Monday, December 30, 2013

Maedel and Kramer slosh to marathon victories in Jacksonville

Former Florida State University distance runner Nicholas Maedel won the 31st annual Jacksonville Marathon on a wet Sunday morning, 29 December 2013. Outdistancing his nearest challenger by more than two kilometers, Maedel's winning time was 2:34:13. Maedel currently lives and trains in Tampa, Florida. Another Tampa Bay area athlete, St. Petersburg, Florida, master runner Andrew Chandler, finished second in the marathon, running 2:42:22. Dutch distance runner Mariska Kramer won the women's division, finishing third overall in 2:45:35. Lisa Valentine of Tierra Verde, Florida, was the top woman master. Placing 49th overall in 3:15:34, Valentine was the fourth female finisher. 869 athletes finished the marathon.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Jacksonville Bank Marathon
  1. 2:34:13 ~ Nicholas Maedel (M, 25) Tampa, FL
  2. 2:42:22 ~ Andrew Chandler (M, 40) St. Petersburg, FL
  3. 2:46:19 ~ Marc Burget (M, 39) Jacksonville, FL
  4. 2:50:52 ~ Cole Bataille (M, 30) Winter Haven, FL
  5. 2:51:03 ~ Paul O'Hora (M, 41) Scranton, PA
  6. 2:54:01 ~ Stephen Cortes (M, 48) Jensen Beach, FL
  7. 2:55:11 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 20) Crawfordville, FL
  8. 2:55:48 ~ John Wood (M, 41) Sarasota, FL
  9. 2:56:56 ~ Quint Noordstar (M, 36) Tierra Verde, FL
  10. 2:57:14 ~ Ben Gessner (M, 25) Celestine, IN

Top Ten Women, 2013 Jacksonville Bank Marathon
  1. 2:45:35 ~ Mariska Kramer (F, 39) Orachten, Holland
  2. 2:54:15 ~ Christina Noordstar (F, 37) Tierra Verde, FL
  3. 2:56:00 ~ Julie Ralston (F, 32) Dwight, IL
  4. 3:15:34 ~ Lisa Valentine (F, 52) Tierra Verde, FL
  5. 3:21:11 ~ Hope Treece (F, 35) Savannah, GA
  6. 3:21:26 ~ Angie Ave (F, 41) Orlando, FL
  7. 3:22:24 ~ Juana Gifford (F, 57) St Johns, FL
  8. 3:24:11 ~ Joanna Citarella (F, 37) Naples, FL
  9. 3:24:51 ~ Karen Stellhorn (F, 47) Saint Johns, FL
  10. 3:25:59 ~ Ana Cadreche (F, 42) Miami, FL

Chris Mutai, who lives and trains in Ponte Vedra, Florida, won the 13.1-mile junior race associated with the marathon, running 1:13:26. Valor Christian High School cross-country runner Ashton Grissom finished runner up behind Mutai in 76:13, followed by Drew Rabun of Pooler, Georgia, in 1:18:17. In fourth place, Weston, Florida, master runner Chris Oesch edged Mark Swart for the master title, 1:20:36 to 1:20:48. Donna Bernardis of Jacksonville, Florida, took the women's title, finishing tenth overall in 1:23:16. Teresa Calio of Orlando was the fifth woman finisher and first woman master, placing 55th overall in 1:35:30. 1428 athletes finished the half marathon.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Jacksonville Bank Half Marathon
  1. 1:13:26 Chris Mutai (M, 37) Ponte Vedra, FL
  2. 1:16:13 Ashton Grissom (M, 17) Parker, CO
  3. 1:18:17 Drew Rabun (M, 33) Pooler, GA
  4. 1:20:36 Chris Oesch (M, 46) Weston, FL
  5. 1:20:48 Mark Swart (M, 46) Jensen Beach, FL
  6. 1:20:58 Eric Crutchfield (M, 27) Wilmington, IL
  7. 1:22:00 Sean Nagorny (M, 33) Jacksonville, FL
  8. 1:22:21 Peter Mullin (M, 63) Houston, TX
  9. 1:23:14 Ryan McClay (M, 28) Atlanta, GA
  10. 1:23:19 Freed David (M, 28)

Top Ten Women, 2013 Jacksonville Bank Half-Marathon
  1. 1:23:16 Donna Bernardis (F, 33) Jacksonville, FL
  2. 1:25:08 Heather Schulz (F, 39) Orlando, FL
  3. 1:26:03 Katie McGrath (F, 29) Oakdale, NY
  4. 1:30:45 Kristine Claffie (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 1:35:30 Teresa Calio (F, 52) Orlando, FL
  6. 1:35:49 Allison Bovee (F, 34) Jacksonville, FL
  7. 1:36:13 Deborah Abrams (F, 44) Clermont, FL
  8. 1:36:29 Catherine Dovi Buskirk (F, 31) Atlantic Beach, FL
  9. 1:36:41 Laura Steel (F, 23) Jacksonville, FL
  10. 1:36:48 Debra Daley (F, 45) Jensen Beach, FL

Jacksonville Marathon winners, 1984-2013
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
7 Jan 1984Marathon2:17:41, David Miller2:47:21, Madeline Harmeling
½-Marathon

5 Jan 1985Marathon2:16:58, Doug Kurtis2:46:17, Connie Saunders-Prince
½-Marathon

4 Jan 1986Marathon2:15:58, Mark Sheehan2:50:12, Connie Saunders-Prince
½-Marathon
17 Jan 1987Marathon2:17:05, Herb Wills2:45:29, Diane East
½-Marathon
9 Jan 1988Marathon2:18:24, Herb Wills2:46:16, Linda vanHousen
½-Marathon
7 Jan 1989Marathon2:18:33, Herb Wills2:54:55, Carol Virga780
½-Marathon
20 JAN 1990Marathon2:29:45, Bill Fisher2:55:22, Marie Farrar
½-Marathon
20 Jan 1991Marathon2:26:18, Peter Glavin2:57:30, Marie Farrar
½-Marathon
11 Jan 1992Marathon2:14:33, Jerry Lawson2:56:15, Rushton Haskell
½-Marathon
9 Jan 1993Marathon2:25:31, Alec Rukosuev, Sean McCormack3:04:36, Mary Whitlock
½-Marathon
18 Dec 1993Marathon2:28:26, Sean McCormack2:56:28, Denise Metzgar
½-Marathon
17 Dec 1994Marathon2:27:56, Matthew Dobson3:02:38, Renee Rombaut
½-Marathon
16 Dec 1995Marathon2:19:30, Nazerdin Akylbekov2:54:37, Giselle Pyfrom
½-Marathon
14 Dec 1996Marathon2:26:35, Grzegorz Olszowik2:53:51, Jane Johnson485
½-Marathon67:59, Jerry Lawson87:28, Tracey Kuhn325
20 Dec 1997Marathon2:30:58, Randy Hollinger2:54:46, Jane Johnson564
½-Marathon71:18, Gary Myers95:32, Mary-Jean Yon417
19 Dec 1998Marathon2:24:29, Guennadi Vorontsor2:40:00, Elena Vinistskaia723
½-Marathon70:50, Mark Vanalstyne82:42, Christy Phillips514
18 Dec 1999Marathon2:22:26, Serbessa Mulugeta2:55:06, Jackie Morgan846
½-Marathon70:17, Keith Brantly78:15, Michelle Lafleur582
16 Dec 2000Marathon2:37:08, Scott Kane3:06:06, Stacey Bartos683
½-Marathon68:14, Joseph Zepherinus78:11, Kim Pawelek607
15 Dec 2001Marathon2:37:35, Rick Patterson, Jerry Lawson3:01:19, Kim Donaldson695
½-Marathon74:53, Matthew Cianciulli87:18, Suzanne O'Malley652
15 Dec 2002Marathon2:23:56, Jerry Lawson2:57:12, Carla Dolder764
½-Marathon73:20, Ryan Kelly80:27, Julie Peterson618
14 Dec 2003Marathon2:22:20, Alexander Belavin2:43:11, Kim Pawelek803
½-Marathon71:21, Terrance Shea81:47, Jenny Ledford671
19 Dec 2004Marathon2:37:10, Sean McCormack3:08:38, Lisa Ogryzek851
½-Marathon76:16, Owen Shott82:59, Kim Pawelek767
18 Dec 2005Marathon2:27:35, Henry Ongechi2:55:48, Jessica Kennedy832
½-Marathon69:46, Chris Banks85:52, Jaydene Reardon727
17 Dec 2006Marathon2:30:07, Jonathan Kraas2:56:07, Kim Pawelek905
½-Marathon68:52, Fred Kieser83:25, Michelle Krueger1196
16 Dec 2007Marathon2:29:02, Sammy Nyamongo3:00:53, Sharon Hathaway807
½-Marathon72:14, Michael Hensley80:07, Michelle Lafleur1300
21 Dec 2008Marathon2:29:11, Austin Richmond2:55:37, Kim Pawelek657
½-Marathon71:48, Stuart Patterson80:08, Kate Koski1112
20 Dec 2009Marathon2:30:13, Justin Jacobs2:59:09, Kristi Arledge752
½-Marathon71:38, Trevor Beesley84:41, Shannon Miller1219
19 Dec 2010Marathon2:29:17, Justin Gillette2:41:30, Kim Pawelek874
½-Marathon64:19, Neil McDonagh77:32, Karen Harvey1401
18 Dec 2011Marathon2:31:47, Scott Mackley2:45:24, Shannon Miller828
½-Marathon66:55, David Jankowski74:04, Alissa McKaig1324
20 Dec 2012Marathon2:23:50, Austin Richmond2:43:23, Maria Korobitskaia1034
½-Marathon69:11, Bret Fransen75:37, Alissa McKaig1301
29 Dec 2013Marathon2:34:13, Nicholas Maedel2:45:35, Mariska Kramer869
½-Marathon73:26, Chris Mutai83:16, Donna Bernardis1428


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Tallahassee's top 5K road times in 2012

Violah LagatWith 2013 coming to a close I was happy to have compiled a list of the top 5K road performances in Tallahassee for the year. The question of the fastest ever road 5K in town (on a USATF certified course, naturally) is still unanswered, and probably unanswerable. Going forward, though, we'd have better records. The 2013 list would be followed by a 2014 list, and a 2015 list, and eventually we'd have enough fast times documented that I'd be embarrassed to bring up that I had run 14:36 at the Braun's Octoberfest 5K (USATF course #FL87013DL) on 11 October 1986.


The 2013 list of 5K performances looked lonely, though. It had no context. 2014 was right around the corner, with 5K races on certified courses coming up on January 18 (Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship on FL12001EBM) and January 25 (Red Fox 5K on FL11132EBM). But who wants to wait?


So I decided to go back and construct the 2012 list. How hard could it be?


Ryan BarrowHarder than I thought. Even going back a year, course certification records aren't always easy to come by. There were odd discrepancies. Gulf Winds Track Club's Springtime 5K didn't seem to be certified in 2012, altho' it had been ever other year. Call the race directors to make sure, right? Well, they left town in 2013. They aren't unreachable, but you can see how things get slightly more difficult as times passes.


Research problems aside, here are the performance lists, one for men and one for women. Ryan Barrow had the fastest road 5K in Tallahassee in 2012, a 16:02 at Gulf Winds Track Club's Tallahassee Turkey Trot. Florida State alumna Violah Lagat topped the women's performances with a 16:26 in the same race. I picked 17:00 as the upper limit for men's times; this had the unintended consequence of omitting all master performances. Whoops. There was no such problem with the 20:00 upper limit for women, though; Sarah Docter-Williams led the women masters with a 19:11.


These, then, were the fast 5K times on Tallahassee's roads in 2012. You can compare them to the same for 2013. Here's hoping to see even faster times in 2014.


Top Tallahassee 5K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2012
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 16:02Ryan Barrow242012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot1FL11112EBM
2. 16:03Chris Rego232012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival1FL06045DL
3. 16:05Stanley Linton182012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival2FL06045DL
4. 16:07Alex Smyth242012-02-11Run for the Cookies1FL08011EBM
5. 16:07Josh Myers292012-04-14Palace Saloon1FL11053EBM
6. 16:09Stephen Cox282012-04-14Palace Saloon2FL11053EBM
16:11     Cox282012-02-11Run for the Cookies2FL08011EBM
7. 16:15Peter Wood232012-04-14Palace Saloon3FL11053EBM
8. 16:15Charlie Johnson322012-04-14Palace Saloon4FL11053EBM
9. 16:16Christian Minor252012-04-14Palace Saloon5FL11053EBM
10. 16:17Kevin Hicks282012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot2FL11112EBM
11. 16:19David Thomas232012-04-14Palace Saloon6FL11053EBM
12. 16:20Vince Molosky322012-02-11Run for the Cookies3FL08011EBM
16:23     Molosky332012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival3FL06045DL
16:27     Cox282012-03-10Shamrock Scurry1FL10021EBM
16:31     Linton182012-02-11Run for the Cookies4FL08011EBM
16:36     Molosky322012-03-10Shamrock Scurry2FL10021EBM
16:36     Molosky322012-04-14Palace Saloon7FL11053EBM
16:38     Johnson322012-03-10Shamrock Scurry3FL10021EBM
13. 16:38Chase Harris152012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot3FL11112EBM
14. 16:41     Touchton162012-02-11Run for the Cookies5FL08011EBM
15. 16:43Nate Kaiser322012-03-10Shamrock Scurry4FL10021EBM
16. 16:44Josh Cross252012-04-14Palace Saloon8FL11053EBM
16:45     Kaiser322012-04-14Palace Saloon9FL11053EBM
16:47     Kaiser322012-02-11Run for the Cookies6FL08011EBM
17. 16:52Taylor Buzzard182012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot4FL11112EBM
16:58     Smyth242012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot5FL11112EBM
18. 16:59David Altmaier302012-02-11Run for the Cookies7FL08011EBM
17:00     Touchton162012-01-28Red Fox Trot1FL11132EBM



Top Tallahassee 5K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2012
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 16:26Violah Lagat232012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot1FL11112EBM
2. 17:06Georgia Peel262012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival1FL06045DL
3. 17:20Lindsay Zeiler272012-04-14Palace Saloon1FL11053EBM
4. 17:36Amy Hines312012-02-11Run for the Cookies1FL08011EBM
17:41     Hines312012-04-14Palace Saloon2FL11053EBM
5. 18:09Lisa Johnson312012-04-28Red Shoes Run1FL11112EBM
18:17     Johnson302012-04-14Palace Saloon3FL11053EBM
6. 18:20Lily Williams182012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot2FL11112EBM
18:29     Hines312012-10-26YMCA Trick or Trot1FL10091EBM
7. 18:31Chelsi Woodruff202012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival2FL06045DL
8. 18:35Sheryl Rosen272012-04-14Palace Saloon4FL11053EBM
9. 18:38Jodie McGuff192012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot3FL11112EBM
18:52     Johnson302012-02-11Run for the Cookies2FL08011EBM
18:52     Rosen272012-02-11Run for the Cookies3FL08011EBM
10. 18:54Christine Griggs182012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival3FL06045DL
11. 18:59Katherine McMeekin212012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival4FL06045DL
12. 19:03Natalie Concepcion182012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival5FL06045DL
13. 19:04Erika Charlassier212012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival6FL06045DL
14. 19:05Katie Showman302012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival7FL06045DL
15. 19:11Lauren Gelzinis202012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival8FL06045DL
16. 19:11Sarah Docter-Williams482012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot4FL11112EBM
17. 19:14Christina Phipps192012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival9FL06045DL
18. 19:16Kaitlyn Kelly182012-09-15GWTC Women's Distance Festival10FL06045DL
19:25     Showman302012-04-14Palace Saloon5FL11053EBM
19:27     Showman302012-01-07GWTC Bowlegs 5K1FL12001EBM
19. 19:43Carrie Seiberlich402012-03-10Shamrock Scurry1FL10021EBM
20. 19:49Anna Busby212012-01-07GWTC Bowlegs 5K2FL12001EBM
19:52     Showman302012-03-10Shamrock Scurry2FL10021EBM
21. 19:54Brandi Campbell362012-02-11Run for the Cookies4FL08011EBM
22. 19:56Kelly Bahn202012-11-22GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot5FL11112EBM



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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

25 December 2013 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 25 December 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
28 DECEMBER 2013
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
4 JANUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's inaugural Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • 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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560.
  • Butterfly 5K. 8:00 AM ET. 112 Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. acourseline@earthlink.net
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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15K). Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. 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.
  • VSU College of Arts and Sciences 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Valdosta State University Student Rec Center, Sustella Avenue, Valdosa, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. heholmes@valdosta.edu
  • Barney's Run For Warriors 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 9:10 AM ET one mile. Marine Corps Logistics Base, 814 Radford Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31704. Online registration at active.com.
18 JANUARY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 30th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
  • 2nd annual Dragon Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET one mile / 10:00 AM ET 5K. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Kate Taluga, talugak@leonschools.net or 850-386-6566.
  • 3rd annual Valdosta BCM Run 4 Missons. 8:00 AM ET. Baptist Collegiate Ministries House, 1522 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jef Ford or Anne Eanes at 229-242-2071.
  • Jamie Rogers Memorial 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Jefferson County Recreation Park, 1380 Mamie Scott Drive, Monticello, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
  • Run For The Sun 5K and one-mile fun run 9:00 AM ET one mile / 10:00 AM ET 5K. First Baptist Church-Putney, 1125 Antioch Road, Albany, Georgia. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
  • 3rd annual House of Hope 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. First Baptist Church Panama City, 640 Grace Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Tim Brock, tbrock@brockpest.com or 850-265-5702.
  • 17th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00 AM ET Marathon / 8:15 AM ET Half-Marathon / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
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. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceIt.com. redfoxtrot5K@gmail.com
  • Seminole 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Florida State University School, 3000 Schoolhouse Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Entry form and flyer. Tiffany Locke tfy01@earthlink.net or 850-570-2111 or Tyrone McGriff tmcgriff@fsu.edu
  • 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.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Bayou, Bay, and Back half marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. Half marathon 7:30 AM CT / 10K and 5K 8:30 AM CT / one mile 10:30 AM CT. Clement Taylor Park, 131 Calhoun Avenue, Destin, Florida 32541. USATF-Certified Half Marathon (FL12079EBM), USATF-Certified 10K (FL12080EBM). Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • NunSaint Teresa's School Nun Run 5K and One-Mile Fun Run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Saint Teresa's School, 417 Edgewood Lane, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
1 FEBRUARY 2014
  • 2-1-1 Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. Organizer web site.
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. Event page on Facebook. 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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Heather Lanier Yeiser Love Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Wild Side Running Store, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook.
  • Jackson County Habitat For Humanity 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Madison Street Park, Marianna, Florida. Tammy Dean, 850-209-0397.
15 FEBRUARY 2014
22 FEBRUARY 2014
  • 2LT Justin Sisson 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Signe Thomas, signe.thomas@studentsforamericasmilitary.com or 239-560-3193.
  • Road Kill 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course GA11076WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Madison Mission Miles For Missions 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 8:30 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Fellowship Church, 1997 NE Colin Kelly Hwy, Madison, Florida 32340. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. madpd305@embarqmail.com
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
  • Theatre Tallahassee Costume 5K 4:30 PM ET. Theatre Tallahassee, 1861 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Susan Stephens, SusanS@hgslaw.com or 850-544-3436.
  • 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
  • 4th annual Doggie Dash 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood Central Park, Grove Park Drive at Terrebone Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Chris Akins or Sheri Logue, 850-717-3714.
  • Purple Heart2nd annual Purple Heart 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Bainbridge State College, 2500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Eric Dueno 229-248-2577 or Juan Gomez 229-248-2634.
  • 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.
16 MARCH 2014
  • 3rd annual Saint Marks Duathlon (2K run, 27K bicycle, 5K run). 8:00 AM ET. Riverside Drive, Saint Marks, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
22 MARCH 2014
  • 5th annual Education For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Kim Galban, kgalban@southernscholarship.org
  • 3rd annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
  • 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
  • Lincoln High School "Band on the Run" 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Lincoln High School, 3838 Trojan Trail, Tallahassee , Florida 32311. Online registration at active.com.
  • Friends of St. Andrews Bay Earth Day Festival 5K. 8:30 AM CT. McKenzie Park, Park Street and East Oak Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer.
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.
  • 2nd annual Run 4 Mercy Tallahassee 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Event web site. Ali Howard, ahoward@mercyministries.com
  • Meridian Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. North Florida Baptist Church, 3000 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Cara Wynn, carawynn@nflchurch.com or 850-386-6327.
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, Florida 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
  • 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. 2013 story. 2011 story.
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. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
6 SEPTEMBER 2014

13 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 33rd 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.
20 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 12th annual 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
27 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
  • 4th 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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Cathy Mayfield, emc4223@aol.com
4 OCTOBER 2014
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
25 OCTOBER 2014
  • 35th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
11 NOVEMBER 2014
  • USA Flag4th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
22 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 20th 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.
27 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th 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, Florida. 2013 story. 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. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
29 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2013 story. 2011 story. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
6 DECEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. Lisa or Eric Johnson, 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • 6th annual Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.
13 DECEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2013 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 4th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
20 DECEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's fourth annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
27 DECEMBER 2014
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
31 DECEMBER 2014
  • 3rd 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.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Koon and McGuff traipse the Tannenbaum Trail

Jodie McGuffBryan Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, ran the first Tannenbaum Trail 6K in 2011. He liked it well enough that he also ran the second Tannenbaum 6K in 2012. On Saturday morning, 21 December 2013, Koon was back at Apalachee Regional Park for the third annual Tannenbaum. This time around the master runner posted a 20:51, his fastest performance yet at the race and fast enough for the win. On the women's side it was Jodie McGuff's first Tannenbaum, but the Mississippi State University junior-year cross-country runner won the women's title, finishing fifth overall in 22:30. Paula O'Neill was the top woman master, placing 25th overall in 28:04.


(Bryan KoonIt was bright and breezy when the race started on the Apalachee Regional Park cross-country course at 9:00 AM. Maclay School cross-country coach Gary Droze set the pace early, with Bryan Koon close behind. Droze and Koon had last met seven weeks earlier on Halloween at the FSECC 5K, a race where Droze won and Koon finished runner-up. Droze had also finished ahead of Koon at the 2011 Tannenbaum Trail 6K.


Disregarding history, Koon grabbed the lead. At the end of the first of two loops he was six seconds up on Droze. Over the second loop Koon steadily widened the gap, going on to win the race 20:51 to 21:18. Michael Martinez was third overall, running 21:38. Travis Covert moved up during the second half of the race to finish fourth in 21:55.


Kelly BahnFourth place during most of the race, however, had been held down by the women's leader, Jodie McGuff. McGuff may not have raced the Tannenbaum Trail before, but she was more than familiar with the Apalachee Regional Park course. As a runner on Chiles High's 2009 state champion cross-country team, McGuff had raced in the first competition ever held at ARPXC, the 2009 FSU Invitational. She had also turned a 21:49 6K on the course in the 2012 NCAA-D1 South Regional Cross-Country Championship. Looking ahead to her senior year cross-country season, McGuff could expect to race again at ARPXC, the slated venue for the 2014 NCAA-D1 South Regional. The experience of another 6K race on the course couldn't hurt.


Renee CoxFrom the start McGuff led the Tannenbaum women's field. Renee Cox trailed, followed by McGuff's onetime teammate at Chiles, University of West Florida junior-year cross-country runner Kelly Bahn. Midway through the race McGuff was still in front of the women's field, running fourth overall, but Bahn had moved ahead of Cox to take the second women's spot. Over the last mile McGuff lost a place in the overall standings, but built up a lead of nearly 400 meters over Bahn, winning the women's competition with a 22:30. Bahn was the women's runner-up, finishing 10th overall in 24:04. Third in the women's standing went to Cox, 16th overall in 25:27. Urska Dobersek was the fourth woman finisher, 20th overall in 26:43. Paula O'Neill was the fifth woman finisher and first woman master, 25th overall in 28:04.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tannenbaum Trail 6K
  1. 20:51 ~ Bryan Koon (M, 42)Gary Droze
  2. 21:18 ~ Gary Droze (M, 52)
  3. 21:38 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 47)
  4. 21:55 ~ Travis Covert (M, 19)
  5. 23:02 ~ Jack Rutledge (M, 18)
  6. 23:35 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 47)
  7. 23:52 ~ Tim Unger (M, 54)
  8. 23:54 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 40)
  9. 24:14 ~ Perry Waddell (M, 16)
  10. 24:20 ~ Thomas Konrad (M, 46)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2013 Tannenbaum Trail 6K
    Urska Dobersek
  1. 22:30 ~ Jodie McGuff (F, 20)
  2. 24:04 ~ Kelley Bahn (F, 21)
  3. 25:27 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26)
  4. 26:43 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 31)
  5. 28:04 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 52)
  6. 28:33 ~ Alison Thumm (F, 36)
  7. 28:46 ~ Laura Reina (F, 49)
  8. 30:52 ~ Francee Laywell (F, 52)
  9. 31:12 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 52)
  10. 31:17 ~ Tara Lynch (F, 30)

Tannenbaum Trail 6K Champions, 2011-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
17 December 201119:49, Chris Lake25:33, Katie Showman173
15 December 201219:35, Kevin Sullivan21:56, Stefanie Slekis182
21 December 201320:51, Bryan Koon22:30, Jodie McGuff76


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