Debbie Green of Valdosta, Georgia was the first female finisher as well as the first female master runner, coming in 18th overall in 23:21. In contrast to Kelly's big lead in the male competition, though, the next three women finished within half a minute of Green--'Dosta Dash 10K champion Melissa Roe (19th, 23:37), Valdosta master runner Angel Godwin (20th, 23:44), and Road Kill 5K winner Eryn Wilkey (21st, 23:51).
Unlike the previous year when tropical system Beryl was threatening the region, runners were greeted with clear skies and temperatures in the 70s. Improved weather no doubt helped lead to improved participation, as 87 runners finished this year's edition of the race.
Top Ten Men, Valdosta's 2013 Memorial Day 5K
- 18:04.3 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34)
- 19:12.0 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 13)
- 19:46.8 ~ Chance Roe (M, 15)
- 19:50.1 ~ Liam Bickerstaff (M, 17)
- 20:09.8 ~ OJ Kinsey (M, 37)
- 20:44.3 ~ Tom Phillips (M, 49)
- 21:01.9 ~ Derek Cummings (M, 34)
- 21:06.5 ~ Tom Grant (M, 36)
- 21:44.0 ~ Ernest Smith Jr. (M, 26)
- 21:52.7 ~ Keegan Boyd (M, 25)
Top Ten Women, Valdosta's 2013 Memorial Day 5K
- 23:20.7 ~ Debbie Green (F, 47)
- 23:36.3 ~ Melissa Roe (F, 35)
- 23:43.9 ~ Angel Godwin (F, 40)
- 23:50.6 ~ Eryn Wilkey (F, 10)
- 23:56.6 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 45)
- 24:01.2 ~ Mackenzie Rogers (F, 9)
- 24:12.7 ~ Alison Thornhill (F, 33)
- 25:01.4 ~ Sylvia Ellis (F, 43)
- 25:40.0 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 34)
- 26:19.3 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13)
|Valdosta Memorial Day 5K Champions, 2009-2013|
|25 May 2009||16:34, Chris Rice||20:47, Ashley McGee||86|
|31 May 2010||16:50, Chris Rice||21:38, Jordan Helton||79|
|30 May 2011||17:10, Chris Rice||21:06, Alice Smoot||102|
|28 May 2012||18:33, Masked Avenger||21:38, Alison Peters||53|
|27 May 2013||18:05, Ryan Kelly||23:21, Debbie Green||87|
- Complete results of Valdosta's 2013 Memorial Day 5K
- 2012 story, "Avenger and Peters mark Memorial Day with wins"
- 2011 story, "Memorial Day three-peat for Rice in Valdosta"
- 2010 story, "Blazers Rice and Helton race to victory in Valdosta"
- Upcoming races in Valdosta and other cities in the Trouble Afoot! region