Saturday, August 31, 2013

Koon and Cox fly to Fishnet 5K firsts

Tallahassee RollerGirls' 2013 Fishnet 5KLabor Day weekend has always been the time for sports, running included. Last year Tallahassee's Labor Day weekend racing calendar included the Terry Massa Memorial 5K on Saturday and the Red Cross's Robin Lotane Hurricane 5K on Monday. But this year, the Terry Massa race migrated to September 21 and the Hurricane 5K moved to October. That meant that a first-year race, the Fishnet 5K on Saturday, Aug. 31, was all but alone on Tallahassee's Labor Day weekend running calendar.


The Fishnet 5K was a benefit for cervical cancer awareness hosted by the Tallahassee Rollergirls, a roller derby club. Not everyone is an expert on roller derby, but most people at least know that it's a game played on roller skates by strong women with names like "Mimi Massacre" and "Hilda Harpy". In that spirit, let's say that Bryan "Master of Disaster" Koon, Florida's Head of Distaster Management, won the race, running 17:32.

Bryan Koon
The race started on the FSU campus at the Integration Statue near Union Green, heading south on Woodward Avenue. A group of four runners moved out into the lead--Mike Martinez, Anthony Kuchera, Bryan Koon, and Jeff Hoh. The four stayed together though the first mile, but on the second mile Koon made his move, breaking away from Martinez, Hoh, and Kuchera. Hoh and Martinez gave chase, dropping Kuchera, but Koon continued to open a gap. The third mile was more of the same, and Bryan Koon was the first back to the Integration Statue and the finish line, recording a winning time of 17:32. Michael Martinez got away from Jeff Hoh late in the race to take second in 17:58. Hoh was third in 18:22, and Anthony Kuchera fourth in 18:51.

Renee Cox
Renee Cox didn't share the lead with anyone in the women's competition. At the start Cox went right to the front of the women's field, determined to stay there till the end of the race. Jamie Schindewolf led the pursuit early but was overtaken by Michelle Perry less than a kilometer into the race. Perry was overtaken in turn by Grace Jackson and Urska Dobersek. Indifferent to who was in second, Cox continued to run away from the competition, reaching the finish line in 20:20 with a 500 meter lead. Jackson and Dobersek were left to fight for the runner up spot, a fight where Jackson prevailed, 22:38 to 22:43.


Top Ten Men, Tallahassee Rollergirls' 2013 Fishnet 5K
  1. Donald Kunish17:32 ~ Bryan Koon (M, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:58 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:22 ~ Jeff Hoh (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 18:51 ~ Anthony Kuchera (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 19:16 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 19:50 ~ Donald Kunish (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 20:08 ~ Mike LaBossiere (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 21:13 ~ Zechariah Lange
  9. 21:27 ~ Daniel Santiago
  10. 22:23 ~ John Parlses

Top Ten Women, Tallahassee Rollergirls' 2013 Fishnet 5K
  1. Grace Jackson20:20 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:38 ~ Grace Jackson (F, 13) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:43 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 23:38 ~ Michelle Perry (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:49 ~ Jennifer Shafer (F, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 24:30 ~ Julie Clark (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 25:04 ~ Paige Dillard
  8. 25:39 ~ Ashley Bell (F, 24)
  9. 25:43 ~ Melina Avila
  10. 26:09 ~ Jamie Schindewolf (F, 23)

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Prinsloo and Smoot say "Welcome to VSU!" in the Community 5K

Hahira distance runner Colin Prinsloo edged out Tayler Thatcher for the win, 20:04 to 20:08, in the 2013 Valdosta State University Community 5K. Close on their heels was Valdosta's Ricky Smith, third in 20:13. Alice Smoot of Valdosta was the first female finisher in the race as well as the fastest master runner in the field; Smoot placed seventh overall in 21:55. Makenzee Page of Ray City, Georgia was a distant runner-up in the female standings, finishing 13th overall in 23:45. The top male master in the race was Terry Arnold of Lake Wylie, South Carolina, who finished 10th overall in 23:14. The eighth annual race was run on the Valdosta State University campus on Saturday morning, 24 August 2013.


In addition to a new course, the VSU Community 5K got a new champion in 2013. Colin Prinsloo's win placed a period on the end of a streak of four straight VSU Community 5K wins, 2009 to 2012, by Chris Rice. The event was conducted by Valdosta State University Campus Recreation, with finish line and timing services provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta.


Top Ten Males, 2013 VSU Community 5K
  1. 20:03.6 ~ Colin Prinsloo (M, 27) Hahira, GA
  2. 20:07.2 ~ Tayler Thatcher (M, 21) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:12.1 ~ Ricky Smith (M, 23) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:39.8 ~ Justyn Brownridge (M, 22) Valdosta, GA
  5. 20:48.6 ~ Daniel Chavez (M, 21) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:20.8 ~ Shaundon Moore (M, 19) Valdosta, GA
  7. 22:08.7 ~ Derek Cummings (M, 35) Valdosta, GA
  8. 23:09.5 ~ Michael Bayan (M, 32) Valdosta, GA
  9. 23:13.7 ~ Terry Arnold (M, 51) Lake Wylie, SC
  10. 23:17.2 ~ Kyle Baxter (M, 28) Hahira, GA

Top Ten Females, 2013 VSU Community 5K
  1. 21:54.5 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
  2. 23:44.4 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 13) Ray City, GA
  3. 24:10.3 ~ Alejandra Francis (F, 19) Lake Park, GA
  4. 24:14.6 ~ Jordan Waugh (F, 21) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:38.2 ~ Melissa Mekpongsatorn (F, 31) Valdosta, GA
  6. 24:40.8 ~ Nancy Herring (F, 58) Thomasville, GA
  7. 25:01.4 ~ Jade Evans (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
  8. 25:07.3 ~ Katie Repko (F, 20) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:07.5 ~ Ibana Domljanaiic (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
  10. 25:43.2 ~ Heidi Gonzalez (F, 41) Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State University Community 5K champions, 2006-2013
DateMenWomen
19 August 200616:54, Derek Storbeck20:06, Melissa Daugherty
18 August 200716:58, John Seppala20:12, Jana Grygarova
23 August 200817:17, Austin McDonald20:12, Jordanne Helton
22 August 200916:15, Christopher Rice20:03, Ashley McGee
21 August 201016:40, Christopher Rice20:13, Sarah Turner
20 August 201117:03, Christopher Rice20:23, Jordanne Helton
25 August 201216:33, Christopher Rice20:22, Jessie Usry
24 August 201320:04, Colin Prinsloo21:55, Alice Smoot


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

28 August 2013 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 August 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
31 AUGUST 2013
  • Fishnet 5K and one-mile kids run. 9:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Race flyer. Event web page.
  • Flatlanders Dawg Gone Good Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Church Street, behind First Baptist Church, Lakeland, Georgia. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Midnight Chase 5K and one-mile fun run. 11:59 PM CT. 7100 W Highway 98, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
1 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • 2nd annual Alys Beach 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:30 AM CT one mile. Alys Beach Resort, 9581 County Hwy 30A East, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 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
  • 5th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K and 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
7 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • 4th annual Operation One Voice Florida Fallen Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • 7th annual Ability 1st 5K and one-mile fun walk. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Myers Park, 913 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. 850-575-9621.
  • 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
  • 28th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Event entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021.
  • 2nd annual Run For Remembrance 10K and 5K. 8:05 AM CT. North end of Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 2nd annual "Will To Heal" 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, 5429 College Drive, Graceville, Florida 32440. Terry Edwards 850-529-2880.
  • Come to the River Healing Arts Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Stephen Foster State Park, White Springs, Florida. Online registration at active.com. 386-234-1920.
11 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • Blue Light Memorial 5K. 6:30 PM ET. Eppes Hall, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Lindsay J. Volpe, LJVolpe@fsu.edu
14 SEPTEMBER 2013
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 32nd annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
  • 5K at Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley Cafe, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Shannon Moore, lee_shannon@rocketmail.com or 850-694-3322.
  • 4th annual Honor Your Neighbor 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • Princess Macy 5K. 8:00 AM CT 5K. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
  • Stars and Stripes Patriot Run 6K. 9:00 AM ET. Myrtlewood Plantation, Campbell Street, Thomasville, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • First Responder 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer.
  • 2nd Annual Sam Strong Run 2 End Duchenne 5K and one-mile walk. 8:00 AM ET. Newberry Elementary School, 25705 SW 15th Avenue, Newberry, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon II. 7:00 am CT (Sprint triathlon, 0.35 mile Swim, 15 mile Bike, 3.1 mile Run; Olympic triathlon, 0.7 mile Swim, 25 mile Bike, 6.2 mile Run; Sprint duathlon, 1.2 mile Run, 15 mile Bike, 3.1 mile Run; Olympic duathlon, 3.1 mile Run, 15 mile Bike, 6.2 mile Run). Mexico Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
  • 2nd annual Terry Massa Memorial 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Piney Z Lodge, 950 Piney Z Plantation Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. Course map. Event page on Facebook. Melba Jacobs, jacobsm@leonschools.net or specialolympics.leon@gmail.com
  • 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.
  • 7th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K and 5K. 8:00 am CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Brian Goguen, cgoguen@sw.rr.com or 334-794-9029.
  • 5K Run for Love, Peace, and Hope. 8:00 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 W. Highway 98, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Thru The Zoo 5K and Run Your Tail Off one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. The Parks at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Danielle Sumner, DSumner@chehaw.org or 229-430-5295.
  • Clinch Memorial Hospital 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. 1050 Valdosta Hwy, Homerville, Georgia 31634. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Providence EagleFest 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 8K and 5K / 10:00 AM CT one mile. Providence Christian School, 4847 Murphy Mill Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • 9/11 Heroes 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Grayton Beach State Park, 34 Goldenrod Circle Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Four for Ruth's Cottage 4M and Patter for Patti one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET one mile / 6:30 PM ET four mile. The Hilton Inn, 200 Boo Drive, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Amy Fraser, amy.fraser@hilton.com or 229-382-8484x503.
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
  • Wildlife Alert's Run Wild 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Kelly Daire, Kelly.Daire@MyFWC.com or 850-488-6253
  • University Center Club Charity Classic 5K. 9:00 AM ET. University Center Club, Florida State University, University Center Building B, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Haley Orr, Haley.Orr@ourclub.com or 850-645-5693.
  • 5th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web page. Whitney White, wwhite@pebblehill.com or 229-227-5389.
  • 3rd annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. McKey Park, 112 Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2012 story. 2011 story.
  • 2nd annual Sale City Community Outreach 5K. 8:00 AM ET. City Hall, 122 E. Broad Street Sale City, Georgia 31784. 2012 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Building Strong Families 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Citizen's Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Tammy Dean, 850-209-0397, or Kathy Donofro, 850-557-3660.
  • 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.
  • Champions for Children 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Amy Eakin amy.theoakhouse@ymail.com or 229-309-1882.
  • Headland Harvest Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Grove Street and Main Street, Headland, Alabama.
  • Soaked for Scholarships 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Larry and Rona Dykes Trail, Westgate Park, Dothan, Alabama. rbruce@calvarydothan.com.
  • Run For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Coliseum, 1302 11th St. SW, Live Oak , Florida. Online registration at active.com.
5 OCTOBER 2013
  • 6th annual Red Cross Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET one mile / 8:15 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Bob Lotane, robertlotane1@gmail.com or 850-545-9446, or Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • 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.
  • 3rd annual Habitrot at Sandestin Half Marathon and 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resorts, 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy-Sandestin Marina, Sandestin, Florida. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • 4th annual Riverwalk Run 5K. 5:00 PM CT. Riverwalk Pavilion, Downtown Milton, Florida. USATF certified course FL09073EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. linsey.williamson@ci.milton.fl.us or 850-983-5466.
  • Zombies Run For Your Life 5K. 2:00 PM CT. Ozark Chamber of Commerce, 294 Painter Avenue, Ozark, Alabama. Event web site. Patty Fenn, pfenn@troycable.net or 334-432-3466.
6 OCTOBER 2013
  • Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Danielle Gulasa, dgulasa@refugehouse.com or 850-922-6062.
  • Take a Breath for Jess 5K. 4:30 PM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahasee, Florida. Event page on Facebook.
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
  • 10th annual Jim Del Mauro Rosemary Run for Parkinson's Research 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Rosemary Beach East Lawn Green, Rosemary Beach, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • 5K Trail Run for Cystic Fibrosis. 8:00 AM CT 5K. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
  • Dothan First Church of the Nazarene 5K. 8:00 AM CT. First Church of the Nazarene, 1081 Honeysuckle Road, Dothan, Alabama 36305. Joe Kouns 334-718-1155.
  • Girls Inc. Run For The Treasure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1K fun run. 7:00 AM CT half marathon / 7:15 AM CT 10K / 7:30 AM CT 5K / 8:00 AM CT 1K. Aaron Bessant Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
13 OCTOBER 2013
  • Blue Mountain Beach Half Marathon and 10K. 7:00 AM CT. 2217 Highway 30A, Blue Mountain Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
19 OCTOBER 2013
  • 15th annual Alan C. Sundberg, Jr. Memorial 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309-3413. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Bill Sundberg, bill@sundbergandhessman.com or 850-402-3000.
  • Go Pink! 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Premier Health and Fitness Center, 3521 Maclay Boulevard South, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. 229-242-0676.
  • 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.
  • 6th annual Sandi McCool Champions of Hope 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, 445 Health Sciences Blvd., Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. SAMC Foundation, 334-673-4150.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Jeffords Park (US 82 at the Train), 301 East Franklin Street, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • 3rd Annual Chomp Cancer 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
19 OCTOBER 2013
  • 4th annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15 AM ET. Battery Park, Apalachicola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10040EBM (marathon). Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • 10th annual St. John Road Race 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot. 8:00 AM ET (5K), 9:00 AM ET (one mile), 9:15 AM ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 229-244-2556.
  • 4th annual Epic 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Spring Hill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web page. June Faircloth, jfis4670@bellsouth.net
  • The Great Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET. Java Depot, 105 East Ellis Street, Perry, Florida. Event web page. Entry form. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Monica Blount, monica@plantationbookkeeping.com or 850-843-0259.
  • 2nd annual Dead Man Running 5K. 2:00 PM CT. Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Ave, Dothan, Alabama. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Stephanie Madden, smadden@dothaneagle.com or 334-792-3141.
  • 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.
  • 2nd annual Ghost and Goblins Spooktacular 5K trail run. 9:00 AM ET. Windy Hill Farm, 13126 NW 174th Ave Alachua, Florida 32615. Event web site. jonathan@start2finishracemanagement.com or 352-317-4363.
  • Tricker Trek 5K Zombie Run and One-Mile Ghoul Drool. 8:00 AM CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Gumby Weckherlin 850-271-5896 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018.
2 NOVEMBER 2013
  • 22nd annual Army Aviation Association of America Chili 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Festival Field, 5th Avenue and 4th Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Course map. Event web site.
  • Run For Wounded Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Albany Marine Core Logistics Base, 814 Radford Blvd. Albany, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd annual Run For Your Lungs 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 PM ET. Lake Blackshear Retreat, 2459 H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia. Online registration at activecom. 229-881-7046.
  • 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.
9 NOVEMBER 2013
  • Deer Run 5K and one mile. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deerlake West, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Gill Jones, gjonesfl@hotmail.com or 922-6545.
  • Premier Health and Fitness Center’s P3 Challenge 5K and and one mile. 9:00 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Premier Health and Fitness Center, 3521 Maclay Boulevard South, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tonya Smith, 850-431-4822.
  • Harvest Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. J. R. Alford Greenway, 2500 South Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. Entry form and flyer. Event web site. Niki Kilgore, KilgoreN@infinity-software.com or 850-383-1011.
  • USA FlagBainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day Classic 10K. 9:00 AM ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certifed course #GA98012WC.
  • 2nd annual Super Fan 5K. 10:30 AM CT. St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • Montessori Madness 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Larry and Rona Dykes Trail, Westgate Park, Dothan, Alabama. Tara Black 386-697-3947.
  • 4th annual Soldier Marathon and Half-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA11069WC (marathon) and GA11068WC (half-marathon). Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. info@soldiermarathon.com
  • Premier Health and Fitness Center’s P3 Challenge Super Sprint Triathlon (150 yard swim, 7-mile bicycle, 2-mile run). 7:00 AM ET. Premier Health and Fitness Center, 3521 Maclay Boulevard South, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Kathy McDaris, Kmcdaris@comcast.net or 850-422-3130.
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.
16 NOVEMBER 2013
  • 3rd annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Leon County Solid Waste Management, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • Crossroads Pregnancy Center 5K. 10:00 AM ET. Crossroads Pregnancy Center, 19930 North US Highway 441, Ste. A, High Springs, Florida 32643. Online registration at active.com. info@cpchighsprings.org or 386-454-0411.
  • Speed The Light 5K. 9:00 AM CT. St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
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. Online registration at active.com. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Wild Hog Jog 5-Mile and 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West Highway 98, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Kris Retherford, krisreth@gmail.com or 850-527-2861.
  • 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.
  • 2nd annual 30A Thanksgiving 10K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT. 34 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida. USATF certified 10K course #FL12097EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM 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.
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.
  • 26th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
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
  • 3rd annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
  • 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
28 DECEMBER 2013
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
29 DECEMBER 2013
  • 2nd annual Biggest Loser Half Marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 7:10 AM CT half marathon / 11:30 AM CT one mile. Panama City Beach, Florida. Race series web page. Online registration at active.com.
31 DECEMBER 2013
  • 2nd annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
4 JANUARY 2014
  • 10th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560.
11 JANUARY 2014
  • 37th annual Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15K). 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel, jackiemcdaniel1@gmail.com or 850-591-0081.
  • 2nd annual Trailblazer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. DeSoto Trail Elementary School, 5200 Tredington Park Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. Mona McGregor, mona678@hotmail.com or 850-524-1561.
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
  • 5th annual Red Fox Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Kim Vinson, ksvinson@embarqmail.com or 850-488-0923 or 850-668-7430.
  • 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.
1 FEBRUARY 2014
    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.
    • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
    • tiny tortoise6th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. USATF certified course FL09011EBM. Event web page. Cindy Preston, Cynthia.F.Preston@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
    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.
    9 MARCH 2014
    • 5th annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:40 AM ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. USATF certified course FL10028EBM (Marathon and half-Marathon), 2013 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
    15 MARCH 2014
    • 5th annual Run For Haven 10K and 5K. 4:30 PM ET. 105 SW 128 Street, Tioga, Florida. Online registration at active.com. devmail@havenhospice.org or 800-727-1889.
    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. 2013 story. 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.
    12 APRIL 2014
    • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00 AM ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL13028EBM. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
    • Coach Post 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM CT. St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City, Florida 32408. Online registration at active.com.
    19 APRIL 2014
    26 APRIL 2014
    • Rose37th 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). 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
    2 MAY 2014
    • 27th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
    3 MAY 2014
    • 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    10 MAY 2014
    • Marzuq Shrine's 11th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
    17 MAY 2014
    • Catfish3rd annual BFD Catfish Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. M and B Train Park, North Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
    26 MAY 2014
    • USA Flag6th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    • USA Flag29th annual Memorial Day Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Run. 7:30 AM CT. Unity Park, Chinquain Drive and Eglin Boulevard, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
    • USA Flag8th 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Lisa Enfinger lenfinger@dcboe.com or Greg Waddell gregw4@bellsouth.net
    7 JUNE 2014
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 17th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
    14 JUNE 2014
    • USA Flag2nd annual Valdosta Flag Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia. 2013 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    21 JUNE 2014
    • Monticello Kiwanis' 36th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15am ET. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
    28 JUNE 2014
    • 2nd annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2013 story. Michael Atkinson, nexnbax1@comcast.net or 850‐656‐2200.
    • 36th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
    4 JULY 2014
    • 32nd annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com
    • USA Flag6th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15 AM ET. 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    • 29th annual Freedom Springs Triathlon. 7:00 AM CT. Blue Springs Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida. freedomspringstri1@gmail.com
    12 JULY 2014
    • 6th annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5k@barneshc.com or acourseline@earthlink.net
    19 JULY 2014
    • Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Tony Gilbert, crowdisrun@windstream.net or 229-724-7660.
    • 5th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30am ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
    26 JULY 2014
    • 3rd annual Cumulative 5K (3200m + 200m + 1600m). 7:30 AM ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, 229-630-1455.
    2 AUGUST 2014
    • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
    • 4th annual Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Road, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook.
    9 AUGUST 2014
    • 2nd annual Smoke Under The Oaks 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bainbridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2013 story. Event web site. Andy Payne, createeight@yahoo.com or 229-726-2794.
    • 17th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30 PM ET one mile / 6:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
    16 AUGUST 2014
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 17th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
    23 AUGUST 2014
    • 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
    30 AUGUST 2014
    1 SEPTEMBER 2014
    • 6th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K and 1500m fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
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    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Freeman and Hodor double up in Leesburg

    Leesburg Long Run For The ChildrenThe "Run and See Georgia Grand Prix" has led to some odd distortions in Georgia distance running. For instance, runners get a point bonus for longer races, so race directors attract participants by staging events that are just long enough to earn the bonus. You may have noticed the rash of 10-1/2 kilometer races around the state; that's where they're coming from. Runners hungry for Grand Prix points go to an event and run every race for which points are awarded--the 10K, the 5K, the one-mile kids' run, the 100-meter run in heels, and anything else on the menu.


    There are other effects as well, but those are the ones that have shaped the Long Run For The Children in Leesburg, Georgia. The main event is a 10.5K (a "double points" distance) but runners can also earn points in the 5K. For the first two years of the Long Run For The Children, runners wanting to double up were asked to first run the 10.5K and then head around the 5K course. Because both races started at the same time, you can imagine how long the finish line had to stay open for the doubling 5K runners. So in 2012 the races were separated, with the 5K starting at 7:00 AM and the 10.5K following at 8:00 AM.


    This was the situation on Saturday morning, 24 August 2013, when Cleveland, Georgia distance runner Lauren Freeman warmed up with a 20:49 win in the fourth annual Long Run For The Children 5K, then lined up less than 40 minutes later to race the 10.5K. Freeman won that race as well, posting a 49:47 to outdistance the runner-up, master runner Ronnie Kittrell of Gray, Georgia. Kittrell's time for the somewhat odd distance (a smidgen longer than 6-1/2 miles) was 50:35.


    Freeman's double win wasn't unique. Amber Hodor of Macon, Georgia did the same in the women's competition, turning a winning 22:02 in the 5K and then coming back at the start of the next hour to win the women's division in the 10.5K, placing 3rd overall in 50:41. It was the second year in a row that Hodor had scored a double win at the Long Run For The Children--she had done the same in 2012, setting event records for women at each distance. Cordele, Georgia's Jane Bedore (9th, 55:21) was the second female finisher in the 10.5K. The third woman finisher and first woman master was Leesburg's Anna Wade (16th, 60:48).


    80 athletes finished the 5K and 42 finished the 10.5K. The race was hosted by the Leesburg Kiwanis Club.


    Top Ten Men, Long Run For The Children 10.5K
    1. 49:46.07 ~ Lauren Freeman (M, 31) Cleveland, GA
    2. 50:34.53 ~ Ronnie Kittrell (M, 60) Gray, GA
    3. 50:46.35 ~ Clay Thomas (M, 41) Leesburg, GA
    4. 51:48.81 ~ William Hancock (M, 50) Leesburg, GA
    5. 52:32.07 ~ Donnie Chaffin (M, 53) Hampton, GA
    6. 54:04.54 ~ Braden Miller (M, 39) Leesburg, GA
    7. 54:53.04 ~ Rick Hayes (M, 55) Dahlonega, GA
    8. 55:50.31 ~ Jared Hammond (M, 33) Bonaire, GA
    9. 57:01.46 ~ Roger Keel (M, 60) Valley, AL
    10. 57:04.82 ~ Cody Woodall (M, 14) Leesburg, GA

    Top Ten Women, Long Run For The Children 10.5K
    1. 50:40.31 ~ Amber Hodor (F, 27) Macon, GA
    2. 55:20.77 ~ Jane Bedore (F, 36) Cordele, GA
    3. 60:47.28 ~ Anna Wade (F, 45) Leesburg, GA
    4. 60:59.18 ~ Kelly Thompson (F, 35) Leesburg, GA
    5. 62:05.27 ~ Michele Norman (F, 32) Leesburg, GA
    6. 63:59.97 ~ Virginia Langstaff (F, 51) Albany, GA
    7. 65:32.62 ~ Makenzie Kittrell (F, 11) Macon, GA
    8. 72:13.24 ~ Amy Collins (F, 40) Leesburg, GA
    9. 76:05.85 ~ Sue Palmer (F, 40) Sylvester, GA
    10. 76:07.18 ~ Lindsay Majeski (F, 27) Tifton, GA

    Top Ten Men, Long Run For The Children 5K
    1. 20:48.65 ~ Lauren Freeman (M, 31) Clevelend, GA
    2. 21:23.92 ~ Ethan Merritt (M, 13) Leesburg, GA
    3. 21:49.67 ~ Spears Wilson (M, 11) Leslie, GA
    4. 21:58.48 ~ Daryl Remick (M, 51) Leesburg, GA
    5. 22:03.91 ~ Todd Archer (M, 43) Leesburg, GA
    6. 22:04.91 ~ Rick Olsen (M, 46) Leesburg, GA
    7. 22:18.15 ~ William Hancock (M, 50) Leesburg, GA
    8. 22:41.68 ~ Ronnie Kittrell (M, 60) Gray, GA
    9. 22:53.34 ~ Mark Chaffin (M, 23) Hampton, GA
    10. 22:57.66 ~ Donnie Chaffin (M, 53) Hampton, GA

    Top Ten Women, Long Run For The Children 5K
    1. 22:01.02 ~ Amber Hodor (F, 27) Macon, GA
    2. 24:40.57 ~ Charlene Pennymon (F, 48) Americus, GA
    3. 25:14.27 ~ Dorian Usry (F, 13) Albany, GA
    4. 25:20.57 ~ Chloe Usry (F, 12) Albany, GA
    5. 25:41.47 ~ Barbara Mixon (F, 47) Leesburg, GA
    6. 25:43.32 ~ Deena Willcox (F, 11) Albany, GA
    7. 26:39.44 ~ Camryn Bridges (F, 13) Leesburg, GA
    8. 27:24.93 ~ Ellen Kesler (F, 11) Albany, GA
    9. 27:27.22 ~ Marlo Wahbeh (F, 45) Albany, GA
    10. 28:32.72 ~ Michelle Angry (F, 32) Leesburg, GA

    Leesburg Kiwanis Long Run For The Children champions, 2010-2013
    DateRaceMenWomenFinishers
    28 August 201010.5K46:20, Mat Ortiz54:00, Jane Spetoskey44
    5K19:40, Michael Gavre24:39, Mollie McGowan95
    27 August 201110.5K45:40, Travis Kelly55:25, Mandy Phillips38
    5K19:57, Bryce Cosby24:19, Perry Kelly64
    25 August 201210.5K44:34, Jeremy Provencher49:37, Amber Hodor58
    5K19:15, Robert McCoy21:44, Amber Hodor69
    24 August 201310.5K49:47, Lauren Freeman50:41, Amber Hodor42
    5K20:49, Lauren Freeman22:02 Amber Hodor80


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