Wednesday, July 30, 2014

30 July 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 30 July 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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30 JULY 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #7. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
31 JULY 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club / Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Summer Track Series Meet #8 (Events TBD). 6:45 PM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
2 AUGUST 2014
  • Tallahassee's kind-of-annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00 PM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd annual Run to Remember 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 10K, 5K / 7:15 AM ET one mile. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department, 4th Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
  • 25th annual Run For Love 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:15 PM ET. Red Hill Athletic Center, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Stallion Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com.
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.
6 AUGUST 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #8. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
9 AUGUST 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Summer Trail Series Run #4, 5.5 Mile Cadillac Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Cadillac Trail, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Series entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443‐6795.
  • 2nd annual Smoke Under The Oaks 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2013 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Andy Payne, createeight@yahoo.com or 229-726-2794.
  • 3rd annual Dog Days in Damascus 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Southwest Georgia Academy, 14105 GA Hwy 200, Damascus, Georgia 39841. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Rhonda Rathel, matay9599@yahoo.com or 229-254-2234.
  • 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.
  • 2nd annual Kolomoki Mounds Super Moon Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 PM ET one mile / 9:30 PM ET 5K. Kolomoki Mounds State Park, 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely, Georgia 39823. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. leighbruner@windstream.net or 229-724-2150.
  • Georgia Veterans Sprint Triathlon. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele, Georgia 31015. 2011 story. Event web page.
10 AUGUST 2014
  • Run For Friends 10K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 10K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Red Hills Tennis Courts, Stallion Road, Tifton, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Gina Purvis, ginahp2011@gmail.com
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.
13 AUGUST 2014
  • Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series #9. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 850-890-4775.
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.
  • 2nd annual Cross Country Is Fun 5K at the Wildcat Invitational. 7:20 AM ET Open 5K / 8:00 AM ET High School Boys 5K / 8:30 AM ET High School Girls 5K / 9:00 AM ET Middle School Boys Race / 9:30 AM ET Middle School Girls Race. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 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.
  • South Georgia Chrysalis Tygart Trail Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Camp Tygart, 436 Woody Jackson Circle, Ray City, Georgia 31645. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. kellympate@gmail.com
  • Love 2 Run's Run For Our Troops 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Trail, 501 Recreation Rd, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event page on Facebook. love2runllc@gmail.com
  • Squeal Like A Pig 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Aaron Bessant Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Amy Mann, amy.mann@roadraceconsultants.com or 850-890-5775.
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.
  • Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • Pelham Hornet Invitational Open 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Pelham High School cross-country course, 203 Mathewson Avenue SW, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Entry form and flyer. Ashley Cochran, http://www.active.com/branford-fl/running/distance-running-races/all-for-hoops-duathalon-and-5k-2014 or 229-294-8623.
  • The Nude Run 5K 8:30 AM ET. Suwannee Valley Resort, 786 NW Stephen Foster Drive, White Springs, Florida 32096. Online registration at active.com. TheNudeRun@gmail.com or 352-354-2474.
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
  • 2nd annual Fishnet 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration, 75 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 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.
  • 35th annual Midnight Chase 5K. 11:59 PM CT. Old K-Mart and Beall's Outlet Parking Lot, 7038 W Hwy 98, Panama City Beach, Florida 32412. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, 850-774-0018 or 850-763-5005.
31 AUGUST 2014
  • 3rd annual Alys Beach 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM CT 5K / 8:30 AM CT one mile. Alys Beach Resort, 9581 County Hwy 30A East, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. The Alys Foundation, amiller@alysbeach.com or 850-213-5609.
1 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • 6th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
6 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Angie's 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Angies5Kfunrun@gmail.com
  • 2nd annual Stars and Stripes Patriot Run 6K. 8:30 AM ET. Myrtlewood Plantation, Campbell Street, Thomasville, Georgia. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. 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. Valdosta Middle School track, Burton Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. acourseline@earthlink.net
  • Run Fur Fun 5K cross-country run. 9:00 AM ET. Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. southernpawsanimalsanctuary@gmail.com or 229-416-9604 or 229-400-5610.
  • 6th annual Mosley Dolphin Dash. 7:30 AM ET. Lynn Haven Recreation Center, 2201 Recreation Drive, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
  • We Run This Town 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Blakely First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia 39823. Entry form and flyer. Margaret Winkler, 229-225-7212.
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.
  • 2nd annual Run Around The Lakes 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Deer Lake United Methodist Church, 8013 Deerlake Road South, Bradfordville, Florida 32312. 2013 story. Event web page.
  • 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.
  • Pepper Festival 5K and one-mile Fun Run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Ponder Park, 5471 Alabama Avenue, Omega, Georgia 31775. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. acourseline@earthlink.net
  • 2nd annual First Responder 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Drive, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Entry form and flyer.
  • Pass The Pastor 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Ozark Baptist Church, 282 S Union Ave, Ozark, Alabama 36360. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. LaChrissha Culpepper, culpepperpad@hughes.net or 334-441-5460.
  • All For Hoops Duathlon and 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Ivey Park, US 27, Branford, Florida 32008. Online registration at active.com.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
  • 5th annual Operation One Voice Florida Fallen Heroes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Mike Terhune, 850-212-2494
  • 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. Entry form and flyer. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
  • 8th annual Trot with S.W.A.T. 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Poplar Head Park, 126 North Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Online registration on active.com. Brian Goguen, cgoguen@sw.rr.com or 334-794-9029.
  • Race For The Nations 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. New Covenant Church Family Life Center, 3531 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Shelby Wolf, shelby@valdostadailybread.com or 229-292-4282.
  • 3rd annual Through The Zoo 5K and Run Your Tail Off one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. The Parks at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road, Albany, Georgia 31701. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Jim Shields, jimshieldsmra@comcast.net or 904-318-8104.
  • Four for Ruth's Cottage 4M and Patter for Patti one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET four mile / 6:45 PM ET one mile. The Hilton Inn, 200 Boo Drive, Tifton, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Amy Fraser, amy.fraser@hilton.com or 229-382-8484x503.
  • Clinch Memorial Hospital 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET one mile. 1050 Valdosta Hwy, Homerville, Georgia 31634.
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.
  • 6th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site. Entry form and flyer.
  • 4th annual Get-A-Mammy 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Bethany Baptist Church, 5064 Bethany Road, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. getamammy@bellsouth.net
  • 3rd annual Sale City Community Outreach 5K. 8:00 AM ET. City Hall, 122 E. Broad Street Sale City, Georgia 31784. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event page on Facebook.
28 SEPTEMBER 2014
  • Chi Phi's 4th Annual Captain John Tinsley Memorial 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 75 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. Event page on Facebook. Event web page.
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.
  • Riverfront Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 8:50 AM ET 5K. Albany Welcome Center, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
  • 7th annual Jog For Jake 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET 5K / 6:4 PM ET one mile. Tift County High School, One Blue Devil Way, Tifton, Georgia. 2013 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook.
  • 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.
  • 5th annual Riverwalk Run 5K. 5:00 PM CT. Riverwalk Pavilion, Downtown Milton, Florida. USATF certified course FL09073EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. linsey.williamson@ci.milton.fl.us or 850-983-5466.
5 OCTOBER 2014
  • 2nd annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard and Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Chuck and Jana Davis, cdaviscycle@gmail.com or 850-385-8611.
  • 2nd annual Go Pink 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Market Square, 1415 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one mile. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Northeast Campus of Tift County High School, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794.
  • Power Up 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Georgia Power, 509 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.

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.
  • Blue Mountain Beach Half Marathon and 10K. 7:00 AM CT. Blue Mountain Beach, 2217 Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
18 OCTOBER 2014
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • 7th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, 208 East Third Street (corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91), Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Unity Baptist Church, 101 East Bryant Drive, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • PumpkinJack O'Lantern Jog 5K and fun run. 7:00 PM ET fun run / 7:30 PM 5K. Thomas County Upper Elementary School, 4681 U.S. Highway 84 Bypass, Thomasville, Georgia 31792.
25 OCTOBER 2014
  • 35th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. 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. 4:00 PM ET one mile / 4:30 PM ET 5K. Tallahassee Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Bob Lotane, robertlotane1@gmail.com or 850-545-9446, or Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • 5th annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15 AM ET. Battery Park, Apalachicola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10040EBM (marathon). Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • Run4Jesus 5K. 7:45 AM ET. The RV Park at Georgia Baptist Conference Center, 165 W Weeks St, Norman Park, Georgia 31771. Online registration at active.com.
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.
  • Run Baby Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Sharon Sheffield Park, 925 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
  • Crossroads Pregnancy Center 5K. 10:00 AM ET. Crossroads Pregnancy Center, 19930 N US Highway 441, High Springs, Florida 32643. Online registration at active.com.
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.
15 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Pelham Wildlife Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Camp Charis, 3574 Spence Rd, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Entry form and flyer.
21 NOVEMBER 2014
  • Tifton Junior Women's Club Glow Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET one mile / 6:45 PM ET 5K. Northside Baptist Church, 4605 Murray Avenue, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Online registration at active.com. Tifton Junior Woman's Club, emilym.carr@gmail.com or 205-807-2911.
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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual 30A Thanksgiving 10K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM CT. 34 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach, Florida. USATF certified 10K course #FL12097EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Hammer Down Multisport, craig@hammerdownmultisport.com or 850-259-1788.
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.
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
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. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
3 JANUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 2nd annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
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.
  • Adel Kiwanis 5K and one-mile fun run. Memorial Stadium, 1600 Massee Post Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. 2014 story. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
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. Online registration at active.com. 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.
30 MAY 2015

6 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 18th annual Potluck Bash Cross Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
  • 3rd annual Bainbridge Spring 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course GA13047WC. Bainbridge Leisure Services, 229-248-2010.
  • 41st annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 10:30 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
13 JUNE 2015
  • USA Flag3rd annual Valdosta Flag Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
20 JUNE 2015
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 37th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
27 JUNE 2015
  • 3rd 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. Michael Atkinson, nexnbax1@comcast.net or 850‐656‐2200.
  • 37th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • 4th 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. 2014 story. Brooke Bullard, bbullard@achkids.org or 850-763-7102.
4 JULY 2015
  • 33rd annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
18 JULY 2015
  • 7th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5k@barneshc.com or acourseline@earthlink.net
25 JULY 2015
  • Tallahassee's usually annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00 PM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • 4th annual Cumulative 5K (3200m + 200m + 1600m). 7:30 AM ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
1 AUGUST 2015
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 5th annual Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Road, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 4th annual Run to Remember 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 10K, 5K / 7:15 AM ET one mile. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department, 4th Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia. 2014 story. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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


2014 Devil-Take-The-Hindmost Run


Devil
Saturday, 2 August 2014 @ 7:00 PM ET

Florida State University's Mike Long Track

Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida



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

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

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

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

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


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Monday, July 28, 2014

McAllister and Molen master the Magnolia Trail

Charn McAllisterOn 26 July 2014, during a Saturday afternoon popularly described as steamy, Charn McAllister won Gulf Winds Track Club’s second annual Magnolia Trail Race. McAllister covered the three-and-a-half mile run through Tallahassee’s Tom Brown Park in 26:03, finishing just ahead of the runner-up, Crawfordville master runner Duane Evans. Emily Molen was the first female finisher, coming in 11th overall in 30:16. Angela Dempsey was the first woman master in the field, placing 20th overall in 31:56. 108 athletes stumbled, slid, and sweated their way through the race.


Anyone who runs in the late afternoons or early evenings during a Tallahassee summer gets in the habit of checking the weather, hoping for an afternoon rain shower. There are days when only a storm can get the heat index out of three-digit territory. Some days it’s enough to make you a fan of hurricanes. But a brief summer shower is worse than no rain at all. It doesn’t rain enough to cool off the air, but it does increase the humidity to the point where your sweat has nowhere to go. Without evaporation, you get hot and you stay hot.


2014A brief summer shower is exactly what Tallahassee got just before the Magnolia Trail Race.


McAllister had studied the Magnolia Trail course before last year’s race, concluding that once the runners got into the woods, in most places the trail was too narrow to allow passing. “My goal is to get to the trail first,” explained McAllister.


However, many of the competitors had the same strategy, and there was a scramble for the narrow opening into the woods. “We all went out too fast,” said McAllister. “We all paid the price equally, luckily for me.”


McAllister did make it to the trail first, just ahead of four other athletes. Duane Evans was several steps behind in fifth. As the runners wound through the woods, they began to feel the heat and the hills and the fast start. Then they discovered that the race was slightly longer than last year.


Duane Evans“Part of the course was closed last year,” said Bobby York, the race director. “It was open this year, and the run was exactly 3.49 miles.”


As the competitors struggled with the bonus distance, Duane Evans moved up through the field, reaching second place just behind McAllister. The light rain hadn’t made the trail muddy, but the course was slippery in spots. With less than a mile to go, McAllister found one of those spots.


“I slipped and hit the dirt,” said McAllister. “I was able to get back up before Duane caught me.”


McAllister recovered from his fall to beat Evans to the finish line, 26:03 to 26:20. Brian Molen made up ground late in the race to finish third in 26:26.


Emily MolenIn the women’s competition, Brook Pace made it to the woods first, but Emily Molen was there just two seconds later. Pace had won the women’s division at the two earlier races on the Summer Trail Series, while Molen trailed at third in one race and fourth in the other. The Magnolia Trail Race would be different.


“I took the lead right before the water station,” said Molen, who will be running cross country for Deerlake Middle School in September.


Molen continued to lead the rest of race, finishing at the top of the women’s standings in 30:16. At 31:56 Angela Dempsey was second on the women’s side. Melissa Hooke was third at 32:13 and Brook Pace fourth at 32:18.


The Magnolia Trail Race was the third event of four in the 2014 Summer Trail Series. With one race to go, Charn McAllister has three wins. The final event in the series will be the 4.5-mile Cadillac Trail Race on Saturday morning, 9 August 2014, in Tom Brown Park.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Magnolia Trail Race
    Jay Smith and Brian Molen
  1. 26:03 ~ Charn McAllister (M, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 26:20 ~ Duane Evans (M, 47)
  3. 26:26 ~ Brian Molen (M, 38)
  4. 26:42 ~ Jay Smith (M, 40)
  5. 27:10 ~ Andy Roberts (M, 47)
  6. 28:10 ~ Jeff Nielsen (M, 56)
  7. 28:43 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 40)
  8. 29:11 ~ Daniel Stewart (M, 29)
  9. 29:20 ~ Travis Miller (M, 44)
  10. 30:12 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 45)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Magnolia Trail Race
    Angela Dempsey and Melissa Hooke
  1. 30:16 ~ Emily Molen (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 31:56 ~ Angela Dempsey (F, 45)
  3. 32:13 ~ Melissa Hooke (F, 35)
  4. 32:18 ~ Brook Pace (F, 35)
  5. 33:37 ~ Michelle St Onge (F, 33)
  6. 33:46 ~ Kristen Bowers (F, 39)
  7. 33:50 ~ Crystal Douglas (F, 38)
  8. 33:56 ~ Shelley Yaun (F, 37)
  9. 34:05 ~ Tsige Tadesse (F, 41)
  10. 34:12 ~ Marien Dimacali (F, 52)

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