Sunday, July 29, 2012

Carmichael and Holt lead the stampede at Critter Run

2012 Critter RunSince the inception of the race in 1986, Dothan, Alabama's Critter Run 5K has become a summer distance running fixture in the southeast Alabama / southwest Georgia / northwest Florida tri-state area. Each year the race features a different animal; the "critter" for the 27th annual race on 28 July 2012 was the giraffe. Aside from accumulating a menagerie over nearly three decades, in recent years the Critter Run has been establishing a tradition of tight races. The close finishes started in the 2009 race with Andrew Norton edging out Charlie Johnson 17:13 to 17:18. In 2010 Tommy Heikkinen ran 17:14 to finish just ahead of Brandon Hough's 17:17. Challen Hyman's 2011 winning time of 18:00 just beat runner-up Chase Harris' 18:08.


Caleb CarmichaelPensacola's Caleb Carmichael, a University of West Florida cross-country coach, had witnessed two of those close finishes from behind, finishing 5th (18:50) in 2010 and third (18:20). In 2012 Carmichael was ready to be part of the story.


But in the Saturday evening race, Tallahassee triathlete Charlie Johnson, the 2009 runner-up, took the lead. Carmichael trailed Johnson until the final climb up Whately Drive toward the finish in Westgate Park, where Carmichael decided it was his last chance to make a move. He closed the gap. With less than 200 meters to go, Johnson and Carmichael were running shoulder to shoulder going up Whately. Then the coach pulled away. Carmichael turned into Westgate Park with the lead, then crossed the finish line with his own close victory, 16:56 to 17:03 over Johnson. David Seymour of Enterprise, Alabama trailed the two over the line in 18:16, and Tallahassee's Sean Hudson grabbed the top master spot, finishing fourth in 18:29.


2012 Critter Run 5K overall award winners200 meters out from the finish, Tallahassee's Sandy Holt was just a few steps ahead of Kim Likens, but Holt widened the gap before the end of the race, beating Likens 22:46 to 22:57. Tallahassee's Likens was the fastest master woman in the race, finishing ahead of Blakely master runner Debbie Wittmer. Wittmer was the third woman overall, placing 40th in 23:09.


338 athletes finished the race.


2012 Critter Run 5K overall winnersTop Ten Men, 2012 Critter Run 5K
  1. 16:56 ~ Caleb Carmichael (M, 28) Pensacola, FL
  2. 17:03 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:16 ~ David Seymour (M, 24) Enterprise, AL
  4. 18:29 ~ Sean Hudson (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 18:53 ~ Eric Godin (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:04 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 46) Donalsonville, GA
  7. 19:14 ~ Brian Johnson (M, 38) Atlanta, GA
  8. 19:14 ~ John Rotella (M, 34) Roswell, GA
  9. 19:35 ~ Tim Unger (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 19:57 ~ Timothy Teat (M, 27) Daleville, AL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Critter Run 5K
  1. 22:46 ~ Sandy Holt (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  2. Kim Likens22:57 ~ Kim Likens (F, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 23:09 ~ Debbie Wittmer (F, 49) Blakely, GA
  4. 23:55 ~ Kimberly Tompkins (F, 24) Enterprise, AL
  5. 24:10 ~ Ami Heath (F, 26) Dothan, AL
  6. 24:11 ~ Carla McDonald (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 24:18 ~ Jamie Harris (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 24:22 ~ Val Lichner (F, 53) Bonifay, FL
  9. 24:25 ~ Caroline Levesque (F, 51) Ft. Walton Bch, FL
  10. 24:30 ~ Chynna Dulac (F, 23) Dothan, AL

Critter Run Champions and Critters, 1986-2012
DateMenWomenCritters
26 July 198615:49 Tom Graves18:00 Gail OgleMoose
25 July 198715:26 Tom Graves17:57 Carrie BoydPanda
30 July 198815:19 John DeVine18:27 Judy WeiselRaccoon
29 July 198916:02 Brad Sable19:17 Jill FaulknerBeaver
21 July 199015:08 David Keen18:56 Janice HochsteinGorilla
20 July 199115:54 Matt Parker18:40 Connie RobertsonAlligator
18 July 199216:50 Myles Gibson19:26 Cindy CobbRabbit
24 July 199315:50 Matthew Dobson20:17 Lou Ellen EaddyKoala
23 July 199416:34 Sam Graves20:06 Cindy CobbFox
22 July 199515:50 Gary Droze18:19 Sarah KramerIguana
20 July 199616:31 Clayton Tillery17:08 Suzanne RiggPelican
19 July 199715:58 John Detro18:57 Kelly WildAngus Bull
18 July 199816:45 Brandon Britton18:43 Connie RobertsonShark
24 July 199916:28 David Parker19:02 Anna PichrtovaArmadillo
22 July 200016:50 James Frazier21:05 Terri GrayKiller Whale
21 July 200115:57 Matthew Dobson22:22 Jeanne KenadyBull Frog
20 July 200216:15 James Frazier20:27 Karen KenneyTortoise
19 July 200316:31 Mike Lilly21:20 Taylor HeatonBarn Owl
24 July 200417:08 Ted Leblow20:01 Kelly WildZebra
16 July 200517:19 Sean O'Donnell21:13 Kim LikensMenagerie
22 July 200616:24 Matthew Dobson22:13 Kim LikensCheetah
21 July 200716:48 Andrew Norton21:30 Liesel SchmidtFlamingo
19 July 200816:05 James Uthmeier20:26 Liesel SchmidtPenguin
18 July 200917:13 Andrew Norton19:15 Kara TaylorElephant
24 July 201017:14 Thomas Heikkinen19:42 Shannon CoatesPolar Bear
23 July 201118:00 Challen Hyman19:05 Shannon CoatesOrangutan
28 July 201216:56 Caleb Carmichael22:46 Sandy HoltGiraffe


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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lagat leads the 2012 Run With The Moose 5K

Carly Thomas and Violah LagatWomen runners have had much to say in the three-year history of the Run With The Moose 5K in Quincy, Florida. Sheryl Rosen was the overall winner of the first Run With The Moose, running 20:52 in 2010. Gary Droze evened the score for the men in 2011 with a 17:57 win. But in this year's race on Saturday morning, 28 July 2012, the women regained the lead in wins, taking the top spot and three of the top four places.


Duane EvansThe race started just after 8:15 AM, and the athletes headed north on Shelfer Street. Just over half a kilometer into the race the runners made a turn onto King Street. Crawfordville master runner Duane Evans was first to that corner, followed by Violah Lagat and Carly Thomas. It was just weeks away from Lagat's second and Thomas's first cross-country season competing for Seminoles Florida State University. On the way to the two-kilometer mark, the runners negotiated the worst of the King Street hills. Evans was still leading, but Lagat and Thomas were closing. The two Seminoles overtook Evans, and then Lagat ran away from everyone. Lagat finished the race with a 500 meter lead, running a new women's record of 18:45 for the hilly Quincy 5K. Thomas finished second overall with a time of 20:50. Evans placed third in 21:16, the first male and the fastest master in the race. Fourth overall at 22:04, Katelyn Kelly was the third female finisher. Sandra Canada was the fourth woman the the first female master; she placed ninth overall in 26:11.

Kaitlyn Kelly
Another constant in the history of the race is the carping about the hills. The hills aren't going away, though, nor are the hosts from the Moose Lodge about to air condition the course. But the runners do get an accurate 5K, a tour of some beautiful Quincy neighborhoods, traffic control from local law enforcement, and an event that benefits Special Olympics. Surely that's worth enduring a few hills.


Top Ten Women, 2012 Run With The Moose 5K
  1. The fastest master woman in the 2012 Run With The Moose 5K, Sandra Canada (9th, 26:11).18:45 ~ Violah Lagat (F, 23)
  2. 20:50 ~ Carly Thomas (F, 18)
  3. 22:04 ~ Kaitlyn Kelly (F, 18)
  4. 26:11 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 49)
  5. 28:37 ~ Jessica Miller (F, 34)
  6. 32:28 ~ Kamryn Kirkpatrick (F, 18)
  7. 34:15 ~ Cynthia Tie (F, 46)
  8. 34:25 ~ Lesa Evans (F, 45)
  9. 34:26 ~ Donna Graham (F, 53)
  10. 35:36 ~ Ranie Thompson (F, 36)

Top Ten Men, 2012 Run With The Moose 5K
  1. Cole Farrington21:16 ~ Duane Evans (M, 45)
  2. 22:14 ~ Cole Farrington (M, 19)
  3. 24:53 ~ Eric Dueno (M, 44)
  4. 25:00 ~ Franz Roeder (M, 13)
  5. 25:48 ~ Jason Thompson (M, 38)
  6. 26:44 ~ Bill Kimmons (M, 60)
  7. 27:52 ~ Mike Dueitt (M, 43)
  8. 28:05 ~ David Darst (M, 69)
  9. 28:36 ~ Warren Youmans (M, 19)
  10. 29:19 ~ Jeff Starks (M, 49)


Run With The Moose 5K champions, 2010-2012
Date
Men
Women
14 August 2010
22:01, Jay Silvanima
20:52, Sheryl Rosen
23 July 2011
17:57, Gary Droze
24:05, Vicky Droze
28 July 2012
21:16, Duane Evans
18:45, Violah Lagat


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

25 July 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

his is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 25 July 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 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.
  • Cumulative 5K (Run a 3200 and a 200 and a 1600). 7:30 AM ET. Scruggs Track, Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. acourseline@earthlink.net
  • Hog Jog 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Entrance, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive Live Oak, Florida 32060. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Kathy Wood, wellness@suwannee.k12.fl.us
  • 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.
30 JULY 2012
  • Valdosta All-Comer Track Series Meet #9. 6:30 PM ET. Scruggs Track, Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. Track series flyer.

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.
  • Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • Habitat's Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Patterson Street and Roosevelt Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 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.
6 AUGUST 2012
  • Valdosta All-Comer Track Series Meet #10. 6:30 PM ET. Scruggs Track, Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. Track series flyer.
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.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Race for Education 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Third annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 5K / 7:50 AM ET 10.5K / 8:00 AM ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
  • Kristy Nolan Leukemia Foundation 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • Flatlander Dawg Gone Good Road Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Behind Lakeland First Baptist Church, 15 East Main Street Lakeland, Georgia 31635. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
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. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • 4th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com.
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
  • 5K at Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley Cafe, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Shannon Moore, 850-694-3322.
  • 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.
  • Run For The Kids 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM CT. Gulf Coast State College, 5230 US Highway 98, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Buck Run 5K. 7:30 AM CT. 2201 Recreation Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. 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.
  • 6th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K and 5K. 8:00 am CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Carol Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
  • Chehaw Through The Zoo 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Chehaw Park, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Danielle Sumner, DSumner@chehaw.org or 229-430-5295.
29 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • 4th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • 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.
  • Run For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Coliseum, 1302 11th St. SW, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Heels and Wheels Duathlon (Run 2 miles, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles). 7:30 AM ET. Albany Area YMCA Sports Park, 4508 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31721. Event web page. Online registration at imathlete.com. DRC Sports, info@drcsports.com or 352-637-2475.
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
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon & 5K. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.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
  • 2nd annual Conley Elementary Yellow Jacket Swarm 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET 10K & 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Conley Elementary School, 2400 East Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 10K USATF certified course FL11084EBM. Entry form and flyer. Jen Turner, turnerjst@gmail.com
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Gill Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com or 922-6545.
  • Flagler College Tallahassee Run for the Books 5K. 9:00am ET. Lifetime Sports Complex, Tallahassee Community College, Appleyard Drive at West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Karen Atkinson, atkinsok@tcc.fl.edu or 850-201-8070.
  • 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
  • 2nd annual Trash Dash. 8:30am ET. Leon County Solid Waste Management, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story.
  • 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

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Poor Man's Lunacy

Dana Stetson's Mike The Dog races aren't quite crazy, at least compared to what else is out there. After all, even running the Western States 100 Mile or the Badwater aren't regarded as crazy even if they're out of the mainstream. But if you do regard running an ultramarathon in Death Valley as insane, compared to that example of a psychosis, participating in a Mike The Dog race is at worst neurotic, and probably only qualifies as eccentric. The Mike The Dog half marathon may have seemed slightly lunatic, running back and forth over the same hill ten times, but it's a poor man's lunacy.


Running five miles in the Wakulla State Forest doesn't make it onto the scale of insanity at all. So for the third annual Mike The Dog Five Mile, Stetson upped the ante by moving the starting time to 2:00 on Sunday afternoon, 22 July 2012, to take full advantage of midsummer heat and humidity. Swarms of ravenous mosquitoes infested the forest, courtesy of tropical storm Debbie. The air along the course was scented with roadkill and anxious skunk. But Stetson wouldn't change the fact that even under the worst conditions the forest is a scenic place to run. The footing was good, the course was well marked, and there were a couple of self-service water tables to lower the chance of heat exhaustion.


Stetson wasn't around for the start of the race, which wasn't a problem because he didn't plan on either running or timing it. Nevertheless, the run began approximately on time. Mariah Tinger got out in front by a respectable margin, but then she paused to drink at the 2500-meter water table. While she was taking on fluid, Juan Ordoñez caught up. The two left the water table together, and once again Tinger built up a lead. At the turnaround and 4,000-meter water table Tinger stopped again, and Ordoñez overtook her again. The runners headed back along the course toward the finish, Ordoñez and Tinger trading the lead. Around five kilometers a deer bounded across the path in front of the leaders. The race continued. Coming up on the finish, Tinger led by half a step, but Ordoñez pulled ahead during the final kick, winning by less than a second. A couple of minutes later, Jeff Nielsen crossed the finish line in third place, the fastest master runner in the race.


The below results are incomplete and unofficial.


Top Ten Finishers, 2012 Mike the Dog Five Mile
  1. 34:38 ~ Juan Ordoñez (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 34:39 ~ Mariah Tinger (F, 35) Somerville, MA
  3. 37:11 ~ Jeff Nielsen (M, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 41:53 ~ (F, )
  5. 42:14 ~ Michael Burns (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 42:40 ~ Gary Griffin (M, 62) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 42:58 ~ Mike Baker (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 43:04 ~ (F, )
  9. 43:24 ~ David Yon (M, 56) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 43:27 ~ (F, )

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Khosla and company go running with the Devil

Elizabeth StupiIn track and field, the high jump always ends in failure.


So does the pole vault, for that matter. The point is that the athletes keep jumping until they fail to clear the bar, with the possible exception of the winner. You don't usually get that in running events-- you may not win, but you do have a chance to finish the race.


Not so in the Devil-Takes-The-Hindmost run.


Starting with the second lap, the Devil takes the slowest runner off the track at the end of each lap. This continues lap after lap until there is only one runner left on the track, the winner. For everyone else, the race ends with the failure to keep up. You can think of it as a metaphor for mortality. You can view it as a microcosm of economic competition in the modern world. Or you can just watch it hilariously unfold.


2012 Devil-Takes-The-Hindmost Run23 runners gathered on the Mike Long Track at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 22, for Tallahassee's 2012 edition of the Devil-Takes-The-Hindmost. It was the second year in a row for the event, which is in danger of once again becoming an annual event. As in 2011, Elizabeth Stupi played the role of the Devil, and led the runners once around the track before pausing at the end of the front straightaway to wait for her first victim.


Cole TessierIt was seven-year-old Bernadette Burns. She had run the first two laps with her father, Michael Burns, but her parent stepped ahead of her at the end of the lap, leaving her for the Devil. The older Burns went out at the end of lap three. Either through greed or confusion, the Devil also took a second runner, Jeff Starks, on the third lap.


Dana Stetson was the next to go, then Michael Molen outkicked his sister Emily Molen on lap five, only to be taken himself on lap six. The Devil got Madeline Horgan on the seventh lap, leaving Ashley Daily as the only woman left on the track, but only until the end of lap eight.


Sukhi KhoslaThe field continued to dwindle. There was occasional drama, as when Bing Xu sprinted past Jasen Fulghum on lap 14, leaving Fulghum for the Devil. Brian Molen and Paul Guyas both went out on lap 17, one taken by the Devil and the other too winded to continue. John Robida was grabbed after 18 laps, leaving three high school runners and Peter Kaus on the track. Jarod Hoffman lagged on the 19th lap, and the Devil got him. Kaus outkicked Zac Buchholz to survive the 20th lap, but that left him too fatigued to keep pace with Sukhi Khosla. Kaus bowed out after lap 21, leaving Khosla to complete the 22nd lap alone, as the winner of the 2012 Devil-Takes-The-Hindmost Run.


The Devil left the track having caught 22 runners. Khosla got away this year, but the Devil is patient, and knows that there is next year, and the year after that. See you then.


Devil Takes The Hindmost Run
Mike Long Track, Tallahassee, Florida
Saturday, 21 July 2012 @ 7:00PM ET

PlaceAthleteM/FAgeCity, StateLaps
1.
Sukhi Khosla
M
15
Tallahassee, FL
22
2.
Peter Kaus
M
28
Tallahassee, FL
21
3.
Zac Buchholz
M
17
Tallahassee, FL20
4.
Jarod Hoffman
M
16
Tallahassee, FL19
5.
John Robida
M
32
Tampa, FL
18
6.
Paul Guyas
M
34
Tallahassee, FL
17

Brian Molen
M
36
Tallahassee, FL17
8.
Juan Ordonez
M
38
Tallahassee, FL16
9.
Bing Xu
M
44
Tallahassee, FL15
10.
Jasen Fulghum
M
28
Tallahassee, FL14
11.
Michael Kennett
M
28
Tallahassee, FL13
12.
Cole Tessier
M
28
Tallahassee, FL12
13.
John Lightle
M
31
Tallahassee, FL11
14.
Cole Farrington
M
19
Bainbridge, GA
10
15.
Eric Dueno
M
44
Havana, FL9
16.
Ashley Daily
F
25
Tallahassee, FL8
17.
Madeline Horgan
F
15
Tallahassee, FL7
18.
Michael Molen
M
12
Tallahassee, FL6
19.
Emily Molen
F
10
Tallahassee, FL5
20.
Dana Stetson
M
54
Tallahassee, FL4
21.
Michael Burns
M
47
Tallahassee, FL3

Jeff Starks
M
49
Quincy, FL3
23.
Bernadette Burns
F
7
Tallahassee, FL2

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

McLeod and Smoot kick some buns in Valdosta's Wood Valley

Mark McLeodTwo years after finishing third in Valdosta's inaugural Break Bread Bun Run 5K, Mark McLeod was back on the streets of Wood Valley for the 2012 race on Saturday morning, July 21. This time Fitzgerald's McLeod buried the competition, finishing nearly a quarter mile ahead of the runner up and setting a course record of 18:21. Valdosta's Masked Avenger was the second runner to complete the circuit through the hills of Wood Valley, crossing the finish line in 19:50. Tyler Thurman of Lowndes High placed third in 20:21, followed by the first master runner in the race, Sean McConnell (4th, 20:33) of Adel.
Alice Smoot

For a close race, you had to turn to the women's competition. Valdosta's Alice Smoot and Savannah's Sarah Batt fought all the way to the finish line, contesting both the women's title and the female master's title. At the line it was Smoot, with both runners clocked in the same time of 21:11--a new course record for women. Valdosta's Elizabeth Smith took third in 23:45. Lauren Tosky of Leesburg, a winner at Valdosta's fourth annual Barnes 100 Years 5K seven days earlier, placed fourth among the females in 24:29.


56 athletes finished the third annual Bun Run 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. Tyler Thurman18:21 ~ Mark McLeod (M, 20) Fitzgerald, GA
  2. 19:50 ~ Masked Avenger (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:21 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:33 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 41) Adel, GA
  5. 20:50 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:26 ~ Will Blanchard (M, 31) Bella Vista, AR
  7. 22:06 ~ Jackson Williams (M, 29) Willacoochee, GA
  8. 22:15 ~ Matthew Wells (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  9. 23:24 ~ Pat Collins (M, 54) Valdosta, GA
  10. 23:30 ~ Ian North (M, 29) Atlanta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2012 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. Lauren Toskey21:11 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 55) Valdosta, GA
  2. 21:11 ~ Sarah Batt (F, 47) Savannah, GA
  3. 23:45 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:29 ~ Lauren Tosky (F, 18) Leesburg, GA
  5. 25:18 ~ Ashley Tosky (F, 19) Leesburg, GA
  6. 25:40 ~ Aubrey Suddarth (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:42 ~ Debbie Green (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  8. 26:02 ~ Billie Washburn (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  9. 26:35 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 44) Valdosta, GA
  10. 26:54 ~ Rebecca Meindl (F, 36) Valdosta, GA

Break Bread Bun Run 5K champions, 2010-2012
Date
Men
Women
24 July 2010
18:28, Scott Gardner
24:16, Nicole Kump
23 July 2011
18:47, Masked Avenger
23:07, Minerva Arreguin
21 July 2012
18:21, Mark McLeod
21:11, Alice Smoot


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

18 July 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 18 July 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 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.
21 JULY 2012
  • Health & Educational Relief Organization 5K. 8:00 AM ET. 116 Honors Way, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30am ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Devil-Take-The-Hindmost Run. 7:00pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2004 story. Event web page. hwills@gmail.com
22 JULY 2012
  • Mike the Dog Delilah 5 Miler and Sam 5K. 2:00 PM ET. Wakulla State Forest, State Road 267 (3 miles west of State Road 363). 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Dana Stetson, danastetson@yahoo.com or 850-668-3839.
23 JULY 2012
  • Valdosta All-Comer Track Series Meet #8. 6:30 PM ET. Scruggs Track, Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. Track series flyer.
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.
  • Hog Jog 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Entrance, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive Live Oak, Florida 32060. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Kathy Wood, wellness@suwannee.k12.fl.us
  • 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.
30 JULY 2012
  • Valdosta All-Comer Track Series Meet #9. 6:30 PM ET. Scruggs Track, Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. Track series flyer.

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.
  • Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • Habitat's Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Patterson Street and Roosevelt Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 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.
6 AUGUST 2012
  • Valdosta All-Comer Track Series Meet #10. 6:30 PM ET. Scruggs Track, Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. Track series flyer.
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.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Race for Education 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Third annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 5K / 7:50 AM ET 10.5K / 8:00 AM ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
  • Kristy Nolan Leukemia Foundation 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • Flatlander Dawg Gone Good Road Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Behind Lakeland First Baptist Church, 15 East Main Street Lakeland, Georgia 31635. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
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. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • 4th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com.
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
  • 5K at Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley Cafe, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Shannon Moore, 850-694-3322.
  • 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.
  • Run For The Kids 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM CT. Gulf Coast State College, 5230 US Highway 98, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Buck Run 5K. 7:30 AM CT. 2201 Recreation Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. 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.
  • 6th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K and 5K. 8:00 am CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Carol Goguen 334-794-9029 or cgoguen@sw.rr.com
  • Chehaw Through The Zoo 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Chehaw Park, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Danielle Sumner, DSumner@chehaw.org or 229-430-5295.
29 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • 4th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, US 319, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Helen Fennelly, 229-225-2186 or htfenn@hotmail.com
  • 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.
  • Run For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Coliseum, 1302 11th St. SW, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Heels and Wheels Duathlon (Run 2 miles, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles). 7:30 AM ET. Albany Area YMCA Sports Park, 4508 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31721. Event web page. Online registration at imathlete.com. DRC Sports, info@drcsports.com or 352-637-2475.
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
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
  • Girls Incorporated Half Marathon & 5K. 8:00 am CT. Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.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
  • 2nd annual Conley Elementary Yellow Jacket Swarm 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET 10K & 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Conley Elementary School, 2400 East Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 10K USATF certified course FL11084EBM. Entry form and flyer. Jen Turner, turnerjst@gmail.com
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Gill Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com or 922-6545.
  • Flagler College Tallahassee Run for the Books 5K. 9:00am ET. Lifetime Sports Complex, Tallahassee Community College, Appleyard Drive at West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Karen Atkinson, atkinsok@tcc.fl.edu or 850-201-8070.
  • 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
  • 2nd annual Trash Dash. 8:30am ET. Leon County Solid Waste Management, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2011 story.
  • 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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