Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sullivan and Ristow headline a mercifully short Run For Mercy

Kevin Sullivan and Teresa RistowTallahassee's second annual Run For Mercy on Saturday morning, 26 April 2014, wasn't quite five kilometers, but 1500 meters isn't quite a mile, and no one has ever credibly demonstrated that the Olympic 1500 meters isn't a good race. As it turns out, a three-time veteran of the Olympic 1500, Kevin Sullivan of Capital City Running, won the Run For Mercy, covering the indeterminate distance through the streets of Southwood in 13:49. Blountstown High junior Thomas Howell outkicked Jeffrey Jerald for second place, 15:19 to 15:21. Fourth place went to Kevin Chin Shue of Capital City Runners in 15:38.


Teresa Ristow, a junior-year distance runner for the Florida State University Lady Seminoles, won the Run For Mercy women's title, placing fifth overall in 15:44. Ristow had finished second in the women's division of the inaugural Run For Mercy in 2014. Christine Griggs, a sophomore Lady Seminole, was runner-up in the women's standings, coming in sixth overall in 15:59. Two more FSU distance runners, Jennifer Dunn (7th, 16:02) and Chantelle Brodie (8th, 16:04) took the next two places. Roberts Elementary School teacher Lisa Johnson (9th, 16:18) was fifth on the women's side the first woman to crack the Seminole stranglehold on the top spots. Nancy Stedman was the first woman master in the race, 34th overall in 19:37.


238 runners finished the 2014 Run For Mercy. Proceeds went to benefit Mercy Ministries of America.


[ The photographs used in this article were taken by Fred Deckert. ]


Top Ten Men, 2014 Run For Mercy
  1. 13:49.00 ~ Kevin Sullivan (M, 40-44) Tallahassee, FLThomas Howell and Jeffrey Jerald
  2. 15:18.96 ~ Thomas Howell (M, 15-19) Blountstown, FL
  3. 15:20.58 ~ Jeffrey Jerald (M, 20-24)
  4. 15:37.87 ~ Kevin Chin Shue (M, 20-24)
  5. 16:51.62 ~ Carter Hay (M, 40-44)
  6. 16:52.84 ~ Anthony Weckerling (M, 20-24)
  7. 17:22.71 ~ Marc Robards (M, 40-44)
  8. 19:08.22 ~ Terrance Francis (M, )
  9. 18:24.68 ~ Wyatt Brooks (M, 40-44)
  10. 19:20.47 ~ Tyler Moore (M, )

Top Ten Women, 2014 Run For Mercy
  1. 15:43.76 ~ Teresa Ristow (F, 19-24) Tallahassee, FLJennifer Dunn, Chantelle Brodie, Christine Griggs
  2. 15:58.43 ~ Christine Griggs (F, 15-19) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 16:01.48 ~ Jennifer Dunn (F, 20-24) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 16:03.90 ~ Chantelle Brodie (F, 15-19) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 16:17.10 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 30-34) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 16:52.83 ~ Christina Phipps (F, 20-24)
  7. 16:53.44 ~ Mollie Hibbard (F, 20-24)
  8. 17:01.39 ~ Jensen Swopes (F, 20-24)
  9. 17:03.62 ~ Courteney West (F, 15-19)
  10. 17:20.97 ~ Alexandra Midgett (F, 20-24)

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fog and Flowers, Lake and Hines win again at Rose City

Chris LakeOn Saturday morning, 26 April 2014, for the 37th time in the past 37 years, the annual Rose City Run 10K started and finished on South Broad Street. Following the same course that athletes had followed in the previous 36 Rose City Runs, Chris Lake finished first in 33:21, adding a fourth Rose City title to his wins in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Tallahassee runner Joel Piotrowski was the top master, finishing 11th overall in 38:53. 2010 Rose City Run women's champion Amy Hines won a second title, placing 12th overall in 38:58. For the third year in a row Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson was the first woman master, at 43:38 the third woman across the finish line and the 35th runner overall.


Chris Lake and Nathan Haskins"It's a little warmer than usual this year," race director and founder Jim Story warned the athletes just before the race. He didn't mention the fog. When the starting pistol sounded, the gray haze looked like it was about to lift, but instead it got thicker. When the runners turned off of Broad Street a quarter mile into the race, Chris Lake and former Kennesaw State distance runner Nathan Haskins were well out in front of the rest of field, but the other runners could still see them through the mist. Later during the first mile, when Haskins started to move ahead of Lake, the leaders were still fuzzily visible. But around Cherokee Lake, after just over a mile and a half of racing, Haskins and Lake were even farther ahead and the fog had grown thicker. No one but Lake could see that Haskins was breaking away.


Amy HinesSoon after the halfway point on Pinetree Boulevard, Haskins had a big enough lead the fog hid him from everyone, even Lake. Near the four-mile mark, though, Haskins missed the turn onto Patterson Street. Lake, running the course for the fifth year in a row, made the turn without knowing that Haskins had gone astray. Behind Lake, some of the other runners also missed the turn, but none took quite as long a detour as Haskins. By the time Haskins was back on the course, Lake was too far ahead to be seen through the thicker-than-ever fog. Lake finished first in 33:21, with Haskins second in 34:26. Leon High freshman Matt Cashin took third in 35:28. Victor Chicas, a freshman cross-country runner at Darton State College, was fourth in 35:29. Lincoln High junior Hunter Scott edged Leon senior Jared Hoffman for fifth, 35:30 to 35:31.


Elena OslundAmy Hines and Chris Lake both ran their first Rose City 10K in 2010, which is also the year they both won their first Rose City titles. This time around, Hines led from the outset. In the 2012 race, Hines had to stop to tie a shoelace, but nothing slowed her down in 2014 as she won the women's competition in 38:57. Elena Oslund, a two-year veteran of the Darton State College cross-country team, finished runner-up in the women's standings, 18th overall in 40:34. Master runner Mary Anne Grayson was third on the women's side in 43:38. Florida State sophomore Cora Atkinson was the fourth female finisher, 36th overall in 43:44. Tallahassee master runner Paula O'Neill finished inches ahead of Urska Dobersek to take fifth in the women's division. O'Neill and Dobersek were 49th and 50th overall, 45:52 and 45:53.


By the time the last of 463 athletes had crossed the finish line and gone to gather near Thomasville's Big Oak, the fog had finally lifted and it was a bright and sunny day. It may be foggy again next April, or sunny, or there could be a downpour. You can't depend on the weather, but you can depend on there being another Rose City Run.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Rose City Run 10K
  1. 33:21 ~ Chris Lake (M, 25-29) Tallahassee, FLJared Hoffman (6th, 35:30), Hunter Scott (5th, 35:30), Adam Wallenfelsz (8th, 36:37), Matthew Cashin (3rd, 35:28), Kyle Buchholz (7th, 35:36), Victor Chicas (4th, 35:29)
  2. 34:26 ~ Nathan Haskins (M, 25) Atlanta, GA
  3. 35:28 ~ Matthew Cashin (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 35:29 ~ Victor Chicas (M, 21) Albany, GA
  5. 35:30 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 35:31 ~ Jared Hoffman (M, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 35:36 ~ Kyle Buchholz (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 36:37 ~ Adam Wallenfelsz (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 37:56 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 38:21 ~ Josh Wallenfelsz (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2014 Rose City Run 10K
  1. 38:58 ~ Amy Hines (F, 33) Tallahassee, FLMary Anne Grayson
  2. 40:34 ~ Elena Oslund (F, 21) Albany, GA
  3. 43:38 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 48) Thomasville, GA
  4. 43:44 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 19) Crawfordville, FL
  5. 45:52 ~ Paula O'Neill (F, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 45:53 ~ Urska Dobersek (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 46:08 ~ Alicia Meng (F, 24) Ochlocknee, GA
  8. 46:35 ~ Tiffany Roddenberry (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 46:42 ~ Zoe Sheldon (F, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 46:44 ~ Sarah Dugas (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL

Rose City Run 10K Champions, 1978-2014
DateMenWomen
29 April 197831:25, Gary Slayton36:45, Janice Hochstein
28 April 197931:47, Mike Rasper37:49, Janice Hochstein
26 April 198031:18, George West38:14, Colleen Joiner
25 April 198130:21, Mabry McCray40:26, Nicole Batchelder
198230:33, Ernie McKee38:31, Nicole Batchelder
198330:47, Noel Shuman34:57, Darien Andreu
198433:05, Gary Slayton37:51, Barbara Balzer
27 April 198532:36, Rick Miller37:41, Barbara Balzer
26 April 198632:05, Rick Miller37:35, Janice Hochstein
198729:57, Herb Wills37:39, Karen MacHarg
198831:55, Jessie Close37:59, Karen MacHarg
198931:39, Jessie Close36:49, Karen MacHarg
199031:56, Jessie Close37:04, Karen MacHarg
199131:15, Jessie Close38:33, Vikki Saga
199233:04, Trent Smith37:48, Vikki Saga
24 April 199331:28, Gary Droze38:24, Vikki Saga
23 April 199430:19, Robin Rogers37:37, Lisa Herman
29 April 199531:52, Jessie Close35:37, Suzanne Rigg
27 Aprl 199632:18, Jessie Close39:37, Carrie Weyant
26 April 199732:29, Brian Erb36:40, Sarah Docter-Williams
25 April 199831:58, Alan Black36:07, Sarah Docter-Williams
24 April 199932:21, Alan Black37:14, Sarah Docter-Williams
29 April 200034:15, Sean Daniels35:20, Anna Pichrtova
28 April 200132:05, Paul Spangler36:22, Sarah Docter-Williams
27 April 200230:53, Alan Black39:35, Jane Johnson
26 April 200331:58, Matt Kalinski41:53, Julie Carico
25 April 200433:44, Jessie Close39:52, Kate Remillard
23 April 200533:44, Jessie Close37:08, Sarah Docter-Williams
29 April 200634:32, Jessie Close38:38, Barbara Jarnagin
28 April 200731:21, Alan Black39:02, Sheryl Rosen
26 April 200833:10, Malcolm Campbell37:40, Donna Garcia
25 April 200932:34, Nathaniel Haskins41:38, Mary Anne Grayson
24 April 201032:51, Chris Lake37:42, Amy Hines
23 April 201132:46, Chris Lake38:58, Donna Garcia
28 April 201232:51, Chris Lake36:51, Sheryl Rosen
27 April 201332:52, Will Stanford37:08, Sheryl Rosen
26 April 201433:21, Chris Lake38:58, Amy Hines


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Friday, April 25, 2014

Khosla leads the nation with a 4:06.45 1600

Sukhi Khosla and Nick MorkenIt took the nation's top time of the season to win the boys' 1600 at the FHSAA Region 1-3A championships. So a nation-leading 4:06.45 is exactly what Leon junior Sukhi Khosla ran in the Thursday evening race on 24 April 2014. Niceville senior Nick Morken was just a heartbeat back in 4:07.12. Chiles High hosted the meet on their track north of Tallahassee, Florida.


When the starting pistol fired, Khosla was already the Florida leader at the distance on the strength of the 4:13.02 he had run at the Bolles Bulldog Classic back on 7 March 2014. Morken had a 4:15.82 to his credit and was the defending state champion. So it was hardly surprising that Khosla went right to the front, or that Morken was right behind him. By the second lap the rest of the field was far behind and it was a two-man race, Khosla and Morken.


Rayford James and Avery BartlettAfter sitting behind Khosla for 1400 meters, on the final turn Morken rolled up what little distance there was between them to position himself for a move on the homestretch. Khosla was ready for him, though. In spite of pacesetting the whole race, Khosla was far from exhausted, and answered Morken's move with a move of his own. The Leon junior's lead held as he ran home in a career-best 4:06.45.


Those weren't the only personal bests in the race. Morken's 4:07.12 was also a PR. Chiles junior Avery Bartlett (3rd, 4:16.79), Lee senior Rayford James (4th, 4:18.83), Chiles senior Sean Turner (5th, 4:21.31), and Orange Park senior Joshua Bigden (8th, 4:31.85) each ran their best 1600 times at Chiles that evening.


Results, 2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Boys' 1600
    Sean Turner and Trey LaNasa
  1. 4:06.45 ~ Sukhi Khosla (Leon) 11
  2. 4:07.12 ~ Nick Morken (Niceville) 12
  3. 4:16.79 ~ Avery Bartlett (Chiles) 11
  4. 4:18.83 ~ Rayford James (Lee) 12
  5. 4:21.31 ~ Sean Turner (Chiles) 12
  6. 4:29.63 ~ Caden Ewing (Niceville) 12
  7. 4:30.59 ~ Trey LaNasa (Fort Walton Beach) 11
  8. 4:31.85 ~ Joshua Bigden (Orange Park) 12
  9. 4:34.46 ~ David Cash Tampa (Creekside) 11
  10. 4:34.85 ~ Ryan Stellhorn (Bartram Trail) 11
  11. 4:36.10 ~ Taylor Perkins (Pensacola Washington) 11
  12. 4:37.57 ~ Tony Wiggins (Tate) 12
  13. 5:03.81 ~ Zack Bias (Creekside) 11
  14. 5:03.81 ~ Andrew Payne (Pace) 11

Some historical comparisons with Sukhi Khosla's 4:06.45
4:11.76Matt Mizereck's Leon High School record2010
4:08.84Joe Franklin's Tallahassee city record2008
4:06.45Sukhi Khosla's Region 1-3A winning time2014
4:04.45Andres Arroyo's Florida record2013
4:03.87ySam Vazquez's Florida mile record2003


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Region 1-3A at Chiles is the last call for track in Tallahassee

Your last chance this year to see high school track and field competition in Tallahassee comes Thursday, 24 April 2014, at the Chiles High track up in Bradfordville. The Timberwolves will be hosting the 2014 Region 1-3A championships, with the first field event starting at 1:00 PM ET and the last ribbon being handed out at 9:00 PM. That's a full day of athletics.


As to what you can expect to see, here's what will be happening in the 800, the 1600, and the 3200. It's not that I don't value the other events, but I can't write about everything, so I'm going to concentrate on what I know best. For the throws, maybe someone has a "Weighty Matters" blog that can give you a preview, the sprints could get covered in "Fast Tracks," and the jumps in "Leaps of Faith." It's not my fault that those blogs don't exist. Maybe it's an opportunity for someone.


So here we go, starting with the 800 and working up. First, the heat sheets for the girls' 800:


2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Girls' 800 Meters
Section One
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1 550 Jessica Brinson 11 Terry Parker 2:32.95
2 397 Cheyenne Andrew 12 Pace 2:31.01
3 404 Haley Kling 9 Pace 2:28.84
4 506 Kelly Aponte 10 St. Augustine 2:27.30
5 281 Gabrielle Krajniak 11 Mosley 2:27.92
6 405 Rachel Kling 11 Pace 2:30.42
7 23 Juliana Krueger 10 Chiles 2:31.90
8 25 Jianni McDole 9 Chiles 2:40.02
Section Two
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1 110 Allison Ammons 10 Crestview 2:27.14
2 326 Karen Xiang 12 Nease 2:26.86
3 5 Sydney Grier 11 Bartram Trail 2:26.68
4 169 Emma Rudman 10 Fort Walton 2:24.35
5 86 Alexis Jackson 12 Creekside 2:24.95
6 58 Sara Steele 12 Choctawhatchee 2:26.77
7 456 Aaleiyah Knight 10 Pine Forest 2:26.98
8 74 Emma Tucker 10 Columbia 2:31.46
Highlight indicates a District champion in the event.


Emma RudmanThe times listed are from the district meets, and don't necessarily reflect the best performances of the athletes. For instance, Fort Walton Beach sophomore Emma Rudman has run 2:17.72 this season, one of the fastest times for class 3A girls, and the fastest girls' time in Region 1-3A. If there's any reason not to consider Rudman the favorite in this event, it's that it will be her third race of the day. Rudman won the 1600, the 800, and the 3200 in the district meet, as well as anchoring Fort Walton Beach's winning 4 x 800 relay. That means she's entered in all four events at the Region. But Rudman isn't the only quadruple qualifier in the 800, and she's still the fastest runner in the field.


The girls' 800 is scheduled for 7:15 PM.


Let's move on to the boys' 800.


2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Boys' 800 Meters
Section One
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1 411 Colton Currier 12 Pace 2:05.67
2 182 Trace McMullen 10 Fort Walton 2:04.39
3 356 Jack Massey 12 Niceville 2:02.72
4 489 Sean O'Linn 12 Ponte Vedra 2:01.47
5 533 Wesley Norton 12 Stanton 2:02.40
6 102 Youry Pierre-Louis 11 Creekside 2:03.59
7 206 John Taylor 12 Gulf Breeze 2:05.22
8 549 Tony Wiggins 12 Tate 2:07.03
Section Two
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1 351 Tripp Davis 12 Niceville 2:01.46
2 43 Sean Turner 12 Chiles 2:00.36
3 107 David Cash Tampa 11 Creekside 2:00.22
4 509 Ryan Aponte 11 St. Augustine 1:58.99
5 29 Avery Bartlett 11 Chiles 2:00.05
6 505 Rayford James 12 Robert E. Lee 2:00.27
7 358 Nicholas Morken 12 Niceville 2:01.31
8 472 Stefan Pressley 10 Pine Forest 2:04.69
Highlight indicates a District champion in the event.
Avery Bartlett

Don't be fooled by the times from the district meets. Niceville senior Nick Morken is the athlete to watch in this event. The future University of North Florida Osprey has run 1:53.45 this season; in class 3A only Boyd Anderson junior Javon Patterson has run faster. Patterson is the state leader at 1:52.04. The next fastest 800 runner in Region 1 is Chiles junior Avery Bartlett, who recently ran 1:55.89 at the Capital City Classic. Morken and Bartlett haven't met in the 800 this season, but they did go head-to-head in the 1600 at the FSU Relays, where Morken was second in 4:15.82 and Bartlett fifth in 4:17.15.


The boys' 800 is scheduled for 7:25 PM.


Which is a good cue to move on to the Region 1-3A 1600. Let's start with the girls.



2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Girls' 1600 Meters
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1A 154 Brooke Crane 10 Fort Walton 5:21.56
1B 404 Haley Kling 9 Pace 5:39.49
2A 55 Shawna Lindsay 9 Choctawhatchee 5:20.76
2B 405 Rachel Kling 11 Pace 5:29.04
3A 58 Sara Steele 12 Choctawhatchee 5:20.38
3B 23 Juliana Krueger 10 Chiles 5:27.74
4A 326 Karen Xiang 12 Nease 5:14.83
4B 74 Emma Tucker 10 Columbia 5:26.16
5A 169 Emma Rudman 10 Fort Walton 5:16.59
5B 26 Ashton McMurray 12 Chiles 5:27.14
6A 506 Kelly Aponte 10 St. Augustine 5:20.71
6B 72 Nicole Morse 10 Columbia 5:28.02
7A 4 Hannah Giangaspro 12 Bartram Trail 5:21.21
7B 397 Cheyenne Andrew 12 Pace 5:35.39
8A 93 Jessica Van Cleave 12 Creekside 5:25.30
8B 401 Bailey Ellis 12 Pace 5:41.04
Highlight indicates a District champion in the event.


The top competitors in the Region 1-3A girls' 1600 are Nease senior Karen Xiang and Emma Rudman. Back in March, Xiang and Rudman both raced the 1600 at the FSU Relays, with Xiang taking fifth in 5:05.57 and Rudman seventh in 5:06.70; still their best times for the distance. Xiang, who will be running for Pennsylvania next year, also finished ahead of Rudman in the State Cross-Country Finals. Xiang then went on to make it to Footlocker Nationals. Just as Rudman is entered in four events, so is Xiang--the 4 x 800, the 1600, the 800, and the 3200. Xiang, the senior, seems to hold a slight advantage, but it should be a good race either way.


The girls' 1600 is scheduled for 6:20 PM.


Now for a look at the boys' 1600.


2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Boys' 1600 Meters
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1A 428 Mark Robertson 12 Pensacola Washington 4:25.02
1B 549 Tony Wiggins 12 Tate 4:47.71
2A 505 Rayford James 12 Robert E. Lee 4:24.23
2B 95 Zack Bias 11 Creekside 4:37.10
3A 355 Thomas Howell 12 Niceville 4:21.83
3B 20 Ryan Stellhorn 11 Bartram Trail 4:33.65
4A 227 Sukhi Khosla 11 Leon 4:17.63
4B 107 David Cash Tampa 11 Creekside 4:33.20
5A 358 Nicholas Morken 12 Niceville 4:21.61
5B 353 Caden Ewing 12 Niceville 4:33.40
6A 29 Avery Bartlett 11 Chiles 4:23.46
6B 388 Joshua Bigden 12 Orange Park 4:36.09
7A 43 Sean Turner 12 Chiles 4:24.62
7B 427 Taylor Perkins 11 Pensacola Washington 4:47.69
8A 178 Trey LaNasa 11 Fort Walton 4:26.36
8B 413 Andrew Payne 11 Pace 4:51.26
Highlight indicates a District champion in the event.


Sukhi KhoslaNick Morken is the defending state champion in the boys' 1600, and his 4:15.82 at the FSU Relays stands as the state's second-best time this season. However, the first-best 1600 time in the state belongs to Leon junior Sukhi Khosla, who is also entered in the Region 1-3A race. Khosla and Morken haven't raced against each other during the 2014 track season. You could look at cross-country season, where Khosla finished consistently ahead of Morken--and everyone, Khosla was undefeated through the State Cross-Country Finals. Of course, 5000 meters on the turf isn't really a good indication for what would happen in 1600 meters on the track. But if you have to pick, pick the state leader, Khosla.


The boys' 1600 is scheduled for 6:15 PM.


Next, let's examine the girls' 3200.


2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Girls' 3200 Meters
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1A 55 Shawna Lindsay 9 Choctawhatchee 11:58.29
1B 403 Karly Johnson 12 Pace 12:46.39
2A 486 Maria Isabella Poole 12 Ponte Vedra 11:46.13
2B 524 Breck Peterson 12 Stanton 12:35.47
3A 88 Colleen Openshaw 11 Creekside 11:23.19
3B 216 Grace Lockhart 10 Leon 12:10.39
4A 326 Karen Xiang 12 Nease 11:07.63
4B 26 Ashton McMurray 12 Chiles 12:01.97
5A 4 Hannah Giangaspro 12 Bartram Trail 11:11.98
5B 72 Nicole Morse 10 Columbia 12:06.43
6A 169 Emma Rudman 10 Fort Walton 11:43.78
6B 405 Rachel Kling 11 Pace 12:21.87
7A 332 Claire Crist 9 Niceville 11:52.19
7B 397 Cheyenne Andrew 12 Pace 12:44.10
8A 56 Shelby Lindsay 9 Choctawhatchee 11:58.73
8B 462 Justice Waldrop 10 Pine Forest 13:11.44
Highlight indicates a District champion in the event.


Emma Rudman and Karen Xiang are both entered in the 3200, the fourth race of the meet where they both appear on the heat sheet. Like the 1600, it's also an event where they met at the FSU Relays. In that earlier race the advantage belonged to Rudman, as the Fort Walton Beach sophomore ran 10:50.96 to finish second to Fort Myers senior Emily Edwards. Seconds later, Xiang was sixth in 10:55.51--which should give you an idea of how wild a race that was. Edwards and Xiang have to be considered the prime contenders in this race, and it may come down to which runners holds up better in the second week of racing four events in one meet. Xiang may have the worst of it there, thanks to competition in the district from Bartram Trail senior Hannah Giangaspro. In the District 4-3A meet on 17 April 2014, Xiang had to run a swift 11:07.63 to finish ahead of Giangaspro, who took second with a 11:11.98 PR. Giangaspro, by the way, is only entered in the 1600 and the 3200. Let's just agree that this will be an interesting race.


The girls' 3200 is scheduled for 7:45 PM.


And let's finish with a look at the boys' 3200.


2014 FHSAA Region 1-3A Boys' 3200 Meters
LaneBibAthleteGradeSchoolDistrict Time
1A 355 Thomas Howell 12 Niceville 9:48.58
1B 200 Alex Hernandez 9 Gulf Breeze 10:56.12
2A 257 Hunter Scott 11 Lincoln 9:44.68
2B 428 Mark Robertson 12 Pensacola Washington 10:06.09
3A 511 Noah Kemp 12 St. Augustine 9:43.20
3B 19 Matt Neeley 9 Bartram Trail 10:04.13
4A 227 Sukhi Khosla 11 Leon 9:30.27
4B 488 Crisman Jones 12 Ponte Vedra 9:59.25
5A 185 Charles Shackelford 12 Fort Walton 9:38.77
5B 127 Evan Stegner 12 Crestview 10:00.61
6A 46 Cade Zimmerman 12 Chiles 9:43.57
6B 327 Jonathan Jackson 10 Nease 10:04.71
7A 33 Jared Grigas 11 Chiles 9:46.17
7B 412 Andrew Parrish 11 Pace 10:45.47
8A 178 Trey LaNasa 11 Fort Walton 9:54.42
8B 548 James Waldroup 11 Tate 11:08.32
Highlight indicates a District champion in the event.


Sukhi KhoslaIn the boys' 3200, like the 1600 before it, the defending state champion is entered in this race. This time it's Niceville senior Thomas Howell, who got his ticket to the Region 1-3A 3200 by finishing second behind Fort Walton Beach senior Charles Shackelford in the District 2-3A meet, 9:38.77 to 9:48.58. Howell, though, has the second-fastest 3200 in the state this season, a 9:11.27 he ran at the FSU Relays in March. However, at the Region 1-3A meet, Howell will be up against Sukhi Khosla, who in the same FSU Relays 3200 ran the season's fastest time, 8:59.50. Both Howell and Khosla are also entered in the 1600, but Howell is also on Niceville's 4 x 800 relay squad. Look for Khosla to take care of business in the eight-lap race.


The boys' 3200 is scheduled for 8:00 PM.


There are bound to be surprises, of course. Athletes get sick, athletes get hurt, athletes have breakthroughs. If a top-ranked athlete shows up with his leg in his cast, he's gonna have a bad day. Additionally, the Region 1-3A meet is the qualifier for the State Finals. It's interesting to see who the Region champions are, but the purpose of the meet is to see who gets to make the trip to the State Championships. The top four advance, everyone else stays home. So watch the races for fourth place. You can still win a state title if you finish second in the region, but not if you finish fifth.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

23 April 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 April 2014. 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
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, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course GA12003WC (10K). 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. 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.
  • Race To End The LRA 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Integration Statue at Florida State University, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at Eventbrite.com.
  • Blazer Corps 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Barrow Hall, 1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. jrgeer@valdosta.edu
  • Wellness Cup "Better than a 5K" 5.57K. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County High School, 1 Trojan Way, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
  • Valdosta Middle School Cross-Country Booster Club 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Middle School, 110 Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Ryan Kelly, rkelly@gocats.org or 229-333-8555.
2 MAY 2014
  • 27th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
3 MAY 2014
  • 13th 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.
  • Nene Fest 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET fun run. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jessica Kennett, jesskennett0079@yahoo.com
  • Ft. Rucker Army Ten-Mile Run-Off and 5 x Two-Mile Relay. 7:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 2103 story. 334-255-3794.
  • Tyler Carter Memorial Duathlon. 8:00 AM ET. 101 Exum Road, Nashville, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line 229-630-1455 or Doug Carter 229-300-6770.
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.
  • Racing With Rotary 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Kinderlou Forest Recreation Center, 4055 Cane Mill Circle, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2013 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net
  • Tiger Run 12-Hour Relay. 7:00 AM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
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.
  • 8th annual Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • Daylily City 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. City Park, 8th Street at Parrish Avenue, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Steve Schramm, schramm726@yahoo.com or 229-561-2725.
  • 8th annual MPact Girls' Club 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2013 story. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
  • Jefferson Elementary School Tiger Dash 5K and one-mile Cub Run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Jefferson County School District Office, 575 South Water Street, Monticello, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
  • 3rd annual Run To The Market 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Atlantic Coast Line Train Station, 3rd Street and Tift Avenue, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Lequrica Gaskins 229-391-3966 or Martha Black 229-556-7439 or Rick Register 229-382-3266
24 MAY 2014
  • 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.
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 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. Entry form and flyer. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
31 MAY 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.
  • 8th annual Lake Blackshear Loop the Lake 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia 31015. 2013 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550.
5 JUNE 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #1 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
7 JUNE 2014
  • Strides For Education 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Wanda Lewis, 850-2010-8312.
12 JUNE 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #2 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
19 JUNE 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #3 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
26 JUNE 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #4 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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. Cascades Park, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. 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
10 JULY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
12 JULY 2014
  • 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.
17 JULY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (40m, 100m, 200m, 800m, two mile). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
  • 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
  • Rez3 Series Summer Triathlon (⅓-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run). 8:30 AM ET. Florida State University Reservation, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
24 JULY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #5 (40m, 100m, 400m, one mile, 5000m). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
26 JULY 2014
  • 2nd annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM ET. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
  • 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.
31 JULY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #6 (Events TBD). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
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.
  • Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club, 101 6th Avenue SW, Cairo, Georgia 39828. Entry form and flyer.
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
  • 2nd annual Stars and Stripes Patriot Run 6K. 9:00 AM ET. Myrtlewood Plantation, Campbell Street, Thomasville, Georgia. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 5th annual Partnership Cancer Fund 5K and one-mile walk. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. john.sparks@lcpfh.org
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.
  • 4th annual Honor Your Neighbor 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET. McKey Park, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
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.
4 OCTOBER 2014
  • Florida State University Parents' Weekend 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306. 2010 story. Event web page. parentsweekend@admin.fsu.edu
  • 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.
  • Hispanic Heritage Gate-To-Gate 4.2-Mile Run. 9:00 AM CT. 3rd Avenue and Raider Street parking lot, Fort Rucker, Alabama. 334-255-0308.
11 OCTOBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 AM ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Chuck and Jana Davis, cdaviscycle@gmail.com or 850-385-8611.
12 OCTOBER 2014
  • Rez3 Series Fall Triathlon (⅓-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run). 8:30 AM ET. Florida State University Reservation, 3226 Flastacowo Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
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).
26 OCTOBER 2014
  • Hurricane7th annual Red Cross Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET one mile / 8:15 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, robertlotane1@gmail.com or 850-545-9446, or Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
1 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 4th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • 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
  • Spooky 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, 334-255-0308.
8 NOVEMBER 2014
  • 4th annual Truck Route Trek 50K and Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Oak Valley Publix Plaza, Capital Circle NW and North Monroe Street (US 27), Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer.
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.
  • Turkey Trot 10K and 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 334-255-0308.
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).
  • Mistletoe 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-2296.
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. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
10 JANUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 31st annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12001EBM. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
17 JANUARY 2015
24 JANUARY 2015
  • Red Fox6th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. redfoxtrot5K@gmail.com
  • 6th annual FSU Medical Response Unit 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • PigThe 33rd annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00 PM CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 15K course map. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
8 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. USATF certified marathon course #FL11125EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course #FL09001EBM. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
14 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Samoa22nd annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
21 FEBRUARY 2015
7 MARCH 2015
  • 10th annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
  • 9th 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). 2014 story. 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • tiny tortoise7th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL09011EBM. Event web page. Cindy Preston, Cynthia.F.Preston@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
8 MARCH 2015
  • 6th 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 marathon course FL10137EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course FL10028EBM. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
14 MARCH 2015
  • Shamrock27th 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. 2014 story. 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.
  • 37th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00 AM 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.
21 MARCH 2015
  • 4th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
28 MARCH 2015
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
4 APRIL 2015
11 APRIL 2015
  • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 41st 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
25 APRIL 2015
  • 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, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course GA12003WC (10K). 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
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