Since then, Killearn Gardens has become one of Florida's state parks and a year-round destination for the area's runners. The Maclays were almost certainly gone from their winter retreat by Mothers Day each year, but since 2004 the Marzuq Shrine Temple has invited athletes to race in their annual Mothers Day 5K through Maclay Gardens State Park. This year was no exception, and on Saturday morning, 10 May 2014, more than one hundred assembled near the park's Lake Hall recreation area for the eleventh running of the 3.1-mile race.
Vince Molosky had won the race in 2013, and almost immediately grabbed the lead this year. By the mile mark he was over half a minute ahead of the next runner, and at one point he enjoyed a lead of more than a minute. Eric Godin started to eat into that lead during the last half mile, but Molosky was too far ahead. Molosky won his second straight Mothers Day 5K title, running 17:13. Godin was second in 18:21, and Reikan Lin placed third in 19:37. Crawfordville master runner Duane Evans was fourth overall in 19:51.
Renee Cox took the women's title, coming in fifth overall in 20:40. Cox, the women's runner-up in 2013, led the women's field the entire way this year. Urska Dobersek was the second woman finisher, eighth overall in 22:08. Dylan Snowden was the third woman, 21st in 25:13. Right behind Snowden was the first woman master, Birgit Maier-Katkin, 22nd overall in 25:14.
As it traditional in the Marzuq Temple's Mothers Day 5K, each award winner in the race received a cake. No statistics are available on how many cakes survived to make it home to mom.
Top Ten Men, 2014 Marzuq Mothers Day 5K
- 17:13 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34)
- 18:21 ~ Eric Godin (M, 30)
- 19:37 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 24)
- 19:51 ~ Duane Evans (M, 46)
- 20:55 ~ Mike LaBossiere (M, 48)
- 21:16 ~ Chuck Bruce (M, 35)
- 22:23 ~ Barney Ray (M, 51)
- 22:50 ~ Ned Luczynsk (M, 56)
- 23:03 ~ Buddy Levins (M, 60)
- 23:34 ~ Spencer Ansellem (M, 12)
Top Ten Women, 2014 Marzuq Mothers Day 5K
- 20:40 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26)
- 22:08 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 31)
- 25:13 ~ Dylan Snowden (F, 23)
- 25:14 ~ Birgit Maier-Katkin (F, 51)
- 26:03 ~ Summer Robinson (F, 18)
- 26:52 ~ Diana Caldwell (F, 57)
- 26:55 ~ Ericka McKibbin (F, 41)
- 27:35 ~ Allie Caldwell (F, 23)
- 27:52 ~ Tracy Davy (F, 50)
- 29:24 ~ Carrie Smith (F, 39)
- 29:42 ~ Perha Varley (F, 69)
|Marzuq Shriners' Mother's Day 5K Champions, 2004-2014|
|8 May 2004||19:42, Scott Ruplinger||25:33, Penny Isom|
|7 May 2005||?||?|
|13 May 2006||18:27, David Yon||19:27, Laura Hempel|
|12 May 2007||18:03, Martin Sykut||19:04, Lisa Johnson|
|10 May 2008||19:30, James Dexter||20:19, Sheryl Rosen|
|9 May 2009||18:13, Myles Gibson||22:41, Angela Dempsey|
|8 May 2010||19:10, Mickey Moore||22:29, Fran McLean|
|7 May 2011||18:33, Stephen Robbins||20:36, Micah Adriani|
|12 May 2012||16:08, Kevin Sullivan||17:53, Sheryl Rosen|
|11 May 2013||17:22, Vince Molosky||19:49, Katie Showman|
|10 May 2014||17:13, Vince Molosky||20:40, Renee Cox|
|Any leads on the 2005 results would be deeply appreciated. Contact me!|
- Complete results of the 2014 Marzuq Shriners' Mother's Day 5K at gulfwinds.org
- More photos of the 2014 Marzuq Shriners' Mother's Day 5K
- Fred Deckert's photos of the 2014 Marzuq Shriners' Mother's Day 5K
- 2013 story, "Sweet victory in Maclay Gardens for Molosky and Showman"
- 2012 story, "Sullivan and Rosen take the cake at the Marzuq 5K"
- 2011 story, "A Mother's Day stroll in Maclay Gardens for Robbins and Adriani"
- 2010 story, "Marzuq laurels go to Moore and McLean"
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