Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ringing victories for Will Tomlinson and Kelly Cleary at the Saved By The Bell 5K

In Albany, Georgia on Saturday morning, 27 April 2019, Will Tomlinson won the second annual Saved By The Bell 5K, running 20:55. Kelly Cleary was the first woman in the race, placing seventh overall in 23:35.


The front of the race was dominated by young runners, starting with overall winner Will Tomlinson. Tomlinson is a sophomore on the Lee County High cross-country team. Ben Phillips is a junior on that same team; he was second in 21:42. Two twelve-year-old athletes battled for third place, with Ethan Askew edging Christian Jackson for the spot, both runners clocked in 23:18. Seth Tomlinson, another junior-year harrier at Lee County High, was fifth in 23:33. The first master runner in the race was Glenn Palmer, sixth overall in 23:35.


The first woman master was JoBeth Maxwell, second in the women's standings and 23rd overall in 25:18. A couple of steps behind at 25:20, Donielle Powell was the third female finisher and 24th overall.


256 athletes finished the 2019 Saved By The Bell 5K.


Top Ten Men, Albany, Georgia's 2019 Saved By The Bell 5K
  1. 20:54.4, Will Tomlinson (M, 16)
  2. 21:41.7, Ben Phillips (M, 17)
  3. 23:17.1, Ethan Askew (M, 12)
  4. 23:17.9, Christian Jackson (M, 12)
  5. 23:32.8, Seth Tomlinson (M, 16)
  6. 23:34.5, Glenn Palmer (M, 48)
  7. 23:40.0, Alex Harris (M, 13)
  8. 23:45.1, Lamar Wynn (M, 22)
  9. 23:48.7, Timothy Ellis (M, 14)
  10. 24:05.1, Brandon Long (M, 37)

Top Ten Women, Albany, Georgia's 2019 Saved By The Bell 5K
  1. 23:34.8, Kelly Cleary (F, 28)
  2. 25:17.6, JoBeth Maxwell (F, 47)
  3. 25:19.1, Donielle Powell (F, 29)
  4. 25:29.0, Brydon Fox (F, 23)
  5. 25:29.3, Grace Wisham (F, 32)
  6. 25:42.4, Caroline Taylor (F, 18)
  7. 25:42.6, Rachel Kiesau (F, 18)
  8. 25:47.4, Emily Phillips (F, 14)
  9. 25:54.0, Judy Lindsey (F, 54)
  10. 25:54.0, Suzanne Butler (F, 23)

Saved By The Bell 5K winners, 2018 - 2019
DateMenWomenFinishers
9 June 201820:22, Ben Phillips19:30, Viana Schuyler83
27 April 201920:55, Will Tomlinson23:35, Kelly Cleary256



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#2507

Tate Danford and Liliana Lewis run to Hell and back

2019 Tate's Hell And Back 5KLet's get one thing straight up front. The Tate's Hell And Back 5K in Carrabelle, Florida is named for the notorious Panhandle Florida swamp, Tate's Hell. The swamp itself is purportedly named after Cebe Tate, an early settler in Sumatra, Florida, who got lost in the swamp while hunting. The story had it that Tate finally blundered out of the swamp near Carrabelle, suffering from a rattlesnake bite, blood poisoning, hunger, exhaustion, and numerous other afflictions. "I've been in Hell," he said before dying.


I mention this to make clear that there is almost certainly no relation between Tate's Hell and the man who won the fourth annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K on Saturday morning, 27 April 2019--master runner Tate Danford. The race may not have been named for Danford, but he did take first, running 22:37. Liliana Lewis, the seventh-grade ace of the Wakulla Middle School girls' cross-country team, won the women's title, running from Carrabelle to Tate's Hell and back in 23:38, good for second overall.


Master runner David DeHaye took second in the men's standings, placing third overall in 24:05.


Sara Collins was the second woman in the race and fourth overall in 24:47. Collins had been the women's champ at the inaugural Tate's Hell And Back 5K.


Master runner Richard Metcalfe was the third male finisher and fifth overall in 24:52.


Nancy Lewis was the first woman master and third female finisher in the 5K, placing ninth overall in 26:31.


83 athletes finished the 2019 Tate's Hell And Back 5K. The Tate's Hell And Back 5K will return to Carrabelle for a fifth annual running during the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival on Saturday morning, 25 April 2020.


Top Ten Men, 2019 Tate's Hell And Back 5K
  1. 22:36.8, Tate Danford (M, 41-50)
  2. 24:05.0, David DeHaye (M, 41-50)
  3. 24:51.3, Richard Metcalfe (M, 61-70)
  4. 24:57.1, Mark Collins (M, 51-60)
  5. 25:44.2, Michael Crawford (M, 41-50)
  6. 26:01.8, Henry Lewis (M, 00-20)
  7. 27:25.6, Austin Carter (M, 21-30)
  8. 29:30.7, Lee Lewis (M, 41-50)
  9. 29:41.1, Thomas Sisson (M, 21-30)
  10. 29:45.0, Garrett Doyle (M, 31-40)

Top Ten Women, 2019 Tate's Hell And Back 5K
  1. 23:37.9, Liliana Lewis (F, 00-20)
  2. 24:46.5, Sara Collins (F, 31-40)
  3. 26:30.4, Nancy Lewis (F, 51-60)
  4. 27:15.5, Emma Dugger (F, 51-60)
  5. 27:24.3, Janice Anderson (F, 51-60)
  6. 28:16.7, Kathy Metcalfe (F, 61-70)
  7. 28:32.0, Tammy Huston (F, 41-50)
  8. 29:59.6, Carol Paschal (F, 41-50)
  9. 30:00.8, Kathy McClug (F, 41-50)
  10. 32:17.5, Jaime Sisson (F, 21-30)

Tate's Hell And Back 5K winners, 2016 - 2019
DateMenWomenFinishers
23 April 201616:47, Ryan Slyter22:27, Sara Collins104
22 April 201722:33, Mark Collins22:37, Melissa Hooke68
28 April 201818:23, Chance Logan26:17, Chelsa Marshall Hirvela89
27 April 201922:37, Tate Danford23:38, Liliana Lewis83


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#2506

Khalil Randell gets a big win and Genevieve Printiss a close win at Nene Fest

Call it consistency.


Over four consecutive Saturdays, Khalil Randell ran four five-kilometer races, his performances never varying by more than a few seconds--18:08, 17:41, 17:42, and 17:53. All four races were in the Tallahassee, Florida area, and Randell won two of them. One of those wins was the fourth race on Saturday morning, 27 April 2019, the sixth annual Nene Fest 5K, where Randell finished half a kilometer ahead of the next runner. The women's competition at Nene Fest was much closer with Genevieve Printiss eking out a 20:23 to 20:25 win over Mia Wiederkehr.

Khalil Randell, Genevieve Printiss
2019 Nene Fest 5K winners, Khalil Randell and Genevieve Printiss

Nene Fest is run in the Indianhead Acres neighborhood of Tallahassee, on the same USATF-certified course as Gulf Winds Track Club's annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Fest 5K. Randell hadn't seen the course before, but runner-up Michael Martinez had, having run the hilly route in several Women's Distance Festival races over the years. Martinez was the first master runner in the Nene Fest, covering the course in 19:50. David Welling was third in the men's standings and fourth overall in 20:25.


Third and fifth overall belonged to Printiss and Wiederkehr. The top two women in the race both have competed for the Tallahassee Community College Eagles cross-country team. Ten-year-old Clifton Lewis took third on the women's side, coming in eleventh overall in 22:39. Stella Lewis, a seventh-grader on the Swift Creek Middle School cross-country team, edged Michell Hadden for fourth in the women's standings, placing thirteenth overall in 22:58. Hadden was fourteenth overall in 22:59. Paula O'Neill was the first woman master in the race, the seventh female finisher and sixteenth overall in 24:21.


73 athletes finished the 2019 Nene Fest 5K. Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee chip-timed the race.


Top Ten Men, 2019 Nene Fest 5K
  1. 17:53, Khalil Randell (M, 22)
  2. 19:50, Mike Martinez (M, 53)
  3. 20:25, David Welling (M, 34)
  4. 20:45, Jonathan Kiros (M, 10)
  5. 20:46, Geb Kiros (M, 52)
  6. 20:51, Jack Schwenkler (M, 12)
  7. 21:44, Michael Kennett (M, 45)
  8. 22:14, William Springer (M, 12)
  9. 22:54, Nico Wienders (M, 48)
  10. 24:51, Trent Parsons (M, 10)

Top Ten Women, 2019 Nene Fest 5K
  1. 20:23, Genevieve Printiss (F, 18)
  2. 20:25, Mia Wiederkehr (F, 21)
  3. 22:39, Clifton Lewis (F, 10)
  4. 22:58, Stella Lewis (F, 14)
  5. 22:59, Michelle Hadden (F, 30)
  6. 24:10, Stephanie Mayfield (F, 26)
  7. 24:21, Paula O'Neill (F, 57)
  8. 24:59, Tara Lynch (F, 35)
  9. 25:43, Cassie McGlynn (F, 27)
  10. 28:07, Catherine Murray (F, 46)

Nene Fest 5K winners, 2014 - 2019
DateMenWomenFinishers
3 May 201418:24, Reikan Lin22:02, Paula O' Neill
9 May 201515:49, Chris Lake22:28, Paula O'Neill84
30 April 201616:26, Matt Mizereck23:36, Laura Reina86
29 April 201717:57, Jim Halley21:39, Katie Sherron88
28 April 201817:02, Vince Molosky19:16, Katie Sherron159
27 April 201917:53, Khalil Randell20:23, Genevieve Printiss73


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#2505

Monday, April 29, 2019

William Carter and Cheryl Moore score a Perry sweep at the Colin Kelly 5K

2019 Colin P Kelly 5KThe Colin Kelly 5K is a race with many names. You might see it being called the Down Home Days Fitness Run 5K. Or the Sentinel Sprint 5K. Or the North Florida Community College 5K. But on Saturday morning, 27 April 2019, after the Colin Kelly 5K was run once again around the Madison, Florida campus of North Florida Community College, the name of the winner wasn't in question. That name was William Carter. The Perry, Florida master runner was first overall, running 21:02. Cheryl Moore, another Perry master runner, was the first woman in the race, placing fifth overall in 25:22.


It wasn't Carter's first time winning the Colin Kelly race. He had won the race in 2015 and 2017, as well as finishing runner-up in 2018. There was a battle for that second spot in the 2019 race, with Cezar Araiza outkicking Isaias Lopez 24:27 to 24:28.


Master runner Julie Maultsby placed second in the women's standings, coming in seventh overall in 26:32. Tina Tucker was the third woman and eighth overall in 27:06.


21 athletes finished the 2019 Colin Kelly 5K. The race was Saturday's first event in Madison's annual Down Home Days Festival.


Top Five Men, 2019 Colin Kelly 5K
  1. 21:01.4, William Carter (M, 54) Perry, FL
  2. 24:26.8, Cezar Araiza (M, 31)
  3. 24:27.3, Isaias Lopez (M, 25)
  4. 25:08.8, Tommy Daniels Jr. (M, 44)
  5. 25:46.1, Mike Guilmette (M, 56)

Top Five Women, 2019 Colin Kelly 5K
  1. 25:21.4, Cheryl Moore (F, 51) Perry, FL
  2. 26:31.5, Julie Maultsby (F, 46)
  3. 27:05.2, Tina Tucker (F, 45)
  4. 28:29.2, Mary Carter (F, 46)
  5. 31:50.0, Kimberly Williams (F, 40)

Some winners of the Colin P. Kelly 5K, 2009 - 2019
DateMenWomenFinishers
22 April 2006
28 April 2007
26 April 2008
18 April 2009Jordan HarmonConnie Clarke30
17 April 2010Stephen Clark, Jr.Brooke Hackle34
16 April 2011James HolbenCathy Rogers
21 April 201220:58, Wade Harris23:50, Alesha Waller
20 April 2013Kyle CrewsAlesha Waller
19 April 2014Tommy LangfordAli Carter
18 April 201521:34, William Carter27:34, Tania Williams53
16 April 201619:54, Joe Bueno25:53, Jackie Escalera53
22 April 201720:48, William Carter24:54, Melissa Gamalero30
21 April 201818:15, Ryan Kelly28:20, Chandra Smith52
27 April 201921:02, William Carter25:22, Cheryl Moore21


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#2503

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Alec Munger and Tracey Cole lead at Lake Park

Three months after Saturday morning, 27 April 2019, it's likely that Alec Munger will be starting his junior year cross-country season at Lowndes High in Valdosta, Georgia. But on 27 April 2019 itself, Munger was a few miles south of Valdosta in Lake Park, Georgia winning the inaugural Calvary 5K. Racing on roads rather than trails, Munger went the 3.1 miles in 17:15. Tracey Cole, a master runner from Pinetta, Florida, was the first woman in the race, placing fourth overall in 23:21.

Alec Munger
Alec Munger

Lake Park's own Justin Tracy finished runner-up in the Calvary 5K, coming in just over a hundred meters behind the winner in 17:40. Fourteen-year-old Aaron Munger of Valdosta, Georgia took third in 21:35. Billy Taylor, a 70-year-old Valdosta athlete, was the first male master in the 5K, placing fifth overall and fourth in the men's standings at 24:20.


Valdosta master runner Galen Mirate was the second woman in the race, eighth overall in 32:04. Ashley Thompson of Valdosta was the third female finisher and fourteenth overall in 34:22.


51 athletes finished the 2019 Calvary 5K. A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta timed the race and provided finish line services for the first-year race.


Top Ten Men, 2019 Calvary 5K
  1. 17:15.0, Alec Munger (M, 15) Valdosta, GA
  2. 17:40.0, Justin Tracy (M, 24) Lake Park, GA
  3. 21:34.3, Aaron Munger (M, 14) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:19.6, Billy Taylor (M, 70) Valdosta, GA
  5. 26:01.1, James Cazares (M, 26) Valdosta, GA
  6. 26:27.8, Ken Taylor (M, 59) Valdosta, GA
  7. 33:26.0, Taylor Douglas (M, 10) Lake Park, GA
  8. 33:26.2, Hunter Boyd (M, 9) Valdosta, GA
  9. 33:55.9, Garrett Dowling (M, 30) Valdosta, GA
  10. 34:07.1, Dylan Carr (M, 13) Lake Park, GA

Top Ten Women, 2019 Calvary 5K
  1. 23:20.5, Tracey Cole (F, 40) Pinetta, FL
  2. 32:03.8, Galen Mirate (F, 63) Valdosta, GA
  3. 34:21.6, Ashley Thompson (F, 27) Valdosta, GA
  4. 35:01.9, Ginny Howell (F, 29) Lake Park, GA
  5. 35:08.1, Victoria Cazares (F, 25) Valdosta, GA
  6. 37:11.4, Melissa Cowart (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  7. 39:53.2, Annie Eilders (F, 17) Hahira, GA
  8. 41:40.5, Wendi O'Neal (F, 50) Quitman, GA
  9. 42:44.0, Brooke Dowling (F, 29) Valdosta, GA
  10. 44:07.1, Kayla Boyd (F, 32) Valdosta, GA

#2502

Saturday, April 27, 2019

31:35 for Chris Haynes and 36:57 for Ann Centner, Rose City 10K champions

Thomasville, Georgia's 98th annual Rose Show and Festival concluded on Saturday, 27 April 2019. You could certainly see some beautiful blossoms at the Show, but you could also see many still on the bush at the Thomasville Rose Garden near Cherokee Lake. Even just strolling around town you could view blooms in yards and green spaces. If you wanted to cover more ground, you could have done your viewing while running Thomasville's 42nd annual Rose City Run, a 10K. Not everyone in the run was flower watching, though. Chris Haynes hardly had the time for it as he won the 6.2-mile race in 31.35. Nor was Ann Centner stopping to smell the roses as she raced to a women's title in 36:57, placing sixth overall.

Ann Centner, Chris Haynes
Ann Centner and Chris Haynes

"We want to get going before it warms up," declared race director Dr. Jim Story as the runners gathered on Broad Street for the 8:00 AM start of 10K. "Right now it's perfect for running."


Dr. Story wasn't exaggerating. It was bright, calm, dry, and cool, with temperatures in the 50s. The consensus was that it was a good morning for a race, a consensus shared by Chris Haynes. The Tallahassee, Florida runner had other concerns, though.

Chris Haynes
Chris Haynes

"I'm worried," admitted Haynes. "There are some fast guys here. Nathan Haskins, and maybe someone even faster."


Haynes was a two-time Rose City Run champion, with wins in 2017 and 2018. But Haskins, a Thomasville runner, also had two Rose City wins to his credit, one in 2009 and another in 2015.. Right after the start of the race, Haskins took the lead. Haynes trailed a few steps back. The two left the rest of the field far behind.

Nathan Haskins, Chris Haynes
Nathan Haskins and Chris Haynes

"Did you see the random surges he was putting in?" said Haynes. "He must have made twelve of them."


"We went through three miles in 15:00," continued Haynes. "The next two miles were slow, really slow. At five miles I could feel he was tired from setting the pace and from all the surges."

Nathan Haskins, Chris Haynes
Chris Haynes and Nathan Haskins

Racing side by side, Haynes and Haskins passed the five-mile mark in 25:33. Haynes made a move. Half a mile later, racing past MacIntyre Park, Haynes was over a hundred meters ahead of Haskins and pulling even farther away. A few minutes later Haynes was back on Broad Street crossing the finish line in a winning 31:35, the fastest of his three Rose City wins and the fastest winning time in the race since 2007, when four-time champ Alan Black went 31:21. Haskins took second in 32:50. Tallahassee triathlete Charlie Johnson was third in 35:14.

Charlie Johnson
Charlie Johnson

"For the third year in a row, from Tallahassee, our women's winner was Ann Centner," said Dr. Story at the awards presentation. "36:57. You're getting faster, Ann."


She is. In her previous Rose City outings, Centner ran 40:56 and 38:27. 36:57 isn't just her fastest mark at Rose City, it's her personal best and first time breaking 37:00.

Ann Centner
Ann Centner

"I know! I was happy!" said Centner.


In Thomasville, Centner lined up with three-time Rose City women's champ Sheryl Rosen, a Tallahassee lawyer. Rosen never mounted a challenge, though, as Centner led the women's field from start to finish. Rosen was second in the women's standings and ninth overall in 37:49. Brittney Barnes, another Tallahassee athlete, was the third woman and nineteenth overall in 40:45.

Sheryl Rosen
Sheryl Rosen

"I don't think I could PR in the mile right now, but 10K is a lot easier now," said Centner about her current state of fitness. "I remember my first 10K, after high school track season. That was awful. I'm doing a lot of quantity now. Six miles of work on the track on Tuesdays, and my long runs are even longer than in college."


Haynes is also logging a lot of mileage.


"I'm going to be trying to keep over a hundred miles a week in training," said Haynes. "I'm getting ready for the Grandma's Marathon."

Brittney Barnes
Brittney Barnes

That's the 43rd annual Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on 22 June 2019. Haynes won't be the only Rose City Runner there; Haskins is also entered. There aren't any marathons in the near future for Centner, though, or even much racing.


"After this I'm taking a little break," said Centner. "And then the Breakfast on the Track Mile in August."


Centner can be excused an intermission from competition. Over the last four weeks she's run the Springtime 10K, the Palace Saloon 5K, and the Rose City 10K--three races, three wins, and three personal bests.

Ali Kelly, Lourena Maxwell
Ali Kelly and Lourena Maxwell

Myles Gibson of Donalsonville, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the Rose City Run, covering the 10K in 38:17. Gibson was the ninth male finisher in the race and eleventh overall. Tallahassee's Lourena Maxwell was the first woman master, placing eleventh in the women's standings and 41st overall in 45:37.


397 athletes finished the 10K at the 2019 Rose City Run and another 144 completed the kids' mile. Gulf Winds Track Club of Tallahassee chip-timed both races.


Top Ten Men, 2019 Rose City Run 10K
  1. 31:35, Christopher Haynes (M, 26)
  2. 32:50, Nathan Haskins (M, 30)
  3. 35:14, Charlie Johnson (M, 39)
  4. 36:12, Brad Busboom (M, 31)
  5. 36:49, Brian Miller (M, 21)
  6. 37:28, Ryan Truchelut (M, 33)
  7. 37:32, Leo Kelly (M, 15)
  8. 37:57, Zach Deveau (M, 31)
  9. 38:17, Myles Gibson (M, 52)
  10. 39:20, David Knauf (M, 55)

Top Ten Women, 2019 Rose City Run 10K
  1. 36:57, Ann Centner (F, 27)
  2. 37:49, Sheryl Rosen (F, 34)
  3. 40:45, Brittney Barnes (F, 31)
  4. 41:37, Katie Sherron (F, 37)
  5. 42:56, Angela Cipriani (F, 20)
  6. 43:29, Lilly Unger (F, 16)
  7. 43:29, Erika Hango (F, 29)
  8. 43:55, Samantha Murray (F, 19)
  9. 44:09, Olivia Rosener (F, 20)
  10. 45:05, Jillian Heddaeus (F, 36)

42 years of Rose City Run 10K champions, 1978 - 2019
DateMenWomenFinishers
29 April 197831:25, Gary Slayton36:45, Janice Hochstein
28 April 197931:47, Mike Rasper37:49, Janice Hochstein
26 April 198031:18, George West38:14, Colleen Joiner
25 April 198130:21, Mabry McCray40:26, Nicole Batchelder
198230:33, Ernie McKee38:31, Nicole Batchelder
198330:47, Noel Shuman34:57, Darien Andreu
198433:05, Gary Slayton37:51, Barbara Balzer
27 April 198532:36, Rick Miller37:41, Barbara Balzer
26 April 198632:05, Rick Miller37:35, Janice Hochstein
198729:57, Herb Wills37:39, Karen MacHarg
198831:55, Jessie Close37:59, Karen MacHarg
198931:39, Jessie Close36:49, Karen MacHarg
199031:56, Jessie Close37:04, Karen MacHarg
199131:15, Jessie Close38:33, Vikki Saga
199233:04, Trent Smith37:48, Vikki Saga
24 April 199331:28, Gary Droze38:24, Vikki Saga
23 April 199430:19, Robin Rogers37:37, Lisa Herman
29 April 199531:52, Jessie Close35:37, Suzanne Rigg
27 Aprl 199632:18, Jessie Close39:37, Carrie Weyant
26 April 199732:29, Brian Erb36:40, Sarah Docter-Williams
25 April 199831:58, Alan Black36:07, Sarah Docter-Williams
24 April 199932:21, Alan Black37:14, Sarah Docter-Williams
29 April 200034:15, Sean Daniels35:20, Anna Pichrtova
28 April 200132:05, Paul Spangler36:22, Sarah Docter-Williams
27 April 200230:53, Alan Black39:35, Jane Johnson
26 April 200331:58, Matt Kalinski41:53, Julie Carico
25 April 200433:44, Jessie Close39:52, Kate Remillard
23 April 200533:44, Jessie Close37:08, Sarah Docter-Williams
29 April 200634:32, Jessie Close38:38, Barbara Jarnagin
28 April 200731:21, Alan Black39:02, Sheryl Rosen
26 April 200833:10, Malcolm Campbell37:40, Donna Garcia
25 April 200932:34, Nathaniel Haskins41:38, Mary Anne Grayson
24 April 201032:51, Chris Lake37:42, Amy Hines410
23 April 201132:46, Chris Lake38:58, Donna Garcia490
28 April 201232:51, Chris Lake36:51, Sheryl Rosen464
27 April 201332:52, Will Stanford37:08, Sheryl Rosen417
26 April 201433:21, Chris Lake38:58, Amy Hines463
25 April 201532:04, Nathan Haskins41:32, Beth Sweeny428
23 April 201634:37, Roger Schmidt38:11, Ani Veltcheva358
29 April 201732:57, Christopher Haynes40:56, Ann Centner392
28 April 201831:43, Christopher Haynes38:27, Ann Centner310
27 April 201731:35, Christopher Haynes36:57, Ann Centner397


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#2501

Friday, April 26, 2019

Pedrick Pond Park Trail

There’s no shortage of places to hit the trails on the east side of Tallahassee, Florida. There’s Tom Brown Park and Lafayette Heritage Park. There’s the Miccosukee Greenway and the Alford Arm Greenway. Between the two Greenways, there’s also Pedrick Pond Park.

Pedrick Pond Park Trail
Live Oak along the Pedrick Pond Park Trail

Leon County opened the park in 2006, stating in a press release that the county was “transforming several existing stormwater ponds into passive recreation facilities, including Pedrick Pond Park. These parks are designed for leisurely activities like walking and picnicking.” For walking or running, the park has a loop trail around Pedrick Pond. In this, it resembles Leon County’s Lake Henrietta Park, Martha Wellman Pond Park, Broadmoor Pond Park, and Okeeheepkee Prairie Park. In the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department system, Lake Elberta Park was designed on a similar path-around-a-storm-water-retention-pond model.


The park is at the corner of Mahan Drive (US 90) and Pedrick Road. Leon County lists the address as 5701 Mahan Drive, but there's no entrance on Mahan Drive, or even a spot to pull over. Pedrick Pond Park shares parking with the Eastside Branch Library at 1583 Pedrick Road. The park is bounded on the west by Pedrick Road, on the north by Mahan Drive, on the east by the Vineyards (a subdivision), and on the south by a natural gas pipeline. The Eastside Branch Library, opened in 2011, is south of the pipeline.

Pedrick Pond Park Trail
Trail on the east side of Pedrick Pond

Pedrick Pond itself is roughly what folks in the swimming pool business call "kidney shaped." If your kidneys were shaped like Pedrick Pond, though, you'd be looking for a transplant. Most of the trail around the pond is crushed oyster shell, the same material used for much of the Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, but the west side of the loop is a concrete sidewalk along Pedrick Road. A lap around the pond is almost exactly 1,320 yards, or three-quarters of a mile (just over 1.2 kilometers for the metrically inclined).


For runners, you'd think this would be a great spot for repeats, the kind of workout you'd do on a track. Not really. For one thing, the circuit includes two bridges, a 40-yard bridge on the sidewalk along Pedrick Road, and a 90-yard bridge on the north side of the loop. These are handsome bridges, decked with plastic planking that should outlast real wood. They are also narrow, only about five feet wide. Imagine that the clock is running and you're trying to run fast across one of these bridges when someone is else is pushing a baby stroller across. Or when a family has paused to look over the railing at the turtles.

Pedrick Pond Park Trail
The longer of two bridges on the Pedrick Pond Park Trail

You also might arrive for a workout and find part of the trail underwater. The bridge on the north side of the trail was added to the park after that part of the trail became part of the lake during several high water episodes. The Tallahassee weather was wet enough during 2018 that the approaches to both bridges were occasionally flooded, as well as a stretch of trail on the east side of the loop.


But it's a good place to log a few leisurely miles or take a stroll. There are several sanitation stations along the loop for dog walkers. There are benches if you just want to pause and look at the water. Bird watchers have observed more than 80 species at Pedrick Pond. For anyone who wants to eat near the pond, there are picnic tables. Pedrick Pond Park has neither water nor rest rooms, but both are available at the Eastside Branch Library.

Pedrick Pond Park Trail
Trail on the south side of Pedrick Pond

For travelers, the Pedrick Pond Park Trail is located less than two miles west of Exit 209 on Interstate 10. I'm not recommending it as a destination, but I've detoured farther while traveling to find a trail to stretch my legs.


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#2500

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The championship at Godby was the climax of the 2019 LCS middle school track season

For Leon County Schools, the middle school track and field season is four weeks long. Four Thursdays, four athletics meets, then good-bye. In 2019 the fourth and final meet was the LCS League Championship, held in Tallahassee, Florida at the Godby High track on Thursday afternoon, 25 April 2019. For the eighth-graders, it was not only their last LCS track meet of the season, it was their last LCS middle school track meet ever.


Good-bye.


But the first event of the meet, the girls' 1600, went to a seventh-grader, Skye Williams of Montford. Williams turned in the fastest time of the season in the girls' four-lapper, running 5:44.85. Swift Creek eighth-grader Stella Lewis took second in 5:54.27, and Deerlake eighth-grader Maya Tang was third in 5:59.67.


Wyatt Townsend came to the starting line of the boys' 1600 as the defending champion in the event. In fact, the Deerlake eighth-grader had never lost a 1600-meter race at a Leon County Schools event, with a seven-race winning streak that went back to the beginning of the 2018 season. The streak continued. Townsend edged Swift Creek eighth-grader Connor Edwards for the league title, 4:52.15 to 4:53.03. Fairview seventh-grader Patrick Koon also went sub-5:00, placing third in 4:59.16. Townsend, Edwards, and Koon each posted their fastest 1600 performance of 2019 season.

Winners of the Leon County Schools Middle School 1600, 2005 - 2019
DateBoysGirls
22 April 20055:20.22, Kurt Dietrich (Swift Creek) 76:01.06, Jana Stolting (Deerlake) 7
25 April 20075:09.13, Will Stanford (Raa)5:25.44, Rachel Givens (Raa)
30 April 20085:03.45, Marcus Stallworth (Griffin)5:32.01, Carly Thomas (Raa) 8
29 April 20095:03.22, Trevor Touchton (Swift Creek)5:22.80, Cece Williams (Deerlake)
28 April 20105:01.15, Jack Rutledge (Deerlake)5:35.67, Cece Williams (Deerlake)
27 April 20115:06.09, Evan Wilson (Fairview)6:00.96, Madeline Horgan (Swift Creek)
25 April 20125:07.76, Solomon Stevens (Cobb)5:52.49, Zoe Sheldon (Swift Creek)
11 April 20135:12.95, Matthew Cashin (Raa) 85:43.83, Audrey Dogan (Raa) 
23 April 20144:55.23, Clayton Carlson (Swift Creek) 85:46.44, Lawton Campbell (Montford) 7
22 April 20155:03.90, Charles Hruda (Fairview) 85:20.42, Alyson Churchill (Swift Creek) 7
20 April 20165:17.34, Nile Bryant (Raa) 85:17.17, Alyson Churchill (Swift Creek) 8
19 April 20175:06.04, Jalen Brownlee (Fairview) 86:00.82, Lexi Gray (Swift Creek) 8
19 April 20185:02.21, Wyatt Townsend (Deerlake) 75:44.02, Parker Matherne (Cobb) 7
25 April 20194:52.15, Wyatt Townsend (Deerlake) 85:44.85, Skye Williams (Montford) 7
The Championships were held at Lincoln High School in 2005 and 2007.
Godby High School hosted the Championships from 2008 to 2019.

Makayla Caldwell of Fairview won the girls' 100-meter hurdles for the second week in row, taking the League Championship race in 16.21. Cecilia Dixon of Swift Creek was second in 16:53, and Alexandria Kennedy of Fairview third in 17.03.


The boys' hurdle race belonged to Juvon Pettway of Swift Creek. Pettway went 15.02 for the win, outleaning Le'Kel Manna of Nims, runner-up at 15.08. Cade Swart of Deerlake placed third in 15:49.


Danae Baker of Raa had won the girls' 100-meter dash at the first two meets of the season but missed the race in the third meet. At the championship meet, Baker was present at the starting line and first across the finish line, taking the title in 13.01. Griffin's Teona Hutson edged Naudia Williams of Montford for second, 13.36 to 13.37.


Sheldon Richardson of Nims ran the fastest 100-meter dash of the 2019 LCS season, 11.65, to win the boys' race. Zhantavious Mills of Cobb was second in 12.03, just ahead of a battle for third. Keyon Brown of Fairview got that place with a 12.09, while Centel Deshazier of Cobb and Travis Morris of Nims tied for fourth at 12.10.


Channey Richardson of Cobb capped a perfect season in the girls' 400 by winning her fourth one-lap race in four outings, taking the championship in 62.90. Madison McNeill of Deerlake was second in 63.29, and Javionah Bolden of Nims third in 63.68.


Ja'Marie Clemons of Cobb posted a 52.02 in the boys' 400, the fastest mark in the event of the 2019 LCS middle school season. His Cobb teammate, Malek Jackson, was runner-up in 53.02, with Rhyder Poppell of Montford third in 54.94.


The 400 was followed by the first relay of the evening, the girls' 4 x 100-meter relay. The Cobb girls passed the stick once around the track in 52.50, their best time of the season and fast enough to win the championship in the event. The Raa girls were second in 52.93, with Fairview a close third in 53.06.


The Nims boys had won the 4 x 100 in each of the three previous meets, but at the LCS Championship the Cobb boys had the edge, going 46.94 for the title. The Nims team was second in 47.68, and Raa squeaked by Swift Creek for third, 49.01 to 49.03.


Alima Hemenway had skipped the third meet of the LCS season after winning the girls' 800 at the first two meet. Taking a week off didn't seem to hurt the Swift Creek eighth-grader at all, though. Hemenway won the championship race, outkicking Swift Creek's Stella Lewis 2:41.55 to 2:41.57. Montford sixth-grader Mariona Heartsfield was third in 2:43.13, with Deerlake's Maya Tang fourth in 2:45.70.


Cobb's Ja'Marie Clemons hadn't had much time to rest after winning the boys' 400 before he was rushed onto the starting line of the 800. Not much time, but enough. Clemons won the two-lap race in 2:09.65, finishing just ahead of the 2:10.12 posted by runner-up Justin Greenwood of Fairview. Their times were the two best marks of the 2019 LCS season. Swift Creek athletes Connor Edwards and Corey Stavres took third and fourth, running 2:17.07 and 2:17.70.


27.55 was the best girls' 200-meter dash of the 2019 LCS season, and 27.55 was the winning time that Gabria Cottrell of Raa ran in that event at the Championship Meet. Naudia Williams of Montford was second in 27.82, with Fairview's Alexandria Kennedy a close third in 27.90.


Going into the boys' 200 at the Championship Meet, three sprinters had each won the event once during the season--Rico Watkins of Fairview, Sheldon Richardson of Nims, and Malek Jackson of Cobb. Watkins wasn't at the Championship, leaving Richardson and Jackson to race for the title. Richardson took it, running 23.75. Jackson edged Travis Morris of Nims for second, 24.31 to 24.33, with Keyon Brown of Fairview a close fourth in 24.38.


In the first three meets of the 2019 LCS season, the Fairview girls were a perfect three-for-three in the 4 x 400 relay. But at the fourth meet, the Championship, the Raa girls stunned the field with a 4:24.79, the fastest time of the season by more than five seconds. Fairview settled for second at 4:38.75, with the Swift Creek team third in 4:40.66.


In the boys' 4 x 400, three teams went under 4:00. Swift Creek was the fastest of those, taking first in 3:50.43. Cobb was second in 3:51.89, and Fairview third in 3:53.33.


Girls' 200-meter champ Gabria Cottrell of Raa earned her second title of the meet in the girls' high jump, leaping a winning 1.42 meters. Leah Homan of Deerlake was second with a mark of 1.37 meters. Three athletes tied for third at 1.27 meters--Nehemiah Jenkins of Nims, Gabrielle Powell of Fairview, and Daphne Story of Fairview.


Errol Quallo of Fairview won the boys' high jump for the third week in a row, equaling his season-best mark of 1.62 meters. Swift Creek's Juvon Pettway and 800/400 champ Ja'Marie Clemons of Cobb tied for second at 1.57 meters.


Fairview eighth-grader Alexandria Kennedy finished an undefeated season in the girls' long jump with a 4.89-meter win in the event. Ausunti Herring of Deerlake took second with a mark of 4.68 meters, and Raa's Danae Baker leaped 4.59 meters for third.


Asanti Stewart of Nims sent the six-pound shot 11.10 meters, more than a meter farther than any other athlete at the Championship, to win the girls' shot put. Raven Hall of Deerlake placed second with a mark of 10.03 meters, and Ka'Niya Fuller of Cobb was third at 9.83 meters.


Jordan Clark of Nims ended the 2019 LCS season with his fourth win in four outings in the boys eight-pound shot, taking the championship with a 13.09-meter hurl. It was the third time during the season that Clark had gone beyond thirteen meters; a mark that no other athlete had been able to touch. Kamari Strong of Fairview was second at 12.66 meters, and Alex Henry third at 11.76 meters.


When the final event was over, the Fairview girls had 77 points, making the Falcons the first-place school in the girls' team standings. Swift Creek was second in the nine-team field, just ahead of the 66 points posted by third-place Raa.


The boys' team standings were close, but Nims outscored Cobb by one point to take the championship, 90-1/2 to 89-1/2. Swift Creek edged the Fairview boys for third, 74 to 73-1/2.


The scores were tallied, the Championship Meet was over, and so was the season. Some of the athletes would be back in 2020, but the eighth-graders would have moved on, perhaps to compete for their high schools. 2019, though, was no longer living contests on the track and in the field. The season was fading memories and records on scraps of paper.


Leon County Schools
2019 Middle School Track & Field Winners
Boys
Event4 April 201911 April 201918 April 201925 April 2019
1600Wyatt Townsend
(Deerlake)
5:01.0
Wyatt Townsend
(Deerlake)
5:01.15
Wyatt Townsend
(Deerlake)
4:56.62
Wyatt Townsend
(Deerlake)
4:52.15
800Justin Greenwood
(Fairview)
2:10.9
Keveon Ruffin
(Nims)
2:12.10
Ja'Marie Clemons
(Cobb)
2:13.36
Ja'Marie Clemons
(Cobb)
2.09.65
400Ja'Marie Clemons
(Cobb)
54.8
Kenneth Jenkins
(Raa)
54.65
Malek Jackson
(Cobb)
53.51
Ja'Marie Clemons
(Cobb)
52.02
200Rico Watkins
(Fairview)
23.5
Sheldon Richardson
(Nims)
24.26
Malek Jackson
(Cobb)
24.55
Sheldon Richardson
(Nims)
23.75
100Zhantavious Mills
(Cobb)
11.8
David Hogan
(Swift Creek)
12.01
Sheldon Richardson
(Nims)
11.73
Sheldon Richardson
(Nims)
11.65
100 HurdlesLe'kel Manna
(Nims)
14.4
Juvon Pettway
(Swift Creek)
15.59
Mikael Myrick
(Raa)
15.71
Juvon Pettway
(Swift Creek)
15.02
4 x 400Swift Creek
3:49.2
Fairview
3:53.03
Fairview
3:54.51
Swift Creek
3:50.43
4 x100Nims
46.7
Nims
46.07
Nims
45.39
Cobb
46.94
8# ShotJordan Clark
(Nims)
13.23m
Jordan Clark
(Nims)
12.55m
Jordan Clark
(Nims)
13.54m
Jordan Clark
(Nims)
13.09
HJJa'Marie Clemons
(Cobb)
1.52m
Errol Quallo
(Fairview)
1.62m
Errol Quallo(F)
Juvon Pettway(SC)
1.57m
Errol Quallo
(Fairview)
1.62m
LJKeyon Brown
(Fairview)
5.55m
Kenneth Jenkins
(Raa)
5.78m
Kenneth Jenkins
(Raa)
5.73m
Michael Ash
(Swift Creek)
5.73m
Girls
Event4 April 201911 April 201918 April 201925 April 2019
1600Maya Tang
(Deerlake)
5:48.5
Maya Tang
(Deerlake)
5:51.87
Stella Lewis
(Swift Creek)
5:50.39
Skye Williams
(Montford)
5:44.85
800Alima Hemenway
(Swift Creek)
2:39.7
Alima Hemenway
(Swift Creek)
2:40.15
Skye Williams
(Montford)
2:39.07
Alima Hemenway
(Swift Creek)
2:41.55
400Channey Richardson
(Cobb)
62.8
Channey Richardson
(Cobb)
63.19
Channey Richardson
(Cobb)
62.80
Channey Richardson
(Cobb)
62.90
200Dyani Steward
(Cobb)
27.9
Gabria Cottrell
(Raa)
27.59
Alexandria Kennedy
(Fairview)
27.59
Gabria Cottrell
(Raa)
27.55
100Danae Baker
(Raa)
12.0
Danae Baker
(Raa)
12.97
Naudia Williams
(Montford)
13.39
Danae Baker
(Raa)
13.01
100 HurdlesAlexandria Kennedy
(Fairview)
16.0
Angel Roberts
(Raa)
17.67
Makayla Caldwell
(Fairview)
16.78
Makayla Caldwell
(Fairview)
16.21
4 x 400Fairview
4:31.5
Fairview
4:29.97
Fairview
4:35.08
Raa
4:24.79
4 x100Raa
52.8
Raa
52.12
Cobb
52.60
Cobb
52.50
6# ShotJade DuBose
(Nims)
9.69m
Asanti Stewart
(Nims)
11.39m
Ka'Niyah Fuller
(Cobb)
9.97m
Asanti Stewart
(Nims)
11.10m
HJNehemiah Jenkins
(Nims)
1.45m
Kinsleigh Hunter
(Griffin)
1.57m
Gabria Cottrell
(Raa)
1.47m
Gabria Cottrell
(Raa)
1.42m
LJAlexandria Kennedy
(Fairview)
4.85m
Alexandria Kennedy
(Fairview)
5.11m
Alexandria Kennedy
(Fairview)
4.90m
Alexandria Kennedy
(Fairview)
4.89m


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#2522

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Daniel Phillips and Mary Thompson raced well at Run For The Ranch

On Saturday morning, 20 April 2019, the Rose City 10K in Thomasville, Georgia was just seven days away. But in Moultrie, Georgia--just a few miles north of Thomasville on US 319--there were athletes who couldn't wait a week to race ten kilometers. They took to the Moultrie streets in the fourth annual Run For The Ranch 10K, and the fastest of them was Moultrie's Daniel Phillips, who won the 6.2-mile race in 46:36. Another Moultrie athlete, Mary Thompson, repeated as first woman in the race, placing fourth overall in 53:12.


Bo Moore of Camilla, Georgia was the fastest master runner in the race, finishing as the overall runner-up in 49:40. Chula, Georgia's Amy Hightower was the top woman master in the 10K, coming in seventh overall in 1:02:31.


Nine athletes finished the 2019 Run For The Ranch 10K.


Top Three Men, 2019 Run For The Ranch 10K
  1. 46:36, Daniel Phillips (M, 18-29) Moultrie, GA
  2. 49:40, Bo Moore (M, 40-49) Camilla, GA
  3. 51:20, Patrick Bius (M, 40-49) Moultrie, GA

Top Three Women, 2019 Run For The Ranch 10K
  1. 53:12, Mary Thompson (F, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  2. 62:31, Amy Hightower (F, 40-49) Chula, GA
  3. 71:35, Lisa Jan Bailey (F, 50-99) Thomasville, GA

Not everyone in Moultrie was interested in racing a full ten kilometers. For them, the Run For The Ranch included a five-kilometer event. Chad Northcutt of Quitman, Georgia won that 3.1-miler by over 200 meters running 20:54. Doug Yarbrough of Moultrie took second in 21:50. Moultrie's Alfredo Esposito was the first master runner in the 5K, placing third overall in 22:28.


Moultrie master runner April Mathis was the first woman, placing eighth overall in 26:35. Katie Cato of Doerun, Georgia finished second in the women's standings and ninth overall in 27:31. Tampa, Florida athlete Hayley Tolbert edged Shana Murphy of Moultrie for the third women's spot, both runners clocked in 27:48. Tolbert and Murphy were eleventh and twelfth overall.


28 athletes finished the 2019 Run For The Ranch 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2019 Run For The Ranch 5K
  1. 20:54, Chad Northcutt (M, 30-39) Quitman, GA
  2. 21:50, Doug Yarbrough (M, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  3. 22:28, Alfredo Esposito (M, 50-99) Moultrie, GA
  4. 23:13, John Owens (M, 00-17) Albany, GA
  5. 25:29, Taylor Abrahamazar (M, 00-17) Moultrie, GA
  6. 26:03, Tim Powers (M, 50-99) Moultrie, GA
  7. 26:21, Jason Pittman (M, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  8. 27:33, John Norman (M, 50-99) Moultrie, GA
  9. 30:02, Rich Gallagher (M, 40-49) Moultrie, GA
  10. 46:35, Tyler Dismuke (M, 18-29) Moultrie, GA

Top Ten Women, 2019 Run For The Ranch 5K
  1. 26:35, April Mathis (F, 50-99) Moultrie, GA
  2. 27:31, Katie Cato (F, 30-39) Doerun, GA
  3. 27:48, Hayley Tolbert (F, 30-39) Tampa, FL
  4. 27:48, Shana Murphy (F, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  5. 28:51, Whitney Diers (F, 30-39) Norman Park, GA
  6. 28:55, Sara Bass (F, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  7. 29:05, Emily Tucker (F, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  8. 30:45, Caroline Owens (F, 18-29) Albany, GA
  9. 30:49, Dalene Rickett (F, 30-39) Moultrie, GA
  10. 30:52, Julie Posey (F, 30-39) Moultrie, GA

Run For The Ranch winners, 2016 - 2019
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
16 April 20165K20:54, Gregory Case24:23, Rebecca Toman42
15 April 201710K40:50, Colin Prinsloo47:32, Brianna Prinsloo28
5K21:28, Doug Yarbrough24:42, Rebecca Toman20
21 April 201810K38:38, Myles Gibson53:43, Mary Sue Thompson11
5K21:59, Taylor Azar24:31, Jodi Beth Stuckey16
20 April 201910K46:36, Daniel Phillips53:12, Mary Sue Thompson9
5K20:54, Chad Northcutt26:35, April Mathis29


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#2498

24 April 2019 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 24 April 2019. 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
27 APRIL 2019 (Saturday)
  • Rose42nd 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). 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. 2019 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • 6th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL17042TY. Event profile on Facebook. 2019 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • 2nd annual Epiphany Endurance 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K & 5K. Epiphany Lutheran Church and Preschool, 8300 Deerlake Road, Bradfordville, Florida 32312. Event web page.
  • Colin P. Kelly 5K. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center, Building 12, 325 NW Turner Davis Drive, North Florida Community College, Madison, Florida 32340. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Tyler Coody coodyt@nfcc.edu or 850-973-1639.
  • 4th annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Carrabelle Christian Center, 142 River Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. BeLinda Wharton, bhwharton@gmail.com or 850-544-5410.
  • 5th annual Breathe Easy 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:15 AM ET one mile. Valdosta State University Student Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 2nd annual Saved By The Bell 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Flint Community Bank, 2910 Meredyth Drive, Albany, Georgia 31721. Online registration at active.com.
  • Calvary 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Calvary Baptist Church, 550 Long Pond Road, Lake Park, Georgia 31636. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Superhero’s Run to Prevent Child Abuse 5K Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
  • 4th annual Run The Good Race 10k & 5k. 8:00 AM ET. NRFMC Cancer Center, 6420 West Newberry Road Gainesville, Florida 32605. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
28 APRIL 2019 (Sunday)
  • 3rd annual Pup Ruck 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event page on Facebook.
4 MAY 2019 (Saturday)
  • 18th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • 34th annual Race Judicata 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT one mile. Bay County Courthouse, 300 East 4th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
  • 11th annual Fit To Fight 10K and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Dothan Central Fire Station, 600 Columbia Highway, Dothan, Alabama 36301. Event profile on Facebook. 2017 story. 2015 story. Online registration at RaceEntry.com.
  • 5th annual Chasing Jefferson Davis Marathon and Half-Marathon. 6:00 AM ET. Abbeville Historic Gymnasium, 300 College Street, Abbeville, Georgia 31001. 2018 story. 2017 story. USATF-certified marathon course GA15012WC. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. 2019 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceEntry.com.
  • Alabama Kidney Foundation 5K Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
  • Boll Weevil 10K and 3K fun run. 8:00 AM CT. First United Methodist Church, 217 South Main Street, Enterprise, Alabama 36330. 2017 story. Course map. Event web page.
  • Paws And Sneakers 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Freedom Park, 3795 Guest Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Abbeville United Methodist Church “Race To Be Fed” 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Abbeville Courthouse Square, Abbeville, Alabama 36310. Entry form and flyer.
  • 11th annual Sunset Stampede 5K. 6:30 PM CT. Navarre Beach, Florida. 2018 story. USATF-Certified 5K course FL12005EBM. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com.
5 MAY 2019 (Sunday)
  • Cancer Ties 5K and one-mile fun run. 2:00 PM ET 5K / 2:30 PM ET one mile. Flint Riverwalk, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2019 event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
10 MAY 2019 (Friday)
  • 32nd annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
11 MAY 2019 (Saturday)
  • Marzuq Shrine's 16th annual Mothers Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5K course map. Event profile at Facebook.
  • Nesmith Way 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Meridian Meadows, 4300 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
  • 13th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
  • 6th annual Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club Marshell Wilcox Memorial 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club, 101 6th Avenue SW, Cairo, Georgia 39828. 2017 story. 2018 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
  • Valiant 5K Cross-Country Race and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Valwood School, 4300 Old US 41 N, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 6th annual Hornet Hustle 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Lafayette High School, Mayo, Florida. Online registration at RaceEntry.com.
  • 3rd annual CVHN Smile Mile and 5K. 8:00 AM CT one mile / 8:30 AM CT 5K. Watercolor Marina Park, 238 Watercolor Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. USATF certified 5K course #FL16040TY. USATF certified mile course #FL16041TY. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
18 MAY 2019 (Saturday)
  • 8th annual 5K At Fifth. 8:00 AM ET. Paisley CafĂ©, 1123 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • Bond Community Health Center Mission Run 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Bond Community Health Center, 1720 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. USATF certified course FL19036TY (5K).
  • Catfish8th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • 10th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • Red Lipstick Run 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 2nd annual Daylily Dash 5K and fun run. 8:00 AM CT 5K / 9:00 AM CT fun run. Downtown square, Headland, Alabama. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceEntry.com. Susan Owens susanowens7634@gmail.com or Taylor Wheeler taylor@wuw.org.
25 MAY 2019 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual School House Run 8K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT 8K, 5K / 9:30 AM CT one mile. Conservation Park, 100 Conservation Drive, Panama City, Florida 32413. 2018 story. 2017 story. Online registration at active.com.
  • 26th weekly Depot Park Parkrun 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook.
27 MAY 2019 (Monday)
  • USA Flag11th annual United Country Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • USA Flag33rd 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. USATF certified 4.4-mile course #FL16037EBM. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2018 event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
1 JUNE 2019 (Saturday)
  • 6th annual Run 2-1-1 5K and one-mile fun run.7:45 PM ET one mile / 8:00 PAM ET 5K. Railroad Square Art Park, 602 McDonnell Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 2nd annual Pink Out The Park 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET 5K / 8:10 AM ET fun run. Fulwood Park, 817 Prince Avenue, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
  • 45th annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 7:30 AM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2017 story. 2015 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Chris Kinne, bowlegs@nwftc.com
  • 7th annual Home Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:45 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Americus First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lee Street, Americus, Georgia 31709. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
8 JUNE 2019 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 22nd annual Potluck Bash Four-Mile Cross-Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
15 JUNE 2019 (Saturday)
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 41st annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL17008TY. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. watermelonrun@gmail.com
  • Super Dad 5K. 8:00 AM ET. 110 North Lee Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31603. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • 3rd annual "Props to You, Dad!" Father's Day 5K. 6:30 PM CT. Props Brewery and Tap Room, 125 Lovejoy Road NW, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548. 2017 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com.
22 JUNE 2019 (Saturday)
29 JUNE 2019 (Saturday)
  • Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters' 7th annual Paul Hoover Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 8:45 AM ET one mile. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
4 JULY 2019 (Thursday)
  • 37th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL17036TY. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RegFox.com.
  • 11th annual Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Florida Track Club's 41st annual Melon Run Three Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Albert "Ray" Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. USATF certified three-mile course FL17088TY. 2018 event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • USA Flag21st annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Jay City Park, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, Florida 32565. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Matt Dobson, rmdobson@liberty.edu
  • 5th annual FCHS Spritzer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, Florida. 2015 story. 2019 event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Kati Hathcock, khathcock@franklin.k12.fl.us or 850‐653‐6474.
6 JULY 2019 (Saturday)
13 JULY 2019 (Saturday)
20 JULY 2019 (Saturday)
  • 10th annual Break Bread Bun Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta YMCA, 2424 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. First Presbyterian Church, fpcassistant@hotmail.com or 229-242-8376.
  • 3rd annual Charlie Strong 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Pearson Recreation Department, 193 Relihan Street, Pearson , Georgia 31642. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
27 JULY 2019 (Saturday)
  • Tallahassee's approximately annual 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1999 story. 1993 story. 1992 story. 1990 story. Event page on Facebook. The Devil, c/o Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
3 AUGUST 2019 (Saturday)
  • 22nd 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • 30th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • 31st annual Bushwacker 5K. 7:30 AM CT. Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Pensacola, Florida. USATF certified course FL10048EBM. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
10 AUGUST 2019 (Saturday)
  • 22nd annual Gulf Winds Track Club Mile at the Breakfast On The Track. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
17 AUGUST 2019 (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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 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. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
24 AUGUST 2019 (Saturday)
  • Cougar Cross-Country Challenge Community 5K. 7:15 AM ET community 5K / 8:00 AM ET high school girls' 5K / 8:40 AM ET high school boys' 5K / 9:15 AM ET middle school girls' 3K / 9:40 AM ET middle school boys' 3K / 10:10 AM elementary school one mile. Phipps Park (Gate B), 1775 Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Chris Sumner, lfcsumner3@aol.com
31 AUGUST 2019 (Saturday)
  • 3rd annual Big Bend Cross-Country Invitational Community 5K. 7:30 AM ET community 5K / 8:15 AM ET high school girls' 5K / 9:00 AM ET high school boys' 5K / 9:40 AM ET middle school girls' 3K / 10:00 AM ET middle school boys' 3K. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2017 story. Event web page.
2 SEPTEMBER 2019 (Monday)
    7 SEPTEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
      14 SEPTEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
      • 38th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL18025TY. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
      21 SEPTEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
      • Gulf Winds Track Club's 38th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL17042TY. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
      • 2nd annual Sprint On The Flint Triathlon (400m swim, 10 mi bicycle, 5 km run). 7:30 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin Park, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
      28 SEPTEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
      • Gulf Winds Track Club's 44th 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. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Doug Bell, Douglas.bell@bipc.com or 850-510-7146.
      • 2nd annual Run For Your Life 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Depot Park, 874 SE 4 Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601. Event page on Facebook.
      5 OCTOBER 2019 (Saturday)
        12 OCTOBER 2019 (Saturday)
          19 OCTOBER 2019 (Saturday)
          • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
          26 OCTOBER 2019 (Saturday)
          • 9th annual Trash Dash 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Carole Gentry gentryc@leoncountyfl.gov or Mary Jean Yon MaryJeanYon@comcast.net
          • Pumpkin40th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified half-marathon course GA18076WC. Event Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
          • 2nd annual Dothan Half Marathon and 5K. 7:00 AM CT half marathon / 7:15 AM CT 5K. Wiregrass Commons Mall, 2214 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Alabama 36301. 2018 story. Event website. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
          2 NOVEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
          3 NOVEMBER 2019 (Sunday)
          • Gulf Winds Track Club's 4th annual Rex Cleveland Road Mile. 4:30 PM ET. Myers Park, 616 Myers Park Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
          9 NOVEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
            11 NOVEMBER 2019 (Monday)
              16 NOVEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
              • 7th annual Barney's Run For Warriors Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:30 AM ET Marathon, Half Marathon / 9:00 AM ET 10K, 5K. 814 Radford Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31704. 2018 story. USATF-certified marathon course GA17036WC. USATF-certified half-marathon course GA17035WC. USATF-certified 10K course GA16049WC. USATF-certified 5K course GA16048WC. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
              • 4th annual Sangria Dash 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Island Grove Wine Company, 24703 SE 193rd Avenue, Hawthorne, Florida 32640. Event web page.
              23 NOVEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
                28 NOVEMBER 2019 (Thursday)
                • Gulf Winds Track Club's 44th 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. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF-certified course FL11001TY (15K). USATF-certified course FL11113EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL11112EBM (5K). Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
                • 6th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. Race web site. Online registration at active.com.
                • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course GA18010WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
                30 NOVEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
                • 19th annual Pilgrim Chase Trail Race 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
                • PigSwine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. USATF certifed 5K course GA18019WC. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer.
                7 DECEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
                • Gulf Winds Track Club's 44th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 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. 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
                • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Monroe Street at Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
                • 32nd annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:15 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Tift Park Community Market, 5th and Monroe, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA16073WC (10 km) and GA16046WC (5 km). Event web site. Event page on Facebook.
                14 DECEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
                21 DECEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
                • Gulf Wind Track Club's 9th annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 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
                • 7th annual Will Run For S'Mores 5K. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia 31707. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Wild Side Running, 229-395-5778.
                • 20th annual Egg Nog Jog 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Buffalo Wild Wings at Uptown Station, 99 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548. 2018 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
                28 DECEMBER 2019 (Saturday)
                • 21st annual Last Gasp 5K Trail Race. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
                • JTC Running's 43rd annual Last Gasp 5K Cross-Country Race. 2:00 PM ET. Jacksonville University. 2018 story. 2017 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer.
                1 JANUARY 2020 (Wednesday)
                • 5th annual Resolution Run 5K. 10:00 AM ET. Wild Side Running, 2341 Lake Park Drive, Albany, Georgia. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at WebScorer.com.
                • Florida Track Club's 5th annual Frank Shorter Road Mile. 12:00 Noon ET. H Spurgeon Cherry "Westside" Pool, 1001 NW 31st Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32605. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. USATF course certification map #FL17087TY. Event profile on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
                4 JANUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                • Gulf Winds Track Club's 7th annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
                • 14th annual Red Nose Half Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. 1200 Broadway, Columbus, Georgia 31901. 2019 story. 2018 story. USATF-certified half-marathon course GA16082WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Carolee Luther caroleeluther@gmail.com
                11 JANUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                • Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12001EBM. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
                • 24th Dr. James H. Crowdis 10K & 5K. 9:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church, 397 College Street, Blakely, Georgia. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified 10K course GA17002WC. USATF certified 5K course GA15001WC. Event web site. Online registration at RaceEntry.com. Tony Gilbert, tonygilbert@windstream.net or 229-723-5070.
                18 JANUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                25 JANUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                • Red Fox11th annual Trent Trot 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K, 5K. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF certified 10K course FL18057TY. USATF certified 5K course FL18056TY. Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. 2020 event page on Facebook.
                • 9th annual Valdosta BCM Run For Missions 4 Mile. 8:00 AM ET. Baptist Collegiate Ministries House, 1522 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified four-mile course #GA18031WC. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
                • 40th annual Matanzas 5000-Meter Road Race. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one-mile. Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange Street, Saint Augustine, Florida. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. USATF certified course #FL12049EBM. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook.
                1 FEBRUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                  2 FEBRUARY 2020 (Sunday)
                  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 46th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified marathon course FL17089TY. USATF certified half-marathon course FL17066TY. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. 2018 event page on Facebook. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
                  8 FEBRUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                  • Samoa27th 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. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Event page on Facebook. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
                  15 FEBRUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                  22 FEBRUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                  • Heart to Heart 5K. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Coffee Regional Medical Center, 1101 Ocilla Road, Douglas, Georgia 31533. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2019 course map. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com.
                  29 FEBRUARY 2020 (Saturday)
                  • 8th annual Strides For Scholars 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Nelson Building, 1311 Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. 2019 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
                  7 MARCH 2020 (Saturday)
                  14 MARCH 2020 (Saturday)
                  • 20th annual Azalea 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta State University Recreation Center, 1300 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia 31698. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2011 story.
                  • 10th annual Shamrock Jog and Jam 5K Night Race and one-mile fun run. 6:00 PM ET one mile / 6:30 PM ET 5K. Rylander Park, 110 North Hampton Street, Americus, Georgia. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event profile on Facebook. 2020 event page on Facebook. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com.
                  • 43rd annual Gate River Run 15K. 8:00 AM ET. EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Field Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Event web site. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2011 story. 2010 story.
                  • McGuire's 43rd annual St. Patrick's Day Prediction 5K. 9:00 AM CT. McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502. 2019 story. 2018 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14026EBM. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
                  21 MARCH 2020 (Saturday)
                    28 MARCH 2020 (Saturday)
                    • Gulf Winds Track Club's 45th annual Springtime 10K, 5K and one-mile kids' run. 7:45 AM ET one-mile / 8:00 AM ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 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. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. springtime10k@gmail.com.
                    4 APRIL 2020 (Saturday)
                      11 APRIL 2020 (Saturday)
                      • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 46th 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. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event profile on Facebook. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
                      • Worm Gruntin' 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Sopchoppy, Florida. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. active.com. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
                      • 3rd annual National Grits Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Lions Club, 100 Schoolhouse Street SE, Warwick, Georgia 31796. 2018 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. wmr1459@aol.com
                      18 APRIL 2020 (Saturday)
                        25 APRIL 2020 (Saturday)
                        • Rose43rd 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). 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. 2020 event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
                        • 5th annual Tate's Hell And Back 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Carrabelle Christian Center, 142 River Road, Carrabelle, Florida 32322. 2019 story. 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. BeLinda Wharton, bhwharton@gmail.com or 850-544-5410.
                        2 MAY 2020 (Saturday)
                        • 19th 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. 2019 story 2018 story. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
                        9 MAY 2020 (Saturday)
                          16 MAY 2020 (Saturday)
                          • Catfish8th 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. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. USATF certified course FL16045EBM (5K). Event web page. Event profile on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
                          23 MAY 2020 (Saturday)
                            30 MAY 2020 (Saturday)
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