Friday, September 30, 2016

In Marianna, the TCC Lady Eagles get their first cross country win

Mark it down! Friday, 30 September 2016, was the date that the Tallahassee Community College Eagles got their first win in women's cross country. In a dual meet with Chipola College at Citizen's Lodge Park in Marianna, Florida, the Eagles edged the Indians 26 to 31. Chipola frosh Nicole Morse was first in the 5K race, running 20:16.


Dual meets used to be a staple of track and cross country, but they've become a rarity. However, there are only four women's cross country teams in Florida at the Junior College level; Chipola College and Tallahassee Community College have long-standing rivalries in basketball, softball, and baseball; and the two school are barely sixty miles apart. If they were any closer, they'd be in the same time zone. So when the Eagles added women's cross country as a sport in 2016, it was natural to schedule a dual meet.

Nicole Morse
Nicole Morse

The race started after the high school events of the Chipola Invitational. It was the second meeting for the two teams; the Eagles and Indians had competed a month earlier at the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee, where TCC has placed third in the team standings and Chipola fourth. In Marianna as at the Cougar Challenge, Chipola's Nicole Morse led her team, and all the TCC runners as well. Crossing the finish line 180 meters ahead of the runner-up, Morse won the five-kilometer race in 20:16.


Samantha Reilly led the Eagles, placing second in 21:02. Chipola sophomore Lydia Wiedeman was third in 21:17, but then Tallahassee took the next two places with Susan Madeux (4th, 21:34) and Mia Wiederkehr (5th, 21:41). Ashley Jones (7th, 23:24) and Ellie Stubblefield (8th, 23:53) finished the scoring for the Eagles, and Tallahassee had 26 points. Anything less than 28 points wins a dual meet, so the competition had been decided--TCC had its first win in cross country.

Samantha Reilly
Samantha Reilly

After the dual, Chipola and Tallahassee went their separate ways. TCC was scheduled to run in the FSU Invitational back home in Tallahassee on 7 October 2016, and Chipola had plans to run at Disney on 8 October 2016. But the two teams would cross paths again at the NJCAA Region 8 Championship Meet at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.


Tallahassee Community College vs. Chipola College Cross Country Dual Meet
Friday, 30 September 2016
Citizens Lodge Park, Marianna, Florida
Five Kilometers
PlacePointsTimeFirst NameLast NameSchool
PlacePointsTimeFirst NameLast NameSchool
1. 1. 20:15.86NicoleMorse Chipola
2. 2. 21:01.38SamanthaReillyTallahassee
3. 3. 21:16.68LydiaWiedemanChipola
4. 4. 21:33.53Susan Madeux Tallahassee
5. 5. 21:40.81Mia Wiederkehr Tallahassee
6. 6. 23:13.23Jayde SmelcerChipola
7. 7. 23:23.71Ashley Jones Tallahassee
8. 8. 23:52.43Ellie Stubblefield Tallahassee
9. 9. 24:09.22Jeanna Prisco Tallahassee
10. 10. 24:59.28Hannah Redmond-ReesChipola 
11. 11. 26:01.70Katie CoxChipola 
12. 12. 26:40.00JasmineGreen Tallahassee
13. 27:21.71Regan Ward Tallahassee
14. 13. 27:42.01Conner Melvin Chipola 


Team Scoring
12345Total67
Tallahassee Community College2 + 4 + 5 + 7 + 8=26(9,12)
Chipola College1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 11=31(13)



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#1788

Paige Churchill and Weston Blake lead the Stampede at Montford

The weather made an attempt to cancel Montford Middle School's fourth annual Mustang Cross Country Stampede. Storms danced around the Tallahassee, Florida area that Wednesday evening, 28 September 2016. Lightning flickered. Thunder rumbled. In the end, though, the best the weather could manage was a fifteen-minute lightning delay. After that the cross country meet went on as planned. The girls from the host school, Montford, took the team title in their race, but the Swift Creek Middle School Wolves took every other honor. Swift Creek's Paige Churchill won the girls' two-mile race in 13:12, Wes Blake of Swift Creek won the boys' two mile in 11:28, and the Wolves won the boys' team title as well.

Paige Churchill, Lexi Gray
Paige Churchill and Lexi Gray

Because of the weather delay, the girls started their race at about 6:15 PM. Coming off a win at the Everhart Invitational six days earlier, Raa eighth-grader Amaya Jones set the early pace. For the first kilometer the spectators saw Jones out front, with two Swift Creek runners close behind--eighth-grader Lexi Gray and sixth-grader Paige Churchill. After that, the runners turned into the woods, out of sight for the next kilometer. When they came out of the trees their positions were reversed. Churchill and Gray were leading, with Jones in pursuit.


"Lexi and I ran together the whole way," recalled Churchill. "She was ahead of me right before the finish but at the very end I passed her."


Churchill crossed the line in 13:12, earning her second win in three races this season. Gray was runner-up in 13:15, and Jones third in 13:37.

Amaya Jones
Amaya Jones

Swift Creek put three runners in the top ten, but so did the Montford Mustangs, with Sophia Harris placing fourth in 13:46, Sadie Wolfe sixth in 13:48, and Elizabeth Sauer eighth in 14:02. Ella Grace Hodges (12th, 14:17) and Kellett Snyder (13th, 14:24) finished the scoring for Montford, giving the Mustangs 43 points and the team title. Led by the fifth-place 13:46 performance of sixth-grader Layla Thompson, Deerlake was second with 57 points. Swift Creek placed third with 72.


2016 Mustang Stampede Team Standings, Girls
  1. Montford, 43
  2. Deerlake, 57
  3. Swift Creek, 72
  4. Raa, 101
  5. Fairview, 110
  6. Fort Braden, 179
  7. Cobb, 191
  8. Griffin, NTS
    Nims, NTS

Top 10 Girls, 2016 Montford Mustang Stampede Two Mile
  1. 13:11.42 ~ Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 6
  2. 13:14.09 ~ Lexi Gray (Swift Creek) 8
  3. 13:36.04 ~ Amaya Jones (Raa) 8
  4. 13:45.11 ~ Sophia Harris (Montford) 6
  5. 13:45.51 ~ Layla Thompson (Deerlake) 6
  6. 13:47.92 ~ Sadie Wolfe (Montford) 7
  7. 13:54.52 ~ Elise Ferguson (Fairview) 7
  8. 14:01.25 ~ Elizabeth Sauer (Montford) 8
  9. 14:03.34 ~ Lauren Whittier (Swift Creek) 8
  10. 14:06.26 ~ Scout Causey (Deerlake) 7

Through 2016 Montford hosted four Mustang Cross Country Stampedes. Of those four meet, Swift Creek's Wes Blake ran three. Of those three outings Blake won two. Blake's second Mustang Stampede title came in the 2016 race, which he entered as the defending champion. If nothing else, the Swift Creek eighth-grader was familiar with the course.

Weston Blake, Gabriel Jager-Sumner
Weston Blake and Gabriel Jager-Sumner

Blake was in the lead soon after the start, closely followed by Fairview seventh-grader Gabriel Jager-Sumner. The two soon left the rest of the field far behind. Blake continued to set the pace, but couldn't entirely shake Jager-Sumner. With the race coming to a close, Blake put on a finishing sprint.


"Last year I made a move at the same spot," explained Blake.


Apparently Blake not only knows the Montford course, he knows how to win on it. He bolted away from Jager-Sumner, finishing first in 11:28. Jager Sumner was second in 11:38. Fairview's Nicholas Samuel outran Connor Edwards of Swift Creek for third, 12:00 to 12:02.

Nicholas Samuel
Nicholas Samuel

Swift Creek put a third runner in the top ten, Eric Stillman, who was ninth in 12:13. Trenton Blake (11th, 12:23) and Brody Miller (14th, 12:26) finished the scoring for the Wolves, and Swift Creek had 39 points and the team title. Fairview was second with 69 points, the Falcons best showing so far this season. Montford was third with 80 points.


2016 Mustang Stampede Team Standings, Boys
  1. Swift Creek, 39
  2. Fairview, 69
  3. Montford, 80
  4. Deerlake, 86
  5. Raa, 117
  6. Cobb, 144
  7. Griffin, 203
  8. Fort Braden, 260
  9. Nims, 262

Top 10 Boys, 2016 Montford Mustang Stampede Two Mile
  1. 11:27.44 ~ Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 8
  2. 11:37.16 ~ Gabriel Jager-Sumner (Fairview) 7
  3. 11:59.54 ~ Nicholas Samuel (Fairview) 8
  4. 12:01.44 ~ Connor Edwards (Swift Creek) 6
  5. 12:06.17 ~ James Fygetakis-Gollop (Raa) 7
  6. 12:08.87 ~ C.J. Derickson (Deerlake) 8
  7. 12:09.26 ~ Amarie Moore (Raa) 8
  8. 12:10.17 ~ Nate Thompson (Montford) 6
  9. 12:12.56 ~ Eric Stillman (Swift Creek) 6
  10. 12:21.93 ~ Campbell Hart (Cobb 12) 8

The Leon County Schools' middle school cross country season concludes on Wednesday, 5 October 2016, with the league championship meet on the Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross Country Course. Even though this is Paige Churchill's first season of cross country, she's somewhat familiar with the course.

"I've heard there's like a big hill, the Wall," said Churchill. "I've practiced on that course so I know it. I won't get lost or anything!"

Swift Creek boys' cross country team
Swift Creek boys' cross country team

In his third and final year of middle school cross country, Wes Blake is more than just acquainted with the Apalachee Regional Park course, and was able to summarize it in a few words.


"I know there's a big downhill at the beginning and a big uphill at the end," he declared.


Mustang Cross-Country Stampede Champions
2013 - 2016
Girls' Two Mile
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
27 September 2013Swift Creek, 37 points13:42, Saige Kemeny (Montford) 7
10 September 2014Swift Creek, 3412:46, Lawton Campbell (Deerlake) 8
30 September 2015Swift Creek, 4312:25, Emily Molen (Deerlake) 8
28 September 2016Montford, 4313:12, Paige Churchill (Swift Creek) 6
Boys' Two Mile
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
27 September 2013Montford, 56 points11:56, Jacob Dodson (Raa) 8
10 September 2014Swift Creek, 6612:14, Tavaris King (Griffin) 8
30 September 2015Deerlake, 4311:56, Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 7
28 September 2016Swift Creek, 3911:28, Weston Blake (Swift Creek) 7


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#1787

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Peymann and Fohr are swift in Southwood at the Saint Jude 5K

On Saturday morning, 24 September 2016, on the streets of Tallahassee, Florida's Southwood community, master runner Mike Peymann cruised 3.1 miles in 18:25, winning the third annual Saint Jude 5K. Bailey Fohr was the women's champ, placing twentieth overall in 26:49. Fohr is a Florida State University student and an alumna of the Ravenwood High cross-country team in Brentwood, Tennessee. 110 athletes finished the race.


Trailing Peymann by just under 400 meters, Wakulla High cross-country alumnus Evan Guarino finished runner-up in 19:54. Andrew Rakestraw, a junior on the Florida State University School cross-country squad, placed third in 20:52.


Thirteen-year-old Michelle Paz was second in the women's standings, placing 25th overall in 27:24. Allison Gordon was the third woman and 27th overall, running 27:48.


Proceeds of the race benefit the cancer research of Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Top Ten Men, 2016 St Jude 5K to End Childhood Cancer
  1. 18:24.27 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 54)
  2. 19:53.80 ~ Evan Guarino (M, 18)
  3. 20:51.63 ~ Andrew Rakestraw (M, 16)
  4. 21:26.33 ~ Bobby Larsen (M, 20)
  5. 21:36.19 ~ Jonathon Rigos (M)
  6. 22:51.70 ~ Nicholas Samuel (M)
  7. 24:26.20 ~ Damian Crowson (M, 17)
  8. 24:56.77 ~ Jerome Lockett (M, 39)
  9. 25:00.20 ~ Joel Paz (M, 15)
  10. 25:11.72 ~ Kevin Vernon (M, 19)

Top Ten Women, 2016 St Jude 5K to End Childhood Cancer
  1. 26:48.52 ~ Bailey Fohr (F, 19)
  2. 27:23.64 ~ Michelle Paz (F, 13)
  3. 27:47.12 ~ Allison Gordon (F, 22)
  4. 27:59.26 ~ Lisa Grimes (F, 33)
  5. 28:05.93 ~ Michelle McPherson (F, 51)
  6. 28:51.33 ~ Arsinoe Speliotopoulo (F, 55)
  7. 28:53.63 ~ Hyunji Song (F, 27)
  8. 28:56.53 ~ Rita De Cassia (F, 44)
  9. 29:01.59 ~ Rosa Paz (F)
  10. 29:28.69 ~ Olivia Odom (F, 22)

St. Jude Run To End Childhood Cancer 5K winners, 2014 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
6 September 201418:18, Peter Van Brussel28:52, Mary Vancore42
26 September 201516:16, Joseph Garcia21:29, Alese Autore373
24 September 201618:25, Mike Peymann26:49, Bailey Fohr110


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Elizabeth Funderburk runs a scorching 18:20 at the Deerfield Invitational

Deerfield-Windsor School KnightMaybe it's all about marketing and branding.


Because not much really changed about the Deerfield Invitational cross country meet. It was still held on the Albany, Georgia campus of Darton College. The time of year was about the same; 24 September 2016 was close to the date that the meet had been held in previous years. Deerfield-Windsor School hosted, as always. The name had changed, though, from "Deerfield-Windsor Darton Dash" to "Deerfield Invitational." And maybe that change of brand was what it took to produce the largest Deerfield Invitational ever, as more than 600 athletes and 51 teams came to Darton College to run four cross country races.


The first of the four races was the high school boys' 5K. In an exciting finish, Tiftarea sophomore Dallas Hunt held off Ethan Merritt of Deerfield-Windsor and Brishen House of Lowndes to take the title. The three finished within a few second of each other, with Hunt clocked in 17:07, Merritt in 17:10, and House in 17:11.


Merritt may have lost a close race, but he had the satisfaction of being on the winning team. Deerfield-Windsor's top five of House, Porter Hill (6th, 17:38), Graham Ford (12th, 18:30), Drew Griffin (22nd, 18:54), and Joe Tondera (23rd, 18:59) combined to give the host team 65 points and first in the team standings. Led by sophomore Collin Bertram (11th, 18:17), Augusta Prep totalled 107 points to take second. Lee County took third with 116 points behind their ace, the fourth place finish of their ace, junior Colby Jones (17:18).


2016 Deerfield Invitational Team Standings, High School Boys
  1. Deerfield-Windsor, 65
  2. Augusta Prep, 107
  3. Lee County, 116
  4. Lowndes, 124
  5. Seminole County, 143
  6. Bainbridge, 153
  7. Tift County, 181
  8. Albany, 210
  9. Tiftarea, 227
  10. Berrien County, 269
  11. Southland, 270
  12. Worth County, 292
  13. Colquitt County, 343
  14. Baconton Charter, 352
  15. Grace Christian, 440
  16. Thomasville, 456
  17. Westfield, 479
  18. Pelham, 501

Top Ten High School Boys, 2016 Deerfield Invitational
  1. 17:06.64 ~ Dallas Hunt (Tiftarea) 10
  2. 17:09.27 ~ Ethan Merritt (Deerfield-Windsor) 11
  3. 17:10.47 ~ Brishen House (Lowndes) 11
  4. 17:17.75 ~ Colby Jones (Lee County) 11
  5. 17:20.66 ~ Dustin Reynolds (Seminole County) 12
  6. 17:37.52 ~ Porter Hill (Deerfield-Windsor) 9
  7. 17:42.14 ~ Billy Calcutt (Southland) 12
  8. 17:46.04 ~ Jake Merritt (Colquitt County) 11
  9. 17:52.25 ~ Daniel Swilley (Lowndes) 12
  10. 18:05.99 ~ Hunter Hatfield (Lee County) 11

There was no drama up front in the high school girls' 5K. When Colquitt County junior Elizabeth Funderburk crossed the finish line in a winning 18:20, she was almost 400 meters ahead of the next runner. It was more than a minute faster than any other girl had run at the Deerfield Invitational in the entire four-year history of the meet. Jamie Holodak of Augusta Prep was second in 19:46, and Alli Hay of Pataula Charter was third in 20:03.


Including Holodak, Augusta Prep put three runners in the top ten, with Molly Joseph sixth in 21:07 and Katy Earwood tenth in 21:49. Grace McDonough (14th, 22:31) and Alexandria Hill (20th, 22:47) finished the scoring for Augusta Prep, giving the Cavaliers 46 points and the team title. Tift County edged hosts Deerfield-Windsor for second, 91 to 93.


2016 Deerfield Invitational Team Standings, High School Girls
  1. Augusta Prep, 46
  2. Tift County, 91
  3. Deerfield-Windsor, 93
  4. Southland, 132
  5. Lee County, 136
  6. Colquitt County, 190
  7. Berrien County, 198
  8. Bainbridge, 220
  9. Worth County, 240
  10. Baconton Charter, 272
  11. Seminole County, 272
  12. Pelham, 290
  13. Tiftarea, 290

Top Ten High School Girls, 2016 Deerfield Invitational
  1. 18:19.70 ~ Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County) 11
  2. 19:45.88 ~ Jamie Holodak (Augusta Prep) 11
  3. 20:02.86 ~ Alli Hay (Pataula Charter) 12
  4. 20:21.88 ~ Emily Golden (Tift County) 9
  5. 20:35.02 ~ Camryn Bridges (Deerfield-Windsor) 11
  6. 21:06.65 ~ Molly Joseph (Augusta Prep) 10
  7. 21:35.01 ~ Charlotte Augenstein (Deerfield-Windsor) 9
  8. 21:43.73 ~ Monica Webb (Pelham) 12
  9. 21:44.30 ~ Calyn Fort (Southland) 10
  10. 21:48.06 ~ Katy Earwood (Augusta Prep) 9

The middle school races followed the high school races, starting with the boys' 2500 meters. Lee County seventh-grader Josh Macklin outkicked J. D. Bengston of Tift for the win, 9:16 to 9:17. Beau Bengston of Tift placed third in 9:45, just ahead of Grace Christian's Wyatt Carpenter (4th, 9:48).


Macklin was just one of four Lee County athletes in the top ten, with Alex Collins taking eighth in 10:07, Will Tomlinson ninth in 10:17, and Seth Tomlinson tenth in 10:20. When David Peppers (23rd, 11:23) crossed the finish line for Lee County, the team had 51 points and the win. Tift was second with 83 points and MacIntyre Park a close third with 87.


2016 Deerfield Invitational Team Standings, Middle School Boys
  1. Lee County, 51
  2. Tift, 83
  3. MacIntyre Park, 87
  4. Berrien County, 138
  5. Deerfield-Windsor, 144
  6. Bainbridge, 149
  7. Grace Christian, 189
  8. Colquitt County, 193
  9. Worth County, 204
  10. Southland, 256
  11. Baconton Charter, 279

Top Ten Middle School Boys, 2016 Deerfield Invitational
  1. 9:15.59 ~ Josh Macklin (Lee County) 7
  2. 9:16.29 ~ J.D. Bengston (Tift) 8
  3. 9:44.20 ~ Beau Bengston (Tift) 8
  4. 9:47.49 ~ Wyatt Carpenter (Grace Christian) 8
  5. 9:55.25 ~ Lawson Brinkley (MacIntyre Park) 8
  6. 9:56.83 ~ Jeremiah Thomas (Tift) 8
  7. 10:04.39 ~ Daniel Jones (Grace Christian) 8
  8. 10:06.45 ~ Alex Collins (Lee County) 7
  9. 10:16.34 ~ Will Tomlinson (Lee County) 8
  10. 10:19.19 ~ Seth Tomlinson (Lee County) 8

In the middle school girls' 2500-meter race, eighth-grader Brenna Clark took first in 11:10 and Madeline Castor second in 11:17, giving Valwood School the first two places. Jadie Burrel of Southland was third in 11:30.


Valwood added two more spots in the top ten, with Jolie Green finishing seventh in 12:03 and Jordan Green eighth in 12:05. Thirteenth in 12:21, Alexandra Peeples was Valwood's final scorer, giving her team 30 points and first place. The Tift girls edged Lee County for second place, 68 to 70.


2016 Deerfield Invitational Team Standings, Middle School Girls
  1. Valwood, 30
  2. Tift, 68
  3. Lee County, 70
  4. Berrien County, 86
  5. Southland, 111
  6. Deerfield-Windsor, 141
  7. Colquitt County, 185
  8. Baconton Charter, 259
  9. Grace Christian, 261

Top Ten Middle School Girls, 2016 Deerfield Invitational
  1. 11:09.37 ~ Brenna Clark (Valwood) 8
  2. 11:16.35 ~ Madeline Castor (Valwood) 8
  3. 11:29.11 ~ Jadie Burrell (Southland) 7
  4. 11:43.04 ~ Emily Phillips (Lee County) 7
  5. 11:50.95 ~ Maddie Harper (Berrien County) 8
  6. 11:57.51 ~ Elizabeth Law (Southland) 7
  7. 12:02.70 ~ Jolie Green (Valwood) 8
  8. 12:04.72 ~ Jordan Green (Valwood) 8
  9. 12:07.09 ~ Gracie Jo Hart (Lee County) 8
  10. 12:07.36 ~ Ainsley Toews (Tift) 7

Deerfield-Windsor Darton Dash Champions
2013 - 2016
High School Boys 5K
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
21 September 2013Trinity Christian, 3015:12, Kaleb McLeod (Trinity Christian)
13 September 2014Trinity Christian, 5315:40, Kaleb McLeod (Trinity Christian)
12 September 2015Thomas County Central, 3916:55, Jacob McLeod (Trinity Christian)
24 September 2016Deerfield-Windsor, 6517:07, Dallas Hunt (Tiftarea)
High School Girls 5K
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
12 October 2013Deerfield-Windsor, 3319:23, Mary Alice Smoot (Valwood)
27 September 2014Deerfield-Windsor, 3320:12, Virginia Moore (Deerfield-Windsor)
12 September 2015Deerfield-Windsor, 3521:00, Ivie Nobles (Twiggs)
24 September 2016Augusta Prep, 4618:20, Elizabeth Funderburk (Colquitt County)


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#1783

28 September 2016 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 28 September 2016. 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
1 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Race 4 Readiness 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL16012EBM. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Megan Gocs, mgocs@elcbigbend.org or 850-552-7305.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
  • 5th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
  • 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
  • Pink 5K Color Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, 919 South Broad Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
2 OCTOBER 2016 (Sunday)
  • 4th annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Golf Club, Grove Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
8 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 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
  • Hurricane9th annual Red Cross Robin Lotane Memorial Hurricane Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, 4079 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 850-878-6080.
  • House Cup 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Florida State University Integration Statue, 104 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32313. Event page on Facebook. Michele Bohlmann quidditchatfsu@gmail.com
  • Bull Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Middlebrooks Park, Banfill Avenue, Bonifay, Florida 32425. 2015 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Bonifay Kiwanis, 850-373-5003.
  • Sprint On The Flint Triathlon (400m swim, 10-mile bicycle, 5K run). 7:30 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Jim Rainey of Georgia MultiSports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
  • Terry Lewis Flemming 5K and Dice Run. 8:00 AM ET. Darton State College, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
15 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Run With The Moose 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Quincy Moose Lodge, 1831 West Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
  • 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. Online registration at ZapEvent.com. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • Pelham Stingers Breast Cancer / HIV-AIDS 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Freedom Park, 128 West Railroad Street, Pelham, Georgia 31779. Event page on Facebook.
  • Friends of Sunland Rock, Roll, and Stroll 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Sunland Center, 3700 Williams Drive, Marianna, Florida 32448. Beth Basford, 850-482-9210.
17 OCTOBER 2016 (Monday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Downhill Mile and Capital Cascades Bridge Crossing. 6:45 PM ET. Capital Cascades Park, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
22 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 2nd annual TMH For Life Challenge Fall 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 9:15 AM ET one mile. Canopy Oaks Elementary School, 3250 Point View Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL15105EBM. Tonya Smith, tonya.smith@tmh.org or 850-431-4825.
  • 2nd annual MSA 4 Life 5K Blitz and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2015 story. Online registration at RaceEntry.com. Wild Side Running, wildsiderunning@gmail.com or 229-395-5778.
  • Pumpkin4th annual Jack O'Lantern Jog 5K Trail Run and fun run. 5:00 PM ET 5K / 6:00 PM fun run. Thomas County Upper Elementary School, 4681 U.S. Highway 84 Bypass, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer.
23 OCTOBER 2016 (Sunday)
  • 7th 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.
29 OCTOBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
  • 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. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
  • 13th annual St. John Road Race 5K, one mile, and Tot Trot. 8:00 AM ET (5K), 9:00 AM ET (one mile), 9:15 AM ET (Tot Trot). St. John Catholic School, 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602-1699. 2015 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web site.
  • 4th annual Race To Rescue 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Nicole Touchton, nikkitouchton@hotmail.com or 229-254-3371.
5 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL13081EBM.
  • 6th 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. 2015 story. Event web site. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. info@runforyourlungs.org or Shelia Knight 229-881-7046 or Shellie Gay 229-894-5884.
12 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Habitat For Humanity 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Centerville Conservation Community, Conservation Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Entry form and flyer. Nancy Stedman, realtornancy@comcast.net
  • Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA Veteran's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K / 8:15 AM ET one mile. Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA, 1818 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer.
  • 2nd annual Support Lowndes High School Cross Country 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2015 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Martha Mazurkiewicz, marthamazurkiewicz@lowndes.k12.ga.us
  • 7th 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
19 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • 22nd 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
  • Four Seasons Fall 4-Miler. 8:00 AM ET. Brooks County Courthouse, 200 South Washington Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Quitman-Brooks County Chamber of Commerce, 229-263-9085.
24 NOVEMBER 2016 (Thursday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st 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. 2015 story. 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual Harvest Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leesburg Recreation Building, 110 Starksville Avenue, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
26 NOVEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • PigSwine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2015 story. 2014 story. 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.
  • 17th annual Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
2 DECEMBER 2016 (Friday)
3 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 2015 story. 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
  • 29th 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. 2015 story. 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.
  • 4th annual Reindeer Run 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Wakulla Senior Citizens Center, 33 Michael Street, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Susan Jones, bluewatersusan@gmail.com or 850-566-7584.
  • 4th 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. 2015 story. Mandy Johnson, Ajohnson@swgafarmcredit.com or 229-254-6346.
10 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. tallahasseeultra@gmail.com
  • Beyond The Burns 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 10:00 AM ET one mile. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 6th 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. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). Tory Schofill, jslthomasville@yahoo.com or 954-829-9167.
  • 7th annual Reindeer Race 10K, 5K, and ½-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 10K / 8:15 AM CT 5K. Saint Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408. 2015 story. 2012 story. USATF certified courses FL15062EBM (10K) and FL13047EBM (5K). Event web page. Panama City Junior League, 5K&jlpanamacity.org
  • Miles For Missions 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Northside Baptist Church, 200 East Park Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2013 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com
17 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
24 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
    31 DECEMBER 2016 (Saturday)
    • 18th annual Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
    • 5th annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    1 JANUARY 2017 (Sunday)
    • Florida Track Club's 2nd annual Frank Shorter Road Mile. 12:00 Noon ET. Magnolia Parke, Gainesville, Florida. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
    7 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 4th annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
    • 34th annual Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K. 7:00 AM ET. Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page.
    14 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2016 story. 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.
    • 4th annual Half Shell Hustle 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Riverfront Park, 80 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page.
    21 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    28 JANUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • 5th 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. 2016 story. 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL14149EBM. Event page on Facebook.
    • 6th annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page.
    4 FEBRUARY 2016 (Saturday)
    • 20th 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.
    5 FEBRUARY 2017 (Sunday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 43rd annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified marathon course #FL15085EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course #FL15084EBM. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
    11 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Samoa24th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
    18 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    25 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Mardi Gras 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:15 AM CT one mile. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2016 story. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
    • 6th annual Strides For Scholars 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Nelson Building, 1311 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
    • 12th annual Five Points Of Life 5K and 1.2-mile kids' run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:15 AM ET 1.2 mile. University of Florida Center for Performing Arts, Hull Road and SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32607. 2016 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
    26 FEBRUARY 2017 (Saturday)
    • 12th annual Five Points Of Life Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. University of Florida Center for Performing Arts, Hull Road and SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32607. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
    4 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • 12th 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. 2016 story. 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
    • 11th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 1912 story. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
    • tiny tortoise9th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 2016 story. 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
    • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2016 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Susan Bassett, sbassett@stgeorgewired.com or 850-323-0092.
    11 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • Shamrock29th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K.Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. scurry@kumconline.org
    • 39th annual Winston Howell 5K Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, Alabama 36344. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
    • 17th annual Smoothie King 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story.
    • McGuire's 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Prediction 5K. 9:00 AM CT. McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. USATF certified 5K course FL14026EBM. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
    18 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • 6th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
    • St. Patrick's 3rd annual "Lap A Leprechaun" 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:30 AM ET 10K and 5K / 9:45 AM ET one mile. St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road, Albany, Georgia 31721. 2016 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
    25 MARCH 2017 (Saturday)
    • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Specialty School, 330 Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Entry form and flyer. Eilene Perry, eileneperry@yahoo.com or 229-392-2563.
    • 40th annual Okefenokee 10K Swamp Run. 9:00 AM ET. Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, 5626 Laura Walker Road, Waycross, Georgia 31503. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Heather Hall, okefenokeetcc@gmail.com or 912-816-7668.
    1 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certifed course FL12022EBM (10K). USATF-certifed course FL11045EBM (5K). Event web site. springtime10k@gmail.com.
    • 6th annual Run For The Nurses half-marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET half marathon and 5K. 8:30 AM ET one mile. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Athletic Center, Perimeter Road, Tifton, Georgia. 2016 story. 2014 story. Event web site. Becky Arnold, rarnold@abac.edu or 229-391-5024.
    8 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. Event web page. 2016 story. 2015 story. Entry form and flyer. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
    15 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 43rd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at PalaceSaloon.EventBrite.com. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
    • 50th 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.
    22 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • 2nd annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Carrabelle Christian Center, 142 River Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. 2016 story. BeLinda Wharton, bhwharton@gmail.com or 850-544-5410.
    29 APRIL 2017 (Saturday)
    • Rose40th 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). 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
    6 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    • 16th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
    • 3rd annual Julep Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Valwood School, 4380 Old US HWY 41, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2016 story. 2015 story.
    13 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    20 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    • Catfish6th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
    • 11th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
    • 8th annual 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Steve Schramm, schramm726@yahoo.com or 229-561-2725.
    27 MAY 2017 (Saturday)
    • USA Flag32nd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
    29 MAY 2017 (Monday)
    • USA Flag9th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
    • USA Flag11th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
    3 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
    • 43rd 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
    • 5th annual Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Americus First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lee Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page.
    10 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
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      • Monticello Kiwanis' 39th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2016 story. 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.
      24 JUNE 2017 (Saturday)
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        4 JULY 2017 (Tuesday)
        • 35th annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile Sparkler Run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2016 story. 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 Flag9th 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. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
        • 39th annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2016 story. 2015 story.
        • 18th 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
        • 3rd annual FCHS Spritzer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, Florida. 2015 story. Kati Hathcock, khathcock@franklin.k12.fl.us or 850‐653‐6474.
        • 3rd 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.
        • Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Under the Palms Park, 304 7th Street, Mexico Beach, Florida 32456. Online registration at active.com. Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 888-723-2546.
        • 32nd 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.
        8 JULY 2017 (Saturday)
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              • 5th annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
              5 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
              • 8th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Mike Terhune, Michael.Terhune@talgov.com or 850-212-2494.
              • 20th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:30 PM ET one mile / 7:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com or 850-509-2191.
              • 29th annual Bushwacker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Pensacola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10048EBM. 2016 story. 2015 story.
              12 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's 20th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
              • 28th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story.
              19 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)
              • 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. 2016 story. 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.
              26 AUGUST 2017 (Saturday)

              2 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)

              4 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Monday)
              • 9th 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.
              • 41st 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
              9 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
              • 36th 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. 2016 story. 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.
              16 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 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.
              • 15th 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. 2016 story 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Robin McCord, rmccord@moultrieymca.org or 229-985-1154.
              23 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
              • Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
              30 SEPTEMBER 2017 (Saturday)
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