In 2014, the Road Kill Run was held on 22 February after two years of May race dates. As in the previous two years, the race was a 5K on USATF certified course GA11076WC. This time around Ryan Kelly--the Valdosta Middle School cross-country coach from Lake Park, Georgia--won the race, posting a time of 18:51 for the 3.1-mile tour of the park. Adel master runner Sean McConnell finished second behind Kelly in 19:34. Another master runner, Bret Wagenhorst of Tifton, Georgia, was third in 20:32.
Ray City, Georgia, athlete Makenzee Page finished fourth overall, winning the women's competition and setting a new women's course record of 21:25. Lakeland, Georgia, master runner Tammy Hatton was the women's runner-up, placing 12th overall in 29:21.
33 athletes finished the 2014 Road Kill Run 5K. The race is conducted by the Friends of Reed Bingham State Park for the benefit of the park. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course/Line, LLC of Valdosta, Georgia.
Top Ten Men, 2014 Road Kill Run 5K
- 18:50.3 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 35) Lake Park, GA
- 19:33.8 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 43) Adel, GA
- 20:31.8 ~ Bret Wagenhorst (M, 53) Tifton, GA
- 21:56.0 ~ Jonathan McDaniel (M, 32) Adel, GA
- 23:37.8 ~ James Hawke (M, 47) Sylvester, GA
- 24:53.1 ~ Bob Moon (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
- 25:52.0 ~ Steven Schramm (M, 41) Adel, GA
- 25:56.8 ~ Bruce Bailey (M, 57) Valdosta, GA
- 27:04.5 ~ Derrick Harris (M, 51) Hahira, GA
- 28:48.9 ~ Brett McDaniel (M, 24) Adel, GA
Top Ten Women, 2014 Road Kill Run 5K
- 21:24.8 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 14) Ray City, GA
- 29:20.8 ~ Tammy Hatton (F, 41) Lakeland, GA
- 31:56.2 ~ Laura Walton (F, 22) Valdosta, GA
- 35:29.3 ~ Suzanne Pittman (F, 45) Hahira, GA
- 35:30.4 ~ Deborah McDonald (F, 56) Valdosta, GA
- 36:44.2 ~ Kathy Singley (F, 55) Moultrie, GA
- 36:45.9 ~ Lynn Rice (F, 58) Ray City, GA
- 37:33.3 ~ Tina Azar (F, 35) Moultrie, GA
- 39:45.4 ~ Julie McDaniel (F, 58) Adel, GA
|Recent Road Kill Run 5K winners, 2012-2014|
|19 May 2012||18:34, Masked Avenger||24:24, Christy Cherry||71|
|18 May 2013||18:43, Chance Roe||22:28, Eryn Wilkey||65|
|22 February 2014||18:51, Ryan Kelly||21:25, Makenzee Page||33|
|Prior to 2012, the Road Kill Run was a 10K and a 5K held on the trails in|
Reed Bingham State Park.
Starting in 2012, the Road Kill Run became a 5K held on the park's roads on
USATF certified course #GA11076WC.
- Complete results of the 2014 Road Kill Run 5K, courtesy of A Course/Line, LLC
- 2013 story, "Roe and Wilkey make their rivals look like buzzard bait"
- 2012 story, "Avenger and Cherry leave 'em behind for the buzzards"
- Road Kill Run 5K course certification map (USATF #GA11076WC)
- Reed Bingham State Park
- Look for an upcoming race with a more charismatic mascot on the Trouble Afoot! calendar