Saturday, May 31, 2014

Marley and Skiles knock the competition for a loop

David Marley doesn't always run the annual Loop-the-Lake 5K. But when he does, he wins.


Marley won the first Loop-the-Lake in 2006, then returned to take the title in each even-numbered year, setting the event record of 15:07 in 2012. 2014 was an even-numbered year, so Marley was back in Cordele, Georgia, on Saturday morning 1 June 2014 to attempt a fifth championship.


He didn't disappoint.


Marley, an Atlanta Track Club marathoner, blazed a 15:32, winning the eighth Loop-the-Lake by over 300 meters. Victor Chicas, a cross-country standout for Darton State College, was second in 16:40. 2013 Loop-the-Lake champion Wright Calhoun took third in 16:43. 2014 Gnat Days 5K winner Arnoldo De Jesus was fourth in 18:04, and Jared Hammond was fifth in 18:24. Ed Shattles was the fastest master runner in the race, taking sixth in 19:22.


Brittney Skiles didn't have as long a history at Loop-the-Lake as David Marley, but she had won the women's title at the race in 2008, setting a women's course record of 19:45. Skiles lowered that course record to 19:23 in the 2014 race, winning top women's honors at Loop-the-Lake for the second time. Skiles was seventh overall. Less than 100 meters behind Skiles was the women's runner-up, Southland Academy rising junior Chris Shattles, eighth overall in 19:45. Another Shattles, Trina Shattles, was the ninth female finisher and first woman master in the 2014 Loop-the-Lake, placing 37th overall in 24:14.


312 athletes were recorded crossing the finish line by Event Tech, the timing company for the 2014 Loop-the-Lake 5K. Despite the name of the event, the runners did not go entirely around Lake Blackshear, but still caught some beautiful views of the water as they ran through Georgia Veterans State Park.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Lake Blackshear Loop-the-Lake 5K
  1. 15:31.67 ~ David Marley (M, 27) Columbus, GA
  2. 16:39.63 ~ Victor Chicas (M, 21)
  3. 16:53.94 ~ Wright Calhoun (M, 16)
  4. 18:03.76 ~ Arnoldo De Jesus (M, 28)
  5. 18:23.31 ~ Jared Hammond (M, 33)
  6. 19:21.69 ~ Ed Shattles (M, 51)
  7. 19:45.35 ~ Dennis Moore (M, 45)
  8. 20:09.45 ~ Kurt Anthony (M, 48)
  9. 20:11.22 ~ Warren Juster (M, 47)
  10. 20:14.62 ~ Patrick Calcutt (M, 49)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Lake Blackshear Loop-the-Lake 5K
  1. 19:22.53 ~ Brittany Skiles (F, 25)
  2. 19:44.07 ~ Christine Shattles (F, 15)
  3. 21:42.89 ~ Paula Rogers (F, 31)
  4. 22:13.83 ~ Amelia Gibbs (F, 36)
  5. 22:15.03 ~ Jessica Childers (F, 28)
  6. 22:36.01 ~ Sydney Hayes (F, 14)
  7. 23:29.45 ~ Ashley Barrow (F, 33)
  8. 23:43.74 ~ Ryleigh Bell (F, 12)
  9. 24:13.09 ~ Trina Shattles (F, 44)
  10. 24:14.25 ~ Alisa Tuanina (F, 17)
  11. 24:15.45 ~ Madelyn Carter (F, 36)
  12. 24:17.90 ~ Rachel Drumm (F, 21)

Lake Blackshear Loop-the-Lake 5K champions, 2006-2014
DateMenWomen
27 May 200616:29, David Marley20:15, Maria Duemler
19 July 200816:20, David Marley19:45, Brittney Skiles
18 July 200916:59.81, Marc Kushinka21:09.71, Alecia Beck
26 June 201015:51.85, David Marley21:23.20, Molly Smith
11 June 201117:00.58, Adam Ross21:16.64, Beth Young
9 June 201215:06.87, David Marley20:30.73, Chris Shattles
1 June 201316:45.49, Wright Calhoun21:49.76, Ashlee Golden
31 May 201415:31.67, David Marley19:22.53, Brittany Skiles

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

28 May 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 May 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.
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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.
  • 65 Roses 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. dothanrunforroses@gmail.com or 334-803-1361.
  • Salute The Wounded 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 8:30 AM CT one mile. Citizen’s Lodge Park, 4574 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida 32446. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Kristen Sylvester, salutethewounded5k@gmail.com or 317-509-5580.
  • 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.
  • Strides & Strength Against Stroke 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM CT 5K / 8:45 AM CT one mile. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Online registration at active.com.
2 JUNE 2014
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #1. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 6:50 PM 200m / 6:53 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:02 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:05 PM 100m / 7:10 PM 400m / 7:20 PM 3200m (two sections) / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
3 JUNE 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #4. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
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.
  • 2nd annual Bainbridge Spring 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2013 story. USATF certified course GA13047WC.Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Bainbridge Leisure Services, 229-248-2010.
  • End of Watch 10K/5K Honoring All Fallen Officers. 9:00 AM CT. Poplar Head Park, Dothan, Alabama. Sgt. Will Glover, wnglover@dothan.org or 334-615-3640.
  • Watermelon 5K. 7:50 AM ET awards 5K / one-mile fun run 8:05 ET / 8:30 AM ET second 5K / 9:00 AM ET third 5K. Impact Sports and Fitness, 1107 South Greer Street, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. impactfitness@bellsouth.net or 229-271‐1900.
  • Fire Up 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. McKey Park, Valdosta, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at RunSignUp.com. Lars Leader, lfleader@valdosta.edu or 229-300-6178.
  • 40th annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 10:30 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
9 JUNE 2014
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #2. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 6:50 PM 200m / 6:53 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:02 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:05 PM 100m / 7:10 PM 400m / 7:20 PM 3200m (two sections) / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
10 JUNE 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #5. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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
  • 3rd annual 5K At Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley Café, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Shannon Moore, lee_shannon@rocketmail.com
  • 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.
  • Darton State College Cross-Country Trail Run 15K, 5K, and one mile. 8:00 AM ET. Darton State College, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
16 JUNE 2014
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #3. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 6:50 PM 200m / 6:53 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:02 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:05 PM 100m / 7:10 PM 400m / 7:20 PM 3200m (two sections) / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
17 JUNE 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #6. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
23 JUNE 2014
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #4. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 6:50 PM 200m / 6:53 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:02 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:05 PM 100m / 7:10 PM 400m / 7:20 PM 3200m (two sections) / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
24 JUNE 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #7. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
  • 3rd annual Anchors Away 6K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trails - Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Online registration at active.com.
30 JUNE 2014
  • Valdosta All-Comers Track Meet #5. 6:30 PM ET 1600 meter (three sections) / 6:50 PM 200m / 6:53 PM 800m (two sections) / 7:02 PM 50m (youth 10 and under) / 7:05 PM 100m / 7:10 PM 400m / 7:20 PM 3200m (two sections) / 8:00 PM 4x400m relay. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
1 JULY 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #8. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
  • 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
8 JULY 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #9. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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. 7:30 AM 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.
13 JULY 2014
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #2, Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon. 8:30 AM ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
15 JULY 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #10. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
22 JULY 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #11. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
29 JULY 2014
  • Darton College Trail Running Series 1-5/8-Mile Race #12. 7:00 PM ET. Darton State College Tennis Court Pavilion, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. bruce.skiles@darton.edu or 229-317-6558.
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
5 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
12 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 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.
19 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
  • 9th annual Blazer Dash VSU Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. Valdosta State University Campus Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Theresa Lattner, Tmlattner@valdosta.edu or 229-333-5898.
26 AUGUST 2014
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 PM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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
7 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series #3, Youth Triathlon and Adult Super Sprint Triathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Morcom Aquatic Center, Potsdamer Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Mike Weyant, weyantm@comcast.net or 850-241-6591.
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.
1 MAY 2015
  • 28th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
2 MAY 2015
  • 14th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
9 MAY 2015
16 MAY 2015
  • Catfish4th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • 9th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
23 MAY 2015
  • USA Flag30th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
25 MAY 2015
  • USA Flag7th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • USA Flag9th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Night time is the right time for Harris and Atkinson in Bainbridge

Chase HarrisLike anyplace else, in Bainbridge, Georgia, you don't know what to expect from the weather on Memorial Day. It could be torrid, it could be mild. Two years ago Tropical Storm Beryl brushed by the Oak City on Memorial Day. This Memorial Day, 26 May 2014, temperatures were moderated by cloudy skies and scattered showers that had left the Bainbridge streets a bit damp. Conditions were excellent for Bainbridge's eighth annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race.


2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night RaceThe 3.1-mile race started at 7:00 PM with a dash west on Miluli Avenue toward the first turn onto Boulevard Drive. By the time the athletes were approaching the mile mark on Russ Street, Chase Harris and Dre Banks were well out in front of the rest of the field. Harris, a rising senior at Bainbridge High, pulled steadily away throughout the race. Banks, a graduating senior at Bainbridge High, kept Harris in sight but couldn't reel him in. Harris crossed the finish line with a comfortable 17:30 to 17:38 win. Wakulla High rising seniors Lane Williams and Travis Parks took the next two places in 18:50 and 18:51. Bainbridge High rising junior Perry Waddell took fifth in 18:57 while Caleb Harris of Bainbridge Middle School was sixth in 19:01. Greg Waddell was the top master in the race, placing seventh overall in 19:07.


Cora AtkinsonAt her previous appearances in Bainbridge's Memorial Day 5K, Cora Atkinson had collected a pair of second place finishes in the women's division. Unlike those 2010 and 2011 races, this time Atkinson took the women's title. Shrugging off early challenges, Atkinson was in control of the race by the end of the first mile. Going on to finish at the top of the women's standings, Atkinson placed 17th overall in 22:57. The women's runner-up was Jessica Monk, 20th overall in 25:08. Julie Harris of Bainbridge was the third woman finisher and the top woman master, coming in 23rd overall in 26:16.


The list of top finishers may have looked like it was taken from the results of a high school cross-country race, but that was entirely appropriate. Proceeds from the Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race go to benefit the Bainbridge High cross-country running program. If you're inclined to show your support for the sport, the race should be back next Memorial Day, 25 May 2015. 58 runners finished this year's race.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
  1. 17:29.11 ~ Chase Harris (M, 17)Lane Williams
  2. 17:37.95 ~ Dre Banks (M, 18)
  3. 18:49.58 ~ Lane Williams (M, 18)
  4. 18:50.51 ~ Travis Parks (M, 18)
  5. 18:56.76 ~ Perry Waddell (M, 16)
  6. 19:00.04 ~ Caleb Harris (M, 13)
  7. 19:06.57 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 48)
  8. 20:04.30 ~ Mark Tombrink (M, 26)
  9. 20:19.23 ~ Juan Ordoñez (M, 40)
  10. 20:25.70 ~ Eric Dueno (M, 46)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race
  1. 22:56.40 ~ Cora Atkinson (F, 19)Jessica Monk
  2. 25:07.81 ~ Jessica Monk (F, 23)
  3. 26:15.27 ~ Julie Harris (F, 48)
  4. 27:55.52 ~ Amelia Crooms (F, 24)
  5. 28:05.53 ~ Denise Butler (F, 41)
  6. 28:14.52 ~ Brandi Deal (F, 37)
  7. 28:26.87 ~ Julie deGrummond (F, 44)
  8. 31:13.10 ~ Aileen Mejia (F, 14)
  9. 31:52.13 ~ Jennifer Miles (F, 41)
  10. 32:18.65 ~ Maggie Smith (F, 32)

Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Run
Champions, 2007-2014
DateMenWomen
28 May 2007??????
26 May 200818:36, Caleb Bergon23:05, Rachel Willis
25 May 200916:11, Tyler Price23:16, Erica Pemberton
31 May 201017:35, Gabriel Leitz23:12, Perra Harrell
30 May 201117:06, Stanley Linton22:02, Paula O'Neill
28 May 201216:17, Stanley Linton21:46, Tiffany Roddenberry
27 May 201315:46, Stanley Linton25:41, Emily Jensenius
26 May 201417:30, Chase Harris22:57, Cora Atkinson


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Rogers and Page rule the roads in Valdosta on Memorial Day

FlagsYouth led the way at Valdosta's sixth annual Memorial Day 5K on Monday morning, 26 May 2014. One specific youth, Lowndes High rising sophomore Dylan Rogers, led everyone, winning the 3.1-mile race in 17:26. Not far behind him, two other Lowndes High cross-country runners battled for second--graduating senior Jadon Long and rising junior Andrew Elam. Long slid in ahead of Elam, 17:35 to 17:37. Valdosta High rising sophomore Matthew Baun followed them across the finish line, placing fourth in 17:44. Ryan Kelly was the first finisher to have voted in a presidential election, coming in fifth in 17:58. The race's fastest master runner was Rick Mazurkiewicz of Valdosta, ninth in 20:24.


Incoming freshman Makenzee Page kept the youth theme going on the women's side. Running 22:01, more than four minutes faster than she clocked in the 2013 Memorial Day 5K, Page was the first female in the race, placing 16th overall. Ali Thornhill was runner-up in the women's standings, placing 17th overall in 22:14. Melanie Ellis of Valdosta was the third woman finisher and top woman master, 21st overall in 23:13.


92 athletes finished the 2014 Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. The runners also donated 113 pounds of food to Second Harvest of South Georgia.


Top Ten Men, Valdosta's 2014 Memorial Day 5K
  1. 17:25.4 ~ Dylan Rogers (M, 15) Valdosta, GAColor guard
  2. 17:34.3 ~ Jadon Long (M, 18) Hahira, GA
  3. 17:36.2 ~ Andrew Elam (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  4. 17:43.8 ~ Matthew Baun (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  5. 17:58.0 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 35) Lake Park, GA
  6. 18:14.3 ~ Chance Roe (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  7. 19:27.9 ~ Elijah Boyd (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  8. 20:04.7 ~ Liam Bickerstaff (M, 18) Hahira, GA
  9. 20:24.0 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
  10. 20:27.4 ~ Brandon Smith (M, 24) Hahira, GA

Top Ten Women, Valdosta's 2014 Memorial Day 5K
  1. 22:00.2 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 14) Ray City, GAFlags
  2. 22:13.3 ~ Ali Thornhill (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  3. 23:12.2 ~ Melanie Ellis (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
  4. 23:30.2 ~ Debbie Green (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
  5. 24:08.6 ~ Brianna Prinsloo (F, 27) Hahira, GA
  6. 24:27.5 ~ Melissa Roe (F, 36) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:00.5 ~ Nancy Elam (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  8. 25:25.6 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  9. 25:31.4 ~ Melanie Hall (F, 40) Tifton, GA
  10. 25:34.3 ~ Gina Purvis (F, 55) Tifton, GA

Valdosta Memorial Day 5K Champions, 2009-2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
25 May 200916:34, Chris Rice20:47, Ashley McGee86
31 May 201016:50, Chris Rice21:38, Jordan Helton79
30 May 201117:10, Chris Rice21:06, Alice Smoot102
28 May 201218:33, Masked Avenger21:38, Alison Peters53
27 May 201318:05, Ryan Kelly23:21, Debbie Green87
26 May 201417:26, Dylan Rogers22:01, Makenzee Page92


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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Molosky and Falk score victories in their return to Gate-to-Gate

Memorial Day Gate-To-Gate RunBack on 2 May 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida, Tripp Davis concluded his high school athletic career by running a 1:58 and change third leg on Niceville High's 4 x 800 relay team, a team that won the title in that event in the class 3A State Track & Field Finals. A senior, Davis might have been through with high school running, but he wasn't through with running. Thus he was at the starting line of Eglin's 29th annual Gate-to-Gate 4.4-mile run on Saturday morning, 24 May 2014.


As it turns out, Vince Molosky was also on the starting line, and he had wrapped up his high school running career somewhat earlier than Davis. Now in Tallahassee, Florida, Molosky had finished running for Amherst High School in Ohio back in 1998. Like Davis, though, he hadn't finished running.


When the race was over, Davis had made a huge improvement on his 2013 Gate-to-Gate showing, when he had finished 70th overall in 29:38. Molosky, on the other hand, ran his slowest Gate-to-Gate of his five appearances in the race. Nevertheless, Molosky finished just short of 200 meters ahead of Tripp Davis, as the former Amherst Comet outran the former Niceville Eagle, winning the Gate-to-Gate in 24:39. Davis was second in 25:20. David Seymour, a staff sergeant stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama, was third in 25:28. Tallahassee master runners Michael Martinez and Carl Nordhielm took the next two places, with Martinez taking the top master spot in 25:50 and Nordhielm running 25:58.


In the team competition Tallahassee’s Gulf Winds Track Club won the title for the fifth straight year. Molosky led the GWTC squad with his 24:39. GWTC’s Caleb Carmichael was sixth in 26:01, Eric Godin was 14th in 27:01, and Renee Cox was 38th in 29:08, giving the team a winning average of 26:43. A GWTC team of master runners was second, and another GWTC foursome took third in the team competition.


The rules for team competition at Gate-to-Gate require that each four-athlete team include at least one woman. For GWTC’s winning team that woman was Renee Cox. Cox was second in the Gate-to-Gate women’s standings, finishing runner-up to Liane Falk of Eglin. After finishing second to Tallahassee’s Sheryl Rosen at Gate-to-Gate in 2013, this year Falk was the women’s champion, placing 20th overall in 27:25. Tallahassee runner Karen Geletko was third on the women’s side, finishing 43rd overall in 29:38.


The Gate-to-Gate Run hasn’t remained unchanged over 29 years. For one thing, it’s no longer run from one gate of Eglin Air Force Base to another. A few years ago the course was changed to a simple out-and-back to eliminate the problem of transporting hundreds of runners between the starting line and finish line. Also, after 28 years as a Memorial Day run, this year the Gate-to-Gate was staged on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Once again, logistics trumped tradition. But the race is still the odd 4.4-mile length that was determined by the distance between Eglin’s two gates, even if those gates are no longer on the course. And most runners still pause during the race to drop a flower at the All-Veterans Memorial. Some traditions are worth keeping.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Eglin AFB Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Run
  1. 24:39 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 34) Tallahassee, FLVince Molosky
  2. 25:20 ~ Tripp Davis (M, 18) Valparaiso, FL
  3. 25:28 ~ David Seymour (M, 26) Enterprise, AL
  4. 25:50 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 25:58 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 26:01 ~ Caleb Carmichael (M, 29) Pensacola, FL
  7. 26:04 ~ Alex Smyth (M, 26) Panama City Beach, FL
  8. 26:20 ~ Geb Kiros (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 26:25 ~ Carl Schlosser (M, 20) Eglin, FL
  10. 26:30 ~ Shane Vetter (M, 39) Niceville, FL

Top Ten Women, 2014 Eglin AFB Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Run
  1. 27:25 ~ Liane Falk (F, 29) Eglin AFB, FLRenee Cox and Liane Falk
  2. 29:08 ~ Renee Cox (F, 26) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 29:38 ~ Karen Geletko (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 29:54 ~ Michele Williams (F, 41) Milton, FL
  5. 31:33 ~ Lindsey Smith (F, 31) Destin, FL
  6. 31:52 ~ Kristy James (F, 30) Fate, TX
  7. 32:17 ~ Kathleen Baker (F, 36) Panama City Beach, FL
  8. 32:29 ~ Nicole Escoffier (F, 17) Niceville, FL
  9. 33:39 ~ Sara Steele (F, 18) Ft. Walton Beach, FL
  10. 33:39 ~ Ivy Nivison (F, 28) Niceville, FL

Eglin AFB Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Memorial Day Race
Winners, 1997-2013
DateMenWomenFinishers
26 May 199722:08, Gary Droze24:51, Sarah Kramer
25 May 199822:49, Matt Dobson25:46, Sarah Docter-Williams1028
31 May 199921:25, Rudolf Jun25:49, Sarah Docter-Williams1054
29 May 200021:20, Malcolm Campbell25:02, Anna Pichrtova1270
28 May 200120:56, Michael Green
27 May 200222:34, Paul Spangler26:12, Jacqueline Concaugh1133
26 May 200321:21, Michael Green24:35, Jenny Ledford1117
31 May 200422:14, Everett Whiteside25:23, Ann McGranahan1075
30 May 200521:54, Joey Zins23:56, Victoria Gill1188
29 May 200623:03, Travis Deutman25:17, Victoria Gill1173
28 May 200722:28, Joey Zins27:27, Kelly Wild1373
26 May 200822:27, Joey Zins26:42, Anna Hallex1503
25 May 200923:31, Matthew Martin27:24, Ilea Eskildsen1761
31 May 201022:14, Ben Payne26:08, Ilea Eskildsen1807
30 May 201124:21, Matt Dobson25:18, Pasca Cheruiyot1681
28 May 201222:06, Ben Payne26:19, Sheryl Rosen1637
27 May 201323:01, Stanley Linton26:45, Sheryl Rosen1324
24 May 201424:39, Vince Molosky27:25, Liane Falk1047
Monica O'Reilly set the women's course record of 23:33 in 1993.
I'd like to include winners for 1986 to 1996. Anyone have those results?


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