Saturday, June 30, 2012

Linton and Alexander take the 10K at Dead Lakes

Stanley LintonRunning far enough ahead of the field to truly experience "the loneliness of the long-distance runner," Stanley Linton won the inaugural Dead Lakes Gator 10K on the roads outside of Wewahitchka, Florida on Saturday morning, 30 June 2012. Linton's time for the 6.2-mile race was 39:55. Tallahassee Judy Alexander was the first female and the fastest master in the 10K, placing fourth overall in 46:40. Male master honors went to Paul Plazarin of Blountstown, who was fifth overall in 48:14. Wewahitchka's Billy Naylor won the concurrent 5K race in 17:43, with Brian Corbin of Tallahassee taking top master honors in the short race with a third-place 19:30. Natalya Miller was the first woman in the 5K, running 20:48.


2012 Dead Lakes Gator RunThe Wewahitchka High School cross-country team can't be faulted for lack of ambition when it came to hosting the Dead Lakes Gator Run. The first year event included three races; a 10K, a 5K, and a one-mile fun run. The two longer races were started at 8:00am CT from Gaskin Park, east of Wewahitchka on the Apalachicola River. On the out-and-back course, recent Wakulla High alumnus (c/o 2012) Stanley Linton took the lead right away. Then former Wewahitchka High (c/o 2009) distance runner Billy Naylor closed the gap. What appeared to be developing into an exciting race, though, disappeared at two and a half kilometers as Naylor abruptly turned around and headed for home--he was running the 5K, while Linton was running the 10K. Linton continued on, pursued at an ever-growing distance by Thomas Howell of Blountstown High and Gauge Combs of Wewahitchka. Linton finished the race casually, pausing to chat with runners in the 5K field. 800 meters behind Linton, Thomas Howell maintained his lead over Gauge Combs to take the runner up spot, 43:23 to 44:07.


Judy AlexanderThe women's race developed similarly. Natalya Miller set the pace early, but she was in the 5K, and when she turned around at two and a half kilometer it became clear that Judy Alexander was leading the women in the 10K. Alexander crossed the finish line over a kilometer ahead of the next two female runners, Doni Lanier and McKenna Waters of Wewahitchka, both with the same time of 52:06. Hanna Plazarin of Blountstown High was fourth in 54:50.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Dead Lakes Gator 10K
  1. Thomas Howell39:55 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18)
  2. 43:23 ~ Thomas Howell (M, 16)
  3. 44:07 ~ Gauge Combs (M, 17)
  4. 48:14 ~ Paul Plazarin (M, 42)
  5. 49:31 ~ Alexei Veras (M, 36)
  6. 49:39 ~ Josh Epps (M, 17)
  7. 50:15 ~ Jim Heberle (M, 54)
  8. 50:44 ~ Dan Walsh (M, 48)
  9. 54:57 ~ Ben Hall (M, 35)
  10. 56:22 ~ William Zahler (M, 70)

Top Ten Women, 2012 Dead Lakes Gator 10K
  1. Doni Lanier and McKenna Waters46:40 ~ Judy Alexander (F, 50)
  2. 52:06 ~ Donia Lanier (F, 17)
  3. 52:06 ~ McKenna Waters (F, 15)
  4. 54:50 ~ Hannah Plazarin (F, 15)
  5. 57:25 ~ Aimee Walsh (F, 41)
  6. 61:00 ~ Laurel Manor (F, 20)
  7. 73:36 ~ Monica Bontrager (F, 30)
  8. 74:59 ~ Stephanie Roberts (F, 32)
  9. 75:17 ~ Laura Youmans (F, 31)
  10. 76:40 ~ Natalie Kato (F, 30)

Top Ten Men, 2012 Dead Lakes Gator 5K
  1. Billy Naylor17:43 ~ Billy Naylor (M, 20)
  2. 19:07 ~ Jakob Bidwell (M, 16)
  3. 19:30 ~ Brian Corbin (M, 45)
  4. 19:43 ~ Greg James (M, 44)
  5. 19:48 ~ Aaron Smith (M, 16)
  6. 19:51 ~ Elijah Sarmiento (M, 13)
  7. 20:04 ~ Travis Parks (M, 16)
  8. 20:42 ~ Mark Mccarra (M, 47)
  9. 21:25 ~ Paul Hoover (M, 62)
  10. 21:25 ~ Weston Sarmiento (M, 16)

Top Ten Women, 2012 Dead Lakes Gator 10K
  1. Natalya Miller20:48 ~ Natalya Miller (F, 22)
  2. 23:49 ~ Lydia Miles (F, 39)
  3. 24:09 ~ Maria Alvarez (F, 17)
  4. 29:11 ~ Callie George (F, 20)
  5. 29:57 ~ Diana Taunton (F, 32)
  6. 31:52 ~ Rylee Waters (F, 12)
  7. 32:28 ~ Allyson Howell (F, 40)
  8. 32:42 ~ Trina Siprell (F, 45)
  9. 33:11 ~ Genevieve Baughman (F, 29)
  10. 33:40 ~ Selena Flowers (F, 29)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

27 June 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 27 June 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

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. Event page on Facebook. 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer.
  • Fourth annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runsignup.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
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
  • Run To Remember 10K and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks & Recreation Department, 11th Ave SW, Moultrie, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 23rd annual Run For Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:15 PM ET one mile / 7:45 PM ET 5K. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tennis Center, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Georgia 31793. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Laurie Mullen, lmullen@tiftschools.com or 229-848-0784.
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. Online registration at active.com. 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
19 AUGUST 2012
  • Hearts For Military Heroes Summer Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.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.
1 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. Event web site. 5K course map. Entry form. Tony Gilbert, crowdisrun@windstream.net or 229-724-7660.
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
  • Run For Remembrance 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Rebecca DeBell, 850-527-9265.
  • 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.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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.
29 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Born to Run: Tallahassee 10K and 5K. 7:30 AM ET. James Messer Sports Complex, Jackson Bluff Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Colin Bowyer, cbb10f@my.fsu.edu or 850-396-3107.
  • Run For The Renascence 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
6 OCTOBER 2012
  • Second annual Run for Lawson Cross Country 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
13 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
  • 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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Green and Johnson cross Georgia to win Chipley's Hot Trot 5K

2012 Hot Trot 5KThere are watermelon festivals and there are watermelon festivals. Chipley, Florida has more than local ambitions, billing their event as the Panhandle Watermelon Festival. I suppose the next step up would be the State Watermelon Festival, which still wouldn't be the International Watermelon Festival of Bayindir, Turkey. In the distant future, when the extraterrestrials show up for the Intergalactic Watermelon Festival, at least we'll know that they aren't here for anything more sinister than a seed-spitting contest. Anyone who comes calling for luscious red fruit can't be thinking about harvesting or enslaving the human race, right?


Jordan GreenBack on a less cosmic scale, Chipley celebrated the 56th annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival this year, which included the 34th annual Hot Trot on Saturday, 23 June 2012, a 5K race that started from Washington-Holmes Technical Center. Tae Ross, a rising senior and distance runner at Bainbridge High School, set the early pace for a crowded lead group. Midway through the second kilometer there were still six runners in the pack shadowing Ross, including Cedric Gillette of Marianna, Trent McDaniel of Sneads, Jesse McGowan of Cottondale, Tim Teat of Daleville, Shayne Fawcett of Bolivar (Tennessee), and Jordan Green of Morgantown (Kentucky). After three kilometers Ross had faded and the lead group was down to four, with Green out front and Fawcett, McGowan, and Gillette in his wake. As Green pushed the pace, Gillette dropped away, and then McGowan. Fawcett, the Tennessee master runner, hung on, staying just a few steps back. But Fawcett stayed a few steps back all the way to the finish line, and Green made it home with the win in 17:21. At 17:23, Fawcett was the runner-up and first master. Marianna High School's McGowan took third in 17:35 and Gillette was fourth in 17:56. Early leader Ross ended up fifth in 18:28.


Brittny JohnsonKristina Bokenfohr and Katrina Bokenfohr of Enterprise (Alabama) High School led the women through the first half of the race, but the second half of the race belonged to Brittny Johnson of Jackson, Tennessee. Running past Blakely (Georgia) master runner Debbie Wittmer and the Bokenfohrs, Johnson sped to a 21:02 win in the women's division. Close to 200 meters back, Kristina Bokenfohr was the female runner up, placing 22nd overall in 21:45. Debbie Wittmer was the third woman in and the first woman master, 23rd overall in 22:07. Katrina Bokenfohr was the fourth female finisher, 26th overall in 22:16.


Johnson just finished her second year at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, where her athletic career has included softball and soccer, but not cross country. Well, at least not yet.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Hot Trot 5K
  1. Jesse McGowan17:20.25 ~ Jordan Green (M, 21) Morgantown, KY
  2. 17:22.19 ~ Shayne Fawcett (M, 44) Bolivar, TN
  3. 17:34.91 ~ Jesse McGowan (M, 17) Cottondale, FL
  4. 17:55.74 ~ Cedric Gillette (M, 31) Marianna, FL
  5. 18:27.80 ~ Tae Ross (M, 17) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 18:39.45 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 46) Donalsonville, GA
  7. 18:47.51 ~ Klyne Fawcett (M, 20) Bolivar, TN
  8. 18:51.44 ~ Trent McDaniel (M, 18) Sneads, FL
  9. 19:08.26 ~ Tim Teat (M, 27) Daleville, AL
  10. 19:15.83 ~ Jeff Armstrong (M, 36) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Hot Trot 5K
  1. Kristina Bokenfohr & Katrina Bokenfohr21:01.10 ~ Brittny Johnson (F, 20) Jackson, TN
  2. 21:44.61 ~ Kristina Bokenfohr (F, 17)
  3. 22:06.37 ~ Debbie Wittmer (F, 49) Blakely, GA
  4. 22:15.82 ~ Katrina Bokenfohr (F, 17)
  5. 22:41.59 ~ Heather Hingson (F, 36) Chipley, FL
  6. 23:39.82 ~ Judy Alexander (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 23:51.63 ~ Jill Wofsey (F, 49) Alford, FL
  8. 24:21.21 ~ Val Lichner (F, 53) Bonifay, FL
  9. 24:52.78 ~ Andreas Weckherlin (F, 36) Panama City, FL
  10. 25:04.91 ~ Kimberly Tuel (F, 36) Chipley, FL

Links

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

20 June 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 20 June 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

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 201226 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. Event page on Facebook. 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer.
  • Fourth annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runsignup.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
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
  • Run To Remember 10K and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks & Recreation Department, 11th Ave SW, Moultrie, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 23rd annual Run For Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:15 PM ET one mile / 7:45 PM ET 5K. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tennis Center, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Georgia 31793. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Laurie Mullen, lmullen@tiftschools.com or 229-848-0784.
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. Online registration at active.com. 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
19 AUGUST 2012
  • Hearts For Military Heroes Summer Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.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.
1 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. Event web site. 5K course map. Entry form. Tony Gilbert, crowdisrun@windstream.net or 229-724-7660.
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
  • Run For Remembrance 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Rebecca DeBell, 850-527-9265.
  • 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.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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.
29 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Born to Run: Tallahassee 10K and 5K. 7:30 AM ET. James Messer Sports Complex, Jackson Bluff Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Colin Bowyer, cbb10f@my.fsu.edu or 850-396-3107.
  • Run For The Renascence 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
6 OCTOBER 2012
  • Second annual Run for Lawson Cross Country 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
13 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
  • 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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cox and Gutierrez grab the biggest slices at Monticello's 34th Melon Run

Stephen CoxBelow the old Jefferson County High School in Monticello, an anonymous tributary stream of Wards Creek flows under the south end of Water Street. It's a peaceful spot, shaded by trees and shrouded by vines. Birds call and frogs croak. They weren't disturbed a bit by Stephen Cox, who ran by them quietly on Saturday morning, 16 June 2012. But he was only the first of nearly 400 runners who passed by that morning on their way to the finish line of the 34th annual Monticello Kiwanis Club's Melon Run 5K. By the time the last runner labored by, the birds and frogs were probably thinking about a new home. It wasn't the favorite spot on the 3.1-mile course for the runners, either. Sure, it's only 400 meters from the end of the race. But it's also the lowest spot on the course, about 45 feet lower than the finish line.


Stanley Linton and Vince MoloskyThe race started on West Washington Street, also known as US 90. Vince Molosky set the early pace, and 800 meters into the run he was five seconds ahead of the next runner, Stanley Linton. Stephen Cox and Nate Kaiser trailed by another five seconds. But after the second kilometer, Molosky missed a turn and Linton followed him. By the time the two strays had returned to the course they had lost the lead. Stephen Cox broke away from Nate Kaiser and by three kilometers Cox was out in front by himself. Over the last two kilometers Cox steadily widened the gap, ultimately winning the race by over 100 meters in 16:28. Kaiser finished the race in the runner-up spot with a 16:56. Molosky and Linton reached the bottom of Water Street together, but Linton was tougher on the final uphill and took third over Molosky, 17:04 to 17:10. Maclay School track coach Gary Droze was the first master runner in the race, finishing fifth in 17:18.


Seeley GutierrezKatie Showman, the Melon Run's defending women's champion, was on the starting line that morning, as was the 2010 Melon Run women's champ, Micah Adriani. But it was Tallahassee triathlete Seeley Lovett who led the women from the start, getting 12 seconds ahead of Showman in the first 800 meters. Adriani was another nine seconds behind Showman. Lovett didn't let up, leaving her rivals farther and farther behind as the race progressed. She won the race in 18:59, the fastest time for a woman at the Melon Run since 2007. Showman reached the base of the final hill a few steps ahead of Adriani, but the finish line was still 400m away. Over that final 400m Adriani overtook Showman and then pulled away to take the second women's spot, 19:42 to 19:53. For the third year in a row, Susan Seibert of Alpharetta, Georgia was the fastest woman master in the Melon Run. This time around, Seibert ran 21:53 and finished 47th overall, the seventh woman in the race.


There are other Melon Runs around the state and around the country. Even Gainesville has one. But this is the one and only Monticello Kiwanis Melon Run, part of the Monticello-Jefferson Country Watermelon Festival. Accept no substitutes.


Top Ten Men, 34th annual Melon Run 5K
  1. Nate Kaiser16:28 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 16:56 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 17:04 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 18) Crawfordville, FL
  4. 17:10 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 17:18 ~ Gary Droze (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 17:34 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 17:41 ~ Jay Wallace (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 18:15 ~ Sean Hudson (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 18:18 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 18:41 ~ Brian Molen (M, 36) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 34th annual Melon Run 5K
  1. Ashley Daily18:59 ~ Seeley Gutierrez (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:42 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:53 ~ Katie Showman (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 20:09 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 21:21 ~ Kristine Cox (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 21:50 ~ Ashley Daily (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 21:53 ~ Susan Seibert (F, 47) Alpharetta, GA
  8. 21:57 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 22:16 ~ Molly Rodriguez (F, 37) Thomasville, GA
  10. 22:30 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL

Known winners of the Monticello Melon Run 5K, 1979-2012
DateMenWomen
1979

28 June 198015:28, Gary Slayton19:49, Debbie Dickson
1981

19 June 198215:10, Andy Whitener17:38, Laura Ledbetter
1983

23 June 198415:37, Gary Slayton19:45, Cindy Walker
22 June 198516:09, Felton Wright19:12, Barbara Balzer
21 June 198615:55, Bill Crooks18:32, Karen MacHarg
20 June 1987

25 June 198815:47, Bill Crooks18:18, Karen MacHarg
24 June 198915:02, Jeff Pigg19:05, Vikki Saga
23 June 199015:20, Jessie Close18:06, Karen MacHarg
22 June 199115:23, Phillip Rowan19:34, Vikki Saga
20 June 199215:10, Jessie Close18:35, Lynda Nilges
26 June 199316:07, Bill Crooks19:37, Sue Kany
29 June 199416:13, Gary Droze18:49, Sarah Heeb
24 June 199514:57, John Charlton19:54, Sissi Carroll
22 June 1996

28 June 1997

27 June 199816:33, Tommy Kunish17:51, Sarah Docter-Williams
26 June 199916:23, Tommy Kunish21:05, Peggy Simpson
17 June 200017:08, Tim Simpkins18:32, Kim Winn
16 June 200116:29, Ryan Deak17:54, Sarah Docter-Williams
22 June 200217:54, Doug Gorton21:41, Laura Atlee
21 June 2003

19 June 200417:18, Tim Unger20:30, Kate Remillard
18 June 200518:31, Jack McDermott18:07, Sarah Docter-Williams
17 June 200617:36, Nathan Haskins22:35, Loranne Ausley
16 June 200716:28, Nathan Haskins18:50, Sarah Docter-Williams
21 June 200816:08, Nathan Haskins20:16, Deb Jones
20 June 200916:54, Charlie Johnson23:49, Sandy Holt
19 June 201018:07, Gabriel Leitz19:59, Micah Adriani
18 June 201116:38, Sammy Palmer19:28, Katie Showman
16 June 201216:28, Stephen Cox18:59, Seeley Gutierrez


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

13 June 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 13 June 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

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 201226 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. Event page on Facebook. 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer.
  • Fourth annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at runsignup.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
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
  • Run To Remember 10K and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks & Recreation Department, 11th Ave SW, Moultrie, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 23rd annual Run For Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:15 PM ET one mile / 7:45 PM ET 5K. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tennis Center, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Georgia 31793. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Laurie Mullen, lmullen@tiftschools.com or 229-848-0784.
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. Online registration at active.com. 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
19 AUGUST 2012
  • Hearts For Military Heroes Summer Run 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.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
  • Run For Remembrance 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Rebecca DeBell, 850-527-9265.
  • 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.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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.
29 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Born to Run: Tallahassee 10K and 5K. 7:30 AM ET. James Messer Sports Complex, Jackson Bluff Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Colin Bowyer, cbb10f@my.fsu.edu or 850-396-3107.
  • Run For The Renascence 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
6 OCTOBER 2012
  • Second annual Run for Lawson Cross Country 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile. Holy Comforter Episcopal School, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
13 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
  • 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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