Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tallahassee's 2014 Devil-Take-The-Hindmost Run

2014 Devil-Take-The-Hindmost Run

Saturday, 2 August 2014 @ 7:00 PM ET

Florida State University's Mike Long Track

Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee's Devil-take-the-Hindmost run returns on Saturday evening, 2 August 2014 at 7:00 PM ET on the Mike Long Track. The race has been held irregularly since the 1970s, but this will be the fourth summer in a row with a visit from the Devil. In the middle of hurricane season, we also need this?

The Devil's new rules in 2013 were intensely disliked, so the Devil has decided to use them again. There is a two-minute limit on each lap. You must finish the lap before the two minutes are up, and you can't start the next lap until the two minutes are up. At the end of each lap, the Devil will take his due, removing the last runner from the track, plus anyone who didn't complete the lap in two minutes. The clock will be run by the Devil's handyman, Bill Lott. The first lap will start at 0:00, the second at 2:00, the third at 4:00, and so on.

As before, the run continues until one runner is left on the track. The winner? Of course not! The Devil always wins.

No T-shirt. No entry fee. No whining. Show up on the starting line, and register when the Devil takes you. Spectators welcome. Refreshments will be neither served nor sold, so pack accordingly.

Questions? Post any questions as a comment below. The Devil will give us the answers. Or not. This is the Devil we're talking about.


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