Saturday, October 31, 2015

Rabun and Heddaeus win Boston, Southern-style

Drew Rabun"Where are all the fast Tallahassee people?" asked Ryan Kelly.


Any present were behind him, because Kelly was leading the 36th annual Boston Mini Marathon--13.1 miles on the old highway between the Georgia villages of Boston and Dixie on Saturday morning, 31 October 2015. Instead of athletes from Tallahassee, Florida, though, Kelly should have been concerned about a Savannah, Georgia, runner, Drew Rabun.


On the way from Boston to the halfway turnaround near Dixie, Rabun had trailed Kelly, the Valdosta High cross country coach, sometimes by up to 50 meters. It was a different story on the return trip. Shortly after the turnaround Rabun overtook Kelly then marched away from him. Rabun made it to the finish line back in Boston in 1:19:52, winning the half marathon by well over 800 meters. Kelly was second in 1:23:16. Tallahassee master runner Tony Guillen placed third in 1:23:45.


Ryan KellyRabun has run a faster half marathon back home in Savannah, a 1:15. His current training plans didn't call for him to go after a personal record at Boston, though.


"I've got a marathon about four weeks out," said Rabun. "Today I planned to go out with whatever pace the field set, then pick it up the second half."


It was a winning plan for Rabun, who has parents in nearby Thomasville. In spite of his connections to the area, it was his first Boston Mini.


For Tallahassee's Jillian Heddaeus, the 2015 race was her second run at Boston. In 2014 she had finished third in the women's standings, running 1:34:37. A year later she won the women's competition, coming in 18th overall in 1:36:11.


"It was hard," said Heddaeus. "It was hard. It started getting hot out there on the way back after the sun came out."


Jillian Heddaeus"I got a little anxious at the turnaround and ran a little harder than I should on the way back," continued Heddaeus. "I think I ran the second half faster. That's what you're supposed to do, right?"


Maybe or maybe not, but it's hard to argue with winning tactics.


Melissa Luke was the second female finisher, placing 35th overall in 1:43:51. Tallahassee master runner Nancy Stedman took third in the women's standings, 42nd overall in 1:44:47.


The race started at 8:00 AM, so that most of the runners still had plenty of the morning left to visit the crafts stalls, sample the wares of the food vendors, watch the parade, just admire the town of Boston, or other plans.


"I want to get home in time to take a nap before the Bulldogs game comes on," said one athlete.


It may be Boston, but it's still Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Boston (mini) Marathon
  1. 1:19:50 ~ Drew Rabun (M, 35) Savannah, GA(3Tony Guillen
  2. 1:23:15 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 36) Lake Park, GA
  3. 1:23:44 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 1:25:53 ~ Jaxon Hohensee (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 1:26:22 ~ David Burnett (M, 39) Valdosta, GA
  6. 1:26:49 ~ Patrick Whitehead (M, 29) Albany, GA
  7. 1:28:37 ~ Derek Bovard (M, 29) Atlanta, GA
  8. 1:29:30 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 44) Adel, GA
  9. 1:30:15 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 49) Bainbridge, GA
  10. 1:32:29 ~ Arnoldo De Jesus (M, 29) Albany, GA

Top Ten Women, 2015 Boston (mini) Marathon
  1. 1:36:10 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 32) Tallahassee, FLNancy Stedman
  2. 1:43:50 ~ Melissa Luke (F, 34) Tifton, GA
  3. 1:44:46 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 1:45:00 ~ Beverly Johnson (F, 37) Thomasville, GA
  5. 1:45:07 ~ Shannon Perla (F, 41) Tifton, GA
  6. 1:46:58 ~ Sarah Dugas (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 1:47:34 ~ Sarah Craig (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 1:50:49 ~ April Bentley (F, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 1:53:23 ~ Crystal Duglas (F, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 1:53:38 ~ Sarah Monbarren (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL

Boston (mini) Marathon Champions, 1979 - 2015
DateMenWomen
31 October 201579:50, Drew Rabun96:10, Jillian Heddaeus
25 October 201472:20, Chris Lake85:15, Katie Sherron
26 October 201371:17, Stanley Linton80:42, Sheryl Rosen
27 October 201273:46, Chris Lake83:27, Sheryl Rosen
29 October 201169:29, Kevin Sullivan82:10, Sheryl Rosen
30 October 201075:13, Vince Molosky86:59, Lisa Johnson
31 October 200979:49, Vince Molosky87:10, Sheryl Rosen
25 October 200881:50, Myles Gibson86:19, Sheryl Rosen
27 October 200776:18, John Seppala87:35, Sheryl Rosen
28 October 200681:18, Michael Martinez82:49, Sheryl Rosen
29 October 200581:11, Myles Gibson96:32, Jennifer Kilinski
30 October 200483:55, David Yon91:57, Jane Johnson
25 October 200376:20, Myles Gibson97:52, Lisa Whitworth
26 October 200284:38, Mike Posey92:41, Carrie Weyant
27 October 200182:36, Steven Walker95:24, Carrie Weyant
28 October 200075:28, Art Remillard83:20, Sarah Docter-Williams
30 October 199978:22, Corey Cherr95:28, Julie Carico
31 October 199880:25, Rusty Jones97:01, Peggy Simpson
25 October 199781:21, Rusty Jones82:55, Michelle LeFleur
26 October 199676:26, Jeff Nielsen86:12, Carrie Weyant
28 October 199578:21, Paul Hough91:01, Katherine Perez
29 October 199472:42, Paul Hough92:34, Diane Turchick
30 October 199375:33, Paul Hough86:09, Carrie Weyant
31 October 199277:45, Steve Carney86:05, Carrie Hunnicutt
26 October 1991

27 October 199079:33, Brian Murphy86:44, Donna Miller
28 October 198971:23, Alex Walmsley93:10, Mary Jean Yon
29 October 198874:22, T. C. Carroll1:41:54, Nancy Widener
1987no race heldno race held
8 November 1986

11 November 198567:30, Herb Wills88:06, Patti Sudduth
27 October 198474:21, Scott HinkleDot Skofronick
29 October 198370:25, Noel Shuman87:01, Patti Sudduth
30 October 198267:48, Noel Shuman91:41, Donna Murdock
31 October 198169:57, Gary Slayton88:56, Lt. Vickie Monroe
25 October 198071:49, Gary Slayton96:03, Judy Taylor
27 October 197970:52, Bruce Carpenter1:47:13, Robin Anderson
Got any information on the missing years? Let me know! Send an
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#1533

Friday, October 30, 2015

McRae and McRae have great runs at The Great Race

The Great Race 5KOn Saturday morning, 24 October 2015, in Perry, Florida, Lydia Veal-McRae of Jacksonville, Florida's PRSRC Racing Team won The Great Race 5K in a stunning 17:49. The team's coach, master runner Paul McRae, was second overall and the first male finisher, running 18:26. 105 athletes finished the third annual edition of the 3.1-mile race.


Thirteen-year-old Ethan Carter edged Orry Agner for the second spot in the men's standings, 21:32 to 21:33. Carter and Agner placed third and fourth overall respectively. In another close finish, master runner William Carter (5th, 21:50) made it across the finish line just ahead of Taylor County High freshmen Mason Mims (6th, 21:52) and Max Kallschmidt (7th, 21:52).


Taylor County High frosh cross country runner Haley Armstrong took the second women's spot, finishing tenth overall in 23:10. Nancy Lewis was the top woman master and third female finisher, 16th overall in 24:11. The 2014 women's champion of The Great Race 5K, Wakulla High senior Connie Lewis finished 17th overall, close enough behind Nancy Lewis to have the same 24:11 time.


The Great Race 5K is part of Perry's annual Florida Forest Festival. The original Great Race started off in the early 1970s as a half marathon, then became an annual 10K. Over the years the event faded, became a 5K, then disappeared completely. The race was revived about 1999, only to disappear again several years later. Big Bend Track Club (as Run For Your Life) revived the Great Race 5K again in 2013; the 2015 race is the third year of the current series.


Top Ten Women, Perry's 2015 Great Race 5K
  1. 17:49 ~ Lydia Veal-McRae (F, 34)
  2. 23:10 ~ Haley Armstrong (F, 14)
  3. 24:11 ~ Nancy Lewis (F, 50)
  4. 24:11 ~ Connie Lewis (F, 17)
  5. 24:40 ~ April Ales (F, 43)
  6. 25:47 ~ Beth Freeman (F, 35)
  7. 25:53 ~ Heather McGuire (F, 34)
  8. 26:11 ~ Donna Poole (F, 55)
  9. 26:32 ~ Amy Schultz (F, 39)
  10. 26:35 ~ Laura Gray (F, 36)

Top Ten Men, Perry's 2015 Great Race 5K
  1. 18:26 ~ Paul McRae (M, 42)
  2. 21:32 ~ Ethan Carter (M, 13)
  3. 21:33 ~ Orry Agner (M, 29)
  4. 21:50 ~ William Carter (M, 51)
  5. 21:52 ~ Mason Mims (M, 14)
  6. 21:52 ~ Max Kallschmidt (M, 14)
  7. 22:03 ~ Evan Grambling (M, 19)
  8. 22:03 ~ William Wright (M, 27)
  9. 23:10 ~ James Burkett (M, 40)
  10. 23:12 ~ Garrett Pritchett (M, 24)

Winners of The Great Race, 2013 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
26 October 201326:02, Shanin Frost
25 October 201418:10, Gatlin Nennstiel21:34, Connie Lewis137
24 October 201518:26, Paul McRae17:49, Lydia Veal-McRae105


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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Garcia and Reed shred the FSECC 5K record books

Joseph Garcia"I'm a bit fatigued," said Joseph Garcia.


The rest of the athletes competing in the 15th annual Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign 5K most likely have no desire to see what Garcia runs like when he's feeling fresh. The 20-year-old Florida A & M University ran the 3.1-mile race through Tallahassee's Southwood neighborhood in a course record 15:54, winning by nearly 400 meters. Maclay School cross-country coach Gary Droze was the top master runner in the race, finishing second-overall in 17:08. Emma Reed of Bristol, Great Britain, took the women's title, coming in fifth overall in 18:22--a new course record for women. 225 athletes finished the 5K.


The race started on a Thursday morning, 29 October 2015, with the runners headed north on Esplanade Way. Joseph Garcia shot to the front of the pack, leading as the runners turned east onto Merchants Row Boulevard half a kilometer into the race. A kilometer farther on, as the race passed through the Southwood Town Center, Garcia was twenty seconds ahead and continuing to pull away. Gary Droze was leading the pursuit, with Peter Kaus another five seconds back. Behind Kaus, Emma Reed and Tallahassee master runner Michael Martinez fought for fourth.


Gary DrozeUp front, though, it was all Garcia. "I did the first mile in 5:03, the second in 5:10, and the third mile in 5:07. I'm not happy about the second mile. I think I zoned out in the park."


As happy as Garcia was with the win and the course record, he has bigger goals. He'll be back in Southwood November to pursue one of them--a 15:00 5K. "I'm really going to go after it at the Turkey Trot."


After Garcia and Droze, Peter Kaus finished third in 17:55 and Michael Martinez placed fourth in 18:04.


Emma Reed was fifth in 18:22, the first female finisher. Her time cracked the four-year-old women's record for the FSECC 5K, a 19:50 run by Stephanie Liles in the 2011 race. A graduate assistant with the Florida State University women's cross country team, Reed was at the race on business.


Emma Reed"The ACC cross country meet is tomorrow," said Reed. "I brought some of our girls who aren't running to the race this morning."


Those girls included Seminoles Cecilia McMillan, Lois Bartlett, and Julia Anzano. McMillan was runner-up on the women's side, placing seventh overall in 19:22. Bartlett was the third female finisher, tenth overall in 20:01. Fourth in the women's standings went to Juanita Chalmers, eleventh overall in 20:53, while Anzano was the fifth women, 17th overall in 22:30.


Reed is from the United Kingdom, but arrived in Tallahassee by way of the American Southwest. "I ran for New Mexico," said Reed. "It's in my blood."


Top Ten Men, 2015 FSECC 5K
  1. 15:54 ~ Joseph Garcia (M, 20)Peter Kaus
  2. 17:08 ~ Gary Droze (M, 54)
  3. 17:55 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 31)
  4. 18:04 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 49)
  5. 19:20 ~ Bill McNulty (M, 57)
  6. 19:31 ~ Tim Unger (M, 56)
  7. 19:43 ~ Randall Porcher (M, 0)
  8. 20:55 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 42)
  9. 20:55 ~ Taylor Van Winkle (M, 24)
  10. 20:56 ~ Bob Reifinger (M, 31)

Top Ten Women, 2015 FSECC 5K
  1. 18:22 ~ Emma Reed (F, 26)Cecilia McMillan
  2. 19:22 ~ Cecilia McMillan (F, 20)
  3. 20:01 ~ Lois Bartlett (F, 21)
  4. 20:53 ~ Juanita Chalmers (F, 33)
  5. 22:30 ~ Julie Anzano (F, 19)
  6. 22:58 ~ Amy Miles (F, 28)
  7. 23:31 ~ Martha Bademan (F, 31)
  8. 23:37 ~ Lilli Unger (F, 13)
  9. 23:58 ~ Rebecca Sponholtz (F, 42)
  10. 24:50 ~ Becky Leckinger (F, 52)

Recent champions of the FSECC 5K, 2008 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
20 November 200818:15, Tim Unger21:31, Brook Pace247
5 November 200917:56, Kevin Sweeney21:06, Kelly Stevens414
4 November 201016:38, Matt Dobson22:12, Brook Pace758
10 November 201116:46, Gary Droze19:50, Stephanie Liles538
29 November 201217:06, Bryan Koon20:47, Stephanie Liles261
31 October 201316:56, Gary Droze20:09, Renee Cox365
30 October 201416:19, Trevor Touchton20:58, Meaghan Faletti251
29 October 201515:54, Joseph Garcia18:22, Emma Reed225


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#1534

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28 October 2015 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 October 2015. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
Map
29 OCTOBER 2015
  • Pumpkin15th annual Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Southwood State Office Complex, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL11111EBM. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Tim Unger, UngerT@dor.state.fl.us or 850-617-8832.
31 OCTOBER 2015
  • Pumpkin36th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • Race 4 Readiness 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Northwood Centre, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. USATF certified course FL14068EBM. Megan Gocs, mgocs@elcbigbend.org or 850-552-7305.
  • 37th annual Tricker Trek 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Panama City Beach Conservation Park Visitor Center, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. Entry form and flyer. Gumby Weckherlin 850-271-5896 or Joe Edgecombe 850-774-0018.
  • Spooky 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT 5K. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center, 334-255-3794.
  • Spooktacular 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 810 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Entry form and flyer. chicktimedothan@gmail.com or 334-718-7890.
7 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Deerlake Run for Education 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Deerlake Middle School, 9902 Deer Lake West, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Basic Recruit Class 427 Community 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Course map. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceRoster.com. Melinda L Relethford, runreuniterebuild@gmail.com or 850-879-9458.
  • Run The Race 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:15 AM ET one mile. Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, 1818 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 229-243-0508.
  • 5th annual Run For Your Lungs 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. Lake Blackshear Retreat, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, Georgia. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. info@runforyourlungs.org or Shelia Knight 229-881-7046 or Shellie Gay 229-894-5884.
  • 6th annual Soldier Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:30 AM ET Marathon and Half Marathon / 7:40 AM ET 5K. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Georgia 31903. USATF certified courses GA13113WC (marathon) and GA13112WC (half-marathon). Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Event web site. Online entry at active.com. info@soldiermarathon.com
11 NOVEMBER 2015
  • USA Flag5th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
14 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 5th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • Hoofing It For Habitat 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Conservation Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Nancy Stedman, realtornancy@comcast.net
  • YMCA Holiday Chili Run 15K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:15 AM ET 15K / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Albany Area YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 3rd annual Ryno 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Southwestern State University soccer fields, 800 Georgia Southwestern State University Drive, Americus, Georgia 31709. Online registration at active.com. Ryan Coleman Foundation, 205-577-9940.
15 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Race 13.1 Tallahassee. 7:00 AM ET half marathon / 7:15 AM ET 10K and 5K. 4018 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event web site. info@race131.com
21 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 21st 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. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Epic 5K Challenge. 9:00 AM ET. Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
  • Turkey Trot 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Bldg 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 36362. 334-255-2296.
  • 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Sharon Sheffield Park, Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida 32444. Online registration at active.com.
  • BrewTallaty Off-Road Duathlon. 10:00 AM ET. Tom Brown Park, 501 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. Event page on Facebook.
26 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 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. 2014 story. 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.
  • Mexico Beach Community Garden Turkey Trot 5K. Mexico Beach Community Garden,
    7th Street between Georgia Avenue and Maryland Boulevard, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 2nd annual Harvest Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leesburg United Methodist Church, 117 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Event page on Facebook. Race web site.
28 NOVEMBER 2015
  • PigSwine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 DECEMBER 2015
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • Panama City Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM CT Marathon / 7:30 AM CT Half Marathon / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 850-235-1159
  • 28th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:15 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Monroe Street at Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
  • 3rd annual Frosty 5K and Merry Mile. 7:00 PM ET Mile / 7:30 PM ET 5K. Seminole State Park, 7878 State Park Drive, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845. Event page on Facebook. Mandy Johnson, Ajohnson@swgafarmcredit.com or 229-254-6346.
12 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2014 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at UltraSignUp.com. tallahasseeultra@gmail.com
  • 5th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tory Schofill, jslthomasville@yahoo.com or 954-829-9167.
  • Mistletoe 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-3794.
19 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's fifth annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Chick-Fil-A Connect Race Valdosta 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 8:10 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Crossroads Baptist Church, 3001 Country Club Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event web page.
26 DECEMBER 2015
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
27 DECEMBER 2015
  • 4th annual Panama City Beach Biggest Loser Half-Marathon and 5K. 7:00 AM CT half marathon / 7:30 AM CT 5K. Aaron Bessant Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park, 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. Event web site.
31 DECEMBER 2015
  • 4th annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
2 JANUARY 2016
  • 2nd annual TMH For Life Challenge 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, 1300 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. JoAnne Suggs, JoAnne.Suggs@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
3 JANUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 3rd 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.
  • 33rd annual Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page.
9 JANUARY 2016
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2015 story. 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.
  • 12th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC.
16 JANUARY 2016
  • 39th annual Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 8:00 AM ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15K). Jerry/Jackie McDaniel, jackiemcdaniel1@gmail.com or 850-591-0081.
  • 3rd annual Half Shell Hustle 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Riverfront Park, 80 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 2015 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Shelley Shepard, shelshep@yahoo.com or 850-653-6621.
  • 20th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00 AM ET Marathon / 8:15 AM ET Half-Marathon / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. 2015 story. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
23 JANUARY 2016
  • Red Fox7th annual Trent 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Rick and Lois Burnette, TrentTrot5K@gmail.com or 850-294-9946.
  • 5th annual Valdosta BCM Run 4 Missons. 8:00 AM ET. Baptist Collegiate Ministries House, 1522 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Jef Ford or Anne Eanes at 229-242-2071.
30 JANUARY 2016
  • 4th annual Trailblazer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. DeSoto Trail Elementary School, 5200 Tredington Park Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course FL14085EBM. Jennifer Hay, jennghayfl@gmail.com
  • TulipTulip Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2015 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL14149EBM. Event page on Facebook.
  • 5th annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook.
6 FEBRUARY 2016
  • 4th annual Jog With The Generals 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K & 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page.
  • 19th annual Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K and 5K. 7:00 AM CT 15K / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Maritime Park, 301 West Main Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. 2015 story. USATF certified 15K course #FL08009EBM. USATF certified 5K course #FL08010EBM. Event web site.
7 FEBRUARY 2016
  • 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. USATF certified marathon course #FL15085EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course #FL15084EBM. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
13 FEBRUARY 2016
  • Samoa23rd 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • 3rd annual Run 2-1-1 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K & 5K. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Boulevard at Four Oaks Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story.
  • 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. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
20 FEBRUARY 2016
27 FEBRUARY 2016
    5 MARCH 2016
    • 11th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
    • 10th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 1912 story. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. 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. Entry form and flyer. Susan Bassett, sbassett@stgeorgewired.com or 850-323-0092.
    • tiny tortoise8th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 2015 story. 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
    12 MARCH 2016
    • Shamrock28th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. scurry@kumconline.org
    • 38th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, Alabama 36344. 2015 story. 2014 story. 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.
    • 16th annual Azalea 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story.
    • 4th annual Gut Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
    • 7th annual Run For Haven 10K and 5K. 4:30 PM ET. 105 SW 128 Street, Tioga, Florida. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. devmail@havenhospice.org or 800-727-1889.
    13 MARCH 2016
    • 7th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
    19 MARCH 2016
    • 7th annual Education For Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. Amber Tynan, atynan@southernscholarship.org or 850-222-3833.
    • 5th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
    26 MARCH 2016
    • 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
    • 49th annual Easter Beach Run Four Mile. 12:00 Noon ET Four Mile / 1:15 PM ET Two Mile / 2:00 PM ET Kids' races. 70 Boardwalk (next to Bubba Gump Shrimp), Daytona Beach, Florida. Event web site.
    2 APRIL 2016
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Springtime 10K, 5K and one-mile kids' run. 7:45 AM ET one-mile / 8:10 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    9 APRIL 2016
    • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. Event web page. 2015 story. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
    • 16th annual Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    16 APRIL 2016
    • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 42nd 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at PalaceSaloon.EventBrite.com. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
    • National Mayhaw Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Colquitt-Miller County Chamber of Commerce, 302 East College Street, Colquitt, Georgia 39837.
    23 APRIL 2016
    • Rose39th 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). 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
    • 3rd annual Meridian Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. North Florida Christian School, 3000 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event website.
    30 APRIL 2016
    • 5th annual Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Southwood Capital Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story.
    • 3rd annual Nene Fest 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL06045DL. Event page on Facebook.
    • Colors of Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Citizen's Lodge Park, 4574 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida 32446. Chipola Area Autism Resource Center.
    6 MAY 2016
    • 29th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
    7 MAY 2016
    • 15th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    • Marzuq Shrine's 13th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
    • 6th annual Taunton Family Festival 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Taunton Family Home, 200 Taunton Family Road, Wewahitchka, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
    • 34th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15 AM CT (first wave). Edgewater Beach Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32407. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@gulfcoasttriathlon.com
    14 MAY 2016
      21 MAY 2016
      • Catfish5th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
      • Daylily City 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. City Park, 8th Street at Parrish Avenue, Adel, Georgia 31620. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Steve Schramm, schramm726@yahoo.com or 229-561-2725.
      28 MAY 2016
      • USA Flag31st 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
      30 MAY 2016
      • USA Flag8th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
      • USA Flag10th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
      4 JUNE 2016
      • Gulf Winds Track Club's 19th annual Potluck Bash Cross Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
      • 42nd annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 9:00 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
      18 JUNE 2016
      • Monticello Kiwanis' 38th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
      25 JUNE 2016
      • 4th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story.
      • 38th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
      • 5th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story.
      4 JULY 2016
      • 34th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL15071EBM. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
      • USA Flag8th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
      • 38th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2015 story.
      • 17th annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Jay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
      • 2nd annual Firecracker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2015 story. Road Race Consultants, LLC, 850-890-4775.
      • 31st annual Freedom Springs Triathlon (440 yard swim, 10-mile bicycle, 3-mile run adults / 100 yard swim, 3-mile bicycle, one-mile run kids). 7:00 AM CT adult triathlon / 8:45 AM CT kids triathlon. Blue Spring Recreation Park, 5461 Blue Springs Road, Marianna, Florida 32446. 850-671-2815.
      9 JULY 2016
      • 7th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
      • Dr. James H. Crowdis 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course GA15001WC. Event web site. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Tony Gilbert, crowdisrun@windstream.net or 229-724-7660.
      16 JULY 2016
      • 8th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
      • 32nd annual Bridge of Lions 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084. 2015 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course FL10062EBM. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Jacob Smith, racesmith@hotmail.com or 386-747-3532.
      23 JULY 2016
      • 4th annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
      30 JULY 2016
      • Tallahassee's annual (except when it's not) 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1999 story. 1993 story. 1992 story. 1990 story. The Devil, c/o Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
      6 AUGUST 2016
      • 27th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story.
      • 28th annual Bushwacker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Pensacola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10048EBM. 2015 story.
      20 AUGUST 2016
      • Gulf Winds Track Club's 19th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
      27 AUGUST 2016
      • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 8K course map. 5K course map. 3K course map. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
      • 4th annual Fishnet 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration, 104 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook.
      • Pelham Hornet Invitational Open 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. 720 Barrow Avenue SW, Pelham, Georgia 31779. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Ashley Cochran, acochran@pelham-city.k12.ga.us or 229-294-8623.
      3 SEPTEMBER 2016
        5 SEPTEMBER 2016
        • 8th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. 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.
        • 40th annual Macon Labor Day Road Race 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:30 AM ET 10K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. 4553 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia. USATF certified 10K course GA12100WC. USATF certified 5K course GA12099WC. Event web page. macontracks@macontracks.org
        10 SEPTEMBER 2016
        • 35th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jill Huewitt, jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
        17 SEPTEMBER 2016
        • Gulf Winds Track Club's 35th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Online registration at Eventbrite.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
        24 SEPTEMBER 2016
        • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
        • 8th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site.
        1 OCTOBER 2016
        • Pelham Wildlife Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Pelham High School, 720 Barrow Avenue, Pelham, Georgia 31779. 2015 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Carol Shiver, carolshiver430@gmail.com or 229-328-6147 or 229-294-2341.
        • 8th annual Riverwalk Run 5K. 5:00 PM CT. Riverwalk Pavilion, 5237 South Willing Street, Milton, Florida 32570. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL09073EBM. Event page on Facebook. linsey.williamson@ci.milton.fl.us or 850-983-5466
        8 OCTOBER 2016
        • 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
        • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
        15 OCTOBER 2016
        • 10th 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. 2015 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
        29 OCTOBER 2016
        • Pumpkin37th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
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