The race started on West Call Street in front of the Medical School while the FSU bell tower was tolling 8:00 AM. Joseph Mousa set an optimistically rapid early pace, leading the field past the Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, 600 meters into the run. Peter Kaus had Mousa in his sights, though, with Tim Wenger just another step behind. Mousa's early speed soon proved to be too ambitious, and Kaus and Wenger replaced him at the front of the race. Then Wenger took over. At the halfway point he had broken contact with Kaus. For the rest of the race Wenger continued to widen his margin over Kaus, arriving back at the Medical School with a 17:16 victory. Kaus ran 17:55 to take second place for the second year in a row. Eric Godin was third in 18:25, Ben Wenger fourth in 18:25,and Jim Wacksman completed the top five with a 19:30. Mike LaBossiere was the first master runner, finishing sixth overall in 19:37.
Andrea Psimer was leading the women's field at the Integration Statue, but Psimer continued ahead of her competitors to the end, winning the women's title in 21:46 and placing 17th overall. Psimer finished almost 300 meters ahead of the women's runner-up, Michelle Tigue; Tigue finished 26th overall in 23:05. Jessica Parker (28th, 23:18) took third in the women's division. The first woman master was Connie Clark.
Top Ten Males, 2013 Education For Life 5K
- 17:16 ~ Tim Wenger (M, 20) Pensacola, FL
- 17:55 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 29)
- 18:11 ~ Eric Godin (M, 28)
- 18:25 ~ Ben Wenger (M, 22)
- 19:30 ~ Jim Wacksman (M, 38)
- 19:37 ~ Mike LaBossiere (M, 46)
- 19:56 ~ Beau Bradley (M, 23)
- 19:59 ~ Camilo Ordonez(M, 34)
- 20:03 ~ Duane Evans (M, 45)
- 20:28 ~ Felton Wright (M, 55)
Top Ten Females, 2013 Education For Life 5K
- 21:46 ~ Andrea Psimer (F, 31) Pace, FL
- 23:05 ~ Michelle Tigue (F, 24)
- 23:18 ~ Jessica Parker (F, 30)
- 23:55 ~ Abbie McClenahan (F, 21)
- 24:02 ~ Cynthia Peterson (F, 13)
- 24:04 ~ Kathy Greene (F, 39)
- 24:05 ~ Bonnie Joyce (F, 20)
- 24:07 ~ Dulny Salazar (F, 20)
- 26:06 ~ Maria Matheu (F, 34)
- 26:28 ~ Carol Perdamo (F, 21)
|Education For Life 5K champions, 2010-2013|
|24 April 2010||18:18, Brian Corbin||21:01, Maegan McCarthy|
|10 April 2011||19:17, Ben Wenger||21:57, Allison Williams|
|21 April 2012||18:05, Aaron DeSena||21:32, Sarah Collie|
|23 March 2013||17:16, Tim Wenger||21:46, Andrea Psimer|
- Complete results of the 2013 Education For Life 5K at gulfwinds.org
- More photos of the 2013 Education For Life 5K
- Fred Deckert's photos of the 2013 Education For Life 5K
- 2012 story, "DeSena and Collie teach 180 runners a lesson at Education For Life 5K"
- 2011 story, "Winger and Williams wallop the field at Education For Life 5K"
- 2010 story, "Kudos for Corbin and McCarthy at 'Education For Life' 5K"
- Upcoming races in the Tallahassee region, with and without cheerleaders