4. 20:57 ~ Andy Tucker (M, 25) Headland, AL
  5. 21:01 ~ Caleb Harris (M, 11) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 21:07 ~ Dale Eiriksson (M, 55) Valpariso, FL
  7. 21:12 ~ Ben Loftin (M, 27) Dothan, AL
  8. 21:19 ~ Dave Durbin (M, 52) Dothan, AL
  9. 21:44 ~ Whitney Barron (M, 26) Dothan, AL
  10. 21:50 ~ Gannon Underwood (M, 17) Ty Ty, GA

Top Ten Women, 2012 Hog Wild 5K
  1. Hog Wild Run map20:51 ~ Regina Fritz (F, 33) Ozark, AL
  2. 22:01 ~ Missy Sexton (F, 40) Dothan, AL
  3. 23:46 ~ Erika Pemberton (F, 29) Dothan, AL
  4. 24:04 ~ Ashley McInnis (F, 25) Dothan, AL
  5. 24:10 ~ Mary Beth Odum (F, 10) Dothan, AL
  6. 24:13 ~ Megan Rasmussen (F, 13) Headland, AL
  7. 24:13 ~ Jill Wofsey (F, 48) Alford, FL
  8. 24:28 ~ Lynn Masimore (F, 33) Dothan, AL
  9. 24:40 ~ Kirsten Baggett (F, 45) Tallalhassee, FL
  10. 24:44 ~ Marie Rasmussen (F, 10) Headland, AL

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Touchton and Hanlon set Red Fox records

Trevor TouchtonIn these parts, high school cross country season ends in November and track season starts around mid February. This gives high school distance runners about three months to pile in the mileage and get ready for racing on the track. Of course, there is no rule that says that you can't accent your off-season training with a local road race. So last Saturday, Jan. 28, Lincoln High junior and 4:19 1600-meter runner Trevor Touchton did just that, winning the third annual Red Fox Trot 5K in a course record time of 17:00.


2012 Red Fox Trot 5K leadersThe 3.1-mile race started from Roberts Elementary School. During the first mile, Maclay School track coach Gary Droze paced a lead pack of half a dozen runners across Centerville Road and into the Dublin Downs neighborhood. Hunter Scott, Jasen Fulghum, Peter Kaus, Trevor Touchton, and Red Fox Trot record-holder Tony Guillen shadowed Droze.


Hunter ScottBut the pace was too stiff for most of the leaders. Guillen was the first to drop back, falling off before the end of the first mile. Others followed. Before the end of the second mile it was just Touchton out in front, with Droze an ever wider gap behind. Touchton made it to the finish line back at the school in 17:00, more than 100 yards ahead of Droze. Droze ran 17:22 to finish as runner-up and first master. Lincoln High freshman Hunter Scott was third in 17:43.


Laura HanlonThe women's competition developed into a rematch between defending champion Laura Hanlon and Thomasville, Georgia master runner Mary Anne Grayson. Hanlon had won their 2011 Red Fox 5K face-off, 20:48 to 20:55, and for most of the 2012 race Hanlon was ahead of Grayson by a similar margin. But late in the race Grayson began to close the gap. It came down to the kick. In the end, Hanlon held off Grayson, but just barely, 20:19 to 20:22. It had taken a new women's course record to win the race. Hanlon had her second straight Red Fox Trot title, and for the second straight year Grayson had to settle for runner-up and first woman master honors.


208 runners finished the 2012 Red Fox Trot 5K, making it the first time that over 200 ran. The race is a benefit for Roberts Elementary School’s Relay For Life campaign, and has been run approximately annually since late 2009. (There was a little more than a year from the first race to the second when the event date was moved from October to January.)


Top Ten Men
  1. Jasen Fulghum17:00 ~ Trevor Touchton (M, 16)
  2. 17:22 ~ Gary Droze (M, 50)
  3. 17:43 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 15)
  4. 18:00 ~ Jasen Fulghum (M, 28)
  5. 18:07 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 27)
  6. 18:16 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 43)
  7. 19:25 ~ Cole Tessier (M, 28)
  8. 19:36 ~ Trent Mills (M, 24)
  9. 19:40 ~ Peter Falcone (M, 19)
  10. 19:57 ~ Mike La Bossiere (M, 45)

Top Ten Women
  1. Mary Anne Grayson20:19 ~ L. A. Hanlon (F, 33)
  2. 20:22 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 46)
  3. 20:51 ~ Kate Chunka (F, 28)
  4. 21:26 ~ Mary Vancore (F, 48)
  5. 22:36 ~ Jennifer Bacile (F, 33)
  6. 23:01 ~ Alison Thumm (F, 34)
  7. 23:27 ~ Molly Mccann (F, 12)
  8. 24:45 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 49)
  9. 24:57 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 50)
  10. 24:59 ~ Emily Molen (F, 10)

Red Fox Trot 5K winners, 2009-20012
Date
Men
Women
Finishers
17 Oct 2009
17:29, Tony Guillen
22:22, Cora Atkinson
148
29 Jan 2011
19:13, Cole Tessier
20:48, Laura Hanlon
199
28 Jan 2012
17:00, Trevor Touchton
20:19, Laura Hanlon
208


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1 February 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 1 February 2012. 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.

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4 FEBRUARY 2012
  • Third annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 9:00am ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Suzanne Berkey, smb07h@fsu.edu or 727-459-8597.
  • Saint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K & One-Mile Fun Run. 8:30am ET. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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
  • Samoa20th 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.
  • heart15th annual Sweetheart Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00AM ET 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. Rehabilitation Services of Tifton, 1488 Old Ocilla Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2011 story. 5K course map. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Sommer Dunston, rst.sdunston@yahoo.com or 229-386-5200.
  • 12th annual St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. St Andrews Civic Club, 2629 West 10th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Second annual Chattahoochee Smoochie 5K. 9:00am ET. Angus Gholson Nature Park, 400 Park Street, Chattahoocheee, Florida. 2011 story. Event web page. Course map at mapmyrun.com. Entry form and flyer. Edna Alford, eca0905@hotmail.com.
18 FEBRUARY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 24th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30AM ET. San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, 148 Old Fort Road, St. Marks, Florida 32355. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. 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. Online registration at active.com. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676
  • Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon. 8:00AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama. Event web site. Course map. Online registration at active.com.
  • Blue-Grey 5K. 7:00AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse start 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
19 FEBRUARY 2012
25 FEBRUARY 2012
  • Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavillion 13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Seeley Gutierrez, seel76@aol.com
  • 3rd annual Cougar Roll and Stroll 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Elcan-King Elementary School, 725 East Louise Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819-4699. Entry form and flyer. Jamye Hathcoat, jhathcoat@dcboe.com or Amber Esquivel, aesquivel@dcboe.com
  • Mardi Gras 5K Trail Run. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Run for the Nurses 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET 10K / 8:10AM ET 5K / 9:15AM ET one mile. Red Hills Tennis Complex, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Perimeter Road, Tifton, Georgia. Online registration at active.com. Becky Arnold at rarnold@abac.edu or 229-391-5024.
  • Strides For Scholars 5K. 8:00AM CT. Nelson Building, 1311 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Chautauqua 5K. 8:00am CT. The Amphitheater on Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Chris Guzowski, dfswomansclub@gmail.com or 850-892-5615.
  • Running of the Cats 5K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Middle School, 110 Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Cody Moncrief 229-444-2019 or Jacob Crawford 229-560-3752.
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
  • Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K. Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
  • 34th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00am CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. 2011 story. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at hatch@alaweb.com or 334-588-2343.
  • Williams Syndrome Family of Hope 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30at ET. Tift County Recreation Department, 401 North Victory Drive, Tifton, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. 229-256-9545.
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 Don't Run With Scissors 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Sallas Mahone Elementary School, 3686 Lake Laurie Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2011 story. Paul Brown, pbrown8@gmail.com or 229-333-8530.
  • 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.
  • Legacy Run for Life 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:15am ET 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Legacy Park -- Sherwood Baptist Church Sports Park, 2911 Leary Rd, Albany, Georgia. 2011 story. USATF certified 5K course #GA11088WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Mike Johnston, nmikej@sherwoodbaptist.net or 229-883-1910x1353.
  • St Patrick's Day Pirate Prowl 5K. 8:00am CT. Picnic area, Three Rivers State Park, 7908 Three Rivers Road, Sneads, Florida 32460. 2011 story. Edna Alford, eca0905@hotmail.com.
24 MARCH 2012
  • Iota Tau Alpha "Run For the Tape" 9.7K and 4.5K Trail Run. 8:15am ET. J. R. Alford Greenway, 2500 South Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 9.7K course map. 4.5K course map. Entry form and flyer. Roger Schmidt, run.for.the.tape.race@gmail.com or 727-644-5526
  • 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.
  • Eighth annual Valdosta Junior Service League 'Dosta Dash 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 10K & 5K / 9:30am ET one mile. Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, 305 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2011 story. Event web page.
  • Anglers on the Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Deer Point Elementary School, 4800 Hwy 2321, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Saint Marks Duathlon. 9:00am ET. Port Leon Drive and Fire Escape Road, St. Marks, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. multisportspromo@yahoo.com
25 MARCH 2012
  • Third annual Cody Climb 8K. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
31 MARCH 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 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
  • 4th annual Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Karen Robins, 850-488-4072.
  • Noles for Haiti Spring 5K. 7:00am ET. Langford Green, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Craig Mayers, scm10d@my.fsu.edu
  • 3rd annual Junior Service League of Panama City 5K Rabbit Race and ½-mile Bunny Hop. 8:00am CT. Panama City Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com.
  • 12th annual Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
14 APRIL 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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.
  • Third annual Darton College Go Global 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET. Darton College Tennis Pavilion, Darton College, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. David Mann, david.mann@darton.edu or 229-317-6588.
  • Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site.
21 APRIL 2012
  • Third annual Southern Scholarship Foundation Education for Life 5K. 3:30pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 850-222-3833.
  • Smiling Pig 5K. 8:00AM CT. Citizens’ Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida. Event web page.
27 APRIL 2012
  • 2nd annual IMPACT 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30pm ET. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. April Dietz, April.Dietz@tlhoc.com.
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.
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon I. 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
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
  • Marzuq Shrine's 9th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • 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.
  • 30th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
19 MAY 2012
  • 6th annual 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
26 MAY 2012
  • 2nd annual Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Event seriesE web site. Entry form and flyer. Patty Ballantine, eventstallahassee@lungfla.org or 386-2065 x 1141.
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
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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.
5 JUNE 2012
  • 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 2012
  • 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.
12 JUNE 2012
  • 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.
19 JUNE 2012
  • 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 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.
26 JUNE 2012
  • 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.
3 JULY 2012
  • 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.
4 JULY 2012
  • 30th annual Greensboro Kiwanis Club's Firecracker 5000. 7:30am ET. Greensboro Town Hall, 150 E 11th Street, Greensboro, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story.
10 JULY 2012
  • 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.
17 JULY 2012
  • 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.
24 JULY 2012
  • 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.
28 JULY 2012
  • 27th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Event entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021.
31 JULY 2012
  • 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.
4 AUGUST 2012
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
7 AUGUST 2012
  • 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.
11 AUGUST 2012
  • Georgia Veterans Sprint Triathlon (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. 2011 story. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
14 AUGUST 2012
  • 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.
18 AUGUST 2012
  • 15th annual GWTC Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
21 AUGUST 2012
  • 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.
25 AUGUST 2012
  • GWTC Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
28 AUGUST 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • 5th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
8 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • 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
15 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 31st annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Event page on Facebook. 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.
22 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
6 OCTOBER 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
13 OCTOBER 2012
  • 6th annual Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Tift County High School northeast campus, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Darian Peavy, darian.peavy@tiftregional.com or 229-353-7796.
21 OCTOBER 2012
  • Third annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site.
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).
3 NOVEMBER 2012
  • Ironman Florida Triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
17 NOVEMBER 2012
  • 18th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
22 NOVEMBER 2012

  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 37th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236

24 NOVEMBER 2012

  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30am ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2011 story. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
1 DECEMBER 2012
  • 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891.
  • Fourth annual 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.

8 DECEMBER 2012

  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com

15 DECEMBER 2012

  • Gulf Wind Track Club's second annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Brian Corbin, brirun@comcast.net, or Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com

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