Two laps around your high school track.
That's how far ahead Dan Butzin was when he crossed the finish line of the Road Kill 5K in Georgia's Reed Bingham State Park on Saturday, 23 April 2016. A Valdosta, Georgia athlete, Butzin ran the 3.1-mile course through the park in 18:10. John Thomas, a Cook High School sophomore, placed second in 21:48. Tifton, Georgia's John Hall outkicked James Hawke of Sylvester, Georgia for the top master spot, 22:11 to 22:12. Hall and Hawke were third and fourth overall.
Traci Newton of Saint Simons Island, Georgia took the women's title, placing eighth overall in 25:57. Nashville, Georgia's Sarah Ray was the women's runner-up and eleventh overall in 27:33. Constance Thomas, another Nashville runner, was the top woman master and third female finisher, fourteenth overall in 27:58.
50 athletes finished the 2016 Road Kill 5K Run. The race is held annually by the Friends of Reed Bingham State Park for the benefit of the park. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia timed and scored the run.
Top Ten Men, 2016 Road Kill Run 5K
- 18:09.9 ~ Dan Butzin (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
- 21:47.6 ~ John Thomas (M, 15) Nashville, GA
- 22:10.3 ~ John T Hall (M, 45) Tifton, GA
- 22:11.8 ~ James Hawke (M, 49) Sylvester, GA
- 22:54.7 ~ Steven Crowley (M, 25) Sparks, GA
- 25:19.6 ~ Thomas Thomas (M, 19) Nashville, GA
- 25:50.3 ~ Tripp Williams (M, 15) Adel, GA
- 26:46.7 ~ Bob Horne (M, 53) Tallahassee, FL
- 27:10.0 ~ Miles Stalvey (M, 14) Hahira, GA
- 27:46.8 ~ Steven Schram (M, 43) Adel, GA
Top Ten Women, 2016 Road Kill Run 5K
- 25:56.3 ~ Traci Newton (F, 39) Saint Simons Island, GA
- 27:32.8 ~ Sarah Ray (F, 30) Nashville, GA
- 27:57.5 ~ Constance Thomas (F, 47) Nashville, GA
- 28:17.1 ~ Amy Reese (F, 41) Valdosta, GA
- 28:18.9 ~ Jessica Burton (F, 35) Barney, GA
- 29:34.3 ~ Lisa Graves (F, 48) Valdosta, GA
- 31:51.5 ~ Susan Moseley (F, 40) Fort White, FL
- 33:07.3 ~ Trina Migdal (F, 42) Valdosta, GA
- 33:31.3 ~ Sandra Di Pietro (F, 51) Valdosta, GA
- 34:50.7 ~ Alison Money (F, 26) Nashville, GA
|Recent Road Kill Run 5K winners, 2012 - 2016|
|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|
|23 April 2016||18:10, Dan Butzin||25:57, Traci Newton||50|
|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 2016 Road Kill Run 5K, courtesy of A Course/Line, LLC
- 2015 story, “Kelly and Price were too quick for the buzzards in the Road Kill 5K”
- 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