Baun was the overall winner, finding a way to beat Ryan Kelly after losing to the Valdosta Middle School cross-country coach 16 days earlier at the "Cross-Country Is Fun!" 5K in Valdosta. Shrugging off the results of that earlier race, Baun won the Labor Day 5K in 18:15, while Kelly finished second-best in 18:24. Mary Alice Smoot was third across the finish line, taking the women's title and establishing a new women's record of 19:48 for the Labor Day race.
Valdosta runner Tom Phillips was the fastest master runner in the race, coming in fourth overall in 20:45. Alice Smoot of Valdosta was the top master woman, running 21:53 to finish third in the female standings behind Mary Alice Smoot and ten-year-old Kelsey Morse (7th, 21:33).
89 athletes finished the race. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.
Top Ten Men, 2013 Valdosta Labor Day 5K
- 18:14.5 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
- 18:23.9 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
- 20:44.1 ~ Tom Phillips (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
- 21:00.7 ~ Tom Grant (M, 36) Valdosta, GA
- 21:26.5 ~ Jake Lyons (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
- 21:34.7 ~ Derek Cummings (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
- 21:44.5 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
- 22:17.2 ~ Andy Gibbs (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
- 22:34.8 ~ Ryan Kuemmerlin (M, 28) Valdosta, GA
- 22:51.4 ~ Michael Baun (M, 56) Valdosta, GA
Top Ten Women 2013 Valdosta Labor Day 5K
- 19:48.0 ~ Mary Alice Smoot (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 21:32.8 ~ Kelsey Morse (F, 10) Valdosta, GA
- 21:52.7 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
- 22:29.7 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
- 22:34.5 ~ Natalie Wright (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
- 23:41.6 ~ Debbie Green (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
- 24:17.5 ~ Mackenzie Rogers (F, 9) Valdosta, GA
- 24:28.9 ~ Melissa Mekpongsatorn (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
- 24:40.9 ~ Kay Smith (F, 24) Valdosta, GA
- 25:10.8 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13) Ray City, GA
|Valdosta Labor Day 5K winners, 2009-2013|
|7 September 2009||18:19, Drew Dunbar||20:28, Ashley McGee|
|6 September 2010||16:18, Chris Rice||20:27, Jordanne Helton|
|5 September 2011||17:55, Masked Avenger||20:59, Mary Alice Smoot|
|3 September 2012||17:44, James Marino||22:27, Taylor Harrington|
|2 September 2013||18:15, Matthew Baun||19:48, Mary Alice Smoot|
- Complete results of the 2013 Valdosta Labor Day 5K courtesy of A Course/Line, LLC
- 2011 story, "Rain can't spoil Valdosta's Labor Day picnic on the roads"
- 2010 story, "Valdosta Labor Day 5K, Valdosta, Georgia, 6 September 2010"
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