The vultures may keep to a schedule, but not the annual road race in their honor, the Road Kill 5K. This year the race was on Saturday morning, 25 April 2015. In the last four years, the race has been run in three different months. The Friends of Reed Bingham State Park should hire one of the park's vultures to keep their calendar.
Another change in this year's race was that Lake Park, Georgia, distance runner Ryan Kelly set a new course record. The Valdosta High cross-country coach ran a winning time of 17:59 for the 3.1 miles through the park, breaking the 2011 record of 18:34. Cook Middle School eighth-grader Cody Pezent finished runner-up behind Kelly with a 21:25. Bret Wagenhorst of Tifton, Georgia, was the fastest master runner in the park that morning, placing third overall in 21:42.
Valdosta, Georgia, athlete Anne Price was the first woman in the 2015 Road Kill 5K, finishing seventh overall in 25:26. Angela Pezent of Adel, Georgia was the women's runner-up and top woman master, placing eighth overall in 25:50.
54 athletes finished the 2015 Road Kill Run 5K. The race is conducted by the Friends of Reed Bingham State Park for the benefit of the park. Finish line and timing services were provided by A Course/Line, LLC of Valdosta, Georgia.
Top Ten Men, 2015 Road Kill Run 5K
- 17:58.2 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
- 21:24.9 ~ Cody Pezent (M, 14) Adel, GA
- 21:41.4 ~ Bret Wagenhorst (M, 51) Tifton, GA
- 22:29.9 ~ James Hawke (M, 48) Sylvester, GA
- 23:31.8 ~ Kent Posey (M, 31) Moultrie, GA
- 24:19.5 ~ John T Hall (M, 44) Tifton, GA
- 28:33.4 ~ William Mackenzie (M, 51) Albany, GA
- 28:33.8 ~ Miles Stalvey (M, 13) Hahira, GA
- 28:47.6 ~ Craig Davis (M, 39) Adel, GA
- 28:52.3 ~ Joseph Pezent (M, 11) Adel, GA
Top Ten Women, 2015 Road Kill Run 5K
- 25:25.8 ~ Anne Price (F, 33) Valdosta, GA
- 25:49.6 ~ Angela Pezent (F, 41) Adel, GA
- 25:58.6 ~ Sydney Borg (F, 20) Conyers, GA
- 26:41.4 ~ Danielle Posey (F, 33) Moultrie, GA
- 27:34.3 ~ Traci Newton (F, 38) Tifton, GA
- 27:38.0 ~ Jessie Burton (F, 34) Barney, GA
- 28:05.0 ~ Katie Neal (F, 27) Ray City, GA
- 28:46.8 ~ Caia Davis (F, 9) Adel, GA
- 29:14.7 ~ April Brown (F, 58) Greenville, FL
- 30:32.8 ~ Sara Mackenzie (F, 35) Albany, GA
|Recent Road Kill Run 5K winners, 2012 - 2015|
|19 May 2012||18:34, Masked Avenger||24:24, Christy Cherry||71|
|18 May 2013||18:43, Chance Roe||22:28, Eryn Wilkey||65|
|22 February 2014||18:51, Ryan Kelly||21:25, Makenzee Page||33|
|25 April 2015||17:59, Ryan Kelly||25:26, Anne Price||54|
|Prior to 2012, the Road Kill Run was a 10K and a 5K held on the trails in|
Reed Bingham State Park.
Starting in 2012, the Road Kill Run became a 5K held on the park's roads on
USATF certified course #GA11076WC.
- Complete results of the 2015 Road Kill Run 5K, courtesy of A Course/Line, LLC
- 2014 story, “Kelly and Page winners in Buzzard Day 5K at Reed Bingham State Park”
- 2013 story, “Roe and Wilkey make their rivals look like buzzard bait”
- 2012 story, “Avenger and Cherry leave 'em behind for the buzzards”
- Road Kill Run 5K course certification map (USATF #GA11076WC)
- Reed Bingham State Park
- Look for an upcoming race with a more charismatic mascot on the Trouble Afoot! calendar