Kelly's time in his "three-peat" win was 23:19, putting him over half a minute ahead of the 23:58 posted by the runner-up, Lowndes High senior Nathan Crews. Crews had also finished second to Kelly in the 2014 Run 4 Missions. Peter Akiti, runner-up in the 2013 Run 4 Missions, placed third in 25:16. Rick Mazurkiewicz had been in that 2013 race with Akiti, taking the top master spot. He was the top master again in 2015, placing fourth overall in 25:50.
Makenzee Page placed sixth overall in 26:48, finishing atop the women's standings and setting a new women's Run 4 Missions record of 26:48. Page's time was over a minute under the previous record of 28:10, set by Valdosta master runner Alice Smoot at the first Run 4 Missions in 2012. Smoot herself was in the 2015 race, part of a close three-way battle for the top woman's master spot among Smoot, Debbie Green, and Melanie Ellis. Ellis came out on top in that struggle, the second woman and 14th overall in 28:38. Green took the third woman's spot, finishing 15th overall in 28:43. Smoot was the fourth woman finisher, coming in 16th overall in 28:58.
116 athletes finished the fourth annual Run 4 Missions Four-Mile Run. Timing and finish line services were provided by A Course / Line, LLC of Valdosta, Georgia.
Top Ten Men, 2015 Run 4 Missions
- 23:18.9 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
- 23:57.8 ~ Nathan Crews (M, 17) Valdosta, GA
- 25:15.1 ~ Peter Akiti (M, 20) Valdosta, GA
- 25:49.1 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 47) Valdosta, GA
- 26:46.9 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 19) Valdosta, GA
- 26:57.5 ~ Randy Maples (M, 46) Valdosta, GA
- 27:07.8 ~ Patrick Muller (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
- 27:17.3 ~ Steve Plymale (M, 65) Valdosta, GA
- 28:00.8 ~ Caleb Harlon (M, 18) Valdosta, GA
- 28:02.2 ~ Garrett Stout (M, 21) Valdosta, GA
Top Ten Women, 2015 Run 4 Missions
- 26:47.3 ~ Makenzee Page (F, 15) Ray City, GA
- 28:37.2 ~ Melanie Ellis (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
- 28:42.5 ~ Debbie Green (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
- 28:57.5 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 57) Valdosta, GA
- 29:23.9 ~ Amrie Lissie (F, 18) Valdosta, GA
- 31:02.1 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 47) Valdosta, GA
- 32:15.7 ~ Nancy Elam (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
- 32:31.0 ~ Lauren Bewley (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
- 33:34.0 ~ Misty Watkins (F, 32) Valdosta, GA
- 33:52.4 ~ Heather Kelly (F, 36) Lake Park, GA
|Valdosta BCM Run 4 Mission champions, 2012-2014|
|21 January 2012||22:50, Parker Childree||28:10, Alice Smoot||140|
|19 January 2013||23:48, Ryan Kelly||31:08, Audrey Williams||100|
|18 January 2014||23:32, Ryan Kelly||28:49, Mackenzie Morse||86|
|24 January 2015||23:19, Ryan Kelly||26:48, Makenzee Page||116|
- Complete results of the 2015 Run 4 Missions four-mile road race
- 2014 story, "Kelly and Morse take four"
- 2013 story, "Mission accomplished for Ryan Kelly and Audrey Williams"
- Find your next Valdosta road race on the Trouble Afoot! calendar