Or maybe not. But on Saturday morning, 8 February 2014, for the second year in a row Dasher was the site of Georgia Christian School's Jog With The Generals 5K. Conditions for this year's race were moistened by on-and-off light rains, but it wasn't damp enough to discourage 126 athletes from finishing the 3.1-mile run.
Scott Gordon of Tallahassee, Florida, won the second annual race by nearly 300 meters, covering the 3.1-mile course in 18:51. Lowndes High School senior Tyler Thurman, the previous year's third-place finisher, moved up to the runner-up spot this year with a 20:01.
Makenzee Page successfully defended her women's title in the race, finishing third overall and lowering her own course record to 21:02.
Renaldas Smidtas of Naylor, Georgia, was the first master runner in the race, placing sixth overall in 23:45. He was immediately followed across the finish line by the first master woman, Valdosta's Jennifer Hummel, who was seventh overall in 23:45.
Top Ten Men, 2014 Jog With The Generals 5K
- 18:50.5 ~ Scott Gordon (M, 30) Tallahassee, FL
- 20:00.1 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
- 23:20.7 ~ Nick Carter (M, 13) Lake Park, GA
- 23:25.4 ~ Rob McGhin (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
- 23:39.1 ~ Renaldas Smidtas (M, 49) Naylor, GA
- 24:13.6 ~ Davis Baldwin (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
- 24:14.7 ~ Rob Hummel (M, 44) Dasher , GA
- 24:46.9 ~ Bob Moon (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
- 25:25.1 ~ Alan Sanderson (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
- 25:33.8 ~ William Slone (M, 67) Lake Park, GA
Top Ten Women, 2014 Jog With The Generals 5K
- 21:01.1 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 14) Ray City, GA
- 23:44.6 ~ Jennifer Hummel (F, 40) Valdosta, GA
- 23:45.9 ~ Cora Pyles (F, 16) Hahira, GA
- 24:30.6 ~ Holly Campbell (F, 14) Lake Park, GA
- 26:27.1 ~ Lindsay Colson (F, 28) Valdosta, GA
- 27:56.8 ~ Carrie Mauldin (F, 16) Hahira, GA
- 28:00.3 ~ Michelle Iturralde (F, 39) Valdosta, GA
- 28:00.6 ~ Amy Cozart (F, 37) Valdosta, GA
- 28:12.3 ~ Bailey Warren (F, 11) Lake Park, GA
- 29:25.5 ~ Greta Smidt (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
|Jog With The Generals 5K champions, 2013-2014|
|9 February 2013||17:48, Steven Cary||22:57, Makenzee Page||161|
|8 February 2014||18:51, Scott Gordon||21:02, Makenzee Page||126|
- Complete results of the 2014 Jog With The Generals 5K
- 2013 story, "Cary and Page outrank the field at the Generals 5K"
- The previous week, "Thatcher and Allen are the first champions of the Lowndes Middle 5K"
- Find an upcoming commissioned or non-commissioned race in the region on the Trouble Afoot! calendar