Wednesday, May 30, 2012

30 May 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 30 May 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.

Map

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.
7 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
9 JUNE 2012
  • Lowndes County 4-H 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30AM ET 5K / 8:30AM ET one-mile. Lake Park Elementary School, 604 W. Marion Avenue, Lake Park, Georgia 31636. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at Eventbrite.com. Galen A. Mirate, gmirate@gmx.com or 229-561-0747.
  • 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.
  • Watermelon Race 10.2K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET one mile / 8:05 AM ET 10.2K, 5K. Impact Sports & Fitness, 1107 South Greer Street, Cordele, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
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.
14 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
16 JUNE 2012
  • 34th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15am ET. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
  • Color Dash and Daddy Diva Benefit Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:00AM ET one mile. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Joseph L. Miller, lotrjmiller@hotmail.com or 229-220-4023.
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.
21 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
23 JUNE 2012Link26 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.
28 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
30 JUNE 2012
  • Dead Lakes Gator Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Gaskin Park, Wewahitchka, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Mary Holley, mholley@gulf.k12.fl.us or 850‐639‐2228.
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. Entry form and flyer. 2011 story. 2010 story.
5 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
12 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
13 JULY 2012
  • Ernie Sims Big HITS Family Fun Run/Walk. 7:00PM ET one mile / 7:15PM ET 5K. Tom Brown Park Pavilion #13, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Alice Sims, alicebsims@comcast.net or 224-5050.
15 JULY 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #2. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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.
19 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
26 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
28 JULY 2012
  • 3rd annual Run With The Moose 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:15AM ET 5K. Quincy Moose Lodge, 1831 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida 32351. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Dawn Mackland, lodge2672@mooseunits.org or 850-294-9317.
  • 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
  • 3rd annual Trojan Pride 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion #13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tanise Jackson tljackson212@gmail.com or Lincoln High School 850-487-2110.
  • 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.
  • 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.
2 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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
  • 31st annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Velma Penermon Stevens, 850-222-2355
  • 4th annual Coach Mike Run For The Kids 5K. 8:30AM ET. Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Tolar Griffin, Tolar.Griffin@wcsb.us
  • 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. 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

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Avenger and Peters mark Memorial Day with wins

Memorial DayFrom 2009 to 2011, Chris Rice won Valdosta's first three Memorial Day 5K road races. If anyone could be said to own that race it was Rice. But one sure way to not win a race is to not show up, and Rice was not on the starting line of the Memorial Day 5K on 28 May 2012, ensuring that there would be a new champion. That champion was Valdosta's Masked Avenger, who had been among the many runners finishing behind Rice the previous three years. The Avenger edged out Valdosta's David Burnett for the title, 18:33 to 18:42. Jose Castanon of Hahira took third in 19:51, and O'Renthal Kinsey of Ludowici was fourth in 20:33. The fifth runner and top master was Valdosta's Rick Mazurkiewicz in 20:35. The first female finisher was Alison Peters, a cross-country runner and distance specialist on the track at Lowndes High School, where she will be a junior this fall. Peters finished seventh overall, running the 3.1-mile race in 21:38. At 22:59, the women's runner-up and top woman master was Valdosta's Libby Smith.


Rice was not the only runner absent from the fourth annual Memorial Day run. Tropical depression Beryl was blundering through the region, and some runners were perhaps convinced by Goretex-wearing fear-mongers on the Weather Channel to stay home and hide under the bed.


Top Ten Men, Valdosta's 2012 Memorial Day 5K
  1. Masked Avenger18:33 ~ Masked Avenger (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  2. 18:42 ~ David Burnett (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
  3. 19:51 ~ Jose Castanon (M, 19) Hahira, GA
  4. 20:33 ~ O'Renthal Kinsey (M, 36) Ludowici, GA
  5. 20:35 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  6. 20:51 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 12) Valdosta, GA
  7. 21:43 ~ Joel Harper (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  8. 22:23 ~ Tom Grant (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  9. 22:47 ~ Cody Pezent (M, 11) Adel, GA
  10. 23:34 ~ Dylan Rogers (M, 13) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, Valdosta's 2012 Memorial Day 5K
  1. Alison Peters21:38 ~ Alison Peters (F, 16) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:59 ~ Libby Smith (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:29 ~ Sylvia Ellis (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:54 ~ Melissa Grant (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  5. 26:06 ~ Billie Washburn (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  6. 26:30 ~ Rebecca Meindl (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  7. 26:40 ~ Julie Umberger (F, 25) Valdosta, GA
  8. 26:53 ~ Abbey Lippert (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
  9. 27:06 ~ Angela Pezent (F, 38) Adel, GA
  10. 27:38 ~ Sariah Fisher (F, 31) Valdosta, GA

Valdosta Memorial Day 5K Champions, 2009-2012
Date
Men
Women
25 May 2009
16:34, Chris Rice
20:47, Ashley McGee
31 May 2010
16:50, Chris Rice
21:38, Jordan Helton
30 May 2011
17:10, Chris Rice
21:06, Alice Smoot
28 May 2012
18:33, Masked Avenger
21:38, Alison Peters


Links

Monday, May 28, 2012

Linton and Roddenberry beat Beryl in Bainbridge

Stanley LintonTropical depression Beryl was bearing down on the Big Bend on Monday, 28 May 2012, the day of the sixth annual Memorial Day 5K Night Run in Bainbridge, Georgia. But Washington’s army hadn’t abandoned Valley Forge because of the weather, nor had the allies postponed the Battle of the Bulge on account of snow. On Memorial Day, with those historical examples to emulate, athletes could hardly be expected to give up a run due to the threat of a little wind and rain.


2012 Bainbridge, Georgia Memorial Day 5K Night RunSo the race went on, and by the 7:00 PM starting time the only tropical conditions were a few puddles in the streets. Before the runners reached the end of the first mile of the 3.1-mile race, Crawfordville’s Stanley Linton was out front, with Stephen Robbins of Cairo not far behind. It was looking like a renewal of their duel in the 2011 race, where Linton and Robbins had taken first and second. By the halfway point of this year’s race, though, the duel was all but over, with Linton having a commanding lead. He went on to win in 16:17, with Robbins finishing runner-up in 17:08. Donalsonville’s Myles Gibson was the third finisher and the first master, running 18:21.


Tiffany RoddenberryThe women’s defending champion, Paula O’Neill of Tallahassee, was trailing after a mile of racing, but during the middle of the race she passed her rivals one by one until she was leading the women’s field. While O’Neill was moving up, though, so was Tiffany Roddenberry. With less than a quarter mile to go, O’Neill and Roddenberry were running side by side going around the last turn on the course. Roddenberry prevailed in the end, 21:46 to 21:52, and the Memorial Day race had a new women’s champion plus a new women’s record. O’Neill was still the fastest woman master in the race, finishing 16 seconds ahead of third woman and second master Debbie Wittmer.


70 athletes finished the 2012 5K Night Run. Expect it back on the calendar on Memorial Day 2013. Beryl won't be there next time, though.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Memorial Day 5K Night Run
  1. Myles Gibson16:16.18 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  2. 17:07.25 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15) Cairo, GA
  3. 18:20.73 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 45) Donalsonville, GA
  4. 18:40.48 ~ Tae Ross (M, 17) Bainbridge, GA
  5. 18:53.71 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:12.95 ~ Travis Parks (M, 16)
  7. 19:13.55 ~ Phillip Wilbourn (M, 32) Blakely, GA
  8. 19:28.41 ~ Adam Carr (M, 22) Crawfordville, FL
  9. 19:36.92 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44) Crawfordville, FL
  10. 19:44.30 ~ Bennett Enfinger (M, 14) Bainbridge, GA

Top Ten Women, 2012 Memorial Day 5K Night Run
  1. Debbie Wittmer21:45.19 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 27)
  2. 21:51.03 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:07.22 ~ Debbie Wittmer (F, 49)
  4. 23:42.14 ~ Julia Rose Travis (F, 14)
  5. 23:58.96 ~ Paige Braswell (F, 16)
  6. 26:04.88 ~ Emma Travis (F, 14)





Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Run
Champions, 2007-2012
Date
Men
Women
28 May 2007


26 May 2008
18:36, Caleb Bergon
23:05, Rachel Willis
25 May 2009
16:11, Tyler Price
23:16, Erica Pemberton
31 May 2010
17:35, Gabriel Leitz
23:12, Perra Harrell
30 May 2011
17:06, Stanley Linton
22:02, Paula O'Neill
28 May 2012
16:17, Stanley Linton
21:46, Tiffany Roddenberry


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Naylor and Plazarin champs at Blountstown's first Catfish 5K

Catfish Crawl 5K96 athletes showed up to finish the Blountstown Fire Department's inaugural Catfish Crawl 5K on 19 May 2012. But the fastest runner in Blountstown, Florida that Saturday morning was Wewahitchka's Billy Naylor, who posted a winning 17:45 in the 3.1-mile race. Naylor finished close to 400 meters ahead of the runner-up, Jakob Bidwell, a distance runner on the cross-country and track teams at Wewahitchka High School. A rising junior, Bidwell ran 19:04. Another high school runner, Thomas Howell of Blountstown High, placed third in 19:18. Jerry Manning was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing fourth in 20:13.


Hannah Plazarin of Blountstown High was the Catfish Crawl's first female finisher, running 21:41 for ninth overall. Not far behind, the Gulf Winds Track Club's Tiffany Roddenberry was the women's runner-up, putting up a 21:52. The third woman finisher and first woman master was another Gulf Winds Track Club athlete, Judy Alexander, 14th overall in 22:32.


The race started and finished near the Depot on Main Street. The course was out and back on a paved rail trail, the Blountstown Greenway Trail, heading south almost to Blountstown's historic landing on the Apalachicola River before reversing direction to return to the Depot.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Catfish Crawl 5K
  1. Billy Naylor17:45 ~ Billy Naylor (M, 20)
  2. 19:04 ~ Jakob Bidwell (M, 16)
  3. 19:18 ~ Thomas Howell (M, 15)
  4. 20:13 ~ Jerry Manning (M, 58)
  5. 20:16 ~ Elijah Sarmiento (M, 13)
  6. 20:35 ~ Mark McCarra (M, 47)
  7. 21:10 ~ Shaquille Scott (M, 18)
  8. 21:19 ~ Beaver Yoder (M, 37)
  9. 21:42 ~ Paul Plazarin (M, 42)
  10. 22:05 ~ Marc Tomlinson (M, 34)

Top Ten Women, 2012 Catfish Crawl 5KHannah Plazarin
  1. 21:41 ~ Hannah Plazarin (F, 15)
  2. 21:52 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 27)
  3. 22:32 ~ Judy Alexander (F, 50)
  4. 26:18 ~ Engrid Whisenant (F, 34)
  5. 27:25 ~ Melissa Kincaid (F, 28)
  6. 27:38 ~ Rashelle McDonald (F, 31)
  7. 27:42 ~ Amanda Dehn (F, 33)
  8. 27:43 ~ Bonnie Richards (F, 38)
  9. 27:45 ~ Susie White (F, 38)
  10. 28:20 ~ Traci Hall (F, 39)

Links

23 May 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 May 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.

Map

26 MAY 2012
  • 2nd annual Fight For Air 5K. 8:00AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Event series web site. Entry form and flyer. Patty Ballantine, eventstallahassee@lungfla.org or 386-2065 x 1141.
  • Africa Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Race flyer. Event page on Facebook. Dan Oronje, ochogo.oronje@gmail.com
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Stacy Warren, tsmwarren3@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.
7 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
14 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
16 JUNE 2012
  • 34th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15am ET. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
  • Color Dash and Daddy Diva Benefit Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:00AM ET one mile. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Joseph L. Miller, lotrjmiller@hotmail.com or 229-220-4023.
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.
21 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
23 JUNE 2012
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.
28 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
30 JUNE 2012
  • Dead Lakes Gator Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Gaskin Park, Wewahitchka, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Mary Holley, mholley@gulf.k12.fl.us or 850‐639‐2228.
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. Entry form and flyer. 2011 story. 2010 story.
5 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
12 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
13 JULY 2012
  • Ernie Sims Big HITS Family Fun Run/Walk. 7:00PM ET one mile / 7:15PM ET 5K. Tom Brown Park Pavilion #13, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Alice Sims, alicebsims@comcast.net or 224-5050.
15 JULY 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #2. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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.
19 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
26 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
28 JULY 2012
  • 3rd annual Run With The Moose 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:15AM ET 5K. Quincy Moose Lodge, 1831 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida 32351. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Dawn Mackland, lodge2672@mooseunits.org or 850-294-9317.
  • 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
  • 3rd annual Trojan Pride 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion #13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tanise Jackson tljackson212@gmail.com or Lincoln High School 850-487-2110.
  • 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.
  • 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.
2 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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
  • 31st annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Velma Penermon Stevens, 850-222-2355
  • 4th annual Coach Mike Run For The Kids 5K. 8:30AM ET. Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Tolar Griffin, Tolar.Griffin@wcsb.us
  • 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. 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

Monday, May 21, 2012

Avenger and Cherry leave 'em behind for the buzzards

Masked Avenger, Mike Baker, Brad AdamsGeorgia can be justly proud of its state parks. Reed Bingham State Park, less than eight miles west of Adel, is a good example. A 1,613-acre park straddling the border of Cook and Colquitt Counties, Reed Bingham features the Little River, a lake created by a 1970 damming of the river, camping, nature trails, and abundant wildlife. Among the creatures that make their home in their park are gopher tortoises, indigo snakes, and (most notoriously) turkey and black vultures. Huge flocks of vultures winter in the park. On a winter evening, if you're walking the nature trail on the boardwalk along the Little River, you'll disturb scores of the winged scavengers in the trees above as they try to roost for the night. And if you look down at the boardwalk, you'll see ample evidence of vulture presence. Vultures are big, and their toilet training is no better than that of any other bird.


CootsThe park celebrates its vulture with an annual "Buzzard Day" (although any bird watcher will tell you that vultures are not buzzards--right before you throw something heavy at him). In the past, Buzzard Day has been during the winter, when the big birds fill Reed Bingham. This year, though, the vultures didn't get their day till 19 May 2012, when most of them had gone somewhere else. In the past, Buzzard Day included a 10K run on the park's trails. This year, though, it was scaled back to a 5K on the roads. On the plus side, the course was USATF certified (GA11076WC).


Finish lineValdosta's Masked Avenger won the 2012 Road Kill Run, covering the 5K tour of Reed Bingham State Park in 18:34. Tifton teen Samuel Greene was the runner up, finishing nearly 400 meters back in 19:59. In a duel of Tallahassee master runners, Mike Baker beat out Brad Adams for third place and top master honors, 20:53 to 21:04. The first female in the field was Christy Cherry of Moutrie, Georgia; Cherry placed 12th overall in 24:24. The fastest woman master was another Moultrie runner, Lisa Ulakovits, the sixth female finisher and 25th overall in 28:12. 71 athletes finished the race.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Road Kill Run 5K
  1. 18:34 ~ Masked Avenger (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  2. 19:59 ~ Samuel Greene (M, 17) Tifton, GA
  3. 20:53 ~ Mike Baker (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 21:04 ~ Brad Adams (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 21:57 ~ Joel Harper (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:58 ~ Seth Bryan (M, 17) Adel, GA
  7. 22:00 ~ Cody Pezent (M, 11) Adel, GA
  8. 23:42 ~ Rhett Harper (M, 14) Nashville, GA
  9. 23:43 ~ Zack Ulakovits (M, 17) Moultrie, GA
  10. 23:53 ~ Blayton Duncan (M, 11) Doerun, GA

Top Ten Women, 2012 Road Kill Run 5K
  1. 24:24 ~ Christy Cherry (F, 34) Moultrie, GA
  2. 26:36 ~ Angela Pezent (F, 38) Adel, GA
  3. 27:18 ~ Whitney West (F, 11) Nashville, GA
  4. 27:36 ~ Joanna Bryan (F, 33) Sparks, GA
  5. 27:44 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  6. 28:12 ~ Lisa Ulakovits (F, 44) Moultrie, GA
  7. 29:14 ~ Catherine Rouse (F, 38) Hartsfield, GA
  8. 29:24 ~ Kalley Sangster (F, 23) Moultrie, GA
  9. 29:42 ~ Skylar Grubbs (F, 21) Doerun, GA
  10. 29:55 ~ Shannon Fernandez (F, 41) Valdosta, GA

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Molosky makes it two at the sixth annual Wakulla Springs 5K

Vince MoloskyTwo weeks before the sixth annual Wakulla Springs 5K, Wakulla High graduating senior Stanley Linton ended Vince Molosky's six-year winning streak at the Tails & Trails 10K. But even though the Wakulla Springs race was right in Linton's backyard, he couldn't stop Molosky from starting a new streak. On Saturday morning, 19 May 2012, Molosky won the Wakulla Springs 5K for the second straight year, breaking his own course record with a 16:49. Trailing by nearly 80 meters, Linton finished second in 17:04. Mike Peymann cracked the top ten to take the top master spot, placing 10th in 19:25. Tallahassee's Angela Wable ran 21:53 to finish as the top woman in the race, edging out another Wakulla High athlete, Cora Atkinson. Atkinson posted a 22:15, finishing as the female runner-up. Fran McLean was the fastest female master and fifth female finisher, running 23:31 for 50th overall. 256 athletes completed the 3.1-mile race.


Angela Wable and Mike PeymannAlthough it starts on the pavement, the Wakulla Springs 5K is almost a cross-country race, mostly run on the sandy trails of the Sanctuary of Wakulla Springs State Park. The Sanctuary is usually closed to visitors, but for the last six years runners have been welcomed onto the trails the morning of the Wakulla Springs 5K. After leaving the paved park roads, the course parallels the Wakulla River on its downstream journey. Somewhere around the halfway point, the route turns onto a trail even closer to the river and takes the runners back upstream to the finish line. The Sanctuary is home to many species of wildlife, although most runners report only encountering ticks and deer flies.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Wakulla Springs 5K
  1. Stanley Linton16:49 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:04 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 17:35 ~ Michael Nesius (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 17:57 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15) Cairo, GA
  5. 18:55 ~ Eric Godin (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:01 ~ Cole Tessier (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 19:08 ~ Jonathan Grisiaffi (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 19:12 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 19:22 ~ Todd Seabrook (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 19:25 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Wakulla Springs 5K
  1. Cora Atkinson21:53 ~ Angela Wable (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:15 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 22:43 ~ Kirsti Satterstrom (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:44 ~ Jennifer Bacile (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:31 ~ Fran McLean (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 24:12 ~ April Bentley (F, 38) Crawfordville, FL
  7. 24:14 ~ Guler Arsal (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 24:42 ~ Raychel Gray (F, 17) Crawfordville, FL
  9. 24:49 ~ Breanna Croschere (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 24:59 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 49) Woodville, FL

Wakulla Springs 5K Champions, 2007-2012
Date
MenWomen
19 May 2007
19:09, Miles Gibson
22:16, Olivia Swedberg
17 May 2008
17:42, Jay Wallace
23:29, Sydney Nutting
16 May 2009
17:20, Tyler Price
21:49, Roxanne Hughes
15 May 2010
17:56, Justin Dickieson
20:03, Kati Gosnell
21 May 2011
16:59, Vince Molosky
19:29, Seeley Gutierrez
19 May 2012
16:49, Vince Molosky
21:53, Angela Wable


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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

16 May 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 16 May 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.

Map

19 MAY 2012
  • Detective David White Memorial 5K. 9:00am ET. 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 2nd annual Leon Volleyball 5K Pride Stride. 8:00 am ET. Leon High School, 550 East Tennessee Street Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Entry form and flyer. Angie Strickland, 850-443-1000.
  • 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • Catfish Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 am CT. M & B Train Depot, North Pear Street, Blountstown, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • Road Kill 5K. 8:00am ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. USATF certified course GA11076WC. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
20 MAY 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #1. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
26 MAY 2012
  • 2nd annual Fight For Air 5K. 8:00AM ET. 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.
  • Africa Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Race flyer. Event page on Facebook. Dan Oronje, ochogo.oronje@gmail.com
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Stacy Warren, tsmwarren3@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.
7 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
14 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
16 JUNE 2012
  • 34th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15am ET. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
  • Color Dash and Daddy Diva Benefit Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:00AM ET one mile. Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Joseph L. Miller, lotrjmiller@hotmail.com or 229-220-4023.
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.
21 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
23 JUNE 2012
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.
28 JUNE 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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. Entry form and flyer. 2011 story. 2010 story.
5 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
12 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
13 JULY 2012
  • Ernie Sims Big HITS Family Fun Run/Walk. 7:00PM ET one mile / 7:15PM ET 5K. Tom Brown Park Pavilion #13, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Alice Sims, alicebsims@comcast.net or 224-5050.
15 JULY 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #2. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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.
19 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
26 JULY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks & Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8. 6:45pm ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
28 JULY 2012
  • 3rd annual Run With The Moose 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:15AM ET 5K. Quincy Moose Lodge, 1831 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida 32351. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Dawn Mackland, lodge2672@mooseunits.org or 850-294-9317.
  • 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
  • 3rd annual Trojan Pride 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion #13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Tanise Jackson tljackson212@gmail.com or Lincoln High School 850-487-2110.
  • 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.
  • 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.
2 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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
  • 4th annual Coach Mike Run For The Kids 5K. 8:30AM ET. Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Tolar Griffin, Tolar.Griffin@wcsb.us
  • 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. 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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