Sunday, March 31, 2013

Swift justice, Kelly and Stover win 2013 Justice In Motion 5K

On Saturday morning, 30 March 2013 in Valdosta, Georgia, Ryan Kelly ran the McKey Park 5K course in 18:31, picking up a comfortable win in the Haven's third annual Justice In Motion 5K. Behind Kelly, Tim Komarek of Valdosta took second in 19:06, while defending champion Colin Prinsloo was third in 19:58. Valdosta master runner Rick Mazurkiewicz was fourth overall, running 20:26.


Valdosta's Sarah Stover took the women's title, finishing ninth overall in 22:43. Heather Addington was the second woman across the finish line, placing eleventh overall in 23:21. Martha Mazurkiewicz completed the Mazurkiewicz monopoly on the master titles by running 23:26, taking twelfth overall and finishing as first female master.



The annual Justice in Motion 5K is put on by The Haven, a Valdosta women's shelter. Proceeds from the race went to fund the Haven's rape crisis center and its outreach program. 120 athletes finished the 3.1-mile course in the 2013 edition of the event.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Justice in Motion 5K
  1. 18:30.2 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  2. 19:06.0 ~ Tim Komarek (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
  3. 19:57.8 ~ Colin Prinsloo (M, 27) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:25.7 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
  5. 21:48.7 ~ Milo Mirate (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:56.6 ~ Dereh Cummings (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  7. 22:10.9 ~ Denecio Scott (M, 20) Canton, GA
  8. 22:13.2 ~ Gene Murphy (M, 31) Valdosta, GA
  9. 22:44.5 ~ Kevin Langley (M, 42) Adel, GA
  10. 23:28.0 ~ Renaldos Smidtas (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Females, 2013 Justice in Motion 5K
  1. 22:43.0 ~ Sarah Stover (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:20.5 ~ Heather Addington (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:25.2 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:14.4 ~ Sarah Lashley (F, 26) Barney, GA
  5. 24:27.5 ~ Erica Strayhorn (F, 30) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:39.1 ~ Alison Thornhill (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:49.8 ~ Ansley Childree (F, 23) Valdosta, GA
  8. 24:57.9 ~ Mary Cangelosi (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:25.5 ~ Jamie Brown (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:43.9 ~ Jade Evans (F, 22) Valdosta, GA

Justice In Motion 5K champions, 2011 - 2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
2 April 201116:52, Parker Childree20:45, Mary Alice Smoot126
31 March 201219:38, Colin Prinsloo25:33, Noelani Mathews102
30 March 201318:31, Ryan Kelly22:43, Sarah Stover110


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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Southwood wins for O'Connell and Poskanzer in Run For Autism 5K

Jeff O'ConnellThrough 2011 and 2012, Peter Kaus owned the title and the course record at the Run For Autism 5K. In the sixth annual race on 30 March 2013, though, Kaus lost both as Florida State University philosophy student Jeff O'Connell ran to a 17:25 win, setting a new record for the 3.1-mile course through Tallahassee's Southwood community. 273 athletes completed the route.


2013 Run For Autism 5K leadersThe race started at 9:00 AM ET from the Southwood Town Center, heading immediately down a hill to Grove Park Drive--the same hill the runners would have to climb three miles later to get to the finish line. Late in the first kilometer, as the runners circled the perimeter of Southwood's Central Park, a lead group of four runners emerged; two-time defending champion Peter Kaus, followed by Peter Van Brussel, Jeff O'Connell, and Bryce Cole. Kaus maintained a stiff pace, stretching out the lead pack. Cole dropped out of contention during the second kilometer and was overtaken by master runner Mickey Moore. O'Connell passed Van Brussel, setting his sights on Kaus. With one kilometer to go, it was Kaus vs. O'Connell, and O'Connell made his move. A former Furman University distance runner, O'Connell moved steadily away from Kaus, beating him to the finish line 17:25 to 17:44. Van Brussel held off Moore for third, 18:06 to 18:09, while Cole ran 18:43 to hang on to fifth.
Sheri Poskanzer


Sheri Poskanzer finished 19th overall in 22:18, adding the Run For Autism 5K women's title to the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K win she earned earlier in the month. Nearly 100 meters back, Kaitlin Moriarty was the second female finisher, placing 26th overall in 22:44. Stephanie Davis was the third woman, finishing 33rd overall in 23:49, just ahead of the fourth woman and first woman master, Laura Reina. Reina was 34th overall in 23:56.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Run For Autism 5K
    Mickey Moore
  1. 17:25 ~ Jeff O'Connell (M, 25)
  2. 17:44 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 29)
  3. 18:06 ~ Peter Van Brussel (M, 19)
  4. 18:09 ~ Mickey Moore (M, 43)
  5. 18:43 ~ Bryce Cole (M, 14)
  6. 18:58 ~ David Welling (M, 28)
  7. 19:07 ~ Nate McConnell (M, 26)
  8. 19:42 ~ Karl Hempel (M, 61)
  9. 20:10 ~ Lane Williams (M, 17)
  10. 20:23 ~ Michael LaBossiere (M, 46)

Top Ten Women, 2013 Run For Autism 5K
    Kaitlin Moriarty
  1. 22:18 ~ Sheri Poskanzer (F, 24)
  2. 22:44 ~ Kaitlin Moriarty (F, 18)
  3. 23:49 ~ Stephanie Davis (F, 24)
  4. 23:56 ~ Laura Reina (F, 48)
  5. 24:05 ~ Sharon Rudd (F, 33)
  6. 24:31 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 50)
  7. 24:55 ~ Karima Anderson (F, 26)
  8. 25:11 ~ Bethany Baldwin (F, 25)
  9. 25:13 ~ Allison Carter (F, 35)
  10. 25:22 ~ Laura Lawrence (F, 37)

Run For Autism 5K champions, 2009-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
18 April 200919:21, Daniel Bradford20:39, Jennifer Watts163
17 April 201018:01, Brian Corbin21:08, Jamie Barrett280
26 March 201117:55, Peter Kaus21:10, Jamie Barrett192
7 April 201217:43, Peter Kaus22:14, Jennifer Hall243
30 March 201317:25, Jeff O' Connell22:18, Sheri Poskanzer273


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

27 March 2013 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 27 March 2013. 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 region 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
30 MARCH 2013
  • 6th annual Run For Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Jazmin Caton, jazmin.cuencas@med.fsu.edu or 850-488-4404.
  • 4th annual Junior Service League of Panama City 5K Rabbit Race and ½-mile Bunny Hop. 8:00am CT. Panama City Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Online registration at active.com. 5k@jlpanamacity.org
  • 3rd annual Justice In Motion 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Valdosta, Georgia. 2011 story. rcc@valdostahaven.org or 229-241-7047.
  • 2nd annual Radical Run For Missions 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT 5K / 9:10 AM CT one mile. Dothan First United Methodist Church, 1380 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301. Ryan Deaton, ryan@fumcdothan.org or 334-712-9223.
  • Tigger Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Dapady Ranch, 137 Dapady Ranch Circle, Edison, Georgia 39846. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Maureen Gunsolus 229-561-5130 or Heather Dismukes 229-310-1284.
  • 13th annual Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
6 APRIL 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 38th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K and Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
  • 6th annual Draggin’ Tail Ultra Trail Challenge 25K / 50K. 8:30 AM ET. Torreya State Park, 2576 NW Torreya Park Road, Bristol, FL 32321. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Panther Pride 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Tommy Smith Elementary School, 5044 Tommy Smith Drive, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Running of the Bulldogs 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Bell High School track, 930 South Main Street, Bell, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Running for Freedom 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse, Hernando Street, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at activecom.
  • Colors Of Cancer 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Seminole State Park, 7870 State Park Drive, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845. 229-861-3137.
  • ZTA Think Pink 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Dewar Elementary School, 3539 Mt. Zion Church Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2010 story. CANCELED
7 APRIL 2013
  • 4th annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 10:00am ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event flyer. Online registration at constantcontact.com. bph10@my.fsu.edu or Kelly-Ann Fasano, kelly-ann@uwbb.org or 850-414-0862.
13 APRIL 2013
  • Race The Runway 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Regional Airport, 3240 Capitol Circle SW, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form. Online registration at active.com. casie@sdg-events.com or 800-804-1815.
  • Fallen Officer Memorial 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Joe Gordon, joegordo42@gmail.com
  • Worm Gruntin' Festival 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Rose Street, Downtown Sopchoppy, Sopchoppy, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
  • 2nd annual Run For The Nurses Half Marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Red Hills Tennis Complex, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Perimeter Road, Tifton, Georgia. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • 2nd annual James Eunice Memorial 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Kappa Alpha House, 205 East Ann Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. John Hanna, jwhanna@valdosta.edu or 229-400-8948; or Blaine Hendon, bmhendon@valdosta.edu or 229-300-6064.
  • Smokin' Butts 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Darton State College tennis pavillion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd Annual Furry Friend 5K. 7:00 AM CT. A.L. Kinsaul Park, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Minuteman 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT 5K. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Entry form and flyer. Robert Kelly, robert.kelly.7@us.af.mil or 334-340-8643.
  • Suwannee HS NJROTC Fun Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Suwannee High School, 1314 SW Pine Avenue, Live Oak, Florida. Online registration at activecom.
  • Hand in Hand 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET. Bainbridge Middle School Track, 1301 E College St‎, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event page on Facebook. Keith and Suzy Harrison, kabs_harrison@yahoo.com
14 APRIL 2013
  • 3rd annual Tomato Trot 5K. 11:00 AM ET. Tallahassee Auto Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. 2012 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • Social Work Scurry 5K. 10:30 AM ET. Unconquered Statue on Florida State University's Langford Green, 296 Champions Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Leigha Inman, linman@fsu.edu
20 APRIL 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL13028EBM. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
  • 5K 4 CK. 9:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Race flyer. Danielle Shore, dls11m@my.fsu.edu or 954-296-1959.
  • Trots For Tots 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Earl Maye Boat Basin, Bainbridge, Georgia. Gina Conley, gconley@dcboe.com
  • National Mayhaw Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church, 319 Grow Street, Colquitt, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Russ Henley 229-758-8500 or Anthony Cobb 229-758-3316.
  • Fit 2 Squeal 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Citizens’ Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Margo Lamb, walkrun@mariannaartsfestival.com or 850-482-7721.
  • 2nd annual Gully Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Clyattville Elementary School, 5386 Madison Highway, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Run For The Dogs 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Agricultural Pavilion, 118 Rebecca Drive, Sylvester, Georgia. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • 2nd annual Chehaw Cheetah Chase 8-mile and 4-mile trail run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 8 mile and 4 mile. Chehaw Park Mountain Bike Trailhead (next to BMX Track), 105 Philema Road Albany, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Entry form and flyer. chehawcheetahchase@gmail.com
  • Survivors and Fallen Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. Entry form and flyer. 334-255-2296.
  • Bark In The Park 5K.  9:00 AM CT. Eastgate Park, 2049 Sanitary Dairy Road, Dothan, Alabama 36312. Adrianne Woodruff 334-615-4620 or Carol/Brian Goguen 334-794-9029.
  • Williams Syndrome Family Of Hope 5K. 6:00 PM ET. Tift County High School Northeast Campus, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
21 APRIL 2013
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #1. 8:00am ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
27 APRIL 2013
  • Rose36th annual Rose City Run 10K and one-mile kids' run. 8:00 am ET 10K / 9:30 am ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomasville, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form. 2013 Rose City Run tabloid. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • 2nd annual Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile/8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Southwood Capital Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. Kathy Anderson, kanderson@rmhctallahassee.org or 850-222-0056x23.
  • Titletown Track Club 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Middle School, 110 Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Ryan Kelly, rkelly@gocats.org or 229-333-8555.
  • Superhero 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Entry form and flyer. Pam Miles , 334-671-1966.
  • Doggie Dash 5K and one mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Willie J Williams Middle School Stadium parking lot, 904 4th Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia.Online registration at active.com.
  • 2nd Annual Race for Enrichment 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bethlehem Community Center, 712 SW Bethlehem Avenue, Fort White, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
3 MAY 2013
  • 26th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2012 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
  • Bearcat Extravaganza 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 PM ET. Bainbridge High School, 1 Bearcat Boulevard, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Jennifer Oldaker, joldaker@dcboe.com
4 MAY 2013
  • 12th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • Run 4 Mercy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. RFM2012@mercyministries.com
  • 28th annual Bay County Race Judicata 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E. 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Dothan Fire Department “Fit to Fight” 10K / 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Dothan Fire Department Station #1, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, AL 36301. Entry form and flyer. Chief Shan Ash, snash@dothan.org or 334-615-4555.
  • F.A.M. Festival 5K Run For Haven Hospice. 9:00 AM ET. 778 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Stephanie Brod 352-271-4665.
  • University Academy Run the Runway 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Old Panama City Airport, 1415 Airport Road, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
11 MAY 2013
  • Marzuq Shrine's 10th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • Ft. Rucker Army Ten-Mile Run-Off and 5 x Two-Mile Relay. 7:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 334-255-3794.
  • End of Watch 10K/5K Honoring All Fallen Officers. 8:00 AM CT. Poplar Head Park, Dothan, Alabama. Sgt. Will Glover, wnglover@dothan.org or 334-615-3640.
  • Taunton Family Festival 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Taunton Family Home, 200 Taunton Family Road, Wewahitchka, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Dan Walsh, 850-443-2880.
18 MAY 2013
  • 2nd annual Steve Ellis 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Dick Howser Baseball Stadium, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Event web site.  Entry form and flyer. mail@ellis5k.com
  • 7th annual Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • 7th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • 2nd annual Catfish Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. 2012 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021.
  • Hearts for Military Heroes Armed Forces Day 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Chances For Children 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse, Hernando Street, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
25 MAY 2013
  • 3rd annual Fight For Air 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site
  • "Go for the Green!" Decatur County 4-H 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Spring Hill Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Ash Bailey, eabailey@uga.edu or 229-248-3033.
27 MAY 2013
  • USA Flag5th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • USA FlagCordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:53 AM ET 8K / 8:02 AM ET one mile / 9:08 5K. Crisp County Recreation Department, 1205 North 5th St. Extension, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. ranreb@planttel.net or bennywade@hughes.net
  • USA Flag7th annual Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 PM ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Lisa Enfinger lenfinger@dcboe.com or Greg Waddell gregw4@bellsouth.net
1 JUNE 2013
  • 3rd annual Leon High School Volleyball Pride Stride 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Leon High School, 550 East Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. Entry form and flyer. Angie Strickland, leonvolleyball@gmail.com or 850-443-1000.
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 16th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
  • 7th annual Loop The Lake 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:20 AM ET one mile. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. race@loopthelake.com or 229-894-2607.
2 JUNE 2013
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series Splash and Dash. 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.
6 JUNE 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
8 JUNE 2013
  • 3rd annual Run 4 tHe Revolution 5K and Clover Trot Fun Run. 7:30AM ET 5K / 8:30AM ET one-mile. Lake Park Elementary School, 604 W. Marion Avenue, Lake Park, Georgia 31636. 2012 story. Galen A. Mirate, gmirate@gmx.com or 229-561-0747.
13 JUNE 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
15 JUNE 2013
  • 35th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15am ET. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2012 story. 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.
20 JUNE 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
27 JUNE 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
29 JUNE 2013
4 JULY 2013
  • Tallahassee Independence Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Location TBD. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com
  • 5th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15 AM ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
6 JULY 2013
  • 2nd annual Iota Tau Alpha Run For The Tape 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:15 AM. J. R. Alford Greenway, 2500 South Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Roger Schmidt, rjs09c@my.fsu.edu or 727-644-5526.
11 JULY 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
13 JULY 2013
  • 5th annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
14 JULY 2013
  • 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.
18 JULY 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
20 JULY 2013
  • Tallahassee's not-quite-annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. hwills@gmail.com
  • 4th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30am ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
25 JULY 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #7 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
27 JULY 2013
  • Tasty Tiger Trot 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Trail, Dothan, Alabama. Mike or Carolyn Houston, 334-797-3668 or 334-797-5641.
1 AUGUST 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8 (Events TBD). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
3 AUGUST 2013
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
10 AUGUST 2013
  • 15th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Event web site. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
17 AUGUST 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 16th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
24 AUGUST 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
  • 4th annual Leesburg Long Run For Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 5K / 8:00 AM ET 10.5K / 8:10 AM ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
31 AUGUST 2013
  • 2nd annual Terry Massa Memorial 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Piney Z Lodge, 950 Piney Z Plantation Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. Course map. Melba Jacobs, jacobsm@leonschools.net or specialolympics.leon@gmail.com
1 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3. 8:00 AM ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
2 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • 6th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • 5th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K and 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com.
7 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • 4th annual Partnership Cancer Fund 5K and one-mile walk. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. john.sparks@lcpfh.org
14 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Entry form and flyer. Lisa Unger, ungertl@juno.com or 850-562-2901.
  • Princess Macy 5K8:00 AM CT 5K. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
21 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
  • Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 10K and 5K, 9:00 AM ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
28 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • 3rd 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
  • 3rd annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, 112 Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2012 story. 2011 story
  • Run For The Renascence 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-To-Gate 4.2-Mile Run. 9:00 AM CT. 3rd Avenue and Raider Street parking lot, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Fortenberry-Colton PFF at 255-3794.
5 OCTOBER 2013
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 am ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Riverfront Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Broad Avenue next to Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or (229) 436-8191.
12 OCTOBER 2013
  • 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Chuck and Jana Davis, cdaviscycle@gmail.com
19 OCTOBER 2013
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story.
  • 7th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, 208 East Third Street (corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91), Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
25 OCTOBER 2013
  • PumpkinheadYMCA Trick or Trot 5K Night Race and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET one mile / 6:30 PM ET 5K. YMCA at Southwood, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Tasha Everette, teverette@capitalregionymca.org
26 OCTOBER 2013
  • 34th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Spooky 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
11 NOVEMBER 2013
  • USA Flag3rd annual Allen Beal Memorial Veterans' Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Vietnam War Memorial, South Calhoun Street at Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story.
23 NOVEMBER 2013
  • 19th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, and 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.  Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Turkey Trot 10K and 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 334-255-2296.
28 NOVEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 38th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
.30 NOVEMBER 2013
  • 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.
7 DECEMBER 2013
  • 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). 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Lisa or Eric Johnson, 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • Fifth 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.  Event web site.
14 DECEMBER 2013
  • 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. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Mistletoe 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-2296.
21 DECEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's third annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. Brian Corbin, brirun@comcast.net, or Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
4 JANUARY 2014

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18 JANUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 30th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
25 JANUARY 2014
  • PigThe 32nd annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 15K course map. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
2 FEBRUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
8 FEBRUARY 2014
  • Samoa21st annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET one mile / 9:00AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM.  Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
15 FEBRUARY 2014
1 MARCH 2014
  • 9th annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
  • 8th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
8 MARCH 2014
  • Shamrock26th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K.Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
  • 36th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00am CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. 2013 story. 2011 story. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
22 MARCH 2014
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
29 MARCH 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K and Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bledsoe and Worley winners at 2013 Fire Ant 5K

Flat FlameRobert Bledsoe runs cross-country for Irwin County (Georgia) High School, so he's quite used to running five kilometers over hills and through forests and meadows, sand and mud. Running the same 3.1-mile distance on paved streets can't be any harder, and on Saturday morning, 23 March 2013, Bledsoe did just that, running 19:02 on the streets of Ashburn, Georgia and winning the Turner County Fire Ant Festival 5K. Ashburn's DeAndre Pierce, a Fire Ant 5K veteran, was runner-up in 19:29, followed by Artemio Gomez of Omega in 19:39. In a duel of master runners, Leesburg's Michael Gavre edged Tifton's Frank Davis for fourth, 19:44 to 19:46. Cordele's Adrienne Worley was the first female finisher, placing 18th overall in 25:24. 80 athletes finished 2013 edition of the annual race.


Turner County's Fire Ant Festival started in 1996, and the 5K race was added at least as early as 2001. Like the somewhat older Fire Ant Festival in Marshall, Texas, the insects themselves are not actually invited to the celebration. For that matter, they weren't invited to the United States, either. But who can keep them away? So the tenacious exotic species has become the mascot of Ashburn's festival, and of the associated 5K race. And as sure as you'll find fire ant mounds in your front yard, you can depend on the Fire Ant Festival 5K being run on the fourth Saturday in March. Look for it again on 22 March 2014.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Turner County (Georgia) Fire Ant Festival 5K
  1. 19:01.85 ~ Robert Bledsoe (M, 17) Rebecca, GA
  2. 19:28.37 ~ DeAndre Pierce (M, 15) Ashburn, GA
  3. 19:38.83 ~ Artemio Gomez (M, 20) Omega, GA
  4. 19:43.24 ~ Michael Gavre (M, 46) Leesburg, GA
  5. 19:45.11 ~ Frank Davis (M, 52) Tifton, GA
  6. 19:46.45 ~ Jose Trejo (M, 34) Fitzgerald, GA
  7. 19:51.36 ~ Lorenzo Gomez (M, 47) Omega, GA
  8. 20:18.74 ~ Lorenzo Gomez, Jr. (M, 26) Omega, GA
  9. 20:36.09 ~ Trey Norris (M, 17) Jasper, FL
  10. 20:46.29 ~ Bruce Austin (M, 43) Albany, GA

Top Ten Females, 2013 Turner County (Georgia) Fire Ant Festival 5K
  1. 25:23.02 ~ Adrienne Worley (F, 32) Cordele, Ga
  2. 25:49.13 ~ Allison Cauthen (F, 23) Macon, GA
  3. 26:00.32 ~ Lee Taylor (F, 16) Ashburn, GA
  4. 26:23.33 ~ Brittany Pilkinton (F, 26) Sycamore, GA
  5. 27:07.39 ~ Heather Jones (F, 39) Tifton, GA
  6. 27:38.81 ~ Leslie Miles (F, 42) Carrollton, GA
  7. 27:56.59 ~ Brittany Brown (F, 27) Tifton, GA
  8. 28:13.50 ~ Susan Hutchinson (F, 61) Poulan, GA
  9. 28:56.55 ~ Melissa Wilson (F, 38) Fitzgerald, GA
  10. 29:28.77 ~ Elexis Griffin (F, 29) Thomasville, GA

Turner County Fire Ant Festival 5K winners, 2003-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
24 March 2001
23 March 2002
22 March 200316:37, David Coody, Jr21:52, Kara Clark
27 March 200418:23, Kerry Underwood27:26, Stephanie Langley
26 March 200517:22, Robert Feldman20:20, Brooke Withers60
25 March 200617:52, Ryan McDaniel21:22, Rue Chitwood50
24 March 200716:01, David Marley20:08, Elizabeth Lambert76
22 March 200816:47, David Marley19:45, Brittney Skiles106
28 March 200918:15, Nathan Norton22:56, Amy Bartholomew63
27 March 201017:54, Daniel Chevez21:53, Susan Breeding91
26 March 201117:52, Robert Smith20:46, Ashley Duncan97
24 March 201218:09, Benjamin James Weston23:37, Jeanette MacDonald141
23 March 201319:02, Robert Bledsoe25:24, Adrienne Worley80


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Linton and Grayson take half marathon honors in Bainbridge

Bainbridge Half MarathonFlorida State freshman Stanley Linton is no stranger to athletic victory in Bainbridge, Georgia. The NROTC midshipman is the current defending champion of Bainbridge's Memorial Day 5K, having won that race two years in a row. On Saturday morning, 23 March 2013, though, he was tackling a longer event--the second annual Bainbridge Half Marathon.


Under threatening skies, the race started at 7:00 AM ET from Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge. Just hours earlier, Stanley Linton had been mixing it up in the 5,000-meter run in the FSU Relays on Friday evening in Tallahassee, running a personal best 15:32.50 and placing 12th in a crowded field of 47 runners.  After a night's rest Linton was on the starting line in Bainbridge, one of 147 athletes who would finish the half marathon. He would be the fastest of those, turning in a winning time of 77:28 and finishing 1200 meters ahead of the runner-up, Tallahassee's "Marathon Jack" McDermott. McDermott was the fastest master runner in the field, completing the course in 82:45. Not quite a minute behind McDermott, Bainbridge's Pauncho Hufstetler, the 2012 runner-up, took third with a 83:44.


Thomasville master runner Mary Anne Grayson took the women's title, placing eighth overall in a new women's course record time of 93:34. Laura McDermott of Tallahassee finished second for the women, placing 18th overall in 1:40:20. Last year's women's runner-up, master runner Debbie Wittmer, improved her 2012 time by almost a minute to 1:40:38, finishing 19th overall and third in the women's competition.


Top Ten Males, 2013 Bainbridge (Georgia) Half Marathon
  1. Stanley Linton1:17:27.2 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 19) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 1:22:44.7 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 44)
  3. 1:23:43.1 ~ Pauncho Hufstetler (M, 38)
  4. 1:26:36.2 ~ Erick Juarez (M, 20)
  5. 1:27:52.5 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 47)
  6. 1:30:53.7 ~ Sam Dreilinger (M, 25)
  7. 1:32:13.4 ~ Mark Maddox (M, 25)
  8. 1:34:48.1 ~ Al Whatley (M, 42)
  9. 1:35:48.6 ~ Michael Mac Mullin (M, 52)
  10. 1:36:12.2 ~ Rodriquez Williams (M, 39)

Top Ten Females, 2013 Bainbridge (Georgia) Half Marathon
  1. Mary Anne Grayson1:33:33.5 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 47) Thomasville, GA
  2. 1:40:19.9 ~ Laura McDermott (F, 33)
  3. 1:40:37.4 ~ Debbie Wittmer (F, 49)
  4. 1:40:56.1 ~ Teresa Haltom (F, 26)
  5. 1:44:35.1 ~ Sheri Poskanzer (F, 24)
  6. 1:44:44.6 ~ Kristy Willheim (F, 42)
  7. 1:46:19.9 ~ Shannon Colavecchio (F, 35)
  8. 1:46:59.4 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 30)
  9. 1:50:28.7 ~ Kelsey Kilinski (F, 26)
  10. 1:50:58.5 ~ Dana Chafin (F, 33)

Bainbridge Half Marathon champions, 2012-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
14 April 201272:43, Chris Lake1:41:01, Melissa Thompson193
23 March 201377:28, Stanley Linton93:34, Mary Anne Grayson147


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Roe, Roe rule the race at 'Dosta Dash 10K

The Valdosta, Georgia Junior Service League has a different way of counting these things, but if you accept their tally this was the ninth annual 'Dosta Dash on Saturday morning, 23 March 2013. Since the VJSL got into the road race business in 2004, the race has been an untimed December fun run of indeterminate distance, a December 15K, and (for the last four years) a March 10K. Lowndes High School distance runner Chance Roe took time out from track season to win the latest 10K version of the race, turning a 36:45 for the 6.2 miles. James Taylor of Perry, Florida was the top master, finishing fourth overall in 40:28. Valdosta's Melissa Roe took the women's title, placing 13th overall in 48:20. The first master woman was Martha Mazurkiewicz of Valdosta, 22nd overall in 49:42.


Chance Roe led the race early, with Valdosta Middle School cross-country coach Ryan Kelly following in his wake. Roe relinquished the lead to Kelly briefly around the halfway point, but then surged ahead again for good--the gap between the two runners varied but never vanished. At the finish line it was Roe over Kelly, 36:45 to 37:02. Another Lowndes High distance man, junior Tyler Thurman, was third in 38:43. Master runner James Taylor took fourth in 40:51. In fifth just behind Taylor was another Perry master runner, Dan Anderson, running 40:51.


Almost twelve minutes after Chance Roe was the first runner across the Dosta Dash finish line, the first female finisher came across as well. That just happened to be Pine Grove Middle School's Viking Runners Club coach Melissa Roe, and Chance Roe just happened to be her son. Melissa Roe outran the second woman in the 10K, Heather Addington, 48:20 to 48:43. Viking Running Club member Katelin Stecz was the third female finisher, taking 17th overall in 49:06.


Top Ten Males, 2013 'Dosta Dash 10K
    Chance Roe
  1. 36:44.4 ~ Chance Roe (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  2. 37:01.9 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  3. 38:42.4 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
  4. 40:28.0 ~ James Taylor (M, 49) Perry, FL
  5. 40:51.0 ~ Dan Anderson (M, 49) Perry, FL
  6. 41:07.0 ~ Adam Graham (M, 29) Dupont, GA
  7. 42:23.9 ~ Tom Phillips (M, 49) Valdosta, GA
  8. 42:28.4 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  9. 44:45.9 ~ Kaleb Heminger (M, 24) Valdosta, GA
  10. 44:57.8 ~ Tom Grant (M, 35) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Females, 2013 'Dosta Dash 10K
  1. 48:19.4 ~ Melissa Roe (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  2. 48:42.1 ~ Heather Addington (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  3. 49:05.8 ~ Katelin Stecz (F, 13) Kalamazoo, MI
  4. 49:15.6 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  5. 49:23.6 ~ Eryn Wilkey (F, 10) Valdosta, GA
  6. 49:41.4 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  7. 49:58.0 ~ Angel Godwin (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  8. 50:20.5 ~ Debbie Green (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  9. 51:06.5 ~ Jennifer Hummel (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  10. 52:20.6 ~ Sarah Stover (F, 31) Valdosta, GA

In the concurrently run 5K race, Corey Stejback edged out Matthew Baun 18:36 to 18:41 for the overall title. Valdosta master runner Amy Sharon was the first woman finisher, placing fifth overall in 21:26. It was her second 'Dosta Dash 5K title; Sharon also won the women's division in 2010.


Top Ten Males, 2013 'Dosta Dash 5K
  1. 18:35.4 ~ Corey Stejback (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  2. 18:40.2 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:34.3 ~ Colin Prinsloo (M, 27) Hahira, GA
  4. 20:58.0 ~ Andrew Elam (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  5. 22:51.0 ~ Carter Sharon (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  6. 23:36.1 ~ Kevin Moore (M, 29) Valdosta, GA
  7. 24:00.3 ~ Andy Frost (M, 26) Ray City, GA
  8. 24:17.4 ~ Edwin Lundy (M, 40) Madison, FL
  9. 25:38.6 ~ Charles LaHood (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
  10. 26:12.7 ~ Rob Hummel (M, 43) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Females, 2013 'Dosta Dash 5K
  1. 21:25.5 ~ Amy Sharon (F, 45) Valdosta, GA
  2. 22:16.5 ~ Kelsey Morse (F, 10) Valdosta, GA
  3. 24:48.8 ~ Ansley Childree (F, 23) Valdosta, GA
  4. 25:18.2 ~ Alaina Lewis (F, 28) Lake Park, GA
  5. 26:16.6 ~ Kathryn Bentley (F, 25) Hahira, GA
  6. 26:58.9 ~ Allison Shenton (F, 34) Hahira, GA
  7. 27:37.4 ~ Kate Patterson (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
  8. 27:39.5 ~ Michelle Iturralde (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
  9. 27:50.8 ~ Tori Holmes (F, 37) Lake Park, GA
  10. 27:54.5 ~ Heather Furguson (F, 32) Hahira, GA

'Dosta Dash Champions, 2006-2013
DateRaceMenWomenFinishers
4 DEC 2004----
3 DEC 2005----
2 DEC 200615K53:21, John Seppala66:11, Susan Fischer88
5K21:47, Sam Hogan25:35, Ashley Powell132
1 DEC 200715K54:01, John Seppala65:10, Alice Smoot61
5K20:43, Austin Pruneda20:53, Ashley Rall194
6 DEC 200815K55:24, John Seppala64:28, Ashley McGee59
5K20:15, Thomas Deane20:06, Kelly Fleming119
27 MAR 201010K36:53, Austin McDonald43:03, Angelina Horne62
5K20:21, Jake Bearratine21:45, Amy Sharon71
26 MAR 201110K36:15, Scot Gardner44:05, Alice Smoot97
5K17:03, Parker Childree23:19, Mary Alice Smoot115
24 MAR 201210K38:07, James Marino47:35, Lauren Hayes80
5K19:51, Patrick Gruber21:01, Alice Smoot197
23 MAR 201310K36:45, Chance Roe48:20, Melissa Roe89
5K18:36, Corey Stejback21:26, Amy Sharon93
In 2004 and 2005 the event was an untimed December fun run named the
Jingle Bell Run.

From 2006 to 2008 the event was called the Jingle Bell Classic.
In 2010 the VJSL moved the race to March, renaming it the 'Dosta Dash.


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