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Running Journal

“We Run The South”

Including Multi-Sports Events, Ultra Running, and Racewalking August 2017

Racing South Edition



A R u n n e r ' s S u p p o r t Te a m G The Shark Run 4.5 mile adventure/4 mile G Peachtree 10K G Rhododendron 10K G RC Cola-Moon Pie 10 miler G Blue Ridge Freedom 10K/5K


Running Journal • August, 2017


Women’s Running

On the Cover: Group Picture: Winners of the Running Journal Grand Prix 39th season, L-R: Orinthal Striggles (Overall Male & Masters), Shawanna White (Overall Female), Jordan Eison (2nd Male Masters), Thomas Eison (Male Veterans). Single Photo: Betty Burrell, winner of Female Veterans for third straight year.

Race Calendar

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Features BRATS Running & Training Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Grandfather Mountain Marathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 39th Running Journal Grand Prix Finals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Columns Women’s Running, Carolyn Mather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Running Through the Bluegrass, Tracy Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 The Athlete’s Kitchen, Nancy Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Down the Road, Cedric Jaggers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Distance Memories, Scott Ludwig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 After the Run, Mary Marcia Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Running Psychology, Richard Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Inspired Daily, Rae Ann Darling Reed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Masters Running and Beyond, Lena Hollmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Learning from the Young Guns, Ryan Warrenburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Race Results

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40th Annual Running Journal Grand 45-49 Prix Schedule August 25 October 15 November 19 December 9 January 28 March 3 March 11 May 28

Midnight Flight 10K Hero Half Marathon Magic City Half Marathon Rocket City Marathon Winter Flight 8K Birmingham Wine 10K Germantown Half Marathon Cotton Row 10K

Anderson, SC Fayetteville, AR Birmingham, AL Huntsville, AL Salisbury, NC Birmingham, AL Germantown, TN Huntsville, AL

Grand Prix rules Grand Prix points will only be awarded to runners residing in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC, at the time of the competition. Double Grand Prix points will be awarded at the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL. In each half marathon, 25 bonus points will be awarded to each runner scoring in that race. Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female masters, grand masters, senior grandmasters, and veterans and the top three finishers in each age category at the end of the season. Points will be awarded in each race as follows: -- Top 20 males and females overall. -- Top 8 male and female masters (40-49), grand masters (50-59) senior grand masters (60-69), and veterans (70-over)

Grand Prix Scoring System Place Top 20 overall Top 8 scoring

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Grandmas Does It Better I returned from my annual trip to Duluth, MN, revived and as always blown away by the job that Grandmas Marathon does each and every year. With two new full time staff and a total full time staff of eight, they have, as usual, an immense amount of work to keep their two days of races at a top level, but they do it with love and with class. As I have reported many times before, nobody does it better than Grandmas. I have discovered that although all of the staff have their areas of responsibility, no one is above helping out another colleague. They are obviously all in the process together and I have never seen a more cohesive group of people. Minnesota nice truly exists and they enfolded me as one of them for the 18 days I was there. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to put on a stellar event and I am continually amazed at all that gets done in the two weeks before the race. No one gets any rest, but they produce an event that is definitely the best there is. The Expo starts on Thursday afternoon with all types of vendors promoting their wares. There is a wide variety and very few leave the Expo without some treasured purchases. The space is always packed. Friday brings the press conferences, the luncheon, and speakers. This year, hometown hero and Olympian, Kara Goucher, was a speaker in addition to long time favorite Dick Beardsley. The venue was packed and my job was to get Kara safely out of the arena in a most timely manner. Everyone wants a "piece" of Kara. The half marathon was her initial return to competition, since the Olympic marathon trials in February of 2016. She was very clear that she was not in record setting shape (she holds the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon course record of 1:09:45) but she wanted to return to racing where she felt safe and could run her own race. She said she would run between 1:10 and 1:20, and she split the difference, finishing 5th overall in 1:15:12. She was extremely pleased with her performance, considering she came into the race with no workouts under her belt. Cheers erupted all along the course for the hometown girl. Kara has a new attitude toward running and wants to have some fun now. Looking back, she says she finally realized that podium finishes in both New York and Boston, and a ninth place finish at the 2012 Olympic Marathon, and a world championship medal are pretty lofty accomplishments.

By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD.

As she prepares to turn master in a year, it is time to not only compete well but do different races that she can enjoy. She is finding fulfillment in a new way doing different things. Masters runner, Olympian Carrie Tollefson took the 5K title in the William A. Irvin 5K, while Dustin Franka of Portland, OR, took the tape for the men on a very warm and humid Friday evening. Saturday morning dawned in the upper 50's but the humidity remained. Two newcomers to the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon took the titles as Kenyan Evans Kirui celebrated with a time of 1:03:05, and Ethiopian Biruktayit Degefa broke the tape in 1:11:25, three minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. The performance of the day was Kevin Castille's masters win with a 5th place 1:03:58. At age 45 he was in the lead pack until the final mile. Grandmas Marathon starts 0minutes after the half and the conditions warmed up a bit as the clouds parted and the sun came out. Both wheelchair races were photo finishes as Amanda McGrory took her eighth Grandmas title in 1:40:22 and was also inducted into Grandmas Marathon Hall of Fame. Aaron Pike took his first title at Grandmas in 1:29:02. In the men's marathon, Kenyan Elisha Barno did what no man has ever done with an unprecedented three-peat, taking home his third victory in 2:12:06, while Los Angeles marathon winner Kenyan Helen Jepkurgat won in 2:32:09. But finishing a race is a victory for each participant and watching the joy and the trials as each finisher crosses the finish line is where Grandmas totally exceeds expectations. Every runner is a star and is treated as such. Truly this is not only a race for every runner but a world class race with small time charm. Having finished many Grandmas I know this is totally true.


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Running Journal • August, 2017


Running Through the Bluegrass A Runner's Best Friend, Running with My Dog

Vol. 33, No. 11 President/Publisher Bruce Morrison E-mail: Publisher Emeritus Julie Morrison, 1954-2002 Vice President/Advertising John Cash Editor and General Manager Mary Lou Day E-mail: Advertising Rep / Calendar Editor Shirley Woodward E-mail: Production Manager Rebecca Garay-León Circulation Manager E-mail: Administrative Assistant Becky Miller Contributing editors: Mary Marcia Brown, Nancy Clark, Rae Ann Darling Reed, JimDugger, Richard Ferguson, Lee Fidler, Bryan Graydon,Tracy Harris Green, Lena Hollmann, Scott Ludwig, Cedric Jaggers, Ellen Jaffe Jones, Ray Krolewicz, Carolyn Mather, Mary Margaret McEachern, Nicholas Norfolk, Pete Rea, Teri Saylor, Ryan Warrenburg. Correspondents: George Banker, Robert Carver, Sonja Friend-Uhl, Chuck George, Karen Gordon, Winston Howell, Jesse Lindsey, Diane Lyons, Rick Melanson, Jerry Schohl, Claude Sinclair, Leonard Vergunst, Jim Young, Jerry Yunker. Record keepers: Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee/Kentucky - Buck Jones, 2920 Eastern Shore Dr., Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763. Arkansas - Randy Taylor, 102 Weston Place, Little Rock, AR 72211. Georgia - Joyce Hodges-Hite, PO Box 717, Millen, GA 30442.Maryland - Tim O’Keefe, 7214 Limestone Lane, Middletown, MD 21769. North Carolina Neville Wood, 5309 Chamisal Pl., Raleigh, NC 27613. South Carolina - Bill Marable, 5 Windchime Ct., Simpsonville, SC 29681. Virginia - Robert Platt, 1300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Washington, DC - George Banker, 7507 Overlook Ct., Oxon Hill MD 20745. West Virginia - Carl Hatfield, 712 S. Chestnut St., Clarksburg, WV 26301. Chairman, Road Running Technical Council/USATF: Gene Newman, 920 N. Night Heron Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614. V.P./East, Road Running Technical Council/USATF: Paul Hronjak, 4413 Pinehurst Dr., Wilson, NC 27896. Regional course certifiers: John DeHaye, 824 Annalau Ave., Huntsville, AL 35802 (AL). Don Potter, 440 Lower Ridge Rd., Conway, AR 72032 (AR). Doug Loeffler, 1399 W. Royal Palm Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33486 (FL). Woody Cornwell, 1724 Brighton Way, Dalton, GA 30721 (GA). Matthew Studholme, 452 Brookhill Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210 (KY, MS, TN, WV). John Ferguson, 3026 Sesbania, Austin, TX 78748-1912 (LA). John Sissala, 120 Evans St., Rockville, MD 20850 (MD). Paul Hronjak, 4413 Pinehurst Drive, Wilson, NC 27896 (NC). Brian N. Smith, 1827 Falling Creek Circle, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464- 7415 (SC). Robert Thurston, 13 Kennedy St. NE, Washington, DC 20011 (VA, DC). RRCA Southern Region Director: Ron Macksoud, Montgomery, AL. Email: RRCA Eastern Region Director: Mark Grandonico, 62 Back Cove Est., Portland, ME 04101. E-mail: State RRCA reps: AL - Ron Macksoud. AR - David Meroney. DC - Paul Thompson. FL - Don Nelson (S. FL), Bryan Graydon (N. FL). GA - Mariska Van Rooden. KY - Donna England. LA - Betsy Boudreaux. MD - Dwight Mikulis. MS - Bryan Lagg. NC - Peter Asciutto. SC - Tim Arthurs, TN Sherilyn Johnson. VA - Goody Tyler. WV - Tom Kramer. Contact information for State RRCA reps can be found at Contents of Running Journal are copyright 2014 by Carolina Runner Inc. No part of this publication, including artwork and advertising, may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Exception: Non-profit running, bi/tri, walking club publications expressly granted reasonable usage of news and racing calendar information if credit is given to Running Journal. Running Journal (ISSN 0892-5038) is published monthly at a subscription rate of $19.95 yearly by Carolina Runner Inc., 200 South Main St., Greeneville,TN 37743. Second-class postage paid at Greeneville, TN. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Running Journal, P.O. Box 157, Greeneville,TN 37744.

I have a new running partner - she makes sure I get out of bed in the morning, reminds me to appreciate being in nature, and is happy to run as far as I want to. Morgan is younger than me, but she's great company. Morgan is also our dog. We adopted her from a rescue agency at the end of May - an Australian Shepherd somewhere between 12 years old. We don't know her history; the rescue agency received her from a county shelter that picked her up as a stray. But we knew we wanted a dog that would run with me, and we found the perfect fit with Morgan. Since we've had her, I've done research and talked to two veterinarians about getting her started running. This won't surprise any other dog owners out there, but dogs are a lot like people. Some are good runners, some aren't. While there are some breed characteristics that influence running ability, a lot of it depends on the individual dog. I have one friend who runs with her Standard Poodles and another who runs with her Yorkie ... and I mean pretty serious running on both counts. But, dogs with short legs may struggle with quicker paces, and larger dogs may have issues with hip dysplasia. Flat-faced dogs like bulldogs and pugs have narrower nostrils and partially-obstructed airways, which is not really helpful for running. Of course, the age of your dog is a factor. Senior dogs may have joint issues or other health concerns. And you don't want to start running with a puppy too young - their bones aren't fully formed until 18-24 months, so running's high impact can lead to injury. And - just like people - you can't expect your pooch to hop off the couch and run 5

By Tracy Green

miles. With Morgan, I got the okay from our vet to start adding more exercise to her routine. We went for walks of 2-3 miles, and we started adding running just like a Couch-to5k training plan would. We did 30 seconds of running, 1 minute of walking for 10 minutes. Then we went to 1 minute / 90 seconds, etc. After a few weeks, we ran a couple of 400m segments with 2 minute breaks. Then we went to half-miles. Now, she's running about 1.5 miles but by the time this article is published, it'll likely be more. (I can admit, I'd like to find her a 5k in the fall!) The key here is to train your dog to run just like a person would. Give them time to adapt, and don't forget a warm-up. We usually go for a 10-15 minute walk, which gives Morgan time for a potty break and helps both of us get ready. Honestly, this is probably as beneficial for me as for her, because before I'd roll out of bed and be running 10 minutes later. Keep in mind how the weather will affect your pet - especially during these hot and humid months. Take your dog for a run in the morning, or after sunset. If you can't hold your hand or bare foot on the pavement for 10 seconds, it's too hot. Make sure your dog has access to water. When winter rolls

around, be cautious of ice as well as road treated with salt. Give your pup's paws a checkup and make sure they aren't cracked, peeling, or otherwise damaged. Products like Musher's Secret and Bag Balm can soothe and protect. Watch your dog's body language for signs he needs to slow down or stop. Excessive panting, difficulty breathing, and a bluetinged tongue are obvious clues. If you dog starts to lag behind, tries to stop and lay down in the shade, or is seeking water, those are also cues to take a break. If you can run off-road, the softer surfaces are good for both you and your dog. In some places, you might be able to let your dog offleash. If you have access to a large yard or dog park, that may give you the opportunity to practice commands off-leash before trying it on the trail. Being able to control your dog is also important, especially if you want to keep your arm in its socket. Teaching your dog to heel, “leave it,” sit, and stay are extra handy when running. I'm also teaching Morgan to stop and sit at road crossings, as well as to “turn” right or left. We're also working on “time to run” and “time to walk” so she knows what's coming. (Sometimes “time to run” is mostly a cue for me!) I purchased a waist leash from the beginning - I actually got the idea about a year ago from Neely Spence Gracey, who was photographed with her Visla, Strider, using a waist leash. This allows me to be handsfree while running - genius! Our leash is by Kong, but a number of similar products exist. Look for one with a padded, adjustable waistband; a bungee middle that will allow you some slack; a short-leash handle for traffic or other tight situations; and not more than a 4-foot length. This makes running easier for you, and also the people around you who would prefer to not play Skip-It with your retractable leash and your dog that's 10 feet away on the other side of the path. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before starting to run with your dog. If you're looking to add a fur-friend to your family, you can also talk to the rescue agency, breeder, or current owner about the topic. If you have any tips on running with your dog, or want to share your own dog running story with me, I'd love to hear them! Tracy Green is a runner and writer living in Louisville, KY, where she lives with her husband, Chris. She is a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete and certified Pilates instructor. Find her at @TGRunFit on Twitter and Instagram,, or Her dog, Morgan has Instagram: ssie/


Running Journal • August, 2017

The Athlete’s Kitchen


Bread for Runners: Good, Bad-or Yummy? Don’t let Many runners are staying away from bread these days: It’s a waste of calories. … It’s fattening. … It’s inflammatory. These active people often struggle with denying themselves of this pleasurable food: I tell the waiter to remove the breadbasket so I don’t devour the whole thing. … No more sandwiches for me; I eat just salads. … On Sundays I cheat and eat a bagel! … Perhaps you are feeling confused about the role of bread in your sports diet? After all, eating (white) bread these days is commonly viewed as nutritionally incorrect. Here are some facts to resolve some of the bread confusion. Myth: Bread is fattening. Any food can be fattening when eaten in excess. You “get fat” when you repeatedly overeat total calories for the day. The calories can be from avocado, yogurt, grilled chicken, potato chips, Oreos, M&Ms—or bread (white, whole wheat, sour dough, or multi-grain). The myth that bread is fattening; carbs are fattening is just that, a myth. You have my permission to enjoy bagels, sandwiches, and garlic bread alongside pasta for dinner. As long as the portions fit within your calorie budget for the day, you will not gain undesired weight by eating bread. “But when I eat pasta and bread for dinner, I always gain 2 or 3 pounds by the next morning” whined a weight-conscious runner. She didn’t realize when runners load-up on carbohydrates, they store in their muscles about three ounces of water with each one ounce of carb (glycogen). The scale does go up due to water-weight—and performance also goes up! You will have a far better run after a pasta/bread meal than, let’s say, a no-carb chicken Caesar salad. Now, if you eat too much bread—such as the whole breadbasket within a few minutes of settling into a restaurant, you can indeed consume excess calories. The problem is not with the bread, but with your relationship with bread. If you feel as though you have no control over, let’s say, the warm, crusty rolls in front of you and you quickly devour them, you may believe that bread is “addicting.” Next time, you might wonder if you should ban the waiter from even bringing the crusty rolls to your table—but that would be a shortsighted solution. The smarter solution is to eat bread daily. Obviously, you really like bread; that’s why you want to eat all of it. Depriving yourself of this little pleasure leads to “last chance eating.” You know, “This is my last chance to eat bread so I’d better eat it all.” You’d be better off taking the power away from bread by eating it more often. Myth: White bread is a bad food, a nutritional zero. In general, the less processed a food is, the more nutrients it has. Hence, whole wheat breads (and pasta) are preferable to the refined versions. But white bread is not poison nor a nutritional zero. Before you cast stones at white bread, you need to look at the whole day’s diet: Is it balanced or unbalanced? Today’s Dietary Guidelines suggest half of your grain-foods should be whole grains; the other half can be refined, enriched grains (bread, rice, pasta, etc.). While some nutrients (fiber, magnesium and zinc) get lost in the milling of whole wheat into white flour, other nutrients have been added back. Since 1941, white flour has been enriched with thiamin, riboflavin, iron, and niacin in amounts equal to whole-wheat flour. Your job is to eat a variety of foods (vegetables, fruits, nuts yogurt) so you consume nutrients that might have been processed out of the whole wheat. No grain—not whole wheat nor quinoa—is a powerhouse food. When you enjoy bread (or wrap) with hummus, turkey, cheese, lettuce and tomato, you’ll get more nutrients from the

nutrition be your By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D.

filling than from the bread, regardless if it is whole wheat or white. Bread is better known for fueling the muscles, than for being a source of nutrients. If your diet is 85-90% nutrientdense you won’t be risking your health by selecting white bread or wrap. In general, no breads or grain-foods are as nutrient-rich as green leafy vegetables, berries, lean meats, or dairy foods. Enjoy grains for their carbohydrates that help fuel muscles. The carbohydrate (starch) in bread ends up as muscle glycogen (fuel) or blood glucose (brain food). Yes, you can also fuel your body with a lunchtime salad, but you will have to eat a mighty big salad to get enough carbs. If you are on a food budget or don’t have time to munch through a pile of veggies, you could far more easily fuel yourself with a sandwich made with whole wheat bread, peanut butter & banana. If you exercise for about one hour a day at moderate intensity and want to fuel your muscles adequately, you should target about 2.25 g carb/lb. body weight. For a runner who weighs 150 pounds, this comes to ~340 g carb a day. By dividing that into three meals (with 100 g carb/meal) + 1 snack (with 40 g Carb) you can see that a PB & J sandwich (70 g carb) easily beats a salad with chickpeas (25 g carb)! Myth: Wheat is inflammatory. If you are among the 1% of Americans who have celiac disease, or the 6% who have gluten sensitivities, you should stay away from bread and other forms of wheat. But for most of us, bread can be a positive part of a sports diet, not a trigger for inflammation. A crossover study with athletes who ate a glutenfilled or gluten-free diet showed no increase in markers of inflammation when the athletes consumed wheat. (Lis, Med Sci Sports Exer 2015) Myth: White bread, like sugar, spikes blood glucose. Surprising, the average blood glucose response to commercial white bread vs. artisan whole-wheat sourdough bread is similar. In fact, half the subjects had a higher rise in blood glucose with whole-wheat bread. (Korem, Cell Metab 2017). The bottom line White bread can be included an overall balanced sports diet. While minimally processed foods are always better than highly processed foods, you want to look at the whole diet and not vilify a slice of white bread. Just balance it with whole grains at the other meals—and enjoy it, guilt-free.. Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD has a private practice in the Boston-area (Newton; 617-795-1875), where she counsels both fitness exercisers and competitive athletes, teaching them how to eat to win. Her popular Sports Nutrition Guidebook, and food guides for marathoners, cyclists and soccer are available at For workshops, see

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Running Journal • August, 2017


Down the Road South Carolina's Largest Marathons and Half Marathons in 2016 Since Running USA puts out a report on all the marathons in the USA, it seems only fitting to put out a report for each state. You can find their report on their website Since I keep By up with the state where I live, here it is for Cedric Jaggers South Carolina. In 2016 there were 9 Marathons in SC. Six of them had fewer finishers than they had the previous year. Similar to the nationwide trend of fewer runners in races. Unfortunately 3 of them were not probably short of the advertised race disUSATF certified, meaning they were tance. Listed by size, here’s the list: 5/1/16      certified #SC14030DW Winners: 1:45:39 Kevin Nesmith 1:33:31 Tana Gurule Finishers: 1,935 (), Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and 3/5/16 ! "" #    $%certified #SC16021DW Winners: 2:39:52 Bradley Reach 3:02:59 Lauren Liuzzo Finishers: 1,424 (&), Internet Results: MBMarathon.Com 12/10/16 &'( ) 

   (*+certified #SC16048DW Winners: 2:40:14 Jason Altman 2:56:10 Lindsay Willard Finishers: 1,028 (), Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and 1/16/16 $#  "    #+certified #SC14003DW Winners: 2:27:15 Anders Fransson 2:52:28 Ashley Casavant Finishers: 961 (,-.),Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results & & 10/29/16  /0#      12*uncertified course used Winners: 2:34:14 Daniel Moss 3:08:46 Kristy Arledge Finishers: 262 ( ), Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and 3/5/16 3 # 3    #,45*certified #SC13103DW Winners: 2:55:49 Anton Bodourov 3:15:18 Cruz Figueroa Finishers: 185 ( 6&), Internet Results: StrictlyRunning.Com and CarolinaRunner.Com 2/13/16 &   " 

    * certified #SC15008DW Winners: 2:55:48 Bryan Kelpe 3:05:46 Christine Rockey Finishers: 156 (6), Internet Results: BearfootSport.Com and Running.Net/content/results and 4/23/16 $(1 3    #2uncertified Winners: 3:13:44 Todd Reynolds 3:37:36 Rebecca Murdock Finishers: 49 ( ) Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and .77 $     2++uncertified Winners: 3:22:36 Dan Waldschmidt 4:08:12 Kelsey Puckett Finishers: 29 (,- 6),Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and,—awards-2016.html How about the Half Marathon? Since Running USA listed the largest 15 marathons in their report, I thought I’d do the same for South Carolina, especially since no South Carolina Half Marathons made their list. There were 37 Halfs in SC during 2016. Five of them also made the largest races in SC list. The smallest Half Marathon, held for the first time, had only 6 finishers. Only 12 of the Half Marathons had more finishers than the previous year, though a few were first time or returning races which had not been held the previous year. So here are your top 15 (note all of them used USATF certified courses): 12/10/16 &( ) 

    (*+certified #SC16049DW Winners: 1:11:19 Chris Bailey 1:19:29 Paula Pridgen Finishers: 2,851 (,- 6') Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and

1/16/16 $#  "     #+certified #SC13002DW Winners: 1:07:40 Ryan Kienzle 1:24:33 Chelsea Ley Finishers: 2,682 (,-'8), Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results & & 3/5/16 &! "" #      &% certified #SC16022DW Winners: 1:11:07 Mike Mitchell 1:19:56 Erin Dillon Finishers: 2,484 (& &), Internet Results: MBMarathon.Com 5/1/16      (certified #SC14029DW Winners: 22:34 Kevin Miller 20:30 Maggie Whitson Finishers: 2,101 (,-&6.). Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and 10/23/16 ! "" #   9:;certified #SC16022DW Winners: 1:07:30 Brett Morley 1:21:13 Erin Miller Finishers: 1,977 (.), Internet Results: 2/27/16 1     12*certified #SC12021DW Winners: 1:07:52 Brett Morley 1:17:39 Victoria Hammersmith Finishers: 1,133 (,- ..), Internet Results: and Running.Net/content/results 2/13/16 .   "      * certified #SC15009DW Winners: 1:12:58 David Adams 1:25:08 Olivia Paxton Finishers: 569 (,-'.), Internet Results: BearfootSports.Com and Running.Net/content/results and 4/9/16 / "    #,45*certified #SC10027BS Winners: 1:21:16 Carson Blackwelder 1:23:12 Mary Tramazzo Finishers: 505 ('8), Internet Results: 10/29/16  #" &%     #+certified #SC15056DW Winners: 1:21:28 Matt Jordan 1:30:37 Kornelia Kostka Finishers: 465 (,-.'), Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and 11/12/16 & "013      <*=certified SC16006KWL Winners: 1:15:35 Eric Ashton 1:21:23 Shawanna White Finishers: 462 (), Internet Results>Running.Net/content/results and StrictlyRunning.Com 3/5/16 83 # 3     #,45*certified #SC13104DW Winners: 1:13:23 Kenny Rayner 1:34:26 Caroline Day Finishers: 421 ( .), Internet Results: and CarolinaRunner.Com 5/14/16 61" #3/    #,45*certified #SC16034DW Winners: 1:07:27 Nicolas Kurgat 1:16:37 Zipporah Chebet Finishers: 390 (not held last year), Internet Results: StrictlyRunning.Com and Running.Net/content/results 3/6/16 ./ " 3     ,::certified #SC15012DW Winners: 1:12:07 David Adams 1:25:42 Meghan Fillnow Finishers: 320 (  ),Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and 11/12/16 & 3"

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! /(    #,45*certified #SC14050DW Winners: 1:26:38 Daniel Hayes 1:32:03 Holly Smith Finishers: 311,Internet Results: Running.Net/content/results and StrictlyRunning.Com Cedric Jaggers was elected to the South Carolina Road Runners Hall of Fame in 1992. He is the author of Charlestonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cooper River Bridge Run. He lives and runs in Rock Hill, SC. He may be reached via e-mail at


Running Journal • August, 2017

Distance Memories


The Fox 5 Interview Was Great, but Am I Over the Hill?

The magic of making this happen is certainly supported by generous sponsors and the communities along the way and the city of Duluth. Furthermore over 6000 volunteers donate countless hours to make the magic happen. There are no volunteers like the ones in Duluth. The marathon is their heart and they love being apart of, it either running or working, or both! They encourage each and every runner and try to get them to that finish in Canal Park. I t does not end with the finish line as the Big Top tent right past the finish line has live entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights with great bands and lots of celebrants. There is no better cure for sore legs than dancing and partying after the big race. The next day the staff is back at work dealing with lost items, wrong size tee shirts, lost medals and various situations that could fill a book. It is incredible how cheerful and helpful everyone is after two plus weeks of very little sleep and tons of work. I want to thank everyone associated with Grandmas Marathon, especially the staff who have been there for me over the years but most especially for me since Steve died. They have always been our second family but now they are even more family to me. Thanks to Executive director Shane Bauer and his board for providing the leadership which has led to such a stellar organization. I cannot ever begin to express my love and appreciation for everyone. On a final note, for those of you who have always wanted to do the Garry Bjourklund Half Marathon but never got in with the lottery, registration opens on Oct. 1, 2017 at 5pm CDT on a first come, first serve basis. So if this has been a dream race destination, get online on 10/1. Next years race is on June 16, 2018. If you want to experience the best race weekend ever, then put the date on your calendar. Nobody does it better. And no runner should ever miss the Grandmas Marathon experience.

About a week before this year's Peachtree Road Race Justin, a sports reporter for the local affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company sent me this: “Hope you're doing well! I'm with FOX 5 Sports -- we're looking at some Peachtree Road Race preview stories, and I had a friend tell me about the Streak Runners Association. Are you still involved in that, and are you running in the Peachtree this year? If so, maybe could be an interesting Peachtree preview story, come out and talk to you sometime this week if you have time.” Never one to turn down the opportunity to promote the sport of running, I accepted the offer. The very next day Justin showed up at my office - video camera and tripod in hand - and interviewed me for the better part of an hour. Justin discovered I ran my first Peachtree in 1979 (making this year my 39th), I've run every day since November of 1978 ('when Jimmy Carter was President,' as was reported later) and asked me how I run when I have a sprained ankle: 'I don't get sprained ankles,' I replied. I like to think of it as my one superpower. Justin thanked me for my time and said a film crew would be in touch to get video of me running to accompany his story. That afternoon Chip from the Fox sports department asked when I ran. I told him 3:30 every day during the week, as in 3:30 in the morning. Chip said he'd see what he could do to line up a crew. I offered to run after work if that would help, because I know if you're not used to waking up before the roosters it's not the best way to start the day. We ultimately agreed on the next day around 5 P.M. at my home. The next afternoon Blaine and Miles were in my driveway when I got home with enough equipment to film a major motion picture. The three of us talked for a while and Blaine asked me how the Peachtree Road Race has changed since 1979. I mentioned back then I parked 100 yards from the starting line, and now I park at the finish line and run six miles to the starting line because it's impossible to park anywhere near the start. I added that for a 10-year stretch I ran competitively for the Atlanta Track Club Masters team and was 'running shoulder-to-shoulder with the Kenyans.' I paused before adding 'during warm-ups,' believing my incredible wit was going to land me a gig hosting a variety show on Fox (not yet). Blaine asked me to change into my running clothes and soon we were at the bot-

By Scott Ludwig

tom of my driveway, at which point he asked me to run to the top of the hill, 1/10th of a mile that I ordinarily walk to loosen up before heading out for my run simply because it is straight uphill. I (oomph) ran to the top and rounded the corner out of the view of the camera because there was no way I was going to risk being caught on film walking for a story about my running. I jogged back to the bottom only for Blaine to ask me to 'do it again, but run on the other side of the street this time.' I honored his request, making sure to round the corner once again. I jogged back to the bottom and found out he wanted more footage of me running on the country roads of Senoia, where I put in another couple of miles for good measure. It was all I could do to not let him know he was wearing me out. Quickly. I have to be honest and admit that running twice a day - something I did regularly as recent as 15 years ago - ain't as easy as it used to be. Imagine, if you will, running with a slight dose of rigor mortis coursing through your body. That's what my second run of the day feels like these days. At that time of the day I am the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz; I only hoped it wouldn't be noticeable on film. The next night the local Fox affiliate aired my story. The old adage is everyone has 15 seconds of fame; somehow I was blessed with 10 times that. The feature turned out as good as I could have hoped for and some how, some way the running gods made sure I didn't look like the Tin Man. I noticed that footage of me running up the incline-from-hell was used at the very end of the story. If they only knew how exhausting it was running up and over the hill not once but twice had been, the producer may have put a different spin on my story: Both literally and figuratively, I knew I was over the hill. Outtakes: I mentioned earlier several hours of video were taken for the production of my twoand-a-half minute story. Here's what was left on the cutting room floor; the things


you didn't see on television: • A photo of my grandson Krischan running his first-ever race; a one-mile run in Griffin, Georgia. I explained how I posted on Facebook just as the race was about to start that I was 'at Griffin-Spalding County Hospital with Krischan,' never thinking for one moment that my family and friends wouldn't realize we were at a race. That is, until the race was over and I saw the comments they had posted, such as 'OMG I hope he's OK!!!' • My comment while my five or six Peachtree Road Race T-shirts were shown that 'I've never worn a Peachtree T-shirt in my life.' Truth be known I thought the only one I kept was from my first Peachtree in 1979; I honestly thought I had given all the others away. • While we were running on Eastside School Road several cars passed us by; not one slowed down to see if it might be a crew filming a scene from The Walking Dead, the hit television show based in my hometown since such sights are now pretty common around town. Had the videographers been fans of the show (they both said they'd never seen it-what are the odds?) I would have explained that we were filming on the very road that Daryl led the zombies away from Alexandria on his motorcycle in Season Six. • A photo of my seven books about running, all meticulously lined up in chronological order. I figured two or three seconds on television for an audience of several million people would put me on the Best Seller List pronto. Sadly, I may never know. But feel free to check me out on Amazon. Just maybe the next time you see me on television will be to collect my Pulitzer Prize. Scott Ludwig is the founder of Darkside Running Club (.com). He lives in the Atlanta area and is the author of 11 books – 7 about running – and is working on others. Scott’s book “Running to Extremes: The Legendary Athletes of Ultra Running” is now available. It features stories on Ray Zahab, Dean Karnazes, Larry Macon, Mark Covert, Ed Ettinghausen, Mike Morton, Tim Twietmeyer, Ann Trason and seven other amazing athletes of long distance running. You can find it on Amazon and most major booksellers. The book is inspired by and dedicated to the enduring memory and legacy of Ted Corbitt. Scott can be reached at He also has a blog at where his books are available – or at any major online bookstore.

Carolyn Mather,R.N.,PhD. lives and runs in north Georgia and is a member of the Atlanta Track Club Elite. She can be reached at

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After the Run Amazing Wife, Helpful Husband, 100-Mile Success For several years, 46-year old, Christina (Chris) Ballesteros of Orlando, Florida, was proving to do well with the 50-mile ultra distance. The running coach, who is a group leader of the Marathonfest program, had run the 12-hour TICK TOCK ULTRA, the Azalea 24-hour, and the 46-mile Pinellas Trail Challenge. In 2015, Ballesteros decided that a 100mile ultra marathon finish would be part of her running journey. When she heard about the inaugural Lighthouse 100 in Northern Michigan, she knew it would be the one. While she had not imagined that her name would appear on a 100-mile race roster for at least five more years, seeing a 100-mile distance that was a road race in weather conditions cooler than those in Florida, certainly appealed to Ballesteros. “My husband had crewed me at Pinellas Trail and I really wanted him to be able to crew me for my first 100,” she shared. Chris's husband, Steve, quickly agreed to the crewing opportunity, even though that meant that he would be driving for an expected 27 hours - his wife's hopeful finishing time. Steve devoted quite a bit of time to studying the race website, reading the rules, and learning the course. “My husband was probably as excited about this race as I was,” Ballesteros said. A few weeks before the race, Steve told his wife that he wanted to surprise her with custom shirts. While Chris was imagining neon yellow shirts that simply read, “Team Chris” on the back, Steve ultimately chose hot pink shirts with his shirt boldly reading, “My Wife is Amazing” on the front. As everyone gathered by the starting line on race morning, runners and crew could be heard complimenting Steve on his shirt. Even better, Chris could easily see him waiting for her along the course as she approached during the miles. She looked forward to seeing his supportive face every single time. For the first 40 miles, Steve parked along the road about every mile, anxiously waiting with his car trunk open to offer his wife whatever she wanted or needed. They had packed an array of snacks including: Slim Jims, Nutella Uncrustables, Pringles, dried banana slices, pretzel M&M's, and Honey Stinger Waffles. They also had water, Gatorade, orange juice, coke, Bolthouse Farms Mocha Cappucino's, and Kelloggs protein drinks. Despite the prepared assortment of calories, Ballesteros actually ate very little. “This was one of the biggest take-aways from my race. I don't need much solid

By Mary Marcia Brown

food. The only thing I did want but did not have was fruit. It was listed as an item that would be at the aid stations. However, after mile 30 the fruit was warm and sometimes crunchy so it never hit the spot,” she said. A few sips of cold beer did hit the spot for her, shortly after mile 60 when she asked her husband to make a pit stop. “He happily picked up a 6 pack and of course offered some to every runner that passed by. Quite a few drank some and one runner drank an entire bottle,” Chris said. As the temperatures began to rise, from the expected 70s to the low 90s, Steve began to stop every half mile, and Chris began to pass many local runners who were not accustomed to running in that type of unseasonal heat. In addition to crewing and helping his wife, Steve sup-

Chris and Steve Ballesteros at the Lighthouse 100 in June.

ported several other runners who were struggling with the heated and hilly miles. Though other crews did not necessarily extend the same courtesy to Chris, she forged ahead, through strong winds, along rocky road shoulders, beside fast-moving cars, and in the darkness of the evening hours. “I was so afraid of being alone at night. Not for my safety. I was afraid of missing a turn and going the wrong way,” Chris shared, saying that she always felt a sense of relief each time she saw her husband's car. After 88 miles, Chris was walking and her husband decided to support her further by parking a half mile ahead of his wife and then walking back to meet her. They would then walk back to his car together. They continued this cycle for the next 8 miles. For the final 4 miles, they repeated the pattern but in quarter mile increments. “Instead of me thinking about the finish in mile increments I just thought about making it to his car. The next thing I knew he said he was parked just outside of the Lighthouse Park,” Chris remembered. The longest run for Chris prior to the Lighthouse 100, was 94 miles. She had put in countless training miles, two weekly workouts at the gym, and lost eight

pounds. For Chris, the disciplined training leading to the 100-mile event was much more challenging that the 100-mile race itself. “I had a "100 Mile" magnet in my car as a reminder of my goal. Many times I wanted to skip a lonely weekday run under the hot sun but my magnet reminded me of my goal,” Chris said - and her training helped her realize it. She and Steve were walking together as they approached Lighthouse Park. “We made the final turn into the park and there it was. THE FINISH!! I started to cry. Not because I ran 100 miles but because the finish was much closer than I had imagined. No lie! I turned to my husband and said "let's hold hands." After all, we did this TOGETHER. We were a TEAM. So we crossed holding hands,” Chris said, expounding by saying that Steve has always been her biggest fan, her support, and her loudest cheerleader. Chris had entered the 100-miler with a 27-hour goal. Her official finishing time was 24:49. She was 15th out of 48 finishers and 7th female. After the run, Chris said that she could not have been successful at the Lighthouse 100 without her husband. Several of her fellow runners attributed much of their success to Steve's support as well. “I was surprised at how many people approached the assistant race director and asked him to thank my husband for all of his help. Many of them said that he saved their races,” Chris said. Hopefully, Chris's husband is prepared to carry on the helpful race day tradition because Chris has more running goals in near sight. She has the 46-mile Pinellas Trail Challenge where her primary goal is to successfully survive the miles in the heat. She has the 12-hour TICK TOCK ULTRA where she wants to hold onto her current title of Female Masters Champion, and she hopes to revisit her 100-mile achievement at the Azalea 24. For now however, Chris is content basking in her current 100-mile success. - the Lighthouse 100. “I was very proud of myself and my awesome husband who made it all possible.” Mary Marcia is a runner, fitness professional, and Race Director of the TICK TOCK ULTRA MARATHON & TEAM RELAY in Lakeland, Florida. Reach her at or by visiting


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Running Psychology Having a Support Network It is often said that running is an individual sport, and to a great extent running is a very personal and individual sport. However, even though an individual trains and races, there are usually many others behind the scenes that lend a helping hand. Without others to help support, running performance would certainly be compromised and even enjoyment of the sport of running would be compromised as well. As an old African proverb says, "to go fast, go alone; to go far, go together." Yes, it's true, even though running is individual, there is really a team behind the individual. Support can come in many different forms. Maybe the the most important is emotional support. All runners need people in their lives that stand behind them emotionally in both good and challenging times. Running is a demanding activity, from both a physical and mental perspective. Sometimes the demands can seem overwhelming. Running places physical stress on the body. No question, running can make you tired, especially if you're running a lot of miles. Trying to fit in training, work, family etc. can leave you feeling worn out, both physically and mentally. During times

By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D.

of high fatigue, having someone to encourage you and even help out with a few chores can mean everything. It might be a significant other, friend or even training partner, but a few words of encouragement can mean the world when you're stressed from the demands of life. Of course, running has its ups and downs. There are times of joy and exhilaration, but there are also times of disappointment and frustration. When things are going good with running, like having new personal bests, age group wins or personal goals being met, there is nothing like being able to share these moments with those who sup-

port you through thick and thin. A big part of the the fun of reaching a running goal is to be able to share the experience with others. Those close to you, whether friends, family or other runners, can share in your joy and celebration of a good performance. With the ups of running there will also be some downs. Inevitably there will be a bad race, low periods of motivation and dreaded injuries. During these low periods a strong support network is invaluable. Even if it's just someone to talk to about your your frustration or disappointment, those close to you can help lift your spirits, get you motivated again and even add some humor about your situation. Things are easy when running is going well, but when it isn't, you need others in your corner to help you see things rationally, lift you up and get you back on track to feeling the joy you once did in your running. Not just family, friends and other runners form a running support network. Coaches, Athletic Trainers, Therapists, Nutritionists and even Sport Psychologists are a big part of any running support network. Some runners have a regular coach to help them plan their training, while others may have informal "advisors" that serve the same purpose. It doesn't matter if you have a coach or just an advisor, both can help you plan out a physiologically sound training program and also be a very objective source of knowledge and experience in your training. A coach can also be a good listener in those times of challenge. Medically related professionals can also be a big part of a running support network.

Athletic Trainers can help you prevent and treat some running injuries. Their preventative exercise programs can identify weaknesses and help you strengthen weak movement patterns or joints. In the unfortunate event an injury does occur, Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists can help you rehabilitate the injury and get back to running sooner than trying to do guess work rehabilitation yourself. Even a regular massage by a professional can help you recover faster and feel better. All runners need energy to train and race, so understanding nutrition is a must for running health and performance. If you have concerns about your diet or are simply looking to eat healthier, consult with a nutritionist. Be sure to look for a nutritionist that is a Registered Dietician. There is so much false nutritional information and claims floating around that you have to be very careful about your source of nutrition knowledge. Be careful about things on the Internet and in popular magazines. Many nutritional claims are simply false and have no scientific evidence behind them. Nancy Clark and her article each month in Running Journal is a great source of reputable nutrition information. A Sport Psychologist can also be a valuable member of your support team. If you're having difficulty with anxiety, negative thinking or even sleeping, a Sport Psychologist came help you identify the source of your concerns and even offer sug-


Will you run for your hero? Join us October 15, 2017, to honor firefighters, law enforcement officers, and first responders. This scenic point-to-point race weaves along the paved Razorback Regional Greenway ending in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas with a finish line festival and beer garden. All proceeds go to local nonprofits. Register now:

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Inspired Daily

how difficult it is to compete with the excessive number of races every weekend. It is pretty crazy how saturated our market is with a race within an hour's drive every single weekend day. All these races are pulling from the same group of runners, which results in fewer participants at each event and less competitive draw, not to mention the very cool race fields. We all see it every time we go to a shirt designs, post-race catering, and DJ race. I see it at our Labor Day race too playing entertaining music and the always popular trivia. As a race director myself, I understand CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Enjoying the Picnic Island Adventure Run What if I don't like it? What if I can't do the obstacles? What if I get hurt? These were questions that raced through my mind before the May 30, 2008 Picnic Island Adventure Run in Tampa, Florida. Prior to this, I had only run road races, cross country races, and track races. Adventure races were never on my radar and certainly were not that popular back then. I am so glad that I ventured outside my safe racing zone and tried something new. I have written about these races. I keep coming back to these races and to writing about them because they are so special. Unlike any of those popular obstacle races where the dangerous, often gross, obstacles are created for participants, Picnic Island features all naturally occurring obstacles. The course is literally unique each time you race based on weather conditions, beach erosion, high or low tide, and whether it has recently rained. Anything you run over, crawl through, jump over, run over, wade through, or run up and down is all natural terrain at the park. Jim

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

Hartnett is the genius race director who skillfully pieces together the random beach, hills, grass, mangroves, mud, and water to create the masterpiece that is the Picnic Island Adventure Run. Over the years these races have swelled to 500+ participants, which created some challenging conditions when racing down a narrow stretch of beach or through single track “trails” through the mangroves. The fun, competitiveness, and uniqueness are what drew people to this event. Recently, participation numbers have decreased significantly. I honestly cannot understand why. The race itself is such a


My first Picnic Island (with Lauren). L to R: Jessica Pate, Rae Ann Darling Reed, Diana Nelson, Lauren Wickman

13.1 miles – Coastal 5K – Doggie Dash




Running Journal • August, 2017

Masters Running and Beyond Taking Your Run on the Road As I write this I have recently returned from a trip to Sweden. Not only did I get a chance to visit friends and family and to run in different surroundings during my visit, but weatherwise it was also a major awakening. I had almost forgotten what it was like to run in 50 degree temperature and high wind! I have gotten used to running in Florida weather, where I rarely need a long sleeved shirt, and I always carry a water belt. Not every day was cool and windy though. A few times it was perfect running weather, with 60 degrees, sunshine and low wind. And regardless of the weather, I found it very refreshing to run in new surroundings, or in places where I hadn’t run in a long time. I usually look forward to running while I’m traveling, for these reasons. But it may not always be easy to run while on the road. It all depends on where your travels take you, and what the schedule and weather are like at your destination. If you travel to a race you are all set of course. And if you have ever attended one of our RRCA Conventions, you know there will be the opportunity to run in the early morning hours with a bunch of fellow runners, sometimes in the hundreds. But if your trip is not running related in itself, it may require some creativity and juggling of your schedule to get a run in. I have been on both business trips and vacations where I had to go out at the crack of dawn if I wanted to run, which often prompted me to find out whether it was safe to go out at all. Sometimes I opted for the gym or the treadmill instead. And on more than one occasion over the years, I was nursing injuries that forced me to find a pool or exercise bike for my workouts. But most of the time I would happily head out on roads or trails. The latter would normally be a wide bridle trail, because of my fear of tripping and falling. (As I’ve gotten older I don’t pick up my feet as I used to, and have a tendency to stumble over almost nothing!) If I’m in a new town, going for a run gives me the opportunity to check out the neighborhood a little, taking note of restaurants and shopping areas for future exploration. It can also give me a chance to check out the scenery, maybe even wildlife. I have never encountered a bear, wolf or the likes, but I have sometimes seen interesting bird life. Like the time when a Mama Duck patiently waited for all her ducklings to jump down from a wall, one at a

By Lena Hollmann

time! I usually don’t bring a phone or camera during my runs because I don’t want to carry it, but this was definitely one of the times that I wish I did. There’s always something new to learn or discover while I travel no matter where I run. It gives me a break from the familiar surroundings at home, which I also enjoy but can be repetitive at times. And regardless where I am, I will often return to my room with a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, or a newspaper, that I picked up towards the end of my run. Call me odd if you wish, but I enjoy “killing two birds with one stone” this way, getting what I need without making an extra trip to the hotel lobby or the store. Among my friends it varies whether they run while away from home or not. The most dedicated will usually find a way to do so. Rietta Couper of Chapel Hill, NC, enjoys running while traveling, and sometimes gets more exercise than she bargained for. During a recent trip to Washington, DC, for example, she ended up running nine miles instead of five, because she got lost! And if the hotel she’s staying at has a pool, she also likes to take a few laps after her run. While I tend to find a way to run no matter where my travels take me, I am not as diligent when it comes to cross training. Most of the time I skip the gym until I return home again, only to find myself very sore after my first post-travel strength workout. Running is easy while on the road, since I can usually get it done just by heading out the door. Going to the gym on the other hand takes more planning and effort. Unless I’m staying in a hotel with a health club, it can be difficult just to find a gym. But how about doing situps and pushups in my room? Somehow I find it hard to drum up the motivation to do so when I’m on a vacation or maybe a business trip, and face days filled with other pursuits. So I come up with “excuses,” for

example that it’s OK to skip my weight training for a few days or weeks because we keep our muscular conditioning for a longer time than our stamina while not exercising. And while this is true, I could probably have found 15 minutes here and there for a few pushups and crunches if I were dedicated enough. But I am and will forever be primarily a runner, and for me any other exercise is only “icing on the cake”! If you are a seasoned traveler like I am, you have probably figured out how to get your running in while away from home. But if you don’t travel very often you may find it a challenging experience to run in new and unfamiliar surroundings. This in turn can discourage some of you from running or working out at all while on the road. So I want to finish this column by sharing a few tips how you can make it happen. First and foremost, stay in runner friendly hotels and venues whenever you have a choice. Find a part of town that is

safe, and has parks and greenways to run in. Also, check with hotel staff and/or your hosts, and also with local runners where may be good places to run. If you have time you may even want to look up the local running club and take a run or two with them! If not, try to find a buddy to run with. Last but not the least, check the local weather forecast before you leave. While forecasts are never perfect, they will give you a general idea what the weather might be like at your destination, which will make it easier to pack the right clothes and gear. And if applicable, don’t forget raingear and/or reflective clothing. If you follow this advice, you may find that running while on the road is not only easy, but can also be a lot of fun! All that’s required is a little “homework” ahead of time. If you want to, you may even find a race to run at your destination during your stay. And in that case you may find yourself with the incentive for a repeat trip next year! Lena Hollmann is a certified personal trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE), and also the RRCA North Florida State Rep. She lives and runs in Naples, FL, and can be reached at

Running Journal • August, 2017

Learning from the Young Guns Mastering the Fartlek Interval training has been used in distance running since Finland’s Paavo Nurmi won the first of his 9 career Olympic gold medals in 1920. Nurmi went on to break 22 world records in distances from the mile to the 20K over the following decade, but the rest of the world would eventually catch up and evolve. In 1937 Swedish coach named Gösta Holmér, fed up with the Finnish domination in cross-country (an Olympic sport back then), began training his runners with an innovative workout regimen called “fartlek” running. The aim of fartlek running was to improve both speed and endurance. With fartlek running, Swedish for “speed play,” Holmér’s athletes dominated the sport in the 1940’s and earned Holmér the title, “Father of the Fartlek.” Fartlek running, like interval training, remains relevant for coaches and athletes around the world today. A fartlek run is a continuous run with pace changes throughout, both faster and slower. In contrast to interval training, the recovery portions of a fartlek workout are performed as a continuous run rather than with rest. One of the beautiful things about fartlek running is it can serve many purposes whether you’re looking for a moderate workout early in a training plan, a harder workout later in a training plan, more of a speed based workout with shorter, quicker pieces, or a strength workout with longer, sustained pieces. The following are just a few examples of different fartlek workouts that meet a variety of needs. Telephone Pole Fartlek: The “telephone pole fartlek” is a workout that symbolizes the true nature of a fartlek run in that there are no set distances, paces, or times. As a running community we tend to quantify everything we do, but stepping away from that, especially early in a training program where you’re just building fitness, is a good way to transition into some harder running. As with any workout, and all fartlek running, it is important to start with 15-20 minutes of easy running in order to warm your muscles up. The “telephone pole fartlek” is traditionally done on a road lined with telephone poles and performed by alternating paces between telephone poles - speeding up from one to the next and then slowing down until the next pole. However, this workout doesn’t have to be done with telephone poles; it could be done with any landmarks along your normal running

By Ryan Warrenburg, ZAP Fitness

route. The idea is to listen to your body and push yourself a little bit but finish feeling like you could have done more. Descending Tempo Fartlek: The descending tempo fartlek is the fartlek I implement most frequently, because not only is it a great workout but it teaches the patience required for proper race execution. For the descending tempo fartlek the goal is to get progressively faster throughout the workout, which requires discipline to not run too fast in the early stages. The workout starts with a 6 minute piece at the pace you could race for roughly 1 hour. After each quicker piece the recovery run is half the time of the piece you just ran, and it should be run between 60 and 90 seconds per mile slower than the quicker piece. Therefore, after the 6 minute piece, the recovery run is 3 minutes followed immediately by a quicker 5 minute piece that is run a few seconds per mile quicker than the 6 minute piece. The 5 minute piece is followed by a 2.5 minute recovery run. Each quicker piece is one minute shorter than the previous and a few seconds per mile quicker. The entire workout is 6 minutes – 5 minutes – 4 minutes – 3 minutes – 2 minutes – 1 minute. Keep in mind the recovery gets shorter as well, always half the time of the quicker piece, underscoring the importance of being patient early. This fartlek is best suited to a strength building part of your training program where you are focusing on tempo workouts. Moneghetti Fartlek: The Moneghetti fartlek is named after the great Australian marathoner, Steve Moneghetti, who created the workout. The Moneghetti, like any fartlek, can be altered based on where you are at in your training, but typically it is done in the final 10 weeks before a key race. The fartlek is only 20 minutes long, but don’t let the brevity fool you. All of the quicker paces should be run 10-15 seconds per mile slower than 5K pace and all the recovery runs should be run 50-60 seconds per mile slower than 5K pace.

The fartlek starts with 2 x 90 seconds with a 90 second recovery run between each. Then 4 x 60 seconds with 60 seconds recovery run between each, followed by 4 x 30 seconds with 30 seconds recovery run between each, and lastly, 4 x 15 seconds with 30 seconds recovery run between each. Ladder Fartlek: The ladder fartlek is a great tune-up workout for race week as it’s short and sweet with some quicker turnover work. The ladder name comes from the structure of the workout, which is 1 minute – 2 minutes – 3 minutes – 2 minutes – 1 minute with an easy 90 seconds recovery run between each piece. The 1 minute pieces should be run at current 5K pace, the 2 minute pieces at current 10K pace, and the 3 minute piece 1015 seconds per mile slower than current 10K pace. The 90 seconds recovery is run at normal easy run pace or up to 30 seconds per mile slower. To make this workout more of a strength-based workout, add 4 minutes – 5 minutes – 4 minutes in the middle of the ladder. Every major training program has successfully used fartlek running since the Swedish world record holders of the 1940’s. Following in the footsteps of history’s great runners by utilizing fartlek

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Running Journal • August, 2017

BRATS Running and Training Society Growing BIRMINGHAM, AL “Run, Train, Laugh, Celebrate” is the mantra of the Birmingham Running and Training Society, more affectionately known as BRATS. Three years old on July 29th and with over 400 members, BRATS is made up of runners who request to join the group, making it the largest free social run group in Birmingham. Initially organized as an intermediate running

group, BRATS now boasts runners from sub 2:40 marathoners and post collegiate athletes to beginners and everything in between. Stop by races in or around Birmingham, and you will likely find herds of BRATS clad in their “Original BRATS” club singlets and shirts. There are daily runs posted on the page and most days will find multiple group runs at varying paces with larger groups meeting on Saturday and

Sunday. Runs include Tuesday speedwork days, weekly tempo days, and always an option for some nice easy miles. Among BRATS members are 15 certified run coaches through RRCA or USATF, and multiple registered dieticians and physical therapists, making BRATS a source of information and resource for runners of all skill levels.

There is a concentration of marathons and half marathons among the group with the Chicago Marathon and Indianapolis Monumental Marathon among the popular destination races for fall 2017, and locally, our hometown,Magic City Half Marathon in November. Be on the lookout for BRATS! They're usually the ones running, training, laughing and celebrating (most anything).

BRATS team members at the Kid One Trick or Trot 5k

BRATS team members at The Birmingham Wine 10k


BRATS team members at The Rumpshaker 5k

About Road Race Records in Georgia By Joyce Hodges-Hite, Georgia Records Keeper Though Road Race Records standards are not as stringent on the state level in Georgia as they are on the national level, there are still standards that Georgia observes. For example, on the national level, to be considered record eligible, a run must be done in a USATF sanctioned race. In Georgia, a record can be set on a USATF certified course, but the race need not be sanctioned. However, the application for a record on a certified course clearly states that USATF rules will be followed. Naturally, a race director can ignore some of those rules, for example, the use of headphones. But if a record is sought, the rules must be followed. Lately, some runners (actually, their parents) are ignoring the rule concerning pacing and athlete assistance during the race. The rule in question is number 144. There are many reasons being given for breaking (ignoring) this rule, but the rule still stands. If the race director cannot monitor the entire course, and if there is no other way to determine whether the rule is being broken, possibly nothing can be done about it. BUT, if it is determined that the rule is being broken, the run will not be eligible for a Georgia record.

smaller field and slower winning times. Races are great but perhaps we have reached that level of too much of a good thing. Picnic Island is so unique that it gives me a feeling that no other race does. When I need some help rekindling my spark for running or racing, Picnic Island is always the solution. The fun, the challenge, and the course all make you remember why you love running. Every time. Without fail. The sun may be setting on the Picnic Island Adventure Run, if it has not already. Right now the website has no date for next year, just two question marks before 2018. If this year was the last, I am so thankful I was able to run it with Lauren. She is the one who convinced me to try it in the first place back in 2008. I have so many amazing memories of racing at Picnic Island. But my favorite part has always been bringing new runners to try it each year and watching their extremely varied reactions to it. Some loved it, some hated it, but all had a fun adventure and admitted they were glad they did it. I hope to watch another sunset just after the finish line on Picnic Island next year. Rae Ann Darling Reed runs, coaches, and writes in Florida. She is an RRCA and USATF Level 2 certified running coach, Glukos Energy Ambassador, and has been in the Brooks Inspire Daily program since 2010. Rae Ann is a Fit Expert at Fleet Feet Sports Sarasota and coaches cross country and track at Manatee High School. Follow the RunnerGirl's adventures on twitter @runnergirl or


ALABAMA The Shark Run 4.5 mile adventure/4 mile Gulf Shores, AL – 7/4 Male, 4.5 miles: Overall – John Russell 35:05. Masters – John Moody 39:56. Grandmasters – Duane Brown 40:14. 9-under – Jackson Coon 1:16:37. 10-14 – Matthew Pearce 56:25, Kyah Storniolo 59:30, Nathan Deboute 1:01:44. 15-19 – Jesse Hamilton 41:59, William Morris 42:09, Alex Laycock 44:42. 20-24 – Seamus Russell 36:53, Roderic Stovall 46:56, Carson Orwig 48:45. 2529 – Eddie Van Pelt 38:44, Scott Collins 51:48, Trey Thornhill 1:10:18. 30-34 – Jake McLeod 39:24, Hunter Leo 43:19, Chris Moody 43:24. 35-39 – Steven Miller 35:06, Brandon Eddards 39:51, David Schmittou 41:47. 40-44 – David Crenshaw 41:50, Jeff Reese 44:43, Patrick Summerour 46:35. 45-49 – Brian Burnes 47:27, Tom Ward 55:55, Shandy Ashley 57:15. 50-54 – John Wright 43:26, Tom Brabston 49:38, Mark Kirstein 56:11. 60-64 – Jada Leo 47:52. 70-over – Richard Watley 53:09, Michael Moody 57:30. Female, 4.5 miles: Overall – Jennifer McGranahan 34:50. Masters – Teresa Hrubala 44:18. Grandmasters – Lisa Van Pelt 48:26. 9-under – Baily Miller 58:41. 10-14 – Larares Priebe 46:20, Madeline Lemon 1:16:22, Jordan Coon 1:16:23. 15-19 – Elle Hamilton 38:24, Ainsley Young 41:42, Dominique Van Pelt 43:54. 20-24 – Kaitlyn Jan 35:04, Dale Lescher 47:56, Mollie Keys 51:15. 25-29 – Christin Manning 51:17, Katelyn Flowers 56:08, Jennifer Sanborn 57:14. 30-34 – Callie Smithson 39:59, Bettina Lemons 51:48, Lauren Bryant 52:17. 35-39 – Angie Sonnenberg 42:00, Laura Harber 44:26, Erin Mette 46:10. 40-44 – Tracie Sweat 48:37, Simmons Edmonds Emily 53:27, Carrie Wood 54:45. 45-49 – Monte Morris 47:40, Kathy Duvall 54:36, Dustin Jobe 55:51. 50-54 – Dawn Rippas 52:53, Veronica Marque 58:39. 55-59 – Donna Kaiser 54:23, Kimbelry Kriegler 1:01:32, Teresa Catron 1:06:39. 60-64 – Maureen Higgins 1:03:52. 6569 – Julie Debardelaben 1:18:50. Male, 4 miles: Overall – John Santine 22:59. Masters – Jim Kinder 24:48 Grandmasters – Fletcher Gibson 28:42. Senior Grandmasters – Tim Morrison 31:12. Wheelchair – Art Cronenberg 25:53, Rodell Castillo 1:04:32. 9-under – Will Montgomery 54:51. 10-14 – Aidan Franks 27:03, Connor Franks 27:18, Jensen Hammons 28:21. 15-19 – Clay Olson 26:17, Pierce Brinkan 27:56, Joshua Peetoom 30:26. 20-24 – Cody Parker 23:29, Will Collins 27:19, Logan Boone 30:01. 25-29 – Jeremy Reees 29:52, Adam Graham 32:48, Nick Overstreet 33:25. 30-34 – Brandon Rouse 23:22, Keith Bell 28:04, John Mark Tyler 28:33. 35-39 – Kenny Pfeiffer 23:40 Steve Harris 24:11, Jonathan Roberts 25:35. 40-44 – John Keahey 25:27, Jesman Devia 26:56, Charles Montgomery 27:14. 45-49 – Anthony Rice 29:26, Kent McClelland 30:34, Raymond Boone 33:45. 50-54 – Tim Rebowe 28:45, Kelly Sessoms 29:06, Douglas Geary 31:56. 55-59 – David Harris 34:04, Sherman Baw 35:07, Jim Copeland 41:17. 60-64 – Peter Johnston 31:28, Billy Wilson 31:58, Willliam Bradley 39:25. 65-69 – Michael Boyd 35:46, Gary Bair 36:47, Donald Linski 43:06. 70-74 – Bob Teutsch 37:23, John Roy 38:13, Richard Len 45:11. 75-79 – Peter Rabideau 37:12. Female, 4 miles: Overall – Lauren Wilder 25:43. Masters – Kelly McNair 27:17. Grandmasters – Susan Opelka 34:59. Senior Grandmasters – Deborah Renfroe 35:59.

10-14 – Katelyn Ohlde 32:25, Madeline Friche 32:32, Rebecca Fleener 35:43. 15-19 – Isabel Valenzeula 28:00, Sabrina Duncan 32:23, Lauren Boone 33:45. 2024 – Amber Nelson 29:02, Catherine Taylor 29:58, Margaret Lloyd 32:45 25-29 – Tiffany Law 31:15, Ellen Ogden 32:50, Ashley Burt 34:44. 30-34 – Jennifer Chapman 26:38, Shelly Tyler 28:32, Rayne Osborn 31:57. 35-39 – Rebecca Bell 27:24, Anna Fabrega 29:34, Amy Ellis 30:06. 40-44 – Shelby Singleton 31:02, Carina Hatfield 31:25, Shelly Mitchell 32:24. 45-49 – Patty Erickson 28:14, Alissa Hammons 34:20, Tera Dixon 37:20. 50-54 – Nanita Martine 37:21, Margherita Soule 27:32, Keri Parker 40:27. 55-59 – Toni Leo 35:24, Leslie Barlow 35:52, Barbara Low 44:37. 60-64 – Willie Freeman 38:15, Lori Pierce 43:06, Wanda Logan 58:42. 65-69 – Ginni Boyd 58:22, Amanda Outlaw 1:10:09. 7074 – Leslie Hanson 1:01:05.

ARKANSAS Arkansas Runner 2 mile Benton, AR – 6/10 Male, Top 25 – 1-Brian Sieczkowski 10:19, 2-Brent Corbitt 10:28, 3-Jonathan Aram 10:54, 4-Jacob Mills 10:54, 5-Jerry White 11;07, 6-Todd Hink 11:09, 7-Brian Sites 11:13, 8-Homer Mason 11:17, 9-Ricky Martinez 11:37, 10-Chris Morgan 11:39, 11-James Bresett 11:39, 12-Gideon Drake 11:46, 13-Gary Taylor 11:54, 14-Jeffrey Grove 11:56, 15-Colin Hall 11:57, 16-Alan Krezelok 11:57, 17-Reed Harrell 12:06, 18-Daniel Arnold 12:11, 19-Eric Grant 12:11, 20-Christopher Collins 12:28, 21-Mark Lacey 12:30, 22-Frank Thurman 12:32, 23-Zach Lewis 12:36, 24-Billy Plante 12:44, 25Jason Deal 12:44. Female, Top 25 – 1-Kaitlin Bounds 10:59, 2-Carli Langley 11:28, 3-Tia Stone 11:47, 4-Jennifer Found 12:16, 5-Kathryn Phillips 12:30, 6-Jenny Massanelli 12:46, 7-Natalie Ragsdale 12:56, 8-Nicole Hobbs 12:57, 9 -Mackenzie Epperson 13:01, 10-Abigail White 13:19, 11-Amanda Farris 13:28, 12-Kayla Rose 13:36, 13Joanna White 13:42, 14-Tammy Helmick 13:57, 15Carole Delaney 13:58, 16-Erika Nava 14:12, 17-Bethany Mooney 14:14, 18-Beverly Smith 14:18, 19-Betsy Tucker 14:20, 20-Kelsey Walker 14:25, 21-Kenda Garrett 14:27, 22-Abi Stone 14:31, 23-Rachel Hendrix 14:36, 24-Amy Houston 14:45, 25-Kathleen Rea 14:53. – David Samuel

Go! Mile Little Rock, AR – 6/17 Male, Top 25 – 1-Frezer Legesse 4:16, 2-Allen Eke 4:21, 3-Aidan Swain 4:24, 4-Kyle Wardwell 4:26, 5-Jazz Carreon 4:34, 6-Joshua Hayman 4:37, 7-Brian Sieczkowski 4:39, 8-Barrett Kerth 4:40, 9-Eric Delgado 4:41, 10-Noah Eskew 4:42, 11-Adam Bradbury 4:46.43, 12-Ian Rogers 4:46.56, 13-Conner Noland 4:52, 14Garrett Shadwick 4:54, 15-Will Mahaffy 4:55, 16-Mark Ferguson 4:56, 17-Daniel Kirwa 4:59, 18-Scooter Cichon 5:00.66, 19-Ricky Martinez 5:00.83, 20-Gideon Drake 5:01, 21-Edward Hill 5:02.31, 22-Ian Kelly 5:02, 23-Jerry White 5:03, 24-Jacob Mills 5:05, 25-William Purifoy 5:07. Female, Top 25 – 1-Jessica Kamilos 4:44, 2-Ashley Carreon 4:49, 3-Cheryl Nolan 4:54, 4-Sara Moore 4:59, 5-Lindsay Prettyman 5:03, 6-Alena Brooks 5:08, 7Chelsea Smith 5:12, 8-Carli Langley 5:18, 9-Tia Stone 5:29, 10-Jenny Paul 5:39, 11-Kathryn Phillips 5:40, 12Jenny Massanelli 5:45, 13-Jennifer Found 5:46, 14Caitlin Woodruff 5:52, 15-Nicole Hobbs 5:57, 16-Lennon Bates 5:58, 17-Natalie Ragsdale 6:00.09, 18-Jessi Barnes 6:00.88, 19-Gina Kraft 6:04.34, 20-Ashley

Running Journal • August, 2017 O’Roark 6:04.76, 21-Joanna White 6:07, 22-Mackenzie Epperson 6:09.08, 23-Kayla Rose 6:09.41, 24-Avigael Hereford 6:09.63, 25-Abigail White 6:15. – Ken McSpadden

Brickfest 5K Malvern, AR – 6/24 Male, Overall – Bennett Pascoe 18:16, Jackson Smith 18:39, Alex Ventress 18:49. 9-under – Joseph Herndon 34:24. 10-14 – Joseph Garay 19:23, Sem Garay 21:06, Zeke McCain 22:52. 1519 – Brady Pascoe 18:54, Huri Romero 19:09, Gabriel Stephens 19:55. 20-24 – Dalton Hyde 25:48, Billy Summerford 27:27. 25-29 – Irvin Guadron 20:01, Brian Barbary 34:12. 30-34 – Jeffrey Grove 19:58, Alberto Basilio 20:42, Derly Mata 20:48. 35-39 – Scott Baber 19:02, Anthony Brunet 24:28, Daniel Duran 26:00. 4044 – Keith McCain 24:15, James Ward 26:11, Kevin Carr 36:36. 45-49 – Ken Riley 19:28, Sohn McLean 21:33, Sterlen Kirschman 22:03. 50-54 – David Bartholomew 21:26, Bob Regpath 23:46, Terry Hogue 24:10. 55-59 – Scott Claycomb 21:31, Charles Sellers 26:19, Fred Penny 26:56. 60-over – George Roscoe 24:25, Jon Remley 26:35, Jesse Rucker 28:31. Walker – Michael Davidson 36:55. Female, Overall – Sara Claycomb 21:18, Tina Claycomb 22:06, Kelsey Walker 23:14. Wheelchair – Kandace Jackson 40:01. 9-under – Brendal Brunet 35:10, Micah-Claire Cowart 37:39, Kinley Cowart 40:46. 10-14 – Mary McLean 23:23, Lilly Eye 28:17, Kat Claycomb 28:21. 1519 – Toni Bourgeois 24:03, Emily Leding 24:09, Kayla Ventress 26:54. 20-24 – Ashley Lewis 31:30, Addison Crow 35:03, Talor Porter 37:23. 25-29 – Destiny Lusinger 33:54, Sara Wheatley 48:20, Shara Robinson 48:46. 30-34 – Tara Phelan 25:11, Sarah Lowery 28:22, Nichole Hawthorne 36:11. 35-39 – Briana Roupe 29:54, Nicole Smoke 33:58, Peggy Hall 35:26. 40-44 – Angela Ramirez 23:42, Ashley McLean 26:42, Shaunda Lusinger 33:00. 45-49 – Ladonna Daniel 24:47, Mary Thompson 31:04, Jessica Williams 31:41. 50-54 – Cindy Robinson 26:26, Mary Penny 28:49, Sharon Burdine 30:11. 55-59 – Gayla Irvin 33:20, Lisa Grove 35:00. 60-over – Cathy Dingler 32:43, Jan Taylor 37:02, Elizabeth Lee 44:39. Walker – Mary Jim Ledbetter 45:07. – David Samuel

FLORIDA Billy Bowlegs 5K Fort Walton, FL – 6/3 Male, Overall – Dewayne Riley 16:47. Masters – Jonathan Campbell 18:52. Grandmasters – Boomer Sullivan 20:28. 9-under – Kyler Collier 26:33, Kaleb Collier 31:36. 10-14 – Walter Piper 20:44, Zach Brainerd 22:10, Spencer Mackenzie 27:43. 15-19 – Payton Watson 18:16, Kent Glover 19:21, Hunter Ruddell 20:59. 20-24 – Sheldon Harris 17:30, Drew Droahn 24:23, Brad Pearson 28:42. 25-29 – John Griffin 21:31, Alec Woodruff-Kelso 22:31, Steven Lazio 25:09. 30-34 – Tim Kogge 17:47, Anthony Damato 18:14, Matthew Buys 21:11. 35-39 – Owen Bradley 17:37, Steve Harris 18:34,Robert Flynn 20:56. 40-44 – John Stanton 22:53, Aaron Bradley 23:01, Aaron Webber 23:30. 45-49 – KenLawrence 19:10, Yancey Ream 20:06, Marc Stanley 20:52. 50-54 – Jeff Groh 20:40, Fil Piazza 21:02, Kenneth Rose 21:36. 55-59 – Tim Unger 20:30, Felix Paulino 20:57, Rick Leonardi 22:23. 60-64 – Mike Million 24:19, Bobby Scott 24:46, James Rose 25:19. 65-69 – Nicholas Kern 25:20, Kermit Coe 32:59, Brad Philbrook 33:20. 70-74 – Lance Jorgensen 26:54, Bil Christie 28:11, W.R. Whittington 34:16. 75-79 –Winston Howell 34:36, Tony Bordogna 49:33. 80-over – James Blakeslee 45:11, James Burton 48:20. Female, Overall – Brigid Gutierrez 21:07.


Masters – Donna Harris 23:19. Grandmasters – Paula Piazza 23:39. 10-14 – Joey Shonk 23:21, Jesen Shonk 23:21, McKenzi Toth 27:26. 15-19 – Larae Harris 28:49, Nicole Decocker 30:03, Rachel Stone 52:09. 20-24 – Shannon Lord 23:33, Susan Frazier 23:37, Sarah Denninger 26:59. 25-29 – Kristen Santroch 25:14, MacKenzie Holiday 27:29, Avery Barrett 27:50. 30-34 – Lauren Huber 25:45, Joyce Luen 27:24, Laura Bradley 27:35. 35-39 – Jennifer Tomasello 26:19, Jennifer Rose 28:24, Valerie Soltis 29:29. 40-44 – Lauren Duke 25:57, Jackie Dujkovic 27:33, Kasey Harrelson 27:44. 45-49 – Donna Pink 24:50, Suzette Mackenzie 26:07, Marissa Bonham 26:16. 50-54 – Margie Clements 25:16, Maribeth Wollard 25:21, Susan Mckenzie 26:12. 55-59 – Monica Gomez 27:20, Ricki Rose 29:02, Kathy Duke 33:41. 6064 – Sylvia Smith 29:50. 65-69 - Carolyn Kinne 37:24, Jo Lowery 42:50, Bonnie Steeb 46:44. 75-79 – Jo Sandelin 39:02, Lucy Nuetzel 51:59. – Winston Howell

Gratitude America 5K Marineland, FL – 6/17 Male, Overall – Frankie Williams 19:16. 14-under – Matthew Stratton 19:32, RS Pohl 21:19, Christian Maxson 25:13. 15-19 – Seth Peters 20:09, Levi Burton 20:16, Spencer Roa 21:07. 20-24 – Matthew Jackson 22:29, John Geores 23:26, Wesley Wood 33:58. 25-29 – Joseph Mastropierro 21:58, Shawn Heiser 23:15, Paul Brock 24:40. 30-34 – David Foresman 31:22, Samuel Kirschten 39:36, David Naples 41:22. 35-39 – Jeremiah Walton 25:59, Kevin Deford 30:26, Philip Kelly 33:49. 40-44 – Josh Ryan 21:22, Adam Decle 24:59, Samuel Royer 25:32. 45-49 – Kurt Hubbard 22:12, Paul Studidant 23:48, Phil Rath 23:51. 50-54 – Peyton Godwin 21:28, Guy Jackson 22:58, Peter McGlashan 25:49.. 55-59 – Philip Smith 28:49, John Burnett 3:38, Alan Zeedyk 32:23. 60-64 – David Hoock 23:59, David Nyquist 26:15, Gary Schultz 28:49. 70-74 – Dwight Conant 32:23, George Hanns 1:01:46. Female, Overall – Ayanna Fulton 23:39. 14-under – Sarah Simpson 24:19, Abby Bader 25:13, Anaya Shrider 28:53. 15-19 – Jacqueline Keener 34:02, Alexis Jackson 47:54. 20-24 – Nicole Miller 30:53, Catie Tanner 31:08, Gabby Baglino 31:46. 25-29 – Krystin Rancour 32:43, Danielle Falkner 35:43. 30-34 – Chevy Newham 25:34, Kristen Kiesling 29:47, Allison Cruciata 32:28. 35-39 – Heather Hentze 24:37, Melanie Keefe 27:51, Sonia Cabral Carreiro 28:57. 40-44 – Gillian Taylor 24:06, Dawn Koval 28:20, Kandis Petrick 28:46. 45-49 – Jacqueline Gafford 33:02, Patsy Rainey 35:30, Marsha Bder 42:31. 50-54 – Lanyne Ray 28:45, Doreen McGovern 30:49, Donna Castle 32:01. 55-59 – Elisabeth Diamond 25:19, Mary Murphy 28:48, Lani Faulkne 30:32. 60-64 – Nancy Godwin 36:53. 65-69 – Deborah Hayden 37:13, Katherine Delaney 51:00, Carolyn Snodgrass 51:11. 70-74 – Margaret McGovern 49:33, Cherie Cox 51:30.3, Toni Davis 51:30.5.75-over – Roberta Higginbotham 52:59. – Jim Shields

Big Bang 5K Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – 6/24 Male, Overall – Cody Pontius 17:31. Masters – Kerry Mowlam 19:25. 9-under – Arthur Bouquot 25:21, Finnley Uhler 29:36, Darren Hiller 49:29. 10-14 – Lucas Bouquot 21:42, Charlie Macgilvray 22:15, Michael Heinz 22:15. 15-19 – Dane Barber 17:52, Parker Romero 18:32, Caleb William Davidson 18:47. 20-24 – JP Ortiz 20:58, Christian Belanger 23:54, Colton Johnson 26:24. 25-29 – Michael Rosato 18:06, Clayton Burkhardt 19:19, Eric Legler 22:50. 30-34 – Patrick Sullian 21:52, Scott Uhler 29:23, Michael Collins 29:40. 35-39 – Ian Swann 24:47, Donald Toso 25:25, Jonathan Dicker 28:14. 40-44 – David Callahan 22:57 Eric Feazel 26:05, Bradley Wester



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30:28. 45-49 – Paul Studivant 23:34, George Stavros 24:54, Jim Milam 26:02. 50-54 – Doug Reimer 20:30, Dean Krueger 20:49, Stephen Curran 21:28. 55-59 – Jeffrey Millich 23:02, David Scott 23:12, Jim Edwards 25:57. 60-64 – David Farraday 19:45, Dave Hoock 22:42, Dan Bredl 24:57. 65-69 – Bob Kennedy 24:35, Bronislaw Czech 27:52, Herb Armstrong 28:10. 70-74 – Dalton Gurkin 44:22. 75-over – August Leone 38:58. Female, Overall – Michelle Krueger 19:15. Masters – Amy McIntyre-Schottel 21:27. 10-14 – Olivia Sumner 25:48, Trish Balser 26:00, Sophie Johnson 27:34. 15-19 – Claire Moritz 19:27, Anna Raymaker 20:20, Lydia Reimer 21:58. 20-24 – Christine Bryant 23:12. 25-29 – Lauren Cashour 25:48, Darcie Vandyke 27:14, Jessica Hampton 29:27. 30-34 – Makensie Derossett 26:55, Tiffany Chastain 31:06, Tracy Floresca 32:34. 35-39 – Tara Littwin 19:38, Michelle McCullough 22:36, Katie Hammill 26:25. 40-44 – Marcy Desanto 25:51, Kathleen MacGilvray 26:48, Dana Chirumbolo 27:20. 45-49 – Amie Deutch 23:20, Juliana Raymaker 26:31, Cristine Stavros 26:37. 50-54 – Eden Kendall 23:44, Lori Ciardulli 27:12, Mercedes Smith 27:53. 55-59 – Cindy Holt 25:51, Nila Wang Yiping 26:55, Sandy Nielsen 31:11. 60-64 – Donna Welsh 27:48. 65-69 – Katherine Delaney 47:01, Pat Keegan 52:41, Mary Rodriguez Morales 58:10. 75-over – Kay Jones 35:52, Barbara Miler 47:45. – Jim Shields

GEORGIA Blue Ridge Freedom 10K/5K Blue Ridge, GA – 7/4 Male, 10K: Overall – David Marley 33:20, Tony Gullen 39:30, Paul Anderson 40:33. Masters – Richard Lovett 44:14. 25-29 – Jon Patrick 42:50, Justin Crumpton 49:46, Stilian Todorav 53:18. 30-34 – Stephen Debaun 54:29, Christopher Stevens 1:16:23. 35-39 – Chad Brooks 46:40. 40-44 – Jason Flato 49:21, Ken Gaddis 1:03:06. 45-49 – Jeremy Sarnat 49:27, Paul Gaddis 50:21, Todd Dean 58:11. 50-54 – Ronnie Abernathy 49:03, Scott Wallis 52:36, Russ Clopine 57:33. 55-59 – Tom Lunsford 49:40, Stephen Isaack 59:17. 60-64 – Mike Lapresi 56:59, Dean Warner 1:06:00. 65-69 – John Camp 49:41, James Barham 51:03, Ed Lafitte 53:43. 70-over – Chief Ten B Bryant 1:18:32. Female, 10K: Overall – Morgan Vargo 45:07, Rebecca Rush 47:19, Erin Williams 50:13. Masters – Linda Lapresi 53:20. 15-19 – Olivia Shutley 50:26, Lainey Young 56:49, Hope Smith 1:05:33. 20-24 – Kadi Mullinax 51:27, Miranda York 58:36. 25-29 – Jenna Shaw 53:43, Morgan Graham 1:05:24, Joan Beck 1:20:02. 30-34 – Crystal Gaddis 54:57, Samantha Pierson 55:53, Tiffany Boring 56:28. 35-39 – Stacey Foster 57:51, Dara Jiravisitcul 59:15. 40-44 – Leila Karp 59:18. 45-49 – Monique Swyer 57:44, Colleen Dean 58:12, Ann Guillen 59:20. 50-54 – Pam Abernathy 56:43, Ginger Rizoti 59:14, Dona Adams 1:10:07. 55-59 – Patty Tegtman 57:37, Paige McElroy 1:02:18, Barb Warner 1:06:00. 6064 – Shelly Adair 56:25, Pat Lambert 1:10:09. Male, 5K: Overall – Martin Killian 17:57, Lucas Brown 19:03, Jack Prator 19:30. Masters – Jeff Mauldin 21:05. 10-under – Hill Mauldin 22:53, Camrin Weeks 27:43, Will Tucker 28:18. 11-14 – Atticus Conn 22:51, Truman Millholland 23:53, Nicholas Gross 27:01. 15-19 – Christian O’Donnell 21:37, Jack Stewart 22:40, Wesley Calhoun 23:52. 20-24 – Bill Simpson 22:23, Jackson Boone 25:48, Shaw Jordan 26:38. 25-29 – Brock Petersen 21:12, Wes Lewis 22:15, Alex Miller 23:10. 30-

more results at 34 – Michael Hudec 21:34, Robert Santos 21:45, Chase Bandy 23:29. 35-39 – Aaron Sick 21:44, Doug Hydor 22:42, Russell Goldman 25:13. 40-44 – Stuart Millholland 25:45, Rick Black 40:49, John Law 53:54. 45-49 – John Goll 23:17, Jason Calloway 26:00, Kyle Campbell 28:01. 50-54 – Bruce Newton 25:09, Bruce Bowen 26:37, Thomas Phelps 27:43. 55-59 – George Northrop 25:30, Arden Olson 31:09, Mike Isaack 34:41. 60-64 – Dan Holloway 23:47 Peter Hemingway 31:13, Bob Petersen 40:21. 65-69 – Don Burkett 27:49, Rob Herman 29:14, Jerry Lott 29:43. 70-over – Roger Key 28:55, Rober Gumaer 33:57, Alexander Lehotsky 40:33. Female, 5K: Overall – Alaynna Goll 20:17, Katherine Wallace 20:38, Rhiannon O’Donnell 21:02. Masters – Katie Mauldin 24:17. 10-under – Mia Millholland 27:32, Maggie Scoggins 28:31, Reagan Drennen 30:29. 11-14 – Kaylee Bandy 21:20, Gabby Mauldin 24:18, Lilla Kate Tucker 27:58. 15-19 – Bethany Anderson 25:37, Erin Rink 27:17, Kelli Poteete 28:11. 20-24 – Kate Nothrop 25:49, Megan Westmoreland 25:48, Katherine Anderson 26:15. 25-29 – Kellee Kim 25:02, Emily Bonder 28:12, Kelly Floyd 29:19. 30-34 – Mandy Key 25:55, Michelle Sandonceto 28:15, Amitha Harsha 28:50. 35-39 – Sara Pierson 26:44, Leia Chesser 27:43, Jessica Drennen 30:13. 4044 – Jennifer Tucker 28:32, Cheryle Tapp 29:10, Kate Millholland 29:38. 45-49 – Amy McQuagge 25:03, Carroll Gross 28:04, Michelle Pangburn 33:02. 50-54 – Angie Cox 29:41, Darlena Shutley 30:55, Sherry Olson 31:08. 55-59 – Nancy Young 26:53, Penelope Hemingway 31:17 Donna Pugliese 31:33. 60-64 – Adri Herman 29:34, Dianne Hudec 33:42, Debbie Cooper 34:54. 65-69 – Judith Humphries 38:27, Susan Burkett 39:55, Judy Wehunt 47:42. 70-over – Judy Robichaud 47:42.

Korir, Tuliamuk Win USA 10K Championships at Peachtree ATLANTA - July 4, 2017 - It was a Grand Old Flag indeed for two new American citizens at the finish line of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, as Leonard Korir and Aliphine Tuliamuk won the 2017 USA 10 km Championships in similar patriotic spirit but in very different styles. For Tuliamuk, the race was wrapped up early, her winning time of 32:49 putting her 12 seconds clear of runner-up Sarah Pagano. But Korir would team up with training partner Shadrack Kipchirchir to provide some fireworks with a wild sprint finish, Korir prevailing in 28:16 to Kipchirchir's 28:17. The winners each took home $10,000 and their first 10K titles. “I think he wanted to win, too, but you know what? The finish line is over there and they say it's for anybody who gets there first,” said Korir. For Tuliamuk, the race was put away much earlier on the course. A 5:05 second mile left only six women in a lead pack controlled by the 28-year-old from Santa Fe, who then led a charge up Cardiac Hill before surging just over the crest and leaving rivals Marielle Hall, Jordan Hasay and Sarah Pagano to fall in behind, with Jess Tonn and Susannah Sullivan dropping back. By Mile 5, Tuliamuk was on the way to winning her sixth USA title since becoming a citizen last year. Pagano would pass Hasay for second just after the turn onto 10th Street, less than a half mile from the finish alongside Piedmont Park. “There is nothing better than getting a flag on America's birthday,” the native of Kenya said as she charmingly posed for photos with volunteers while awaiting a TV interview, dripping with sweat but other- wise looking fresh. “This will be the most memorable flag I have.” Korir, on the other hand, would melt to the ground just after breaking the tape, his checking account clearly overdrawn on a hot, humid day that saw the race begin under a Red Alert (“conditions could be dangerous and runners may need to slow down or consider stopping”). A full two minutes went by as he recuperated on the pavement. “He pushed me to my limits,” said Korir. “I would say this is the toughest run in my career. They made it tough on me today. It was painful from the beginning.” Thanks largely to the front-running of Chris Derrick, who would finish fourth, the pack went through Mile 1 in 4:28. At the midway point, a pack of six was led by Derrick, Korir and Jon Grey, but Kipchirchir and Sam Chelanga were both right there. With about 600 meters to go, Chelanga surged to break the pack, with Korir going with him and Kipchirchir right behind, the three forming a synchronized triangle before Kipchirchir move up to join the others. Korir and Kipchirchir, teammates in the Army's World Class Athletic Program, then left training partner Chelanga behind as they dueled to the line. “I wanted to win so bad,” said Kipchirchir, who has finished as runner-up in at least four USA championships in the past 18 months. “I wanted to break him, but he wasn't breakable.” Winning the women's masters division for the fourth consecutive year was Jen Rhines, while Bernard Lagatwho finished fifth overall-won the men's title. In the Shepherd Center Wheelchair Division, Tatyana McFadden marked her return to racing after being felled by blood clots this spring with her seventh victory here in as many tries, going wire-to-wire for a victory in 24:17. For the men, 18-year-old Daniel Romanchuk, who won the Junior Peachtree last year, bested a field of elders to win in 20:02. “I felt really good out there today,” said McFadden, who hasn't raced since finishing fourth in the Boston Marathon last April. “This really was a good test for me to see how everything is going.” For full results:

Aliphine Tuliamuk won the 2017 USA 10 km Championships at the Peachtree 10K

LOUISIANA Richard Newcomb Memorial Fathers’s Day 2 mile New Orleans, LA – 6/18 Male, Overall – Kenneth Cooper 10:31. Masters – Wayne Pertuit 11:53. Grandmasters – Van Merceron 12:13. Senior Grandmasters – Kenny Mire 13:31. Youth – Trent Terminie 11:24. 15-under – Jake Tournillon 12:11, Nathan Starkey 13:19. 16-19 – Noah Elder 10:37, John Kling 12:00. 2029 – Ben Pollock 11:04, Josh Browning 11:10. 30-39 – Matt Greco 11:13, David Chaix 11:52. 40-49 – Robert Quintana 12:19, Patrick Browne 12:30. 50-59 – Timothy Priest 13:4, Randy Schmidt 14:26. 60-69 – Kent McDonald 14:58, Tom Davies 14:59. 70-79 – Juan Perez 15:16, Harry Schriffer 15:35. 80-over – Dick Longo 20:48. Racewalker – Jacob Thompson 22:27. Female, Overall – Rachel Quintana 12:32. Masters – Jacki L Meriwether 14:05. Grandmasters – Robin Daning 15:58. Senior Grandmasters – Germaine Carroll 19:42. Youth – Cameron Doyle 14:06. 15-under – Fiona Collins 15:23, Lucia Englehardt 16:53. 16-19 – Elise Lafleur 16:38, Caroline Schluter 17:41. 20-29 – Anna K Rees 14:31, Bethany Perez 16:07. 30-39 – Amanda Helm 15:05, Jennifer Neil 15:58. 40-49 – Lisa Merkle 14:23, Anita Rippen 14:40. 50-59 – Mary White 17:10, Melanie Norris 18:06. 60-69 – Marcia Finkelstein 22:07, Suzanne Mayeux 23:31. 7079 – Jamie Manders 22:27, Jane Phelps 28:25. Racewalker – Anne Marie St Clair 24:29.

MISSISSIPPI Tomato Festival 5K Crystal Springs, MS - 6/24 Male, Overall - Antonio Dillan 18:13. Masters - Andy Till 20:08. Grandmasters - Kevin Johnston 20:43. Senior Grandmasters - Randall Hines 21:48. 14 -under - Caleb Tebo 22:12, Hardy Lewis 24:12, Tyson Tidwell 24:47. 15-19 - James McLendan 23:37, Levi Brunt 24:55, James Evans 36:44. 20-24 Thornburn McGee 18:46, Ken Newburga 19:37, Palmer Lea 21:39. 25-29 - Newman Kazery 21:25, Andrew Presson 23:40, Jonathan Bennett 28:23. 30-34 - Josue Capir 19:09, Joe Bleitner 12:45, Wilson Capps 24:11. 35-39 - Jordan Womack 22:35, Jose Ramirez 22:40, Gordan Griffin 37:08. 40-44 - Collin Johnson 20:43, Jonathan Pennington 21:43, Terry Jones 23:53. 45-49 Francisco Munoz 21:01, Lex Davis 21:02, Harri Jarvenpaa 25:44. 50-54 - Mike Morgan 21:12, Jeff Overstreet 23:42, Javier Escalaante 24:22. 55-59 Jorge Duenos 22:11, Mark Lipking 22:43, Charles Allred 22:46. 60-64 - Greg Gearhart 21:54, Vince Woodcock 25:03, Gary Huff 25:48. 65-69 - Harold Poole 25:16, James Lewis 27:18, Frank McLendon 31:01. 70-over Douglas Dick 29:30, Charles Minor 32:07, Tom Shuff 34:05. Female, Overall - Angel Overstreet 19:21. Masters - Christie Barber 22:57. Grandmasters -Teresa Crothers 22:04. Senior Grandmasters -Laurie Singletary 27:59. 14-under - Emma Overstreet 24:30, Ailey Griffin 34:26, Kayla Woodrow 37:32. 15-19 - Bailey Pounds 23:05, Adrianna McLendon 36:45, Madeline Miller 48:58. 20-24 - Susanna Dunaway 26:18, Christy Wright 26:58, Camryn Mitchell 32:30. 25-29 - Mallory Norman 30:15, Sarah Rhodus 35:21, Amanda Fischer 40:20. 3034 - Allison Nooe 22:13, Laura Kuhn 24:57, Jessica Templeton 25:57. 35-39 - Julie Vicars 26:16, Cassity Curtis 28:25, Chris Alexander 30:34. 40-44 -Stephanie



Flake 28:01, Debbie Tice 38:31, Brandi Gray 40:22. 4549 - Karla Jarvenpaa 26:37, Amy Wright 28:12, Shannon Verucchi 29:39. 50-54 - Miriam Allred 25:01, Dawn Polo 26:28, Tammie McKelroy 34:02. 55-59 - Chantay Steen 24:34, Sarita Holland 32:25, Sandi Phillips 36:33. 60-64 - Mignon Stogner 35:46, Vickie Everett 42:58. 65-69 Charlene Priester 33:28, Martha Traxler 34:45, Suzanne Harris 37:32. 70-over - Maria Walker 31:59, Cathy Ward 42:14.

NORTH CAROLINA Heroes in Recovery 6K Charlotte, NC – 6/10 Male, Overall – Frances Kamiri 19:54, Joseph Cotto 20:20, Kyle Hinson 20:54, Jason Dowdy 21:05. Masters – Orinthal Striggles 21:24, Paul Mainwaring 21:45, Stephen Spada 22:5, Jared Mobley 23:39. 6-under – Josiah Sostak 55:37. 10-14 – William Davison 37:30, Marcus Sostak 46:46. 15-19 – Wick Hatch 24:42, Tyler Kauffman 31:08. 20-24 – Marc Augenreich 29:53, Parks Kingery 32:09, Brian Rowe 32:11, Scott Murray 35:04. 25-29 – David Tucker 22:27, Martin Waters 30:41, Shaun Krueger 40:17, Sean Boyle 42:36. 30-34 – Neil Dalvi 24:47, Evan Canfield 25:11 Dave Cowan 28:39, Phillip Riley 28:54. 35-39 – Jaime Frade 24:15, Daniel Roose 39:46, Julian Patton 42:54. 40-44 – Ronald Kmiecik 25:37, Aaron Chan 25:43, Joe Donlevy 29:00, Wayne Gero 32:09. 45-49 – Chad Champion 26:09, Mark Freedman 28:29, Edward Fine 29:12, Matt Matone 29:52. 50-54 – Bobby Aswell 24:50, Tom Finke 27:36, Paul Sanna 29:27, Russell Krauss 31:30. 55-59 – Eric Clark 26:06, Brenneman Thompson 28:20, Tim McBride 36:53, Robert Renner 37:14. 60-64 – Jose Alvarez 35:54, Gregory Norton 36:41, Meredith Davison 48:44, Daryl Sanders 58:19. 65-69 – Michael Jones 46:11. 7579 – Jim McAuliffe 54:57. Female, Overall – Shawanna White 22:34, Munene Purity 22:34, Megan Hovis 24:02, Bethany Salisbury 24:55. Masters – Renee Murphy 217:38, Jill Cotrone 30:32, Jennifer Williams 31:24, Christine Kauffman 31:55. 10-14 – Rylen Bass 33:52, Berklie Greene 36:51, Lily Alterman 36:58, Sophie McCollister 39:31. 15-19 – Bailey Costello 41:09, Sinead Abbott 49:28. 20-24 – Kristen Clark 29:46, Caitlin Brewer 35:06, Rebecca Hess 35:33, Jenna Rutkey 37:15. 25-29 – Katelyn Miller 32:13, Kristen Harwood 32:57, Traci Martin 34:00, Eden Tedla 34:06. 30-34 – Maggie Gibbs 28:33, Aimee O’Neill 28:40, Mary Heuser 30:52, Maegan Glasco 30:56. 3539 – Angela Jacklin 27:58, Lyndsey Hastings 28:15, Jennifer Stanger 29:06, Jesse halstead 29:08. 40-44 – Alexandra Clementson 33:16, Jennifer Duley 33:35, Rose Yen 35:05, Jennifer Wells 35:37. 45-49 – Lien Wilson 33:30, Amy Mierzwa 34:16, Ronda Gordy 34:34, Pamela Clark 35:32. 50-54 – Kimberly McKnight 35:00, Pam Hess 35:55, Brenda Brewer 36:50, Beth Sanders 37:51. 55-59 – Cindy Small 35:37, Lynn Ackerman 38:50, Heidi Chausse 43:30, Lori Boan 46:25. 60-64 – Vickie Carlsen 41:43, Martha Sullivan 1:00:35, Mary Evans 1:01:41, Wanda Goforth 1:15:32. 65-69 –Gloria Caldwell 54:05. 70-74 – Glenda Tetley 54:42.

Rhododendron 10K Bakersville, NC – 6/17 Male, Overall – Tanner Cook 33:05, Ryan Woudy 33:49, Austin Kirkpatrick 36:34. Masters – Phil Roberts 39:30. 19-under – Gabe Ferguson 56:32, Michael Ferguson 1:00:16. 20-24 – Adam McElroy 41:50, Dalton Hughes

more results at 44:28. 25-29 – Doug Dniel 37:14, Daniel Ray 42:09, Michael Fortner 44:33. 30-34 – Tony McKinney 40:31, David Sheets 46:38, Jacob Tittle 47:49. 35-39 – Bryan Thayer 43:49, Dylan Burleson 48:23, Jake VanHuss 1:02:25. 40-44 – Niles Yantchook 43:10, Darren Williams 53:08, Robert Ferguson 56:32. 45-49 – Bart Janssen 42:53, Shannon Woody 47:43, Dak Grgory 54:04. 50-54 – Brad Dellinger 40:39, Lee Williams 51:47, Carl Forbes 57:32. 55-59 – Gerry Duffy 49:29, Earl Smith 58:44. 60-64 – Robert Chilmonile 52:07, Benjamin Zachary 53:32, Michael Lovelace 1:02:32. 6569 – Bill Dickerson 53:57 Ron Griswold 58:38. 70-over – Jim Owens 58:11, Lee Roy Hurst 59:37, Rick Ferguson 1:08:06. Female, Overall – Stephanie Place 36:49, Evan Adams 40:38, Rachel Mason 40:53. Masters – Karen Becker 46:14. 19-under – Victoria Gregory 53:46. 20-24 – Emily McElroy 42:24. 30-34 – Brittany McKinney 50:34, Beth Daniel 50:46, Christina Campbell 1:21:01. 35-39 – Michelle Eggers 43:35, Kadie York 50:32, Gretchen Banks 55:19. 40-44 – Carin Smith 53:12, Heidi Van Til 55:19, Rose VanHuss 1:02:50. 45-49 – Julie Sayers 52:27, Janine Myatt 58:02, Deanna Corley 1:01:37. 5054 – Sandra Vance 1:41:57. 55-59 – Wendy Weidner 59:16, Donna Cope 1:09:02. 60-64 – Patti Turpin 1:03:57. 65-69 – Benita Auge 1:00:36, Marie Tedesco 1:00:48. 70-over – Barbara Taylor 1:28:47.

Firecracker 10K/5K Lenoir, NC – 7/1 Male, 10K: Overall – Isaac Blackburn 40:18, Austin Edmonds 40:50, Matthew Burdick 41:16. Female, 10K: Overall – Joyce Creed 52:47, Erika Hendrickson 55:56, Maggie Farrington 1:02:31. Male, 5K: Overall – Chase Johnson 20:33, Chris Squires 21:22, Nike Pennell 23:20 Female, 5K: Overall – Jill Konkol 21:59, Joanna Mickel 26:55, Diana Wilcox 26:59. Full results: tSetId-85801

Common Heart Firecracker 5K Indian Trail, NC – 7/4 Male, 10K: Overall – Caleb Boyd 37:29, Paul Halaburda 41:17, Jason Purser 43:45. 15-19 – Eric Schneider 46:50, Jack Connelly 52:08. 20-24 – Glenden Callender 53:31. 25-29 – Kyle Kennedy 55:23. 30-34 – Jonathan Van Dorn 55:47. 3539 – Ben Christenson 44:24, Anthony Salas 56:20, Jack James 1:01:39. 40-44 – Jeffrey Strasser 47:37, Steve Henry 50:25, Dale Pennell 56:06. 45-49 – Morrison Giffen 55:11, Bob Callendar 59:58. 50-54 – Mitch James 50:05, William Connelly 52:08, Joseph Clarke 57:35. 55-59 – Joseph Reddy 44:21, Darrell Hetzler 1:09:47.60-64 – Benjamin Zachary 51:43, Tom Torkildsen 55:49 Thomas Barfield 56:53. 65-69 – Richard Hefner 49:13, Eddie Cohn 59:34, Ron Stewart 1:08:00. 70-74 – Jim Owens 56:43, Randy Whitt 56:54. 75-over – Elliott Giffen 1:13:40. Female, 10K: Overall – Christine Witte 38:19, Kayla Bratcher 41:07, Bethany Salisbury 42:05. 10-14 – Lily Alterman 1:27:12. 20-24 – Cori Burdette 59:37. 25-29 – Nicole Mayo 56:16, Katie Eggleston 1:00:54, Hannah Fisher 1:02:27. 30-34 – Randi James 59:18, Liz Schaefer 1:05:41, Suzanne Ingram 1:09:11. 35-39 – Jennifer Stanger 47:57, Kathryn Vinson 56:02, April Whipple 56:02. 40-44 – Rashawn Lee 55:34, Juliana Sturgeon 59:12, Julie Conley 1:08:19. 45-49 – Katie Gilmore 1:11:34, Diana

Running Journal • August, 2017 Monago 1:12:46, Julie Griffin 1:13:44. 50-54 – Birgitt Zierden-Heulmanns 51:38, Amanda Dunn 57:39, Tracy Burdette 1:06:26. 55-59 – Patty Reich 55:49, Barbara Wilson 1:15:04. 60-64 – Patricia Lynch 1:01:40, Karen Gordon 1:09:25, Donna Guerra 1:17:21. Male, 5K: Overall – Chad Stirling 17:34, Philip Abernathy 18:17, Kevin Sabo 19:09. 9-under – Nicholas Tschegg 28:43, Nate Clark 34:44, Brice Dawson 38:16. 10-14 – Jacob Budzik 22:16, Ezra Melaku 22:38, Brayden Adams 25:35. 15-19 – Daniel Simitlon 19:25, Caleb Kirchhoff 20:17, Clark Jones 21:22. 20-24 – Brandon Dalla Rosa 21:27, Taylor Baucom 22:02, Aaron Campbell 23:52. 25-29 – Jack Merwin 20:52. 30-34 – Michael Kent 23:52, Ryan Iler 24:39, Jonathan Mays 35:02. 35-39 – Nike Pennell 22:34, Darren Adams 23:02, Jack Forrest 24:37. 40-44 – Alan Caulder 21:54, Christoph 28:44, Patrick Kertz 31:31. 45-49 – Bernhard Heulmanns 20:00, Kyle Kirchhoff 20:17, Russ Browning 21:57. 50-54 – Paul Neumann 20:03, Richard Ellis 21:31, Kevin Holley 24:41. 55-59 – Eric Clark 21:25, Eliot Tenney 24:53, Paul O’Boyle 28:31. 60-64 – Fred Ely 31:39, Tom Tarantino 33:45, Mike Griffin 42:33. 65-69 - Juan Alzate 25:17, Chuck Lupsor 36:22. 70-74 – Rowland Stallings 54:21. 75-over – Tom Schumacher 29:37, Sherman Hager 36:40. Female, 5K: Overall – Katie Ringley 19:32, Rebecca Billman 20:19, Renee Murphy 22:11. 9-under – Tori Racano 42:15. 10-14 – Taylor Dixon 24:44, Sydney Billman 25:28, Delaney Murphy 33:44. 15-19 – Patricia Faucher 22:12, Taylor Houston 22:12, Adrienne Ellison 23:56. 20-24 – Kristin Dechene 25:53, Clarissa Holley 34:36, Hannah Cunningham 37:29. 2529 – Jessica Barfield 31:49, Eryn Johnson 34:56, Marissa Nichols 49:45. 30-34 – Courtney Efird 29:41, Colleen Fancett 32:37, Regina Forsyth 34:35. 35-39 – Bethany Ely 30:24, Melissa Guarin 33:50, Colleen Staton 34:29. 40-44 – Carmen Abernathy 24:28, Crystal Belk 25:59, Claire Reazin 27:02. 45-49 – Amy Cronin 23:05. Pamela Clark 29:37, Paula Baucom 30:25. 50-54 – Robin Champion 31:56, Lisa Shenton 32:52, Dorothy Amadee 33:09. 55-59 – Karen Brown 26:09, Emily Finck 33:04, Marlene Ennis 37:29. 65-69 – Susan Lewis 39:48, Linda Griffin 41:37, Fern Mays 45:37 70-74 – Lurene Ulrich 42:45, Kay Hager 52:52.

Kernersville 4th of July 5K Kernersville, NC – 7/4 Male, Overall – Simon Chirchir 14:04, Panuel Mkungo 14:17, Patrick Cheptoek 14:22, Cyrus Korir 14:47, Francis Kamiri 14:47. 14-under – Matt Hand 18:22, Keaton Hincher 18:33, Will Gibson 19:07, Adam Triplett 21:30. 15-19 – Sidney Allen 16:51, Ben Armentrout 17:46, Charles Walker 18:25, Connor Rudel 18:35. 20-24 – Wil Norris 15:06, Silas Kosgel 15:12, Avery Martin 15:18, Dylan Belles 15:24. 25-29 – Evan Gates 15:09, Peter Koskey 15:23, Andris Goncarovs 15:33, Christopher Capps 16:08. 3034 – Donnie Cowart 14:50, Stevven Anderson 15:45, Alex Ray 16:23, Brandon Hudgins 17:07. 35-39 – Justin Pfruender 15:35, Ryan Woods 15:36, Alan Tripp 18:39, Darian Smith 18:43. 40-44 – Orinthal Striggles 17:04, Danny McCormick 17:47, Miguel Perez 17:54, Cuauhtemoc Razo 21:04. 45-49 – Guillermo Razo Contreras 20:50, Anthony McNealy 20:56, Brian Rudel 21:06, Mark Lindsay 21:07. 50-54 – Octavius Graham 20:20, Daniel Marazita 22:32, Thad McLaurin 22:56, Philip Egnatz 23:43. 55-59 – Tom Pobgee 19:44, Donny Lake 20:40, Keith Miller 21:30, Jimmy Clegg 21:51. 6064 – Joe Hall 18:56, Walt Hayes 22:26, Ken Williams 23:55, Gilbert Calley 25:14. 65-69 – Marty Beeson 22:38, Dixon Cook 24:09, Nick Burrows 27:27, John Snipes 27:43. 70-74 – Russell Smith 23:37, Herman Sabio 26:38, David Meschan 27:57, John Worley 30:48. 75-79 – Frank Smith 35:11, Bob Tesh 41:07, Ray Thomas 45:13 Female, Overall – Sarah Rapp 16:36, Rachel Ward


17:07, Kate Schwartz 17:19, Leah Anne Wirfel 17:24, Alison Parris 17:27. 14-under – Victoria Gregory 22:48, Abby Egnatz 23:39, Emma Hardiman 24:28, Nicole Hamm 25:17. 1519 – Jessica Hardiman 21:38, Kaitlyn Bullard 23:54, Maddie Ewell 25:26, Michelle Toborg 28:12. 20-24 – Erin Clark 19:10, Sarah Hoffert 20:18, Caroline Martin 20:18, Ellie Huckabee 24:44. 25-29 – Andie Cozzrelli 17:29, Tilda Helgesson 18:51, Melissa Martin 23:09, Madelyn Mauterer 23:15. 30-34 – Purity Munene 17:37, Molly Nunn 18:16, Terrieha Rorner 22:20, Vanessa Vila 23:19. 35-39 – Shawanna White 18:17, Ginna Reid 19:09, Katherine Nunnally 21:48, Lesha Sabio 21:58. 40-44 – Teresa Inman 18:47, Jennifer Curtin 24:37, Jacquelyn Allred 24:50, Michelle Jones 26:04. 45-49 – Bebe Ramzah 24:15, Michaelle Browers 26:01, Linda Stout 27:16, Silvia Tovar 28:02. 50-54 – Beth Kaplan 25:19, Audrey Curran 27:52, Gina Dixon 28:25, Kimberly Miller 29:33. 55-59 – Dana Marpoe 27:16, Gina Childress 28:38, Julie Hughes 28:45, Frances Miller 28:45. 60-64 – Joanne Parsons 26:04, Carol Bernntorf 31:50, Margaret LaDue 32:35, Cathy Ralston 32:35. 6569 – Mary Ann Gardner 40:19, Margaret Villani 40:53. 70-74– Sharon Miller 48:44.

Masland, Hutchins Win Grandfather Mountain Marathon GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C. - If one thing can be said for running coach Caleb Masland, he teaches by example. Masland, 36, of Boone, N.C., was the first-place finisher in the 50th annual Grandfather Mountain Marathon July 8 as part of the 62nd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. With a time of 2:53.14, Masland completed the 26.2-mile race from Appalachian State University's Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone to MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain - an elevation climb of 1,267 feet. At about the 15.5-mile mark, though, he started having doubts. “It was just so humid today, and humidity really gets me,” Masland said. “I stopped for a few minutes … and I was ready to throw in the towel, but I decided to keep going, and it was just one foot in front of the other today.” Fortunately, the owner and operator of Coach Caleb, an online running school, had some motivation waiting for him on the Blue Ridge Parkway. “My wife and kids, I knew they were waiting for me at the Parkway,” Masland said. “Also, I coach runners for a living, and I know they really look up to me to never give in, so I decided to keep going.” Masland said it felt even more special to finish first in the 50th anniversary of the marathon. “I really love this race,” he said. “It has a special place in my heart. Even when it's really hard, I love it, and I guarantee I'll be back next year.” This marks Masland's third time running - and his third time winning, having taken first in 2014 and 2015. Following Masland was Matt Longworth, 36, of Wadesboro, N.C., with a time of 3:07.06 and Caleb Critcher, 33, of Deep Gap, N.C., with a time of 3:09.10. “I did the Marine Corps (Marathon), and that was tough because it was in the heat, but with this hill … it's got to be the hardest one I've ever done,” said Longworth, who, when not competing, is training to become a home inspector. The 50th Grandfather marathon was Critcher's first, and it won't be the Appalachian State control shop staffer's last. “It was pretty rough out there … but I was on the podium, which was one of my goals, so I'm real excited about that,” he said. “I'll definitely do it again.” The finish line was no stranger to Suzanne Hutchins, 37, of Gastonia, N.C. Hutchins. A nurse, Hutchins was the first female finisher with a time of 3:13.45 and was



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last year's first-place female finisher, as well. This was her fifth time running the Grandfather Mountain Marathon, a race that keeps calling her back due to the nature of the course - literally. “It's the course,” she said. “I enjoy the nature and beauty of it, but it was hard. It was a very hard and

more results at warm day.” Hutchins was followed by Mary Michaels, 33, of Moody, Ala., with a time of 3:25.13, and Danielle Soroka-Jones, 43, of Salisbury, N.C., with a time of 3:42.59. Michaels has only been running marathons since May 2016 and was elated to finish second. “I started running late, but it's never too late to start,” said Michaels, who works as a veterinarian technician. “Running is my hobby, but animals are my passion.” Soroka-Jones, a real estate appraiser, was also happy to place. “It was a beautiful course,” she said, “and a wonderful experience.” According to Race Director Jim Deni, 376 people signed to race the 50th Grandfather Mountain Marathon. “That's a great number for a (tough) marathon,” he said, “and we're ranked within the top 25 marathons in the country. This is such a special event, to have a marathon as part of a highland games for 50 years consecutively. You know, we never had to cancel it. Even with bad weather, we'd sometimes got to the meadows, and there wasn't a tent standing, but we still finished.” For more information about the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, visit, or call (828) 733-1333. The not-for-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation strives to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain. For more information, call (800) 468-7325, or visit to plan a trip.

SOUTH CAROLINA Caleb Masland Photos by Skip Sickler, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Suzanne Hutchins Photos by Skip Sickler, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Born in the U.S.A. 4 miles Columbia, SC – 7/4 Male, Overall – Ben Clark 22:37, John Drummond 23:14, Derek Hutton 23:19. Masters – Phil Midden 24:48. Grandmasters – Jay Abraham 27:14. Senior Grandmasters – Albert Anderson 30:55. Veterans – Henry Holt 40:07. 10-under – Charlie Westrip 35:40, Daniel Navarro 43:56, Will Cohoon 45:23. 11-14 – Logan Zeis 27:30, Joe Gentry 28:52, Jake Debenport 28:57. 15-19 – Hayden Tuten 23:40, Isaac Homer 25:46, Julian McCue 26:12. 20-24 – Kyle Norcia 27:57, Paul Mincey 28:25, Cody Shirley 29:00. 25-29 – Sean Marden 23:53, Trey McCain 25:03, Colby Hanson 29:01. 30-34 – David Russell 24:18, James Wingo 28:15, Matt Norman 28:21. 35-39 – Drew Williams 23:58, Michael Nance 24:09, Marcus Truesdale 24:36. 40-44 – Robert Yerger 25:26, Allthe Wayin 28:02, Stephen Sansbury 29:37. 45-49 – Whitney Keen 25:56, Randall Hrechko 26:37, Johnathan Kirkwood 26:38. 50-54 – Robert Davis 28:36, Mario Alvarez 29:23, Eugene Zeigler 29:54. 55-59 – Jeff Valerio 27:55, Larry Bates 28:31, Tug Quarles 32:42. 6064 – Randall Robinson 32:44, John Matheny 33:07, Mike Compton 33:28. 65-69 – Alex Ponomarev 37:35, Ted Golay 42:57, Pete Poore 45:31. 70-74 – Ron Hagell 40:28, Peter Mugglestone 43:33, Rich Weaver. 75-over – James Mills 1:05:18. Female, Overall – Erin Miller 25:12, Sierra Oliphant 26:58, Jennifer Kryzanowski 27:48. Masters – Janice Addison 29:56. Grandmasters – Barbara Brandenburg 31:14. Senior Grandmasters – Becky Morgan 33:09. 10-under – Elizabeth Westrip 31:45, Kate Brannen 45:50 Taylor Denny 49:01. 11-14 – Emily Berg 32:22, Anna Manhnuk 37:55, Keyani Turner 41:41. 15-19 – Katherine Weber 30:02, Miranda Kirkley 30:09, Julia Keen 31:17. 20-24 – Jessica Muse 30:15, Ali Robertson 32:52, Hannah Corley 36:27. 25-29 – Valori Schubiger 28:50, Lauryn Schubiger 28:50, Sabrina Gandy 31:12. 30-34 – Rosemary Carnes Mestler 31:21, Jennifer Lybrand 32:39, Megan Duffy 33:05. 35-39 – Deirdre Maldonado 28:48, Gena Ochal 29:36, Sara Bonner 30:14. 40-44 – Sherri Mims 32:50, Katie Blocker 34:18, Kara Clyburn 34:40. 45-49 – Julia Norcia 30:45, Sherry Fadel 35:13, Tracy Tisdale 35:18. 50-54 – Sammye Locklair 33:30, Debbie Kirkland 35:27, Renee McCormick 36:06. 55-59 – Lisa Powell 31:41, Penny Hoey 33:07, Alsena Edwards 33:23. 60-64 – Kathleen Whitcomb 36:29, Marie Queen 38:58, Deborah Pulley 47:50. 65-69 – Lynn Grimes 36:02, Judy Greenhill 37:38, Brigitte Smith 47:34. – Strictly Running

TENNESSEE RC Cola-Moon Pie 10 miler Bell Buckle, TN – 6/17 Male, Overall – Landon Sherwood 1:03:25, Cort Basham 1:04:05, Eric Shull 1:05:40. Masters – Tonydee Davis 1:11:48, Alex Short 1:09:56, John Thorpe 1:10:10. Grandmasters – Don Poston 1:11:23, Jeff Matlock 1:11:51, Roger Brady 1:11:55. 14-under – Ezekiel Opie 1:24:10. 15-19 – Garrett Grissim 1:20:41, Brandon Neuharth 1:22:27, Christpher Caruso 1:29:19. 20-24 – J.B. Lund 1:13:28, Josh Walker 1:17:35, Eric Donahue 1:28:09. 25-29 – Tim Hooper 1:13:59, Rhett Brewer 1:18:01, James Smith 1:18:29. 30-34 – Brandon McCloy 1:09:26, Phil Edwards 1:12:43, Adam Pastors 1:14:46. 35-39 – Mickey Ralph 1:05:50, Robert Warden 1:07:50, Bryan Russell 1:08:01. 40-44 – Joseph Smith 1:13:21, Mike Perham 1:14:38, Philip Davenport 1:15:57. 45-49 – Jason Sublette 1:16:05, Chris Strickland 1:17:44, Christpher Favro 1:18:40. 50-54 – Robby Callahan 1:15:35, Randall Prater 1:19:29, David Trenner 1:19:56. 55-59 – Kurt Lenser 1:12:43, Keith Caruso 1:13:00, Michael Corrin 1:16:08. 60-64 – Roger Hutto 1:17:30, Robin Bible 1:26:01, Riney Green 1:28:48. 65-69 – Jerry Marcec 1:27:58, Dorn Kile 1:39:20, Warren Wheeler 1:44:56. 70-74 – Peter Pressman 2:03:53. 75-79 – Dallas Smith 1:25:49, Bob Galligan 1:58:50, David Holder 2:25:50. Female, Overall – Lauren Pilcher 1:10:18, Hannah Cutshall 1:11:26, Margaret Jones 1:14:03. Masters – Susy Thomas 1:18:29, Ninette Giardina 1:19:15, Tracy Watson 1:19:33. Grandmasters – Theresa Saupe 1:19:37, Dawn Evans 1:21:33, Robyn Snyder 1:28:17. 14-under – Megan Mayhew 1:48:01, Emma Isley 1:54:43. 15-19 – Kira King 1:32:52, Margaret Gaw 1:38:25, Maggie Favro 1:54:23. 20-24 – Lin Marzialo 1:21:56, Abbie Tolon 1:25:33, Heather 1:25:45. 25-29 – Ladi Stallard 1:17:35, Krystal Cook 1:22:38, Amie Wiser 1:27:34. 30-34 – Lindsay Cox 1:19:12, Lindsey Layne 1:19:49, Jaime Holt 1:23:25. 35-39 – Andrea Rich 1:15:11, Heather Kralj 1:15:52, Jennifer Clayton 1:16:42. 40-44 – Jill Stansell 1:25:35, Jaime Bartsch 1:28:01, Belinda Snellings 1:28:44. 45-49 – Stacy Juckett Chesn 1:20:55, Vivian Davis 1:26:35, Terry Hannaway 1:28:24. 50-54 – Kim Hines 1:32:21, Christine Powell 1:38:12, Charlene Alcorn 1:39:49. 5559 – Nancy Dill 1:31:12, Linda Fox 1:31:22, Tamra Smith 1:34:32. 60-64 – Floria Mersman 1:30:16, Vickie Michael 1:43:34, Peggy Kruspe 1:46:35. 65-69 – Erin McGuire 1:48:32, Carolyn Lovelace 2:19:41, Doris Brown 2:49:00. 70-74 – Glenda Tetley 2:48:56, Janet Lowe 2:49:00.

VIRGINIA Eastern Divide Ultra 50K/8 mile Pembroke, VA – 6/17 50K, Top 50 – 1-Richard Morris 3:40:23, 2-Adam Coon 4:07:56, 3-Michael Jones 4:22:52, 4-Owen Bradley 4:29:23, 5-Justin Leach 4:32:36, 6-Ignacio Moore 4:34:38, 7-Brett Sherfy 4:35:15, 8-Mary Sketch

4:36:41, 9-Juliane Totzke 4:41:02, 10-Christopher Larson 4:46:18, 11-Ryan Norton 4:47:25, 12-Douglas Long 4:56:51, 13-Trevor Stewart 4:58:10, 14-Dave Williams 4:58:21, 15-Ben Hays 5:00:10, 16-William Swofford 5:01:31, 17-Lucas Weaver 5:02:07, 18-Erik Fendik 5:04:27, 19-Kirby Walke 5:06:47, 20-Neal Caren 5:07:13, 21-Christian Heller 5:12:20, 22-Elizabeth Minnick 5:14:04, 23-Rachel Corrigan 5:17:47, 24-Marc Griffin 5:17:48, 25-Kathryn Schuller 5:20:07. 26-Stephanie Snow 5:20:48, 27-Rob Livengood 5:21:34, 28-Michael Caplan 5:21:48, 29-Daniel McDowell 5:23:59, 30-Graham Snyder 5:24:17, 31Robert Perez 5:25:02, 32-Joe Cross 5:20:20, 33-Jason Wozniak 5:32:25, 34-Ulrich Tomlinson 5:32:29, 35Karen Sanzo 5:32:35, 36-Erik Olsen 5:33:00, 37-Paul Bottiglio 5:33:03, 38-Matthew Elliott 5:34:35, 39Joshua Clemons 5:35:14, 40-Roger Pearson 5:35:40, 41-Ellen Kenney 5:36:04, 42-Peggy Legrand 5:37:18, 43-Joey Tuner 5:37:47, 44-Justin Garrity 5:37:59, 45Landon Nowlin 5:38:35, 46-Kit Hayes 5:39:00, 47-Terry Jones 5:39:30, 48-Brock Nichols 5:39:46, 49-John Kilpatrick 5:40:53, 50-Royce Jacomen 5:41:44. 8 miles, Top 25 – 1-Frank Locascio 57:13, 2-Ryan Vaught 1:01:53, 3-Justin Riederer 1:02:49, 4-Jeremy Skiff 1:06:51, 5-Brandon Thrower :08:04, 6-Hayley Billingsley 1:13:08, 7-Monica Kohler 1:13:08, 8-Mary Catherine Nesaw 1:13:08, 9-Tyler Oxley 1:16:55, 10Christopher Riegger 1:17:07, 11-Andrew Harrison 1:18:11, 12-Kerri Blaesser 1:19:33, 13-Helen MacDermott 1:21:24, 14-Gibson Terrence 1:23:34, 15Bradley Hutchinson 1:23:57, 16-Karl Breitwieser 1:23:57, 17-Taylor King 1:24:22, 18-Grace Smith 1:27:14, 19-Sarah Oertel 1:29:10, 20-Kurt Rooks 1:30:04, 21-Irene Zaccone 1:31:05, 22-Ginger Stewart 1:31:25, 23-Andrew Smith 1:31:37, 24-Dakota Blanks 1:31:50, 25-Miha Slegel 1:34:55.

RUNNING PSYCHOLOGY CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 gestions on how to improve things like concentration, emotional arousal, goal setting and self-talk. The word psychology often has negative connotations, but a Sport Psychologist is there to help improve the mental aspects of your running. Seeing a Sport Psychologist does not mean you have any problem, they are there to make you better and get more enjoyment from running. So when you see a runner out training or in a race, they may appear to be alone. However, behind that solitary runner stands a strong support network that in many instances forms a team. So don't try and go it alone. Work on forming a strong support network in your running. Your "team" can help you run faster, stay healthy and even help you enjoy running even more. Richard Ferguson is Chair of the Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport Science Department of Averett University and is an AASP Certified SportPsycology Consultant. He may be reached via e-mail at

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39th Annual Running Journal Grand Prix Champions The Running Journal Grand Prix completed its 39th season on Memorial Day in Huntsville, AL, at the Cotton Row 10K. The series began in August at the 39th running of the Midnight Flight 10K in Anderson, SC. Next up was the Magic City Half Marathon in Birmingham, AL, in November, followed by the only marathon on the series, the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL. Unfortunately, the first Grand Prix race in January, the Mississippi Blues Half Marathon, had to be cancelled due to icy weather in Jackson, MS. But good weather met runners at the Winter Flight 8K in Salisbury, NC, later in the month. March saw GP runners at the beach for the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon and then a trip to Germantown, TN, for the Germantown Half Marathon at mid month. Capping off the season was the Cotton Row 10K. The top 20 overall and top 8 in other GP divisions scored points at each race with the Rocket City Marathon counting for double points and all half marathons scoring 25 bonus points. Runners needed to run at least two GP races to qualify for seasonending awards, so not all divisions had winners.Only runners in the southern region are eligible to compete in the series. Leading the way in this year's Running Journal Grand Prix were two prolific road racers from Columbia, SC, while the Female Veterans Champion continued her winning ways. Orinthal Striggles of Columbia, SC, was the big winner in this season's Running Journal Grand Prix, taking wins in both the Overall Male and Masters divisions. In the Overall Male category, the 41-year-old tallied 450 Orinthal Striggles, Overall Male and points. He finished with second-place Masters Champion points at the Winter Flight 8K, running 27:53. He was third at the Rocket City Marathon in 2:41:43. Striggles was fourth at the first race of the season, the Midnight Flight 10K (38:29) and finished 11th at the Magic City Half Marathon (1:19:14). He finished off the season with a 36:33 run at the Cotton Row 10K, good enough for 12th place points. Striggles totaled 610 points in the Masters division, finishing first in the division in four of his five races. His only second place run came at the final race of the season, the Cotton Row 10K. A frequent road racer, when Striggles was not racing on the Grand Prix circuit this year, his name could be found nearly every week near the top of various races across his home state of South Carolina.

City Marathon with a 3:38:08 run. He also placed third at the Cotton Row 10K in 46:04. Ted Rust, 62, of New Bern, NC, finished second in the Male Senior Grandmasters division. Rust scored 205 points. He was second at both the Midnight Flight 10K (54:02) and Magic City half Marathon (1:59:04). Seventy-nine-year-old Thomas Eison of Greenville, SC, led the Male Veterans division with 290 points. Eison started the season off with a first-place run at the Midnight Flight 10K in 59:31. He was fifth at the Winter Flight 8K (48:03) and second at the Germantown Half Marathon (2:14:40). He finished fifth at the final race of the season, the Cotton Row 10K in 1:01:00. His son, Jordan, was second in the Male Masters division. Thirty-seven-year-old Shawanna White, of Columbia, SC, led the Overall Female division with 565 points. She started out the season with a first-place run at the Midnight Flight 10K in 38:33. She followed that with a second-place finish at the Magic City Half Marathon, running 1:22:35. White also placed second at the Rocket City Marathon (2:54:25) and the Winter Flight 8K (29:31). She finished Shawanna White the season with a fourth-place finish at the Overall Female Champion Cotton Row 10K in 38:52. White is a physical education teacher and is coached by Orinthal Striggles. Like Striggles, she is also a frequent face on the road race circuit, and last year won the award for Female Long Distance Runner of the year in South Carolina. Betty Burrell, 73, of Pendleton, SC, led the Female Veterans division for the third year in a row. Burrell scored 195 points. She finished second at the first race of the season, the Midnight Flight 10K, running 1:21:18. She was also second at the Myrtle Beach Half Marathon (2:36:44). She finished the season with a first-place finish at the Cotton Row 10K in 1:22:24.

Jordan Eison, 42, of Atlanta, GA, finished second in the Masters division, scoring 175 points. His best finish was a fourth place at the Winter Flight 8K in 33:37. He was sixth at the Midnight Flight 10K (44:51), seventh at the Germantown Half Marathon (1:32:10) and scored eighth-place points at the Magic City Half Marathon (1:31:48). Jordan is the son of the Male Veterans Champion, Thomas Eison.

Jordan Eison 2nd Masters

George Dewitt, 58, of Madison, AL, scored 270 points to lead the Male Grandmasters division. Dewitt took first place at the Rocket City Marathon, running 2:56:09. He placed third at the season-ending Cotton Row 10K in 40:18.

Wayne Heckler, 67, of Madison, AL, won the Male Senior Grandmasters division, scoring 270 points. Heckler was first at the Rocket

Thomas Eison Male Veterans Champion

Betty Burrell Female Veterans Champion


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“We Run The South” Running Journal Race Calendar Race Directors: Submit your information anytime on our website - Runners: Please verify information before traveling to a race. Abbreviations: RD = race day, RW = racewalk, FR = fun run, P/M = postmarked, W/C = wheelchair.

ALABAMA Aug. 1, Mobile - Crime Prevention 5K Run/Walk, 6:30pm. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, Aug. 5, Anniston - Woodstock 5K, 7:30am; Kidstock 1 Mile, 8:30am. Info: Aug. 5, Birmingham - Lupus 5K FITathlon Challenge, 9am/1st Wave; 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Decatur - Brooke Hill 5K & 1 Mile, 7am. Info: Aug. 5, Huntsville - Run 2 Rescue 5K Glow Edition, 7pm. Info: Aug. 5, Montgomery - HSI Back to School Run, 5K 7am; 1 Mile 7:15am; NOTE NEW START TIMES. Info: Candice Williams (334)414-0873, Aug. 5, Mt. Laurel - Shake & Bake 5K, 8am. Info: Theresa Manry (205)981-9030 (w), Aug. 8, Guntersville - Laranda Nichols Run for Hope 5K Run/ Walk, 8am. Info: Aug. 8, Prichard - Chickasabogue 2 Mile Run/Walk, 6:30pm. Info: Port City Pacers (251)473-7223. Aug. 11, Alabaster - Warrior Color Run 5K, 7pm; Fun Run, 6pm. Info: Aug. 12, Arab - Judy Upton Memorial 5K, JuJu FR; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Decatur - Brothers for Life 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Gadsden - Hot Pursuit 5K Glow Run, 8pm; 1 Mile Glow FR/Walk, 7:30pm. Info: Aug. 12, Lincoln - Historic Lincoln Alabama 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Oneonta - A Midsummer Night’s Run, 5K & 1 Mile FR; 6pm. Info: Aug. 19, Auburn - SCAVMA Tails & Trails 5K, 1 Mile FR; 7am. Info: Aug. 19, Birmingham - R(un) for One 5K, 8am; Kids FR, 8:45am. Info: Krystal Brummitt (205)967-0811, Aug. 19, Birmingham - Just A Call Away 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Aug. 19, Dothan - Life Is A Beach 5K Trail Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Larry Dykes (334)792-6021. Aug. 19, Hoover - Save the O’s 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9:15am. Info: Aug. 19, Huntsville - Running of the Bulls 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Decatur - 7@7 7K, 7am. Info: Aug. 26, Mobile - Kickoff Run for Sight 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile FR; 7:30am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, Aug. 26, Pelham - Ridge to Blazing Ridge Trail 21 Mile & 10.5 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Weaver - Fraternal Order of Police Anniston Lodge #4 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: David (256)591-7366, Sept. 2, Gulf Shores - Summer Series Championship Race Bloody 5K Run & Competitive Walk, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 2, Huntsville - Monte Sano 10K & 5K Road Races & Kids FR, 8am. Info: Beth Benefield (256)658-1162, Sept. 9, Athens - 9/11 Heroes Run 5K, 7am. Info: Sept. 9, Birmingham - Race to the Courthouse 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: (205)801-7224, Sept. 9, Dauphin Island - Hurricane 5K Run/Walk, 8:10am; Fun Run, 9am. Info Port City Pacers (251)473-7223. Sept. 9, Homewood - ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Birmingham, 5K, 1 Mile & 200 yard dash; 8am. Info: Olivia (202)463-9455, Sept. 9, Huntsville - North Alabama Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Alabaster - Backpack Buddy Run, 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Sept. 16, Athens - Duck and Run 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Birmingham - Monkey C Monkey Run 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 9am. Info: (205)323-8427, Sept. 16, Birmingham - Alabama ASDA Miles for Smiles 2017, 5K Run 8am; 1 Mile FR 9am. Info: Sept. 16, Daphne - Jubilee Race for Life 5K Run, 1 Mile FR/ Walk; 8am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, Sept. 16, Guntersville - Apple Race to Education, 5K 8am; 1 Mile FR 9am. Info: Sept. 16, Mobile - GOK 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, Sept. 16, Rainbow City - TyDy4Tyler, 5K Color Run & 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info:

Sept. 21, Huntsville - Huntsville Hospital Autumn Chase 1 Mile Run, Grades Pre-K thru 8; 3pm. Info: Greg Reynolds (256)4897280, Sept. 23, Birmingham - St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, 5K Run & FR; 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Dothan - Trot With SWAT 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: Carol Goguen (334)794-9029, Sept. 23, Flomaton - AMPED/Railroad Junction Day 5K, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 23, Harvest - Sparkman Nine Rev and Run 5K, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 10am. Info: Sept. 23, Huntsville - Santa’s Schoolhouse Run, 5K & 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Huntsville - Twilight Panther Prowl 5K, 4:30pm; 1 Mile FR, 4pm. Info: Sept. 23, Selma - Integrity Worldwide Run for Kenya, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile FR; 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Spanish Fort Causeway - Fire Prevention 5K Run/ Wallk, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Margaret Olive (251)401-8039, Sept. 23, Tuscaloosa/Northport - Canine Classic/Humane Society of West AL 5K, 8am. Info: Betty Freeman (205)737-7442, Sept. 30, Orange Beach - Color Vibe 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Vincent - Revival Center/Honea Family Dentistry 5K Run, 9am; 1 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: Oct. 7, Birmingham - Ruffner Mountain Crusher 42K & 21K, 8am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: (205)833-8264, Oct. 7, Florence - UNA Homecoming 5K, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Gadsden - Gadsden Rock-n-Run 15K, 7am; 5K Walk/ Run, 7:30am. Info: Oct. 7, Ozark - Claybank 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: Susan Owens (334)618-5189, Oct. 14, Enterprise - Heels of Hope 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 14, Huntsville - Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15K & 1 Mile Kids FR, 7:30am. Info: Mike O’Melia (256)361-3633, Oct. 14, Orange Beach - Shrimp Festival 10K/5K Run, 8am. Info: Oct. 21, Homewood - Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 9am. Info: Oct. 21, Huntsville - Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K, 8am. Info: Suzanne Mohler (256)265-8077, Oct. 28, Florence - The Life Without Limits Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:15am; 1 Mile FR, 9:15am. Info: Nov. 4, Birmingham - Vulcan Run 10K. Info: Nov. 4, Birmingham - Shelby Humane Society Paws for the Cause 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR/Dog Walk, 9:30am. Info: Nov. 4, Huntsville - Huntsville Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Marty & Carol Eaton (256)882-3706, Nov. 4, Valley - Running with the Band in Beulah Land, 10.16K 8am-CST/9am-EST; 5K 10am-CST/11am-EST; 1 Mile 11am-CST/ 12pm-EST. Info: Roger Keel (334)524-2884, Nov. 11, Pelham - Moonlight Bootlegger 5K, 5:15pm. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903,

Nov. 19, Birmingham - Magic City Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:15am; 1 Mile FR, 8:45am; Expo & Packet Pickup at Regions Field 10am-5pm (11/18); Race Day Registration from 6am-7:30am at Regions Field. Info: Jeremey Davis (864)420-5169,, See Ad page 10. Dec. 9, Huntsville - Rocket City Marathon, 7am; $90 postmarked thru Sept.; $100 thereafter or (online only through 12/1). Info: Dink & Suzanne Taylor (256)650-7063,, See Ad page 15.

ARKANSAS Aug. 3, Russellville - Cyclone Glow 5K/1K, 9pm. Info: (870)3568474, Aug. 5, Decatur - Decatur BBQ 10K, 5K & 2K; 7am. Info: (479)372-8632, Aug. 5, Dierks - Pine Tree Festival 5K, 7:30am. Info: (870)5846503, Aug. 5, Russellville - Tropical Smoothie Rise N Shine 5K, 8:30am. Info: (479)970-9422, Aug. 5, Springdale - Diva Dash 5K, 8am. Info: (816)569-4508, Aug. 11-13, Eureka Springs - Eureka Springs Multisports Festival, 5K & 10K; 7:30am. Info: Bruce Dunn (479)521-7766, Aug. 12, Hope - Watermelon 5K, 7:30am. Info: (870)777-1917, Aug. 12, Little Rock - GSFBC Run With the Son 5K, 8am. Info: (501)455-3474, Aug. 12, Rogers - 479 Bash & Dash 5K & FR, 7am. Info: Sara Elliott (479)531-5044, Aug. 19, Jonesboro - Hot Pepper Nights 5K & 10K, 6:30am. Info: (901)274-2202, Aug. 19, Little Rock - Easter Seals Walk With Me 5K, 7am. Info: (501)227-3706, Aug. 25, Dardanelle - Sand Lizard Glow 5K, 8:30pm. Info: (479)970-2340, Aug. 26, Farmington - Farmington Stampede 5K, 1 Mile; 8am. Info: Sheryl Cash (479)267-2664, Aug. 26, Fayetteville - St. Jude Fayetteville 10K, 7am. Info: (479)387-7116, Aug. 26, Little Rock - Run With the Flock 5K & 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: (501)220-4351, Aug. 26, Pearcy - Adam Brown Road Mile/Half Mile, 8am. Info: (501)282-3481, Sept. 2, North Little Rock - ARK 5K Classic, 7:30am. Info: (501)412-4520, Sept. 4, Rogers - Run For A Child’s Hunger 10K, 5K & 1 Mile; 7:30am. Info: (479)246-0104, Sept. 9, Lavaca - 9/11 Memorial 5K, 8am. Info: (479)462-9629, Sept. 9, Little Rock - Minuteman 5K XC & 2 Mile School Invitational XC, 7:30am. Info: (501)231-3730, Sept. 9, Malvern - Hot Spring County Fair 5K, 8am. Info: Tony Jenkins (501)815-2383, Sept. 9, North Little Rock - Race Against the Odds 5K, 8:30am. Info: (501)442-1564, Sept. 9, Ozark - Race to Be Heard 5K & 10K, 9am. Info: (479)883-9477, Sept. 16, Benton - Arkansas 20K, 7am. Info: Sept. 16, Little Rock - Conquer the Gauntlet 3.9 Mile, 8am. Info: (501)240-8124, Sept. 16, North Little Rock - Camp Robinson 4 Mile, 8am. Info: (501)212-6700, Sept. 16, Winslow - Winslow Run, Half Marathon & 5K; 8am. Info: Terry Bumgardner (501)837-3599, Sept. 23, Jonesboro - JTown 5K, 8am. Info: (870)206-9473, Sept. 23, Russellville - Cyclone Invitational 5K & 2 Mile, 9am. Info: (479)970-6102, Sept. 23, Texarkana - CASA Colorful 5K, 8:30am. Info: Stephanie Fussell (903)748-4342, Sept. 23, Yellville - Glow Run 5K, 8pm. Info: (870)449-7155, Sept. 29, Mountain Home - Lake Norfork 5K/10K, 7pm. Info: (870)404-8363. Sept. 30, Bryant - Bryant Fall Fest 5K, 8am. Info: (501)9430426, Sept. 30, Clarksville - Johnson County Light the Night 5K Glow Run/Walk, 8pm; 1K Kids Race, 7pm. Info: Brooke Milloway (479)6701362, Sept. 30, Delight - Glen Campbell 5K Ramble, 8am. Info: (870)260-0216,

Sept. 30, Fayetteville - Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, Open 10K 7:15am; Open 5K 8:45am; 10K/5K Open $25 before 9/17, after 9/17 $30. Info: Jay Lewis, Race Director, POB 10734, Fayetteville, AR 72703; (479)5305954,, Sept. 30, Fort Smith - Paint Downtown Pink 5K, 8:30am. Info: (479)650-0766, Sept. 30, Jonesboro - Heart & Sole Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 6:30am. Info: (870)931-4044, Sept. 30, Lonoke - Great Pumpkin 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: (501)590-0441, Sept. 30, Sherwood - Sherwoodfest 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: (501)454-5185, Oct. 7, Benton - Hudson’s Monster of a 5K, 5pm. Info: (501)5748914, Oct. 7, Fayetteville - Razorback Run 15K & 5K, 8am. Info: (479)530-8432, Oct. 7, Heber Springs - Paws at the Beach 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: (501)250-4427, Oct. 7, Helena - Flour Power Run in Memory of Kenneth Freemyer, 5K 7:30am. Info: Oct. 7, North Little Rock - Heroes Against Hunger 5K, 8am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, Oct. 7, Pine Bluff - A-State Steelers 5K, 7:30pm. Info: (870)8830901, Oct. 7, Springdale - Downtown Runaround 10K, 5K & 1 Mile; 8:30am. Info: (479)725-4534, Oct. 7, Van Buren - Sparks Stampede 5K/10K, 8am. Info: Mary Jo Brinkman (479)650-0509, Oct. 7, Wynne - Run 4 Their Life 5K, 8am. Info: Maggie Peeler (870)238-4329, Oct. 8, Little Rock - Race 13.1 Little Rock Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), Oct. 14, Booneville - Arkansas Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Walk/Run. Info: (479)675-2666, Oct. 14, Fayetteville - Lewis and Clark Ozark Adventure Race,

2 Mile & 7 Mile; 8:30am. Info: Bruce Dunn (479)521-7766, Oct. 14, Cabot - FSM 5K, 9am. Info: (501)843-5291, Oct. 14, Little Rock - Race For The Cure 5K, 8am. Info: (501)2024393,

Oct. 15, Fayetteville - Fayetteville Firefighters’ Hero Half Marathon, 8am; $65 by 8/15 (Price increases $5 every month until race). Info: Melissa Caffrey, The Spark Foundation (479)387-7116, contact@myspark, See Ad page 8. Oct. 21, Conway - Soaring Wings of Conway Half Marathon, Relay & 10K; 7am. Info: Oct. 21, Lakeview - Big Bluff Challenge 10K & 5K, 9am. Info: (870)847-5129, Oct. 21, Malvern - Running For Cover 5K, 9am. Info: (479)5308432, Oct. 28, Batesville - Redemption 5K, 10am. Info: (870)262-9849, Oct. 28, Clarksville - Ozark Highlands 5K, 8am. Info: (479)9798531, Oct. 28, Coal Hill - Goblin Gallop 5K, 6pm. Info: (479)497-1171, Oct. 28, Little Rock - CHCA’s Spooktacular 5K, 9am. Info: (501)374-9734, Oct. 28, Little Rock - Creep N Crawl 10K & 5K, 5pm. Info: (501)371-4639, Oct. 29, Fayetteville - Halloween Monster Dash 5K & Fun Run, 2:30pm. Info: Bruce Dunn (479)521-7766,

FLORIDA Aug. 5, Pensacola - Bushwacker 5K, 7:30am. Info: Johnny Graves (850)733-9090, Aug. 5, Sarasota - New Balance FREE 5K Fun Runs, 7am. Info: Tonya Getzen Gowan (941)921-3696,

Aug. 5, St. George Island - St. George Island Sizzler 5K, 7pm; 1 Mile, 6:30pm; $15-$35 by 8/ 2 at 6pm EST; $40 day of race. Info: Amy Hodson, POB 416, Eastpoint, FL 32328; (850)653-6880, stgeorgeislandsizzler@, Aug. 5, Stuart - Fleet Feet Furnace 5K Run/Walk, 7am; Kids FR, 8:10am. Info: Aug. 5, Tallahassee - Operation One Voice Fallen Heroes 5K & 1 Mile, 8:30am. Info: Mike Terhune (850)212-2494, Aug. 5, Tallahassee - Summer Trail Series Race 4, 4.5 Mile; 6:30pm. Info: Aug. 11, Clearwater - Sunsets At Sand Key Park 5K Race Series, 7pm; Kids FR (free), 6:45pm. Info: Aug. 11-12, Jacksonville Beach - Tour De Pain, 8/11: 4 Mile, 6:30pm; 8/12: 5K, 7am; Mile Sizzler, 4:30pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, Aug. 12, Lakeland - Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5K Series, 7am. Info: Aug. 12, Tallahassee - Breakfast on the Track 1.0 Mile, 7:45am. Info: Felton or Bonnie Wright (850)386-3500, Aug. 19, Jacksonville - Lung Force Run/Walk 5K, 8am. Info: Karen Hughes (904)520-7117, Aug. 19, Orlando - Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5K, 7:30am; Kids’ Run, 8:45am. Info: Track Shack (407)896-1160, Aug. 19, Tallahassee - Miller Landing Madness 8K & 5K, 8am; 3K, 9am. Info: Tom Perkins (850)894-2019, Bill Lott (850)656-1273. Aug. 20, Viera - Tailgate 2 Miler, 7am. Info: Aug. 26, Jacksonville Beach - Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run, 5 Mile 6pm; 1 Mile 6:05pm. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, Aug. 26, Merritt Island - Running On Island Time 5K Race/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Ocala - Glo with the Flo 5K, 8pm. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104,

Aug. 26, Parrish - Fort Hamer 5K/10K Bridge Run, 7:30am; $30/5K, $35/10K by 8/24; after $35/5K, $40/10K. Info: Doug Schiller, POB 89, Ellenton, FL 34222; (941)932-6147,, www.forthamerbridge Aug. 26, Tallahassee - Cougar XC Challenge, 5K Trail; 7:15am. Info: Aug. 27, Boca Raton - Summer’s End Fun Run 5K, 6pm. Info: (561)361-1950 Sept. 2, Harmony - Labor of Love 5K, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 2, Jacksonville - Tunnel 2 Towers 5K Run/Walk, 8:45am. Info: Sept. 2, Melbourne - Be Your Own Superhero 5K, 7:30am. Info: Running Zone (321)751-8890, Sept. 2, Nocatee - The Veteran’s 5K Walk or Run. Info: Andrew Michael (904)460-8501, Sept. 2, Orlando - The Great Chocolate Race Series - Orlando, 10 Mile & 5K; 7:30am. Info: Crucible Racing, LLC (757)849-8566, Sept. 2, Sarasota - New Balance FREE 5K Fun Runs, 7am. Info: Tonya Getzen Gowan (941)921-3696, Sept. 4, Bradenton - 25th Annual Canes Classic 5K, 8am; 1K, 9:15am. Info: Rae Ann Darling Reed (941)586-9375,, Sept. 4, Jacksonville - RunJax Labor Day 5K Run, 7:30am; 1 Mile, 8:30am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, Sept. 4, Tallahassee - Bluebird Run for Brookie B, 5K Run/Walk 8:30am; 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Bill Bowers (850)228-1263, Sept. 9, Altamonte Springs - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Orlando, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Amelia Island - Doug Stuber Memorial Turtle Trot 5K & 1 Mile Kid’s FR, 7:30am. Info: Amelia Island Runners (904)4156039,

Sept. 9, Clearwater - Fit Foodie Festival & 5K, 8am; $25. Info: Maura O’Neill, 1399 N. Cuyamaca St., El Cajon, CA 92020; (619)3121212,, Sept. 9, Ft. Lauderdale - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Ft. Lauderdale, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Indialantic - Turtle Krawl 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Jacksonville - Run with the Flock 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Ronda McPherson (407)687-4228, Sept. 9, Lakeland - Phil Brown’s PHEEL GOOD 5K & Virtual 5K, 7:30am. Info:, Sept. 9, Port Orange - Halifax Health - Hospice 5K Run/Walk, 8am; Kiddie Dash, 8:45am. Info: Sheri Robbins (386)425-4747, Sept. 9, Tallahassee - Run/Walk for Sickle Cell Anemia 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Sept. 14, Boca Raton - Sprint & Sip 5K Run/Walk, 7pm. Info: Lauren Koblick (561)852-3257, Sept. 16, Casselberry - Rock n’ Run 5K, 7:30am; Kids’ Run, 8:45am. Info: Track Shack (407)896-1160, Sept. 16, Fort Myers - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Fort Myers, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Inverness - Royal Run 5K, 7:30am; Kids FR, 8:15am. Info: DRC Sports (352)637-2475, Sept. 16, Jacksonville - Springfield 5K, 7:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8:30am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, Sept. 16, Melbourne - Eagle Pride 5K & 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 16, New Smyrna Beach - Jail Break 5K Beach Run, 9am. Info: Swayne Parsons (386)944-7718 (o), (386)882-7422 (c), Sept. 16, Ocala - Wear your Wings 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, Sept. 16, Tallahassee - Prefontaine Forest Run 5K, 8:30am. Info: Doug Bell (850)510-7146, Sept. 16, Tallahassee - St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, 8am. Info: Marie Lofton (850)907-1901, Sept. 16, Tallahassee - Walk to End Alzheimer’s - 3 Miles; 9:30am. Info: Hannah Volz (850)408-9984, Sept. 17, Hollywood - Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk/Run, 7:15am. Info: (650)598-2857, Sept. 23, Jacksonville - Avondale 5K Classic, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900, Sept. 23, Lakeland - Color Vibe 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Orange Park - BASCA’s 5K Run, Walk & Roll, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: BASCA’s Inc. (904)541-1742. Sept. 23, Tallahassee - Women’s Distance Festival 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Lisa Unger (850)264-9615, Sept. 23, Viera - Run With Hope 5K, 7:30am. Info: Alyssa Buchanan (321)586-9466, Sept. 30, Apopka - Night to Shine 5K, 8am. Info: Amy Reed (352)408-5519, Sept. 30, Jacksonville - ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 5K, 9:30am; 1 Mile Walk, 10am; Kid’s Superhero Dash for Dad, 10:30am. Info: (202)303-3110, Sept. 30, Melbourne - For The Girls 5K, 5pm. Info: Oct. 1, Fort De Soto Park - Fort De Soto 15K, 7:05am; 5K, 7:20am. Info: (727)347-4440,, Oct. 1, Tallahassee - Refuge House Stop the Violence 5K, 4pm. Info: Lindsay Pierce (850)922-6062, Oct. 7, Brooksville - John Holmes Trail Run, 50K 7am; 16 Mile & 9 Mile 8am. Info: (813)232-5200, Oct. 7-8, Key West - Southernmost Marathon, 5:30am & Half Marathon, 5:45pm (on 10/7); 10K & 5K, 7:30am (on 10/8). Info: (954)213-6699, Oct. 7, Melbourne - Will Run for Chocolate, Won’t Stand For Violence 5K, 8am. Info: Oct. 8, Flagler Beach - Flagler Wagler Deputy Dog 2K Beach Run, 11am. Info: Swayne Parsons (386)944-7718 (o), (386)8827422 (c), Oct. 8, Sanford - Sanford River Walk 5K, 7:30am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, Oct. 14, Jacksonville - Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon & Freedom 5K, 7am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900,

Running Journal • August, 2017 Oct. 14, Sarasota - New Balance FREE 5K Fun Runs, 7am. Info: Tonya Gowan (941)921-3696, Oct. 15, Davie - Strong Against Cancer 5K, 7:30am. Info: Mike Roachford (954)292-3134, Oct. 15, Santa Rosa Beach - 30A Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:25am. Info: (850)420-5845, Oct. 21, Amelia Island - ZOOMA Women’s Race Series, Half Marathon, 12K & 5K; 7:30am. Info: Oct. 21, Bradenton - Ghost 5K Run, 5pm. Info: Doug Schiller (941)932-6147, Oct. 21, Middleburg - Black Creek 5K, 7:30am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, Oct. 22, Apalachicola Bay - Running For The Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra 50K, 10K & 5K; 7:15am. Info: Mark Henderson - Oct. 22, Palm Coast - Jack’s 50K, 30K & 10K Trail Run, 8:30am. Info: Dawn Lisenby (386)986-8572, Oct. 28, Cocoa Beach - Fall Into Winter 5K, 8am. Info: Laird McLean (321)868-3252, Oct. 28, Lakewood Ranch - Boo 5K Run, 8:30am. Info: Doug Schiller (941)932-6147, Oct. 28, Melbourne - Ghostly Gecko 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Running Zone (321)751-8890, Oct. 28, New Smyrna Beach - New Smyrna-Ween Monster 10K Beach Run & Zombie 5K Beach Run, 9am; Little Devil Dash, 8:30am. Info: Swayne Parsons (386)944-7718 (o), (386)882-7422 (c), Oct. 29, Cocoa Beach - Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Half Marathon, 7am. Info:

Oct. 29, Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg - 9th Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon, 7:05am; 5K, 7:20am; $85/Halfathon, $40/5K Postmarked/Online before 9/24. Info: (727)347-4440,, Oct. 29, Port Orange - Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:15am. Info:

Dec. 9, Wakulla Springs - Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic, 50K & 50 Mile; 7am; $60/ 50K, $70/50 Mile, 7/1-9/30; $70/$80 10/1-12/4. Info: Nancy Stedman & Jay Silvanima (850)545-7074,, Dec. 10, Madeira Beach to Largo - Florida Holiday Halfathon & Relay, 7:05am/Walkers Early Start, 7:30am/Wheelchair, 7:35am/ Runners/Walkers Halfathon; $75 postmarked/online until 8/10; $85 postmarked/online until 11/5. Info: (727)3474440,, Feb. 4, Daytona Beach - Daytona Beach Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 10:30am; $80/ Half Marathon, $70/Half Marathon Relay (per team member), $30/5K, $135/Speedway Challenge (both Half & 5K events), 7/1-9/30. Info: Volusia County Government, 123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 301, DeLand, FL 32720; (386)822-5062, raceinfo@daytonabeachhalf. com,

GEORGIA Aug. 5, Alpharetta - Old Soldiers Day Race 8K, 7am. Info: Steve Ciaccio (678)297-6173, Aug. 5, Alpharetta - Rhino Family Road Race, 5K 7:30am. Info: Ivy Skovardanova (404)512-5981, Aug. 5, Athens - Run Through The Woods Cross Country 5K YMCA Tribute to Coach Mike, 8am. Info: Elyse Giles (706)5436596, Aug. 5, Centerville - “Glazin’ a Trail” Donut Run 5K & 1 Mile Munchkin Run, 8am. Info: Lacey Meador (478)751-2898, Aug. 5, Duluth - Button Down Dash 10K, 7am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: Rhea Frendt (770)232-8816, Aug. 5, Flowery Branch - FBHS Falcon 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 5, Hiram - Saving the Bounce 5K & 1K, 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Kennesaw - The Hero Run 5K, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Acworth - Xterra Georgia Allatoona Creek Park 8.75 & 3.4 Mile Trail Run, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Alpharetta - Red Race 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, Aug. 12, Athens - Brain Fitness 5K, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Atlanta - Lekotek Run 4 Kids, 4 Mile 8am. Info: Helene Prokesch (404)633-3430, Aug. 12, Atlanta - The Vinings Down Hill 5K Run for the Kids, 8am. Info: Charles Heinz (678)391-3910, Aug. 12, Canton - Chick-Fil-A Moo’ve It 5K, 8am. Info:

Aug. 12, Cumming - Watermelon 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Douglasville - Boundary Waters Cross Country 5K, 8am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: Aug. 12, Peachtree Corners - Light Up the Corners 4 Miler, 8:30pm. Info: Aug. 12, Suwanee - Longhorn 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9:15am. Info: Aug. 12, Suwanee - Bulldog Dash 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Winder - Summer’s End 5,000 & 10,000, 10K Run 7am; 5K Run/Walk 8:15am; FR, 9:15am. Info: Aug. 13, Kennesaw - Miles4Meier 5K, 9am. Info: (678)5246180, Aug. 13, Snellville - Rockin’ The LP Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 13, Suwanee - Mustard Seed 5K, 8am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, Aug. 19, Athens - Outpace Parkinson’s 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Atlanta - Atlanta’s Finest 5K, 7:30am; 1 Mile, 8:15am; 50m Dash, 8:30am. Info: (404)231-9064, Aug. 19, Bogart - Titan Twilight 5K, 7pm; 1 Mile FR & Little Titan Races, 6pm. Info:

Aug. 19, Brooklet - 17th Annual Brooklet 5K Peanut Run, 7am; $20 by 8/4, after $25 ($30 Day of Race). Info: Toby Davis, P.O. Box 313, Brooklet, GA 30415; (912)481-4050,, https:// 16thAnnualBrooklet5kPeanutRun Aug. 19, Conyers - Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race, 9:45am. Info: Aug. 19, Dalton - Run for God - Pinky 5K Run/Walk (women only), 8am. Info: Dean Thompson (706)264-7101, Aug. 19, Duluth - The Dream Dash 5K & FR, 8am. Info: (678)985-3921, Aug. 19, Fayetteville - R(un) for One 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Lexington - Patriot 5K & Fun Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Powder Springs - Achy Breaky 5K & 1K, 7:30am. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, Aug. 19, Roswell - Area 13.1, 7pm; Terrestrial 5K, 7:10pm. Info: Mike Buckelew (404)542-7123,

Aug. 19, Young Harris - Dash to the Vineyards 5K, 8:30am; $25 before 8/11, after 8/11 $30. In conjunction with Tomato Daze Weekend at Crane Creek Vineyards. Info: Candace Lee, Towns County Chamber of Commerce, 1411 Jack Dayton Circle, Young Harris, GA 30582; (706)896-4966,, Register Online at: Aug. 24, Alpharetta - Mayor’s Corporate Challenge 5K, 7pm. Info: Aug. 26, Acworth - Fireball Trail Run, 4 Mile & 7 mi.; 8am. Info: (770)528-8825, Aug. 26, Atlanta - The ATL Relay, 10K & 20K; 7am. Info: Aug. 26, Atlanta - Walk, Wag, N’ Run 5K, 7:30am; 1K FR, 8:45am. Info:, walkwagnrun/. Aug. 26, Atlanta - Run for the Park 5K, 8am. Info: Adams Realtors (404)688-1222, Aug. 26, Augusta - Run for the GreenJackets 5K, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Cartersville - Downtown Cartersville 5K & 1 Mile Run; 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Jefferson - Primal Rush Trail Race, 20K 7am; 10K 7:30am; 5K 9am. Info: Aug. 26, Johns Creek - Run Your Happy Tails Off 5K, 8am; Fun Run, 7:30am. Info: Robyn Bernstein (404)964-2473, Aug. 26, Kennesaw - Run For Prevention 5K, 8am. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, Aug. 26, Lawrenceville - FlapJack Jog 5K, 8am; FR, 9am. Info: (678)985-3921, Aug. 26, Marietta - Digital Dash 5K Road Race, 7:30am; 1K FR, 8:30am. Info: Aug. 26, McDonough - 5K Warrior Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Peachtree City - Run for Love: 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, 8:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Savannah - Saucony XC Kickoff Classic, 7am Open 5,000 Meter Race; 8am HS Events. Info: Aug. 26, Suwanee - Hoofin for Habitat 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Sarah Stovall (678)427-1999, Aug. 26, Watkinsville - Running for Rankin 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Jacki Gaytan (706)208-1211, Aug. 27, Pine Mountain - Callaway Gardens 5K Run, 7:50am; Triathlon (S-1K, B-30K, R-8K) 8am; Duathlon, 8:15am. Info: (808)478-7576, Aug. 27, Snellville - August Madness Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 2, Canton - Tortoise and the Hare 1/2 Marathon, 7am;


10K, 9am. Info: Toni McAlister (678)400-9050, Sept. 2, Jekyll Island - Jekyll Island Cross Country Invitational, 5K 7am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, Sept. 2, Watkinsville - Butterfly Dreams 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 3, Atlanta - EAV Runfest, 5K 5pm; Fun Run 6:20pm; 1 Mile Race 6:45pm. Info: Sept. 4, Avondale - Avondale Estates Labor Day Road Race 5K & 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 4, Blue Ridge - Labor For Love 5K, 8am; FR, 9am. Info: (678)985-3921, Sept. 4, Canton - Hickory Flat Out 5K, 7:30am; Kids FR, 8:30am. Info: (770)720-0005, Sept. 4, Chamblee - Big Peach Sizzler 10K, 7:30am. Info: Becky Penuel (770)765-6508, Sept. 4, Crawford - Restoration Labor Day Run, 5K 7:30am; 11K 8:30am. Info: Oglethorpe Chamber of Commerce (706)743-3113, Sept. 4, Cumming - Labor Day Doughnut Dash, 15K 7:45am; 5K 8am. Info: Sept. 4, Kennesaw - Labor Day 5K, 10K & 15K; 8am. Info: (770)633-5511, Sept. 4, Macon - Macon Labor Day Road Race, 5K 8am; 10K 8:30am; 1 Mile FR 10am. Info: Sept. 7, Atlanta - Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5K Run/Walk, 7pm. Info: Sept. 9, Atlanta - Craft Classic Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K Run/ Wak, 8:15am. Info: (336)793-4311, Sept. 9, Bainbridge - The Dr. Eric Dueno Memorial 5K Run, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Canton - Have a Nice Day 5K - A Salute to the 70’s! 5K, 7pm. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, Sept. 9, Dacula - Little Mulberry Park Night Trail Run, 5.0 or 3.0 Miles; 8:30pm. Info: Sept. 9, Grovetown - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Augusta, 8:46am. Info: Sept. 9, Lumber City - Lumber City Farm Day Festival, 5K 8am; 1 Mile FR 7:30am. Info: Jeanette Ban (912)363-4643, Sept. 9, Oakwood - Jenny Melton Homecoming 5K Cross Country Race, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 7:30am. Info: Butch Melton (770)9679379; Sept. 9, Savannah - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Savannah, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Winder - Healthy Baby Hustle 5K, 8:45am; Kids FR, 8:30am. Info: Meg Loggins (770)601-5701,; Jessica Jackson (678)249-8851. Sept. 10, Athens - MGC Superhero Dash 5K, 9:30am. Info: Darlene Nguyen - Sept. 10, Athens - The Birchmore Memorial Run for Fun, 5K 2:30pm; 1 Mile 2pm. Info: Sept. 10, Lawrenceville - Patriot Run 5K & 10K, 2pm; FR to follow. Info: Sept. 16, Barnesville - Buggython Road Race, 10K, 5K & 1 Mile; 8am. Info: Mike Oberg (770)358-8641. Sept. 16, Canton - Reinhardt University 5K For ADay Fun Run/ Walk, 8am. Info: Dale Morrissey (770)720-5506, Sept. 16, Dacula - Breakfast Club 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: (678)985-3921, Sept. 16, Douglasville - CHCS Heroes 5K Run/Walk, 9:30am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Chapel Hill Christian School (770)293-0777, Sept. 16, Rome - Roman Rumble 5K, 8am; 2 Mile Health Walk. Info: Kaitlyn Bailey Wilson (706)235-5437, Sept. 16, Roopville - Roopville Hornet 5K, 7:30am. Info: Jill Young (770)854-4421, Sept. 16, Roswell - Team Maggie 5K/10K, 7:30am/10K, 7:45am/ 5K. Info: Mary Jones (678)977-5755, Sept. 16, Winterville - Winterville Breeze 5K Run, 8am. Info: Jack Eisenman - Sept. 17, Jefferson - ESP Big Trail 5K Run, 1pm; Family Mud Run 1:30pm. Info: Sept. 23, Albany - Run Thru The Dark, 10 Mile & 3 Mile; 7:30pm. Info: Sept. 23, Athens - Owl Flight 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Tad MacMillan - Sept. 23, Dacula - XTERRA Georgia “Harbins Park Run” 10K/ 5K Trail Run, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 23, Kennesaw to Ringgold - General 100 Relay, 4- or 7member teams; Staggered Start: 12am-5am. Info: Sept. 23, Union Point - Junction Jamboree Jog, 5K Run/Walk 8:30am. Info:; Sept. 24, Chatsworth - Mystery Mountain Marathon & 12 Miler, 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Covington - Covington Autumn 5K, 8am; Fun Run to follow. Info: Joe Waters (678)878-6452, Sept. 30, Cumming - Color Vibe 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Thomasville - Encounter 316 Run, 5K & 5 Mile 8:20am. Info: Oct. 7, Athens - In Their Shoes 10K, 8:30am. Info: (706)4753301. Oct. 7, Cartersville - Dirty Spokes “Iron Hill” 7.5/3.8 Mile Trail Run, 8pm. Info: Oct. 7, Jekyll Island - Under the Oaks Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K, 8am; 5K, 8:15am. Info: Ginger Strehle (912)634-8177, Oct. 7, Kennesaw - Glow the Mall Pink Midnight 5K, 11:55pm. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, Oct. 7, Martinez - Project Lifting Spirits 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: Stacia Blevins (619)227-6986,


Running Journal • August, 2017

Oct. 7, Suches - Run Above the Clouds, 5K & 10K 9am; 1 Mile FR 9:10am. Info: Oct. 7, Tifton - Stepping Out for Your Heart, 5K Run 8am; Champions Walk 8:45am; 1 Mile FR/Walk 9am. Info: Mandy Brooks (229)391-3310, Oct. 7, Toccoa - Currahee Challenge, 5K Run/Walk 8am; 10K Run/Walk 9am. Info: Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce (706)886-2132, Oct. 8, Tallulah Falls - Autumn Breeze 5K, 3pm. Info: Carole Black - Oct. 14, Brunswick - Ninja Race 5K, 8am. Info: Jim Shields (904)318-8104, Oct. 14, Commerce - Tanger Outlets Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: (706)335-3354, Oct. 14, Decatur - Phidippides Cross Country 5K, 11am. Info: Oct. 14, Folkston - Maci’s Miracle Memorial Okefenokee Festival, 5K Walk 7am; 5K Run 7:30am; 1 Mile FR 7:45am. Info: Dawn Malin (912)496-2536. Oct. 14, Greenville - Lottie Moon 5K for Missions, 9am. Info: Ken Christensen (770)231-7503, Oct. 14, Macon - Glow the Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5K, 11:55pm. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, Oct. 14, Marietta - The Bacon Run 5K, 8:30am. Info: Toni McAlister (678)400-9050, Oct. 14, Winder - XTERRA Georgia “Fort Yargo State Park” 8.75 or 3.10 Mile Trail Run, 8:30am. Info: Oct. 15, Athens - Run Your Tail Off 5K and 2K Dog Walk, 2pm. Info: Bly Crane (706)206-8436, Oct. 21, Canton - Fall Sunset Cinema 5K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: (678)400-9050, Oct. 21, Conyers - Race Against Violence 5K Walk/Run, 8:15am. Info: (770)860-9970. Oct. 21, Macon - S.C.A.R.E. 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Kathy Frazier (478)755-1560, Oct. 21, Savannah - Glow the Mall Pink Midnight Madness 5K, 11:55pm. Info: Mark Vescio (678)895-2631, Oct. 21, Watkinsville - Scarecrow 5K, 8:30am. Info: Oconee Chamber (706)769-7947, Oct. 21, West Point - West Point Scouts’ Trail Trek 5K, 8am; 1 Mile & 5K/Bonus, 9am (must run the two 5K Races). Info: Joel Finlay (404)787-5597, Oct. 21, Woodstock - Twilight Run F.O.R. Cherokee 5K, 7:30pm; 1K Fun Run/Walk, 7pm. Info: Vicki Benefield (770)841-8530, Oct. 21-22, Athens - Athens GA Half Marathon, 7:30am (10/22); 5K, 3:30pm (10/21). Info: (706)548-1973, Oct. 22, Atlanta - PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K, 7:30am. Info: Natalie DeMarko (404)231-9064 (x128), Oct. 22, Jefferson - Galilee Christian Church Mission Run 5K, 3pm; FR, 2:30pm. Info: (706)367-8072. Oct. 27, Woodstock - Monster Dash Glow Run 5K, 8pm. Info: Kate Borden (770)924-7768, Oct. 28, Bethlehem - Jadon’s Run, Fun Run 9am; 5K 9:30am. Info: Yvette Yancey (678)789,5918, Pam (770)867-8888, Oct. 28, Bostick - Gin Run 5K, 8am. Info: Oct. 28, Comer - Running with the Lions 5K, 8am. Info: Oct. 28, Mableton - Silver Comet Marathon & Half Marathon. Info: (404)422-2195, Oct. 28, Macon - Jay’s Hope Trek or Treat 5K, 10K, unSpooky Sprint & Candy Mile; 8am. Info: (478)238-6360, Oct. 28, Stone Mountain - 5K Fruity Smoothie Run, 8am. Info: Carmetta Maupin (678)650-9696, Oct. 28, Watkinsville - Band On The Run 5K Run/Walk, 11am. Info:

Nov. 4-5, Savannah - Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon, Half Marathon & 2Person Half Marathon Relay, 7:30am (on 11/ 4); 5K & 1 Mile, 1pm-3pm (on 11/5). Info: Competitor Group (858)450-6510, (800)3111255, See Ad page 28.

KENTUCKY Aug. 4, Williamsburg - Beat the Heat Color Me Pink 1 Mile Walk/ Run, 8pm. Info: Aug. 5, Elizabethtown - Fort Knox SAMC 5K, 9:30am. Info: Aug. 5, Lexington - Man O’ War 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Lexington - Dash For Disabilities 5K, 9am. Info: Aug. 5, Lexington - Great Amazing Race Lexington FamilyFriendly Adventure Run/Walk, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 4pm. Info: (513)518-0528, Aug. 5, Mount Sterling - Back To School Classic 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile Walk, 9am. Info: Aug. 5, Stanton - Stanton Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Dallas Pelphrey (606)454-8880. Aug. 8, Louisville - IHR Toys for Tots Poker Run 5K, 6:30pm. Info: Donna Younger (502)708-1136, Aug. 11, Henderson - FOX on the Run, 5K Run/Walk; 7pm. Info: (270)830-8063. Aug. 11, Owensboro - Owensboro Riverfront Run Fest - Main Street Mile & Friday After 5K, 6:30pm. Info:

Aug. 12, Augusta - Augusta Run Along the River 5K, 8:30am. Info: Tim Litteral (606)756-2545, Aug. 12, Franklin - Garden Spot 5K Run/Walk, Info: Steve Thurmond (270)586-7609, Aug. 12, Garrett - Allen’s Angels 5K Run/Walk, 9:15am; Kids FR (12-under), 9am. Info: Aug. 12, Lexington - A Midsummer Night’s Run, 5K Race 8pm; Fastest Kid in Town Race (3 years & up), 4:30pm; 1 Mile Fun Walk/ Run 6:30pm. Info: Aug. 12, Maysville - Project Malaria 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Missy Bishop (606)759-7141, Aug. 12, Mount Vernon - Lifeline Rockcastle Home Health Ren10, 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Somerset - Pack The Pantry 4-Mile Relay Race (2person teams), 8am. Info: Aug. 18, Cadiz - Zombie Eclipse 5K Run/Walk. Info: Aug. 18, Frankfort - United Way Kickoff 5K. Info: Aug. 18, Versailles - Southside Elementary’s Back to School 5K, 6:45pm; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 6pm. Info: Aug. 19, Wallingford - Hot Hot Hundred, 100K Relay/10K Individual Trail Races; 100K (2 to 5 runners); 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Whitesburg - Band on the Run 8K & 4K, 6:30pm. Info: Aug. 26, Chavies - Cameron Hoskins 10,000, 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run, 8am. Info: Michael A. Smith (606)407-1760, Aug. 26, Danville - Dash for Danielle 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Louisville - Night Nation Run 5K, 8:30pm. Info: Aug. 26, Georgetown - Finley 5K Run/Walk for SIDS Awareness, 6pm. Info: Sept. 2, Monticello - Lake Cumberland 5 Miler & 5K, 8am; 1 Mile FR/Walk, 7:45am. Info: Greg West (606)307-0436, Sept. 8, Lexington - Lexington Firefighters Run to Remember, 4.03 Mile Run/Walk; 7pm. Info: Sept. 9, Cynthiana - Born to Run/Walk 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Corbin - Lion’s Chase 5K Obstacle Race. Info: Sept. 9, Danville - Constitution 5K Run for the Arts, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Lexington - CASA Superhero Run, 5K Run/Walk 9am; 1K Kids Run (12-under), 8:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Louisville - Active Heroes 5K & Emergency Military Obstacle Challenge, 8am; 1.5 Mile Walk, 8:15am. Info: Sept. 9, Louisville - Louisville pure tap® 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Pineville - 5K Run for Gunnar the Trisomy 18 Warrior Trail Run, 6pm. Info: Sept. 9, Slade - The Rugged Red Trail Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Sept. 9, Somerset - The Lake Cumberland Half, Half Marathon 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Versailles - The Run 4 DC 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (859)879-4670, Sept. 16, Frankfort - Franklin County Humane Society’s Trail for Tails 5K Run/Walk, 5pm. Info: Sept. 16, Frenchburg - J.J.’s 5K Run/Walk and Color Run for Childhood Cancer, 4pm. Info: Sept. 16, Murray - Murray Business Paint Run/Walk, 1 Mile Loops; 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Van Lear - Bankmule Long Haul - Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Winchester - Gift of Life 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Louisville - Joggin’ For Frogmen 5K & Team Race, 8:30am; Kids Tadpole Trot, 9:45am. Info: Sept. 30, Frankfort - KY History Half Marathon, 8am; 10K, 8:10am; 5K, 8:20am. Info: Laurel Harper (502)564-1792, Sept. 30, Louisville - Great Pumpkin 10K, 9am. Info: (502)5877767, Sept. 30, Louisville - Shirley’s Way 5K Run to Conquer Cancer. Info: Oct. 1, LaGrange - OCPR Skeleton 5K, 2pm. Info: Gary Parsons (502)225-0655, Oct. 7, Williamstown - Explore the Mud Obstacle Course Race, 3 Miles; 9am-12pm (heats every 15 mins.). Info: Elizabeth Steffer (859)363-2093, Oct. 15, Midway - Iron Horse Half Marathon & 12K, 8am. Info: Oct. 21, Louisville - Urban Bourbon Half Marathon, 8:30am. Info: (502)587-7767, Oct. 28, Cadiz - Lake Barkley Trick-or-Trot 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk; 9am. Info: Chris Scott (270)924-1131, Oct. 28, Frenchburg - Country Autumn Run 5K, 10am. Info: Ken Catron (859)771-4182.

LOUISIANA Aug. 5, Mandeville - Q50 Races Bleau Moon 5 & 10 Mile, 8:45pm. Info: Aug. 13, Metairie - NOTC 54th Anniversary Race, 3 Miles & 1/ 2 mi. Info: (504)304-2326, Aug. 19, New Orleans - Lighthouse Glow Run/Walk, 1/2 Mile Kids FR 6:45pm; 2 Mile Run/Walk 6:45pm. Info: Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, Aug. 23, Lafayette - CRRC Summer Series 1 Mile Time Trial, 6:15pm. Info: Aug. 26, Baton Rouge - Ryan’s Run For Sickle Cell Anemia 5K, 5K Run 7:30am; 5K Walk 8am; 1 Mile FR/Walk 8:15am. Info: Sept. 9, Mandeville - Q50 Races 5Kanine Trail Race, 5K (3 Miles) & 1.5 Mile; 9am. Info: Sept. 9, New Orleans - Movin’ for LIFE 9th Ward 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (504)988-4188, Sept. 16, Bossier City - Parkway Panther Diamond Dash 5K, 8am; 1/2 Mile FR, 7:45am; 0.005K, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Houma - Best of the Bayou 5K - Glow Run, 6pm. Info: Sept. 23, Luling - Alligator Festival 5K & 1/2 Mile Walk/Run. Info: New Orleans Running Systems Road Race Mgmt., Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, Sept. 30, New Orleans - NOLA Bluedoo Run, 2 Mile. Info: (504)304-2326, Sept. 30, Thibodaux - Femmes Natales Runabout 5K, 9am; Fun Run, 8:30am. Info: Oct. 7, Lafayette - Striding for Scholarships 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Oct. 8, New Orleans - Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K Run/ Walk, 8:30am; 1/2 Mile FR, 8am. Info: New Orleans Running Systems Road Race Mgmt., Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)8847565, Oct. 14, Lafayette - Tour des Atakapas Run @ Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Timed Runs - 3, 5 or 7 Miles; Duathlon - Run1.5 mi., Paddle-2 mi., Run-1.5 mi.; 8:30am. Info: Scott Schilling (337)781-9416, Oct. 14, New Orleans - Walk For Education, 5K Run/Walk; 8:30am. Info: New Orleans Running Systems Road Race Mgmt., Chuck George, Race Dir. (504)884-7565, Oct. 15, Mandeville - Northshore Half Marathon & 10 Miler, 7am. Info: Oct. 21, Kenner - Oktoberfest Race, 2 Mile. Info: (504)3042326, Oct. 21, New Orleans - Komen New Orleans Race for the Cure, Kids Dash 8:30am; 1 Mile Run/Walk 8:45am; 5K Run/Walk 9:30am. Info: Susan G. Komen New Orleans (504)455-7310, Oct. 28, New Orleans - New Orleans Jazz Half Marathon & 5K, 7am. Info:

MARYLAND Aug. 5, College Park - College Park parkrun 5K, 9am (free). Info: Aug. 5, Edgewood - Running With the Rams 5K, 8am. Info: Edgewood High XC Coach (443)752-1694, Aug. 5, Frederick - Frederick Women’s Distance Festival 5K Run/Walk, 8am; Little Women 1K FR, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 6, Arnold - Dog Days 8K Cross Country Run, 8am. Info: Aug. 11, Hagerstown - Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K Run/ Walk, 7:30pm. Info: Max Krumpe (301)992-0388. Aug. 12, Annapolis - Ben Moore Memorial Half Marathon & 10K, 7:30am. Info: Ron Bowman (410)573-1929, Aug. 12, Bethesda - DCRRC Cross Country 3+Miler, Kids’ Race & Picnic; 5pm. Info: Rob & Judy Wolfe (202)744-5742, Aug. 12, College Park - College Park parkrun 5K, 9am (free). Info: Aug. 12, Frederick - TJ Marching Band 5K, 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: Aug. 13, College Park - PGRC Women’s Distance Festival 5K & Men’s 5K, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 13, Hydes - Charm City Run 5K Trail, 6pm. Info: Kelly Dees (410)308-1870, Aug. 19, College Park - College Park parkrun 5K, 9am (free). Info: Aug. 19, Columbia - Survivor Strong 5K & FR/Walk, 8am. Info: National Center for Citizen Safety (844)422-8723, Aug. 19, Cumberland - Howard’s Run Festival, 25K 7am; 5K 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Frederick - Run for Recovery 5K, 1 Mile FR/Walk; 9am. Info: Aug. 20, Sparks - Too Hot To Trot 10K, 7:30am. Info: Robin Goodwin (410)830-1580, Aug. 22, Ellicott City - Centennial Mile, 7:30pm. Info: Aug. 26, Baltimore - Dreaded Druid Hills 10K, 7:30am. Info: Pete Mulligan (410)296-5050, Aug. 26, Clarksburg - Blue Crab Bolt 5.55K or 10.55K Trail Running Series - Race #3, 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Middletown - The Heat is On: 5K & FR, 8am. Info: (301)305-4651. Aug. 27, Annapolis - Annapolis 10 Mile Run, 7am. Info: Aug. 27, Baltimore - Baltimore City Recreation & Parks 5K Series, 7:30am. Info: BCRP (410)396-3835, Sept. 2, Ellicott City - Ellicott City Labor Day Running Classic 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Gaithersburg - Kentlands/Lakelands 5K, 8:30am; Kid’s Run, 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Towson - Under Armour Charles Street 12, 12 Miles; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 2, Windsor Mill - Walk for Wells - A 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 3, Greenbelt - Larry Noel 15K Race, 5pm; 3K Fun Run, 5:10pm. Info: (202)422-3364, Sept. 9, Stevensville - Run 4 Shelter Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Race/Walk & 2 Mile Walk; Night Run this year. Info: Krista Pettit (410)739-4363. Sept. 10, Damascus - Damascus Freedom 5K, 9:11am; Kid’s 1/ 4 Mile FREEdom FR, 8:50am. Info: Sept. 17, Baltimore - Race for our Kids, 10K 8am; 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Walk 8:25am. Info: Sept. 17, Caderock - Revenge of the Penguins 10 Miler & 20 Miler, 8am. Info: (703)906-3766, Sept. 17, Greenbelt - Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education, 8am. Info: (202)422-7111, Sept. 17, Westfield Annapolis Mall - 5K Run/3K Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, 5K Run 9am; 3K Walk 9:15am. Info: (410)702-4770,, annapolis. Sept. 20, Cumberland - Brush Tunnel Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 21, Frostburg - GAP Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept 22-23, Cumberland MD to Washington, DC - Reebok Ragnar Washington, DC, 200 Mile Relay; 5am. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, Sept. 23, Baltimore (Lutherville-Timonium) - Night Nation Run 5K, 7pm. Info: Sept. 23, Kensington - Kensington 8K, 8:30am; 2 Mile, 7:45am; 1K, 8:35am. Info: Sept. 24, Cumberland - Cumberland C&O Towpath Marathon, 7:30am; Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Sept. 24, Potomac - DCRRC National Capital 20 Miler, 7am; 5 Miler, 7:20am. Info: Sept. 24, Towson - ZERO the End of Prostate Cancer Run/WalkBaltimore, 5K 1 Mile; 8:30am. Info: (202)350-0063, Oct. 1, Mount Airy - Linganore Winecellars Cross Country Classic, Half Marathon 8am; 10 Mile 8:15am; 5 Mile 8:30am. Info: Oct. 7, Crofton - AVFD 5K/10K Rescue Run, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Ellicott City - One Step Closer 20-17 Walk & 5K, 10am. Info: Howard County Autism Society (410)290-3466, Oct. 21, Baltimore - Baltimore Running Festival, 7:30am/5K, 8am/Marathon & Relay, 9:45am/Half Marathon; 9:20am/Kid’s FR. Info: (410)605-9381, Oct. 21, Burkittsville - Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run, 8:30am. Info: Bill Susa -

MISSISSIPPI Aug. 5, Olive Branch - I Got Your Back 5K Run/Walk, 7am. Info: Aug. 5, Pass Christian - Summer Beach 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: (228)380-7037, Aug. 5, Ridgeland - A Hot Run 5K, 8:30am; Kids 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Tupelo - Amigos 5K Run, 1 Mile FR/Walk; 8am. Info: Leticia Gassaway (662)610-0960, Aug. 12, Coldwater - Save Our Children 5K Race, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Aug. 12, Jackson - 20X65X65 Race-One Step Forward, 5K, 10K & 15K; 7:30am. Info: (901)274-2202, Aug. 19, Batesville - A Family Affair 5K Run. Info: Aug. 19, Diamondhead - Diamondhead 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: (228)380-7037, Aug. 26, Hattiesburg - Dog Days 5K & 2 Mile Walk, 7:30am. Info: (601)596-4495, Sept. 3, Tupelo - Tupelo Marathon & 13.1 Miler, 5am. Info: Sept. 4, Hattiesburg - Labor Your Legs 5K, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Columbus - Christopher’s Hope 5K, 7am. Info: Ryan Rickert (662)243-1290, Sept. 9, Greenville - Officers Down 5K Run/Walk, 10am; Kids FR, 9:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Olive Branch - City Heroes 5K, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Sept. 9, Vicksburg - Mad Scientist Run 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 14, Oxford - NSSLHA 5K, 6pm. Info: Amanda deVera (662)915-5131,

Sept. 16, Greenwood - 300 Oaks Road Race, 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk & 1 Mile Color Run; 8am; $30/10K, $25/5K Run or Walk, $20/1 Mile thru 8/31; $35/10K, $30/5K Run or Walk, $25/1 Mile 9/1-9/14; Packet Pickup & Race Day: $45/10K, $35/5K Run or Walk, $30/1 Mile. Info: Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce, 402 Hwy 82 W, Greenwood, MS 38930; Terry Grantham (662)453-4152,, Sept. 16, Mantachie - Mantachie Gold Ribbon Run for St. Jude 5K, 8am. Info: Teresa Farris (662)791-1228, Sept. 16, Ocean Springs - Ocean Springs Bridge Run 8K & 1/2 Mile, 8am. Info: (228)380-7037, Sept. 16, Pontotoc - Bodock Festival 5K, 7am. Info: April Kitchens (662)489-5042, Sept. 16, University - Fury Run, 5K & 10K; 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Olive Branch - Linzi Easter Run for Lymphoma 5K, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Sept. 30, Grenada - Devin’s Dash 5K & 1 Mile Race for Kids, 8am. Info: Kayla Dowdle (662)809-3937, Sept. 30, Olive Branch - 5K Color Run, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Sept. 30, Rulesville - The Great Rulesville Run/Walk 5K, 8am. Info: Brad Cooper (662)756-4020, Sept. 30, Tupelo - Blessed Are The Peacemakers 5K, 8am. Info: Rhonda Brown (662)401-8447, Oct. 7, Coldwater - The ARK 10K, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Oct. 7, Corinth - Austin’s Shoes Run With Rotary 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Oct. 7, Gulfport - Fear The Run 5K, 9am. Info: Belinda Riser (228)206-1868, Oct. 7, Hernando - Hernando Water Tower 10K, 8am. Info: Gia Matheny (662)429-9092, Oct. 7, Indianola - Cancer Awareness 5K Walk/Run, 7:30am/ runners, 7:45am/walkers. Info: Oct. 7-8, Oxford - Run Oxford Race Weekend, 5K, 8 Mile & Half Marathon; 7:30am. Info: Marvin King (662)715-9423, Oct. 14, Hernando - Noah’s Gift Memorial 5K, 7:55am. Info: Glenda Gurley (662)449-5002, Oct. 14, Ocean Springs - OS Rotary Night 5K & 1 Mile, 7pm. Info: (228)380-7037, Oct. 14, Southaven - DG Race 5K, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Oct. 21, Horn Lake - The BARC 5K/10K, 8am. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Oct. 28, Olive Branch - Olive Branch Zombie Fun Run 5K, 7pm. Info: Amanda Drogmiller (901)288-6295, Oct. 28, Tupelo - Hope Continues 5K, 1 Mile Walk; 8am. Info:

NORTH CAROLINA Aug. 4, Raleigh - Sir Walter Miler, 1 Mile 8pm. Info: Pat Price (919)260-8013, Aug. 5, Asheville - LEAF Art Dash 5K, 9am; $30. Info: Stephanie Carson - LEAF, 377 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711; Stephanie Carson (215)287-7046,, Aug. 5, Cary - Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K & Fun Run, 8am. Info: Janna Fonseca (919)238-2009, Aug. 5, Concord - Eagle Scholarship 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Mount Airy - Downtown Rocks and Runs, 10K 7:45am; 5K 8am; Kid’s FR 8:45am. Info: Merry Craig Boaz (336)789-3087, Aug. 5, Murfreesboro - The NC Watermelon Festival 5K Run/ Walk, 10am. Info: (252)398-7695. Aug. 6, Bald Head Island - Run for the Light, 10K 7pm; 5K 7:10pm; 1 Mile FR 7:20pm. Info: (910)457-7481, Aug. 6, Stanfield - FitFest 5K Run/Walk, 1:45pm. Info: Aug. 6, Wilmington - Summer Sizzler 10K, 5K & 1 Mile; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Albemarle - Dog Days of Summer 5K, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Banner Elk - Wildcat Lake 5K Trail Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Aug. 12, Beaufort - Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Run 5K, 1 Mile FR; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Aug. 12, Black Mountain - Sourwood 5K, 8:30am; Cheshire Pump & Run, 7am. Info: (828)669-1902, Aug. 12, Charlotte - AvidXchange Music Factor 5K Rock N Run/Walk, 8am; Kids FR, 9:15am. Info: Michelle Mattison (704)2549919, Aug. 12, Concord - International Run for NIM 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Mooresville - Corey’s Run for a Reason, 5K 8:30am; 1 Mile Family Fun Walk 9am. Info: Aug. 12, Spruce Pine - Springmaid Splash Trail Races, 10K, 5K & Kids Run; 8:30am. Info: Matt Hollifield (828)467-1812, Aug. 19, Albemarle - Strong Communties 8K, 7:25am; 5K & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 19, Belmont - R(un) for One 5K, 8:15am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: Levacy Smith (704)813-8821, Aug. 19, Cary - Run for Life 5K, 8:30am; Mile, 8am. Info: Kathy Klein (919)815-1369, Aug. 19, Cary - Night Nation Run 5K, 8pm. Info: Aug. 19, Charlotte - OrthoCarolina 10K Classic, 7:45am; 5K, 7:30am. Info:

Aug. 19, Highlands - Highlands Twilight 5K, 6pm; Start: 483 Pine Street/KelseyHutchinson Park, Highlands, NC; $30 by 7/ 19, after 7/19 $35, $40 on Race Day; Free pair of Eclipse viewing for early registrants; Total Solar Eclipse in Highlands on 8/21. Info: Derek Taylor (828)200-9226,, www.highlands

Running Journal • August, 2017 Aug. 19, Wilmington - Bigg B’s Run to the Music 5K, 7pm; 1 Mile FR, 6:30pm. Info: Aug. 26, Boone - High Country Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Mary Sheryl Horine (828)262-7557, Aug. 26, Cary - Shot in the Dark Prediction Run, 6K 7:30pm. Info: Aug. 26 Charlotte - Yiasou Greek Festival 5K, 7:30am; 1 Mile Kid’s Run, 8:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Clayton - Flowers Plantation Pre-Labor Day 5K & 10K, 9am. Info: Aug. 26, Dunn - Kellie’s Krew 10K, 5K, 1 Mile FR; 8:30am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Aug. 26, Greensboro - Color Vibe 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Greensboro - Kirkwood 5K Run/Walk/Push, 9am; Kid’s Dash, 8:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Greenville - Back to School Bash 5K & 1K FR, 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Aug. 26, Hickory - HCA Knights 5K Run, 8am. Info: Carol Johncock (828)234-5457, Aug. 26, Wilmington - Copperhead 20K, Individual & Relay; 5:30pm. Info: Aug. 26, Winston-Salem - Wakeup Walk & 5K, 8am. Info: Lucia Higgins (336)722-8173, Aug. 26, Winston-Salem - Hobby Trails To You 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 27, Greensboro - Growler Gallop Greensboro, 5K & 10K; 5pm. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, Sept. 2, Fairview - Southcliff Black & Blue Classic, 6.8 Mile & 3.1 Mile; 9am. Info: Glory Hound Events (828)400-5868, Sept. 2, Huntersville - Brolympus 5K Marathon, 8am/Race, 8:10am/Brolympics. Info: Sept. 3, Charlotte - Labor Day Trail Race, 15K 9am; 5K 9:20am. Info: Sept. 4, Albemarle - Waffle House 10K Plus Run with 5K Option, 6:45am. Info: Sept. 4, Cary - The Carying Place Labor Day Race for Home, 5K & 10K, 8am; Fun Mile, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 4, Matthews - Matthews Kiwanis Labor Day 5K & Fun Run, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Carolina Beach - Heart of Hope Run/Walk 5K for Hunger, 8am. Info:

Sept. 9-10, Charlotte - Run & Ride Races at Carowinds, 9/9: 5K & 1 Mile 8:15am; 9/10: Qtr. Marathon & Half Marathon 7am; $55-$80, Late Fees $70-$90. Info: Run & Ride Races at Carowinds, 520A E. 6th St., Front Royal, VA 22630;, http:// Sept. 9, Charlotte - Be The Match Walk+Run, 5K 9am; Tot Trot 8:45am. Info: Sept. 9, Charlotte - South End Shuffle 5K, 9:30am; 1 Mile Family Run, 10:15am. Info: Ron Skufca (704)376-3030 (x103),, Sept. 9, Goldsboro - WSE Titan UP 5K, FR; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 9, Greensboro - maCares Tribute 5K Run, 9am; 2.5K Walk, 9:05am. Info: (336)478-4086, Sept. 9, High Point - Grubb Family YMC Bush Hill 5K Run, Walk & Talk, 5K 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Holden Beach - Run Holden Beach Half Marathon, 7am; 5K Run/Walk, 7:15am; 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Jacksonville - Boots on the Run 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Kinston - Race of Faith 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Liberty - Northeast Middle School 5K, 5K & FR, 8:30am. Info: (336)991-4836. Sept. 9, Mills River - Rooster’s Revenge 30K, 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Mooresville - LKNVFD Run & Ride, 5K Run 7:30am; 50K Timed Bike Ride 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Morganton - Sunrise Run on the Greenway, 5K & 10K 8am; 1 Mile FR/Walk 9:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Oak Ridge - Oak Ridge Ribbon Run, 5K Run/Walk 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Pittsboro - Chatham County Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Thomasville - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Davidson County CC, 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Wake Forest - Faster Than A Pastor 5K, 8am. Info: Tito Madrazo (919)556-5455, Sept. 10, Asheville - Tunnel to Towers Asheville, 5K Run/Walk; 8:46am. Info: Chief Joy Ponder (828)259-5640, Sept. 10, Cary - Strike Out Sarcoma 5K & Family Fun Walk, 8:45am; Kids Dash, 10am; Survivor Walk 10:15am; Start Times Tentative. Info: Sept. 10, Greenville - The Anchor Run, 5K, 1 Mile FR/Walk; 3pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 10, Raleigh - Oak City Mile, Men’s Competitive Mile 2pm; Women’s Competitive Mile 2:20pm; Untimed Recreational Mile 2:40pm. Info: Bruce Bokish (919)349-1719, Sept. 16, Asheville - 5th Annual Run the Forest 5K & 1 Mile Walk, 9am. Info: Asheville Eye Associates (828)258-1586, http:// Sept. 16, Atlantic Beach - Atlantic Beach Chum Run, 5K 7:45am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 16, Badin - Run the Valley Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K &

5K, 8am; FR, 9:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Brevard - Transylvania County K-9 Challenge Dog Mud Run, 2.5-3 mi.; 10am. Info: Officer James Simpson (828)6068151, Sept. 16, Camp Lejeune - USAA Grand Prix Series - Marine Corps Half Marathon & 5 Mile, 7am. Info: (910)451-0025, Sept. 16, Cary - Race for Our Heroes 5K, 9am; 1 Mile, 9:45am. Info: Sept. 16, Chapel Hill - Super Cooper’s Rockin’ Run 5K & Family FR, 3pm. Info: Sept. 16, Charlotte - Hit the Brixx 10K Run, 7:45am; 5K Run/ Walk, 9am; Kid’s 1K FR, 9:50am. Info: Sept. 16, Davidson - Run For The Green Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Deep Run - JMB Memorial Run, 5K, FR; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 16, Fayetteville - Cape Fear Kids With Diabetes 5K, 8:30am; 1 Mile Walk, 8:45am. Info: (910)615-1885. Sept. 16, Hickory - Making Communities Healthier 5K Run/ Walk, 8am; FR, 8:45am. Info: Sept. 16, High Point - Heart & Sole 5K Run Walk, 8:30am; Fun Run, 8am. Info: Jennifer Lambert (336)878-6292, Sept. 16, Hillsborough - Hog Day 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Lincolnton - Lincoln County Rotary Club Apple Festival 5K & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Murphy - Two Hours From Anywhere, 5K & Two-Mile Heart Walk; 9am. Info: Deena Collins (828)835-7506, Sept. 16, Raleigh - Color Vibe 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Research Triangle Park - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk The Triangle, 8am; Start Line at the Frontier, 800 Park Offices Dr., Durham, NC. Info: Marlene Waller (Becker), Director (301)471-8479,; Full Details:; Go to our Facebook page @ ?ref=bookmarks for more info., including the next NC recipient to receive a smart home Sept. 16, Seven Devils - The Hawk 7K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Spring Lake - USO of NC 5K Bridge Run For The Troops, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Summerfield - Doggettville 12 Hour Relay & Ultra, 7am-7pm. Info: Sept. 16, Wake Forest - Buddy Run, 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile, 8:30am; Free Buddy Dash 25meter 9:30am. Info: Sept. 17, Goldsboro - Piper’s Promise 5K, 3:30pm; Mile, 4:30pm. Info: Haleigh Wilhide - Sept. 17, Mills River - Mills River Run, 5K 8:30am; 10K 8:45am; 1K Doggy Run 9am. Info: Sept. 22, Winston-Salem - Moonlight Madness 5K Run, 8pm; FR, 7:30pm. Info: Scott Bassett (336)253-3153, Sept. 23, Asheville - ARX Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 23, Asheville - Asheville Brewing Super Hero 5K, 6pm; Lil’ Hero FR, 5:30pm. Info: Sept. 23, Chapel Hill - Blue Blood Rivalry 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Hassan Pinto (919)219-3753, Sept. 23, Charlotte - Wild Vine Half Marathon & 5K Trail Race, Half 9:30am; 5K 11am. Info: Sept. 23, Durham - NC Jerk Fest 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: CaribSplash (352)870-3448, Sept. 23, Durham - Raising the Bar 5K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 23, Elkin - EVTA-NCRT Insane Terrain 5K, 8:30am. Info: Robert Ball (336)366-9212, Sept. 23, Elon - Great Cape Escape 5K & 10K, 8:30am; FR, 8am. Info: Cynthia Bennett (336)278-6856, Sept. 23, Gatesville - Panda-Monium 5K & Kids FR, 10am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 23, Greensboro - Triad Ten Miler, 7:30am. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, Sept. 23, Greenville - Run, Walk & Roll, 5K, 1 Mile & 100yd. kids dash; 1 Mile & 5K Wheelchair & Handcrank bikes; 8:30am. Info: Kathy Garren (252)714-6031, Sept. 23, Jacksonville - Color Vibe 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Kannapolis - Duke Dash 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Morganton - Table Rock Ultras, 50K 7am; 30K 7:30am. Info: Mark Rostan (828)261-6275, Sept. 23, Semora - Down N Dirty Mud Run, Approx. 3 miles; 9:30am/1st heat. Info: (336)543-0253, Sept. 23, Stanley - JJ5K Trail Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Wilkesboro - Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: Sept. 24, Asheville - ARX - Chasing Trail 8K, 9am. Info: Sept. 24, Cary - Rotary District 7710 GlobalRun4Water, 5K Run/ Walk 4pm; 1 Mile Water Carry Relay 4:15pm. Info: Sept. 24, Charlotte - Race 13.1 Charlotte Half Marathon & 8K, 7am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), Sept. 24, Leland - Oktoberfest 15K & 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 24, Winterville - On the Run with Riley’s Army 5K & 1K, 3pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 29, Shelby - Harvest Moon 5K & FR, 7pm. Info:

23 Sept. 30, Beaufort - Running on Empty 10K, 5K & 1 Mile FR; 7:30am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 30, Brevard - Race to the Taps Running Series #3 Oskar Blues Brewery 5 Miler, 11am. Info: Leslie Grotenhuis (828)338-8380, Sept. 30, Cary - AlzNC Triangle Walk and 5K/10K Run, 10K & 5K 8am; Walk 11am. Info: Sept. 30, Chapel Hill - 5K Color Run by Relay for Life UNC, 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Charlotte - Back on Track 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Charlotte - Knights Uptown Rundown 5K, 5:30pm. Info: Sept. 30, Charlotte - Night Nation Run 5K, 7pm. Info: Sept. 30, Clemmons - Athena’s Run for GYN Cancers 5K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Clyde - Power Of Pink 5K, 9am; Survivor/Honor/ Memory Walk, 10am. Info: Glory Hound Events (828)400-5868, Sept. 30, Concord - Pumpkin Roll 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Conover - Great Pumpkin Run 4K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Elkin - HCMH Food Truck 5K, 10am. Info: Sept. 30, Fayetteville - GCD Dream Run 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Granite Falls - Tyler Sims Memorial ENDURE 5K Trail Run, 8:45am, Soldier Run (w/obstacles) & Jr. Soldier Run (512 yrs.); 8:45am. Info: Melissa Sims (828)396-7300, Sept. 30, Greensboro - Miles for Matthew 5K & 10K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Hickory - Komen NC Foothills Race for the Cure® 5K, 8:30am; Untimed 5K & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 9:15am. Info: Sept. 30, Lincolnton - Phoenix 5K Run for Recovery, Walk for Awareness, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Morganton - JIRDC Color Run 5K, 10am. Info: Sept. 30, New Bern - Colors 4 Cancers 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 30, Shelby - Run for Hope 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Troy - Junkin’ Jog 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Winston-Salem - Salem Lake 30K, 7 Mile & 5K Trail Runs; 30K 7am; 7 Mile 8:30am; 5K 8:40am. Info: Oct. 1, Cornelius - Novant Health 15K, 7:45am; 5K, 7:50am. Info: Oct. 1, Durham - Ales for Rail Trails 5K, 2pm. Info: Oct. 1, Greensboro - Race the Bar 5 Mile & 10 Mile, 4pm. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, Oct. 1, Hillsborough - Historic Hillsborough Half Marathon & 5K, 7am. Info: Oct. 7, Atlantic Beach - Twin Bridges 8K Road Race, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Avon - HICF Positively Pink 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Carrboro - Carrboro 10K, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Charlotte - Dirty Dozen Obstacle Adventure Race, Various Distances; 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Clayton - Cleveland High School Color Splash Run 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Clayton - Flowers Plantation 4 Our Schools 5K & 1 Mile, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Concord - Candy Corn 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Dunn - The Journey 5K Glow Run, 7:30pm. Info: Oct. 7, Durham - Durham, NC Ostomy 5K Run/Walk, 8am; Kids FR, 9:15am. Info: Laura Leininger (919)357-7610, Oct. 7, Haw River - Special Olympics of Alamance Haw River Trail Run, 8 Mile & 5K; 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Louisburg - 5K Tar River Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Mills River - Be BOLD 8K, 10am. Oct. 7, Nashville - Missions Color Run 5K, 7am; 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Ocean Isle Beach - Run Ocean Isle Beach Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:15am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Pilot Mountain - Pilot Mountain 5K Trail Run, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Raeford - Puppy Creek Fire Department Breast Cancer Awareness 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Raleigh - Race 13.1 Raleigh Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7:15am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), Oct. 7, Raleigh - Run for Their Lives 5K & 3K, 8:30am. Info: Cody Davidson (336)775-7088, Oct. 7, Salemburg - Salemburg Little Leopards Body & Mind 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Salisbury - Hero 5K Run/Walk, 9am; FR, 9:50am. Info: (704)638-9000 (x4480), Oct. 7, Selma - Selma Railroad Run, 5K 8am. Info: Joni Hubble-Zeneberg (919)965-9841 (x8002), Oct. 7, Statesville - Yokefellow 5K & Hunger Walk, 9am. Info: Aaron Morrison (919)395-4831, Oct. 7, Wilmington - Run For The Ta Tas, Women 5K 8am; Men 5K 8:02am; 1 Mile Walk 8:03am. Info:


Running Journal • August, 2017

Oct. 14, Greensboro - The Cannonball. Greensboro’s Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: (336)793-4311, Oct. 14, Jacksonville/Camp Johnson - USAA Grand Prix Series - Remembrance Run 10K & 5K, 8am. Info: (910)451-0025, Oct. 14, Kannapolis - Nutrithon 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Dianne Berry (704)699-4800, Oct. 14, Mountain Air (near Burnsville) - The Ascent at Mountain Air 5K, 5pm; Fun Run, 6pm. Info: Glory Hound Events (828)4005868, Oct. 14, Princeton - Feel the Burn 10K & 5K, 9am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Oct. 14, Raleigh - Triangle Run/Walk for Autism 5K, 9am; Mile, 9:40am. Info: Shelley Jarman (919)865-5051, Oct. 14, Raleigh - Oktoberfest 8K, 10:30am. Info: Oct. 14, Selma - 5K Color Outside the Lines 5K, 9am; Mile, 10am. Info: Ashley Davis (919)631-5998, Oct. 14, Waynesville - Bethel Half Marathon & 5K, 8:30am. Info: Oct. 21, Charlotte - Big South 5K Road Race, 8am. Info: Chad Cook (704)341-7990, Oct. 21, Gold Hill - Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk, 9am; 1/2 Mile FR, 9:45am. Info: Vivian Hopkins (704)267-9439, Oct. 21, Hendersonville - Trick or Trial 5 Mile & 1 Mile Spooky Sprint, 6:3pm. Info: iDaph Events (828)684-0821, Oct. 21, Greensboro - Hit the Brixx 10K, 7:45am; 5K, 9am. Info: (336)793-4311, Oct. 21, Hollister - Medoc Trail Races, 5K, 10 Mile & 26.2 Miles; 8:30am. Info: Rocky Mount Endurance Club - Oct. 21, Kernersville - 5K Cross Country Classic in Honor of Allison Brown, 8:30am. Info: Trivium Racing (313)304-0903, Oct. 22, Durham - Quintiles/MS Bull City Race Fest, Half Marathon 7:30am; 5 Mile 8:15am; 1 Mile 8:30am. Info: Oct. 28, Apex - American Tobacco Trail Ten Miler, 8:50am/ Women’s Race, 9am/Men’s Race. Info: Oct. 28, Asheville - Race to the Taps Running Series #4 Wedge Brewing Company 5 Miler, 11am. Info: Leslie Grotenhuis (828)338-8380, Oct. 28, Buies Creek - Walter S. Barge Memorial 5K, 9am. Info: Glenn Jonas (910)893-1675, Oct. 28, Greensboro - Triple Lakes Trail Races, Half Marathon, 40K & 40 Mile & Relay; 8am. Info: (336)793-4311, Oct. 28, Morganton - Peak to Creek Marathon, 8am. Info: David & Rhonda Lee (828)432-6664,

Nov. 4, Lenoir - Meleah Mikeal Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 9am; $55/Half, by 7/31; $35/10K, $25/5K, by 10/28. Info: Zack Carter, 1031 Jim Barger Ct., Lenoir, NC 28645; (828)757-2196,, MeleahMikealHalfMarathon

SOUTH CAROLINA Aug. 5, Columbia - Hot Summer’s Night 5K, 7pm. Info: Mark Bedenbaugh (803)920-3841, Aug. 5, Little Mountain - The Little Mountain Reunion Road Race, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info: Clint Shealy (803)960-8145, Aug. 12, Columbia - 811 Run 5K, 8:11am. Info: Charleigh Elebash (803)451-7718, Aug. 12, Columbia - Philip’s Nighttime Run 5K, 7pm. Info: Aug. 12, Myrtle Beach - ColorBurst 5K, 9am. Info: Michael Silver (850)361-5816, Aug. 12, Spartanburg - Ready for Fall 5K, 8am. Info: Mike Foley (864)982-2686. Aug. 17, Greenville - Twilight 5K Running Series - Race #3, 7:15pm. Info: Aug. 19, Bluffton - Bobcat Scorcher 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (843)815-1718,

Aug. 19, Camden - Springdale 5K at Sunrise, 8am; $30 by 7/31, $35 by 8/18, $40 on Race Day. Info: Erin Roof, POB 692, Blythewood, SC 29016; (803)665-6140,, Aug. 19, Columbia - Race for the Case 5K, 8am. Info: Heather Smith (803)348-0787, Aug. 19, Greer - Farmer Smith’s Cow Pie 5K Classic Scrimmage, 8:30am. Info: Scott Lucking (850)687-5158. Aug. 19, Hardeeville - Hardeeville Fun Run for a Cause, 5K & 1 Mile 6pm. Info: Aug. 19, Lexington - Jailbreak Escape: Urban Challenge Run, 5K 8am. Info: Jesse Laintz (803)223-4423, Aug. 19, Mount Pleasant - R(un) for One 5K, 8am; Kids FR, 8:45am. Info: Becca Renard (843)737-6929, Aug. 20, Columbia - Summer’s End Solar Run 5K, 5:30pm. Info:

Aug. 25, Anderson - 40th Annual The Peoples Bank Midnight Flight, 1 Mile 8:15pm; 5K 9pm; 10K 10pm; $20/1 mi., $25/ 5K or 10K, $40/2 Events, $45/3 Events, by 8/ 20; $25/1 mi., $35/5K or 10K, $55/2 Events, $60/3 Events, 8/21-24. Info: Anderson Area YMCA (864)716-6809,; See Ad page 14. Aug. 26, Charleston - Dirt Dash Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K & 5K, 8:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Florence - Chick-fil-A Back to School 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Murrells Inlet - Children’s Recovery Center 5K Run/ Walk, 8am; 1 Mile Tot Run, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 26, Piedmont - Fight Like Wyatt XC Invitational and Open 5K, 8am. Info: Brian DeRoberts (864)444-9389. Aug. 26, Summerville - Race For The ARK, 5K 7:45am; 1 Mile FR 8:45am. Info: Megan Severn (843)832-2357, Aug. 26, York - Summerfest 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: (803)6842590, Sept. 4, Columbia - Labor Day 5 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Strictly Running (803)799-4786, Sept. 9, Charleston - 9/11 Heroes Run 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 9, Greenville - Race 13.1 Greenville, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 7am. Info:

Sept. 15, Columbia - Tunnel to Towers SC 5K Run/Walk, 7pm; $30 by 9/9, $35 9/109/14, $40 on Race Day. Info: Erin Roof, POB 692, Blythewood, SC 29016; (803)665-6140,, http:// Sept. 16, Bluffton - Tiger Bass 5K/15K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk; 8am. Info: (843)815-1718, Sept. 16, Easley - Run For Missions 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Monica Masters (864)430-6519. Sept. 16, Irmo - Dam Run 10K & 6K, 7:30am. Info: Verne McGough (803)750-5372, Sept. 16, Johns Island - Bohicket 5K & 10K Run, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Lake Wylie - C2 Obstacle Trail Run, 3+ Mile Trail Run, 8am; Youth 1 Mile FR, 9:30am. Info: Jessie Lindberg (704)7164645, Sept. 16, Rock Hill - St. Anne School 5K Nun Run, KidKid’s FR; 8am. Info: Robyn - Sept. 22, Columbia - Running For Your Life 5K Run/Walk, 8pm. Info: Ritche Tidwel (803)750-1200, Sept. 22, Greenville - Half-Moon Outfitters Moonshiner 5K Night Trail Run, 8pm. Info:

Sept. 23, Camden - 2017 Revolutionary Run at Historic Camden, Half Marathon 7:30am; $60 thru 9/1, $65 9/2-22, $75 on Race Day. Info: Eggplant Events, POB 692, Blythewood, SC 29016; (803)665-6140,, Sept. 23, Isle of Palms - South Carolina Aquarium Turtle Trek 5K Sunset Beach Run/Walk, 6pm; Kids’ FR, 5:30pm. Info: Stephanie Gabosch (843)579-8540,

Sept. 23, Mullins - Mullins Lions Run for Sight 5K, 8am; $25 by 9/20, after $30. Info: Dr. Franklin Mason, POB 306, Mullins, SC 29574; (843)464-8324, fgmddsrun@ Sept. 23, York - Run With Endurance 5K, 1 Mile; 8am. Info: Amy Brown (803)493-5424, Sept. 30, Charleston - Lowcountry Teal Diva 5K Run/Walk, 9:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Columbia - Family Connection Run, Walk, Stroll 5K, 9am; 1 Mile Race, 9:15am. Info: Padgett Mozingo (803)476-7124, Sept. 30, Columbia - WIL to Run, 5K Fun Run/Walk; 8:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Columbia - Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Scholarship 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Mollie Miller (803)764-5041, Sept. 30, Denmark - CRAWL 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 30, Pickens - Venture Outdoors Day - Half Marathon, 8am; 5K Trail Race, 10am; Mountain Bike Race, 2pm. Info: Becky Horace (864)952-9690, Sept. 30, Surfside Beach - Carolina Lyme Run 10K, 5K, 1 Mile “Wolf Walk”; 8am. Info: Oct. 6-7, Fort Mill - Ragnar Trail Carolinas-SC, Presented by Salomon, 120 Mile Relay; 9am. Info: Customer Service (801)4995024, Oct. 7, Charleston - School Spirit Run for Niger 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Charleston - Race for Freedom 5K Run Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Fountain Inn - Laurens Hope 5K, Pump and Run; Pump and Run 6:45am; 5K Race 8am; Kid’s FR 9am. Info: Lori White (864)363-9653, Oct. 7, Greenwood - Race The Helix-Greenwood 5K, 1 Mile Walk; 9am. Info: Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation (864)3881801,

Oct. 7, Lexington - Fallen Firemen 5K Run & Walk, 8am; $25 by 7/31, $30 8/1-10/6, $35 on Race Day. Info: Erin Roof, POB 692, Blythewood, SC 29016; (803)665-6140,, Oct. 8, Bluffton - Palmetto Bluff Buffalo Run, 50K & Relay, 6:30am; 30K & Relay, 8:30am; 10K, 10am. Info: Oct. 14, Columbia - Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 7:15am; 10K & 5K, 7:45am; Walk for Life 7:50am. Info: Kristin Hudson (803)351-0297, Oct. 14, Greer - Benson OctoberFAST 5K, 8am. Info: Hannah Rainwater (864)877-1937. Oct. 14, Johns Island (Charleston County) - Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K, 8:30am. Info: (843)795-4386, Oct. 21, Anderson - Hyco Memorial 5K, 9:15am; Doggie Dash, 8:45am. Info: Oct. 21, Bluffton - Old Town Bluffton Oyster Run, 10K Road Race & 5K Fun Run; 8am. Info: Oct. 21, Columbia - Ray Tanner Home Run, 12K, 5K Run/Walk 1 Mile Run, Kids FR; 7:45am. Info: Strictly Running (803)799-4786, Oct. 21, Fort Lawn - Trick or Treat Trot Fun Run, 4 Mile Relay, 8am. Info: Oct. 21, Greenville - Run for Thought 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Roll, 8am. Info: Oct. 21, Greenville - Paris Mountain Ultra 50K, 7:30am; North Lake 13.1 Miles, 9:30am. Info:

Oct. 21-22, Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Half Marathon 7am on 10/22; Coastal 5K 7:30am & Doggie Dash, 9:15am on 10/21; $90/Half, $35/5K, $25/Doggie Dash 5/16-8/15; Save 10% with Code RJJULY (Valid through 7/31/17 - Half Marathon & 5K). Info: Continental Event & Sports Management Group, LLC -, See Ad page 9. Oct. 21, Spartanburg - Your Next Step is the Cure, Spartanburg, SC 5K, 7:30am. Ino: Anna Plaza (650)598-2857. Oct. 28, Charleston - Race 13.1 Charleston Half Marathon, 10K & 5K; 8am. Info: (866)561-5651 (x301), Oct. 28, Branchville - Howl at the Moon 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Oct. 28, Georgetown - Historic Georgetown SC Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon, 12K & 5K Run/Walk; 7:30am. Info: Oct. 28, Greenville - Spinx Runfest, Marathon 7:30am; Half Marathon 8am; 10K 8:10am; 5K 8:30am; Kids Run 8:35am. Info: Ed Hughes (864)419-6788,

TENNESSEE Aug. 5, Bristol - The Pinnacle 5K, 8:30am; Kid’s Half Mile, 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Chattanooga - 80’s Express 5K, 8am. Info: Kathy Teufel (423)899-1721, Aug. 5, Chattanooga - Still Hollow Half Marathon & 10K, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 5, Maryville - Scholars Run, 5K Run/Walk 8am; 1 Mile FR 8:45am. Info: Aug. 5, Memphis - Miles for Melanoma Memphis 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (202)888-7323, Aug. 5, Morristown - Trojan Trek 5K Trail Run, 8am. Info: Raymond Farmer (423)748-0931, Jamia Hensley (423)307-0596. Aug. 5, Pigeon Forge - Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K, 11:59pm. Info: Aug. 5, Smyrna - Smyrna Parks 5K Challenge and the Monty Mile, 7:30am. Info: Aug. 6, Cookeville - Blister in the Sun Marathon, 7am. Info: Aug. 8, Kingsport - Duck Island Summer Mile: Kids & Adults, 6:30pm/Girls Mile, 6:45pm/Boys Mile; 7:05am/Adult Mile. Info: Bob Townsend (423)525-7335, Aug. 11, Johnson City - Fit4Life 5K Glow Run, 8pm. Info: Aug. 12, Jackson - Psoriasis Awareness 5K Run, 7am. Info: Lisa Medlin (731)614-2965, Aug. 12, Jonesborough - Pioneer Pride 5K Glow Run/Walk, 8pm. Info: Aug. 12, Memphis - Elvis Presley 5K Run, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Newport - Dr. Dennis Branch 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Elizabeth Marshall (573)855-2770, Aug. 13, Memphis - EJ Goldsmith Memorial Road Race Series, 5 Mile 7am. Info: Aug. 19, Gatlinburg - Reach Out 5K Color Run, 9am. Info: Amanda Perryman (865)661-0685, Aug. 19, Greeneville - Greene County YMCA 5K Run, 8am. Info: Bob Townsend (423)525-7335, Aug. 19, Hermitage - Wild Thang 9 Mile Trail Run, 8:30am. Info: Diana Bibeau (615)347-5822,

Aug. 19, Lawrenceburg - Stop Bullying 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile Fun/Walk, 9:15am. Info: Patricia Caceres (256)648-1893, Aug. 19, Memphis - Memphis Runs for Autism 5K, 8am. Info: (901)274-2202, Aug. 19, Munford - Celebrate Munford 5K, 8am. Info: DJ Watson (901)484-7113, Aug. 19, Nashville - It’s Just A Nashville 10K, 7am. Info: Cristina Young - Aug. 20, Bartlett - Great Amazing Race Family-Friendly Adventure Run/Walk, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 4pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, Aug. 20, Memphis - Breakaway Bardog 5K, 9am. Info: (901)2742202, Aug. 26, Chattanooga - The Cam Run - Cameron Bean Memorial 5K, 8am; Kids FR, 9am. Info: Fast Break Athletics (423)2650531. Aug. 26, Church Hill - Church Hill Medical Mission 5K Flamingo Race, 8am. Info: Teresa Tilson (423)256-2408, Aug. 26, Jackson - Let Love Glow 5K & FR, 7:30pm. Info: Erin Holcomb (731)609-1864, Aug. 26, Johnson City - Run For The Hill 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am. Info: Crystal Landers (423)426-4887, Aug. 26, Memphis - Forrest Spence 5K, 8am. Info: (901)2742202, Aug. 26, Milan - Dawg Daze 5K & 1 Mile, 8am. Info: Robin Robbins (731)694-8650, Aug. 26, Nashville - Hermitage Fitness Back in the Day K, 10K Run 6:50am; 5K Run/Walk 7am. Info: Aug. 27, Memphis - EJ Goldsmith Memorial Road Race Series, 5 Mile 7am. Info: Aug. 27, Memphis - Great Amazing Race Family-Friendly Adventure Run/Walk, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 4pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, Sept. 2, Memphis - Delta Dash 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am; 1 Mile FR, 7:50am. Info: Sept. 2, Memphis - Healthy Shelby 5K & 1 Mile Walk, 8am. Info: (901)274-2202, Sept. 2, Memphis - Brother’s Stride 3K Walk, 10am. Info: Sept. 2, Nashville - Race 13.1 Nashville, Half Marathon, 10K, Best Buddies 5K; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 4, Bristol - Summer’s End 5K, 6pm; Back to School Youth Mile, 6:05pm; 2 Mile Walk, 5:50pm. Info: Eric Reecher (423)9561957, Sept. 4, Franklin - Franklin Classic, 10K Run 7am; 5K Walk/Run 8:30am; 1K Kids Run 10am. Info: (615)790-0567, Sept. 4, Memphis - Chick-fil-A 5K, 8am; Kids Dash, 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, Sept. 8, Memphis - Health & Fitness Broad Ave 5K, 7pm. Info: (901)274-2202, Sept. 9, Arlington - Arlington 5K Run, 8am. Info: Tonia (901)8670545, Sept. 9, Baileyton - Baileyton Celebration 5K Road Race, 6pm. Info: Ms. Diane McAmis (423)234-7702 (h), (423)823-1583 (c). Sept. 9, Brentwood - Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Nashville, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Cookeville - Komen Upper Cumberland Race for the Cure 5K, 8am. Info: (931)303-0096, Sept. 9, Covington - Grace Race 5K, 1/2 Mile FR, 5pm. Info:

Sept. 9, Johnson City - 2nd Annual Military Officer Association of America - Mountain Empire Chapter, MECMOAA “Run For The Dogs 5K Race”, 9am-12pm (registration 8am); Starting Line: ETSU’s Student Pride Walk; NEW COURSE - ETSU, Stout Drive; $15/Veterans & Military Members; $20/ETSU Students, Faculty & Staff (with ID); $20/ General Public (ends 8/28); after 8/28 $30/ General Public. Info: Tom Shafer (423)4261416 or (423)639-0874 (cell);, Sept. 9, Kingsport - Eastman Road Race, 10K Run 8am; 2 Mile Run, 9:30am; 2 Mile Walk, 10:15am. Info: Eastman Employee Center (423)229-3771.

Sept. 9, Leiper’s Fork - Heroes in Recovery 6K - Leiper’s Fork 8am; $30 6/7-8/1, $35 8/29/8, $40 on Race Day. Info: Stephanie Spann -, RxocdS Sept. 9, Memphis - MCACF Miles for Memphis 5K, 9am. Info: Randie Smalley (901)523-7075, Sept. 9, Memphis - Step Up For Life 5K, 9am. Info: Susan Williams (901)476-6528, Sept. 9, Memphis - Classic/Nike Kids 3K, 8am. Info: Toni Boland-Evans (901)547-8431, Sept. 9, Millington - MACC Goat Run, 5K 8am. Info: Chad Harkness (901)489-1704, Sept. 9, Nashville - Steps of Success 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile Family FR, 8:05am. Info: (615)997-6841, Sept. 9, Pulaski - BenchMark Rehab 5K Run/Walk, 7:30am. Info: Megan Coble (931)424-5588, Sept. 9, Townsend - Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Salem Stanley (949)295-3302, Sept. 10, Bartlett - Stanky Creek 50K & Marathon, 7am; 25K & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 10, Memphis - EJ Goldsmith Memorial Road Race Series, 10K 7am. Info: Sept. 15, Memphis - Cooper Young Festival Friday 4-Miler, 7pm. Info: (901)272-2922, Sept. 16, Bristol - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 5K Run, 8am; 2 Mile Walk, 8:05am. Info: Brett Davis (423)573-1927. Sept. 16, Hendersonville - Hendersonville Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Amy Ramsey (615)642-9250, Sept. 16, Jackson - Racing So They Can Ride, 5K, 10K, 1 Mile FR/Walk; 8am. Info: Mendi Moore (731)608-1681, Sept. 16, Knoxville - Marine Mud Run, 3 Mile w/obstacles; 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Memphis - Book It 5K, 9am; 200 Meter Dash (kids 16under), 10am. Info: Julie Fike (901)767-6987, Sept. 16, Memphis - FightOn Cycle/Run/Walk, Cycle: 18, 34, 62 Mile Bike, 7am; 5K Run & 1 Mile Tribute Walk, 9am. Info: (901)6830055, Sept. 16, Memphis - Lausanne 5K Run, 8:30am. Info: Paige Holmes (901)474-1008, Sept. 16, Memphis - G.E. Patterson 5K For Pre-K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Rob Hughes (901)577-2500, Sept. 16, Milan - Family Fitness and Safety Challenge 5K, 7am. Info: Lana Hoke (731)686-2010, Sept. 16, Murfreesboro - Stacy B Windrow 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Nashville - Hustle for the House 5K, 8am; Kathy Dungan 1 Mile FR, 7:30am. Info: (615)343-4000, Sept. 17, Kingsport - Reedy Creek 5K Adventure Race, w/ obstacles; 6pm. Info: Kay Vanover (423)765-3123, Sept. 18, Memphis - Hamilton Eye Institute Lions Club 5K, 5am. Info: Andrew Johnston (865)207-8163, Sept. 23, Bristol - St. Jude 5K Run/Walk to End Childhood Cancer, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 23, Chattanooga - Raccoon Mountain Road Races, 5K & 10K; 8:30am. Info: Chattanooga Track Club Sept. 23, Jackson - Goodie 2 Shoes 5K, 9am. Info: Scott Conger (731)422-1816, Sept. 23, Jackson - Toys for Tots Trot 5K, 9am. Info: Thom Corley (731)467-6380, Sept. 23, Kingsport - Bays Mountain Trail Race, 15 Miles; 8am. Info: Mark Skelton (423)272-4812 (w), Sept. 23, Memphis - Bark on Broadway 5 K-9 (dogs are welcome to run); 5K 8am. Info: Rebecca Wilson (901)286-5488, Sept. 23, Memphis - Sensory World Memphis Autism Awareness and Special Needs 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Jeremy Whitley (901)552-5406, Sept. 23, Memphis - St. Jude Walk/Run To End Childhood Cancer 5K, 9am. Info: (901)274-2202, Sept. 23, Nashville - Nashville GIGI’s Pajama Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk, 8am. Info: Mark (615)695-2038, Sept. 23, Rossville - Pack Adventures 5K Fun Run, 8:30am; 1 Mile Family Walk, 8:45am. Info: Christina Dodge (901)853-0200, Sept. 24, Johnson City - Bluegrass Half Marathon & Relay, 7:30am. Info: Karen Hubbs (423)946-0519, Sept. 24, Memphis - EJ Goldsmith Memorial Road Race Series, 10K 7am. Info: Sept. 28, Jackson - Take Your Girls Night Out 5K, 6pm. Info: Deeana Denton (731)300-1817, Sept. 28, Memphis - Move It Memphis 4 Mile, 6:30pm. Info: (901)274-2202, Sept. 30, Bartlett - Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K Celebration, 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Brownsville - Haywood Elementary Greenhouse 5K, 8am. Info: Samantha Sammons (731)432-2303, Sept. 30, Jackson - The Lemonaide 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, 8am. Info: Debbie Pendergrass (731)300-7181, Sept. 30, Memphis - Mark Walden Sickle Cell & Thalassemia 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Mike Jackson (901)461-2306, Sept. 30, Unicoi - Pinnacle Trail Challenge & Family Fun Hike, 8:30am. Info: Jeff Linville (423)220-9821, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Chattanooga - Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K Trail Race, 7:30am; 10 Miler, 8:30am. Info: Oct. 1, Germantown - Edwin’s Way 5K, 3pm. Info: Susan Smith (901)230-0650, Oct. 1, Memphis - Camp Good Grief 5K, 2pm; 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, 3pm. Info: (901)274-2202, Oct. 1, Nashville - Greenway Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Tomas de Paulis (615)390-6977, Oct. 7, Arlington - Pink In The Park 2 Mile, 10am. Info: Rosalyn Brown (901)430-6391, Oct. 7, Brighton - Three Star Stop, Drop & Run 5K, 8am. Info: Brian Holland (901)626-5556, Oct. 7, Brownsville - Haywood Middle School Half Marathon, 10K/5K Run & 5K Walk; 8:15am. Info: Tom Orr (731)225-1728, Oct. 7, Burns - Two Lakes Trail Run, 7.6 mi.; 11am. Info: John Spencer (615)441-5915, Oct. 7, Campbellsville - Run The Rolling Hills Cross Country 5K

Running Journal • August, 2017 & Kids FR, 9am. Info: Campellsville Area Association (731)5143725, Oct. 7, Erwin - Unicoi County Apple Festival Road Race, 4 Mile Run & 3K Walk, 8am. Info: Frank Cooke (423)743-3361, Oct. 7, Jackson - Delta Dash 5K & 10K, 7am. Info: Marcey Sweat (731)845-4464, Oct. 7, Memphis - CHF Race For Hope 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: Oct. 7, Nashville - Nashville Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run, 8am. Info: Adam Bowie (615)205-2500, Oct. 7, Winchester - Southern Tennessee Power Classic Half Marathon, 7am; 5K Fun Run/Walk, 7:15am. Info: Oct. 8, Kingsport - Duck Island Fall Mile: Kids & Adults, 2:30pm/ 1st heat. Info: Bob Townsend (423)525-7335, Oct. 8, Memphis - EJ Goldsmith Memorial Road Race Series, 10 Mile 7am. Info: Oct. 8, Nashville - RunWild Shelby Bottoms 6 Miler, 8am. Info: Nashville Running Company (615)228-9191, Oct. 14, Hampton - Goliath at the Gorge, 10K, 5K & Kid’s Race; includes obstacles; 10am. Info: (423)946-0519, Oct. 14, Rock Island - Rock Island 5 Miler, 11am. Info: Blaine Wilcher (931)743-2461, Oct. 15, Chattanoooga - 7 Bridges Marathon & Relay, 7am; 4 Bridges Half Marathon, 7:30am; 2 Bridges 5K, 7:45am. Info: Oct. 21, Clarksville - Go Commando Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am; 10:30am, Kid’s FR. Info: Oct. 21, Clinton - Clinton 5K & 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Todd Temple (865)919-0602, Oct. 21, Cookeville - Upper Cumberland Haunted Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Oct. 21, Milan - Fall Folklore Days 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk; 8am. Info: Allyson Wadley (731)686-3301, Oct. 21, Nashville - Rock and Road Relay Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: (901)274-2202, Oct. 21, Nashville - Hope and Possibility 5 Miler, 8am; 1 Miler, 8:05am. Info: Sarah Hart (615)483-5823,

Oct. 21, Piney Flats - 10 Miler/3K Overmountain Victory Run(s), 10 Miler 9am; 3K 9:30am; $35/10 Miler, $15/3K, by 10/1; after $40/10 Miler, $20/3K. Info: Don Davis, 452 Bayhill Dr., Piney Flats, TN 37686; (423)854-0152,, Oct. 22, Defeated - Nashville’s Running Company Defeated Creek Half Marathon, 8am. Info: (615)228-9191, Oct. 22, Memphis - EJ Goldsmith Memorial Road Race Series, 10 Mile 7am. Info: Oct. 22, Memphis - GoGirlRun Memphis, Women’s Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:15am. Info: (573)445-2664, Oct. 28, Kingsport - The Haunted Half Marathon, 2 & 4-Person Team Relay; 9:30am. Info: Hank Brown (423)963-1045, Oct. 28, Knoxville - Tennessee Sports Medicine Group Farragut Half Marathon/Relay, 5K, 7:30am; Kids Run, 10am. Info:, Oct. 28, Nashville - PurpleStride Nashville 2017 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: (877)272-6226, Oct. 28, Nashville - Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure, 5K & 10K Run 9am; 5K & 1 Mile Walk 9:15am. Info: (615)383-0017, Oct. 28, Nolensville - Rollin’ Nolen 10 Miler, 7am. Info:

VIRGINIA Aug. 1, Norfolk - 2017 Summer Series - Memorial 5K; 6:30pm. Info: Jean Phelan (757)681-0248, Virginia Davis (757)270-9312. Aug. 1, Springfield - DCRRC Steve Thompson 8K, 6:45pm. Info: Aug. 5, Appalachia - Appalachia Railroad Days 5K Road Race, 8:15am; 3 Mile Power Walk, 8:20am. Info: Randy Blair (276)3939577, Pam Hutchinson (276)565-0821. Aug. 5, Dayton - Dayton Muddler, 3.2 Mile Adventure/obstacles, Omega Course 13+ Mile Road Bike sprint tacked onto the Mud Course, Youth Race; 8am. Info: Aug. 5, King George - 3 H Trail Half Marathon, 8am. Info: (540)310-4803, Aug. 5, Nellysford - Be BOLD 5K Trail, 9am. Info: Aug. 5, Vienna - W&OD 10K Run/Walk, 6pm. Info: (703)9274833, Aug. 5, Virginia Beach - Road Rage Events Cutter 10K, 7am; Coast Guard 5K, 9am. Info: (757)409-1913, Aug. 5, Williamsburg - Mad Dash 5K Run/Walk, 8am; 1 Mile FR/ Walk, 7:30am. Info: Jen Berberich (757)253-1947, Aug. 6, Arlington - Race Packet Summer Strides - Grand Prix Race #6, 5K 8am. Info: Christopher Leyen (925)354-1433, Aug. 6, Chesterfield - GGG 10K Lucky Road Trail Series #1, 8am. Info: Aug. 8, Newport News - Tom Ray Memorial Predict Your Time

5 Miler - PTC Summer FR Series, 6:30pm. Info: Christine Schaffner (757)898-3258, Aug. 10, Richmond - Moonlight 4-Miler, 7pm; Kids FR, 6:45pm. Info: Aug. 11, Lebanon - Get Physical 5K, 1.5 Mile Walk and Kids Race; 6:30pm. Info: Bob Weatherly (276)889-4090, Aug. 12, Abingdon - Ryan Dixon Memorial - Creeper Challenge 5K Run, Walk & Bike Ride, 8am/5K, 9am/Bike Ride. Info: Dustin Powers (276)623-0004, Aug. 12, Big Stone Gap - Big Stone Gap Kiwanis “The Grizzly and The Cub Run”, 3+ miles with obstacle (12-over), 3pm; Kid Version (under 12), 10am. Info: Aug. 12, Hampton - Transitions 5K, 8:30am. Info: Heidi Olson (757)722-2261, Aug. 12, Henrico - Race ‘N’ Roll 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run, 7am. Info: Stephanie Colorado (804)426-6522, Aug. 12, Lynchburg - Lynchburg Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Salem - Health Focus of Southwest Virginia 43rd Annual Salem Distance Run & Walk, 5K, 10K & 5K Walk; 8am. Info: Cindy Hannah (540)444-2925 (x202),, Aug. 12, Virginia Beach - ASYMCA Mud Run 8K & 1 Mile Mini Mud. Info: (757)363-1884, Aug. 12, Williamsburg - CDR Super Hero 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: CDR (757)566-3300. Aug. 15, Burke - DCRRC Paul Thurston 4.5 Miler, 6:30pm. Info: Aug. 15, Williamsburg - Lake Matoaka 4.3 Mile Trail Challenge - PTC Summer FR Series, 6:30pm. Info: Susan Hagel (757)5870699, Rick Platt (757)229-7375. Aug. 19, Colonial Heights - TCRR’s Race for the Cause 5K Run/ 5K Walk, 8am; Children’s FR, 9am. Info: Aug. 19, Forest - Face the Forest 5K (Obstacle Course Race), 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Newport News - Smart Smiles 5K, 8:30am. Info: Emily Roman (757)223-7204, Aug. 19, Pearisburg - Eye Run 5K/10K Run/Walk, 8:30am; Kids Run, 10:30am. Info: Aug. 19, Salem - The Fab 5K, 8am. Info: (540)375-3990, Aug. 19, Virginia Beach - Surfer’s Healing 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Aug. 19, Virginia Beach - Into the Woods Summer Trail Series - Sandy Bottom 8K, 8am. Info: Aug. 20, Charlottesville - Charlottesville 5K & 10K, 9am. Info: Aug. 20, Fredericksburg - Devil’s Den 10 Miler, 7:15am. Info: Aug. 20, Leesburg - Leesburg 20K, 7:30am; 5K, 7:48am; Kid’s FR, 7:55am. Info: Aug. 22, Newport News - Swamp Bridge 5K - PTC Summer FR Series, 6:30pm. Info: Bruce Davis (757)989-0072, Aug. 26, Ashland - Patrick Henry Half Marathon, 7am. Info: (804)285-9495, Aug. 26, Bristol - Heart For Haiti/Ragged Edge Ministries 5K, 10am. Info: Aug. 26, Fincastle - Camp Bethel PEP! 5K Trail Run, 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Gloucester - Riverwatch on the Piankatank 5K, 5:30pm. Karen Schenck (571)224-5450,

Aug. 26, Petersburg - H2O Water of Life Ministries 5K Run/Walk for “No Bullying”, 8am; Start/Finish at the Track of Richard Bland College (11301 Johnson Rd.); School Supply & Book Bag Give Away; $10/Children (5-under); $15/Students (6-17 yrs.); $20/ Adults before 8/21, $25 on Race Day. Info: (804)721-7400,, H2OWaterofLifeMinistries2K5KRun WalkforNoBullying Aug. 26, Powhatan - Be Like Mike Back to School Blues Color Run, 1.1 Mile; 10am. Info: Aug. 26, Quantico - Quantico 12K, 7am. Info: (703)784-2225, Aug. 26, Roanoke - Roanoke River 8K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Jeremy Woods (540)589-3212, Aug. 27, Reston - South Lakes 10K, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 2, Charlottesville - Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler, 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Damascus - Iron Mountain Trail Run, 50 Miler 7am; 30 Miler 7:30am; 16 Miler 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Danville - River City 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: (434)7933409, Sept. 2, Duffield - Duffield Daze 5K, 7am. Info: Lisa Rhoton (276)594-2247, Lowell Bledsoe (276)690-4677. Sept. 2, Luray - Shenandoah Half Marathon, 7am. Info:

Sept. 2-3, Virginia Beach - Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach 1/2 Marathon & 5K, 7am (on 9/ 3); Mile on the Sand, 8:30am (on 9/2); Health & Fitness Expo 9/1-2. Info: Competitor Group (858)450-6510 or (800)311-1255, See Ad page 28.


Sept. 4, Fairfax - Great American 5K, 8am; 1K FR, 8:05am. Info: Sept. 4, Winchester - Chick-fil-A Dash 4 Diabetes 4-Miler, Kids 1 Mile & 100yd. dash; 8am. Info: Lara Rimmel (540)336-4568, Sept. 8, Martinsville - Harvest Moon 5K & 10K, 7pm. Info: Brad Kinkema (276)632-6427, Sept. 9, Danville - Coaches for a Cause: 5K Dog Jog, 5K Run/ Walk 10am; 1 Mile FR 9:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Farmville - High Bridge Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Mathews - Mathews Market Days Race, 5K-Plus Run, 3.5 Miles 7:30am; 1 Mile FR, 8:45am. Info: Sept. 9, McLean - Food for Others Tysons 5K & 1 Mile FR, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Millsboro - Odyssey Trail Running Rampage, 7am/40 mi., 8:30am/Marathon, 10am/Half Marathon, 11:30am/6 Miler. Info: Odyssey Adventure Racing (540)444-4422, Sept. 9, Newport News - Run for Achievement 5K, 8:30am. Info: Michael Garland (757)269-1995, Sept. 9, Roanoke - Run 4 Their Lives, 4 Miler 9am; Kids FR, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 9, Roanoke - Run/Walk for Boys Home 5K, 9am; Kids’ FR, 8:45am. Info: Sept. 9, Rocky Mount - FCHS Eagle Strut 5K & 10K, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Tazewell - Mountain Mud’R, Extreme Mud Run w/ obstacles; 11am. Info: Sept. 9, Tysons - Food For Others 5K & FR, 8am. Info: Sept. 9, Willliamsburg - Hare and Tortoise Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run, 5K Run/Walk 9am; 8K Run/Walk 9:10am. Info: Sept. 10, Mount Vernon - George Washington Patriot Run, 5K & 10K 8am; Kids Fun Run 9:45am. Info: Sept. 11, Lynchburg - 911 Never Forget Memorial 5K Run & 1 Mile FR/Walk, 6:30pm. Info: Sept. 16, Ashland - #SavStrong 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 16, Charlottesville (Ivy) - Special Olympics Pepsi 10K Run & 2 Mile Walk, 8am. Info: David (434)295-2391, Sept. 16, Ft. Eustis - Mulberry Island Half Marathon, 8am; 5K Run, 7:30am. Info: Jake Richmond (757)878-6075, Sept. 16, Fredericksburg - Owen Lea Foundation 10K, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am; Youth .5K Tail Chase to follow 5K. Info: (540)4666871, Sept. 16, Front Royal - Still Standing 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 16, Leesburg (DC’s Wine Country) - Divas Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K (on 9/15), 6:15pm. Info: Sept. 16, Midlothian - Jenny Stevens Memorial 5K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Reston - Susco 8K Run & 2K Walk, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Richmond - Color Vibe 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 16, Virginia Beach - Into the Woods Summer Trail Series - First Landing 10K, 9am. Info: Sept. 17, Blacksburg - Hokie Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 17, Leesburg - Mighty Mile, Just for Kids! 1 Mile (6-14yrs.), 1/2 Mile (4-6 yrs.); Tot Dash; 8am. Info: Sept. 17, Lorton - The Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series - Race #1, 5 Mile or 10 Mile, 9am. Info: Sept. 17, Virginia Beach - Summer Sizzler 5K Run/Walk, 8:30am; Kids 1 Mile, 7:30am. Info: Road Rage Events (757)4091913, Sept. 17, Warrenton - Bodies in Motion 5K & 10K, 8:30am; FR, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Annandale - Mason District Running Festival, 5K, 10K, 1M, 6-hour; 8am. Info: Bernard Pesjak - Sept. 23, Arlington - Ajvar 5K, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Berryville - Run for the Ribbon 5.9K Run, 8am; Kids’ Run, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Dulles Airport - Dulles Day 5K/10K On The Runway, 5K 7:30am; 10K 7:40am. Info: Sept. 23, Fredericksburg - Stafford County Parks and Rec K95K, 9am. Info: (540)658-4572, Sept. 23, Glen Allen - GA5K Run, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Herndon - NWFCU Neon Night 5K & 1 Mile, 6:45pm. Info:

Sept. 23, Lynchburg - The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler, 4 Miler, Relay; 8am; $50/10 Miler, $35/4 Miler by 8/1; after 8/1 $65/10 Miler, $45/4 Miler. Info: Jeff Fedorko, POB 982, Lynchburg, VA 24505; (434)846-7449,, https:// Sept. 23, Newport News - Race for Hope 5K & 8K, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, Norfolk - TowneBank Heart of Ghent 10K & Kid’s FR, 8am. Info: (757)373-4174, Sept. 23, Rixeyville - Run For Your Life 5K Cross Country Run/ Walk, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Surry - Chippokes Plantation 5K Run, 9am. Info: Sept. 24, Alexandria - Run! Geek! Run! 5K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 24, Arlington - Clarendon Day Run, 5K, 10K, Double & Kid’s Dash, 8am. Info:


Running Journal • August, 2017

Sept. 24, Falls Church - Teddy Bear 5K, 3:30pm; 1K Walk/Run, 4:30pm. Info: Sept. 24, McLean - Super H 5K Run, Walk & Wheel, 8am. Info: Tricia Nelson (202)877-1427, Sept. 24, Reston - Perfect 10, 10 Mile & 10K, 8am; 1 Mile FR, 8:10am. Info: Sept. 30, Leesburg - Great Amazing Race Family-Friendly Adventure Run/Walk, 1.5 Mile w/Challenge Stations; 4pm. Info: Great Amazing Race (513)518-0528, Sept. 30, Hampton - Race for the Music 5K, 8:30am. Info: Rick Allen (757)850-5018, Sept. 30, Suffolk - Peanut Fest 5K, 1 Mile; 6:30am. Info: Deborah Nadell (757)539-1525, Oct. 1, Abingdon - Run Fur Their Lives 5K/10K Run & Strut Your Mutt Walk, 2pm. Info: Amanda Carrico (423)967-4892, Oct. 1, Bristow - Prince William Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Oct. 7, Breaks - Breaks Park 5K Cross Country Run, 10am 5K Open & HS; 11am 1.5 mi. Run (5-8th grade). Info: Jon Rife or Ricky Owens (276)935-2181, Oct. 1, Clifton - Hemlock Half Marathon & 10K Trail Run, 9am. Info: Oct. 7, Lynchburg - Lynchburg College Community Health Clinic Halloween 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Oct. 7-8, Hampton - Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 8am (10/8); 5K 8am & 9:30am/Kids 1K (10/7). Info: J&A Racing (757)412-1056, Oct. 7, Norton - High Knob Hellbender 10K, 10am. Info: Oct. 8, Charlottesville - Charlottesville Fall Classic Half Marathon & 10K, 7am. Info: (434)218-0402, Oct. 14, Chesapeake - Bre’s Butterfly 5K, 9:30am; Caterpillar 1 Mile FR, 9am. Info: Michael Zalud (757)560-8367, Kirsten Mahon (757)560-8361. Oct. 14, Salem - LewisGale Salem Half Marathon & 8K, 9am; Kids Mile, 9:05am. Info: Ashley Durkin (540)375-3057, Oct. 14, Smithfield - Smithfield Hog Jog 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 15, Hiltons - Crooked River Half Marathon, 3pm. Info: Mark Skelton (423)272-4812 (w), Oct. 15, Reston - The Fall Backyard Burn Trail Running Series - Race #2, 5 Mile or 10 Mile, 9am. Info: Oct. 21, Emory - Emory & Henry Wasper 5K, 8am. Info: Oct. 21, Newport News - ECPI 8K, 8:30am. Info: Jacqueline Williams (757)838-9191, Oct. 21, Virginia Beach - Joggin’ For Frogmen 5K & Team Race, 9am; Kids Tadpole Trot, 10:30am. Info: Oct. 28, Ashburn - Glow Willowsford 5K & 1 Mile, 8:25pm. Info: Oct. 28, Charlottesville - Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon, 6:30am. Info: Oct. 28, Madison - Uncorked 5K Trail Run, 9am.

WASHINGTON, DC Aug. 5, Washington, DC - Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile, 6pm. Info: (202)554-1216, Aug. 19, Washington, DC - Spring Strip 5K, 9am. Info: (703)4861466, Sept. 2, Washington, DC - “Don’t Touch Me!” 5K Fun Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 10, Washington, DC - Ethiopian Day Run, 5K & 10K; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Washington, DC - Abebe Bikila Day International Peace Marathon & Half Marathon, 9am/Competitive; 7am/8amNon Competitive Start. Info: Jay Jacob Wind (703)927-4833, Sept. 16, Washington, DC - Race to Beat Cancer 5K Run/Walk, 8am. Info: Sept. 17, Washington, DC - Navy-Air Force Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Sept 22-23, Cumberland MD to Washington, DC - Reebok Ragnar Washington, DC, 200 Mile Relay; 5am. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024, Sept. 30, Washington, DC - Fall in Love 10K Run & 5K Run/ Walk, 10am. Info: Oct. 1, Washington, DC - Boo! 10K Run & 2 Mile Tidal Basin Walk, 8am. Info: (703)786-8581, Oct. 8, Washington, DC - Army Ten-Miler, 8am. Info: (202)6853361, Oct. 8, Washington, DC - Dupont Circle Club 5K, 9am. Info: (503)975-7050, Oct. 21, Washington, DC - Children’s National Race for Every Child, 5K Run/Walk 8:45am; Kids’ Dash, 10:15am. Info: Oct. 22, Washington, DC - Marine Corps Marathon, 7:55am; 10K, 9:15am. Info: (800)786-8762,

WEST VIRGINIA Aug. 4-5, Wheeling - Debbie Green 5K Weekend - Race for a Reason, 8/4: Green Mile 7pm; 8/5: Debbie’s Dash 5pm; 5K for Leukemia 7pm. Info: Ron Green (704)859-0704, Aug. 5, Ona - Kanawha Trace 50K, 25K & 10K Trail Run; 50K 7:30am; 25K & 10K 9:30am. Info: Aug. 11-12, Bruceton Mills - Ragnar Trail Appalachians-WV, Presented by Salomon, 120 Mile Relay; 9am; $130, deadline 7/13/ 17. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024,, event-detail/trail/appalachians_wv?utm_source=running%

20journal&utm_medium=calen dar&utm_campaign=mdm%20ap palachians%202017&utm_content=march%20201 Aug. 12, Marlington - Mountain Trail Challenge, Half Marathon 8:30am; 5K 8:40am. Info: Aug. 12, Snowshoe - Fear the Bunny 5K @ Snowshoe, 5K Trail Run/Walk; 10am. Info: Aug. 18, Morgantown - Rush Run 5K Run/Walk, 7pm. Info: Amanda Snider (304)288-4697, Aug. 19, Chester - Coach Dick Bryan Memorial 5K, 9am. Info: Aug. 19, Fairmont - Monongahfest The Miner’s Run/Walk, 3.61 Miles; 8am. Info: Mike Prunty (304)816-6351, Aug. 19, Parkersburg - Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon, 8am; 2 Mile, 8:10am. Info: Art Smith (304)485-1891 (x281), Aug. 28, Lewisburg - Random 5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 2, Charleston - Charleston Distance Run 15-Miler, 3Person 15 Mile Relay, 5K Races + 5K Walk; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 8, Morgantown - Dominion Post 5Kickoff, 5K 7pm. Info: Sept. 10, Helvetia - Helvetia 10K Mountain Run, 2 Mile Walk & Kid’s FR; 9am. Info: Dan Lehmann (304)924-5835, Sept. 23, Huntington - Mountain Games 5 Mile Trail Race, 9am. Info: Sept. 23, Keyser - Barnum Rail Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Sept. 23, New Cumberland - OGHS PE River Fest 5K Run/Walk, 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Clarksburg - FBI Jerry Dove Memorial 5K, Kids-K (50 & 100yd. dash); 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Shepherdstown - Freedom’s Run, Marathon 7:30am; Half Marathon 8:30am; 10K 8:50am; 5K 9am; 1 Mile Kids FR 11am. Info: Oct. 7, Ona - Kanawha Trace Darkness Falls 3.5 & 7 Mile Night Trail Run, 8:30pm. Info: Oct. 13-15, Circleville - West Virginia Trilogy, 10/13: 50K 7am; 10/ 14: 50 Mile 6am; 10/15: Half Marathon 9am. Info: Adam Casseday (304)636-4944, Oct. 14, Madison - JPBCF Spooktacular 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 21, Wheeling - NAMI Wheeling Walk for Awareness, 10am. Info: Oct. 29, Huntington - The Brady Steps 5K, 9am. Info: Oct. 29, Morgantown - Larry “LJ” Haines Memorial Mohigan 5K & FR, 10am. Info:

MULTI-SPORTS (Included in the Multi-sports calendar are single swimming and cycling events). Aug. 4, Fayetteville, AR - Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon, 6pm. Info: (479)444-3463, Aug. 5, Fernandina Beach, FL - Jacksonville Triathlon Olympic & Sprint - Series #3, Sprint: S-1/4 mi., B-16 mi., R-3 mi.; Olympic: S1.5K, B-40K, R-10K; 7:30am. Info: DRC Sports (352)637-2475, Aug. 5, Marietta, GA - East Cobb Triathlon, Olympic: S-1000m, B-24.5 mi., R-10K; Sprint: S-400m, B-13 mi., R-5K; Super Sprint: S250m, B-6.5 mi., R-2.25 mi.; Kids Events; 7:30am. Info: Five Star NTP (770)633-5511, Aug. 5, Benton, LA - Ironfish Kids Triathlon, 8am; 2 distances. Info: Aug. 5, Greenwood, MS - Bikes, Blues & Bayous, 62 Mile Bike, 7am; 46, 22 & 11 Mile Bike, 7:20am. Info: Beth Stevens (662)4534152, Aug. 5, Culpeper, VA - Culpeper Gran Fondo Cycle, 100 & 62 Miler, 7am. Info: Aug. 5-6, Lake Logan, NC - Lake Logan Multisport Festival Triathlon, 8/5: Half: S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi., 7am; 8/6: International: S-1500m, B-24 mi., R-10K, 7am; Sprint: S-500m, B-12 mi., R-5K, 7:30am. Info: Glory Hound Events (828)400-5868, Aug. 5-6, Bryson City, NC - Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride, 8am on 8/5 & 8/6. Info: Aug. 6, Benton, LA - River Cities Triathlon, S-1/2 mi., B-18.2 mi., R-5K; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 6, Culpeper, VA - Culpeper Triathlon, International: S-1500, B-24 mi., R-10K, 7:30am; Sprint: S-750m, B-16 mi., R-5K, 8am. Info: Aug. 11-13, Eureka Springs, AR - Eureka Springs Multisports Festival, 5K & 10K; 7:30am. Info: Bruce Dunn (479)521-7766, Aug. 12, Huntsville, AL - Huntsville Sprint Triathlon, S-400m, B7 mi., R-3.1 mi.; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 12, Skidaway Island, GA - Skidaway Island Sprint Triathlon, S-250m, B-18K, R-5K; 8am. Info: Aug. 12, Charlotte, NC - Amphibious Duathlon, R-5K, Paddle-2K, R-5K; 8am. Info: Aug. 12, High Point, NC - High Point Sprint Triathlon, S-500m, B12.4 mi., R-3.1 mi.; 7:45am. Info: Richard Swor (313)304-0903, Aug. 12, West Jefferson, NC - Blue Ridge Brutal, Cycle: 102 mi., 72 mi., 55 mi.; 8am. Info: (336)846-2787. Aug. 12, Paris, TN - Paris Youth Splash and Dash, S-100m, R-1K; S-200m, R-2K; 7am. Info: Tony Lawrence (731)644-2517, Aug. 13, Raleigh, NC - Rex Wellness Sprint Triathlon - Raleigh, S-250yd. (pool), B-10 mi., R-5K; 7am. Info: (919)376-9441, Aug. 13, Fairfax Station, VA - Fountainhead Trail Tri, Elite: Kayak2 mi., Mtn. Bike-14 mi., Trail Run-5 mi., 8am; Sport: Kayak-1 mi., Mtn. Bike-7 mi., Trail Run-5K, 9:30am. Info: Aug. 19-20, Arkadelphia, AR - DeGray Lake Triathlon Fest, 8/ 19: S-1500m, B-42.5K, R-10K; Aqua Bike: S-1500m, B-42.5K; Open Swim: 1500m; Super Sprint: S-225yd., B-6 mi., R-1.5 mi.; 8/ 20: Sprint: S-500yd., B-16 mi., R-3.2 mi.; Du: R-2 mi., B-16 mi., R3.2 mi.; 8am. Info: DLT Events (870)246-6686, Aug. 19, Boca Raton, FL - Mermaid Mile Swim, 1 Mile 7am. Info: Lacey Chimienti (561)222-8440, Aug. 19, Lafayette, LA - MPCS Triathlon, S-200 yd., B-8 mi., R-2 mi.; 7am. Info: (337)984-1920. Aug. 19, Columbus, MS - Possum Town Triathlon, S-600yd., B-17 mi., R-3.3 mi.; 7am. Info: Brad Atkins (662)574-5539, Aug. 19, Cherry Point, NC - MCAS Cherry Point Sprint Triathlon & Relay, S-400m, B-10 mi., R-3 mi.; 7:30am. Info: Aug. 19, Washington, NC - Washington Olympic & Sprint Triathlon, Olympic: S-1500m, B-25 mi., R-10K; Sprint: S-750m, B12.5 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: (919)376-9441, Aug. 19, Wilson, NC - Wilson Family YMCA Youth Triathlon, 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Aug. 19, Johnson City, TN - Dive, Ride & Stride Kid’s Triathlon, Ages 6-8: S-50m, B-1 mi., R-.5 mi.; Ages 9-10: S-100m, B-1.5 mi., R-1 mi.; Ages 11-15: S-150m, B-2 mi., R-1.5 mi.; 8am. Info: Kelly Finney (423)434-5749, Aug. 20, Winston-Salem, NC - Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon, S-225 yd., B-8 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: Aug. 26, Sardis, MS - Dragon Fly Triathlon, S-1/2 mi., B-18 mi., R-4 mi.; 8am. Info: (901)550-2114, Aug. 26, Wiggins, MS - Cultivation Nation Sprint Tri, S-600yd., B-16 mi., R-3.1 mi.; 7:30am. Info: Amanda Hudson (601)9063930, Aug. 26, Jacksonville, NC - Run To The River Sprint Biathlon, S-1/2 mi., B-5K; 7am. Info: (910)451-0025. Aug. 26, Pembroke, NC - Tri-Warriors Youth Triathlon, 610yr.: S-50yd., B-3 mi., R-1 mi.; 11-15yr.: S-100yd., B-6 mi, R-2 mi.; 7:30am. Info: (910)827-2439, Aug. 26, Butler, TN - Watauga Lake Triathlon, S-1000m, B35K, R-8K; 8am. Info: Scott Vandiver (828)963-3867, Aug. 26, Erwin, TN - Nolichucky Triple Threat - Whitewater Raft + Obstacle Course + 5K Run, 3pm. Info: Aug. 26, Kingston, TN - Storm the Fort Triathlon, Sprint: S600yd., B-20K, R-4 mi.; Half: S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi.; 7:30am. Info: Martin Coleman (865)250-3618, Aug. 26, Memphis, TN - BRC Small Fry Tri for Kids (2-6 yrs.); 100 yards total; 9am. Info: Paul Wright (901)385-6470, Aug. 26, North Garden, VA - Walnut Creek Park Triathlon, Olympic: S-1500m, B-23.5 mi., R-6.2 mi., 8am; Sprint: S-750m, B16.7 mi., R-3.1 mi., 8:40am. Info: Aug. 26, Quantico, VA - Quantico Tri, S-750m, B-20K, R-5K; 7am. Info: (703)784-2225, Aug. 27, Huntsville, AL - Rocketman Triathlon, S-1.5k, B-40K, R-10K; 7am. Info: Aug. 27, Pine Mountain, GA - Callaway Gardens 5K Run, 7:50am; Triathlon (S-1K, B-30K, R-8K) 8am; Duathlon, 8:15am. Info: (808)478-7576, Aug. 27, Chapel Hill, NC - Tar Heel Youth Triathlon, Ages 610: S-100yd., B-2 mi., R-1K; Ages 11-15: S-200yd., B-4 mi., R-2K; 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Crystal River, FL - Crystal River Triathlon Series Sprint #2, Tri: S-1/4 mi., B-15 mi., R-3 mi.; Du: R-2 mi., B-15 mi., R-3 mi.; 7:30am. Info: DRC Sports (352)637-2475, Sept. 2, Pass Christian, MS - Yak-A-Du, R-2 mi., Kayak-2 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: (228)380-7037, Sept. 2, Charlotte, NC - The Dry Tri, Kayak Paddle-1.25 mi., B-9.3 mi., R-5K Trail; 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Charlotte, NC - Morrison Ride! 30, 45, 63 & 80 Mile Options; 7:30am. Info: Nicole Gross (704)716-4611, Sept. 2, Knoxville, TN - Barley’s Cycling Classic, 32, 50, 62 & 100 Mile; 8am. Info: Martin Coleman (865)250-3618, Sept. 2, Waynesboro, VA - Tour de Valley Century & Metric Century, 100 Mile & 62 Mile; 7:30am. Info: Sept. 3, Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee YTS Youth Triathlon & Adult Super Sprint, 8am. Info: Mike Weyant (850)241-6591, Sept. 3, Cary, NC - Plunge Pedal & Plod, Triathlons: S-50yd., B-4K, R-1.6K; S-200yd., B-8K, R-2.4K; S-400m, B-12K, R-3K; Splash/Dash: S-800m, R-3K; 8am. Info: Sept. 3, Greensboro, NC - Ridgewood Try a Tri for Hospice, S200m, B-10 mi., R-2 mi.; 9am. Info: Sept. 4, Kingsport, TN - Warrior’s Path Triathlon, Sprint: S400m, B-10 mi., R-5K; Olympic: S-1500m, B-25 mi., R-10K. Info: Sept. 9, Port St. Joe, FL - Beach Blast Triathlon & Duathlon, Tri: Sprint - S-.35 mi., B-15 mi., R-3.1 mi.; Olympic - S-.7 mi., B25 mi., R-6.2 mi.; Du: Sprint - R-1.2 mi., B-15 mi., R-3.1 mi.; Olympic - R-3.1 mi., B-25 mi., R-6.2 mi. Info: Sept. 9, Clayton, NC - Flowers Plantation Triathlon, S-300yd., B-16 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 9, Mooresville, NC - LKNVFD Run & Ride, 5K Run 7:30am; 50K Timed Bike Ride 8am. Info:

Sept. 9, Lexington, SC - Dam Swim for Drew on Lake Murray, 2 Mile Open Water; 9am. Info: Karen Campbell (803)360-5038, Sept. 9, Bartlett, TN - Bartlett Kid’s Triathlon, Ages 7-10: S100yd., B-2.5 mi., R-0.5 mi.; Ages 11-15: S-200yd., B-5.0 mi., R-1.0 mi.; 7am. Info: Paul Wright (901)385-6470, Sept. 9, Jackson, TN - Rockabilly City Century, 100 mi., 62 mi., 42 mi., & 25 mi.; 8am. Info: Matt Joiner (910)487-7024, Sept. 9, Buchanan, VA - Buchanan Tri Run/Ride/River, R-2 mi., B-13 mi., Kayak-5 mi.; 2pm. Info: Muddy Squirrel (540)797-0217, Sept. 9, Dublin, VA - Claytor Lake Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon, S500m, B-12.5 mi., R-3.1 mi., 8:30am. Info: (540)230-3019, Sept. 9-10, Williamsburg, VA - Patriots Triathlon Festival, Half (9/9): S-1.2 mi., B-58 mi., R-13.1 mi., 7am; Sprint (9/10): S-750m, B-20K, R-5K, 7am. Info: Sept. 10, Lexington, KY - Susan Bradley-Cox Tri for Sight Triathlon & Duathlon, Tri: S-400m, B-12.6 mi., R-3 mi.; Du: R-2 mi., B-12.6 mi., R-3 mi.; Aqua-Bike: S-400m, B-12.6 mi.; 7:45am. Info: Sept. 10, Lafayette, LA - CajunMan Triathlon, S-800m, B-20 mi., R-5K; 7:30am. Info: Bertha Lanthier (337)230-3886, Sept. 10, Asheville, NC - Asheville Off-Road Series - Duathlon, R-5K Road Run, B-13.25 mi. Off Road, R-5K Off-Road; 7:45am. Info: iDaph Events (828)684-0821, Sept. 16, Scottsboro, AL - Frantic Frog Sprint Triathlon, S-400m, B-24K, R-5K; 7:30am. Info: kevin@endurancesports Sept. 16, Bentonville, AR - Get Indoors and TRI Super Sprint, 8am. Info: (479)200-7718, Sept. 16-17, Manteo, NC - Outer Banks Triathlon, Half: S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi., 7:30am (9/16); Olympic: S-1500m, B-24.5 mi., R-10K, 8am (9/16); Sprint: S-750m, B-13.5 mi., R-5K, 7:30am (9/17). Info: (252)255-6273, Sept. 16, Kiawah Island, SC - Kiawah Island Golf Resort Kids Triathlon, Ages 3-14 yrs.; 4pm. Info: Sept. 16, Memphis, TN - FightOn Cycle/Run/Walk, Cycle: 18, 34, 62 Mile Bike, 7am; 5K Run & 1 Mile Tribute Walk, 9am. Info: (901)683-0055, Sept. 17, Huntsville, AL - Swim Hobbs Island, 1 mi., 2 mi. & 5 mi. Open Water Swim; 8:30am. Info: Sept. 17, New Smyrna Beach, FL - Firefighter Triathlon, S-200 yds., Fat Tire Bike Beach Ride-5 mi., Beach Run-2 mi.; 9am/1st wave. Info: Swayne Parsons (386)944-7718 (o), (386)882-7422 (c), Sept. 17, Browns Summit, NC - North Carolina State Triathlon Championship, S-800m, B-18 mi., R-5K; 8:15am; Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Conference, S-750m, B-12.4 mi., R-5K, 2pm/Men & 5pm/Women. Info: Sept. 17, Greenville, NC - Splash & Dash Kid’s Triathlon, 2pm. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Sept. 17, Huntersville, NC - Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon, S-250 yd., B-9 mi., R-2 mi.; 8am. Info: Sept. 17, Knightdale, NC - Rex Wellness Sprint Triathlon Knightdale, S-250yd. (pool), B-12 mi., R-2 mi.; 7:30am. Info: (919)376-9441, Sept. 17, Collierville, TN - Memphis Thunder Racing Kids Triathlon, Ages 7-10: S-100yd., B-5K, R-1K; Ages 11-15: S-200yd., B-10K, R-2K; 2pm. Info: Lesley Brainard (901)219-3998, Sept. 17, Oak Ridge, TN - Anchor Splash Oak Ridge “The Big Chill” Tri: S-750m, B-14 mi., R-4 mi.; Du: B-14 mi., R-4 mi. Info: Martin Coleman (865)250-3618, Sept. 22-24, Abingdon, VA - App(ugh)lachian Race Series: Muster Grounds, Road Bike-4 mi., Trail Run-12 mi.; 10am/Saturday, 9am/Sunday. Info: Race Director -, Sept. 23, Mountain Pine, AR - Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon, Trail Run-5+ Mile, Kayak-3 mi.; 9am. Info: Tony Jenkins (501)8152383, Sept. 23, North Little Rock, AR - Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour, 7am. Info: (501)603-0113, Sept. 23, Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Youth Triathlon 7.03 Series - Race 3, Ages 5-15, 4pm. Info: Matt Clancey (336)5438771, Sept. 23-24, Spotsylvania, VA - Giant Acorn Triathlon Festival, International (9/23): S-1500m, B-42K, R-10K, 8am; Sprint (9/24): S750m, B-15.5 mi., R-5K, 9am. Info: Sept. 24, Cary, NC - Tar Heal Youth Triathlon NW Cary, 6-10yr. S-100yd., B-2 mi., R-1K; 11-15 yr.: S-200yd., B-4 mi., R-2K; 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Crystal River, FL - Crystal River Triathlon Series Sprint #3, Tri: S-1/4 mi., B-15 mi., R-3 mi.; Du: R-2 mi., B-15 mi., R-3 mi.; 7:30am. Info: DRC Sports (352)637-2475, Sept. 30, Snow Hill, MD - Osprey Sprint Triathlon, S-.5 mi., B15.2 mi., R-3.1 mi.; 9am. Info: Sept. 30, Vicksburg, MS - Bricks and Spokes Bicycle Ride, 10, 20, 30, 50 & 62 Mile Rides; 8am. Info: Kim Hopkins (601)634-4527, Sept. 30-Oct. 7, Durham, NC - Cycle NC Mountains to Coast. Info: Sept. 30, Sims, NC - Battle at Buckhorn Sprint Triathlon, S750m, B-17 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: (919)376-9441, Sept. 30, Winterville, NC - Paddle Skedaddle Aquathlon, Paddling-200yds. (of water), Run-3.1 mi.; 8am. Info: James Orr (252)902-9712, Oct. 1, Youngsville, LA - Sugarman Triathon, S-500m, B-15 mi., R-5K; 8am. Info: Scott Schilling (337)781-9416, Oct. 7, Malvern, AR - Ouachita River Challenge, Kayak-5 mi., B20K, R-5K; 10am. Info: Tony Jenkins (501)815-2383, Oct. 7, Kingston, TN - The Harpeth Hustle Triathlon, Canoe or Kayak-7 mi., R-3 mi., B-11 mi.; 9am. Info: Oct. 13, Summerville, SC - She Tris Aquathlon (all women swim/run), 7:30am. Info: Oct. 14, Lafayette, LA - Tour des Atakapas Run @ Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, Timed Runs - 3, 5 or 7 Miles; Duathlon Run-1.5 mi., Paddle-2 mi., Run-1.5 mi.; 8:30am. Info: Scott Schilling (337)781-9416, Oct. 14, Hattiesburg, MS - Hub City Hustle Triathlon, S-1/3 mi., B-20 mi., R-4 mi.; 8am. Info: Oct. 21, New Albany, MS - Pedaling For Hope On The Tanglefoot Trail, 25 mi., 50 mi., & 100K; 8am. Info: Robby Parman (662)842-1891, Oct. 22, Miami, FL - City Bikes IRONMAN® 70.3 Miami, S-1.2 mi., B-56 mi., R-13.1 mi.; 7:25am. 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MARATHON Aug. 6, Cookeville, TN - Blister in the Sun Marathon, 7am. Info: Aug. 26, Charleston, SC - Dirt Dash Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 10K & 5K, 8:30am. Info: Sept. 3, Tupelo, MS - Tupelo Marathon & 13.1 Miler, 5am. Info: Sept. 9, Millsboro, VA - Odyssey Trail Running Rampage, 7am/40 mi., 8:30am/Marathon, 10am/Half Marathon, 11:30am/6 Miler. Info: (540)444-4422, Sept. 10, Bartlett, TN - Stanky Creek 50K & Marathon, 7am; 25K & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 16, Washington, DC - Abebe Bikila Day International Peace Marathon & Half Marathon, 9am/Competitive; 7am/8amNon Competitive Start. Info: Jay Jacob Wind (703)927-4833, Sept. 20, Cumberland, MD - Brush Tunnel Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 21, Frostburg, MD - GAP Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Sept. 23, Keyser, WV - Barnum Rail Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Sept. 24, Chatsworth, GA - Mystery Mountain Marathon & 12 Miler, 8am. Info: Sept. 24, Cumberland, MD - Cumberland C&O Towpath Marathon, 7:30am; Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Sept. 30, Jonesboro, AR - Heart & Sole Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 6:30am. Info: (870)931-4044, Sept. 30, Shepherdstown, WV - Freedom’s Run, Marathon 7:30am; Half Marathon 8:3am; 10K 8:50am; 5K 9am; 1 Mile Kids FR 11am. Info: Oct. 1, Nashville, TN - Greenway Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am. Info: Tomas de Paulis (615)390-6977, Oct. 7-8, Key West, FL - Southernmost Marathon, 5:30am & Half Marathon, 5:45pm (on 10/7); 10K & 5K, 7:30am (on 10/8). Info: (954)213-6699, Oct. 14, Booneville, AR - Arkansas Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Walk/Run. Info: (479)675-2666, Oct. 14, Greensboro, NC - The Cannonball. Greensboro’s Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: (336)7934311, Oct. 15, Chattanoooga, TN - 7 Bridges Marathon & Relay, 7am; 4 Bridges Half Marathon, 7:30am; 2 Bridges 5K, 7:45am. Info: Oct. 21, Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Running Festival, 7:30am/ 5K, 8am/Marathon & Relay, 9:45am/Half Marathon; 9:20am/ Kid’s FR. Info: (410)605-9381, Oct. 21, Hollister, NC - Medoc Trail Races, 5K 10 Mile & 26.2 Miles; 8:30am. Info: Rocky Mount Endurance Club Oct. 22, Apalachicola Bay, FL - Running For The Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra 50K, 10K & 5K; 7:15am. Info: Mark Henderson - Oct. 22, Washington, DC - Marine Corps Marathon, 7:55am; 10K, 9:15am. Info: (800)786-8762, Oct. 28, Mableton, GA - Silver Comet Marathon & Half Marathon. Info: (404)422-2195, Oct. 28, Morganton, NC - Peak to Creek Marathon, 8am. Info: David & Rhonda Lee (828)432-6664, Oct. 28, Greenville, SC - Spinx Runfest, Marathon 7:30am; Half Marathon 8am; 10K 8:10am; 5K 8:30am; Kids Run 8:35am. Info: Ed Hughes (864)419-6788, Oct. 28, Charlottesville, VA - Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon, 6:30am. Info: Nov. 4, Wynne, AR - Midsouth Championship Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Ethan T. Cook (870)208-6523,

Nov. 4-5, Savannah, GA - Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am (on 11/4); 5K, 1pm (on 11/5); 1 Mile, 2:30pm (on 11/5). Info: Competitor Group (858)450-6510, (800)311-1255, See Ad page 28. Nov. 5, Fort Myers, FL - Fort Myers Marathon & Half Marathon, 6:30am; 5 Miler, 7am; 5K, 7:05am. Info: (239)653-7704, Nov. 5, Bowling Green, KY - bg26.2 & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Lilly Riherd (270)791-2346, Nov. 5, Raleigh, NC - BCBSNC City of Oaks Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay & 10K, 7am; 5K, 7:20am; Kids’ Mile, 7:30am. Info: (919)396-5968,

Running Journal • August, 2017 Nov. 5, Huntington, WV - Marshall University/St. Marys Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am; 5K, 7:15am. Info: Nov. 10, Springfield, VA - Cross Country Trail Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Nov. 11, Fort Oglethorpe, GA - Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon & Half Marathon, 7:30am (est); 5K, 8am; Jr. Marathon 12pm. Info: Jenni Berz (423)842-6265, Nov. 11, Charlotte, NC - Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, Relay & Half Marathon, 7:30am; 5K, 7:45am. Info: Nov. 11, Richmond, VA - Anthem Richmond Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K; 7am. Info: Race Director (804)285-9495, Nov. 11-12, Kitty Hawk to Manteo, NC - TowneBank Outerbanks Marathon & Half Marathon (11/12), 7am; 11/11: 8K, 8:45am; 5K, 9:30am; Diaper Dash, 11:45am. Info: Nov. 12, Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Subway Kids FR; 6:30am. Info: Jason Libbert (850)434-2800, Nov. 12, Washington, DC - C&O Canal Towpath Marathon, 7:30am; Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Nov. 18, Cotter, AR - White River Marathon for Kenya & Half Marathon, 5K Run/Walk; 7am. Info: Nov. 18, Columbus, GA - Soldier Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Relay Marathon; Wheelchair Div. Half Marathon & 5K; 8am. Info: Cecil Cheves, Nov. 18, Meridian, MS - Magnolia Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Bobbie Earley (601)917-6602, Tim Irvine (601)938-9873, Nov. 19, Lithia, FL - The X-Country Marathon & 30K, 7:30am; Half Marathon, 8am; 5K, 8:30am. Info: (813)232-5200, Nov. 19, Nashville, TN - Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon, 8am. Info: Trent Rosenbloom (615)356-7277, Nov. 25, Stennis Space Center, MS - Mississippi Coast Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, 8am. Info: (228)380-7037, Nov. 26, Cocoa, FL - Space Coast Marathon & Marathon Relay, 6:30am/Marathon, 7:15am/Relay; $105/Marathon, $95/Relay 4/1-9/ 30; $110/Marathon, $105/Relay 10/1-11/25. Info: Running Zone Foundation, 430 Delannoy Ave., Cocoa, FL 32922; Christa Mudd (321)751-8890,, Dec. 2, Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am. Info: Craig S. Watson (225)292-3800, Dec. 2, Memphis, TN - St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am; 10K 7:30am; 5K 9am; Wheelchair start 5 minutes before each event; Kids Marathon 1:30pm. Info: Erin Martin (800)565-5112, Dec. 3, West Palm Beach, FL - The FitTeam Palm Beaches Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay, 6:30am; 5K, 6:45am. Info:

Dec. 9, Huntsville, AL - Rocket City Marathon, 7am; $90 postmarked thru Sept.; $100 thereafter or (online only through 12/1). Info: Dink & Suzanne Taylor (256)650-7063,, See Ad page 15. Dec. 9-10, Pass Christian, MS - Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am (12/10); 5K, 8am (12/9); 1.2 Mile Kids Marathon, 9:30am (12/9). Info: (888)786-2001, Dec. 9, Kiawah Island, SC - Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon & Half Marathon, 8am. Info: Dec. 16, Little Rock, AR - Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon, 7am. Info: Dec. 16, Jacksonville, FL - Ameris Bank Jacksonville Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K 7am. Info: 1st Place Sports (904)731-1900,

ULTRAS Aug. 4, Bristol, TN - Holston River Endurance Challenge, 100 mi., 24, & 36 hr. events, 8pm; 6 hr. & 12 hr. events, 8pm or 8am. Info: Aug. 5, Shelbyville, KY - 24-Hour Run For Dreams, 24-Hour 8am; 12-Hour 8pm. Info: Tommie Kendall (502)216-0378, Aug. 5, King George, VA - Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50K, 6:30am. Info: (540)310-4803, Aug. 5, Ona, WV - Kanawha Trace 50K, 25K & 10K Trail Run; 50K 7:30am; 25K & 10K 9:30am. Info: Aug. 11-12, Bruceton Mills, WV - Ragnar Trail Appalachians-WV, Presented by Salomon, 120 Mile Relay; 9am; $130, deadline 7/13/17. Info: Customer Service (801)499-5024,, event-detail/trail/appalachians_wv?utm_source=running% 20journal&utm_m edium=calendar&utm_campaign=mdm%20appala chians%202017&utm_content=march%202017 Aug. 19, Wallingford, KY - Hot Hot Hundred, 100K Relay/10K Individual Trail Races; 100K (2 to 5 runners); 8am. Info: Sept. 2, Damascus, VA - Iron Mountain Trail Run, 50 Miler 7am; 30 Miler 7:30am; 16 Miler 8am. Info: Sept. 8-9, Asheville, NC - Blue Ridge Relay 200+ Miles, 6:30am. Info: Ken Sevensky (336)877-8888, Sept. 9, Millsboro, VA - Odyssey Trail Running Rampage, 7am/40 mi., 8:30am/Marathon, 10am/Half Marathon, 11:30am/6 Miler. Info: Odyssey Adventure Racing (540)444-4422, Sept. 10, Blue Ridge, GA - Tortoise and the Hare 50K Ultra, 7am. Info: Toni (678)400-9050,

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2013 Big headline shows have graced Savannah’s stage, but no one stands out more than Jackal who took a chainsaw to a chair in true rock ‘n’ roll style!

1998 The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon took place in San Diego, forever changing the sport of running.

2001 We finished on the oceanfront at the first ever destination half marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach.

2015 The Military Challenge in Virginia Beach is introduced and receives the largest turnout across the series with 4,500 participants.

2010 Since its inauguration, Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah is the only event in the series where river boat ferry is the preferred mode of transporation to the Health & Fitness Expo.




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